Delhi: July 1, 2010: Delhi Technological University (DTU), formerly Delhi College of Engineering, today completes one year of being upgraded into a Technological University. The Delhi Act 6 of 2009 Bill was passed on July 1, 2009 by Delhi Legislative Assembly, according University status to the 68 year old Delhi College of Engineering. A meeting was organized today at the DTU campus to recap the important achievements of the year 2009-10 as well chart out the future course of action for the University. The meeting was attended by Deans, Head of the Departments, Faculty members and senior officers of the University.
In his presentation, Prof. P.B. Sharma, Vice Chancellor, DTU provided a glimpse of important activities and achievements of DTU during last one year. He was pleased to inform that DTU/ DCE has been ranked highly by all the prominent surveys of Engineering Institutions in the Country including ZEE News-DNA (which places DTU/DCE among top ten engineering institutions), Outlook-MDRA (which has accorded ninth position to DTU, among ‘Top 50 Engineering Institutions), India Today (where ranking of DTU has gone up from 15th last year to 13th this year), and HT-C-Fore (which has also placed DTU at 13th position this year, while ranking DTU at 6th position for placements), among others.
The Vice Chancellor also shared that the University has achieved remarkable placements in 2009-10 academic session. Almost 683 job offers have been made to approx. 460 eligible candidates, which implies that several students got multiple job offers. About 138 companies visited DTU for recruitments in this year including leading MNCs like Microsoft, IBM, Coca Cola, Bank of America, Mckinsey, Cisco, McAfee and Deloitte apart from India’s reputed industries like TCS, Maruti Udyog Ltd., L&T, Ashok Leyland, Hero Honda, Airtel, Tata Motors and PSU’s like NTPC, IOCL, EIL, GAIL and BHEL, to mention some.
Prof. Sharma also spoke about his long-term vision for the University and plans for the upcoming academic session at the meeting. “We are starting three new M.Tech courses in Digital Design & Signal Processing, Geotechnical Engineering and Bioinformatics from August 2010 academic session. Faculty selections are also underway and we are hopeful of having around 90 more lecturers in the forthcoming session. We have also started working towards introducing integrated five-year B.Tech-M.Tech. courses and Dual Degree programmes (B.Tech+MBA) from 2011-12 academic session,” he informed.
DTU is also gearing towards becoming a self-sustaining, Green campus. According to Prof. Sharma, “The master plan of University campus has been revisited to focus on green energy technologies, green building architecture, a vehicle free academic zone and waste water recycling. A major thrust on bio-fuel and solar power to meet one-third of campus electricity requirement are in offing. DTU has already has 110 solar street lights and solar water geysers and soon 1MW solar photovoltaic will be installed at DTU, making it the first major solar powered campus. A 20,000 litres capacity waste water recycling plant is also under completion within the DTU campus.”
A Lecture Theatre Complex and Academic Blocks housing biotech, IT, computer engineering, VLSI Design Centre, CAD and CFD Design centres, Technology Incubation Unit, Patent Facilitating Unit and a Knowledge Technological Centre, besides an Enterprise Hub are also planned to be constructed during 2010-12.
In his closing remarks, the Vice Chancellor said, “With its academic, research and innovations aligned towards creating the power of science and its integration with the might of technology, the DTU, as a technological university is poised to lead the nation in Science and Technology Education, Research and Innovation.”
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