New Delhi; May 20, 2013: Towards strengthening and promoting the academia-industry interface, Delhi Technological University (DTU), the jury has selected Delhi Technological University as winner in the category of Best University for Promoting Industry – Academia Interface for CCI Technology Education Excellence Awards 2013Prof. P.B Sharma, Vice Chancellor, DTU and Dheeraj Mishra, Team Leader, DTU Solaris received the award on 18 May, 2013 at function organised at Gujrat Technological University, Ahmadabad.

Expressing his happiness, Prof. P.B Sharma, Vice Chancellor, DTU said, “This is a momentous occasion for DTU. We are moving from Information Society to Knowledge Society. If India has to forge ahead, we have to create knowledge hubs for partnership between academics and industry, which can unleash the power of innovations.

Delhi Technological University (formerly Delhi College of Engineering) is India’s leading technological University inspired by talent and driven by innovations. With an illustrious history spanning over 72 years, the University has a highly distinguished alumni presence worldwide. The father of Pentium chip Shri Vinod Dham graduated from here in 1971 and so have the CMDs of BHEL, HAL, BEL, EIL, Tata Power and Chairman of Central Electricity Authority among others. DTU has Strong industry and R&D interface – MoUs with Lockheed Martin, Samsung, Alstom, TCS, DMRC, IOL, MUL, NPL, TokyoTech, NUS, NTU Singapore and HIT, Zimbabwe.

DTU provides a seamless environment for education and research and has its focus on integration of science with engineering. It has a vibrant culture of research and innovations which percolates right down to undergraduate levels. DTU to its credit has the design and development of India’s First Hybrid Car (received First Prize in Student Category in International Competition at New Wark organised by North East Sustainable Energy Association, USA (2005), India’s first Super Mileage Vehicle (received First Prize in Aerodynamic Design, Visual Appeal in SAE International competition at Michigan, 2006), Most Innovative Design Award for Unmanned Arial Vehicle by AUVSI at Georgia (US), Director’s Award for Unmanned Aircraft System at Maryland (US), the FISITA Award for Best Design Endeavour (2003) for the Formula Student Car in SAE International Competition in UK, and the Most Improved Design Award for the Robotic Submarine at San Diego (US), 2006. The first Solar Passenger Car of India designed and developed by the DTU student team for which this entry is made was flagged off by the Hon’ble President of India from Rashtrapati Bhawan on September 4, 2012.

DTU continues to attract highly talented students for its 15 UG and 22 PG programs and has emerged as a major hub for research and innovations in India. The thrust of DTU is on industry relevant R&D and new product development of high value to society and industries.

Gujarat Technological University (GTU) has set up 25 GTU Innovation Sankuls all across Gujarat. Each Sankul provides a platform for Colleges and surrounding industries to work together. A Sankul Committee is co-chaired by a senior academician and an industry leader. The Consortium of 25 Co-Chairpersons (Industry) has decided to give annual awards to recognize the excellence in different aspects of working of technology Universities. A technology university can present the work done during the last two years for the award.

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