Friday, January 10, 2020

Specialization for Electronics and Communication Engineer

Dr. Pooja Sabherwal
Assisstant Professor
The NorthCap University
(formerly ITM University)
Gurgaon


Every year, around 2 million students graduate as engineers in India. In the era of competition the, the demand of technical professionals is increasing. To stand out in any niche, students have to specialize in their chosen subject. This adds value to their educational as well as professional qualifications. Having an expertise in some specialization will help you to find a secure and reputable job, which is not easy with just a bachelor’s degree.

The new industrial era has made engineering a diverse area to study. Among all the streams the B.Tech in Electronics and communication with specialization in Internet of Things (IOT) or B.Tech in Electronics and communication with specialization in Embedded system and VLSI design is one of the best. 

Interestingly, the job opportunities are growing in ECE by 10% till 2026 as per the reports. So, it is the high time for students, who want to do engineering, can dive into ECE branch with specialization as IOT or Embedded system and VLSI design.

B.Tech in Electronics and communication with specialization in Internet of Things (IOT)

Kevin Ashton in June 22, 2009 introduced a new term “The Internet of Things” (IOT) which has revolutionized the field of electronics engineering. The Internet of Things is simply "A network of Internet connected objects able to collect and exchange data." i. e a network of smart devices that can communicate through internet with other devices/users at remote locations.

This technology is likely to reform by 2022, with use of cellular network for communication between IOT devices. As per the reports by Ericsson (https://www.ericsson.com/mobility-report/internet-of-things-forecast), till 2022, approximately 1.5 million IOT devices will be connected by cellular network. Thus, these new technologies will demand optimizations and developments by engineers for next few decades. Various Career options like IoT Data analytics, IoT Hardware engineer, Embedded Programs Engineer, IoT Architect, IoT Developer, Network Engineer will be open. Hence, a huge demand for engineers with specialization in IOT is envisaged.

B.Tech in Electronics and communication with specialization in Embedded system and VLSI design

VLSI design and Embedded systems are upcoming future domain in India. As the Make in India programme is thriving in India, there are lot of manufacturers are looking to make in India and Made In India. There is going to be huge demand in this domain. Most of the electronics manufacturing industry will need Embedded and VLSI engineer in bulk to sustain and excel in the market.

VLSI design and Embedded systems is all about programming, but this field requires knowledge of Electronics also. That is the reason the students with B.tech in CSE cannot enter into VLSI and Embedded system industry and these industries prefers ECE students. Therefore there will be lots of job opportunities for students with B.Tech in ECE. Various Career options like RTL Design Engineer, Verification Engineer, Synthesis Engineer, Software Testing, DFT Engineer, Product & Validation Engineer, FPGA Engineer, Physical Design Engineer, Layout Design Engineer, Analog Design Engineer, SoC Design Engineer, EDA Development, Firmware Developer Engineer-WLAN/CAN/RTOS/FPGA, Microcontroller/Device Driver Engineer, System Architecture Engineer, Android Middleware Validation Engineer, Software & Automotive Engineers, Hardware Design Engineer will be open in these industries.
Hence, a huge demand for engineers with specialization in Embedded system and VLSI design is envisaged.

Tuesday, September 24, 2019

Chitranjan Kumar, First Indian to qualify for Archery World Series 2018, Macao at age 19.


Archery, a sport that widens a perspective, focus and most importantly lifestyle.

The NorthCap University (NCU) grounds an achiever and a champion from BBA, Year two, Chitranjan Kumar.  He has stepped above in the world of Archery, winning awards and medals in the National and International competitions have surrounded him with positivity and confidence.




Starting from a very beginning, he never stopped motivating himself. From National competitions like Field Archery Championship and Mumbai Mayor Cup Games to the Internationals like, Rural games international championship 2016 and majorly at Archery World Series 2018 which was held in Macao, China, being the first Indian to qualify for the World Series 2018 at the age nineteen and to have achieved 39th rank in the world.
Achievements in the young age acts as a push that helps in refining ones aim, his skills and efforts have helped him fulfil those. The grandeur of success isn’t just a piece of a paper, it is what’s inside you. It’s an attitude and will to learn which structures the whole idea behind success.


 “It is an honour to have been surrounded by such an achiever and a confident player. I wish him a great success”, says Mr Sudesh Kumar, Physical Education Sports Officer, The NorthCap University
“The NorthCap University has been witnessing many success stories and it is a matter of pride to have witnessed one more. I bid congratulations to Chitranjan Kumar for showcasing his skills and passion with confidence and vigor and I wish him success for his future endeavors” says Prof. HB Raghavendra, Hon’ble Vice Chancellor, The NorthCap University, Gurugram.



Ishaan Nandwani
Content Writer
The NorthCapUniversity
Gurugram, INDIA

Tuesday, August 6, 2019

UNFURLING THE MYSTERY OF GANGAJAL


One can easily feel inner peace by just sitting at the bank of The Ganges, all the distractions, confusions and tensions gets relieved by just witnessing the Ganges Aarti at Har ki Pauri, Haridwar. The source of this 2525 kilometers long river originates from Himalayan mountains. GANGAJAL is considered as the most sacred water by Hindus. It is stated that merely one dip in the mysterious water of this holy river washes away all the sins of a person.  

Mystery of GANGAJAL


Although millions of Hindus take bath in this river and millions more on festive days throughout the year but still there is no sign of contagious diseases spreading from person to person due to contact through this river water. The scientific reason for the same is antibacterial nature of Ganges water. In 1896, Dr Hankin found that the bacterium Vibrio Cholerae which is responsible for causing the Cholera disease, when kept in Gangajal died within three hours. However, the same bacteria survived in distilled water even after 48 hours.

It does not smell like stale water even after storing for years as self-purifying quality of The Ganges leads to 25 times higher oxygen levels than any other river in the whole world.

Malaria Research Center in New Delhi observed that the water from the upper reaches of Ganga did not host mosquito breeding, and it prevented mosquito breeding in any water it was added to.

Challenges of The Ganges

The cleanliness of this river is of utmost importance as it supplies water to hundreds of Million people. Two major concerns are: To prevent the inclusion of pollutants in the river and the second is to have sufficient flow in the river.


27 major towns dump over 900 million liters of sewage/industrial waste in The Ganges every day. It is a great challenge to connect all inhabitants of the towns on Ganga and its tributaries to sewage lines and build sufficient, operational Sewage Treatments Plants (STP) on these lines. As it will lead to clean water, which will be discharged to the river. Approximately seven hundred and sixty four factories dump their garbage in The Ganges. At least, it should be possible to measure the pollution coming out of the wastewater of a factory.


90% of the water from The Ganges is taken by agriculture. This is in conformity with various estimates that recommends that more than 80% of fresh water of the country is used for agriculture. The matter of concern is that irrigation is of utmost importance to agriculture and nearly 40% of our population depends on agriculture. The yield of a farm can go up three times due to irrigation. The impact on net income would increase manifold. Hence, it is not easy to reduce this diversion of water but smart technologies like drip irrigation can be a solution to this problem but that requires investment.


It is a prime duty of each one of us to take up the responsibility of further not adding the pollutants in the holy river and work towards its cleanliness drive as per our capabilities. Jai Ganges!



Dr Sunita Sharma

Assistant Professor-Selection Grade
Program Coordinator-BSc(H)Physics
Department of Applied Sciences
Gurugram, INDIA



Thursday, August 1, 2019

SPARC Orientation Workshop by UGC

An Orientation Workshop of Scheme for Promotion of Academic and Research Collaboration (SPARC) was organized at India International Centre, New Delhi By University Grants Commission on 11 June 2019. The event was attended by a team of six faculty members for various departments, namely Mr Lokesh Choudhary (CEE), Mr Pankaj Rakheja (ECE), Dr Suman Bhatia (CSE), Dr Pramod Bhatia (ME), Dr Shilpa Sindhu (SOM) and Ms Garima Lakhmani (SOL).



Sessions from Prof. VS Chauhan, Chairman, EC, NAAC, Prof. A Goswami, IIT Kharagpur, Dr N Saravanna Kumar, JS-IC, MHRD and Prof. PVM Rao, Department of Design, IIT Delhi instigated the audience about the need to introduce schemes like SPARC which aims at improving the research ecosystem of India’s Higher Educational Institutions by facilitating academic and research collaborations between Indian Institutions and the best institutions in the world. It was followed by an overview on the objectives and funding process under SPARC scheme. The discussion included the Digital Initiatives taken up by the MHRD, Govt of India on the concept of AAAs which stands for Anyone, Anytime, Anywhere to improve the learning experience of students belonging to different parts of the country. The workshop concluded with a question answer session where the panel shared their opinions for the questions asked.



Thursday, July 25, 2019

B.Tech. Insights @NCU #ECE

With the motto of Independent, Inspire and Innovate, The NorthCap University (NCU) provides freedom in a disciplined environment to pursue students’ passion and innate Skills.

How???? Continue reading:



Want to play with technology? Go to the Tinkering lab and blend innovation, creativity and hands-on learning by working over the best inter-department equipment.

If you have a budding start-up idea, go to Innovation and Incubation center, and we’ll issue funds to achieve your mission.

Want to do research? You’re in good company: our under-graduates and post-graduates work alongside faculty to make the discoveries that improve life and make a better world for everyone. MoU between ISRO, Dept. of Space, Govt. of India, Ahmedabad, and The NorthCap University for IRNSS Navigation Receiver Field Trial and Data Collection is one of the major research areas at department of EECE.

Want to build your own course of study? Our Industry Driven flexible curriculum with different tracks of elective subjects will globalize your learning.

Want to have fun and explore your creativity? Come, be a part of our fests Momentum, Cerebration and join various club and society activities like Music Club, Photography Club (Lumiere), Debating Society, Dance Club, Dramatics Club (Abhimanch), SPIC MACAY concerts.

If you are Sports Fanatic, then football, basketball, table tennis, lawn tennis and night cricket are big attractions.

Want to work for the society? Yukti Social Club would help you in team building and working for a cause.

Need hygienic food to boost energy in a lively environment? A state-of-the-art Cafeteria (Café 10) is there in addition to a separate Nestle outlet and small café.

Want to channelize your thoughts to avoid distractions? Experience the Thought lab environment and explore the world inside.



Happy Learning at NCU!

Dr Shaveta Arora
Assistant Professor
Department of EECE

Monday, July 1, 2019

Extra-Curricular And Co-curricular Activities For Students At The NorthCap University


Students at The NorthCap University have much more to explore other than classroom teaching. There are numerous activities where students can engage themselves and thus an overall personality development of the student takes place at NCU.



The NorthCap University offers co-curricular activities to students in the form of context learning, industry engagements, tinkering lab, professional societies etc. The aim of the teaching-learning process is to make the students understand the practical aspect of whatever they are learning in classroom. The industry experts are invited to bridge the gap between academics and industry, the experts discuss about the work being done in their industries and how classroom concepts are applied in industry scenario.

Moreover, students have to make mini projects as part of their laboratory work, in addition to hands-on experiments. Tinkering lab facility is provided centrally in the university, where students of any discipline can come together under one roof and work on inter-disciplinary projects. There are projects exhibitions, technovation and best project competitions, through which students get a good platform for showcasing their innovations. Students are motivated through cash prizes.



To be specific, the Electrical,Electronics & Communication Engineering department at NCU has students chapter of various professional societies such as IEEE, SPIE, IEI etc. Workshops, seminars, technical quizzes, aptitude tests, industrial visits, career counselling sessions and many more activities are organized by professional societies students chapters. Thus, students have a good learning experience by participating in these events. They may develop their leadership and organizing skills by coordinating various events. The department has collaboration with IIT Bombay for spoken tutorials, and IIT Delhi for Virtual labs. Through spoken tutorials, students can learn new software/programming languages with ease and will get certificates for the same. Virtual labs are interesting lab material available online, where students can perform experiments.



Other than co-curricular activities, there are lots of extra-curricular activities in The NorthCap University. Sports facilities are available, and sports events are arranged for students throughout the year, and for staff once every year. The universitys annual fest Momentum & Cerebration is a 3-days event, where there are plenty of technical competitions in initial phase of the event, followed by stage performances for dances, plays, singing, fashion show and many more.

At the university level, there are many societies such as ASQ, CSI, SPACE, OSA, ENACTUS and many others. Other than societies there are clubs like photography club, music club, clubs such as Yukti, NSS etc for social work and other. Events on various societies and clubs are planned quarterly every year. Club Fiesta event is organized annually.

Overall, a student at NCU has a lot to explore in various fields and thus the university nurtures all students to become all-rounder professionals.

Written by Dr. Vandana Khanna (Assistant Professor in the department of EECE, The NorthCap University)

The Importance Of Final Year Projects For Engineering Students

As per IEEE:
“Engineering is that profession in which knowledge of the mathematical, computational, and natural sciences gained by study, experience, and practice is applied with judgment to develop economically effective use of matter, energy, and information to the benefit of humankind.”

Engineering is deficient without hands on involvement on the different ideas which are learnt during the classroom sessions. Practical orientation and developing hardware, software prototypes that aides in building better engineers. Project work is an extension to free learning for students. The bridge between the theoretical aspects and real world is project based learning. In engineering curriculum, projects are for the final year students. Wherein, NCU provide the students with a unique salient feature of making projects throughout their curriculum, as a result of which the final project is the blend of hardware and software prototypes wherein students get appropriate guidance from the industry experts. Projects enable us in understanding the subject better which thus prompts recalling what we to have contemplated for a more extended duration of time. I belief, the same applies to different fields of study as well. The skills that we learn during the project prepare us for the industry.


On the likelihood that you are a last year engineering student, the biggest challenge for the students is to choose a topic on which they can make a project, as you to have just a single year left to redesign your aptitudes and improve your employ ability. Your project gives you a chance to put theoretical learning to genuine practice.

We at the EECE Department of The NorthCap University, Gurugram guide the students through each aspect, right from the beginning, from choosing the project to the final presentation to documentation, students are assisted at each stage of project making. The students are offered with every possible kind of help, be it presentation, support documents or tools, each assistance is given to them at whatever point required. Students while making their project will have an improving learning background and they will increase tremendous certainty through the information procured while making the project.

The practical experience picked up won't just help with interviews yet additionally enable you to be a superior engineer and have a higher chance of getting a job. These experiences enable you to work in a group, to be a problem solver, create innovative ideas and discover the enjoyment in engineering. This is on the grounds that when you turn into a professional engineer, you don't simply need to manage one subject. Catch up on all nuts and bolts of engineering and it will enhance your certainty to take up future roles in industry. Selection representatives look for the major projects made by the students as a benchmark at the time of placement.

We additionally help students to comprehend the approach of converting their projects into a complete product which promptly acceptable into the market. For any guidance, feel free to contact us at amanpreet@ncuindia.edu. 

Written by Ms. Amanpreet Kaur, Assistant Professor, Department of EECE, The NorthCap University