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celebrating 70 years of excellence dtu times a publication of delhi technological university 17th edition dtutimes.org january 2012 summary global alumni conclave 2012 pan dce dtu under the wings of international alumni advisory council of dtu is organizing the first global alumni conclave on 7-8 january 2012 the conclave celebrates the 70th anniversary of the illustrious delhi polytechnic erstwhile delhi college of engineering and delhi technological university president republic of india pg 4 national board of accreditation visits dtu message pg 5 university of texas ficci and dtu join for innovation readiness programme pg 6 la trobe inks mous with dtu in a move to strengthen its presence in la trobe university australia signed memorandum of understanding with technological university india mous delhi pg 7 i am happy to learn that the delhi technological university is celebrating 70 years of excellence and is organizing a `global alumni conclave-2012 on january 7-8 2012 to commemorate the occasion the alumni of delhi technological university spread across the globe have made not only their alma mater but the country proud through their achievements the global alumni conclave is an opportune occasion to recognize their contributions i am sure that the conclave shall provide an opportunity for the alumni to network with one another and connect with the younger generation i extend my warm greetings and felicitations to the organizers and the participants and wish the conclave all success e-summit 2012 7th ­ 9th jan 2012 glimpses of 2011 pg 11 pg 14 new delhi december 23,2011 pratibha devisingh patil mapletab is it really gen next do you deserve to be an engineer pg 17 pg 18 pg 21 pg 22 message it gives me immense pleasure to know that pan dce dtu network of delhi technological university formerly delhi college of engineering is organizing a `global alumni conclave on january 7-8 2012 i am also happy to learn that the university is celebrating 70 years of excellence of this prestigious institution and the conclave is an endeavour to bring the alumni power of the institution spread across the world under one roof to enable them to be partners in dtu s attempt to scale the peaks of excellence participation from successful entrepreneurs and industry leaders at the conclave would act as a guiding light to the enterprising youth who would be soon embarking on their career paths i am happy to note that entrepreneurship summit leadership lectures and innovation exhibition are being organized as a part of conclave i am sure that the conclave will share the vision and the ideas of alumni to transform dtu into the world class technological university and will provide the vital connect between alumni academia and the talented student community of the university i extend my warm greetings to the alumni visiting dtu campus for this conclave my very best wishes for the success of the conclave quiz how to placements gallore at dtu dtu ranked at no 7 by india today and no 8 by outlook among the best engineering institutions in india including the iits in 2011 961 campus placements in 176 reputed companies last year 2010-11 with highest salary rocking upto rs 35 lakhs per annum made all of us proud this year too upto december 2011 452 placements in 95 reputed companies with highest salary gone upto rs 42 lakhs per annum and is expected to climb to rs 50 plus lakhs per annum we are bound to cross 1000 plus placements this year sheila dikshit

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2 www.dtutimes.org words of wisdom 17th edition et me begin by extending my very best wishes for a happy peaceful and professionally enlightening new year 2012 to all the members of faculty staff and students of the delhi technological university as also to the alumni of this great institution former members of the faculty and staff and all those who have supported the growth of this great institution during its long professional journey spanning over 70 years l celebrating 70 years of excellence the illustrious march on the path of excellence of this premier institution began in 1941 at kashmere gate when the founding fathers of this great institution put together the concept of a model institution of higher learning in which engineering and technology excellence would flourish in a seamless environment of arts and sculpture town planning and architecture commerce and management and pure and applied sciences such was the conviction of the founding fathers that all these streams of learning and scholarship flourished under one roof enriching a fuller understanding of engineering as a multifaceted discipline supported by a rich and profound understanding of humanities social sciences business and management and together serving the interest of the society and nation through applied engineering applied arts planning and management delhi technological university since 2009 its predecessors delhi college of engineering 1965-2009 and delhi polytechnic 19411964 have provided to our nation and world at large some of the best and finest engineering and technology professionals who have led with distinction great enterprises and corporate houses in india and abroad brought immense glory to their alma-mater while at the same time enhanced the pride of the profession of engineering by their distinguished services performed with utmost sincerity and commitment the long list of distinguished alumni of this great institution which includes vinod dham 1971 ec the designer of pentium chip raj soin 1969 mech chairman soin international ohio usa k.l chugh 1960 mech former cmd of itc ajoy choudhury 1958 architecture eminent architect dr durga das agrawal 1967 mech president and ceo piping technology and products houston prof bhuvenesh goswami 1959 textile distinguished alumni professor university of clemson usa prof yogi goswami 1969 mech distinguished professor of solar energy technologies university of florida usa yogesh sud 1969 mech nasa gold medalist scientist surya kant vice president and head tcs america usa a.k puri 1975 mech former cmd bhel a.k baweja former cmd hindustan aero ltd sanjeev ahuja former chairman orange sa ashwani kumar cmd bharat electronics ltd anil sardana managing director tata power ltd a.k purwaha cmd engineers india ltd satish kumar director delhi metro dr krishan kumar directortechnical maruti udyog ltd karnail singh ips dgp mizoram police arun goyal ias minister of commerce and industry indian embassy tokyo japan and many more is a matter of great pride and honour for this mother institution of iit delhi school of planning and architecture college of arts and it may not be wrong if we add to this premier league the famous faculty of management of delhi university and shri ram college of commerce both having been nurtured by the initial genes from the then delhi polytechnic of government of india at kashmere gate on this occasion when we celebrate 70 years of excellence our of this great institution let us get a renewed inspiration from our distinguished alumni and also from all those who have provided this institution the vital strength to stand among the tallest in the community of engineering institutions in india and have enabled us to earn a high recognition and repute abroad and let this inspire us to march forward on the path of professional excellence and scale new frontiers of engineering technology education research in the years to come to some extent by adding polymer science and technology in 80 s at the master s level by that time the delhi college of engineering at kashmere gate was already offering master s program in 7 other disciplines including thermal production controls and instrumentation electronics and communication hydraulics and flood control environmental engineering and structural engineering a master s program in computer technology and application was also added in the 90 s to strengthen the mathematical base of modern computing as also to produce industry-relevant manpower for the computer and software industry the development of the new campus at bawana road on a plot of 164 acres provided a unique opportunity for innovations and design of the institutional campus and to create an environment in which education research and innovations could flourish in a largely residential campus where the students and teachers would have hours of interaction beyond the working hours and motivated to return to their laboratories and library after a short break in the evening and on holidays a major fillip to the expansion of educational and professional activities took place once the college shifted to its new campus from august 1996 onwards the under graduate intake which was at 320 at kashmere gate prior to shifting to the new campus rose to 670 in 2008 with the addition of new disciplines of information technology bio technology and polymer science and chemical technology at under graduate levels it is all the more a matter of great pride that the magnificent new campus was designed by one of our illustrious alumni an eminent architect shri ajoy choudhury 1958 architecture who has excelled globally for his architectural design innovations the campus was constructed under the professional command and quality supervision of our country s one of the most illustrious technocrat shri bhishma kumar chugh known for his missionary zeal and firm resolve for excellence who later rose to the eminent position of the director general of cpwd and currently working as special advisor on innovative technologies and systems for government of nct delhi the construction work of the new campus was also supported by a number of eminent alumni which included chief engineer shri i.m singh shri p.s chadha project manager who later became additional director general cpwd shri rajesh banga and shri gajendra kumar young assistant engineers at that time i had the privilege of being associated from conceptualizing the design to its final implementation and shifting the institution from its kashmere gate campus to the lush green magnificent new campus designed for innovation and energy efficient building designs prof j.n mudgill the doyen of technical education who himself has been the toughest principal of dce and the man who planned and built iit delhi was also associated in finalizing the designs and supervision of the construction work along with senior members of the faculty of the institution namely prof m pal das former principal and professor of civil engineering prof y.v.s.r it is also a matter of great pride that the famous delhi polytechnic within the same campus had a technical school to sensitize and nurture that vital engineering and technology instinct in its budding engineers while providing the thrill and excitement of india s rich and profound heritage a legacy of excellence in design and town planning as was kashmere gate and the old delhi area then being the hub of india s great magnificence no wonder this institution produced some of the tallest personalities in engineering and technology commerce and management arts and sculpture and town planning and architecture the only institution in the neighborhood at that time was the thompson college of engineering at roorkee together these two institutions in the northern india were the torch bearers of india s excellence in engineering and technology education the historic campus at kashmere gate bore testimony of india s great heritage of education and scholarship it is the same kashmere gate campus which was the home for the famous st stephen s college and hindu college this historic campus has witnessed the epoch-making events such as the rise of iit delhi at hauz khas school of planning and architecture at i.p estate near i.t.o college of arts at tilak marg opposite supreme court of india and later the rise of delhi institute of technology which later became nsit the transformation of delhi polytechnic into delhi college of engineering in 1965 was a historic event when the institution became a college of engineering under the then delhi administration the academic programs were affiliated to delhi university ever since 1952 this historic change was made to provide the necessary vertical growth in engineering and technology education by offering degrees at the level of degree post graduate degree and later at the doctoral level the core disciplines of engineering namely civil mechanical and electrical were further added by newer disciplines such as electronics and communication in the 70 s and computer engineering in the 80 s having transferred the textile technology and chemical engineering to iit delhi with lockstock and barrel faculty technical staff books and laboratory equipments the institution was feeling a vacuum in respect of these applied engineering disciplines this was later bridged

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17th edition www.dtutimes.org 3 sastry the then hod mechanical prof j.k das the then hod electrical prof v.k mahana the then dean academics and shri satyanarain the then osd-cum-project officer who all provided their valuable time in the development of this new campus the new campus owes its share of gratitude to the government of nct delhi for its generous financial outlay and support for the rapid construction of the new campus this enabled shifting from the historic kashmere gate to the new campus in august 1996 the magnificent geometric forms such as semi-circular library triangular administrative block circular hospital building high rise y and true v shaped columns supporting the structure at 3rd storey in the academic blocks maintenance free buildings of the impressive circular academic plaza where radial blocks are for laboratories front semi-circular buildings housing talented faculty and lecture theatres embedded in the inner circle together represent the academic might of this great institution the impressive main gate of the campus is equipped with cantilever arches resembling the wings of knowledge while at the same time the entire campus glowing the power of innovation from this temple of engineering excellence the seat of learning and scholarship of india s most illustrious engineering institution the transformation of delhi college of engineering into delhi technological university in 2009 through the delhi act 6 of 2009 marks a historic milestone in the march of this premier institution from strength to strength nurturing excellence all along this premier institution as a non-affiliating teaching­cum­research technological university is equipped with the necessary academic and administrative autonomy which gave the opportunity to excel beyond the milestones of achievements already accomplished during the first 2 years of functioning of dce as dtu it has been our endeavour to ensure that the growth with quality becomes the guiding principle besides pursuing new frontiers of knowledge and innovations in emerging and new areas of engineering and technology new master s programs in the area of microwave and optical communication nano-science and technology bio-informatics information systems software engineering geo-tech engineering and vlsi design and embedded system have been added in addition to new under graduate programs in areas of automobile engineering electrical and electronics engineering software engineering engineering physics and lately mathematics and computing here again the major focus has been on nurturing the vital synergy between science and engineering as also to foster inter-disciplinary and trans-departmental approaches this has further enhanced our focus on industry-relevance and renewed our quest for excellence in an era of knowledge creation and innovations we have also established delhi school of management in dtu to nurture managerial excellence in a campus full of thrill and excitement of engineering and technology the purpose here is to create a niche advantage in management education in areas of technology management knowledge and innovation management info-system management and supply chain management all requiring a technology temper and scientific bent of mind the year 2011 for delhi technological university has been a year of great achievements and growth the university achieved a new height of its glory with its ranking in top 10 best engineering institutions in india in reputed independent surveys carried out by outlook and india today dtu was ranked at no 7 by india today and at no 8 by outlook among the top 10 best engineering institutions in india the university also achieved the distinction of being ranked overall at no 3 in the country in campus placements in the best engineering institutions including the iits the highest salary in campus placements for undergraduates has gone up to rs 42 lakhs p.a while the domestic salary rose to rs 16 lakhs p.a shri ajir behari and shri abhishek gupta had the honour of receiving the highest paid job offers of rs 42 lakhs plus from epic this year in all 961 job offers have been received from 176 companies for the graduating batch of 2011 this included 140 double job offers for under graduates all eligible post graduates also were placed through campus placement marking a unique departure from previous years this also shows that the industry in india is now graduating to new product development for which it is now recruiting postgraduates and phd holders the companies which visited dtu includes microsoft facebook google epic yahoo oracle ibm alstom samsung mckinsey deloitte freescale mentor graphics texas instruments l&t maruti tata motors bhel ntpc eil gail indian oil csc c-dot india railways for the first time visited dtu for the campus placement by the close of the year in this academic year 2011-12 452 job offers have already been received from 95 companies that have visited the campus so far on innovation front dtu solar car this year october 2011 participated in the world solar challenge held in australia from darwin to adelaide while its robotic submarine and super mileage vehicle also participated in the international design competition in us dtu team has also developed the next generation unmanned arial vehicle for urban applications in collaboration with lockheed martin of us another major achievement of the university has been to strengthen its interface with the industry and with the world class universities dtu entered into mou with samsung electronics india alongside with mous with latrobe university australia mou with national university of singapore mou with national physical laboratory mou with indian institute of petroleum dehradun an m.tech program in software technology for 20 samsung professionals has also started by dtu thus marking the beginning of a new era of academia ­ industry partnership dtu is celebrating 70 years of its excellence and is organizing global alumni conclave 2012 on january 7th ­ 8th 2012 at which its global alumni power shall congregate at dtu campus a pan dce dtu portal has also been launched by dtu to provide the vital alumni connect to its alma-mater on this historic occasion the great alumni power of this premier institution has a unique opportunity to pool together their brainwaves to envision their support to shape their alma-mater as an institution of their dream a world class technological university in fact a global knowledge enterprise such that it not only provides the necessary academic and professional ambience to produce engineers of tomorrow but is equipped with the necessary knowledge infrastructure technology incubation and innovation support mechanism to give rise to student and faculty startups training and shaping them as highly successful techno-entrepreneurs of the new knowledge age towards this end we expect our alumni to support the rise of highly specialized centres of research and development in areas of high relevance such as solar energy technologies tomorrow s digital technologies new and smart materials and composites nano devices nano machines and mechanisms and to foster newer vistas of engineering related to tomorrow s medical engineering sports engineering music engineering and mind engineering the great alumni power can also pool its resources together to create their permanent foot prints in the form of new building blocks and academic and research facilities in their almamater above all their constant engagement with their alma-mater in providing the vital thought power and learned council for future planning and development is of utmost importance their sharing of life long experience of technopreneurship and enterprise management with the current generation of budding engineering at the institution shall also immensely benefit the student community let this celebration of excellence inspire one and all in this temple of engineering education to devote themselves unconditionally to the cause of excellence in design and development and above all in service to the humanity well the year 2012 must be the year of professional enlightenment and hope for taking dtu to newer heights of glory by our distinguished contributions to education research and innovations this is also the year which shall provide a formidable thrust to the new infrastructure development for which planning has already taken place during 2012 we wish to actively involve our alumni into advancing their alma-mater to newer heights of glory and services to the community and the profession of engineering with its focus on industry relevance and its sustained quest for excellence delhi college of engineering dce in its new avatar as delhi technological university dtu is marching ahead to become a global leader in engineering and technology education research and innovations may i wish you all a very prosperous and glorious year 2012 my very best wishes for the great success of global alumni conclave 2012 dated 31.12.2011 prof p b sharma vice chancellor

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4 www.dtutimes.org celebrating 70 years of excellence 17th edition global alumni conclave pan dce-dtu 7-8 january 2012 delhi technological university formerly delhi college of engineering dtu a tech university inspired by talent and driven by innovations a india e global alumni conclave 2012 7th 8th january 2012 an illustrious journey from delhi polytechnic delhi college of engineering delhi technological university arti printers · 09313990242 · artiprinters2010@gmail.com celebrating 70 years of excellence event program ach and every innovation requires a great deal of work to be done immense support in terms of technology as well as inspiration and endless motivation in short we all need a mentor to help us take those initial steps towards creating the day tomorrow the college or the university acts as a strong foundation in each and everyone s professional life which needs to be strengthen at each step and hence be taken to new levels as we develop but for this to happen the intra alumni connection should be made stronger they should be reminded that they owe something if not much to their alma-mater students should be made aware of the contributions of their institution to the world s innovations and the innovators for all this to begin a grand meet is a must pan dce dtu under the wings of international alumni advisory council of dtu is organizing the first global alumni conclave on 7-8 january 2012 the conclave celebrates the 70th anniversary of the illustrious delhi polytechnic erstwhile delhi college of engineering and delhi technological university it is a matter of immense pride that illustrious institution has contributed 70 years of dedicated service to the nation and has provided a number of highly distinguished alumni who have excelled both at home and abroad speakers provides an ideal stage for the alumni association to work it also eminent upon topics like contributing to your alma-mater and innovating for india an international alumni advisory council was long felt and the very purpose of constituting iaac is to facilitate and provide the vital connect between the alumni of delhi polytechnic delhi college of engineering and the future generation of dtu with their alma mater as also to create a mechanism by which the matured advice counsel and support of the distinguished alumni of this prestigious institution could be harnessed to take the technological university to greater heights on the path of education research innovation excellence father of pentium chip visit to kashmiri gate campus nfe ren ce registration networking lunch s ais q co sh vinod dham chairman the soin international sh raj soin cmd bharat electronics ltd sh a k dutt inauguration ceremony colors of india cultural evening gala dinner taste of india emeritus chairman itc sh k l chugh former chairman cadbury sh c y pal sh anil sardana cmd tata power leadership lectures exhibition interaction with students and campus visit felicitation ceremony sh sharad sharma former ceo yahoo india ceo kohlberg kravis roberts co sh sanjay nayar sh a k purwaha cmd eil hip urs ne 11 pre it 20 tre en umm s u dt g ny un mo re ms sa u ce mo eminent speakers pan dce dtu is constituted by delhi technology university to facilitate and provide the vital connect between the great alumni community of delhi polytechnic delhi college of engineering and future generations of delhi technological university with their alma mater the society works under direct guidance of the vice chancellor and the faculty members who volunteered for the same former member engineering railway board sh s k vij emeritus prof clemson university prof bhuvnesh goswami sh srikant gokhale former ceo mobile store ssq co nfe ren ce father of pentium chip sh vinod dham chairman the soin international sh raj soin cmd bharat electronics ltd sh a k dutt emeritus chairman itc sh k l chugh non executive chairman cadbury sh c y pal sh anil sardana cmd tata power on ny sh sharad sharma former ceo yahoo india ceo kohlberg kravis roberts co sh sanjay nayar sh a k purwaha cmd eil till date we have been able to give the word out to the world about the same through press releases personal interactions with the alumni as well as publicity drives like the pan dce-dtu safari which focuses on connecting the alumni in major cities and regional headquarters in cities like bengaluru mumbai hyderabad new delhi kolkata and lots more alumni in large numbers have registered as members and will be attending the global alumni conclave the usa chapter of delhi college of engineering and erstwhile delhi polytechnic have also registered in large numbers and will grace the conclave by their presence a limited number of student passes will be available u dt g ony m ere a job well begun is half done the conclave will set a landmark to the new start of delhi technological university on its way chief patron prof p b sharma vc dtu to greater heights and chairman iaac overseas sh raj soin cmd becoming one the the soin international usa best technological chairman iaac india sh k l chugh chairman universities of the world emeritus itc ltd prof in-charge prof s maji dean ird dtu chief coordinator sh sanjay meena www.alumniconclave.com www.pandcedtu.org sanjay@alumniconclave.com info@alumniconclave.com former member engineering railway board sh s k vij prof bhuvnesh goswami emeritus prof clemson university sh srikant gokhale former ceo mobile store

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17th edition collaboration with industry www.dtutimes.org unleashing a new era of university-industry partnership ­ dtu starts m.tech software technology program for samsung india electronics employees n a breakthrough step towards strengthening the academiaindustry interface department of computer engineering delhi technological university dtu has started m.techsoftware technology a three year weekend program for employees of samsung india electronics ltd siel the flag-off ceremony of this program was witnessed by prof p.b sharma vice chancellor dtu and dr jason d kwak managing director samsung software engineering lab-india at the samsung india electronics ltd siel other dignitaries present on the occasion included mr sanjay rai vice president selindia and dr daya gupta head of department computer engineering dtu under whose department this collaboration has been done dr daya gupta head of department computer engineering dtu is the principal co-ordinator and dr ruchika malhotra assistant professor software engineering dtu is the co-ordinator of this program the university is offering a customized m.tech program for them on weekend basis with an intake of 20 and in addition to this two siel employees have been enrolled for ph.d program the university will also explore the opportunity to provide siel a higher status as a company in its recruitment process the program will be of period of three years siel may further explore opportunity for joint project with dtu in the areas of software 5 i dtu times team engineering software development and mobile communications speaking on the occasion prof sharma remarked the m.techsoftware technology program will be highly beneficial for siel employees they will get an opportunity to upgrade their qualification as well as knowledge under the highly qualified and talented faculty of computer engineering department dtu this program will aid us in bridging the gap between lab level research at dtu and the research required by the software industry in developing new techniques and technologies under this m.techsoftware technology program in the first semester faculty of dtu will impart lectures to the employees of siel on advanced data structure and algorithms object oriented programming systems and software engineering this program will enable the employees of siel to update their knowledge skills the curriculum has been carefully designed keeping in mind the future need of the industry for developing software engineering methods tools and techniques for 21st century key challenges the course has research and innovative component in the form of open area seminars minor project and major project informed dr gupta embedded system design industry workshop with texas instruments w dtu times team ith a view to strengthen the industry interface delhi technological university formerly delhi college of engineering jointly with texas instruments a world leader in instrumentation organised a three day workshop on embedded system design the workshop was organised by the department of electronics and communication of the university under the coordinatorship of dr rajiv kapoor the head of the department during the workshop the knowledge and training on latest technologies and tools for design and development of embedded systems were conducted by the leading experts from the industry and academia dr rajeev agrawal from north carolina state university department of electronics and computer engineering conducted the first session on content based image retrieval in embedded systems it was followed by an online tutorial workshop by dr c.p ravi kumar director research texas instruments bangalore on embedded system design using msp 430 risc processor mr hussain from cranes software conducted a session on the architecture of assembly language and the programming aspects of 430 risc processor a hands-on session with 25 msp 430 kits was also conducted to create the desired skills in the participants dr k.k biswas of iit delhi also conducted a session on bio-matrix application for embedded design activity recognition and object tracking 120 participants including students from iit delhi iit kharagpur and students and faculty from colleges of engineering in and around delhi including those from dtu took part in the workshop national board of accreditation visits dtu dtu times team the expert team of naitonal board of accreditation visited dtu formerly delhi college of engineering from 22nd ­ 24th december 2011 for accreditation of ug programs in mechanical engineering electrical engineering electronics and communication engineering civil engineering and master s program in polymer science and technology as a part of the nba the team interacted with the alumni of the institution.

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6 www.dtutimes.org partnering international universities university of texas ficci and dtu join for innovation readiness programme dtu times team dtu times team 17th edition delegation from the university of texas austin lead by dr juan m sanchez vice president for research along with the ficci representative visited delhi technological university to explore the possible areas of collaboration between dtu and university of texas the delegation included mr sid burback director and ms valerie hase programme manager of global commercialization group gcg university of texas ms swati sahai assistant director ficci and mr aakash sinha president omnipresent technologies during the interaction with the faculty and students common areas of collaboration have been identified as clean energy technologies modulation and simulation micro-electronics cyber security new and smart materials robotics and new generation computing technologies university of texas at austin is a research university known for industry relevant r&d and the ic2 institute at texas a innovation readiness workshop by university of texas a letter of intent was signed between dtu institute of university of texas and ficci for the establishment of i2ip a centre for innovation and global commercialization during the recent visit of the dr juan m sanchez vice president for research university of texas to dtu as a follow-up ms donna kidwell program manager ic2 institute global commercialisation group university of texas at austin visited dtu and conducted the innovation readiness workshop the workshop saw about 60 student innovators and members of the faculty participating the innovation readiness programme involves online delivery of ten modules together creating the desired capability and readiness in the innovators to take their ideas to the level of prototype and technology incubation for global marketing the programme includes education and preparedness for protecting intellectual property assessing value and worth of the ideas critical examination of the global competitiveness and capabilities to prepare internationally acknowledged technology description the programme shall be rolled out soon after diwali and shall be run online by the ic2 institute at university of texas at austin the successful completion of the programme shall result into a combined focus on thinking and doing so that innovative ideas could be transformed into industry relevant innovations the university of texas at austin is one of the largest public universities in the united states and is known for industry centric r&d and technology incubation university is a front runner in technology development and commercialisation a letter of intent was signed between dtu ­ ic2 institute of university of texas and ficci for the establishment of i2ip a centre for innovation and global commercialization for maximizing the knowledge and innovation power and for developing ideas into innovative products and their commercialization at national and global levels it includes the establishment of a technology incubator facility at dtu through ficci under this programme valuable ideas shall be incubed to the level of globally marketable technologies and new product development the centre shall be first of its kind in india and shall help create the much desired ecosystem for incubation in leading technological institutions in the country prof p.b sharma vice chancellor dtu said this is a major step forward for dtu to accelerate the pace of innovation and pave the way for transformation of dtu into a global knowledge enterprise dtu takes the lead in research initiatives several research projects which are supported by various institutes and government departments are being currently carried out in dtu some of these are dtu gets the first fist for engineering physics the department of science and technology has awarded the first fist funding for infrastructure in science and technology project at dtu for a funding support of rs 1.25 crores this shall create major facilities for research and development in the areas of spectroscopy and molecular photonics dr m.s mehta assistant professor of department of applied physics is the chief coordinator of the fist at dtu dr deenan santhiya project biophysical studies on sirnacationic agent nano complex for gene delivery applications funded and supported by department of science and technology dst govt of india sponsored r&d projects touching new high dr anil kumar project synthesis characterization and application of metabenziporphodimethene supported and funded by department of science and technology dst govt of india dr richa srivastava project polymer supported synthesis of selected novel isoalloxazine derivatives and their applications as metal-free organocatalyst in asymmetric baeyer villiger bv oxidation and oxidation of heteroatom containing substrates supported by department of atomic energy dae brns government of india dr roli purwah project development of bioactive nanocomposite films from silk serisin for food packaging supported by department of science and technology dst govt of india

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17th edition new ventures www.dtutimes.org d early detection techniques of cancer possible ­ dr rasooly at dtu portable charge couple device based detector equipped with multi-wave length led light emmiting diode has been developed which was equipped with blue green red and white led lights covering spectrum of 450-680 nanometer the device is capable of detecting food borne toxins we need to create both awareness for early cancer detection as also to focus on low-cost techniques said dr rasooly while delivering his seminar in the bio-technology department of dtu the seminar was coordinated by prof b.d malhotra and dr yasha hasija dtu is currently having its doctoral program focussing on bio-informatics immunology andgenetic disorders in addition to running its postgraduate program in bio-informatics and also a b-tech program in biotechnology welcoming dr rasooly at the seminar prof p.b sharma vice chancellor dtu said that food adulteration and poor quality of water and air has become a major concern pathogenic microbial kingdom has become highly predominant and we need to develop low-cost devices to detect microbial contamination at early stages of their interactions with humans plants and animals the seminar was attended by large number of faculty research scholars and post-graduate students 7 elhi technological university formerly delhi college of engineering organized a seminar by dr avraham rasooly program director of national cancer institute rockville md usa most current medical diagnostics and detection techniques are beyond the reach of the majority of the world s population which has limited access to health care and medical services it is important that we succeed in developing simple low-cost technologies for diagnostics and health care so that these can be used for the millions of economically poor people around the world of the 55 million deaths on earth 7 million are due to cancer and out of these 4.5 million are in the low and middle income groups a low-cost lab on a chip loc can serve as a diagnostic device in any setting providing services to communities with limited or no access to health care dr rasooly informed that they used laminated object manufacturing to fabricate a syringe operated elisalab on a chip which integrates fluid delivery system into a miniature 96-well plate carbon nanotubes are used to increase primary antibody immobilisation and improve assay sensitivity a simple i n a move to strengthen its presence in india la trobe university australia signed mous memorandum of understanding with delhi technological university talking about the partnerships professor john rosenberg says la trobe university looks forward to welcoming more indian students and building strong research collaborations with indian institutions the partnership will lead to collaborative research joint student projects student and staff exchange study tour internships and articulation opportunities discussions are on for joint degree programmes in undergraduate studies and joint degree programmes in postgraduate studies talking about the melbourne campus prof rosenberg said it is the second largest university campus in australia the university has been teaching indian history sanskrit and hindi since its inception in 1967 and also has one of the largest libraries housing books and manuscripts on indian history and language in australia the university library was opened by the then indian prime minister indira gandhi in 1968 la trobe inks mous with dtu dtu students donate record 342 units of blood the students of dtu broke their own record of blood donation by collecting 342 units of blood on 26th september t h e students including girls thronged the convocation hall to participate in the blood donation drive held under the auspices of rotaract club of dtu regency a social and voluntary club of dtu in collaboration with the rotary blood bank the event saw dignitaries from rotary club of delhi regency mr kamal gupta and c raghunath encouraged the rotaract team and volunteers the event saw the students comfortably beat the last year s record of 297 units donated on a single day rohit garg a final-year b.e mechanical engineering student who donated blood and president of rotaract club of dtu regency said i want every drop of blood donated here to save precious lives i also hope that other engineering students across the country would come forward for voluntary blood donation to help critically ill patients who are in dire need of blood similarly shri s anbu kumar faculty advisor for rotaract club of dtu regency also donated blood and promised to keep doing the noble deed in the future.

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8 www.dtutimes.org events 17th edition management conclave 2011 dtu times team unemployable and how talent management can drastically improve the employability of individuals his lecture s primary focus was on on-boarding and employer branding in details the topic for the second half was talent edge a strategic approach to talent acquisition mr kamal singh started the session s proceedings by presenting his outlook on talent acquisition he deemed `talent as the key difference maker in today s business scenario mr subhash bansiwal s lecture revolved around attrition its harmful effects and the effective means to keep a check on it he talked of talent loss as a great financial drain on the organization he emphasized that talent acquisition teams should be headed over by senior line managers instead of hr representatives he said that `talent today is the most precious resource the stellar event culminated with the certificate distribution ceremony as everyone present in the arena was overwhelmed by a sense of fulfillment and elation elhi school of management successfully organized its annual management conclave on 1st october 2011 the conclave got underway amidst a great sense of excitement and anticipation the conclave was subtitled­ `innovative talent management practices challenge for global village dr shikha n khera was the faculty coordinator for the event the conclave was attended by some of the most eminent speakers in the industry mr y n kaushal director enablers management consultant mr rajeev sahdev vp moser baer dr anil sethi founder gk group of companies mr unmesh shukla sr hr anand rathi group mr kamal singh director cmd aima mr subhash bansiwal ex president hr trident group the topic for the first half was talent management on-boarding and employer branding mr y n kaushal talked about the importance of effectively identifying the different employees in an organization the second speaker of the day was mr rajeev sahdev who talked about the universality of talent management emphasizing on its importance at each and every organizational level he enlightened the audience by explaining the difference between the unemployed and the d dr anil sethi focused on motivation in general and shared his experiences by citing various live examples he talked about the importance of personal touch in motivation he summed up his lecture through the means of a small poem little bird flying in the sky drops shit in to your eyes you don t shout you don t cry you thank god elephants don t fly mr unmesh shukla reiterated the importance of talent management from the perspective of a head-hunter in the current context and talked about on-boarding and employer branding campus idea exchange program by dsm dtu times team delhi school of management hosted indian express campus idea exchange programme on october 20 2011 the eminent speaker for the day was mr suneet singh tuli a serial entrepreneur and ceo datawind ltd the company behind the revolutionary aakash tablet mr tuli a graduate from university of simultaneously underplaying the comparisons made to tata nano s failure and the company s target for the next two years mr tuli clarified that although his vision is to take `aakash or `ubilslate to the 1.2 billion people across the country the ten million units that the government have purchased are meant to serve the college students all across the country and are not meant for the rural population he said that the huge difference in the number of internet users and subscribers 120 million visà-vis 18 million is in actuality the difference of affordability which datawind aims to tap using aakash tuli said although moneymaking is essential to living the most important thing in life is to try and bring about a positive change in the society mr tuli summed up the session with the eternal message learning to accept and to be content with it is the mantra for happy life dtu times organizes first workshop titled imaginatia dtu times team toronto has successfully taken two companies public on the nasdaq launched 17 new products and managed operations globally in his 21 years in the industry mr tuli touched upon a plethora of factors that directly or indirectly could affect the prospects of his tablet in the indian market while talking about the ideological differences between the orient and the west mr tuli said in india a failure is termed a mistake while in silicon valley it s regarded as an experience he also shared datawind s business model while he dtu times team organized the first of its kind workshop here at dtu on 17th october 2011 titled imaginatia an endeavor for budding/aspiring writers and literature enthusiasts the event was held at expo hall and was attended by a good strength of audience host kumar pratik began the workshop enlightening the audience about the aim of workshop myths about writing and some intriguing illustrations before other team members sakshi aggarwal tanay sukumar and anand vardhan covered various other aspects of writing apart from stimulating visual aide interactive games such as `spot the error `guess the pronunciation etc were also included in the hour-and-half long workshop the audience responded with much enthusiasm and the lucky ones took home or ate there itself chocolates as prizes it was a bright start for an exciting line of events and workshop from your very own beloved dtu times team and we hope to see you there in the future t

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17th edition alumnispeak grooming a thorough preparation for the corporate life which i value the most q4 suppose the time machine has been invented what point and time of the past would you like to go back to ans i wouldn t like to go back into the past i am happy in the present and look forward to the future q5 how would you rate the education system of india on a scale of 1 to 10 ans the education system is definitely in a much better shape than it was in my time back then pc had just arrived in india and was not available in the campus so we had to pool in money to build a lab i wouldn t prefer rating the system but i d like to say that today you guys are almost at par with the international standards in terms of the opportunities you people get i don t hire for q6 what do skills i hire for you have to say about the attitude the desire significance of a to contribute and master s degree entrepreneurial mind in the industry has it become a set i firmly believe necessity today that skills can be easily ans in my time taught but one master s was cannot compromostly pursued mise on attitude by people who couldn t get a job after graduation an mba degree surely helps you but it is not a necessity at least my career has not been affected by it also you should go for a master s in technology only if you are very much interested in your field and wish to make a career out of it www.dtutimes.org interview with mr sanjay jain currently working as the head global transformation practice at wns global services mr sanjay jain is an entrepreneurial senior executive with extensive experience in it strategy technology consulting managing global outsourcing and consulting operations and m&a he completed his b.e in ece in 1986 and has a successful track record of over 25 years in building and leading technology it consulting and bpo businesses ever since q1 what is the first thing that comes to your mind when you hear the name of your college ans i feel `proud and nostalgic q2 any fond memories of college life which you cherish the most ans our kashmiri gate campus was not very modern and lacked the present day facilities that you guys have so most of my cherished memories are those of my off-campus life with a very large circle of friends q3 what is the most valuable thing that this college has given you apart from the degree of course ans the degree in fact was not the best thing i got from the college it was the overall 9 q7 what do you have to say about the fast evolving telecommunication industry ans the telecommunication industry is certainly going from strength to strength from its boom in 1995 to its present state it has come far today mobile communication and data connectivity have proliferated telecommunication technology is fast easily available scalable and very cheap this is only the beginning our next step will definitely be `last mile connectivity q8 what are the top 3 qualities you look for in a prospective employee ans i don t hire for skills i hire for attitude the desire to contribute and entrepreneurial mind set i firmly believe that skills can be easily taught but one cannot compromise on attitude q9 would you like to share tips/secrets to good scores with the students ans i was a topper in my days but it was later that i realized that the high grades were not enough the focus should be on practical know-how rather than simply on getting marks in exams in the past 25 years of my career no one has bothered to ask me about my marks they only ask about my contribution in my previous job -interviewed by tushar negi pranay bhardwaj melbourne calling available waste materials in the earthquake prone national capital region was highly appreciated with this extremely enticing opportunity his expenses were sponsored by the department of geosciences government of australia apart from this dr sarkar has been offered a lucrative collaboration offer from dr walter mooney head of us geological survey during this year he presented his paper in various international conferences and is also likely to participate in an international conference to be held in the us in march 2012 dr sarkar also got his research paper published in two international journals as well to emphasize on significant contribution towards geosciences and earthquake engineering he is planning to organize a saarc workshop on the `application of science and technology in earthquake risk management mitigation for urban development for saarc countries in dtu we congratulate him on his success -dtutimes reporter mansi ghai rotaract club rotaract club of dtu regency organised the idye inter district youth exchange event successfully on 26th december 2011 idye basically is an exchange program between two or more districts where the participating districts visit each other s districts so as to promote cultural understanding and discuss about various joint projects apart from fun and parties ,a team of rotaractors from rotaract club of navi mumbai sunrise came to new delhi for the interaction on various projects flag exchange and to meet the clubs of delhi the event was coordinated by rtr akshay rtr sahil and rtr rohit it was a very nice learning experience for them and the rotaractors from mumbai were very much pleased by the hospitality received 6 of them were from itm mumbai pursuing mba and 1 of them was working with siemens india ltd they visited lodhi gardens jama masjid purana kila and dilli haat overall it was a lot of fun and everyone enjoyed the company of the team d r raju sarkar of the department of civil and environmental engineering recently presented his research paper at the `25th international union of geodesy and geographic general assembly held from 28thjune 2011 to 7thjuly 2011 the conference which was held in melbourne witnessed the presence of various eminent scientists and research scholars across the globe interestingly dr raju sarkar was the only civil engineer who represented our country in this 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10 www.dtutimes.org what s up 17th edition java technology seminar ith rapid advancements in the field of information technology it advanced java technologies have emerged as a major area for software development software application based on java technologies spread over a wide canvas from mobile computing to embedded system software with a view to create better understanding of the current status and future challenges in this area of software engineering technology seminar on java for programmers was organized by department of computer and software engineering in collaboration with niit ltd the seminar was organized under the guidance of prof daya gupta hod computer engineering department and was attended by more than 120 students and faculty members of computer engineering department the chief coordinator for the event was ms ruchika malhotra assistant professor software engineering department the key speaker of the seminar was mr ashutosh khanna training head niit ltd he emphasized on advanced and state of art topics on java including java beans and swings applets networking and tcp/ip this seminar provided an opportunity to students to learn and enhance their skills in latest technologies of java and later on deploy these technologies in the benefit of their minor and major projects for software industry w call for papers march 2012 issue software engineering international journal types of manuscripts allowed 1 research papers papers concerning original research and new ideas in the areas of software engineering 2 illustrative case studies the research papers that illustrate and address challenges in software engineering through current literature and illustration of solution to the problem along with the results 3 practical experience reports the journal will seek practical experience reports from practitioners this includes the results of the application of software techniques methods procedures tools processes and their effectiveness 4 survey papers topical surveys including detailed state-of-art and bibliography 5 short papers these papers must consist of new original ideas all manuscripts should be submitted in the journal s submission format the submission instructions must be followed given on site http www seij.dce.edu/current.html manuscripts must not have been published previously and not currently submitted or under consideration by some other journals/conferences only original research papers will be accepted for publication the manuscripts may vary from 15-30 pages acceptance of papers 30th january 2012 dr ruchika malhotra executive editor phone +91-9910290445 ruchikamalhotra2004@yahoo.com c omienzo the society proposes the establishment of an all girls society in the dtu that shall work towards the empowerment of girls in engineering technology and innovation we aim to hone and harness their technical aptitude into projects and other productive results under the guidance of faculty advisors and mentors from every department our vision is to groom our team members in an out and out technical environment we have been in talks for collaboration with companies likes qualcomm hitec and the vardhman group lazer we have already collaborated with wie-dtu to support us in this venture while we aim to the girls on the fore front when it comes to technical knowledge we cannot achieve this without the help of the mentors the job of the mentors will be to guide the novice in their technical voyage there will be weekly interactive sessions with the mentors where the students can discuss all the problems they would be facing the mentors will be those students boys and girls who have expansive knowledge in any technical field and who think that they can impart this knowledge to others in need there is a well defined structure of the committee to ensure the desired results and efficient working of the society the hon ble vice chancellor is the society s chief patron and would be directly involved with the society professor rajeshawari pandey and dr ruchika malhotra are the head faculty supervisors also there are departmental committees involving faculty members who would be dynamically working with the members the student council has shyna khurana as the charter president who is also the founder of the society nikita bhushan as the vice president and shubhangi tandon as the secretary for the year 2011-2012 the interviews for the mentors and the girl members are scheduled after the end-semester examinations more details regarding which will be updated on the comienzo dtu group on facebook interested students are required to mail their resume to comienzo.dtu@gmail.com before 1st december our goals for the year 2011-12 1 participation in various technical fests of good institutions viz dtu iits iit-d nsit etc 2 organizing workshops monthly for every department in cycles wherein mentors would take lecture and update about software and hardware skills 3 lectures by eminent personalities especially women who have outdone in their areas 4 exposure to online competitions and technical programs 5 collaboration with industry to get technical projects 6 awareness towards research and innovation 7 any queries can be entertained on comienzo.dtu@gmail.com or comienzo dtu on facebook comienzo an all girls society

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17th edition t hroughout history the term entrepreneurship has been synonymous with achievements in olden times it was the architect of a war in medieval times it was the industrial revolution modern times have brought the corporate entities but throughout it has been the innate desire of mankind to innovate and create more wealth that has advanced our civilization from wooden houses with thatched roofs to high-rises which are giving the largest mountains on earth a run for their money hence it goes without saying that this spirit of entrepreneurship should be encouraged e-summit 12 is an initiative of the entrepreneurship development cell dtu that aims to bring together the entrepreneurial passions of the country to converge on one platform through this event e cell wishes to provide the students from different parts of the country a chance to come up with their best ideas and plans and pit them against the best brains it also seeks to promote innovation and creativity the pillars of development and encourage entrepreneurship based on it for developing newer technologies itself is a form of entrepreneurship entrepreneurship summit e-summit 2012 7th ­ 9th jan 2012 dtu with its brand image of dce and its glorious past has all the opportunities to create new horizons in the arena of technical education and research in the country and rise to the level of a world class university the inception of e cell in 2007 was one such initiative by dtu the e cell was established to bring to the fore the entrepreneur who lives within all of us in 2009 dtu witnessed something that had never happened before in its 70 year history the year saw the birth of a first of its kind initiative by the e cell that initiative was the e-summit the grand success of the event led to the beginning of a new era in promoting enterprise among our young innovative minds the feat was repeated in the following year and e ­ summit 2010 again became a dazzling star on dtu s horizon the previous year in 2011 we again were successful in drawing a variety crowd consisting of enthusiastic students budding entrepreneurs start-ups as ·the b-plan www.dtutimes.org 11 well as venture capitalists thus facilitating an entrepreneurial ecosystem at the cell we believe that budding entrepreneurs of today are defining leaders of tomorrow they and they alone hold the key to open new doors and create the dynamic workplace of tomorrow this year however aims are higher e-cell dtu gets ready to organize e-summit 2012 on 7th ­ 9th january 2012 with high hopes backed on the success of last year s version the event holds promise as it coincides with the first global alumni conclave s inception but more importantly the presence of our most distinguished alumnus of the past 70 years this year as we stand on the threshold of the e-summit 2012 we are sure that it will live up to its stature each event in e-summit 2012 will be focused at finding the hidden entrepreneurs among us and giving them the right platform and guidance to achieve their goals the competitions bring out the best in the participants the judges and the panelists point out the pros and cons of the ideas further as everyone gets a chance to mingle with the best from all over the country they get a lot of exposure and this helps develop in more than one dimension ·leadership lecture during leadership lectures leaders from the industry give an interactive talk to students and share their experiences they also tell them the types of problems they faced in starting their own venture and how they overcame these problems and reached the pinnacle of success in the previous years we had excellent participation from the students with some very notable names from the corporate sector such as mr sanjeev bajaj md bajaj capital ltd mr sunand sharma president alstom power india gracing the occasion ·job fair job fair being an maiden event aims to act as a bridge between the student community and the existing entrepreneurs it focuses on the expansion and growth of the present start-ups job fair is a perfect platform for confident and adventurous students who aim to join a start-up rather than having a secure and safe job in a big company it will also act as a big boost for the entrepreneurs in india who find it difficult to hire skilled professionals for their startups ·panel discussion the panel discussion series aims to bring together the entrepreneurial community on a common platform to discuss the rapid change that the indian entrepreneurial scene has undergone in the new millennium it also aims to identify the factors that have contributed to this change and what needs to be done to sustain and accelerate it it provides a once in a lifetime opportunity to budding entrepreneurs to showcase their talent in front of corporate and venture capitalists who if interested may help the top two teams realize their team of starting up at this point in their career graph it is a great opportunity for the earlystage enterprises to reach out to the venture capitalists other investor communities and entrepreneurs ·innovation fair the participants can display their product/idea in the presence of our esteemed judges other successful technocrats who would provide their invaluable inputs and also in front of other students the way the product will be interpreted when exposed to industrial production and sale will also be talked about the highlight of the innovation fair is that everyone gets to realize the special relationship between innovation and entrepreneurship each is a specific instrument of the other thus e-summit promises an interesting 3 days ahead in the second week of january for each section of the audience ranging from the enthusiastic student to the venture capitalists thought capsule both prayer and seed are same in nature both have nothing within to see but have a lot of miracle of existence to show -satya prakash dash examination branch

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12 www.dtutimes.org the mania of -compiled by madhurima baral sakshi aggarwal panache the most eagerly awaited event of the year panache was back and how with the prelims for dtu students on the 18th and for other students on the 20th of october the multimedia based general quiz gave some of the best quizzers a run for their money there were more than 150 teams participating each with three members the quiz saw participants from colleges like iit delhi nsit etc the contestants were grilled on history politics biology entertainment literature and much more only 24 teams proceeded to the second stage in which they all received audio visual clues eventually 6 teams found their way to the final juncture which was held in the open air theatre the quiz masters were assisted with fantastic animations and interface custom made for each level after every two rounds two teams were eliminated the effort and research work of the content team of panache clearly reflected in the quality of the questions and the level of competition the winners were kumar shankar shaurya saumyo pandey and gaurav gupta from dtu with amazing music a highly interactive audience and a great ambience panache proved to be a total hit remembering the crazed techweeks 17th edition repertoire repertoire was held on the 19th and 20th of october repo `11 as it is fondly called was bigger and better than ever with competitions designed to test the students wit and grit the fest truly lightened up the atmosphere up the following events took place in the biz fest the ieee techweek bulls `n bears bulls `n bears was the online stock market simulation slated to test the participants analytical abilities resourcefulness and foresight they had to invest in 18 virtual companies and retain the maximum assets to emerge as the winner conducted over a span of two days the event got an overwhelming response with 451 registrations in all s-pave students professional awareness venture s-pave was the perfect opportunity for the biz whiz in students to show their talent the preliminary round for dtu students was conducted on 18th october 2011 and saw close to 100 teams each of three put to test for other participants the prelim was held on 19th october 2011 with participants from nsit ip university jims etc the primary round was a business quiz testing the participants knowledge about business personalities company histories mergers and acquisitions and situational judgements after the first round the number of teams were reduced to 20 which advanced to the second roundguess estimate and product advertising to judge the final rounds a highly experienced panel of judges was present mr umesh dhingra head trainer at career launcher mr niranjan bhattacharya b tech m.tech and mba and ceo of multiplex corporation and mr divyadeep gupto alumnus of dce and founder of wirex international in the second stage the participants had to through assumptions analysis and calculations for advertising they were given a product for which they had to design a logo and a tagline the final round saw four teams battle it out with a case study on the basis of which they had to start a new venture and present an executive summary of their b-plan along with the swot analysis and the exit plan the winners were the team from dtu ishan rastogi soham bannerjee and utkarsh agnihotri the day ended with presentation of the prize money to the winners and felicitation of the learned judges with mementoes armageddon h e institution for engineering and technology iet dtu chapter conducted its annual techweek `armegeddon 2011 this year the techweek lasted for four days from 17th -20th october techweek by iet-dtu taught and was hugely appreciated by the students `matlab workshop saw an unusually large number of participants being one of the most powerful softwares ever made which is widely applied in many systems it garnered interest and fascination from many students web designing workshop also attracted a lot of enthusiastic people who were eager to translate their creativity into the digital world in `dreamweaver continued t and witnessed massive participation from the student fraternity both within and outside the university several interactive workshops were conducted in this time span which consisted of a plethora engaging and informative activities one of such workshops was the embedded communication workshop wherein the basics of gprs/gsm communication and their integration into the embedded systems were

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17th edition techweeks avantgarde computer society of india csi-dtu recently organized its annual tech-week avantgarde 11 the technical week living up to its literal meaning became a pioneer for a number of flagship workshops that propelled the budding engineers in one and all the tech week commenced on 16th of october and was a five day long extravaganza with a first of its kind workshop on surface computing touch 1.0 the magnificent world of touch 2.0 and touch 3.0 and t h e diverse avenues available for incorporating them made all exercise their grey cells and ponder upon the world that could be with a wide scale use of touch technology with a workshop of this stature kick starting t h e remembering the crazed techweeks www.dtutimes.org 13 techweek by csi-dtu problem statements in an exciting manner the event saw an overwhelming response and assessed the true coding skills of the so-called `coding aficionados the fact that a few first years were able to reach the last stage was a great morale booster for many if top coders thought they had it all the iq quiz turned out to be an eye opener the mindboggling competition had participants raking their brains in the quest of the right answer the novel idea of testing the aptitude in an unconventional manner did receive thumbs up from everyone and so the event went on to become a success workshops for robotics cloud computing and after effects presented the other facet of being an engineer which is keeping pace with the latest technical advancements the robotics workshop reflected upon how to create a line follower using 8051 microcontroller the cloud computing workshop demystified the `it technology of the recent times the after effects workshop bared the creative side of one and all viewing the fascinating teasers videos and the likes imbibed the desire in quite a number of students to create one of their own to catch the attention of netizens a series of enthralling online competitions were also organized.with dezino m@nia the online t-shirt design contest everyone was given a chance to don their creative hats and prove their mettle the web designing contest saw great response and with each entry surpassing the preceding one the judges were left in a great dilemma and how often do we find a latent photographer in engineering students znapz the online photography contest set the stage for all such photographers to display their work to rejuvenate students recreational events like treasure hunt and lan gaming were organized since these events promised fun and loads of prizes the students took part in these events in great numbers thus making them highly successful overall the entire tech-week turned out to be quite a success the sincere efforts of a dedicated team o f students and faculty finally bore its fruit tech-week the following days lived up to the soaring momentum it was followed by a briefing session by the ibm professionals about one of the most coveted coding competitions the great mind challenge abbreviated as tgmc the briefing session-cum workshop the magnificent world of touch 2.0 and touch 3.0 and the diverse avenues available for incorporating them made all exercise their grey cells and ponder upon the world that could be with a wide scale use of touch technology entailed what all to expect from this competition and how to gear up for an event of this magnitude given the fact that current csi fourth year members have already won accolades by topping the delhi region in tgmc the fellow csidtu members felt a breeze of motivation as well the vast array competitions like c c coding were innovative and of engaging codage the competition presented the on pg 13 continued from pg 12 an introduction to `drupal was also given which is basically a content management system cms obotics has always fascinated several minds and therefore the instant success of the mechanical bot workshop was no surprise for a spell-bounding finale the best was reserved the quizmoz the quiz was ultimately won by dhruv singh and manik mehta while alok baid and abhinav tyagi were the runner ups r marking the culmination of the techweek the group discussion closed the series of events wherein an array of topics ranging from blocking facebook in india 3rd revolution industry and india revising its relationship with pakistan were deliberated upon the event was judged by ms meha joshi a faculty of delhi school of management dsm the event was sponsored by `wisdom tree publishers showcasing his knowledge and oratory skills prince verma of dtu bagged the 1st prize with payal yadav being the runner up overall the techweek was a huge success.

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14 www.dtutimes.org sweet memories glimpses of 2011 17th edition achievements top 10 govt colleges name of institute iit iit iit iit iit iit it-bhu delhi tech university nit ismu city kharagpur delhi mumbai kanpur chennai roorkee varanasi new delhi tiruchirapalli dhanbad overall score 887.2 878.9 874.4 872.6 861.8 858.5 857.6 839.0 809.5 720.5 rank today reputation quality of academic input student care infrastructure job propects perceptual rank factual rank overall score india dsetoi 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 the india today-nielsen survey ranking of top 25 engineering themes over all rank 2011 2010 colleges ihcwag 1 1 2 2 3 4 4 3 top 10 engineering colleges in placement name of institute iit iit delhi tech university iit iit it-bhu nit iit iit ismu city kharagpur mumbai delhi delhi roorkee varanasi tiruchirapalli chennai kanpur dhanbad total score score 180 1,000 174.50 168.10 167.10 164.70 161.10 160.60 160.00 159.80 157.70 141.50 887.20 874.40 839.00 878.90 858.50 857.60 809.50 861.80 872.60 720.50 best rank 5 6 6 7 7 13 11 14 12 8 13 12 14 16 15 16 17 18 22 19 20 20 23 the fire that never extinguishes ­ tedxdtu second edition we re back and how the exuberant stage of ted needs no introduction and we bring you tedxdtu 2012 the second edition it s the stage where we bring you speakers from every field sharing a common interest this time it being passion it is believed that the happiness of a man in this life does not consist in the absence but in the mastery of his passions and that is exactly what we want to showcase this time but what stage is complete if all you do is hear about other s story and how they made it huge so we give the opportunity to voice your story of passion through our campaign whats your story because we believe that its time that you tell the world what you always wanted to do all you have to do is send us your story of passion by posting it on our official fb page www.facebook.com/tedxdtu and if your journey of passion matches our paths we will give you the chance to share the stage with our esteemed speakers being prabhu chawla the editor in chief of the new indian express newspaper anand kumar mathematician and columnists for national and international journals sanajana kapoor-daughter of shashi kapoor and others to be disclosed later basically you dear friends do not want to miss this and you can take our word for it if you ve been applauding for others all this while its your time to take the charge and tell others how its really done let your spark of passion ignite the life of others you might get another chance to do so but is it really worth it chase down your passion like it s the last bus of the night -terri guillemets we make a living by what we get we make a life by what we give a social initiative inspired by this poignant thought kartavyadtu aims to focus `youth energy rendered latent by the lack of initiative towards fruitful social advancement being endowed with all possible resources for a comfortable lifestyle most of us continue to remain oblivious to the social scenario around us it is time we let go of that selfish streak within and explore our beneficent side by indulging in social labor some of the aims and goals of kartavyadtu are · to encourage the youth to participate in various activities concerning social issues likewomen empowerment illiteracy and discrimination · to work under the guidance of esteemed · ngos to utilize their will and strength to work for the society · to organize literary events in the campus like book donation motivational lectures evening school etc · to organize recreational events for underprivileged kids to spread happiness in their lives kartavya has initiated an education programme at jeevan an orphanage near the campus where kartavya members teach math computers and english to underprivileged children kartavya welcomes volunteers to join this education campaign be a part of the society contact ankit goel 9711978901 a social initiative kartavya 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8 10 9 11 10 9 indian institute of technology kanpur indian institute of technology delhi indian institute of technology kharagpur indian institute of technology madras indian institute of technology roorkee birla institute of technology and sciences pilani delhi technological university formerly dce delhi national institute of technology surathkal institute of technology banaras hindu university varanasi indian institute of technology guwahati national institute of technology warangal vellore institute of technology vellore national institute of technology tiruchirapalli international institute of information technology hyderabad r v college of engineering bangalore college of engineering pune national institute of technology rourkela sardar vallabhbhai national institute of technology surat indian school of mines dhanbad psg college of technology coimbatore 1 2 4 3 5 6 9 7 8 1 2 3 4 5 6 9 7 8 1 1 1 1 5 100 2 2 2 2 3 91.34 4 4 3 4 1 80.23 3 3 4 3 2 78.54 5 5 5 5 3 71.89 6 6 6 6 7 65.30 8 8 9 9 8 44.55 7 7 7 7 20 44.39 8 9 8 8 10 43.83 india s 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 39.84 11 11 12 12 12 12 14 33.15 20 21 21 17 17 21 5 32.09 13 13 13 12 11 13 16 32.06 11 12 11 11 12 11 28 29.76 21 15 17 17 17 17 12 29.18 14 14 14 15 14 14 16 28.72 17 17 19 16 16 16 15 27.47 15 15 15 14 15 15 24 26.49 26 25 26 23 26 25 13 26.14 17 18 16 20 21 19 18 26.11 ^

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17th edition trivia book review www.dtutimes.org movie review american history x reviewed by anand vardhan american history x is a pitiless portrayal of human tragedies and dogmatic beliefs centred on the neo-nazi movement and the hatred for blacks in america it revolves around the life of two brothers derek and danny who instigate people to resort to violence and hatred against the people they regard as inferiors blacks the visual aspects of the movie are thoroughly brutal hence viewer discretion is recommended however the movie after all its intricacies and barbarisms concludes with a shiny wonderful thought `hatred is a baggage a must watch for those interested in america s contemporary history and society -reviewed by shashank sharma 15 brave new world by aldous huxley i have been reading a lot of sci-fi lately as part of a bet with a friend so even though this book was never a part of my `to read list i was compelled to do so i am glad i did because even though this book was published in 1932 it is extremely contemporary the ideas presented here are unnerving and extremely provocative also this book is the birth place of modern genetic engineering so a must for all bio-tech engineers do read if you appreciate a little more sophisticated sci-fi recommendations starship troopers by robert a heinlein ringworld by larry niven neuromancer by william gibson rendezvous with rama by arthur c clarke -reviewed by mansi ghai grounded in space the debut album of band advaita is a glaring instance of fusion music it fuses the indian classical elements with the jazzy elements of western music resulting in soothing vocals with simplified classical songs and distinct presence of each instrument gives this album a unique touch the indian flavors of tracks like rasiya and hamsadhwani and the effortless jugalbandi gives it the required layering of sounds songs like durga ghir ghir leaves you spellbound the different aspect of this particular album is the intricate instrumental music the vocalists with their mesmerizing voice quality have showed brilliant techniques and touched upon the nuances of classical forms neatly suhail yusuf khan s saarangi manages to create a splendid effect in the songs a musical dream redefining indian music worth a try recommendations:band agam,band motherjane recommendations inglourious basterds green street hooligans the believer this is england crossword across music review -by nikhil mundra 1 ­ his statue with 4 hands and 4 sticks exists in vienna austria 5-5 3 ­ blackburn rovers trusted source of chicken 6 5 ­ when you score this in golf you pass with flying colours 6 7 ­ the indian lady i ilavazhagi is a world champion of this game/sport 6 9 ­ gandhiji has an uncanny connection to this tour de france winner 5-9 11 ­ a smelly creature it is also a term used in table tennis for a one-sided foreclosed victory 5 13 ­ you can play it using camels/horses/elephant and it has a minty flavour 4 15 ­ connect the person in 2 down to badminton 8 17 ­ the 2010 commonwealth games were held in 5 19 ­ a fictional game that you might be itching to play 9 21 ­ basketballer who shared screen-space with the looney tunes in space jam 6 down 2 ­ connect the indian f1 gp track to force india 9 4 ­ sachin tendulkar s favourite dish but it s not what sounds 6-4 6 ­ game where ball speeds are denoted using colours like red blue yellow green 6 8 ­ the longest tennis match was played between and nicolas mahut 4-5 10 ­ home state of 5-time world boxing champ from india 7 12 ­ billiards player on song 4-5 14 ­ what the speedy singhs would have liked to put into the goal 4 16 ­ if vishwanathan anand is the king of chess can this recently born be the hereditary prince 5 18 ­ single trap double trap etc are forms of 8

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