DIT University
DIT University Dehradun Logo.jpg
Logo of DIT University, Dehradun, India
MottoIMAGINE ASPIRE ACHIEVE[1]
TypePrivate
Established1998
Vice-ChancellorK K Raina
Location, ,
India

30°23′57″N 78°04′31″E / 30.3992°N 78.0753°E / 30.3992; 78.0753Coordinates: 30°23′57″N 78°04′31″E / 30.3992°N 78.0753°E / 30.3992; 78.0753
AffiliationsUGC[2]
Websitewww.dituniversity.edu.in

DIT University, erstwhile Dehradun Institute of Technology, is a private university in Dehradun, India.

History

Administrative Building of DIT University
Administrative Building of DIT University

DIT University was founded by Naveen Agarwal in 1998. In 2012, UGC conferred the Autonomous Status to DIT, further in 2013 the Uttarakhand State Government declared DIT as DIT University. DIT University has been established by Govt. of Uttarakhand vide Act No.10 of 2013 dated 15 February 2013[3] and is recognised by the UGC[4] under section 2(F) of the UGC Act, 1956.[5][6]

Campus

DIT University's campus is located on the foothills of Mussoorie. Dehradun is located 240 kilometres north-east of Delhi. The area of the campus is 25 acres out of which 23 acres is developed, the prominent buildings are Vedanta, Chanakya and Civil block. There is a 2 acre ground available for students, parking, and other facilities are also a available in DIT.

Academics

Admission

Admission to DIT University is offered to aspirant's based on their performance in JEE-Main for Engineering and Architecture Undergraduates, GATE for Graduate courses, CAT/MAT for MBA and Uttarakhand State Entrance Examination for Master of Computer Applications. DIT University is listed under Central counselling list of JEE-Main (earlier AIEEE). In 2013, many students were admitted to DITU via CSAB[7] counselling apart from normal counselling held at DITU[8] campus. From 2014, admissions to Post-Graduate and Doctoral Programs are entertained by DIT University Entrance Test-DUET and interview conducted by DIT University. Apart from this, GATE/NET qualified students shall be given more preference.[9][10]

Architectural Building of DIT University
Architectural Building of DIT University

Academic programmes

DIT University has programs in Engineering, Architecture, Pharmacy, Management Studies, Computing.

Rankings

University and college rankings
Engineering – India
NIRF (2020)[11]129

The National Institutional Ranking Framework (NIRF) ranked it 129 among engineering colleges in 2020.[11]

Student life

Events

Youthopia

Javed Ali performing at Youthopia 2016.
Javed Ali performing at Youthopia 2016.

Youthopia is the annual cultural and technical inter-college festival of DITU. The prominent events include Battle of Bands, RoboWars, CodeHunt and Perceptrix.[12]

Sphurti

Sphurti[13] is the annual sports competition at the DITU campus. DITU invites colleges throughout India to participate in events including cricket, basketball, football, volleyball, track and field, badminton, table tennis. Since the first Sphurti, there are more than 80 colleges that have come to participate in Sphurti.

Vision 2k35

Aiming to promote Dr. A. P. J. Abdul Kalam's vision of an era when the youth of India would enrich the world with their social, technical and academic brilliance, Vision 2K35 is a DIT University's initiative, to reach out to Young India. Vision 2K35 is a national level youth summit wherein, students will explore and evaluate the potential of renewable and conserving energy infrastructure for the nation by implementing most innovative Technical Ideas, Energy Auditing & Audit Presentation. The theme of the summit is what role the youth can play in bringing India in the league of Superpowers by 2035.[14]

References

  1. ^ "DIT University official website". DIT University.
  2. ^ "Private Universities - University Grants Commission". Archived from the original on 14 August 2019. Retrieved 1 April 2014.
  3. ^ "Govt. Notification".
  4. ^ "UGC Approval". Archived from the original on 14 August 2019. Retrieved 1 April 2014.
  5. ^ "UGC Act-1956" (PDF). mhrd.gov.in/. Secretary, University Grants Commission. Retrieved 1 February 2016.
  6. ^ "Government Recognition". Retrieved 6 February 2020.
  7. ^ "Indian News".
  8. ^ "Best Engineering College | Top University in Dehradun, Uttarakhand".
  9. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 16 April 2014. Retrieved 15 April 2014.((cite web)): CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  10. ^ "Top University in Dehradun, Uttarakhand, North India | Best Engineering College".
  11. ^ a b "National Institutional Ranking Framework 2020 (Engineering)". National Institutional Ranking Framework. Ministry of Education. 11 June 2020.
  12. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 16 April 2014. Retrieved 15 April 2014.((cite web)): CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  13. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 16 April 2014. Retrieved 15 April 2014.((cite web)): CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  14. ^ http://www.knowafest.com/2014/01/vision-2k25-dit-university-conference-dehradun.html