Our Pimpri-Chinchwad Educational Trust (PCET) was established in 1990 by Late Shri S.B. Patil, with a vision to provide value added educational platform to society in multiple dimensions right from Nursery to Doctoral programs in all professional streams. The establishment of the trust has acted as a catalyst in accelerating this growth of the twin city, through imparting quality education to the younger generations. I thank all the trustee members of the Pimpri-Chinchwad Educational Trust (PCET) for their constant motivation and guidance
The Campus is ideally located near the Akurdi railway station and appropriately connects the other transport nodes, making commuting easy. The campus is having various departments such as Engineering, Management, Computer Applications, School education along with the Architectural department with up to date infrastructure and facilities.
We were was happy to put into place a smooth opening of a New Architecture College Building which offers state of the art learning facilities to the students such as lecture halls, studio rooms, library, auditorium, material museum, arts and crafts room, construction yard, computer lab, climatology lab and workshop that go in hand with the teaching principle of knowledge beyond books. The under-graduate architectural course offered is affiliated by Savitribai Phule Pune University; working under the approval of Council of Architecture (COA), New Delhi and guidelines of the Directorate of Technical Education (DTE), Government of Maharashtra.
Our focus is not only to impart book knowledge but also develop technically sound professionals who will function as Entrepreneurial Individuals. The college is having faculty with expertise in Sustainable Architecture, Environmental Design, Construction Management, Product Design, Urban Design, Town and Country Planning, Landscape Design and Digital Architecture. The teachers strive to provide quality education by making the students aware of the latest building technology, exposure to innovative designs and use of up-to date software’s. In order to make the students future ready we are developing an intellectually stimulating environment in the college by organizing seminars and lectures of experts on topics related to their course as well as prevailing issues such as Water crisis, Global warming and Disaster Management.
The students have a good vertical interaction with their co-students and show equal energy in extracurricular activities such as sports, quiz, architectural student competitions, exhibition, cultural activities and National Association of students of architecture events (NASA).
I consider Life to be larger than just Architecture and hence look at failures as stepping stones to success. I foresee my students as successful Architects, Entrepreneurs, Good human beings and Leaders working their way up to the top and leaving their mark globally. Lastly I would like to quote that ‘Most great people have attained their greatest success just one step beyond their greatest failure, so don’t let failure make you believe that you can’t do something, keep trying and you will realize that even sky is not the limit’.
Dr. Mahendra H. Sonawane