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Follow passion, not money: Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal advised budding engineers

Recently, Delhi Technological University organized orientation programme for 2018 batch. Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal attended and addressed on an orientation-day programme for the new batch of students at Delhi Technological University.

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“75 years of Tradition of excellence in Engineering & Technology Education, Research and Innovations” Delhi College of Engineering, (initially established with the name – Delhi Polytechnic) came into existence in the year 1941 to cater the needs of Indian industries for trained technical manpower with practical experience and sound theoretical knowledge.

The institution was set up at historic Kashmere Gate campus as a follow up of the Wood and Abbott Committee of 1938. It comprised of a multidisciplinary and multi-level institution offering wide-ranging programmes in engineering, technology, arts and sculpture, architecture, pharmacy, and commerce.

He said students should not run only after money and top positions, and the more people run after money, the farther it gets. Kejriwal, who did his B.Tech in Mechanical Engineering from IIT-Kharagpur in the 1980s. Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal advised budding engineers to follow their passion, not money.

Delhi CM gave life advice to engineering students in a way to be successful. Arvind Kejriwal, Delhi Chief Minister said, “Don’t run after money and top positions. The more you chase money, the farther it will get from you. All the people who have made money in life did not run after money, they ran after their goals and money poured by itself”. He added,“Those who are at important positions, they did not run only after them.”

He urged students to understand the importance of democracy and try to contribute to the political system by questioning the ruling parties on loopholes in governance. He added, “I am not saying that you should join a political party. But I believe you – as the youth of the country – should have known about the political system and contribute to the democracy by making wise choices and questioning the political parties once you have made those choices”.

In 1952, Delhi Technological University was affiliated with University of Delhi and started formal Degree level Programmes. Till 1962, the college was under the direct control of Ministry of Education, Government of India. In 1963, the administration of the college was handed over to Delhi Administration. Delhi College of Engineering was under the administrative control of Department of Technical Education & Training, Govt. of NCT of Delhi. For academic purposes, the college was affiliated to University of Delhi since 1952. From July 2009, the DCE has become Delhi Technological University vide Delhi act 6 of 2009.

The erstwhile DCE has functioned from its historic Kashmere Gate Campus for almost 55 years and has shifted in 1996 to its lush green sprawling campus of 164 Acres at Bawana Road, Adjoining Sector-17, Rohini, Delhi-42. It is shifting to new campus has added the dimension of research and caused innovations in plenty, which has received high national and international acclaim. As a Delhi Technological University, it has the desired autonomy to excel and shape itself as a world-class Technological University.

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