Delhi Technological University, formerly known as Delhi College of Engineering is an engineering university located in New Delhi, India. It is one of the oldest engineering colleges in India and Delhi's first engineering college. It was established in 1941 as Delhi Polytechnic and was under the control of the Government of India. The college has been under the government of the National Capital Territory of Delhi since 1963 and was affiliated with the University of Delhi from 1952 to 2009. In 2009, the college was given state university status, thus changing its name to Delhi Technological University. Till the year 2009, DCE shared its admission procedure and syllabus for various B.E courses with their other branch known as Netaji Subhas Institute of Technology, formerly DIT, which were prescribed by Faculty of Technology, University of Delhi.It offers courses towards Bachelor of Technology, Master of Technology, Doctor of Philosophy and Master of Business Administration and contains fourteen academic departments with a strong emphasis on scientific and technological education and research.HistoryDelhi PolytechnicThe seeds of Delhi Polytechnic were sowed by the 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, Delhi Polytechnic offered courses in Arts, Architecture, Commerce, Engineering, Applied Science and Textiles. Prof. Walter William Wood, the father of technical education in India became the founder Principal of Delhi Polytechnic.The National Diploma awarded by Delhi Polytechnic was considered an equivalent to the B.E. Degree by the then UPSC. B.E. Degree in Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Chemical Engineering and Textile Engineering was awarded to the students under Faculty of Technology, University of Delhi since 1952. B.E. degree in Civil Engineering was introduced in 1955. In addition to merit of qualifying examination, test and/or interview were held for the selection of candidates for admission.