PRAGATI ENGINEERING COLLEGE  (PEC) is an autonomous engineering college established in the year 2001 as the flagship institution under the aegis of Gayatri Educational Society by Dr.Paruchuri Krishna Rao with a vision to provide qualitative technical education accessible and affordable to aspiring students. The college offers 09 undergraduate and 04 postgraduate programmes with a strength of 4857 students. Pragati Engineering College is approved by the All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) and recognized by University Grants Commission (UGC). PEC College is accredited by National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC) with an ‘A’ grade. The National Board of Accreditation (NBA) has accredited the departments of Computer Science and Engineering, Electrical and Electronics Engineering, Electronics and Communication Engineering, Mechanical Engineeringand Information Technology. Pragati Engineering College is permanently affiliated to JNTUK, Kakinada. The campus is spread over a lush green area of 25.2 acres.

Pragati Engineering College focuses on imparting skills on cutting–edge technologies and shaping the students into disciplined young citizens of good character and emphasizes practical experience so as to enable them to secure employment in industry and thereby become entrepreneurs. The courses are so structured, leading to linear growth and progressive insight into the engineering subjects as well as training in soft skills. Since its inception in 2001, in its quest to offer quality education, the college has become a temple of knowledge and produced hundreds of eminent and skilled engineers, who are successful in their careers, serving all over the world. The college has taken rapid strides and shown enormous growth on all fronts and earned a place in the list of the best engineering colleges in the state of Andhra Pradesh.

Pragati Engineering College maintains high standards of education by providing a wide array of top-notch academic facilities and employing highly qualified and experienced faculty members. The college has created a resourceful and inspiring academic ambience and outstanding infrastructure that promotes quality education. The college houses separate blocks for each department and also has a central library with an e-learning facility. This infrastructure acts as a facilitator for the effective delivery of the curriculum. The college provides separate houses for Arts, NSS, NCC, Sports and Games, and co-curricular and extra-curricular clubs