The college is an autonomous institution funded by Government of Puducherry and is affiliated to Pondicherry University which is a Central University of Government of India. The college is situated on East Coast Road facing Bay of Bengal at about 12 km north of Puducherry. PEC is an AICTE recognized Minor QIP Centre for doing M. Tech and Ph. D. It is also an AICTE recognized research institute offering National Doctoral Fellowship for doing Ph. D. The college is also receiving funds from AICTE, DST, MNRE, etc. of Government of India, through several projects undertaken by the faculty. More information about the college is available at www.pec.edu.