Vice Chancellor of Delhi University (DU) Yogesh Singh was bid farewell at Delhi University of Technology (DTU) on Thursday. He joins as DU VC on Friday.
In his speech, Singh thanked many, including current and former L-GS Anil Baijal and Najeeb Jung and Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal and Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia. He said they have all provided important support to the university.
“I was told by the government that I would be sent for three months when I joined DTU. I have now completed six years and 14 days here … It has been a very pleasant journey in the last six years and 14 days. I have to learn something new every day. Positions are not important in life … you It’s important what you contribute to that position, how much joy you bring to others’ lives, how much change you bring – that is important, ”he said.
Singh joined the university on a clean slate and said he would leave again on a clean slate. “When I joined, all the counters were zero. Now I’m going, I’m going to reset the counters again. What I want to say is, if I hurt anyone, please forgive me. Even those who hurt me, today I forgot all about it. Let’s leave it at that,” he said.
Singh said he dreamed of DD coming in the top 200 in the company rankings. “I think we can achieve that in the next five years if we maintain the current pace,” he said.
Singh said there was also a need to reconsider the debate between quantity and quality. “Especially in the world of education, there is always the fear that quality will decrease if the volume increases … but this is a country with a population of 135 crore. We need both quality and quantity. And at DTU, we tested, we went from 8,000 to 14,000-15,000 students. But Both our placements and research quotes have improved, ”he said.
Many colleagues like Netaji Subhash University of Technology, Ambedkar University Delhi and Indira Gandhi Delhi University of Technology for Women also spoke about the experiences and memories of C.
Before saying goodbye, Singh opened the digital archives (central recording room) on campus on Thursday.
He said DTU’s high-tech record room is for the first time in Delhi state government universities.
“The files in this recording room are also recorded digitally. The recording room is completely fireproof and there is no fire damage to the files kept on the shelves. Digital registration will help the relevant authorities to access the old records on the desk of the authorized authorities. Previously, finding old records was a difficult task, but Now, by clicking the mouse, the authorized person can access the record, “DTU said in a statement.