New Delhi; April 11, 2011: With rapid advancements in the field of Information Technology (IT) & it’s every increasing usage, proper disposal of electronic waste has emerged as a topic of concern. To bring this issue into limelight and sensitize the budding engineers about environmentally sustainable computing, a seminar on ‘Green IT’ was organized today by the Department of Computer Engineering of Delhi Technological University (DTU), in association with Tata Consultancy Services (TCS).
Green computing or Green IT refers to environmentally sustainable computing or IT. In Wikipedia, green computing has been defined as "the study and practice of designing, manufacturing, using, and disposing of computers, servers, and associated subsystems — such as monitors, printers, storage devices, and networking and communications systems — efficiently and effectively with minimal or no impact on the environment." The goals of green computing are to reduce the use of hazardous materials, maximize energy efficiency during the product's lifetime, and promote the recyclability and biodegradability of defunct products and factory waste.
Speaking on the occasion, Prof. P. B. Sharma, Vice Chancellor, DTU, said, “We require Green IT, energy efficient computers and environmental friendly technologies, but more than that we require Green managers, who consciously work towards increasing the efficiency while reducing the e-waste.” Calling TCS a valued partner, he added, “Our association with world-class organizations like TCS, in conducting various academic activities, for instance this seminar enables us to prepare our students for the challenges of the profession.” The seminar was addressed by Mr. Rajit Sikka and Mr. Sauquat Hussain from TCS. Mr. Hussain made a presentation on ‘Green IT- an approach to Green Data Centres’ at the seminar. The ‘TCS Best Student Award’ was conferred on Mr. Nikhil Jindal, a final year student of B.Tech. Computer Engineering, DTU by the Vice Chancellor, on the occasion. The award comprised of a Gold medal, certificate and cash prize of Rs 10,000.
The seminar was attended by Prof. Daya Gupta, HoD, Computer Engineering Department, DTU, Prof. S.K. Garg, HoD, Delhi School of Management, DTU, Dr. Ruchika Malhotra, Seminar Coordinator, faculty members and students of Computer Engineering Department.