Libraries are backbone of any civilized society and heart of any academic institution. Thus the library at Delhi Technological University also acquires a prominent place among the students and faculty. Situated in a three storiedcentrally air-conditioned Building spread over an area of 5000 square meters,it is a central place for academic and research activities. The library has a well equipped conference hall with the seating capacity of 150 for academic discussions and reading rooms for 300 users. The Library has a very rich collection of relevant books and journals. The total collection of the library ismore than 117224 in main library, 46902 in General Book bank, 9057 in SCP Book Bank and 2805 received through donation. Library budget for book and journals etc. for the year 2009-2010 is approximately Rs. two crore. During 2008- 2009, 4186 books were added in the library.
The library services at Delhi Technological University are provided to students,staff & faculty members for updating their knowledge and supporting the research and teaching / learning activities.
These services are provided through the central library and departmental libraries. Keeping in view the fast changes in technology, the knowledge base of the library is updated regularly by way of adding new literature in the form of text books, reference books, reports, proceedings, abstracts & indexes, encyclopedias, data books, standards (National & International), Journals & database on CD-ROM. Apart from adding the new literature, the basic literature is also procured for the new programmes along with current one.
Some new sections and services are also being started to make the library services of ISO 9001 standard.
This section has a rich collection of more than 117224 books having 65 thousand unique titles, covering almost all areas of Engineering, Science & Technology and is open to all students & faculty members, from where they can borrow the required books as per rules.
The University runs a Book Bank having a collection of 46902 books intended to assists students, from the economically weaker sections of society, by giving text books on loan to deserving students for the whole academic semester according to the rules framed for the purpose. The University also runs a Book Bank having a collection of 9057 books specially meant for Scheduled Caste and Scheduled Tribe students who can borrow books from the Bank for the whole academic semester according to the rules framed for this purpose.
A large number of Encyclopedias, Handbooks, Standards, Reports, Proceedings, Abstracts & Indexes, Data Books, standards (National & International) are available in the Library.
Additional Reading Section
The library also has a collection of good books on English and Hindi Literature for leisure reading and on the other important subjects like History, Sociology, Economics etc.
A large number of foreign & Indian journals are being subscribed on-line to facilitate the on going research activities & to expand the areas of future research activities. The online Journals are being subscribed including IEL, ASME, ASCE, Science Direct and Springer Link, Emerald Xtra ASTM. Approximately 6000 e-journals on various disciplines are accessible to the students & faculty.
The facilities like Photocopy, Printing, Scanning, Spiral binding, Lamination etc. are provided to the students on payment basis within the premises of the library.
CD-Rom Access to Engineering & Scientific Data Base
Various CD-ROM database i.e. BIS, ASTM, EI-index etc. are being subscribed. Apart from these databases, library also has a good collection of books on CD-ROM and video recordings.
Automation of Library & Services
To keep pace with ongoing technological changes the library records have been computerized for making it accessible to the faculty & students at their work places which not only save the time but also make the simultaneous multiple access of information which otherwise is not possible in print formats. Well known Library management software namely Libsys- 4 is being used for the automation of library services. 73 Pentium IV machines are provided to facilitate the retrieval of information through internet and intranet. Online Public Access Catalogue (OPAC) of books, Journals CDs and Videos available in the library is accessible to the users on intranet. Several useful resources on engineering and technology available on internet have been identified and links are made available on the library Web page http:// http://www.dce.ac.in / library/ which includes: list of subscribed and free on -line journals / resources / references / databases in Engineering, Science and Technology, list of research papers available through institutional archives.
Electronic Resource Centre
The library being the member of consortia of Indian Digital Library of Engineering and Technology (INDEST) and Developing Library Network (DELNET) offers various facilities of member institutions through resource sharing. A continuous Internet search is done for identification of new resource which are subsequently made accessible through library home page.
Electronic Surveillance System
To provide the efficient management, the constant vigil is kept on the activities of staff and users through Electronic Surveillance system having a 24 hours recording facility.
Library has prepared a manual for exposing the library activities to the new comers. This manual is provided at the time of enrollment as member of the library. This is also available on the digital library for reference. Information Literacy Program
Library organises information literacy programmes under the title “explore the library” for users. These programmes consist of hands on knowledge to the participants on searching the engineering the technology literature and the facilities available in the library. With the help of DTU LIBRARY USER GROUP library organizes training programmes for interested users on web designing, network management and server management. After training the users are supposed to help voluntarily in maintenance of library network, webpage and other activities.
DTU has a well equipped centralized computer center to cater to the needs of high profile students and faculty in the University. It is housed, in a magnificent state-of-theart building having specialized laboratories to provide variety of platforms and computing environment for UG, PG and Research students.
The center possesses 3 HP ML370 & 570 Servers and about 140 desktop computer systems of HP Compaq (P-IV) and 60 Dell computers of latest configuration (Optiplex 780, i5). These are working on Windows XP, Windows Vista, Linux platforms. In addition to this, the center has 4 SUN CAD workstations for research and project works.
Campus Wide Network
The center is networked through high-end intelligent CISCO switch, and possesses round the clock two leased lines of 6 Mbps (Tata) and 8 Mbps (Airtel) in different pipes for the Wi-Fi connectivity in the Library, Academic, Administrative and Hostel blocks of the campus, with internet facilities on all the nodes. Recently, the traffic is being monitored by full version of Kerio firewall.
Presently all the 140 computers are connected through LAN in its two floors providing internet access. It is providing programming facilities to all the departments of the college, predominantly COE, IT, ECE, EE, Physics and Mathematics departments. The academic/library/administrative blocks and all the hostels of DTU are interconnected using Wi-Fi with limited number of access points. The Administrative Block, Training and Placement Block, Convocation Hall and Library are also connected via CAT5 cables individually.
The present network setup satisfies only the basic needs of the University’s rudimentary Internet connectivity and minimal resource sharing for the connected departments. To put DTU on par with IITs and reputed NITs, it is necessary to use Information Technology as the backbone for its academic, research, consultancy and administrative ventures.
Recently permission for networking the hostels has been released and the work has started.
Besides, computer center is also used for conducting of short term training programs for staff and faculty. Further, it houses the Microsoft MSDN Academy with licensed Microsoft software’s made available to all the faculty and students. DTU is also working as a nodal academy for information storage and management solutions through its DCE-EMC Academy that conducts training programs at the Computer center for all the engineering institutions in North India twice every year.
Computer Centre also provides online examination facilities to the Training and Placement Cell during recruitments.
Hostel accommodation for students on rolls will be allotted to full-time day students by the University Hostel Committee. Application for hostel seats should be submitted in the prescribed form. No ex-student shall be allotted any hostel accommodation.
DTU is having 8 Boys and 5 Girls hostels in the campus to accommodate 1284 boys and 334 girls.
- Bhaskaracharya Hostel 178 Seats
- Sir C. V. Raman Hostel 178 Seats
- Sir J. C. Bose Hostel 178 Seats
- Varahmihir Hostel 176 Seats
- Sir Visversvaraya Hostel 180 Seats
- Aryabhatta Hostel 168 Seats
- Transit Hostel 60 Seats
- H. J. Bhabha Hostel 168 Seats
- Sister Nivedita Hostel 99 Seats
- Type V Girls Hostel 54 Seats
- Kalpana Chawla Hostel 45 Seats
- Type III Girls Hostel 66 Seats
- Type II Girls Hostel 70 Seats
The students of Delhi Technological University are provided with excellent facilities and encouraged to take part in the tournaments held in and around N.C.R. Delhi, particulars, engineering institutions.
Delhi Technological University is having 450 m. track, ground for Football, Hockey, Cricket, two courts for Volley ball, two courts for basketball, three courts for Tennis and five courts for Badminton, Table Tennis rooms, Chess Rooms, Carom Rooms and Gyms are also available in the each hostel of the DTU campus.
Sports council of DTU (Formerly Delhi College of Engineering) has organized several tournaments during 2010 – 2011 academic sessions.
Canteen and Shopping Plaza
The University has two storey canteen building. Separate space is provided for boys & girls students and first floor is exclusively reserved for the faculty. Most modern kitchen with appropriate facilities keeping hygiene in mind have been provided in the Canteen. A shopping plaza is also in the Campus where day to day need of students viz stationery, photocopy, PCO, Fax, Souvenir, Books and general items are available. DTU is having SBI branch and its ATM. The University has a post office with speed post & registration services.
The DTU is having a modest Health Centre manned by well experience medical Doctors. Services of five medical practitioners are available to the students throughout day and evening. The University health centre is also visited by specialized medical practitioners for ENT, Eye, Dental care etc. for expert advice and treatment. University is also having tie up with nearby leading hospitals for emergency. A large number of hospitals are in the vicinity of the University; some of them are Dr. Bhim Rao Ambedkar Hospital, Saroj Hospital, Mahavir Hospital, Jaipur Golden Hospital, Satyam Hospital etc.
A new Sports Medicine – cum – Physiotherapy Centre has been added this year to provide the necessary expert advice and treatment to the students and faculty. A well equipped Gym facility is also attached to this Centre.