A Delegation from the University of Dayton, Ohio lead by Dr. Joseph Saliba, Provost visited Delhi Technological University to explore the possibilities of collaboration between University of Dayton, UD and Delhi Technological University, DTU. The delegation met the Vice Chancellor, Heads of the Departments and Deans of the University and also visited the DTU Centre for Bio-fuels Research and research Centre in Optical Communication. During the interaction with the faculty common areas of collaboration have been identified as New Materials and Composites, Electro Optics, Sensor integration and Remote Sensing, Image Processing and Data Compression and Clean Energy Technologies.
UD is focussed around industry relevant and sponsored research in these areas and has its technology incubators devoted to new technology and innovative product development. DTU also has a sizeable research activity in the above areas. It was decided to develop collaborative linkages for joint Ph.D programs, student exchange for international experience and also knowledge partnership in selected areas for collaborative education. UD has its Spring Program under which foreign students spending their semester at University of Dayton are allowed to register for four courses in one of more departments which are offered at a significantly discounted fee and including room and boarding. This facility could be utilised for student exchange in the UG and PG programs of DTU through collaborative linkages. Likewise, UD shall also explore the possibilities for sending its students for international exposure at DTU.
Dr. Joseph Saliba, Provost, UD says “For both of our institutions to remain State of Art and Competitive we must develop an International Collaboration and create synergy between our two institutions. We are truly proud to be working with top ranked institutions such as DTU and we are truly cognisance of the importance of faculty and student exchanges for the University of Dayton to remain a top research International University”.
“In the new knowledge age there is no escape for the Universities in India or for that reason any part of the world other than to collaborate to meet the challenges of the knowledge revolution. DTU is committed to create avenues for global partnership in education as well as research in areas of common interest to India and US” says Prof. P.B. Sharma, Vice Chancellor, Delhi Technological University. Both Dr. Joseph Saliba, Provost, UD and Prof. P.B. Sharma, Vice Chancellor, DTU thanked the Distinguished Alumnus of Delhi College of Engineering Shri Raj Soin, Chairman Soin International for facilitating this dialogue between the two Universities.
The Delegation was accompanied by Sundar Kumarasamy, Vice President for Enrollment Management and Rajalakshmi Ananthraja, Manager India Initiatives, Enrollment Management. Dr. S. Maji, Dean (IRD), Dr. R.K. Sinha, Head (Applied Physics), Dr. B.D. Pathak, Dean (Academics) and Dr. H.C. Taneja, Dean (Student Welfare) also attended the interaction.