The new building of Technology Development Centre (TDC) at University College of Engineering, Osmania University (OU) was inaugurated by T. Tirupati Rao, Vice-Chancellor, OU. Built at a cost of Rs. 4.20 crore with funding from TEQIP and internally generated resources this spacious modern infrastructural facility covering an area of 50,000 sft epitomises a step towards better technology.

The TDC houses several amenities for the benefit of students, scholars and faculty. It has a Central Computing Centre equipped with 100 desktops and the software that is useful across all the departments.

The Computer Aided Design (CAD) Centre is setup with 60 high-end workstations to cater to the needs of students/ research scholars from different departments and carry research and consultancy activities.

The Centre for Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) is equipped with 40 workstations with various CFD softwares to provide training to students and research scholars on various softwares and to cater to the needs of industry in solving different problems related to fluid flow. It also has an Industry-Institute hub that is established for a close linkage with engineering and IT industries in and around Hyderabad to facilitate students to get exposed to industry environment.

Industries will be encouraged to establish laboratories at TDC whereby students will have the opportunity to work in these laboratories on real-time projects. Industries such as Adobe, Sunsystem, ANSYS, SIEMENS, PTC have shown interest to have a tie-up with the institute. The centre also has an Industrial Development and Incubation Centre (IDIC) that has been started with the goal to promote technology based entrepreneurship. In addition, the centre also offers various engineering consultancy services.

It also houses the Placement and Training Office that provides a window of opportunities to the students over a wide variety of careers in a broad spectrum of Industries and Organisations in India and abroad, according to A. Venugopal Reddy, Principal, University College of Engineering.

R. RAVIKANTH REDDY,

In Hyderabad