Pimpri Chinchwad Education Trust (P.C.E.T) was established in the year 1990 by renowned Philanthropist and social activist Late Shri S. B. Patil with a mission to serve the society, industry & stakeholders through value added quality education from Nursery to Doctoral studies. The trust is committed to its mission by Creating, Communicating, Preserving and Applying Knowledge, Art and Academic Values. PCET has expanded in a relatively short span of time to include 9 institutions offering 11 diverse academic programs at the school, diploma, bachelor, Masters and PhD level.
More than 45000 students have passed out since the inception. There are currently about 14,500 students enrolled at the University with academic instructions delivered by 650 plus faculty members having diverse international experience and renowned stature. The trust attracts talented students from different backgrounds. It is a melting pot of diverse cultures. The major objective of the trust is to inspire a culture of curiosity and create an environment with the best state-of the art facilities in the pursuit of academic excellence. The trust aspires to be the centre of exemplary research and be at par with some of the best institutions in the country. The decisions of the trust are guided by the integrity of best expertise and what is good for the advancement of learning, education and research.
PCET is highly ranked not only in Pune but all over Maharashtra. S.B.Patil Institute of Management was established with an effort to strengthen and fulfill the need of management education in Pune. The trust plans to continue this by offering a comprehensive and multi-disciplinary PGDM programme that is recognized by the All India Council for Technical Education [AICTE]. The programme will enjoy considerable infrastructure for learning and research and manage to attract renowned faculty with academic heft. Pune Business School (PBS) will decidedly be international in outlook and vision and in the composition of their student and faculty population. PCET has a long-term association and has signed MOU’s/co-operation agreements /strategic alliances with (number) leading academic institutions. These alliances have helped in strengthening the agreements to ensure that the students’ education needs meet the highest international standards.
The campus provides spacious facilities that include rich libraries, state-of-the-art IT infrastructure, multimedia study halls, advanced scientific and research laboratories and computing labs, student centers with access to a cafe, mess facilities, canteen facility etc. There are also separate residential areas for male and female students. PCET's gives prominence to offering excellent education and this unrelenting pursuit for excellence has earned it a lot of respect among other trusts in the area. Harboring a diverse cultural mix, extensive academic programs and elegant campus settings are but a few of the remarkable characteristics of the PCET trust.