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DTU signs MoU with National University of Singapore

education Updated: May 11, 2011 12:11 IST
Hindustan Times

DTU signs MoU with National University of Singapore
The Department of Computer Engineering of Delhi Technological University (DTU), formerly Delhi College of Engineering, has entered into a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the School of Computing (SoC) of National University of Singapore (NUS). The MoU was signed by Dr Daya Gupta, Head of Department, computer engineering on behalf of DTU and by Prof Ooi Beng Chin, Dean, School of Computing on behalf of NUS.

The MoU will allow both the Universities to identify opportunities for academic staff exchanges and cooperation and joint research and development in disciplines of mutual interest in the discipline of computer science. Under the MoU, upto two graduating students of Computer Science will get an opportunity to pursue their post-graduation at SoC-NUS, subject to their fulfilling the merit criteria. The MoU shall also facilitate the visit of one faculty member of DTU to SoC-NUS and vice-versa, each year. It may also open avenues for undergraduate and post-graduate students of DTU to undertake summer internship and research projects at NUS.

According to Dr Ruchika Malhotra, assistant professor, department of computer and software engineering, DTU, “The MoU will provide an opportunity to the faculty members of both institutions to undertake collaborative projects in research and other academic activities as well as a chance to work in an international atmosphere.” The validity of the MoU is initially for two years, after which it will be renewed further on mutual consent.

NUS is one of the leading Universities of Singapore. It offers a global approach to education and research, with a focus on Asian perspectives and expertise and offers academic programmes at undergraduate and postgraduate level in wide array of disciplines like engineering, business studies, dentistry, law, design and environment, medicine, arts and social sciences and so on.

DTU to also share knowledge with Samsung
In a breakthrough step towards strengthening the academia-industry interface, DTU, has also entered into a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Samsung India Electronics Ltd (SIEL). It was exchanged between Prof PB Sharma, vice chancellor, DTU and Jason D Kwak, managing director, Samsung Software Engineering Lab-India at the Delhi Secretariat on Monday.

The MoU broadly covers four areas of collaboration -- Cooperation in knowledge sharing through in-house tutorials, workshops conducted by DTU for employees of SIEL, sponsored doctoral and post graduate programmes at DTU for employees of SIEL, internship opportunities for the students of DTU in SIEL and joint research projects.

Samsung will, as per the MoU, recruit up to five student interns from DTU for six weeks on a paid stipend, who will be exposed to live projects of SIEL. It may also conduct up to 10 lectures for DTU students by senior officers of the company to give them an industrial perspective. SIEL may further, explore opportunity for joint project with DTU in the areas of software engineering and software development.

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