Research is an integral part of the activities of Chandigarh College of Engineering and Technology. The Institute conducts researches within its academic programmes under all the departments and the academic centres. Its faculty members also conduct research projects sponsored by various government agencies and companies. The aims of theses sponsored researches are varied starting from the advancement of theoretical knowledge to development of new technology to solve practical problems. Sponsored research in the Institute has contributed in terms of development in knowledge and technology. It has also helped to bring the academia closer to the industry. In addition, it has added to the infrastructure of the Institute through acquisition of modern equipment for the research projects. The research projects have also acted as the training ground for the young post-graduates just out of the universities. The Research and Development Office is the wing of the Institute which facilitates, channelizes, records, and regulates as per the Institute rules all the sponsored research projects and consultancy works in the Institute. The Research and Development Section is administered by the Dean of Research and Development.
CCET Chandigarh thrives to be at the frontline of research in the specialized areas of its departments and centres in addition to excelling in its academic services. It has been receiving increasing numbers of sponsored R&D projects from Govt. of India departments and agencies, national and multinational corporations, and international research centres, delivering findings to the satisfaction of the sponsors. Grants received under these projects have helped to further strengthen the research infrastructure of the Institute. As a spinoff, a large number of youths have been trained in research through engagement in temporary research positions in these projects.