Posted November 6th, 2009
Mr. Jerry Mac Arthur Hultin, the President of NYU Poly, the Polytechnic Institute of New York University, United States visited the campus of Delhi Technological University (DTU), formerly Delhi College of Engineering, yesterday in the Capital. Mr. Hultin is in India to visit select institutions as well as meet representatives from academia, government and corporates, in order to have a better understanding of India's educational requirements and explore opportunities of academic & research activities, which could be of mutual benefit to both the countries.
He met the officiating Vice Chancellor of DTU, Prof. B. D. Pathak along with Prof. R.K. Sinha, Dean, Industrial, Research & Development, DTU, Prof. G. L. Verma, Dean, Academics, DTU, Prof. R. C. Sharma, Dean, International Affairs, DTU and Prof. S.K. Garg, Head, Delhi School of Management, DTU among others. Mr. Hultin was accompanied by Ms. Meera Kumar, Vice President, Communications and Marketing, NYU Poly.
Prof. Pathak spoke to Mr. Hultin about the possibility of research collaborations, faculty and students exchange with NYU Poly, where students of DTU could study one semester at NYU Poly and vice-a-versa. An option of offering dual degrees by both institutions, where students could study two years at home country and two years at partnering institution was also discussed on the occasion.
Speaking about the reason behind choosing DTU for his visit and proposed partnership, Mr. Hultin said, "DTU has a great reputation and has recently upgraded into a full-fledged University. Our polytechnic has also become a part of New York University. We share a common technical temper and appreciate that the students of DTU are actively involved into innovative projects and research activities."
Mr. Hultin also interacted with the MBA students of Delhi School of Management, DTU during his visit and deliberated on how knowledge and technology is playing an important role in making this world a better place to live. "The solution to the problems faced by common man lies in producing more, consuming less and generating even a lesser amount of waste," he said.