Engineering departments are formed from University College of Engineering during September 2013. University College of Engineering (UCoE) at Punjabi University Campus, Patiala came into existence in the year 2003. About its existence, the senior faculty of the University, technical experts and the Vice-Chancellor seriously deliberated upon the need of quality education in the field of Engineering and Technology in the state of Punjab. Punjabi University has already shown a remarkable growth and excellence in the various fields over the last 48 years. The increasing need of technical education was kept in view and University decided to use its potential for enriching the aspiring students with quality technical education in the state of Punjab. There has been tremendous faith that have in promising growth and the capability the people of Punjab of Punjabi University, Patiala. The University, on its part, has drawn up a master plan to be executed in three phases to provide technical education in the basic and specialized fields in the times to come. Initially, three branches of B.Tech. (CE, ECE, ME) degree had been offered in the first phase. While the second phase, regular M.Tech. (CE, ECE, ME) with 30 seats in each courses have been started from year 2009. In third phase (year 2011), B.Tech. Civil Engineering with (180 seats) and Part time M.Tech. (CE, ECE, ME) with 60 seats in each branch were introduced. In addition, 30 seats have also been enhanced in each of the regular M.Tech. (CE, ECE, ME) programmes.
The Computer Engineering Department has been established with the objective of imparting quality technical education at undergraduate and postgraduate levels and has earned reputation in North India. The four year UG Program in Computer Engineering aspires to endow students with engineering knowledge and practical experience for building a robust foundation in various aspects. Providing the content and the context, the department opens a wide window for the students to seize the fleeting opportunities in the industry. In addition to classroom teaching, the students are exposed to technical seminars and workshops, invited talks from reputed industry experts and soft skills development programs. The department is equipped with excellent infrastructure and various state-of-the art laboratories. The laboratories possess latest equipment, instruments and software packages. Aesthetically designed academic area, cafeteria etc. in a clean and green ambience provide a very conducive environment for academics. The main strength of the department is the dedicated band of qualified faculty members, offering a harmonious blend of industrial and academic experience. The department boasts of its intellect with 12 doctorate faculty members, while the remaining faculty members are pursuing their Ph.D. degree. Punjabi University is NAAC 'A' grade accredited by the University Grants Commission.
The Department offers courses of Bachelor of Technology and Masters in Technology in Computer Science Engineering. The curriculum of the course is regularly upgraded to conform to the latest development in the field to cater to the rapidly growing needs of Information Technology industry. Consequently, the product of this course is well sought by the Industry. In our department, a team of highly experienced faculty members guide the students of this programme to make them responsible and highly knowledgeable computer professionals for facing the day by day increasing challenges of the Information Technology industry.
To be best among the departments in Computer Science and Engineering and to benefit the society globally by producing world class engineers, researchers with excellent analytical, logical, communication skills and with ability to work in every type of environment
To establish as a Centre of Excellence in Technical Education and to produce well qualified under graduates, post graduates and researchers in the field of Computer Science & Engineering.
More than 60% of the students are placed every year in the following companies.