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                        Fresher’s Edition, August 2010
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       From the desk of Vice Chancellor
Marching from strength to strength, Delhi
College of Engineering, DCE is now the
                                                                                                                   Inside Out
“Delhi Technological University”. The his-
toric decision to upgrade DCE into DTU                                                                      India Knowledge Society
was taken by the Government of Delhi
                                                                                                            The seminar on ‘India-a Knowledge
and an Act to this effect has been enacted
by the Delhi Vidhan Sabha. The upgrada-                                                                     Society’ inaugurated by Lt. Governor,
tion of DCE into a technological university                                                                 Delhi, Mr. Tejendra Khanna on July 5,
provides the necessary academic and ad-                                                                     2010.
ministration autonomy to empower DCE to                                                                     Page 5
march on the path of academic and research
excellence, as also to accelerate the pace of                                                               DTU Ranked among top 10
innovations. The conferment of the status                                                                   Engineering Institutes of the
of a technological University upon DCE is
a major opportunity for all of us in meet-
                                                                                                            Country: Outlook
ing the requirement of skilled brainpower,                                                                  Adding another feather to its cap, Delhi
develop new technologies and innovated products to accelerate the advancement of our country in the         Technological University (DTU), for-
New Knowledge Age.                                                                                          merly Delhi College of Engineering
DTU, with the brand image of DCE and its glorious past, thus is poised to create new horizons in the        has yet again been ranked among the
arena of technical education and research in the country. With the upgradation of DCE into DTU we           top ten engineering institutions of the
have now a much greater responsibility and certainly a greater accountability along side with freedom
to excel and serve the interest of the talented student and faculty community, industry and the society.
It is also an opportunity to provide an updated and innovated curriculum at par with the best techno-       Page 3
logical universities of the world and emulate the best practices in technical education. Further it is an
opportunity to enhance both the quality as well as quantum of research work.                                Admission boom at DTU
As per the DTU Act, Delhi Act 6 of 2009, the DTU is a non-affiliating teaching and research Univer-         Almost 8500 students have applied
sity focusing on “growth with quality”, offering new programs in emerging areas of engineering and          for the undergraduate engineering
technology, ensuring synergy between science and engineering, will attract the very best and qualified      (B.Tech.) courses of Delhi Technologi-
faculty in its fold and contribute effectively to cutting edge technology development and foster world
                                                                                                            cal University (DTU), formerly Delhi
class innovations. The DTU thus aspires to be a world class University in Engineering, Technology,
Applied Science and Management education and research.
                                                                                                            College of Engineering, this year.
As per plan, four new B. Tech programs (with 240 annual intake), 6 new PG programs (18 seats each),         Page 3
MBA (60 seats) have been added from 2009-10. Further 50 scholarships for PhD including 25 Teach-
ing-cum-Research Fellowships are being offered to strengthen the academic and research environment          Pattern Recognition And Soft
in DTU. Thus in the academic session (2009-10), DTU is offering 14 B. Tech, 16 M. Tech, 04 B. Tech
(Evening) Programs, MBA and PhD programs. The areas covered include both core as well as inter-
disciplinary programmes of high value to industries at home and abroad. The PG programs focus on            A five-day workshop on ‘Pattern Rec-
new and emerging areas including VLSI design, Nano Science and Engineering, Software Engineer-              ognition and Soft Computing’ orga-
ing, Microwave and Optical Communication etc. in addition to other core areas. Further expansion of         nized by the Department of Electron-
education and research programs will take place in the years to follow.                                     ics & Communication Engineering of
The focus of DTU is on - Panchsheel of Technical education in 21st Century                                  Delhi Technological University (DTU)
o Troika of Education, Research and Innovations imbibing scientific values and professional morality        culminated today at the University
o World Quality Curriculum design and delivery; World Class Knowledge Infrastructure                        campus.
o Seamless integration of Science and Engineering                                                           Page 6
o Research driven, industry relevant Innovations
o Networking with selected World Class Universities
I am happy to add that our standing in the community of premier engineering institutions in the coun-       DTU Ranked among top 10:
try has gone up during 2009-10 as is evident from overall 8th rank in Outlook, 9th in Zee and DNA           Zee News
nationwide surveys of top ten best engineering institutions in India. In fact we scored 7th in Academic
Environment, 8th in Placement and 9th in Curriculum Innovation among the top 10 that included the 7         In a recent survey commissioned by
IITs in DNA survey. Further the DATA Quest also ranked DTU at 12th among the top 20 best institu-           Zee News and DNA, Delhi College of
tions in the country from earlier 16th position. India Today also ranked DTU this year at 13th (from        Engineering (now Delhi Technological
earlier 15th). The Competition Success Review placed DCE, now DTU, only next to IITs as Institution         University) has been ranked among the
of Super Excellence. Continued on Next Page                                                                 top ten engineering institutions of the
                          Major achievements 2009-10                                                        Page 4
DTU Tie-up with Lockheed Martin for UAV Development.
DTU Industry Partnership in Research Freescale Semiconductor to set up Systems Laboratory.
DTU Industry Partnership in Research Microsoft to support establishment of Robotics Laboratory.
Details on Page 3,4,5
 DTU Tidingz
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Campus placement has been highly impressive this year. 683 offers from 138 reputed companies including PSUs and multinationals
has been received. Major companies that visited DTU during 2009-10 included all major MNCs including Microsoft, Nomura, Bank
of America, Mckinsey, JP Morgan etc & India’s leading companies like Tata Motors, Samsung engineering, L&T and major PSUs like
Indian Oil, NTPC,BHEL, & EIL plus DRDO, Indian Navy.
As such, we now have an added responsibility to ensure high academic standards, compliance to research integrity and create the neces-
sary vibrancy to conform to rigorous academic study and professional activities to meet the challenges of the new knowledge age. This
is what we in the DTU are committed to do.
While on academic fronts, it is our responsibility to provide an updated and innovated curriculum and deliver it with all sincerity, it is
also absolutely essentially that the student community conforms to the highest levels of decorum and discipline. The DCE now DTU
campus shall follow the policy of “Zero Tolerance in Ragging”. And as such, I call upon all the members of students community to co-
operate in our desire to exhibit the highest standards of civilized human behaviour free from the virus of ragging in any form.
This requires a firm resolve on our part to enforce the anti-ragging policy and assure compliance to norms and guidelines set out by the
UGC and the Hon’ble Supreme Court of our country. To this end we need the full and unconditional commitment of our students (seniors
as well as freshers).
I am sure that the DTU student community shall ensure that, our tradition of keeping our campus totally free from ragging will be upheld
in the academic sessions 2010-11 as well.
I would like to advice the student community to shoulder this responsibility and exhibit highest commitment to compliance of the anti-
ragging policy and, refrain from acts and behaviour which could tantamount to ragging. Needless to say that the offenders will be se-
verely punished as per the provisions in this regards. Ragging is a crime and, therefore, no self-respecting student should lend himself /
herself in trouble by consciously or unconsciously involving himself / herself in ragging of any kind.
This bulletin of information by the University contains all the relevant details of anti-ragging policy, norms and guidelines to maintain a
“Ragging Free Campus.” All the students are advised to go through the contents of this bulleting and apprise them of the provision and
directions. Ignorance is not the bliss in law and as such please make yourself fully familiar with the provisions of the anti-ragging norms
and policy directions.
I am sure that the DCE now DTU student community shall ensure that, our tradition of keeping our campus totally free from ragging
will be upheld in the academic sessions 2010-11 as well.
I seek your unconditional cooperation in this just cause for the welfare of the student community.

                                                                                                                        Prof. P.B. Sharma

                AIEEE high rankers through DTU for Admissions
Delhi Technological University (DTU), formerly Delhi College of
Engineering, has completed its first counseling with all the seats
getting filled in the General category for both Delhi and outside
Delhi region.
After the implementation of the Other Backward Classes (OBC)
quota, the total number of seats in 14 B.Tech courses of DTU has
increased to 1128 from the original intake of 910.
Since 85% of the seats are reserved for Delhi candidates, there are
959 seats available forDelhi candidates and 169 for those belong-
ing to outside Delhi region. Out of these, 551 seats were in offer
for the Delhi (open-general) candidates. All seats under the Delhi
(Open) category have been filled during the first counseling itself,
with the last seat filling at the All India Engineering Entrance Test
(AIEEE) All-India Rank of 11969.
Similarly, there are 98 seats offered for the outside Delhi (open -
general) category, which have also been duly filled, with the last
seat filling at the rank of AIEEE All-India Rank of 3895.
The filling-up of seats at such high AIEEE rank indicates the popu-
larity of DTU. High quality education, industrial linkages, culture
of innovation & research right at an undergraduate level and excel-
lent placement records (683 job offers for 460 eligible students
in 2009-10) has made DTU a sought after institution for higher
education.                                                              available, they are eligible to appear for the subsequent counseling.
At present, there are few seats available under the SC/ ST and OBC      The second counseling will begin from August 16.
categories for both Delhiand outside Delhi students. However,           In case any seats remain vacant even after second counseling, they
since the university has provided time till August end to withdraw      will be allotted to students during the third counseling, scheduled
admissions, there is a possibility that some seats might become         for August 30-31, for which all eligible candidates are entitled to
vacant by second or third counseling even in the General Category.      appear.
If a candidate withdraws their admission before the due date            In view of continuation of 7.5% ST and implementation of 15%
for withdrawal, they need to pay only Rs.1000 as processing             OBC reservation, the revisedCounseling schedule for ST, SC and
fee and their entire fee will be refunded. In case a student ap-        OBC candidates of Delhi region, who have applied for B. Tech
pears for the first or second counseling but the seats are un-          admissions in DTU, will be held on July 29 and 30.

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                                                                                   DTU Ranked among Top 10
                                                                                   Engineering Colleges in India
                                                                             A     dding another feather to its cap, Delhi Technological University
                                                                                   (DTU), formerly Delhi College of Engineering has yet again been
                                                                             ranked among the top ten engineering institutions of the country. DTU
                                                                             has been ranked ninth in the recent Outlook-MDRA Survey 2010 of ‘Top
                                                                             50 Engineering Colleges’. In the same survey, DTU stands at eighth posi-
                                                                             tion in the list of ‘Top 10 Government Engineering Colleges’.
                                                                             In the survey conducted last year (2009) by Outlook, DTU was placed
                                                                             at 14th position, which clearly indicates a quantum jump by the institu-
                                                                             tion after being accorded a Technical University status.The eight institu-
                                                                             tions ahead of DTU in this year’s overall ranking include seven Indian
                                                                             Institutes of Technology (IITs) at Kharagpur, Kanpur, Mumbai, Madras,
                                                                             Roorkee, Guwahati and Varanasi, while the eighth institution is BITS
                                                                             Pilani. The survey also places DTU ahead of an IIT in the categories of
                                                                             ‘Personality Development and Industrial Interface’ and ‘Infrastructure’
                                                                             and at fifth position in terms of ‘Placements’.
                                                                             According to Prof. P.B. Sharma, Vice Chancellor, DTU, “Consequent
                                                                             upon becoming a technological University, the focus of erstwhile DTU
                                                                             has shifted to curriculum innovation, strong industry partnership and on
                                                                             seamless integration of science and engineering. Its research and innova-
                                                                             tions have attracted the leading global brands to collaborate with DTU
                                                                             for cutting-edge research and development.”Conducted by well known
                                                                             media Group Outlook and research agency MDRA, the survey was un-
                                                                             dertaken to evaluate the status of educational institutions in the Country
                                                                             in varied professional fields like engineering, medical sciences, law, ho-
                                                                             tel management, dentistry, architecture, fashion technology etc. Detailed
                                                                             questionnaires were sent to over 1,000 colleges in the chosen streams.
                                                                             Given the quantum and quality of responses, only three streams —en-
                                                                             gineering, law and hotel management — were deemed fit for objective
                                                                             analysis. These three streams were evaluated on a combination of objec-
                                                                             tive and perceptual data (with equal weights). A panel of 120 experts
                                                                             from the corporate sector and academia were carefully selected for con-
                                                                             sultation on establishing the parameters and sub-parameters for ranking
                                                                             and their importance.

                                          Admission boom at DTU
A     lmost 8500 students have applied for the undergraduate engineering
      (B.Tech.) courses of Delhi Technological University (DTU), former-
ly Delhi College of Engineering, this year. The University has received
                                                                             her Application. The list of the students with upgraded branches will be
                                                                             displayed periodically. Notifications in this respect will be issued by the
                                                                             Chairman, B.Tech. Admission Committee.
these applications against 14 B.Tech programmes offered in varied disci-     ii. Freezing
plines like Electronics & Communication., Computer Science, Mechani-         In case a candidate desires to continue in the branch allotted to him/her
cal, Electrical, Civil, Production & Industrial, Environmental, Polymer      at the time ofadmission or a subsequent upgradation, other than his/her
Science & Chemical Technology, IT, Bio-Technology, Software, Electri-        highest preference indicated in his/her Application then he/she must sub-
cal and Electronics, Automotive, and Engineering Physics, with a total       mit
intake of 910 seats.                                                         to the Chairman, B.Tech. Admission Committee for freezing the same.
It is worth mentioning here that for the first time DTU, earlier DTU, has    Similarly a branch once upgraded, the new allotted branch may also be
made independent admissions after being accorded University status. Till     got freezed within one day after the upgradation. Any freeze request made
last year, it used to make combined admissions with Netaji Subhas Insti-     later may not be entertained.
tute of Technology (NSIT). The combined applications received by DTU/        iii. Once an upgradation list is issued, it is mandatory for the students to
DTU and NSIT last year were around 10071 (including approx. 6700             shift to the new branch. Request for reversion to the old branch will not
for DTU-NSIT and 3200 for DTU). The University has also witnessed a          be entertained.
boom in its M.Tech. applications with almost 1980 students applying for      iv. The syllabus for first semester for all the branches is the same. No
the postgraduate courses this year. The substantial increase in the number   change of section will be done during the first semester classes. Once
of applications for both B.Tech. and M.Tech. courses of DTU clearly in-      the final upgraded list is displayed (likely on 31.12.2010), the change of
dicate its growing popularity and credibility among students, parents and    branches will be affected immediately, as per the final list. No. change/
society, after being upgraded into a Technological University.               shift will be allowed thereafter.
To aid the students, helpline was also started. It includes two helpline     Second phase of councelling
numbers, email, sms updates and live support. The system is managed          Second phase of councelling is starting from 16th august, 2010. All
efficiently by university students with full support from the administra-    eligible applicants who had marked their attendance during I phase of
tion. A large number of queries have been handled efficiently and relieved   counseling and could not get any seat can attend the II phase of coun-
large number of students of a number of worries. The website “www.           seling. For others please refer the prospectus for schedule for different” has also been updated with important news and student           categories.
statistics regularly.                                                        A candidate who refused to take admission in the allotted branch at the
i. A candidate who has been admitted to a Branch other than his/her          time of 1st councelling will not be considered in Second phase of coun-
first choice will automatically be transferred, as per his/her merit in      celling. Only admitted candidates will be considered for upgradation of
AIEEE-2010, to a Branch of his/her higherpreference as indicated in his/     branches.

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                            DTU Ranked among top 10: Zee News
                                                              n a recent survey commissioned by Zee News and DNA, Delhi College
                                                              of Engineering (now Delhi Technological University) has been ranked
                                                           among the top ten engineering institutions of the country. DTU has been
                                                           placed 9th in the survey after seven Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs) at
                                                           Kanpur, Delhi, Mumbai, Kharagpur, Roorkee, Madras, Guwahati and BITS
                                                           Pilani. IIT Kanpur has topped the survey that has ranked the country’s top
                                                           20 engineering colleges in 10 cities.
                                                           DTU has also been placed seventh in two of the categories ‘Academic ambi-
                                                           ence’ as well as ‘Faculty
                                                           competence’ and ninth
                                                           in the segment of ‘Intro-
                                                           duction of new courses’.
                                                           Conducted by Ipsos, the
                                                           world’s third-ranked re-
                                                           search agency, the sur-
                                                           vey was undertaken to
                                                           evaluate the status of
                                                           engineering colleges in
                                                           India. It was based on
                                                           the inputs from leading
                                                           academicians, faculty
                                                           members and alumni,
                                                           and the current as well
                                                           as prospective students
of the colleges concerned. The parameters of the survey were chosen after a lot of
research and planning. The history and reputation, admission process, course cur-
riculum, learning environment, faculty competence, infrastructure, foreign exchange
programmes, research facilities, laboratories and workshops, hostel facilities, place-
ments, and new innovative courses of the colleges were taken into account while
conducting the survey.

         DTU Tie-up with Lockheed Martin for UAV Development
                                                           A major breakthrough for University Industry partnership has been achieved
                                                             for the commercial design and development of an Unmanned Arial Vehicle.
                                                        A tie-up with the world best aeronautics industry, Lockheed Martin Corporation
                                                        has been made during the visit of Dr. Ray O Johnson, Senior Vice-President,
                                                        Lockheed Martin, USA.
                                                        DTU and the Groupe des Ecoles des Mines (GEM), France are jointly seeking
                                                        to strengthen exist-
                                                        ing links of coop-
                                                        eration between
                                                        France and India
                                                        and are seeking
                                                        to develop coop-
                                                        eration in their
                                                        respective fields
                                                        and to define the
general rules for such cooperation, to establish a program of academic
and scientific exchange and collaboration in areas of interest and benefit
to both institutions and to provide opportunity for global experience, and
facilitate advancement of knowledge on the basis of reciprocity, best ef-
fort, mutual benefit, and frequent interactions between DTU and GEM in
the fields of teaching and research.

     Admission To NRI’s, Foreign Nationals And Persons Of Indian Origin
Starting this year, the admission to 5% seats in 14 B. Tech. and 17 M.
Tech. full-time programs of Delhi Technological University (formerly
Delhi College of Engineering) for NRIs, Foreign Nationals and PIOs
is being made on the basis of merit as per score in SAT-II/ GRE as ap-
plicable. The candidates must have a minimum of 60% marks in PCM
in qualifying examination for admission to B. Tech Program and 60%
in aggregate in B.E./B. Tech Examination for M. Tech. This is a proof
of DTU touching global heights and adding more vibrant colors from
various parts of the world. (About no of applciations)

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DTU Industry Partnership in Research Microsoft
to support establishment of Robotics Laboratory
M     icrosoft (India) has offered to support the development of Robotics Curriculum
      and Robotics Laboratory for teaching and research at DTU.A Higher End Design
                                              Centre for Photonics and MEMS (Micro
                                              Electro Mechanical Systems) has been
                                              awarded to DTU, Department of Applied
                                              Physics under the leadership of Prof. R.K.
                                              Sinha, Dean (IRD), by Aeronautics De-
                                              velopment Agency, Govt. of India. IISc
                                              Bangalore is coordinating the national effort.
                                              Dr. R.K. Sinha, the Head of Applied Physics Department and the Head of TIFAC Core at
                                              DTU was invited by the Royal Academy of Engineering, London to deliver a workshop on
                                              “Capacity Building for Solar Energy Research in India” in September, 2009.

          INDIA -A KNOWLEDGE SOCIETY                                                           Celebration of Save Fuel Day

                                                               T     he seminar was in-
                                                                     augurated by Lt.
                                                                Governor of Delhi and
                                                                                           I  n an expression of con-
                                                                                              cern towards the en-
                                                                                           vironment, students of
                                                                Chancellor of DTU, Mr.     Delhi Technological Uni-
                                                                Tejendra Khanna. In his    versity (DTU), formerly
                                                                inaugural address, Mr.     Delhi College of Engineer-
                                                                Khanna      emphasized     ing celebrated ‘Save Fuel
                                                                on adopting a holistic     Day’ campaign on June 19,
                                                                view and highest level     2010.
                                                                of commitment in what-     Initiated by The Urge – I be the change, an
                                                                ever we do. “Indians       organization of environmentally concerned
                                                                are endowed with high      students group of DTU, ‘Save Fuel Day’ en-
                                                                intellectual capability.   deavoured to encourage people to use public
                                                                India today needs hard-    mode of transportation rather than private ve-
                                                                core ethical profession-   hicle for commuting on June 19 (Saturday)
als, who can add value to society”, he said. Dr. S.K. Brahmachari, Director General,       and thus save non-renewable sources of ener-
Council of Scientific & Industrial Research (CSIR) and Secretary, Department of Sci-       gy, reduce pollution and save money, as well.
entific & Industrial Research, Govt. of India. Prof. P.B. Sharma, Vice Chancellor, DTU,    The campaign was primarily being popular-
and Dr. S.K. Chopra, Director, STAND were also present on the occasion Joining the         ized through communication mediums like
seminar through video-conferencing, Dr. R.A. Mashelkar, former Director General,           sms, emails and social networking sites like
CSIR, said, “For creation of                                                               Facebook (
Knowledge Society, there                                                                   php?#!/event.php?eid=102081513172837&re
has to be ten-point agenda                                                                 f=search), where over 2000 people registered
to be followed including                                                                   and pledged their support to the cause.
creation of knowledge and                                                                  According to Anand Meena, a third year stu-
its convergence into wealth,                                                               dent of Computer Science at DTU and main
through innovation; inclu-                                                                 brain behind the Save Fuel Day campaign,
sive innovation – for ben-                                                                 “The world is facing a severe fuel crisis. It
efit of all; and education,                                                                has been estimated by the year 2025 all the oil
research and innovation to                                                                 reservoirs are going to be empty. By pledging
go hand in hand.” Dr. M.S.                                                                 not to use our personal vehicle for at least one
Swaminathan, Father of                                                                     day and incorporating fuel basic, fuel saving
India’s Green Revolution,                                                                  habits in our daily lives like turning off cars
also conveyed his message                                                                  on red lights, avoiding use of generators, and
through video recording on                                                                 cooking in a pressure cooker to save gas etc.
the occasion. Speaking on ‘Delhi as Knowledge Capital,’ Sh. P.K. Tripathi, Principal       we can save a considerable amount of fuel.”
Secretary to Chief Minister, Govt. of NCT of Delhi said, “Now it is the time to encour-    Other members of his team include Abhishek
age new ideas, innovations and new product development. More synergy is required           Bindal, Abhishek Kanojia, Anwesha Bose,
between academia and industry.” The eminent panellists in the panel discussion that        Astha Nagpal and Harsimranjeet Singh, all
followed included Dr. Ashok Chandra, former Education Advisor, Govt. of India, Dr.         third year students of different branches of
Asis Dutta, former Vice Chancellor, Jawaharlal Nehru University and Shri K.L. Chugh,       DTU. Considering the success of the Save
Former Chairman, ITC, Sh. Anjan Das, Sr. Director, CII, Sh. Pankaj Aggarwarl, IAS          Fuel Day campaign on June 19, students are
and Rajendra Pawar, Chairman NIIT, among others.                                           keen to make it a regular feature, to be held on
A Special Issue of 2010 STAND was also released by the Chief Guest, which includes         monthly basis.
articles of distinguished luminaries like Dr. Manmohan Singh, Prime Minister of India,
Dr. Sam Pitroda, Dr. R.A. Mashelkar and Prof. C.N.R. Rao, to mention some.

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                                                A    five-day work-
                                                     shop on ‘Pattern
                                                Recognition and Soft
                                                                           and Genetic
                                                                           for speech
                                                Computing’         orga-   & video ap-
                                                nized by the Depart-       plications;
                                                ment of Electronics        and on em-
                                                & Communication            bedding
                                                Engineering of Delhi       the applica-
                                                Technological Uni-         tion in the
                                                versity (DTU) cul-         electronics
                                                minated today at the       hardware
                                                University campus.         for a better
Held from July 5-9, 2010, the workshop was inaugurated by Prof.            product de-
P.B. Sharma, Vice Chancellor, DTU along with Dr. C.P. Ravi Ku-             sign deploy-
mar, Director (R&D) Texas Instrument, in the presence of Prof.             able at the sight.”
Rajiv Kapoor, Head of Electronics & Communication Engineering              Eminent experts from industry and top academic institutions deliv-
Deptt., DTU.                                                               ered lectures and conducted lab sessions at the workshop to give
Speaking on the occasion, Prof. Sharma remarked that this kind             hands-on-experience to the participants including Dr. Kumar from
of workshop is in tune with the need of country regarding video            Texas, Prof. K.K. Biswas from IIT Delhi, Prof. Sukumar Mishra
surveillance of unmanned aerial and ground vehicle especially in           from IIT Delhi, Prof. Harish Parthasarthi from Netaji Subhash In-
border and terrorist affected areas. Dr. Madhusudan Singh, Princi-         stitute of Technology, Dr. Singh from Hi-Tech Robotics, Prof. Ka-
pal Scientist, Hi-Tech Robotics was also present on the occasion.          poor from DTU and Prof. Moinuddin, Director, NIT Jallandhar.
The workshop focused on the basic pattern recognition problem              The experts covered the issues related to pattern recognition tech-
which is important for a large number of applications related to speech,   niques, soft computing techniques and their application, specifi-
power quality, video analysis, text & content based video process-         cally in the field of robotics & surveillance.
ing. These applications require intelligent methods of classification      The workshop was attended by about 60 faculty members, research
of data. According to Prof. Kapoor, “The three major objectives            scholars, scientists and students from various engineering Institu-
behind organizing this workshop were imparting knowledge about             tions, DRDO and Industries. All the participants were given certifi-
the pattern recognition and the technologies concerned; on the in-         cates at the end of the workshop.
novative engineering technologies like neural network, Fuzzy logic

Microsoft Day Celebrated at DTU
B    udding engineers got a sneak preview of the software and
     technologies of tomorrow, when representatives from Mi-
crosoft India organized a ‘Microsoft Day’ at Delhi Technological
University (DTU), formerly Delhi College of Engineering, on Feb
4. Mr. Phani Kondepudi, Lead Academic Access & Alliance from
Microsoft India, visited DTU’s campus and told the enthusiastic
minds about the various academic programs and initiatives taken
by the Microsoft. Speaking at the occasion, he said, “We at Mi-
crosoft believe in partnering with education community to help
students and educators fully realize their potential by giving them
the tools, means and opportunities to learn, grow, experience and
achieve. We would like to have a meaningful academic relation
with DTU for the benefit of the student community.”
Mr. Phani handed over 3000 keys to DTU students which will pro-
vide them free access to Microsoft’s DreamSpark Program, profes-           different categories of the competition in which students could
sional level developer and designer tools and training as well as          participate. Microsoft Imagine Cup primarily encourages develop-
to Microsoft-IT Academy Student Pass, which will enable them               ment of new technologies for social change and is scheduled to be
to access the courses and curriculum one needs to undertake to             held in Poland this year. He also conducted a short-quiz and gave
get the Microsoft Certifications. Mr. Phani also spoke about the           away Microsoft T-shirts as prizes to the students.
immensely popular Microsoft Imagine Cup Competition and the

                              DTU Industry Partnership in Research Freescale
                               Semiconductor to set up Systems Laboratory
F   reescale Semiconductor India Pvt. Ltd., a major
    Semiconductor Design Company based in
Noida has offered to partner with DTU by setting
up Freescale Systems Laboratory in the Electronics
and Communication Engineering Department of
DTU.(more content by Rajiv Kapoor)

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                     Bio Fuel Conference organised at Indian Habitat Center
T   he two-day International Conference on New Frontiers in Bio-
    fuels’, organized by Delhi Technological University (DTU) in
association with Delhi Knowledge Development Foundation, Govt.
                                                                        and      green
                                                                        energy tech-
                                                                        nology ini-
of Delhi was inaugurated by Smt. Sheila Dikshit, Chief Minister,        tiatives taken
Govt. of NCT of Delhi at the India Habitat Centre. “We must com-        up as a part
mit ourselves to create a green future for ourselves and for coming     of       Delhi
generations by green energy and sustainable environment technol-        Govt.      cli-
ogies. The government of Delhi sees high-scope for cultivation of       mate change
biofuel in the areas around the major drains and the vast area of the   agenda. Oth-
ridge. Together with DTU, the government of Delhi is also initiat-      ers present
ing a plan for converting waste cooking oil, procured from hotels       on the oc-
and restaurants, into biodiesel so as to have enough biodiesel pro-     casion      in-
duction capacity in Delhi,” said Smt. Dikshit, while applauding the     cluded Sh.
                                              innovations carried       Anand Prakash, Principal Secretary, Training & Technical Educa-
                                              out by DTU students       tion (TTE), Govt. of Delhi, Prof. P.B. Sharma, Vice Chancellor,
                                              and faculty in recent     DTU, Mr. V. K. Jain, Additional Secretary, TTE, Govt. of Delhi,
                                              past.                     and Prof. Naveen Kumar, Organizing Secretary, DTU among oth-
                                              Sh. Rakesh Mehta,         ers. The International Conference was attended by leading experts
                                              Chief       Secretary,    from biofuel industry, academia and Government agencies from
                                              Govt. of Delhi, was       many countries of the world including US, UK, Japan, Thailand,
                                              also present during       Malaysia, Singapore, Nigeria, Iran and Brazil, besides experts from
                                              the inaugural session     Indian Institute of Technology, Indian Institute of Science (IISc),
                                              spoke about the im-       Bangalore and other leading Research & Development organiza-
                                              portance of biofuel       tions.

    Prof. K. L. Chopra speaks on                           Its raining dollar$ at Delhi Technological University
    “Nanoscience & Technology:
           Hype or Hope?”
                                                          C    onsequent upon upgradation of
                                                               Delhi College of Engineering into
                                                          Delhi Technological University (DTU),
                                                          a great number of companies including
                                                          MNCs and leading world-class Research
                                                          and Consultancy organizations have cho-
                                                          sen DTU for sourcing quality manpower,
                                                          through campus placements. Almost 100
                                                          organizations have already visited the
                                                          campus of DTU for placements in the
                                                          2009-10 academic session. In this ses-
                                                          sion, around 683 job offers have been
                                                          made so far to approx. 460 eligible can-
                                                          didates. Even today, India’s leading con-
                                                          sultancy company Engineers India Ltd,
                                                          renowned software company HUAWEI and ZTE Telecom India Pvt. Ltd visited the
                                                          DTU campus for placements.

N     anoscience and Nanotechnology is being hailed
      as one of the most exciting areas of science in
the present age and key to solve several of our cur-
                                                          Leading MNC’s which have selected students of DTU include Microsoft, IBM, Coca
                                                          Cola, Sony Research Centre, Bank of America, Mckinsey, Schlumberger, Cisco,
                                                          McAfee, Samsung Engineering, Deloitte apart from India’s reputed industries like
rent and future problems. However, translational re-      TCS, Infosys, Maruti Udyog Ltd., L&T, Ashok Leyland, Hero Honda, Airtel, Tata Mo-
search in the newly emerging areas of nanoscience         tors etc. Even Public Sector Undertakings including NTPC, Indian Oil Corporation Ltd,
                                                          and Bharat Heavy Electrical Ltd (BHEL) besides Defence Research and Development
and nanotechnology is sophisticated, complex, ex-
                                                          Organization (DRDO) and Indian Navy have made recruitments from DTU, to mention
pensive and involving serious issues of ethical val-
                                                          few.The highest pay package offered this year has gone upto Rs 11 lakhs, whereas the
ues and safety associated with these developments.        average package is Rs 5.5 lakhs, which is slightly better than the last year’s average
In the view of above, the hype around the disci-          salary of just over 5 lakhs. The largest number of offers has been made by Aricent,
plines seems to overstate the applications of nano-       which has proposed to recruit 60 students from different disciplines like Computer
technology. This was the crux of talk on “Nanosci-        Engineering, Information Technology, Electronics & Communication Engineering and
ence and Technology, hype or hope?” delivered by          Mechanical Engineering of DTU. “The job offers made this year are in a good mix of
Padamshree Prof. K. L. Chopra, renowned physicist         varied sectors like core, software, consultancy, IT, Finance, Services, Telecom and even
and former Director, Indian Institute of Technol-         Knowledge Process Outsourcing (KPO),” said Prof. S. K. Garg, Head, Department of
ogy, Kharagpur atDelhi Technological University           Training & Placement, DTU.
(DTU), formerly Delhi College of Engineering,             Explaining the reasons for placement boom at the Varsity, Prof. P.B. Sharma, Vice
                                                          Chancellor, DTU, informed, “DTU prepares students beyond structured curriculum to
campus on Feb 5. Prof. P.B. Sharma, Vice Chan-
                                                          address the challenges of engineering of tomorrow, primarily through expert lectures
cellor, DTU welcomed Prof. Chopra by calling him
                                                          by industry leaders and participation in activities of professional societies chapters at
a torch bearer of India’s scientific community. The       DTU (such as IEEE, IET, SAE etc.), which further bridges the gap between graduating
talk was attended by Prof. R.K. Sinha, Dean, IRD,         engineers and professional engineers. The inter-disciplinary focus of engineering and
Prof. G.L. Verma, Dean, Academics, faculty mem-           promotion of team work for design, innovation and new product development further
bers and students of DTU in large numbers.                strengthens the competency and caliber of our students.”

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                        Intelligent Transport System Conference at DTU
M      assive expansion of physi-
       cal infrastructure relating
to surface transport in India re-
                                                                                                       Trade Commissioner, Cana-
                                                                                                       dian High Commission, Mr.
                                                                                                       Chull Ho Lieu, Chairman
quires a major focus on integrat-                                                                      of 17th ITS WC, Korea, Dr.
ing IntelligentTransport System                                                                        S.K. Jason Chang, ITS Tai-
(ITS) intoinfrastructure develop-                                                                      wan, Mr. Hajimo Amano,
ment, so as to effectively cater to                                                                    President, ITS Japan, Prof.
the need of increased mobility,                                                                        P. B. Sharma, Vice Chancel-
enhance safety, reduce accident                                                                        lor, DTU and Mr. Amitabh
rates and above all solves prob-                                                                       Bajpai, President, AITS.
lems of congestion in mega and                                                                         Speaking at the occasion,
metro cities. To explore and dis-                                                                      Mr. Marie remarked, “ITS
cuss how ITS technologies can                                                                          affects the lives of everyone.
provide solution to many of our-                                                                       Incorporating ITS can ensure
transportation problems like traf-                                                                     smooth and safe movement
fic congestion, accidents, emis-                                                                       of people and goods. One of
sion of toxic gases and so on,                                                                         the ways we have integrated
Association for Intelligent Transport System (AITS), India along   ITS in Canada is by introducing ‘Traveller Information System’,
with Delhi Technological University (DTU) organized a two-day      where one can dial 511 anywhere in Canada and seek directions.
“ITS Conference and Exhibition 2009” at the DTU Campus. The        The theme of this year’s conference is very apt in Indian context
theme of this year’s conference was “ITS for Mobility and Safety   where rapid development in infrastructure and transportation is
Management”. The inaugural session of the Conference was pre-      taking place
sided by Mr. Mario Ste Marie, Minister (Commercial) and Senior

          Achievements at glance
•   Ms. Shravanti Joshi and Mr. Anoop Ramakrishna have been awarded Inter-
    national Telecom Union Award and were invited to attend WORLD YOUTH
    FORUM 2009 in Geneva from 3rd October to 10th October.
•   Mr. Ankur Garg, Environmental Engineering 2009 has been selected as Shell
    Centenary Chevening Scholar, for studies at University of Cambridge for Mas-
    ter’s of Philosophy in Technology Policy at the Church Business School of
    Cambridge MIT Institute.
•   Ms. Shweta Chauhan receives Mondialogo Engineering Award 2009 in
    Germany November 9, 2009. Ms Shweta Chauhan student of B.E Environ-              Ms. Shravanti Joshi and Mr. Anoop Ramakrishna
    mental Engineering represented her team in the final symposium where the
    team’s work was facilitated with MEA Gold Award. The Mondialogo Engi-
    neering Award (MEA)                               is a part of the Mondialogo
    initiative     launched                           by Daimler AG Stuttgart,
    Germany and UNES-                                 CO Paris, France in 2003..
    The Award seeks to                                encourage student engi-
    neers to tackle some                              of the major challenges of
    the 21st century. The                             Mondialogo Engineering
    Award consists of a to-                           tal amount of € 300,000 –
    MEA Gold Awards of                                € 15,000.
•   Ms. Swati Rawal,                                  PhD Scholar in the Ap-
    plied Physics Depart-                             ment has received the
    Best Research Paper                               Award in the International
                                                                                              Ms. Shweta Chauhan
    Conference on Optics                              and Photonics, ICOP 2009
    at CSIO Chandigarh,                               October 29 - November 1,
    2009. The Research                                Paper of Ms. Rawal relates
    to Design of Optical Memories based on Slow Light Generation from Photonic
    Crystals. Ms. Rawal also received the Optics and Photonics Leadership Award
    2009 from Optical Society of America.
•   A high-tech Unmanned Aerial Vehicle developed by a team of ten undergrad-
    uates from DTU won the prestigious Unmanned Aircraft System Internation-
    al Competition held recently in Maryland, US. The team surpassed 26 teams
    from top ranking American Institutes like MIT, Cornell University to notch
    the widely-acclaimed Directors Award organized by Association of Unmanned
    Vehicle Systems International (AUVSI) in association with US Navy and was
    awarded a cash prize of USD 1,500 for successfully flying at the competition
    as well as for the best team efforts.                                                         Ms. Swati Rawal

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                       DTU completes a year, plans ahead
D     elhi Technological University (DTU),
      formerly Delhi College of Engineer-
ing, completed one year of being upgraded
                                               cruitments in this
                                               year including lead-
                                               ing MNCs like Mi-
into a Technological University on July 1,     crosoft, IBM, Coca
2010. The Delhi Act 6 of 2009 Bill was         Cola, Bank of Amer-
passed on July 1, 2009 by Delhi Legislative    ica, Mckinsey, Cisco,
Assembly, according University status to       McAfee and Deloitte
the 68 year old Delhi College of Engineer-     apart from India’s re-
ing. A meeting was organized at the DTU        puted industries like
campus to recap the important achieve-         TCS, Maruti Udyog
ments of the year 2009-10 as well chart out    Ltd., L&T, Ashok
the future course of action for the Univer-    Leyland, Hero Hon-
sity. The meeting was attended by Deans,       da, Airtel, Tata Mo-
Head of the Departments, Faculty members       tors and PSU’s like
and senior officers of the University.         NTPC, IOCL, EIL,                              one-third of campus electricity requirement
In his presentation, Prof. P.B. Sharma, Vice   GAIL and BHEL, to mention some.               are in offing. DTU has already has 110 so-
Chancellor, DTU provided a glimpse of          Prof. Sharma also spoke about his long-       lar street lights and solar water geysers and
important activities and achievements of       term vision for the University and plans      soon 1MW solar photovoltaic will be in-
DTU during last one year. He was pleased       for the upcoming academic session at          stalled at DTU, making it the first major so-
to inform that DTU/ DTU has been ranked        the meeting. “We are starting three new       lar powered campus. A 20,000 litres capac-
highly by all the prominent surveys of En-     M.Tech courses in Digital Design & Sig-       ity waste water recycling plant is also under
gineering Institutions in the Country in-      nal Processing, Geotechnical Engineering      completion within the DTU campus.”
cluding ZEE News-DNA (which places             and Bioinformatics from August 2010 aca-      A Lecture Theatre Complex and Academic
DTU/DTU among top ten engineering in-          demic session. Faculty selections are also    Blocks housing biotech, IT, computer en-
stitutions), Outlook-MDRA (which has ac-       underway and we are hopeful of having         gineering, VLSI Design Centre, CAD and
corded ninth position to DTU, among ‘Top       around 90 more lecturers in the forthcom-     CFD Design centres, Technology Incuba-
50 Engineering Institutions), India Today      ing session. We have also started working     tion Unit, Patent Facilitating Unit and a
(where ranking of DTU has gone up from         towards introducing integrated five-year      Knowledge Technological Centre, besides
15th last year to 13th this year), and HT-C-   B.Tech-M.Tech. courses and Dual Degree        an Enterprise Hub are also planned to be
Fore (which has also placed DTU at 13th        programmes (B.Tech+MBA) from 2011-12          constructed during 2010-12.
position this year, while ranking DTU at 6th   academic session,” he informed.               In his closing remarks, the Vice Chancellor
position for placements), among others.        DTU is also gearing towards becoming a        said, “With its academic, research and inno-
The Vice Chancellor also shared that the       self-sustaining, Green campus. According      vations aligned towards creating the power
University has achieved remarkable place-      to Prof. Sharma, “The master plan of Uni-     of science and its integration with the might
ments in 2009-10 academic session. Almost      versity campus has been revisited to focus    of technology, the DTU, as a technologi-
683 job offers have been made to approx.       on green energy technologies, green build-    cal university is poised to lead the nation
460 eligible candidates, which imply that      ing architecture, a vehicle free academic     in Science and Technology Education, Re-
several students got multiple job offers.      zone and waste water recycling. A major       search and Innovation.”
About 138 companies visited DTU for re-        thrust on bio-fuel and solar power to meet

  DTU introduces three M.Tech courses this year                                    Earn - While - Learn in DTU
S   tudents aspiring for admissions to
    the masters courses in the Delhi
Technical University (DTU) will
                                         If you are keen on digital design
                                         analysis, you can go for MTech in
                                         Signal Processing and Digital Design
                                                                                   DTU Times has taken an initiative to start “Earn -
                                                                                   While - Learn “ concept in the University. Particular
                                                                                   work will be assigned to the students hourwise like
have three more courses to choose        offered by the Electronics and Com-       library management, help desk, event management
from this academic year.                 munication Engineering Department.        etc. The student will be paid every month for num-
The varsity has introduced two-year      The Biotechnology Department of           ber of working hours in the University. All those stu-
courses in MTech (Geotechnical En-       the varsity will teach MTech in Bio-      dents who are willing to work for in college in free
gineering), MTech (Signal Process-       informatics. It is an interdisciplinary   time, may send there CV along with an application to
ing & Digital Design) and MTech          field of Science in which Biology,        join, at
(Bio-informatics). Each of these         Computer Science and Information
courses will have 18 seats.              Technology are merged into a single
MTech in Geotechnical Engineering,       discipline.
to be taught under the Civil Engineer-   Students applying for these courses
ing Department, will focus on creat-     need to have a minimum eligibility of
ing a deeper understanding of the        60 per cent marks in the prescribed
soil and rock mechanics. It will also    qualifying examination and a valid
focus on latest techniques of remote-    GATE score to secure admission in a
sensing and use of GIS and GPS sys-      full-time MTech programme. All the
tems in mapping the Earth’s surface.     applications received will be short
Modelling and simulation of Earth        listed on the basis of performance in
systems will also be covered so as       GATE followed by an interview.
to study the changes occurring in the
sub-soil systems and rock dynamics.

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                                                   Knowledge Park
With a view to accelerate the pace of innovation and create learning en-      will regularly filter out viable ideas for incubation and new product de-
vironment of 21st century, Delhi Technological University (DTU), for-         velopment.
merly Delhi College of Engineering, has established a Technology In-          The next phase of Knowledge Park has also been planned which shall
cubation Centre at its Knowledge Park, which was inaugurated by Mr.           house world class analytical and testing facility in its multi-disciplinary
J.P. Singh, Principal Secretary, Finance, Govt. of NCT of Delhi and Mr.       design engineering Computer Aided Design (CAD) centre, Computa-
Anand Prakash, Principal Secretary, Training & Technical Education,           tional Fluid Dynamics (CFD) Centre and test houses. Further a Knowl-
Govt. of Delhi in the presence of Prof. P.B. Sharma, Vice Chancellor,         edge Technology Centre will also be set-up to facilitate the growth of
DTU, Prof. R.K. Sinha, Dean, IRD, DTU and other Deans and Head of             next generation Knowledge Technology (KT) to significantly enhance
the Departments of the University on February 6, 2010.                        the man to man and man to machine interface. A design centre for VLSI
Knowledge Park also houses 1GBPS connectivity provided for National           Design and embedded system will also form part of the Knowledge Park
Knowledge Network Node at DTU. The team drawn from various aca-               of DTU. “21st Century being the century of mind, development of sci-
demic departments, is actively involved in the day to day management of       ence and technology should enable us to connect mind to mind giving
Knowledge Park and also to enhance its usage for variety of applications      humankind immense capability to create enlightened Global Knowledge
including access to open source expert lectures available from leading        Society,” informed Prof. Sharma.
institutions in India and abroad including Indian Institutes of Technology,
Indian Institute of Science and Massachusetts Institute of Technology,
among others. The connectivity of Knowledge Park will be extended
shortly to around 400 networked computers in the main library of DTU
                                                                                         e- Library management
to enable large number of students to use this facility for education, re-
search and innovation. Mr. Singh remarked, “This initiative of DTU will
provide exposure and platform to the students to bring the very best out
of them. We extend our full support and would like to see DTU reaching
new heights of excellence in the times to come.”
The Technology Incubation Centre established in Knowledge Park is
equipped with 30 connected work stations besides other expert and sec-
retarial support. These will be utilized by students and mentor faculty for
incubation of their ideas into viable technology and product innovations.
The DTU will set up a ‘Mentoring Cell’ in the Knowledge Park, which
                                                                                The e-library has been a blessing for all the students at Delhi
                                                                                Technological University. Here they can get all the informa-
                  Sports ground                                                 tion regarding library timings, books available, general rules,
                                                                                special book bank dates and so on. They can also give their
                                                                                feedback and request reservation of books. One can also check
 Physical education & sports play vital role in achieving the aims
                                                                                the checked-in books, their respective due dates and fine ac-
and objectives of Education. The students of Delhi College of En-
                                                                                cumulated. This has prevented a lot of waiting in the queues in
gineering are provided with excellent facilities and encouraged to
                                                                                the library and saves a lot of time.
take part in the tournaments held in and around N.C.R. Delhi, ,
particulars, engineering institutions.

Delhi College of Engineering is having 450 m. track, ground for
                                                                                           Hostel Allotment 2010
Football, Hockey, Cricket, two courts for Volely ball, two courts              For first year students the hostel form shall be available at the hostel desk
                                                                               during the admission counselling.
                                                                               For the senior students the hostel admission form duly filled in and
                                                                               certified by the concerned warden of the hostel along with the required
                                                                               documents, should reach the hostel office on or before the dates noti-
                                                                               fied for the receipt of applications in the hostel information brochure or
                                                                               displayed on the hostel notice boards for time to time.The Bulletin of
                                                                               information containing the rules and registration and admisison form is
                                                                               available at the hostel office on payment of Rs. 100/- in cash. The reg-
                                                                               istation of admission to the Hostels is done on the basis of applications
                                                                               received in the hostel office up to the date prescribed for the same.The
                                                                               Main hostel office is located at the Ramanujan (Transit Hostel), ground
                                                                               floor room no.2.

for basketball, three courts for Tennis Iand five courts for Badmin-
ton, Table Tennis rooms, Chess Rooms, Carrom Rooms and Gyms
are also available in the each hostel of the college campus.

With the view to recognize upcoming talented sportsman and
sports woman in the college, the Sports Council organizes sports
festival ARENA. The festival witnesses the large participation of
boys and girls which included atheletics, badminston, table tennis,
basketball, carrom, chess, cricket, tennis and volleyball. Prizes and
certificates were awarded to the winners.
The sports year also involves the organization of the Inter Hostel
Tournaments in various games i.e. badminton, basket ball, carrom,
chess, cricket, football, table tennis, volleyball and tennis.

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                                                                                                                               Page   11
         Entrepreneurship Cell                                         lives. He said, “We may realize what we are good at but we need to
                                                                       discover what we are magical at. And once we realize that and fol-

T    he Entrepreneurship Cell, Delhi Technological University, has
     since its inception in 2007, always aimed to bring to the fore
the entrepreneur who lives
                                                                       low our dreams with utmost passion, we will be happy both from
                                                                       outside as well as within.” In his presentation on ‘Leadership and
                                                                                                                Entrepreneurship’, Mr.
within us all. At the Cell,                                                                                     Saurabh said, “A leader
we believe that budding en-                                                                                     is the one who leads from
trepreneurs of today are de-                                                                                    the heart and also have
fining leaders of tomorrow.                                                                                     an intuitive brain and is
They and they alone hold                                                                                        therefore, able to make
the key open new doors and                                                                                      an impact. A similarity
create the dynamic work-                                                                                        between a leader and an
places of tomorrow.                                                                                             entrepreneur is that they
The Cell’s annual event, the                                                                                    both follow their heart.”
‘E-Summit’ hopes to further                                                                                     The much awaited panel
this aim by giving the innate                                                                                   discussions on Encour-
entrepreneurial spirit within                                                                                   aging Entrepreneurship
us, all the opportunity to                                                                                      for Rural Development,
blossom.                                                                                                        and Future of Telecom-
Just into its second year, E-summit has already created a lot of ex-   munications Industry (3G and beyond) which was participated
citement among students from various colleges across India. With       by Mr. Bharat Bhatia, distinguished alumni of DTU and Regional
E-Summit 2010, we at the Ecell aim to reach out to greater num-        Director, Motorola India, Mr. Harish Gandhi, Executive Direc-
ber of students not just in India but internationally too providing    tor, Canaan Partners (Venture Capitalist) and Mr. Pradeep Gupta,
them with a gateway to boundless success. We will endeavour and        Chairman, Cybermedia Group. The green energy competition too
ensure that E-Summit 2010 is a bigger success and is able to fulfil    witnessed participation from all over India.
its aim.                                                               On day two, the great Dr. Kiran Bedi, Former IPS Officer & Chair-
                                                                       person, India Vision Foundation started the event with her encour-
The Entrepreneurship Development Cell of Delhi Technological
                                                                       aging speech that towards the end blended into a lively interac-
University organized a two-day ‘Entrepreneurship Summit 2010’,
                                                                       tion with the audience. There were interactive sessions with Mr.
which was inaugurated by renowned actor and social activist, Mr.
                                                                       Sanjay Nayar, CEO & Country Head, KKR India Advisors Private
Rahul Bose, Mr. S.S. Khurana, Chairman, Indian Railway Board,
                                                                       Limited and Mr. Chetan Bhagat, well-known author and a panel
Mr. Vipul Saurabh, National Head, Operations and Customer Sup-
                                                                       discussion on ‘Renewable Energy – Challenges and Opportunities
port, Aircel India and Prof. P.B. Sharma, Vice Chancellor, DTU.
                                                                       versus Climate Change – Dealing with the Damage’ also that day.
The first day saw Mr Rahul Bose addressing a packed audience.
He spoke about the realistic way to be super happy for rest of our

                       IET (Institution of Engineering and Technology)
IET is one of the world’s leading professional societies for the
engineering and technology community. The IET has more than
150,000 members in 127 countries and offices in Europe, North
America and Asia-Pacific. The IET organizes more than 120 con-
ferences and events every year and publishes more than 100 new
titles every year, a rich mix of books, journals and magazines, with
a back catalogue of more than 500 publications, and provided more
than $800,000 worth of scholarships awarded to students each
year. The IET provides a global knowledge network to facilitate
the exchange of ideas and promote the positive role of science,
engineering and technology in the world. The IET DTU Chapter
is specifically organized to keep you informed, enhance your skills
and knowledge, and involve you in helping to develop the future of
Engineering and Technology.

     Where innovation meets creation…
Renaissance, the annual technical festival by the Institution of       on offer too including Transmission Line Design, Spelliarmus: The
Engineering and Technology DTU student chapter was organized           Spelling Bee Contest, Human Calculator, Pin Balloon, Group Dis-
in a manner to re-write the history of tech fests! This time they      cussion and Save The Eggstronaut. The Ad-Mad (23rd Feb.) was
promised a total re-invention of all the events, making it totally     an exciting new event in the line-up which had a lot of fun and
unpredictable and bringing the excitement to a whole new level.        excitement, where one was tempted to rack ones brains for ways of
The theme of this year’s fest was ‘INNOVATION’ and IET aimed           selling your product. Open Events included the TechXbit - Techni-
to see ‘Innovation through Technology’ by their participants this      cal Paper Presentation (25th Feb.) and Green ‘O’ vation. The pre-
time. The pre-defined challenges included Robo Massacre (23rd-         fest events were Global Warming Poster Making, Logotech as well
24th Feb.), RoboRace (23rd-24th Feb.) and Impetus: The Gravity         as T-Shirt Designing. The IET has kept up with the relevant topics
Driven Vehicle (24th Feb.). There are plenty of on-the-spot events     of the day in its selection of myriad events and it was great to see
                                                                       committed members of this generation intent on not being torpid.

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             IEEE(Institute of Electronics and Electrical Engineers)
                                                                          participants, registering more and smoothly conducting the event.
                                                                          Envision, the software designing event saw a smooth run with-
                                                                          out glitch as satisfied participants left the venue after a hard day’s
                                                                          work. Design Pro; the designing challenge saw the “technical” cre-
                                                                          ativity of students as the onlookers were enthralled by the posters,
                                                                          animations and website designs churned out by the participants.
                                                                          Junkyard was the prime focus of DAY 2 as the registration desk
IEEE is a non-profit and the largest technical organization in the        was surrounded by keen participants. Scintillating music and en-
world with more than 377000 members in 150 countries. From its            thusiastic audience set the perfect ambience for the junkyard wars
earliest origins, the IEEE has advanced the theory and application        as the teams were pitched against each other with nothing but junk.
of electro technology and allied sciences, served as a catalyst for       Brainwave, on the other hand attracted a crowd for the sophis-
technological innovation and supported the needs of its members           ticated with its “electronic junkyard” where the teams now had
through a wide variety of programs and services. IEEE extends             “electronic” junk. Scratch beneath that cranium and discover the
these services to the student community through numerous student          creativities unleashed. Bored with the oh-s-boring quizzes? Worry
branches in colleges and universities all over the world.                 not, because Ether Avatar, with its unique gaming format lived up
Through its technical publishing, conferences and consensus-based         to its expectations as one of the events to look forward to in the
standards activities, the IEEE produces 30 percent of the world’s         future. The Technical Paper presentation, Technovision, pitied the
published literature in electrical engineering, computers and con-        brains with each other, as the audience and the judges were spell-
trol technology; holds annually more than 300 major conferences;          bound by the depth and research that went into each technical pa-
and has nearly 900 active standards with 700 under development.           per.
As an IEEE Student member, you will connect with the latest tech-         Day 3 saw Junkyard finals being held as the teams accomplished
nical information, research, career opportunities, and a community        amazing feats and left us all spellbound by what could be made
of innovators to help you succeed in your chosen profession. IEEE         from mere junk. Brainwave, once again enraptured all as hardware
provides essential resources to help you meet your daily academic         enthusiasts lined up their creations for the whole world to see. The
challenges.                                                               audience was left with just praise for the “hard” work.
                                                                          Bits, Bytes and Bots, the programming events went off without a
TROIKA                                                                    hitch as the participants gave a new definition to the word “soft-
Troika, the annual technical fest of IEEE-DTU lived up to its name        ware geek”.
as one of the largest technical fests of the country. With its flagship   The culmination of this tech fest was SPAC where greats from the
event MIST being a huge success, Troika was a guaranteed ac-              industry gave inspiring talks to the students of DTU. The com-
complishment. This year MIST saw participation from universities          pletely filled auditorium stands testimony to the success of this
such as MIT and an avid participation from DTU as well as other           event. And Troika 2010 ended with a bang and delivered as it
technical institutes such as BITS, NIT, and IIT etc. Needless to say,     promised to.
MIST gave TROIKA a great start.
DAY 1 began with the robotics event RADIX and the OAT was
abuzz with activity. Huge Troika banners glistened all over the am-
phitheatre as hardworking Troikas in blue scurried around helping

                                                      SPIE DTU Chapter

E    stablished in the 2004, SPIE DTU Chapter has made an impact in the associated communities. The chapter has successfully entered
     into its fifth year of functioning with a team of newly elected office bearers in place. SPIE DTU Chapter aims at inculcating tempera-
ment of research and development among scholars and faculty members in the area of optics and photons at Delhi College of Engineer-
ing. SPIE is an international society advancing an interdisciplinary approach to the science and application of light. The combined talents
of everyone involved in SPIE contribute to new scientific discovery. Collective knowledge provides the base on which the next genera-
tion of scientists and engineers can
explore the promise of light.
TIFAC (Technology Information
Forecasting & Assessment Coun-
cil) is an autonomous society un-
der the Department of Science and
Technology, Government of India.
It keeps technology watch on glob-
al trends and formulates preferred
technology options for India. TI-
FAC (Technology Information
Forecasting & Assessment Coun-
cil) is an autonomous society un-
der the Department of Science and
Technology, Government of India.
It keeps technology watch on glob-
al trends and formulates preferred
technology options for India.

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     CSI (Computer Society of India)                                   different dimension. The aim of PHOENIX is to foster a scientific
                                                                       temperament among the students through different means to cater
                                                                       to all kinds of talent. It ignites the spark of technical competitive-
Computer Society of India is a leading professional body for those ness amongst students.
working in field of computers and IT. CSI is dedicated to the ad- CSI’s vision has been to bring science and technology to the mass-
vancement of science and engineering. The Society comprises of es and to inspire them to achieve the unexpected by providing them
IT enthusiasts, who share their knowledge and exchange ideas on with a platform to showcase their skills. PHOENIX succeeded in
fastest emerging sector, Information Technology. The top prior- bringing together some of the best talents from premier engineer-
ity of the Computer Society of India is the promotion of IT as a ing colleges. We had a footfall of about 1000 students from various
profession. The DTU student branch gives us the opportunity of parts of India. Our sponsors had played a prominent role in this
being a distinguished member of this global fraternity. The activi- success. No stone was left unturned in making this event a grand
ties conducted for the students associated to CSI include various success this year as well.
workshops which enlighten us about the upcoming software, be
it Adobe Photoshop, Dreamweaver, Movie-making, Linux, Flash
or even Robotics. So if you crave for being “technically updated”
then CSI is the best platform. It also conducts regular tests to check
the potential of students at the inter-college level.
The pinnacle of CSI is the annual techno-aptitude festival, PHOE-
NIX, which attracts participants from all over India. It comprises
of a vast diversity of events including LAN gaming, Programming,
Animation and Designing, Business plans, Quizzes, Robot mak-
ing etc. It is a stage which acknowledges talent from all over the
Besides all this, CSI DTU branch is a bunch of enthusiastic and
determined students who are there to help and co-operate with each
other, whether they are our seniors or juniors. It’s a family that
expands each year- intellectually, morally and of course, amicably.

Team CSI-DTU was back with PHOENIX’10, the annual tech-
no-management fest of Delhi Technological University (former-
ly D.C.E) from 22-24th Feb. As the name suggests, “Phoenix”
is symbol of rebirth and revival of the dauntless spirit and never
subsiding enthusiasm of the people working behind this event. It
symbolizes the rising of society from the ashes and taking the first
flight towards the zenith of success. Phoenix was not just a fest but
a 3 day journey in search of geeks with the “phoenix” attitude. The
series of events and activities included LAN gaming, code break-
ing, Ad making, Animation, web designing, quizzing and several
other informal events that transform the world of computing to a

                                    SAE (Society of Automotive Engineers)
SAE-DTU, established in the year 1995, has been at the forefront in imparting practical knowledge and technical know how to the stu-
dents with never ending thirst for knowledge. It is one of the most active amongst the myriad societies here and boasts of one of the larg-
est student branches in India. The student branch has singled itself as a trend setter in India and boasts of 6 major International projects
being carried out presently. A plethora of events are organised which keep the students engaged throughout the year and brings out the
best in them. The events organised every year under the aegis of this society is enumerated as follows INNOVA - the annual technical
fest of mechanical, civil and production engineering student. NOESIS and CHIMERA. It also organized workshops and industrial trips
to various companies like Maruti Udyog Limited, Bosch, Hero Honda, Escorts Ltd., BHEL Haridwar, and Sona Koyo Steerings. The an-
nual subscription to this society costs a meagre Rs 300.The students can avail a lot of facilities free access to SAE journals, free industrial
trips as mentioned above. For all those students who wish to join a car team are required to register at the earliest as it is compulsory for
them. Prof. S. MAJI (HOD, Mechanical department), Dr Samsher (Professor, Mechanical department) Mr. Amit Pal (Lecturer, Mechani-
cal department)

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Spic Macay                                                              Dhoom : The Dance & Choreography
It’s a society working towards the preservation of Indian art and       Society
culture in social spheres nationally and internationally. Become a
member to have an enthralling experience of our indigenous art Care to move when you feel the groove. Care to feel the rhythm
forms and watch your metamorphosis by getting a unique chance going through your body. Want to forget the world and just give
to witness revered maestros perform on stage.                      yourself up to the beat.
                                                                   Then forget everything, the Dance Club is all about you.
Beginning of SPIC MACAY
An idea originates and finds someone through whom it can mani-
fest itself. That fortunate someone, experiences during the birth
process, a feeling which is beyond description. Imagine for a mo-
ment that you are witnessing the creation of the universe.
The “big bang” of SPIC MACAY came in 1972 at a concert of Us-
tad Nasir Aminuddin Dagar and Ustad Zia Fariduddin Dagar at the
Brooklyn Academy of Music in New York. After a few sporadic
concerts (notable amongst them was that of Ustad Ali Akbar Khan)
at Columbia University, New York, under the aegis of the India
Club of Columbia University during the period 1972-76, the idea
took a more defined direction in 1977 in India. At a programme that
the name SPIC MACAY was first launched and the aim expressed
was not to fight Westernisation but the process of deculturisation.

SPIC MACAY is an affirmation of:
A priceless cultural heritage rooted in what is essentially Indian.
With the onslaught of rapid change and global homogenization,
this multifaceted Indian heritage is being increasingly marginal-
ized and diluted. SPIC MACAY seeks to conserve and promote an
awareness of this rich and heterogeneous cultural tapestry amongst
the youth of this country through focus on the classical arts, with
their attendant legends, rituals, mythology and philosophy and to
facilitate an awareness of their deeper and subtler values.

Madhurima (Music Society)
Madhurima was formed in1996. A few people with interest in mu-
sic assembled at the residence of Sri. Viswanathan and Smt. Sheela
Viswanathan at PTP Nagar, Thriuvananthapuram. Those who were
present at the first meeting were Advocate Intiaz Mohammed,
Advocate S.R. Jayakumar, Late Sri. Thomas Varghese, Smt. Ivy
Varghese, Sri. Perumpuzha Gopalakrishnan, Prof(Smt). C.K. Lilly,
Sri. Ravikumar, Smt. Shyla Ravikumar, Sri. Mohan, Smt. Anita
Mohan. Those who could not participate in that meeting but were
well wishers and later became members of the club were Sri. R.R.
Nair, Smt. Tara Nair, Sri. T.G. Biju, Dr. Yasmin Biju, Sri. K.M.
Nair, Smt. Anita Nair, Sri. S. Rajan, and Sri. Srikumaran Nair.Mad-
hurima was formally inaugurated on August 3, 1996 by noted mu-
sic director Sri. Paravoor G. Devarajan. All the members approved
noted Film Music Director Late Sri. Deva Rajan Master to be its
patron as a great fortune. In fact, he remained as our Patron until
his demise in 2006. And we are proud to state that ours’ was the
only club that had his patronage throughout his illustrious career in
the Malayalam film industry.

You have been attracted to the theatre ever since you can remem-
ber. You have acted in plays and skits in your school life and people
loved your part. You somehow have managed to convince your
professor that you got late for the lecture because Gabbar kid-
napped you midway. You are a natural actor and can act out any
role smoothly. You know you are meant for the stage. IS IT??
Okay, stop us!

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                                                Engifest 2010
The most awaited event of the year, Engifest is a 4-5 day extrava-      It was followed by a scintillating performance by Ms. Hota and a
ganza and attracts nearly 10000 students from all over India espe-      group of DTU students trained under her. To mark the inauguration
cially Delhi.There are a variety of events for students to showcase     of cultural festival, the original audio of Swami Vivekananda’s ad-
their talents in: mellifluous ethereal voices enrapture your senses,    dress at the World’s Congress of Religions held at Chicago in 1893

car and bike stunts to set the adrenalin rushing through the nerves,    was also played to inspire the youth to adore the high ideals of
the fashion parade-haute monte, haute couture and alluring charm        peaceful coexistence, non-violence and respect for all reli
to set the ramp ablaze, pulsating rock nights to set the rhythm and
groove. The Engifest has been a panorama of colour, talent and          gions. Another attraction of the day turned out to be the ‘Kavi Sam-
culture as a whole.                                                     melan’, where well-known poets including Mr. Ashok Chakradhar,
                                                                        Mr. Surender Sharma, Mr Aman Dikshit, and Mr. Deepak Gupta,
                                                                        among others enthralled everyone with their poetry recitals and
                                                                        witty statements.

Engifest-2010, the annual cultural fest of DTU begins Preparing
the youth for creating a green future for the present and future
generations is a responsibility of academic institutions, especially
those engaged in professional education and research. Delhi Tech-
nological University (DTU), formerly Delhi College of Engineer-
ing, this year adopted the theme ‘Towards a Green Future’ for its
annual cultural extravaganza ‘Engifest-2010’, which was inaugu-
rated by Mr. Anand Prakash, Principal Secretary, Training & Tech-
nical Education, Govt. of Delhi, in the presence of Prof. P.B. Shar-
ma, Vice Chancellor, DTU, Odissi dance exponent Ms. Reela Hota
and Prof. Bhuvenesh C Goswami, distinguished alumnus of DTU,
1959 batch. Engifest-2010 will be held from February 18-22, 2010.
Keeping up with the theme of the festival, a Tree Plantation drive
was also held on the occasion where 20 saplings were planted by
the eminent dignitaries at the DTU campus. Speaking on the occa-
sion, Mr. Prakash said, “Events like these provide a much-needed
respite to the students from their hectic academic schedules. The
theme of the festival is extremely relevant in prevailing conditions.
Even the small steps taken today in the form of tree plantation &
other activities, will go a long way in maintaining our ecological
  Student Initiatives
                                                                                                                                            10th Edition
                                                                                                                                          Page   16
               DTU Times                                                                            AglaSem
                                                                                                  (student community)
DTU TIMES is a monthly newsletter
of Delhi Technological University, for-                                              
merly Delhi College of Engineering. It                                 Aglasem, literally meaning “moving to next semester”, is a website truly
is the first ever college newspaper in                                 FOR the students. From previous years’ question papers to placement
Engineering Colleges in India. Started                                 papers; course books, syllabus, internship opportunities, result, depart-
by Anand Meena and Abhishek Bindal,                                    mental rank calculator, practical files, web templates, softwares, e-books,
student of 3rd Year, COE in the month                                  tutorials and a lot more for college students.
of Jan 2009, today the team comprises                                  Everything that you need to know about the semester and beyond is all
of enthusiastic students who manage                                    available here. Students can actively be a part of this website and learn a
everything from news collection to data                                lot more.
compilation, editing to paper designing.
The paper aims at providing informa-
tion and bridging the gap between the
administration and students. Also this
publication provides opportunities to                                            Website Design and Developement Company
students to develop their creativities.
Every month around 5000 copies are published and distributed in Del- AcubeSolutions is a registered company which provides online ser-
hi Technological University, and different college in Delhi including vices. They have been in the field of web development since 2007 and
NSIT, IP University, Jamia & almost all colleges of Delhi University. have developed more than 100 websites and have many happy cli-
                                                                      ents. The team consist of expert engineers from Computer & IT trade.

     STUDENT HELPLINE                                                 The motto is to provide best service on time at lowest cost in the market
                                                                      for the same work.
                              With a view to aid students and parents This entrepreneurial launch by three computer science students namely
                              seeking information on admission pro- Abhishek Bindal, Anand Meena and Abhishek Kanojia, today is a great
                              cedure at Delhi Technological Univer- success. The team includes web designers who are dedicated towards de-
                              sity (DTU), formerly Delhi College of livering the best results.
                               Engineering, the University established
                               Admission Helpline at its Administrative
                               Block within the Campus. The Helpline
                                                                                                    THE URGE
                               has been answering queries of prospec-
                                                                                                    I be the change
tive applicants on all issues related to admissions right from courses      The Urge is an initiative
on offer, intake, fee structure, application deadline, counseling sched-    of students to address the
ule and how to fill the application form, among others, both in person      issues the “Youth” way.
as well through the phone lines. For this purpose two landline num-         The education we amass
bers: 32222271 and 32222273 have been set up where students can             at this stage is bound to
call up and seek admission related information from 10 am to 6 pm           raise intelligent questions
on all working days. Apart from that, they are informing students via       in a mind regarding the po-
sms. The helpline is being completely handled by student team with          litical situation, gender in-
full support from the administration.                                       equality and environmental
One can also email their admission related queries at dtuadmis-             concerns. The Urge aims at The student team of DTU Times (the in-house             bringing together people of
publication of the University) has also launched a portal www.dcefo-        these similar questions in where general queries on the University and admissions are          mind and giving them a chan-
answered by the students of DTU in an open forum. The website also          nel to DO something about it. A few examples include a clothes donation
provides the facility to chat online with a student counsellor.             campaign for the poor; Save Fuel day on June 19th which again witnessed
                                                                            a participation of over 2000 people

                GREENFORCE:                                                At DTU, new stu-
                                                                           dents need not be
       (The green chapter of THE URGE)                                     worried about rag-
                                                                           ging. The Hon’ble
                                            Engineers all over the         Supreme Court of
                                            world are busy mak-            India and Govern-
                                            ing new and fantastic          ment of India have
                                            things to make our lives       totally banned rag-
                                            easier, at Greenforce,         ging in the educa-
                                            we believe                     tional institutions.
                                            « For a successful tech-       Serious action will
                                            nology, reality must           be taken against stu-
                                            take precedence over           dents found indulg-                    senior students. They have signed
                                            public relations, for Na-      ing in any act of ragging, as per      affidavits stating them to abide by
                                            ture cannot be fooled »        the orders of the Hon’ble Supreme      the rules. Also teachers and hostel
                                            At Greenforce, green           Court.                                 wardens are kept on vigil. Any stu-
                                            minded people come             The recommendation of the com-         dent if faces such a situation can
                                            together to work on            mittee constituted by the Hon’ble      immediately contact any teacher
                                            various aspects like in-       Supreme Court has been adopted by      and action is taken without delay.
                                            novative energy saving         the University Grant Commission        An absolute zero tolerance policy is
                                            techniques, spreading          Steps have been taken to ensure that   adopted in this regard.
green word and making this world a “green” place to live in.               the decision is not taken lightly by

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                                                         HYBRID CAR
First Hybrid Car of India of India has been developed by bright students
of DTU. A student team designed and developed a gasoline-electric hy-
brid car for participation in Annual Green Car Festival organized by
North East Sustainable Energy Association of USA. The DTU hybrid car,
code named ‘The Fledge’, is a combined effort of seven students of DTU
and is an attempt to propel India in the arena of Hybrid Electric Vehicles
(HEVs), and portray the innovative and creative genius of the youth of our
country. Power transmission in the DTU Hybrid Car occurs on the engine
as well as on the motor mode providing the user with an option of switch-
ing to either mode at any point of their journey. A powerful 18BHP, 346cc
engine along with a 3.5HP, 3000 rpm permanent magnet DC motor serves
the very purpose. Falling in neither category of series or parallel hybrid
cars, the DTU Hybrid employs its customized drive train incorporating
less complex components and hence being more efficient. A 200Ah lead
acid battery with a 13 lt fuel tank provide with the Energy storage system.
Applauding the efforts made by DTU students and faculty in designing
and developing the Hybrid Car, Smt. Dikshit said that design innovation        being
of Hybrid is the technology solution to the twin problems of environmen-       noise less and pollution free would provide to Indian metros such as Del-
tal pollution as well as an alternative to the gasoline vehicle. The vehicle   hi a viable transport vehicle for the roads.

 SOLARIS                       DTU students have designed and built a car that runs on solar
                               energy. The ultimate aim of the team is to make a solar car
                               that is economically viable on Indian roads. A team of twelve
students of different DTU departments is worked on “Project Solaris” to develop a car pow-
ered by solar energy that took part in the eight-day competition - held once every two years
- beginning October 21 in Australia this year. The college is provided financial and technical
support for the project.

Autonomous Underwater Vehicle                                                        Unmanned Aerial
An Autonomous Underwater Vehicle (AUV) developed by a team
of undergraduate students from Delhi Technological University                           Vehicle
formerly      Delhi
College of Engi-
neering      (DCE)
competed in the
12th International
Autonomous Un-
derwater Vehicle
Competition or-
ganised by As-
sociation for Un-
manned Vehicle
Systems Interna-
tional (AUVSI),                                                                The project is being carried out under the guidance of Prof P. B.
San Diego, Cali-                                                               Sharma, Vice-Chancellor, DTU. The first phase included the au-
fornia, U.S.A during July 28-August 02, 2009.It is an innovative               tonomous run of the UGV in an arena by avoiding obstacles using
project that showcases technological elite achieved by the UG                  a Laser Range Finder via the shortest route. The prototype has a
team of innovators of DCE now DTU. This research centric in-                   robust mechanical design strong enough to sustain various types of
novation aimed at developing a fully functional AUV capable of                 terrains. It has a wooden base and is driven by four DC motors. The
performing tasks involving target localization, positioning, lane              power source is the conventional AC supply which is transformed
following, marker deployment, and communication. The further                   to the required DC output. H-bridges have been used to control the
aim of the research is to design a generic type electronic/electrical          motors’ working and they receive the input from a Processor which
hardware that could be employed at industrial level. This is 3rd               gives the output in synchronization with the input received from
generation vehicle of the team DTU (DCE)–AUV and is deter-                     the sensors which detected the obstacles. According to the team
mined to stake claim for top slot in this prestigious international            members, that day isn’t far when such vehicles could be used for
competition. Previous year endeavour bagged “Most Improved                     real world applications like intelligent transport systems and sur-
Design 2008” award and was placed 9th overall.                                 veillance vehicles on a large scale. DTU UAV bagged Director’s
The year round of testing and debugging, of the robot i.e. sub-                award at AUVSI held in Maryland, USA, an International award at
marine by the team this year has finally rendered the autonomous               the 2009 Association of Unmanned Vehicles System International
submarine to accomplish all the tasks required in the competition.             (AUVSI) Student Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS) competition.
The new version of Robotic Submarine of DTU was designed and                   The team was awarded the Director’s award for the best team effort
developed under the supervision of Prof.P.B.Sharma, Vice-Chan-                 for demonstrating a successful flight of an unmanned aerial vehicle
cellor of DTU and Dr. R.K. Sinha, Dean –Industrial Research and                (UAV). The competition was held at Webster Field, Maryland in the
Development. The project was supported by National Institute of                United States between June 17 and June 21.
Ocean Technology (NIOT), MoES.

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                                     SUPER MILEAGE VEHICLE
                                                                The SAE-Supermileage competition is a student design competition organized by
                                                                the Society for Automotive Engineers (SAE-International).The competition pro-
                                                                vides engineering and technology students with a challenging design project that
                                                                involves the development and construction of a single-person, fuel efficient vehicle.
                                                                Students have the opportunity to set a world fuel economy record and increase
                                                                public awareness of fuel economy. The vehicles must be conceived, designed and
                                                                fabricated by the students without direct involvement from practicing engineers,
                                                                faculty or professionals from the racing community, and the team must be equipped
                                                                to explain and justify their design.
                                                                The event, supported by various corporate giants from all over the world is held in
                                                                various parts of the world, including Marshall, Michigan (U.S.A) annually. The best
                                                                teams from around the globe put their engineered vehicles to test and fight for the
                                                                top awards. The competition has been witnessing record mileages being attained by
                                                                the frontrunners, thus setting higher benchmarks for new entrants as well. DTU oc-
                                                                cupies a pivotal position in the matrix of technical schools in the country, imparting
                                                                sound technical education to its students. This ensures that the students, right from
                                                                the rudimentary stages of their technical education develop an inquisitive temper
and are exposed to the latest technologies, thus motivating them to take up challenges in their fields. The Student team was the first ever team from
Asia to participate in the competition in 2005 and won laurels.

                                  MINIBAJA- XTREME ENGINEERING
T    he car for Indian motorsports - This is what XTREME is all about.
     XTREME Engineering started way back in 2003 with Asia’s first
student Baja buggy for the Sasol Baja South Africa Challenge. Since
                                                                             to everyone’s expectations and were above them all! The car’s compact
                                                                             chassis along with its revolutionary steering design was well appreciated
                                                                             by all spectators, judges and teams alike. As the team looks on ahead to
then, XTREME has been a pioneer in this field reaching newer heights         the next level, Baja Asia 2010, it is determined to prove itself yet again
every year be it at South Africa, USA and now even in India, winning         at the international stage.
accolades in various fields such as Best Design, Best Cost Report, and       After the success at Baja SAE India 2010 at indore , Team DTU extreme
of course, the main event... the race itself! This year too, DTU outshone    has now its set on the Mini Baja South Africa Competition in 2010.
all the other teams from Asia in the Sasol Baja South Africa 2008 Chal-      The Team is comprised of Aditya Krishna , Aadiyateshawar Singh Deo ,
lenge in October, achieving an overall 14th position in the competition.     Rishabh Bhargawa , Rohit Garg , Rahul , Shubham , Yogesh and Faculty
Winning streak continued on in the 2009 event in India at Pithampur, MP      Advisor Mr. Vijay Gautam .The team has a uphill task ahead with gruel-
where DTU secured 7th position in the race and a 10th overall position.      ling task and muddy terrain waiting for them in South Africa .
The competition was fierce considering the fact that there were competi-     UNIQUE...COMPACT...RUGGED >>> THIS IS XTREME ENGI-
tive teams from the IITs, BITS Pilani as well as NSIT but we stood true      NEERING

           CHANDRA RATH                                                               DEFIANZ RACING
                                                 The        “CHANDRA
                                                 RATH” is uniquely de-
                                                 signed and developed
                                                 in such a way that it
                                                 can navigate all type
                                                 of terrains on the moon
                                                 surface. The design
                                                 consists of three parts
                                                 in which front and the
                                                 rear part absorbs all the
                                                 shock keeping the mid-
                                                 dle part almost stable.
                                                 The design can also be
very useful for developing the most comfortable car. The size of the
“CHANDRA RATH” can be reduced to three fifth of its total length in a        Defianz_racing provides a unique opportunity for undergraduates to
very less time. It is our great honor that “CHANDRA RATH” participat-        learn and develop multi-disciplinary teamwork plus innovative, de-
ed in the GREAT MOONBUGGY RACE organized by NASA and US                      sign, leadership, management, marketing, finance and practical skills.
space and rocket centre in USA. The purpose of this competition was to       Educating and training the very best graduates is what Defianz_ racing
build a compact, light, flexible and durable vehicle that would carry as-    does. These experiences better prepare students for graduate work.
tronauts on moon’s surface during Apollo Missions. Team “CHANDRA             The team faces the challenge of competing with the best brains and
RATH” was the first entry from Asia to participate in this prestigious       matching upto the best technologies in the ever expanding competi-
competition. The vehicle is supposed to be human powered and later on        tion. The team was first constituted in 2002.The sharp thinking and
will be converted into solar powered and hybrid vehicle capable of tra-      sincere diligence paid off as the team in its very first attempt bagged
versing all kinds of terrains. The track which is designed by NASA and       the “ FISITA Best Endeavour Award”. The efforts of the team in this
U.S Space and Rocket centre consisted of seven tenth of a mile of lunar      regard are commendable which is constantly rising above the paucity
surface composed of craters, rocks, lava, inclines and “lunar” soil. Every   of funds, materials and technical expertise and making up for it by their
part of the vehicle had been indigenously designed and built with utmost     unending determination to succeed. The team was declared runners up
care. Special features of the moon buggy include: Steering mechanism,        in cost effectiveness in 2006 and has taken up the challenge of fabricat-
Suspension, Disc Brake, Shockers on each part for maximum stability          ing the lightest and fastest car this year. The task is never easy but as it
and control, folding capabilities for making the buggy fit into a 64 cubic   is said…”when the going gets tough, the tough get going”
feet volume box. The team flagged off to USA earlier this year.

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           VINOD DHAM                                    “Father of Pentium Chip”
                               Vinod Dham             he joined NCR Corporation at Dayton, Ohio.         Mary Campbell. She had been corresponding
                               (born 1950 in          He then joined Intel, and started working on       with me for a year. She asked what she could
                               Pune, Maha-            the Pentium chip. He is called the “Father of      do for me. I asked about my research assis-
                               rashtra, India)        Pentium” for his role in the development of        tant job. That was supposed to pay $325. She
                               is an Indian           the Pentium processor. He is also one of the       said I don’t get that money until I did a month
                               inventor and           co-inventers of non-volatile flash memory.         of work. I told her I needed $75 to get into
                               venture capi-          He rose to the position of vice-president of       an efficiency and $15 for health insurance. I
                               talist. Coming         Intel. He left Intel in 1995, and joined a num-    needed $90 to survive, and I needed more for
                               to India dur-          ber of start-ups including NexGen, which           food. She went to a room and came back with
                               ing Partition          was acquired by AMD, and then went on to           $125 in cash. She said it was a distress fund.
                               from Rawal-            Silicon Spice, which was acquired by Broad-        I paid it back at zero percent interest at about
                               pindi, Dham’s          com in 2000. He is also the co-founding part-      $25 a month.”
father joined the army as a civilian. Dham            ner of New Path Ventures which has funded          He was part of the board of directors of Sa-
was born in Pune as his father was posted             Companies like Nevis Networks. In an in-           tyam Computer Services Ltd. that approved
there. Vinod completed his undergraduate              terview, Dham revealed that he came to the         the purchase of construction company May-
education in Electrical Engineering from the          United States with only “$8 in his pocket”;        tas (owned by the same family that owns Sa-
Delhi College of Engineering.                         “That was the most amazing part. I kept it         tyam), worth $225 Million, for $1.6 billion.
In 1971, after graduation, he joined a Delhi-         with me. There were many distractions. Even        The deal was presented to the shareholders as
based semiconductor company called Conti-             on the plane, they would sell cartons of ciga-     if it were an irreversible decision by the board.
nental Devices. In 1975, he left this job and         rettes. People used to smoke. I used to smoke.     Finally, the deal fell apart due to institutional
joined University of Cincinnati to pursue a           The carton cost about as much as I had. The        share holder protests. He resigned from the
Masters degree in Electrical Engineering,             hostess offered me just one. I said I could live   Satyam board on December 28, 2008.
where he specialized in Solid State Science.          without smoking for a day. I went to the for-
After completing his Masters degree in 1977,          eign student office. There was a lady named

             PARTHO BANERJEE                                                                   DR KRISHAN KUMAR
          “President and chief executive officer, Hughes
           Escorts Communications Limited (HECL)”                                           “Graduate in Mechanical Engineering”
                                                                                                        Dr. Krishan Kumar is a Graduate in Mechanical
Partho Banerjee is
                                                                                                        Engineering from Delhi University. He pursued
a man who does not
                                                                                                        further academic work and obtained M.Sc. (Engg.)
believe in forget-
                                                                                                        degree from the Council of National Academic
ting a favour. He says
                                                                                                        Awards, UK in 1973 and Ph.D. in I.C.Engines
that it is the support
                                                                                                        from I.I.T., Delhi.
and     encouragement
                                                                                                        He started his career in Indian Railways as Assis-
of his friends and ex-
                                                                                                        tant Mechanical Engineer and rose to the position
colleagues that has
                                                                                                        of Additional Director, R.D.S.O., Lucknow. In
made him an achiever
                                                                                                        1985, Dr. Kumar moved to Maruti Udyog Lim-
today “I wanted to be
                                                                                                        ited (MUL) as Senior Deputy General Manager,
a CEO by the age of
                                                                               responsible for setting up joint ventures. He was posted as General Man-
40 and have achieved
                                                                               ager (Engineering) of the company in 1987 and his relentless pursuit of
my aim,” says Partho Banerjee, president and chief executive officer,
                                                                               excellence in the engineering aspects of MUL’s products made him rise to
Hughes Escorts Communications Limited (HECL), Asia Pacific’s larg-
                                                                               the position of Director (Engineering). He is currently working as Advi-
est VSAT service provider. A man who obviously has a much focused
                                                                               sor (Engineering). Dr K Kumar was totally involved in the initiative for
approach in life, Banerjee had also played a major role in setting up
                                                                               the CII Business Excellence Award for which MUL won the CII Business
Tata Telecom and HECL. The company provides VSAT satellite com-
                                                                               Excellence in 1998. Maruti was the second company in India, which was
munication services through its hub earth station in Gurgaon. The ser-
                                                                               awarded this distinction. Dr K Kumar was also associated for certifica-
vice, called Hughes Net, offers customers interactive data, voice and
                                                                               tion of Maruti for ISO 9002 – 2000 in 1995 and ISO 9001- 2000 in 2001.
fax communications facilities.
                                                                               The initiatives launched for improvement of product and Service Quality
An electronics engineer from DTU, he did his Masters in Business Ad-
                                                                               launched by Dr. Kumar led to Maruti being rated as no. 1 in the JD Power
ministration (MBA) from Faculty of Management Studies, Delhi Uni-
                                                                               CSI survey, the only market leader in the world to became no 1 in Cus-
versity. Besides this, Banerjee also holds a Post-Graduate Diploma in
                                                                               tomer Satisfaction thrice in succession. Dr. Kumar was responsible for
Finance & International Management from the Indian Institute of For-
                                                                               launching models such as Baleno, Wagon R, Versa and Alto. He itroduced
eign Trade (IIFT), Delhi, which he completed during his tenure with
                                                                               a very innovative concept of Cluster approach for vendors, where 28 ven-
Tata Telecom. In 1987, when a few of his colleagues left for Tata’s new
                                                                               dors are working in a cluster for implementation of world class concepts.
telecom venture, Banerjee also followed them and joined Tata Telecom
                                                                               Dr. Kumar has published several technical papers in international journals,
as a product manager in Gandhinagar, Gujarat.
                                                                               the most notable of them being a programme for predicting the perfor-
In 1994, he got the opportunity to work with Hughes, which was set-
                                                                               mance of fuel injection system which earned him the T.A. Stewart Dyer
ting up its satellite communications services. Banerjee welcomed this
                                                                               Award from the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, U.K. The Institution
opportunity to join the networking business. Part of the core team of
                                                                               of Automobile Engineers awarded him the “Automobile Engineer of the
four to five people, he was the only individual with the experience of
                                                                               Year 1995”. He has been awarded “Indira Gandhi Solidarity Award” by
setting up a unit. They revised the business plans, set up the sales and
                                                                               Indian Solidarity Council, in 1995, “Hind Gaurav Award 1995” by All
marketing teams, charted the financial plans and also formulated the
                                                                               India Achievers Conference, New Delhi and “Bharat Gaurav Award” in
work culture of the organisation.
                                                                               1995 from
Banerjee was working as vice president-marketing and sales for HECL,
                                                                               Council for National Development. The National Institution for Quality &
before taking over the reins from Shashi Ullal, recently. One of his key
                                                                               Reliability (NIQR) Chennai awarded the Bajaj Auto- NIQR Outstanding
focus areas is the use of satellite broadcast in interactive distance learn-
                                                                               Quality man Award 2002.
ing initiative (for technical and management education).

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        VIJAY SHEKHAR SHARMA                                                                           SANJIV AHUJA
                                                   ijay     Shek-
                                                   har Sharma
                                              (better known as
                                                                                Sanjiv Ahuja is a member of France Tele-
                                                                                com’s Group Management Committee, and
                                                                                Chairman of Orange SA. He holds a degree in
                                              VSS) belongs to                   electrical engineering from Delhi College of
                                              1998 batch of B.E.                Engineering and a Master’s degree in com-
                                              (Electronics)     at              puter science from Columbia University in
                                              DCE The young                     New York.
                                              CEO and founder                   He joined Orange SA in April 2003 as Chief
                                              of One97 Commu-                   Operating Officer and since March 2004 was
nications, who finished high school from Aligarh at 14, was ac-                 Executive Vice Presidentof France Telecom’s
tually denied admission to Delhi College of Engineering owing                   Personal Communication Services, and Chief
to his age. However, he appealed to the vice-chancellor of the                  Executive Officer of Orange S.A.
university, who eventually allowed him to join DCE at 15.                       From 2004 to May 2007, Sanjiv Ahuja was the Chief Executive
Today, One97 provides a platform for value-added telecom net-                   Officer of Orange SA, before becoming the Chairman.Before join-
work services . Its model of offering a free telecom application                ing Orange, Mr. Ahuja was Chief Executive Officer of Comstellar
platform to operators in return for a share of revenue is one that              technologies, a California-based company focused on creating and
Sharma claims that his company came up with first. As a final                   bringing to market innovative communications technologies.
year student, Sharma founded indiasite . net , an Indian web                    He was previously President of Telcordia Technologies (formerly
directory that quickly got noticed. At the height of the dotcom                 Bellcore), and led the growth of Telcordia into European markets.
boom in 1999, the teenager who had never seen a computer until                  He began his career at IBM in 1979 as a software engineer. From
1994 sold his startup to a New Jersey-based company for a crore                 1987 to 1990 he managed IBM’s strategy for transaction process-
of rupees.                                                                      ing, and from 1990 to 1994 he was responsible for IBM’s distrib-
One97-so named because it was the national phone directory                      uted network and systems business, leading IBM into the telecom-
helpline number-was born in 2001 with a nervous Sharma at                       munications software market globally.
the helm. “Bharti Airtel was our first client in March 2001 and                 Mr. Ahuja also sits on the non-executive boards for Williams-So-
we sold them a package consisting of astrology services, SMS-                   noma and Cadbury Schweppes.
based auctions and music-related applications. Today, services
by One97 reach 97% of the country’s mobile subscribers, and
Sharma says that while an absolute market figure is difficult to
get, the company has approximately 25-30% share of its market.                   Teacher’s
Right now, Sharma is focused on the sweet sounds of success as
he aims to reach the $100-million mark in the next two years:
“The market is huge and we believe we’ve only just skimmed the                   by Niranjan
surface. There are many, many milestones ahead for us.”                          Bhattacharya

My Recent Visit To MIT, Harvard And
    Michigan State University
My recent visit to MIT, Harvard and Michigan State University has been a learning experience. I
felt and found that, this is a great time to be a teacher. The classrooms are the centre of constant
innovation in learning activity with the teacher’s role increasing in subtlety and sophistication
vis-à-vis the learner. Anyone like me who was a student within the last decade or so will find the
scene almost in MIT or Harvard, a 180 degree phase shift, both in terms of classroom environ-
ment and procedure.
With fusing boundaries in various disciplines in their curriculum, like medicine, architecture and
applied sciences, penetrated into the study of aeronautics, space or nano-technologies, the new
liberal eclecticism that is practices in those universities are focused on enabling the learner to
develop in multiple ways instead of merely leading through tunnel vision towards examinations.
The challenge in these Universities is to learn as much as possible and discover oneself in novel
ways instead of being merely judges by what one does not know.
These Universities have gradually reduced the predominance of traditional examinations and mark
                                                                                                       ( Seeking blessing from Prof. John Harvard )
sheets with the aim of making learning more rewarding and motivating. Students also, I felt, have responded very positively to this change, thereby proving
that learning is a natural process and intrinsic to human nature. In fact, it has always been an illogical notion that examinations are the sole way to make
students learn.
Teaching and learning in MIT is a concept of knowledge flow , where a learner becomes so creative and deeply engaged in a task that all sense of passing
time is lost and the deepest mental effort is poured into doing the industry projects at hand. Though there are financial remunerations, but I feel no extrinsic
reward can bring about this state of being totally engrossed with a project or any other subject. To create such a passionate interest in the learner for the
subject is the teacher’s greatest challenge in India today.
Another reason why this age is so vitally interesting is because of the information explosion by internet and digital technologies. A student can access entire
information regarding curriculum by a click on his mobile through web-surfing. The challenge for the teachers, anywhere in the World, is to lead the student
from random information through facts to wisdom. Teaching solely from the textbook in this day and age is an insecure refuge, being merely a refusal to
look at reality happening all around. I am skeptical about the belief propagated by a few tech nerds that a good teacher can be replaced by some software
gizmo. A teacher is not by definition a pre-programmed entity. To be able to confront the unexpected and deal with it in the most humane way possible at
the cost of immense personal sacrifices in time, money and energy is teacher’s description in an Engineering institution. I am not surprised that most young
engineers in India prefer to beat a safe retreat into the Industry or IIMs for more secure niches of our socio-economic structure. Thus the dilemma faced by
academia in India today is shortage of good teachers. There are some qualified teachers and some good teachers-but often the two do not coincide in the
same person.

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                  Inception- Crime of the Century
Usually, during the interval of a movie, I walk out of the hall to take a break or get something to eat, but it was different this time. I kept on dis-
cussing what I saw in the first half, with my movie neighbors. Forget the popcorn my friend, you won’t even go to the washroom!
Christopher Nolan’s INCEPTION takes you on a journey that’s crazy, torturing, exhausting, thrilling, dreamy, yet full-on entertaining. It’s some-
thing that you have never ever thought of…
It’s been 2 weeks since I watched INCEPTION , and the only question that is revolving in my head -
How can someone think of an idea like this ? How can someone create a dream within a dream? How can someone convince me that the ”
INCEPTION can be perfectly described as “MATRIX meets JAMES BOND” , that too on steroids …
STORYLINE : Dom Cobb( Leonardo Di Caprio ) is a skilled thief, the absolute best in the dangerous art of extraction, stealing valuable secrets
from deep within the subconscious during the dream state, when the mind is at its most vulnerable. Cobb’s rare ability has made him an interna-
tional fugitive and cost him everything he has ever loved. He is being offered a chance at redemption. One last job could give him his life back but
only if he can accomplish the impossible- INCEPTION. Instead of the perfect heist, Cobb and his team of specialists have to pull off the reverse:
their task is not to steal an idea but to plant one. But no amount of careful planning or expertise can prepare the team for the dangerous enemy that
seems to predict their every move. An enemy that only Cobb could have seen coming.
Leonardo Di Caprio’s performance as Cobb is spellbinding to say the least . He puts life in every character he plays. Leonardo’s performance, is
the soul of INCEPTION. His dialogue delivery, his screen presence, his charm is worth spending your hard earned money .Marion Cottilard, the
beautiful Oscar winning French actress who plays Cobb’s dead wife, is bold, aggressive and compliments Leo very well. O boy! She is stubborn
The whole “Dream-Team” who helps Cobb perform the Mission Impossible called INCEPTION, has done a commendable job. Credit though goes
to the driver of the ship- Chris Nolan. The casting is perfect. Screenplay is crackling- Vintage ‘Nolan’ . You have to apply your brain at every step.
Blink your eye or answer a phone call, and it’s gone baby!. All other technical aspects including Cinematography, Editing, Art Direction deserve a
Salute! . Hans Zimmer’smarvelous music, makes this dreamy ride even more entertaining. Like other movie critics, I would not compare INCEP-
TION with Nolan’s previous films. This one is different, better and believe me, INCEPTION is Christopher Nolan’s – “FIRST TRUE MASTER-
                                                                         PIECE ” .
                                                                        3 Things to look out for:
                                                                        • Leonardo’s powerful acting. It will blow you away.
                                                                        • Dream within a Dream within a Dream and so on… trust me you will lose
                                                                        sight of what’s ” REAL”.
                                                                        • The spinning top or ‘totem’ … keep a close watch on it, it might shock you
                                                                        in the end.
                                                                        Favourite Scene: When the Dreams start collapsing.
                                                                        Ratings :
                                                                        • Direction : 9/10
                                                                        • Screenplay : 10/10 ( Take a bow ‘NOLAN’ )
                                                                        • Art Direction : 10/10
                                                                        • Cinematography : 9/10
                                                                        • Music: 9/10
                                                                        OVERALL RATING : 9.4/10 or 4.5 STARS
                                                                        VERDICT: No one puts BRAIN into film-making, more than NOLAN
                                                                        does.                               By Yajur Kochhar, 3rd Year, ENE

            iphone is a combination of three diferent products
iPhone is a combination of three amazing products, a mobile phone, a wide-
screen iPod and a breakthrough Internet device, into one small, lightweight,
handheld device with the best email ever on a mobile phone, full-screen web
browsing, multi-touch screen, and applications..
The new iPhone is a revolutionary new mobile phone that allows you to make
a call by simply tapping a number or a name in your address book, a book-
marks list, or a call log. It also automatically syncs all the contacts from a
Mac, PC or Yahoo address book from the Internet. And it also lets you select
and listen to voicemail messages in whatever order you want, just like email.
iPhone Features
iPhone features a photo management and 2-megapixel camera and applica-
tion that goes far beyond anything. You can also sync photos from the PC or
Mac, and you're ready to browse or email them.
iPhone is also a widescreen iPod with touch controls that let the people enjoy
their content, including videos music and audiobooks, TV shows, and movies on a beautiful 3.5-inch widescreen display. It can also
sync your content from the iTunes library on the PC or Mac. And you y can already access it all. iPhone even has widgets, which are
small applications that give you helpful information like stock reports, weather reports, and more.
iPhone has a special YouTube player that you can launch right from the home screen which is an iPhone special feature. People can ac-
cess and browse YouTube videos wherever they go. They can even send videos to their friends when they find a video they want to send.
iPhone can even create an email with the link in it for you.
iPhone has an advanced safari browser. It also uses a rich HTML, email client that synchronizes the email in the background. People cal
also view maps and satellite images or get directions and traffic information.

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                             Octopus Paul (The genius predictor)
A 2 year old octopus named 'Paul' in Germany has stunned soccer
fans around the world with his remarkable ability to predict the
outcome of world cup games. Paul, a mollusc in Oberhausen, has
correctly picked the result of most of the games. Paul was born in
England and now lives at present in a tank of a sea life centre in
Oberhausen, Germany.

This eight legged wonder become internationally famous for cor-
rectly predicting the winner of Germany’s seven matches in 2010
world cup, as well as the final one. During the divinations, Paul
was presented with two boxes containing food in form of a mussel,
each box marked on the outside with the flag of a national football
team in an upcoming match. The box Paul chose to eat from was
predicted to win. His predictions were 100 %( 8/8) correct for 2010
world cup and approx. 86 %( 12/14) correct overall. Paul has re-
tired after 2010 world cup. The keeper at the aquarium claims that
Paul was not the octopus who predicted the results for 2008 OEFA,
which would give him 100% accuracy overall.

Now this celebrity has decided to retire and wont give any more oracle predictions either in sports or politics. Paul will get back to his
former job, namely make children laugh.
As a reward of his accurate predictions, aquarium staff presented him his very own replica world cup trophy galvanised with his favou-
rite food- mussels.
I really don't know what people think about its prediction either lucky or not… but for me and most of us…he is simply a genius, long
live Paul.                                                                                                               by Aditya Tyagi
                                                                                                    IInd Year, Automobile Engineering

         FIFA Fever
“Tsamina mina eh eh, Waka Waka eh eh” ~Hearing Shakira crooning
this will forever remain associated with my memories of the FIFA
World Cup 2010.
11th June 2010, the day it all started.
Apart from the start of the greatest and biggest and glossiest sport-
ing extravaganza on earth, it also meant the start of drowsy days and
sleepless nights for many of us. Discussions about the forthcoming
matches and the matches gone by took whatever little time we had
away from all the match-watching and sleeping. Be it guys or girls,
old or young, novice or expert, everyone seemed to be talking n the
football jargon! Evidences of this football frenzy were visible on ev-
ery road you drove, every restaurant you walked into or any public
place you walked into. Suddenly everybody, even those who normally
don’t play or watch the game, took a newfound interest in this adrena-
lin pumping game.
This edition of the World Cup saw its own share of upsets too. Italy
and France, finalists of the last edition, were shamefully eliminated
in the first round itself. Watching Argentina, Brazil and England exit
early also broke many a fan’s heart. And then there were some pleas-
ant surprises too, with Ghana and Netherlands leading the way. But
the biggest surprise of them all was Paul, the psychic octopus. All his
predictions regarding the outcome of the battles on field were so ac-
curate that it became a star overnight. And now anyone and everyone
wanted Paul to predict their futures!
And thus, after a month long of some good, some dull, some one-
sided and some plain rough matches, came the big daddy of them all. 11th July, 2010. The final grand match of FIFA World Cup 2010 ~Neth-
erlands vs Spain. Football fever reached its crescendo. The whole world sat back and watched with bated breath. After a rough 90 minutes, in
the extra time, some prayers were answered and some hopes were dashed with Spain’s Iniesta’s 116th minute strike. A whole nation went up
in celebration as the ball landed safely in the goal! And with this, Spain cemented its place in the world’s football history forever with their
maiden WC win. Paul too was not far behind. The octopus’s predictions were again proved right and thus he became part of the history and
the enigma continues till date.
And this is how curtains came down on a month of frenzy, sleepless nights, dreamy days, taking sides, crying hoarse cheering for your time,
sitting morose sulking with your team, Paul’s magic, the goals, the strikes, David Villa, Messi, Klose...etc, came to an end.
And as Shakira rightly put it, Three cheers, “This Time For Africa”!                                                          by Ishita Chalwa
                                                                                                               2nd Year, Software Engineering

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                                                 The Power Of Prayer
                                                   An     extremely           were brought about by medicines, they would have been heralded
                                                   convincing and             as a major breakthrough. “ Said another distinguished medical pro-
                                                   highly scientific          fessional Dr. William Nolan, “If this is a valid study, we doctors
                                                   study to test if           ought to be writing on our prescriptions, ‘pray three times a day’
                                                   prayers     really         “ This is the now scientifically proven power of prayer. As Alfred
                                                   are answered su-           Tennyson used to say, “More things are wrought by prayer than
                                                   pernatural power           this world dream of.”
                                                   was conducted              Millions of people pray every day. But many of them lack faith.
                                                   by cardiologist            They lack confidence and conviction. God, however, is infinitely
                                                   Dr.     Randolph           graceful despite our lack of faith in Him. He continues to help us
                                                   Byrd in 1988,              in our times of need, though we may not have the required insight,
                                                   under the most             intelligence or spiritual inclination to discern or acknowledge the
                                                   stringent labora-          miracles that occur all around us every day.
                                                   tory conditions            But what about the fact that God sometimes really doesn’t answer
                                                   at San Francisco           our prayers? Maybe it’s because we’re asking God for the wrong
                                                   general hospital,          thing. Maybe we shouldn’t always ask him to move mountains.
                                                   U.S.A. 393 heart           Maybe we should be asking him for the courage to climb them.
                                                   patients under             Maybe we should be asking more for internal strengths such as
                                                   his cares without          Determination, patience, Will power, Won’t, Power, Wisdom, Con-
                                                   their knowing,             tentedness and peace in our hearts. Maybe enough in our livers.
                                                   were split into            Maybe the only prayer we need say in our life is, “Thank you,
                                                   two groups. The            God.” Maybe He wants us to start turning our attention away from
names and medical condition of all the patients of one group were             ourselves and to begin praying for others. Prayers made for one-
given to a prayer group who agreed to pray for them regularly. No             self – that is, for one’s own body and material happiness – are of
such arrangement was made for patients in the other group. Ten                the lowest rank. Prayers for people not close to you or those you
months later, Dr. Byrd found that the health of the group that was            hardly know.
being prayed for was twenty-one times better that those not being             So tap into that higher source. It’s a bonanza of riches, a windfall
prayed for. Patients in the group being prayed for were also five             of inspiration and an ocean of blessings. You needn’t go far. The
times less likely to need heavy antibiotics and three times less like-        gracious God is just a prayer away.
ly to develop complications than the group not being prayed for.                                                             By Shatakshi Sharma
Said the eminent U.S. physician Dr. Larry dose, “if these results                                                                       3rd yr,EE

 Govet Unveils Rs 1500 Laptops for Students                                                                  A new software to
                                               The Human Resource ministry unveiled a Rs. 1,500
                                               (around $30)laptop which is designed specifically for        completely destruct
                                               students. The laptop will be available for the students
                                               in 2011. "If more companies decide to manufacture              data from PCs
                                               a similar device, prices will come down automatical-
                                               ly," Human Resource Development Minister Kapil             Pitney Bowes, a U.S. based mail and doc-
                                               Sibal said after unveiling the low cost-access-cum
                                                                                                          ument management company came out
                                               computing device here.
                                                                                                          with a new product in the Indian market
                                               When the ministry floated the concept of a low cost
                                                                                                          which would facilitate in destroying data
                                               laptop some years ago, officials said it would cost
                                               Rs.500 ($10). It will now cost about three times the
                                                                                                          before disposing the computers. The prod-
                                               initial projections.                                       uct 'Degaussers', confirms that the data is
                                               The ministry expects the prices to drop to Rs.1,000        totally erased and the hard drive becomes
                                               ($20) and reach Rs.500($10) as innovations are in-         unusable.
                                               troduced.                                                  Before discarding a PC, the data removal
                                               The device, no bigger than a conventional laptop, is       software is generally run and the drive is
                                               a single unit system with a touch screen and a built       formatted to erase the information stored
                                               in key board along with a 2 GB RAM memory, wi-fi           in the computer. But this effaced data can
                                               connectivity, USB port and powered by a 2-watt sys-        be recovered at any given point of time.
                                               tem to suit poor power supply areas.                       The company's major targets include the
                                               "This is real and tangible and we will take it forward.    banking, financial, insurance services and
                                               Sun will rise for the Indian students in 2011," he said.   telecom sectors. It also plans to aim the
                                               The ministry also invited private players to produce       government for orders of the product.
similar low cost computers.                                                                               Pitney Bowes India Managing Director
"When we started the project, the response from the private sector was lukewarm. Now many are             KM Nanaiah said, "These sectors have a
willing to join the innovation," Sibal said.                                                              lot of confidential data, which also needs
The ministry started its efforts by holding discussions on this concept with a group of experts at the    to be destructed at various points in time.
Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, IIT Kanpur, IIT Kharagpur, IIT Madras and IIT Bombay, a           We will start discussions with various
ministry official said.                                                                                   companies and ministries (like Defence)
The low cost laptops will be distributed in institutions by the HRD ministry. The final price will
                                                                                                          for procuring orders,"
depend on the transportation cost.
                                                                                                          The product created by Martin Yale would
"We will give some subsidy on the device. As far as transport is concerned, if the transport cost in
                                                                                                          range from Rs 7 lakh and Rs 20 lakh.
less, the government can bear that as well," Sibal added.

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                     Perfection In An Imperfect Life
Wouldn’t it be wonderful if we could have made-to-order people in our lives? If with a
snap of finger we could change the characteristics of the people around us, to suit our
needs? To have encouraging parents, supportive and trustworthy friends, ever helpful and
understanding teachers. Not forgetting an appreciative boss, generous with promotions and
increments, and of course admiring and corporative subordinates, and an amazing working
Life would indeed be a cakewalk. And yet something vital would be missing. Good is no
good if there is no evil to compare with it. What’s the fun of a good old gossip session when
there is nobody worth gossiping about? What’s the thrill of being an adolescent maverick
when parents smilingly accept all? What good is a romantic moment that you haven’t
agonized and had sleepless nights over? What good is a promotion or increment that you
haven't had to fight for?
Ideal sounds good so long as it is beyond reach. Perfect sounds perfect from the prism of
imperfection. And yet the moment you have it, there could be nothing more boring. In the
movie, Bedazzled, Elliot Richardson sets about making his life perfect by accepting an
offer of seven wishes from a very seductive she Satan (Elizabeth Hurley) in return for his
soul. But he soon realizes that perfection comes in with a twist in the tail and desperately
tries to get back to ‘Life imperfect’ again. Similarly, in The Monkey’s Paw, the horror short
story by W W Jacobs, when the white family sets about perfecting their lives with the help
of a talisman that is actually a dead monkey’s paw, they end up messing their lives too. In
both cases, the protagonists wish for life to return to what it was, before they set to “per-
fect” it.
No moment can be truly perfect. However, if we shut our eyes to the imperfections and learn to focus on what suits us, we can surely
make it as near prefect as possible. We can apply the same trick to all those people important to us and make them perfect for us in this
manner. The trick is to enjoy the best in another and to learn to accept the rest. A bit like going for a bouquet of wild flowers rather than
carefully cultivated similar tubes of tulips and roses.                                                                     By Aprami Jaggi
                                                                                                                              3rd year, ENE

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