Delhi Technological University, the second biggest college in Delhi after IIT, has made a name for itself after the campus shifted from Kashmere Gate to Bawana in 1995. Spread across a sprawling 165 acres campus, DTU has come a long way since it gained university status when DCE converted to DTU amongst protests from the students. From sharing its campus with NSIT to having one of the largest campuses, it really has.
DTU provides courses in B.Tech, M.Tech, MBA, M.Sc. and Ph.D. Admission for B.Tech courses takes place through JAC cutoffs based on JEE-Main conducted by NTA each year. More than 2000 students are inducted every year into the college.
The college has a number of classrooms for first-year students which are called SPSs(semi permanent structures) and from the second year onwards, students take classes in separate departmental buildings. Recently, Delhi School of Management also opened within the premises offering a course in MBA.
There are a number of hostels in DTU but still unable to accommodate all the students requiring them. Thus several PGs in the vicinity serve this purpose. On the academic front, the college has a well planned campus with the twelve departments situated with easy access to the main gate as well as the canteen.
The canteen, named as Mech-C, because of its proximity to the mechanical department, is a popular hotspot for one and all. Rush hours in the afternoon can make anyone agoraphobic. Samosas served here are a go-to snack for many. Besides this, Nescafe, HPMC(a juice corner), Maggi Baba and MicMac, the solution for late night hunger pangs, are hangout places for students. The hostel messes also serve healthy and delectable food at affordable rates.
The college has a fairly large auditorium, named BR auditorium after the Father of our Constitution. Various conferences and addresses take place on a regular basis here. DTU has a dedicated sports complex tending to several sports like badminton, tennis, cricket, football, table-tennis, volleyball, kabaddi, handball etc. The fully air-conditioned Central Library serves as a place to chill out after boring lectures and also to study before exams.
There are many societies in DTU both technical, like CSI, ASME, ASCE, UAS, IEEE and non-tech like Pratibimb, NSS, Kartavya, photography club, Sahitya and many more.
An annual cultural fest, named as EngiFest takes place in the college which is the highlight of the college year. It is a 3-day fest which hosts popular singers, DJs, stand-up comedians, dance-groups, speakers and fun activities. It is one of the largest fests in Delhi, with average footfall over the course of the event amounting to lakhs.
From copying assignments and bunking classes to relaxing in friends’ hostel rooms and playing badminton for hours on end, I’ve done it all in the mere two years I’ve been in this college. DTU is not only a place to learn, it’s an experience in itself.
-Written by Prabhat