New Delhi: An experiential learning expo for over 3300 students of the Delhi Skill and Entrepreneurship University (DSEU) was organised during July 2022 at IIT Delhi as part of an academic collaboration between the two institutions.
Students from several Engineering Diploma programs such as Diploma in Mechanical Engineering, Diploma in Automobile Engineering, Diploma in Computer Engineering, Diploma in Electrical Engineering, and Non Engineering Diploma program such as Diploma in Architecture etc. and from Degree programs such as B.Sc. Data Analytics, B.Tech. Mechatronics, B.Tech. Electronics & Communication, M.Tech. Tool Engineering, etc. from 12 campuses of DSEU including GB Pant DSEU Okhla – I Campus, GB Pant DSEU Okhla – III Campus, Bhai Paramanand DSEU Shakarpur – II Campus, DSEU Pusa Campus, Guru Nanak Dev DSEU Rohini Campus, amongst others visited IIT Delhi and interacted with its faculty and students.
“DSEU works with the objective of adding value to the students and faculty through experiential learning and intensive hands-on practice. This academic collaboration with IIT Delhi is one such initiative. We are excited to hear our students’ experiences and hope they make the best of such opportunities”, Prof. (Dr.) Neharika Vohra, Vice Chancellor, DSEU, shared.
“We are happy to extend our laboratory and research facilities to enhance the learning experience for DSEU students. Our collaboration with DSEU helps us increase our impact in the NCR region”, Prof. Rangan Banerjee, Director, IIT Delhi, said.
“Our sustainable development goals mention about smart resource planning and collaborations between academic institutions. We are excited to take a step forward in this direction and would like to extend gratitude towards IIT Delhi for this collaboration”, Prof. Vohra added.
During the three-week academic visits organized from 04th July to 25th July 2022, the DSEU students explored, and experienced hands-on learning in Fitting, Machining, Sheet Metal, Welding, etc. at the IIT Delhi’s Central Workshop. Other components of this collaboration included visits to IC Engine Lab, Electromechanics Lab, Polymer Chemistry Lab, Polymer Processing Lab, Concrete Structure & Technology Lab, Data Analytics Lab and Basic Electrical Lab. Different departments of IIT Delhi came forward to undertake this training for the DSEU students.
While sharing her experience, Siddhi Jain, a B.Tech. Mechanical Engineering student at GB Pant DSEU Okhla-I campus, said, “We were divided into groups of four and made to visit mechanical labs on a rotational basis. Upon entry, at each workshop a brief was given of the process and basic tools used. Later, all of us practiced the experiments explained and at the end a viva was also taken, which helped us recap our learnings of the day”.
Another student, Sarthak, of DSEU Okhla II campus, said, “We learned about the new techniques and new machines as used in the industry. We did not merely stand and observe, but were also given space to perform experiments. The best thing was a lot of us made mistakes and learned the correct way thereafter”.