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DTU rolls ‘Lab on Wheels’ to take new-age learning to underprivileged youngsters, govt school students

Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia Tuesday inaugurated Delhi Technological University’s (DTU) ‘Lab on Wheels’ programme which can see students of the college travelling in a bus throughout Delhi to educate authorities school students and underprivileged kids.

“Launched under the “Education Reaches You” initiative of DTU, “Lab on Wheels” is a custom-made bus with 17 computer systems, two televisions, one 3D printer, cameras and one printer,” the Delhi authorities stated in a press release.

Speaking on the inauguration on the DTU campus, Sisodia stated the programme will “act as an information and guidance cell for our students”.

“I wholeheartedly appreciate the volunteers of DTU, who under the ‘Extension and Field Outreach Programme’, will help 44 lakh Delhi Government School students find their own path, to think, implore and realise their dreams,” he stated.

“I urge all the 14,000 students of DTU to become mentors for at least one student so that students of Delhi Government Schools can receive the best guidance to become future-ready and their dream of studying reputed courses like engineering can be fulfilled,” he added.

Besides the ‘Lab on Wheels’ Programme, Sisodia additionally inaugurated the brand new classroom ‘Pragya Bhawan’ and a brand new centre of DTU’s Department of Design. The occasion was additionally attended by Director of Training and Technical Education SB Deepak Kumar, Director of Education Udit Prakash Rai and Vice-Chancellor Yogesh Singh, together with principals and students of Delhi’s authorities colleges.

In his handle, Singh stated the outcomes of the extension and area outreach programme had began coming. “Dr. Arun Bhatia, Principal of Sarvodaya Vidyalaya has told me that two students of his school enrolled in DTU as its students taught at Sarvodaya Vidyalaya in Sector 3, Rohini.” He stated Sisodia had given the concept to hyperlink the college with colleges.

As of now 18 authorities colleges within the Capital have collaborated with DTU to take part within the outreach programme for guiding students in Maths and Science.

Singh additionally stated DTU has adopted 5 villages — Barwala, Sahibabad Daulatpur, Siraspur, Bhalswa Jahangir Puri and Pahladpur Bangar — underneath the ‘Unnat Bharat Abhiyan’ of the Government of India.

“Under these projects, DTU is also conducting educational and social activities for the people of these villages,” he stated.

Secretary, TTE SB Deepak Kumar stated DTU’s ‘Lab on Wheels’ bus will give “new exposure to those school children who have not even seen things like computers”.

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