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DCE gets Isro call for US tie-up

?The linking follows up an agreement signed by India with the US during the visit of Indian Prime Minister Dr Manmohan Singh to the US last year,? said DCE Principal Dr PB Sharma.

india Updated: Mar 14, 2006 01:53 IST

The Delhi College of Engineering (DCE) has been selected by the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) to join a network of 50 Indian universities and institutes of higher learning being linked with top 10 US universities.

“The linking follows up an agreement signed by India with the US during the visit of Indian Prime Minister Dr Manmohan Singh to the US last year,” said DCE Principal Dr PB Sharma.

A memorandum of understanding was signed in this regard recently by the DCE principal at the institute. Under the agreement, top ranking US universities such as Harvard, Princeton, the University of California at San Diego and Berkeley, Cornell University, Carnegie Mellon, Case Western University and Michigan State University professors will participate in teaching and research activities at 50 high-ranking institutions and universities in India.

The network will be powered and maintained by the ISRO and educational satellite EDUSAT will provide connectivity to it.

It is expected almost all the IIT will join the initiative. Top-ranking American IT companies such as Microsoft, Cadence and Qualcomm will be supporting the network, according to sources.

First Published: Mar 14, 2006 01:53 IST