Tuesday, April 7, 2020

ISHRAE Installation Ceremony

The Department of Mechanical Engineering invited Mr. Deepak Dhamija, President of ISHRAE Sub-Chapter Gurugram, & Mr. Ravi Shankar, Member ISHRAE Sub-Chapter Gurugram at ISHRAE for Re-Installation of its Student Chapter at NCU on 4th February 2020. 

ISHRAE is an international associate of ASHRAE (American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air Conditioning Engineers). The Indian Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air Conditioning Engineers (ISHRAE), was founded in 1981 at New Delhi by a group of eminent HVAC&R professionals. ISHRAE today has more than 14,000 HVAC&R professionals as members and additionally there are 10,000 Student-members. ISHRAE operates from 41 Chapters and sub Chapters spread all over India, with HQ in Delhi. 

During the Installation Ceremony, Mr. Ravi Shankar identified NCU as a potential partner in Gurgaon Sub-Chapter, amongst other ongoing partnerships with premier institutes. Mr. Shankar then proceeded to call upon each successfully elected student to take the Oath for holding the Office of student President, Secretary, Treasurer and 5 Core Working Committee members. NCU Chapter has 27 student members with the steering committee constituting eight members from final and pre-final year batches. 

Re-Installation of the ISHRAE Chapter is expected to give a boost to the industry-institute interaction in Mechanical Engineering. The event was coordinated by the Society faculty advisor & coordinator, Dr. Akanksha Mathur. (MED2020O005)
Office bearers
R. NO.
Nominations for Positions
Abhijit Kumar
Harshit Gupta
Jatin Kumar
CWC Member
Mihir Inglay
CWC Member
Varnit Mittal
CWC Member
Himank Taneja
CWC Member
CWC Member
Akshit Manocha

VC Innovation fund and its contribution to developing the future of the students

The NorthCap University provides a broad curriculum for students to acquire knowledge and guides to develop skills for the corporate world. The Vice Chancellor’s Innovation Fund Scheme is one such initiative from the university to encourage the shaping of innovative ideas and to carry out basic research. Ten million Indian rupees fund is offered under this scheme aiming to encourage innovative ideas amongst research workers, faculty members, and students to seed research activity. The funding from the VC Innovation Fund acts as an initial grant to nurture ideas, passion & convert products into startups. The funded projects may also attract industries for commercialization of the product so made. The outcome of the scheme will be the nucleation of new ideas that can be transformed into commercial applications which are beneficial to society.

The scheme benefits students get to jump-start their career. The project ideas that students develop over the duration, sharpens the essential technical skills that students require in corporations.

 Furthermore, the scheme also promotes students to learn communication and management skills as the projects are regularly monitored. This opportunity also initiates the filing of a patent based on the idea/prototype made, provides support in participating in various National or International competitions and other methods of interacting with the outside world. The university not only provides financial support to realize the idea but also provides space to incubate and technical support to design and implement the idea to come up with a product of social cause and other related thrust areas.

EECE Dept. is one of the Dept. in The NorthCap University, which aims to earn a maximum of the funds under this scheme wherein the projects are mainly an amalgamation of hardware and software aiming to deliver a product for further commercialization. Some of the sanctioned projects under this scheme include power generation using speed breaker, smart car management system, Navigation with Indian Constellation (NavIC) Disciplined Oscillator, Security box, Design and Development of low power WSN Mote, etc.

In conclusion, the VC innovation scheme has provided all the appropriate opportunities for a student to gain practical knowledge and thus helping them shape their careers.

Written by:

Dr. Anjali Garg, 

Ms. Ritika Sharma, 
Student-EECE Department

Student success story at The NorthCap University

Meenakshi Sharma

Class of 2020
Placed with: Nagarro Software

We all are equal with different opportunities. 

I am one of those fortunate students who got a great opportunity by my college for opening doors to success, which got me an internship at a prestigious organization during summer break in 2019 at Nagarro Bootcamp.

Though Bootcamp duration was less than a month, it was engaging and challenging, which lead us to a ginormous learning experience. As a selection process for PPO, we were given dozen of assignments, which followed with a final interview.

Now, I am part of Nagarro, and want to convey the most significant aspect of my journey is always to be aware of your surroundings and do not be afraid to ask anything.

I’d recommend everyone to look for internships of their interest; if you never try, you will never know how the industry works and what kind of work you will fall in love with. I would like to thank my university for constant support.

“Success is where preparation and opportunity meet.” Bobby Unser

The NorthCap University Salutes Nurses, Doctors & Health Workers on World Health Day - 7 April 2020

World Health Day on 7 April 2020 will celebrate the work of nurses and midwives and remind world leaders of the critical role they play in keeping the world healthy. Nurses and other health workers are at the forefront of COVID-19 response - providing high quality, respectful treatment and care, leading community dialogue to address fears and questions and, in some instances, collecting data for clinical studies. Quite simply, without nurses, there would be no response.

The NorthCap University is committed towards the community at large in this hour of crisis and believes in spreading right information. We believe that in these times of lockdown and isolation, onus falls on self as well. Everyone needs to implement the same practices as one would on any other day (before the crisis) – wake up, make bed, shower, shave, eat your breakfast, etc. Each person can devise their own routine or framework based on their own habits.

It is equally important to talk about close relationships. Words such as family, mom, and parent are incredibly helpful to use around this time. This is because on one hand, people are worried about what is going to happen to their family members and those close to them, but speaking about these close relationships also increase the sense of stability for the person experiencing stress or anxiety.

It’s vital that we all practice to normalize anxiety. Make apparent to the individual that they are not alone in feeling the way that they do. Normalizing anxiety and sharing personal experiences can feel very validating to the person in crisis, as this shows them that this feeling is normal, and they are not the only one experiencing them.

While self-isolation may be difficult for us all, some populations are more vulnerable to its potential negative effects, including those experiencing child abuse or domestic violence. Data shows that finances can also serve as a stressor. It is important to look out for those working in the economy or others who are confronted with possible loss of jobs and livelihoods. To help those in need, we can all help share factual information about the crisis and raise awareness about the mental health ramifications and resources.

We can also engage in active listening, which means making a conscious effort to hear out not just the words but the complete communication of the person in crisis. In addition, using words such as “brave," "smart" and "proud” when speaking to someone in crisis can show empathy and lead them to feel empowered to move out of the crisis.

During these times of pandemic, all of us need to pay special attention to children during this time. Children are “very imaginative,” and when they hear adults speaking about the virus in a very distressed way, they are left feeling nervous or can imagine disturbing things which can lead to long-term negative effects on the child’s psyche. There is no need to be secretive; they should have some information, but it is important for parents to not overload a sense of worry or anxiety about an invisible enemy.

As fear and anxiety roam large during these uncertain times, it is important to recognize and be grateful for what we have, stay connected those we love and care for, and lend a helping hand to those who need it.

Monday, April 6, 2020

Role of Mechanical Engineers in Manufacturing Industries

The four-year course in mechanicalengineering is well diversified in various domains such as production engineering, industrial engineering, thermal engineering, robotics, and design engineering. After the degree, the majority of the student opts for placements in core mechanical engineering industries. The majority of the MSME industries in the NCR region are Tier-1 and Tier-2 vendors of the automobile giants such as Maruti Suzuki India Limited, Honda Motor Company, Ford India Private Limited and Hyundai Motor Company. Such industries are always in the search of suitable mechanical engineering candidates for their manufacturing/production and design divisions.

The candidates with good knowledge of basic engineering graphics and drawing, machine drawing and designing software such as AutoCAD, SOLIDWORKS, and ANSYS add weight to the profile. The students from the mechanical engineering background can directly be absorbed in various positions (given below) after initial training as per Industrial rules and regulations.

       Engineer in the design department.
       Workshop assistant supervisor/manager
       Quality control assistant manager
       Tool design engineer
       Supply chain department
       Maintenance engineering department, etc.

Some of the local industries do offer handsome package in these domains, which may exceed CTC of more than 6 Lakhs. Students need to reach out to these industries themselves as very few industries come for campus placements. There are enormous jobs for Mechanical engineers in the manufacturing sector. Students learning attitude and curricula are to be mapped with the requirement of Industries to achieve the goal.

Dr. Satnam Singh,
Assistant Professor, Mechanical Engineering Department,

Thursday, April 2, 2020

Success Story of Anshum Gill

You learn from failure than from success, I have had my share of rejection in interviews, but I did not let any prior missed opportunities bring me down instead I learned where I went wrong and tried to correct that.I got placed with “Hughes Systique” 

On the day of the drive, I felt confident and knew it was my day, I had studied everything that was taught to me over the past three years, and I believed in myself. The drive started with the aptitude test, which was soon followed by the results of the aptitude.

Being shortlisted only made me more confident in my abilities. When the time came for the interviews, I did not do any last-minute preparations as we do before our exams. I went in there answered all the questions confidently with a positive attitude, which resonated with them and enabled me to have this great opportunity that I have today.

I am able to thank The NorthCap University for the impact it had on my life because of the constant support of my parents and peers and the guidance of the faculty and SPA I would not be here. 

Anshum Gill

Wednesday, April 1, 2020

Placement Support at NCU

I am pursuing B.Tech in Electronics & Communication Engineering at The NorthCap University, Gurugram. It gives me immense happiness to be a part of NCU, the University that not only provides a broad curriculum to acquire knowledge but also guides to develop skills for the corporate world. The faculty at the University is well trained and deeply thorough with the courses.

Being in my final year, placements are the utmost priority. However just like all the other students, I am at neutrality knowing that the University has an excellent School of Professional Attachment (SPA). SPA will nurture you from the time you join the University till you finally get a proper placement - it acts as a bridge between you and your first job.

The focus has always been to widen the industry reach and get better salary packages for students. Efforts are made to reach out to a vast number of companies across all verticals and invite them to the campus for carrying out their placement process. These qualities help students get all the right opportunities to jump-start their careers. Due to the remarkable placement opportunities provided by the University, I was able to get placed on Hero Motor Corp-Magneti Marelli Ltd. It was a wonderful experience to go through all the interviews, and being able to share my knowledge, owe it all to The NorthCap University for nurturing me all these years. I would conclude by saying that I'm proud to be a part of The NorthCap University, which has made engineering the best four years of my life.

I am Ritika Sharma, a 22-year old Electronics Engineer at The NorthCap University. My interest in developing innovative projects has led me to become an engineer in the embedded system domain.

Ritika Sharma
BTech (ECE)
8th semester