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Technology together with Ecology at DTU

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The Delhi Technological University (DTU), has now come up with a new master plan focusing on innovative ways to improvise itself. According to the new plan the university is to prepare for a fresh green look with 164-acre campus being out of bounds to all vehicles. Additionally, one third of the energy it uses will be generated from alternative sources developed on campus and by 2014-15, its current strength of 3,500 students will reach 10,000 costing the varsity a whopping INR 200 crore. The new plan includes two hostel blocks, two new buildings with the expansion of staff housing activities as well. All this and more are accompanied by the green initiatives undertaken by the university.

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The new buildings which are to be designed will be based on green architecture concept which means the use of steel and cement would be minimized and recycled material will be used wherever possible. With the university aiming to shift almost one-third of its energy consumption to alternative sources by 2014, extensive usage of solar energy becomes an inevitable part of the scheme. The university currently uses solar geysers in its hostels and 120 solar lights on the campus. It is being planned that the teaching block would house lecture theatres, two conference halls and tutorial rooms while the academic building would house centres for biotechnology, informationtechnology, nano technology, large-scale design integration (VLSI) centre, computer-aided design, multi-disciplinary design engineering centre, knowledge technology centre and a patenting unit.

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