Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Appa Rao Podile and Pro Vice-Chancellor-1, Prof. Arun Agarwal on December 31, 2020 visited, M/s Zen Technologies Limited, Hyderabad (ZTL) which was incorporated under the Companies Act, 1956 on June 29, 1993. The public limited company has been sustained with Board of Directors and Founder President Mr. A Kishore Dutt, who is also an alumnus of the University of Hyderabad (UoH) (first batch of MCA 1986). Since inception, Mr. Kishore Dutt is responsible for designing and delivering state of the art training solutions and simulators to the end user. ZTL has 90+ patents and Mr. Kishore Dutt is part of at least 20 patents. 

The UoH is proud of Mr. Kishore Dutt and the ZTL for their unique capacity in the area of training simulators.   As a hardcore knowledge-based IT industry, the ZTL has supported police, para military forces, army etc., mostly in India and also abroad, backed by a dynamic, vibrant and innovative in-house R&D Division which is recognized by Department of Scientific and Industrial Research (DSIR). ZTL is an ISO 9001:2008 (QMS), CMMi Maturity Level 5 (upgraded from level 3) and ISO/IEC 27001:2013 (ISMS), ISO 14001:2004(EMS) certified company that designs, develops and manufactures world-class simulators.

Dynamic leader like Mr. Kishore Dutt has proactively come forward and signed MoU with the University and already initiated following activities:

  1. Several students have been placed through campus recruitment
  2. Made provision to take MTech students for Internship to work in State-of-Art area.
  3. Awarded consultancy projects to faculty members of the School of Computer and Information Sciences at a total cost of Rs 23.0 lakhs.
  4. Instituted “ZenTech” Gold Medal to be awarded to the graduating topper of 5-year Int. M.Tech(CS) programme.
  5. Ear-marked “Research Fellowship” for 5 years.

Recently, the University recognized ZTL as an External Centre for PhD to pave way for fostering Industry-Academia Linkages, in exciting emerging areas of interest to both the Organizations. 

After a half-day visit to the ZTL, the Vice Chancellor highly appreciated the activities of ZTL and wondered as to why we could not showcase such achievers among our alumni.  VC and PVC1 felt that there could be more such alumni who have been doing great job for the country/world as a whole in different capacities.  They were extremely happy that not only the UoH but its alumni are also the torch bearers in the country on innovation and entrepreneurship.  The ZTL, at this stage, are second to none and competing with the global leaders and expanding their domain into medical simulators also.  

UoH is proud of Mr. Kishore Dutt and the ZTL and looks forward to see their increased global contributions and remained anchored to the mission of “Make in India”. The VC is looking forward to share more such achievements of alumni in future and requests alumni to share such details with their alma matter.