Delhi Technological University (DTU), Rithala
NOTE: Formerly called Delhi College of Engineering which has been accorded University Status as Delhi Technological University
Delhi Technological University (DTU), formerly known as Delhi College of Engineering (DCE), is located in far Northwest of Delhi in the region of Rohini. The accessibility to the college is quite good as the nearest Metro station is Rithala on the Red Line and Metro Feeders or Gramin Seva (shuttles) charge a nominal amount till the college gate from the station. There are college buses till metro station and thus connectivity is quite up to the mark. Some students prefer DTC buses which has an average frequency while most of the students stay in the college hostel.
Spread across 250 acres, the DCE campus is lush green with hundreds of trees and plants surrounding the buildings. This huge campus is excellently maintained and cleaned regularly. The air conditioned classrooms have comfortable benches and projectors. The 3 storey library, which is air-conditioned and have abudant books in stock, is open at odd hours as well. The campus is not wifi enabled, though the management is looking into the matter. LAN internet is going to be provided everywhere across the campus.
There are 3 hostels for both boys and girls (although one is still being constructed). First year students get the hostel near the college gate due to safety reasons. Students have to share the room for the first two years while third year onwards single seaters are available. The rental is roughly around 8,000 per annum which is quite affordable looking at the standard of rooms you get. Mess charges are separate and the food is above average with good variations in the food items. Students rarely complain about the taste and variety.
Rs. 35,000 per year
Previously, the college was under the Delhi University board and hence had an amazing teaching staff. After getting the autonomous tag, DTU has hired some new teachers which are freshers and need enough experience. Having said that, most of the faculties are still the same and highly knowledgeable. Core branches like Electrical, Mechanical and Civil have a great set of professors who are thoroughly masters in their field. The faculty for Computers and IT are not that great compared to the core branches. Senior professors are highly experienced and very friendly. Most of the lectures are conducted in English.
Delhi Technological University (DTU) is quite strict during the first two years of engineering. Students have to maintain 75% compulsorily failing which loads of assignments are burdened on their shoulders. In extreme cases, a student gets a semester drop. Some are lenient while some are strict (like Math professors, says a student). Attendance at DCE is based on your rapport with the teacher.
As the college is an autonomous body now, students from various parts of India are seen at DCE, though Delhi-ites lead the list (85% seats reserved for students from Delhi and NCR). Some are from the NCR region as well. Ragging is reduced to a considerable level and freshers feel a lot safer with seniors around. The crowd is pretty much urban and from decent backgrounds, hence you don’t see any rowdiness within or outside the college.
One of the drawbacks of being at DTU is the lack of any classy hangouts. Located really far from the main city, students don’t get enough time to bunk and reach the happening Connaught Place. Thus, some local malls near Rithala metro like G3S and City Centre are the standard places where you see college students loitering their time muching at local food stalls and watching movies. Adventure Island, the amusement park right outside Rithala metro station is one of the common hangouts in that area.
There are around 3 canteens in the DCE campus. Not all are as famous as the "MechC" (pronounced as Mexi), the canteen of the Mechanical department. It serves some awesome delicious food items at a nominal cost. The quality and the quantity of the food items is definitely something to look for. The canteen provides ideal breakfast, lunch, snacks and dinner food and thus students always feel at home. Medu Wada and Maggi are a huge hit among the students.
Engi Fest and Renaissance are the cultural and technical festivals celebrated in the Delhi Technological University (DTU) respectively. There’s an E-summit (Entrepreneurship) held every year and famous personalities like Kiran Bedi and Chetan Bhagat are a part of the same.
Computer and IT students get a whopping salary of around 6-7 lakhs per annum while core branch students get paid 5 lakhs per annum on an average. Accenture, TCS, Wipro, Birla are the standard recruiters during the placement season. Big and famous companies like Microsoft, Google, IBM also chip in during the placement week and offer a pay package of around 10-15 lakhs per annum. Rated as the best engineering college in Delhi after IIT, DTU has a record of 100% placements. Moreover, most of the students are offered multiple jobs and thus you’ve plethora of options to choose your domain after graduation. GREAT, isn’t it?
Delhi Technological University (DTU),
Shahbad Daulatpur, Main Bawana Road,
Delhi - 42,
In one word, BEST! Consistently ranked as one of the top engineering colleges in India (and Delhi, of course), Delhi Technological University (DTU) has all the elements that suits a students need. The reputed name and legacy will continue for years to come.