Delhi Technological University -Sisodia urges students to become job providers and not job seekers
Manish Sisodia, the Deputy Chief Minister of Delhi, while giving away degree certificates to 2099 candidates of the Delhi Technological University and two chancellors medals and 43 vice chancellor medals, said that India is looking forward to the students to be job providers rather than job seekers. Providing jobs have become the greatest need of the nation, the Deputy Chief Minister said. While emphasising the need of the reputed institutions such as IITs, DTUs and others should take a resolution that the students passing out will majorly be job providers and not job seekers, quoting Sisodia, a PTI report said.
Yogesh Singh, VC, DTU also urged the students always to remember their responsibilities towards the nation and to never indulge in any activity which is not in the interest of the country.
Delhi LG Anil Baijal, the Chancellor of DTU, emphasised on preparing individuals for contributing to social issues, like healthcare, environment, cybersecurity and artificial intelligence.
“Your mind is a powerhouse of energy and unrealised potential. With your skills, knowledge and creative energies, you must offer a part of your life for changing other lives. If each one of you can bring a positive change in one person’s life, imagine the high surge of overall accomplishment that you shall bring to yourself, your family members, friends and your university,” he said and advised the university to keep revising its syllabus in order to cope with the demands of highly competitive industry.
UGC chairman Prof DP Singh said the Higher Education Institutions should come up with solutions to combat pollution and provide environmental sustainability. “Excellence does not come by accidents rather it is a process of striving to better oneself,” he said.
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 human resources 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 Abbott Committee of 1938. It comprised of a multidisciplinary 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 recognised as equivalent to degree level for 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 the 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 some national projects including IITD, SPA, College of Arts and even the famous FMS.
Till 1962, the college was under the direct control of the Ministry of Education, Government of India. In 1963, the administration of the college was handed over to Delhi Administration. Delhi College of Engineering was under the administrative control of Department of Technical Education & Training, Govt. of NCT of Delhi. For academic purposes, the college was affiliated to University of Delhi since 1952. From July 2009, the DCE has become Delhi Technological University vide Delhi act 6 of 2009.
The erstwhile DCE has functioned from its historical Kashmere Gate Campus for almost 55 years and has shifted in 1996 to its lush green sprawling campus of 164 Acres at Bawana Road, Adjoining Sector-17, Rohini, Delhi-42. It’s shifting to new campus has added the dimension of research and caused innovations in plenty, which has received high national and international acclaim. As a Delhi Technological University, it has the desired autonomy to excel and shape itself as a world-class Technological University.