PETC is a Department of Gauhati University that holds coaching courses for competitive examinations like IAS, ACS, NET, Bank PO etc. The courses which are funded by central govt. organisations for special categories like SC, ST etc. are virtually free. The fees to be paid by general category candidates are also nominal. The PETC offers a rich collection of books, audio-visual teaching aids, free photocopy facilities, and above all, the best resource persons for competitive exams in the entire region.