Situated on East Coast Road in Pondicherry, South India, with the strength of over 2000 students and sponsored by the Union Territory of Pondicherry, one could find the vast educational institution known as Pondicherry Engineering College (or PEC). The college was started in 1984 under the VII Five Year Plan. It is an autonomous institution for the purposes of administration, staff recruitment and College development and is managed by a Board of Governors.
It is the only college which offers off shore structure course in civil engineering. The Pondicherry Engineering College was ranked the 9th best college in south India. The 240 acres (0.97 km2) of the college campus has departmental buildings, an auditorium, library, hostels, students’ amenities Centre, open-air theatre, and residential quarters for staff well-laid out with roads, lawns and gardens. The department has its own students’ council organizing various conferences, workshops and seminars on the cutting-edge technologies to provide the students with a unique opportunity to keep in touch with the latest trends in the domain. Revelation and Intronix are two of the many festivals organized by the students association. Marakriti is a well-known robotics club in campus.