Pondicherry Engineering College (PEC), an autonomous institution started in the academic year 1985-86 is promoted and fully funded by the Government of Puducherry. It is upgraded to Technological University status w.e.f September 5th, 2020. It now offers 9 undergraduate, 13 post graduate courses, and PhD programmes in all branches of Engineering and basic Sciences. The college has been granted funds by NPIU under TEQIP Phases II& III. PEC is ranked 122 in Engineering Category by NIRF India Rankings 2020. PEC is one of the QIP minor research centres in India. The college is situated at Pillaichavady, about 12 Km from Puducherry town and about 150 Km from Chennai along the scenic beauty East Coast Road (ECR) on the shores of the Bay of Bengal.
The Department of Computer Science and Engineering was established in the year 1985. The Department offers B.Tech (CSE), Master of Computer Applications (MCA) and two M.Tech programmes with specializations on Information Security and Data Science. It also offers full time and part time Ph.D programme including QIP and Atal Doctoral Fellowship (ADF). The department has a total of 23 full-time faculty members with all of them possessing highest educational qualification of Doctor of Philosophy.