About Us


We are a large fraternity of a great institution and look to pool our resources together to create new foot prints in the form of new building blocks and academic and research facilities in their alma-mater. Above all our endeavor for constant engagement with alma-mater in providing the vital thought power and learned council for future planning and development is of utmost importance. We look to sharing of life long experience of techno-preneurship and enterprise management with the current generation of our budding engineering students and future fellow alumni. We can help the student community to emulate some of the best practices with which the illustrious alumni of our great institution have earned high eminence both nationally as well as globally.


Delhi College of Engineering, formerly Delhi Polytechnic was started in 1941. The first batch passed out during 1943-44. Our institution has been mother of all technical institutions in Delhi, be it SPA Delhi, IIT Delhi, NSIT, IGTU for Women and more.

The Alumni Association, Delhi Polytechnic was initiated in early 1960s. To the best of our knowledge, the Association was led by Shri V.K. Jain and Prof. O.P. Grover and later on by Prof. J.L. Pahwa. At that time, the Association was a close knit affair with limited members.


 In 1987, the charter to manage the Alumni Association was given to Shri Pramod Adlakha for the further growth of the fraternity. Shri Pramod Adalkha put in huge efforts to obtain, the names and batches of all alumni who passed out from the College from 1944 onwards. The names collected were printed in the 1st Alumni Directory in the year 1987. New alumni as graduating batches were added in the 2nd Alumni Directory in the year 1996.


The Association in its current form was Registered on 29.5.1998 under the Societies Act with the Registrar of Societies at the old campus atKashmere Gate address (vide Regn. No.S-33032). On the date of Registration, the Governing Council comprised of:


President:                 Sh. R.K. Bhandari

Vice President:         Sh. Karnal Singh

General Secretary:   Sh. Pramod Adlakha

Joint Secretary:         Sh. N.K. Sethi

Treasurer:                 Prof. Dr. A.K. Saluja


Other nine Executive Committee Members were:

Sh. R.K. Gupta, Sh. Pankaj Sethi, Dr. V.K. Mahana, Sh. R.K. Kapoor, Sh. Ravi Mathur, Sh. S.B. Lal, Sh. Suresh Raheja, Sh. Anil Tayal, Sh. S.N. Sharma.


The 3rd Alumni Directory was published in the year 2002 (released in Feb 2004, with data for first time with Lifetime Members, which were 1677 nos. enrolled till 15.05.2003). Then the association also published 4 News Letters (Poly Engg News).


On 22nd January 2005,Shri Adlakha stepped down from the post of General Secretary for personal reasons.  Sh. Karnal Singh became the President and Sh. N.K. Sharma  General Secretary for the Association. Sh. Karnal Singh’s team not only did good work, but also took the Association to new heights. The attendance at Annual Meet grew to 700+ by 2010. Shri Sanjay Diwan Governing Council Member was given responsibility as Chairman for Events/ Organising Committee in 2011-12 when there was an attempt to create a PAN DCE-DTU initiative by DTU. Leadership of Shri Karnal Singh and Shri Sanjay Diwan has helped grow the Annual Meet to new high of over 1200+ attending the Annual Alumni Meet in 2017. Shri Sunil Saxena as Chairman of Organising Committee supported by Shri Bir Singh, Shrimati Renu Gupta, Prof. S Maji & Shri Arun Gupta made significant contributions.


In the Platinum Jubilee Year Celebrations, we had our GC Member Shri SB Lal leading the Platinum Jubilee Celebrations Committee for series of events in the year 2015-16. Shri Lal was ably supported by Shri Sanjay Gupta and Shri Arun Agarwal.


In December 2015, Shri Karnal Singh resigned from the Post of President. Shri Sanjay Diwan was elected by the Governing Council the President and he is still on the chair.


Alumni Association added more events holding Guru Samman Diwas as a Gratitude to the Faculty. A Startupthon UDAAN in January 2015 for students and young alumni was organized under leadership of Shri Akhil Choudhary, attracting best of ideas compete at the DTU Campus. Jury comprising of leading start up professionals, all DCE-DTU Alumnus, from iSprit, Jabong, Food Panda, Monster.com and SAIF Partners adjudged and awarded the Best amongst the Best on the Awards night.


We also organized Motivational Lecture Series as part of growing interaction with the DTU Students. We have number of alumni coming forward to contribute towards supporting the students and the development at the University.


An evening was organized for the Power Sector Alumnus with outstanding industry leaders (our alumnus) speaking on the ‘Power for All’. We had Shri Anil Sardana MD Tata Power, Shri JPS Chawla Director DERC, Shri Dinesh Vij CEO PFC Solar & Shri Ashish Khanna Tata Solar joined by large number of alumnus in Delhi from NTPC, BHEL, Siemens, PGCIL and many more.

Today, we have chapters in Mumbai (Chair Shri Uttam Soni), Bengaluru (Chair Arun Thakur) & Haridwar(Chair MK Kaul) in India and a beginning has been made in USA with a first Global Chapter.


The Elections 2017 were announced in the Annual Meet 2017 on 4th February 2017 and will be held shortly. We are thankful to Shri Satish K Vij, Shri Rajeev Agarwal, Shri Sunil Saxena and all other members of Governing Council for their requisite support for the Election process.


We are grateful to the current Vice Chancellor Prof. Yogesh Singh & Dean (Alumni Affairs) Prof. SK Singh for being supportive of initiatives of our Alumni Association. We continue to grow our contribution to our Alma Mater – Delhi Technological University (new avatar since 2009 of Delhi College of Engineering & Delhi Polytechnic). 


Alma Mater

Delhi Polytechnic


The seeds of Delhi Polytechnic were sown by Wood and Abott Committee of 1938. It was established as Delhi Polytechnic in 1941, the technical school was created to cater to the demands of Indian industries. At that time, the Delhi Polytechnic offered courses in Arts, Architecture, Commerce, Engineering, Applied Science and Textiles. The National Diploma awarded by the Delhi Polytechnic was considered equivalent to the B.E. Degree by the then government.


In 1952 the college was affiliated with University of Delhi and started formal Degree level Programmes.


Delhi College of Engineering

The institute was renamed as Delhi College of Engineering in 1965 with amalgamation of technical departments together. The other departments offering courses in different disciplines separated to form institutes addressing specific areas, as College of Arts and several institutes of Commerce and Secretarial Practices. to become Delhi College of Engineering. DCE grew multifold at the Kashmere Gate campus.


The transformation of Delhi Polytechnic into Delhi College of Engineering in 1965 was a historic event when the institution became a College of Engineering under the then Delhi Administration. The academic programs were affiliated to Delhi University ever since 1952. This historic change was made to provide the necessary vertical growth in engineering and technology education by offering degrees at the level of Degree, Post Graduate Degree and later at the Doctoral level. The core disciplines of engineering namely Civil, Mechanical and Electrical were further added by newer disciplines such as Electronics and Communication in the 70’s and Computer Engineering in the 80’s.


The department of Architecture later became the School of Planning and Architecture, now a Deemed University and Institution of National importance. The department of Arts and Sculpture became College of Arts and the departments of Chemical Technology and Textile Technology were shifted out en-block to mark beginning of the IIT Delhi at its new campus at Hauz Khas. The department of commerce was later abolished and the faculty of management studies of the University of Delhi was established by Prof. A. Das Gupta, of DCE. Delhi College of Engineering is thus the mother institution of a number of national projects including Indian Institute of Technology Delhi, Netaji Subhas Institute of Technology, School of Planning and Architecture, Delhi, College of Art, Delhi and even the famous Faculty of Management Studies


The Golden Jubilee for the institution was celebrated as “50 years of Excellence & Leadership in Technical Education at DCE” in March 1991.


Later it shifted to the lush green new campus adjoining Rohini Township in Northwest Delhi in August 1996 after iconic 55 years at Kashmere Gate campus. The development of the new campus at Bawana Road on a plot of 164 acres includes innovations in design of the institutional complex and to create an environment in which education, research and innovations, in a largely residential campus. The magnificent new campus was designed by one of our illustrious alumni, an eminent architect Shri Ajoy Choudhury, 1958 Architecture who has excelled globally for his architectural design innovations.


Delhi Technological University

In July 2009 DCE was upgraded to a state university and renamed Delhi Technological University, through the Delhi Technological University Bill, 2009. through the Delhi Act 6 of 2009.


The university has added the dimension of research and caused innovations, which has received high national and international acclaim. As a Delhi Technological University it has the desired autonomy to excel and shape itself as a world class Technological University.


The vision is "DTU to be a leading World Class Technology University playing its role as a key node in National and Global Knowledge Network thus empowering India with the Wings of Knowledge and Power of Innovations."


And support the vision, mission of the DTU is:

  • Be a world class centre for education, research and innovations in S&T arena, focus on cutting edge technologies for education delivery and foster an environment of seamlessness between science and technology.
  • Promote the engineering spirit of product development through effective integration of design engineering and rapid prototyping.
  • Emerge as a centre for attracting the best minds both nationally and internationally, from academia and industry.
  • Produce well-rounded, socially responsible, up to date, scientifically tempered, design oriented engineer and scientists capable of lifelong learning.
  • Be able to address the impact of globalization on S&T education.
  • Meet the need for engineers and scientists at all levels of tertiary education, UG, PG, and Doctoral levels.
  • Operate DTU as a world class Knowledge Enterprise to foster student and teacher led knowledge enterprises.


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