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DTU’s 11 degrees

Delhi’s tech varsity starts four BTech and seven Masters programmes

education Updated: Jul 28, 2009 17:35 IST
HT Horizons Correspondent

Engineering aspirants will soon have more study programmes to choose from in Delhi. Delhi Technological University (DTU), formerly Delhi College of Engineering, has new programmes lined up for this and the next session.

The new university is going to add 240 seats in four new undergraduate programmes in software engineering, engineering physics, electrical and electronics and automotive engineering.

It is also going to launch six MTech programmes and an MBA in knowledge and innovation management with 108 and 60 seats, respectively. The MTech programmes will be in microwave and optical communication, VLSI design and embedded system, nanotechnology, software engineering, information system management and integrated power system, with 18 spots in each. Admissions will take place over this fortnight.

In the 2009 session, the university also proposes to add 50 PhD fellowships including 25 teaching and research fellowships as well, to “shape research scholars as future teachers of DTU”, says PB Sharma, the newly-named vice chancellor.

Next year, it plans to launch BTech degrees in aerospace engineering, medical engineering, and nanoscience and nanotechnology as well as PG programmes in biotech, bio-informatics, computational maths, transportation engineering, computer-aided design and computer-integrated manufacturing, says Sharma. “We have also planned for five-year integrated MTechs especially to create synergy between science and engineering. The areas chosen are photonics, new and smart materials, clean energy and environment technology, information science and computing, maths and computers, molecular biology, genetic engineering, life sciences and medical engineering, and nuclear science and technology.”
These programmes, too, are in the pipeline for 2010.

Other things to come up at DTU are centres of excellence in clean energy and climate change technology, intellectual property management, virtual instrumentation and control technology, and other areas. “The university will also have testing houses in areas of high relevance to our industry, including transportation testing and certification, and construction technology and quality assurance...” Plus there will be technology incubation and a new product innovation unit, he adds.