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Delhi Technological University
DTU, Delhi official logo.png
Motto in English Work is Worship
Established 1941 (1941) as Delhi Polytechnic
Type Public
Religious affiliation Secular
Chancellor Najeeb Jung
Vice-Chancellor P. B. Sharma
Academic staff 150
Students 8300 approximately
Undergraduates 6200 (full-time), 200 (part-time)
Postgraduates 1800 (full-time), 60 (part-time)
Doctoral students 50
Location Shahbad Daulatpur, Delhi, India
28°44′59.81″N 77°7′1.30″E / 28.7499472°N 77.1170278°E / 28.7499472; 77.1170278Coordinates: 28°44′59.81″N 77°7′1.30″E / 28.7499472°N 77.1170278°E / 28.7499472; 77.1170278
Campus Urban
163.9 acres (66.3 ha)
Former names Delhi College of Engineering, Delhi Polytechnic
Colours Brown and White         
Nickname DTU, DCE , DELTECH
Website www.dce.edu
www.dsm.dce.edu
www.dtuadmissions.nic.in

Delhi Technological University (DTU), formerly known as Delhi College of Engineering (DCE), is a government university located in New Delhi, India. It is one of the oldest Engineering Colleges of India & first Engineering College of Delhi. It was established in 1941 as Delhi Polytechnic, and was under the control of the Government of India.The college has been under the government of the National Capital Territory of Delhi since 1963 and was affiliated to the University of Delhi from 1952 to 2009.In 2009 the college was given a state university status thus changing its name to Delhi Technological University.[1]

It offers courses towards Bachelor of Engineering (B.E.), Bachelor of Technology (B.Tech), Master of Engineering (M.E.), Master of Science (M.Sc.), Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) and Master of Business Administration (M.B.A) and contains 14 academic departments with a strong emphasis on scientific and technological education and research.

History[edit]

Delhi Polytechnic[edit]

The seeds of Delhi Polytechnic were sowed by Wood and Abott Committee of 1938. It was Established as Delhi Polytechnic in 1941, the technical school was created to cater to the demands of Indian industries. At that time the Delhi Polytechnic offered courses in Arts, Architecture, Commerce, Engineering, Applied Science and Textiles. The National Diploma awarded by the Delhi Polytechnic was considered equivalent to B.E. Degree by the then UPSC.

Delhi College of Engineering[edit]

In 1962, after the administration of Delhi Polytechnic was taken over from Ministry of Education, India, to Delhi State, it was renamed as "Delhi College of Engineering" in 1965. Thence various departments offering courses in different disciplines separated to form institutes addressing specific areas. The Department of Arts became College of Arts and the Department of Commerce and Business Administration further divided into several institutes of Commerce and Secretarial Practices.[2] Delhi College of Engineering, (initially established with the name – Delhi Polytechnic) came into existence in the year 1941 to cater the needs of Indian industries for trained technical manpower with practical experience and sound theoretical knowledge. The institution was set up at historic Kashmere Gate campus as a follow up of the Wood and Abott Committee of 1938. It was a multi disciplinary and multi level institution offering wide ranging programmes in engineering, technology, arts and sculpture, architecture, pharmacy and commerce. The national diploma awarded by the institution was recognized as equivalent to degree level for the purposes of employment. In 1952 the college was affiliated with University of Delhi and started formal Degree level Programmes. The department of Architecture later became the School of Planning and Architecture, now a Deemed University and Institution of National importance. The department of Arts and Sculpture became College of Arts and the departments of Chemical Technology and Textile Technology were shifted out en-block to mark beginning of the IIT Delhi at its new campus at Hauz Khas. The department of commerce was later abolished and the faculty of management studies of the University of Delhi was established by Prof. A Das Gupta, of DCE. Delhi College of Engineering is thus the mother institution of a number of national projects including IIT Delhi, School of Planning and Architecture, College of Art, Delhi and even the famous Faculty of Management Studies, University of Delhi.[3]

Subsequently, Bachelor of Engineering courses in Civil, Electrical, Electronics and Mechanical Engineering were started. Delhi Assembly passed a bill on 1 July 2009 paving way for upgradation of Delhi College of Engineering to Delhi Technological University. New BE programmes in software engineering, automobile engineering, electrical and electronics engineering and engineering physics are introduced. Courses on bio-technology, nano-technology, bio-informatics, computational mathematics and MBA in knowledge and technology management and information systems management also introduced.[4]

Highlights of the last two decades have been the introduction of the CEE Entrance test, moving of the campus to a large 164 acres (0.7 km2) near Bawana Road in Northern Delhi, and a shift of focus of students and faculty towards research and development[5]

Delhi Technological University[edit]

In July 2009 DCE was upgraded to a state university and renamed Delhi Technological University, through the Delhi Technological University Bill, 2009.[6] P. B. Sharma was nominated as the university's first Vice Chancellor.[7] The move was met with student protests over the erosion of the DCE brand[8] which culminated to a face-off in March 2010, with the students boycotting the mid-semester exams,[9] and demanding reconsideration of the change and replacement of the VC.[10] However, the Chief Minister of Delhi, Sheila Dikshit informed the students that the change will not be reconsidered,[11] and by the end of March the protest dwindled down, with the students taking their exams.[12] In April 2010 Times City reported that the government will be willing to change the name to "DCE Technological University" (DCE TU),[13] however, as of October 2013 the university name remains unchanged.

Campus[edit]

Computer Center, Placement Block and Science Block

Delhi Technological University(Formerly Delhi College of Engineering) operated from the Kashmiri Gate campus in the heart of Old Delhi until 1989, when construction began at the New Campus at Bawana Road in May. Moving of operations from Kashmiri Gate to the new 164 acres campus at Bawana Road began in 1995, and the new campus formally started instruction for all four years of study starting 1999.

The new campus is a lush green campus well connected by road.[14] Facilities include a library, a computer center, a sports complex, eight boys' hostels, six girls' hostels, and a married couples' hostel. The campus has residential facilities for faculty and staff. The campus has an auditorium and an open air theater.

Admissions[edit]

The admission towards a full-time Bachelor of Engineering degree in DTU is through the JEE MAINS from 2013 conducted by the Central Board of Secondary Education. 85% of the seats are reserved for students who pass from schools in the National Capital Territory of Delhi or Delhi region. The remaining 15% seats are for candidates from outside the Delhi region and are admitted on the basis of All India merit Rank in JEE MAINS.[15] Prior to 2010 the admission to the 85% NCT seats were based on a Common Entrance Exam (CEE) which has now been scraped.[16]

Admission towards a postgraduate degree is based on performance in the Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering (GATE) qualifying exam, followed by an interview.[citation needed]

Admissions in MBA program are based on Common Admission Test (CAT) exam, followed by a group discussion and an interview

Academics[edit]

Courses are offered towards Bachelor of Technology (B.Tech.), Master of Technology (M.Tech.), Master of Science (M.Sc.), Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) and Master of Business Administration (M.B.A.).

Undergraduate programs[edit]

Courses in Nanotechnology, Optical Communications, and Software Engineering are part of the college's focus on industry specific research.[17]

Research[edit]

Students participate in projects such as design and development of a Formula SAE car, SAE Mini Baja,[18] Hybrid Car, solar car,[19] unmanned aerial vehicles,[20] innovative embedded devices appreciated worldwide[21][22][23] and setting up a plant for manufacturing Biodiesel.

[24] Pioneered by the Defianz Racing team participating in the Formula Student competition, many student teams collaborate with universities[1] from other countries and actively participate in international and national competitions.[25][26][27] The college also came up with the development of a Personalised Mover - Mitra,.[28] Delhi College of Engineering is one of the TIFAC COREs (Technology Information, Forecasting & Assessment Council's Centres Of Relevance & Excellence) in Fiber Optics and Optical Communication. Also, Students of Delhi College of Engineering have made it top-15 Worldwide slots in the Microsoft Imagine Cup 2007 and 2008[21][22][29][30]

The technical team, UAS-DTU has been exceptionally successful, designing and building a prototype UAV, the Aarush X-1 [31] with funding and mentorship from Lockheed Martin, USA. It also stood third in the AUVSI Student Unmanned Air System (SUAS) Competition,2012.[32] The team has developed several prototype UAVs and expands its UAV count each year.

The solar car team, DTU Solaris was the first solar electric vehicle team in the country to have developed a two seater passenger solar electric vehicle Arka "[33] in 2012. Its previous design - Avenir won the Most Economical Car Award in WSC 2011.

The campus at DCE has been proposed as one of the sites for the Delhi Government's plan of creating Delhi a Research and IT hub.[34] A Knowledge Park at DTU has been set up as part of better infrastructure for Delhi.[35]

DCE had been selected by Intel Technology Pvt. Ltd. to join Planet Lab Consortium that has the world's top universities and industrial research labs like Princeton University, University of Washington and NEC Labs as its members.[35]

DTU organises various events/conferences/seminars throughout the year so that students from other Engineering institutes/organisations can also get benefited. The SAE Collegiate chapter of DTU organises such various events. DTU recently organised a National level workshop on Automotive Engineering & Latest Technologies in association with ParaMek Technologies, New Delhi which was attended by more than 350 students from various colleges throughout the nation.

Scholarships and awards[edit]

Scholarships are available for students beginning their first year at the college, which are awarded on the basis of their performance in subjects.[1] Another award is given to two final year students on the basis of merit, sponsoring their tuition for the purpose of pursuing MBA at the Raj Soin College of Business, Wright State University.[1]

Rankings[edit]

DTU Consistently ranked as one of the top engineering colleges in India . The college has been ranked #9 by the Outlook India Best Engineering colleges 2013 and #1 in terms of placement,[36] #9 by the Outlook India Top Engineering Colleges of 2012[37] and #12 by the Dataquest India's Top Engineering Colleges 2011.[38] In the limited participation CSR-GHRDC Engineering Colleges Survey 2011 it was ranked #3.[39]

Student life and culture[edit]

Main entrance to the campus

The college organizes cultural and academic festivals. While the cultural festivals are a break from studies and comprise events such as music concerts and fashion shows, the academic festivals form a common platform for students and academicians across the country to meet and showcase research.

The cultural festival Engifest is held every year in February. Engifest plays host to a variety of events like star night, rock shows, plays, dances, drag shows and others. In the past Engifest has been celebrated by likes of Euphoria, Parikrama, and through performances by renowned artistes like Suraj Jagan, Hard Kaur, Shibani Kashyap, Mohit Chauhan etc.[40]

The college also has a variety of technical festivals celebrated in the same month by various departments. The events see participation from all corners of the nation. Innova fest is the annual technical festival of DCE organised by the Civil and Mechanical Department in association with ASME, SEM and SAE. TROIKA is the festival organised by the IEEE student's branch. The IEEE student's branch also established www.dcetech.com, a student resource portal, for the benefit of the engineering student community. The Department of Computer Engineering and the Computers Society of India(CSI) have their annual technical fest Phoenix. Renaissance is a technical fest organized by the IET student chapter of DCE. Tatva is an annual technical symposium organised by the Department of Polymer Science and Chemical Technology in association with SPE. KARYON is the annual tech-fest of DCE organised by Biotechnology department.

E-Summit is an event aimed to advocate entrepreneurship among students, with leadership lectures and panel discussions involving various stalwarts from the industry.[41] It is conducted by the Entrepreneurship Development Cell of DTU, generally in February.[42] Resonance is a collage of assorted literary and managerial events and serves as a stage for showcasing the talents of the students in fields other than science and engineering. Arena is the annual Sports Meet of the Delhi College of Engineering, and Virasat is the name for a host of cultural events organised by SPIC MACAY.

DCE has an Asia Pacific Student Entrepreneurship Society (ASESio) student branch, and a Professional Development Institute.

[43] Hostels[edit]

The university has on-campus hostel facilities. Allotment of a room is based on the student's residential status (students from Delhi are denied admissions in hostel.) The University has 9 Boys and 6 Girls hostels in the campus that can accommodate around 1600 students.. Here is a List of Hostels

Girls Hostels

1. Sister Nivediata Hostel

2. Kalpana Chawla Hostel

3. Type – III Block 1 Girls Hostel

4. Type – III Block 2 Girls Hostel

5. Type – II Block – 1 Girls Hostel

6. Type – II Block – 2,3,4 Girls Hostel

Boys Hostels

1. Bhaskaracharya Hostel

2. Sir C. V. Raman Hostel

3. Sir J.C. Bose Hostel

4. Varahmihir Hostel0

5. Sir Vishveshwarya Hostel

6. Homi Jehangir Bhabha Hostel

7. Aryabhatt Hostel

8. Ramanujam Hostel

9. Type – II B-5 Boys Hostel

Alumni[edit]

The alumni association is an organization with chapters in India and abroad, that holds an annual meet to socialize and network. This is also an event to recognize distinguished alumni. In February 2011, the university launched an online network, PAN-DCE-DTU, under the International Alumni Advisory Committee of DTU, to strengthen alumni interaction. Pan DCE DTU successfully organised "Global Alumni Conclave 2012: “Celebrating 70 Years of Excellence of DTU on Jan 6th-7th 2012 under the agegies of International Alumni Advisory Committee (IAAC), DTU under able guidance of Prof P B Sharma Vice Chancellor DTU & Patron IAAC, Shri Raj Soin Chairman IAAC International, Shri K L Chugh Emeritus Chairman ITC India, Shri S K Vij Former Member Railway Board GoI, Member IAAC, Mr Sanjay Meena Chief Coordinator, IAAC, DTU & Pan DCE DTU, IAAC Team. The Conclave was attended by approximately 700 Alumni from various parts of the country and aboard.The Two Day mega event included leadership Lectures, round table on "Vision India 2012 as a Global Technology & innovation Hub. The Global Alumni Conclave 2012 Celebrated 70 Years of Excellence & innovation in the University which started its journey as Delhi Polytechnic in 1941, became Delhi College of Engineering in 1965 and University in 2009. Dr. Durga Das Aggrawal, CMD of Piping Technologies Inc. Houston, Texas, a graduate of 1967 Mechanical of DCE also announced establishment of a Multi-disciplinary Design Engineering Centre with the initial support of US $ 100,000.[44]

Notable alumni[edit]

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