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University of Dayton in talks with DTU on collaborative research

education Updated: Jun 15, 2011 09:35 IST
Hindustan Times

University of Dayton in talks with DTU on collaborative research
A delegation from the University of Dayton, Ohio, led by provost Joseph Saliba visited Delhi Technological University to explore the possibilities of collaboration. The delegation met the vice chancellor, heads of the departments and deans of the university and also visited the DTU Centre for Bio-fuels Research and Research Centre in Optical Communication. During the interaction with the faculty common, areas of collaboration have been identified as new materials and composites, electro optics, sensor integration and remote sensing, image processing and data compression and clean energy technologies.

UD is focussed on industry relevant and sponsored research in these areas and has its technology incubators devoted to new technology and innovative product development. DTU also has a sizeable research activity in the above areas. It was decided to develop collaborative linkages for joint PhD programmes, student exchange and knowledge partnership in selected areas for collaborative education. UD has its spring programme under which foreign students spending their semester on its campus are allowed to register for four courses in one or more departments which are offered at a significantly discounted fee including room and boarding. This facility could be utilised for student exchange in the UG and PG programs of DTU through collaborative linkages.

“In the new knowledge age there is no escape for the Universities in India or for that reason any part of the world to collaborate to meet the challenges of the knowledge revolution. DTU is committed to create avenues for global partnership in education as well as research in areas of common interest to India and the US,” said PB Sharma, vice chancellor, DTU.

IPU’s controller of exam to head MS University
Yogesh Singh, the controller of examinations of Guru Gobind Singh Indraprastha University (GGSIPU), has been appointed as the vice chancellor of Maharaja Sayajirao University, Vadodara, Gujarat. MS University is one of the oldest in India, with a renowned department of fine arts. Singh has been the founder head of the University School of Information Technology at GGSIPU. He also served as the dean, University School of Engineering and Technology, as well as director, students' welfare and proctor for a long time. In academic circle, he is known as an authority in software engineering, especially in planning, testing, metrics and neural network.

First Published: Jun 14, 2011 13:32 IST