Monday, April 15, 2019

All you need to know about SPIE Society of NCU

The mission of the professional societies is primarily educational and informational. Their influence flows from their continuing and highly visible functions: to publish professional journals, to develop professional excellence, to raise public awareness, and to make awards. Through their work, they help to define and set standards for their professional fields and to promote high standards of quality through awards and other forms of recognition.

 Among the many interdisciplinary societies is the SPIE Society(Society for Photo-Optical Instrumentation Engineers  founded in July,1955 in order to wake the interests of people interested in Photonics, Nanotechnology, Optics and other Photo-Optics related  areas. 

Associated since 2014 with NCU, Department of EECE, the SPIE Student Chapter is growing every year. Interesting events, attractive competitions, frequent and knowledge-enhancing guest lectures, Industrial Visits, Exhibitions, National Workshops etc. are some of the key attractions of SPIE Student Chapter. One of the major benefits of SPIE membership is the support provided the society to the students for research publications. The SPIE Photonics West: the world’s largest biomedical, optical and laser exhibition and conference is a great platform which yearly absorbs more than 20,000 visitors.

SPIE provides fully funded trip to the Photonics West conference yearly (generally held in different countries of the world) to the students who work remarkably well for this not-for-profit cause.
Talking of the guest lectures and workshops organised here at Department of EECE at NCU by the SPIE Student Chapter are inter- disciplinary and are solely focussed towards enhancing the co-curricular interests of the students. The latest workshop organised by the Student Chapter was targeted towards the highly heated technology these days like Artificial Intelligence, Mobile App Development along with areas of photonics.

In a nutshell, SPIE is the destination where you may approach in order if you are interested in remarking your research or interest in Photo-Optical Technologies.

Thursday, March 21, 2019


The Role of Professional Societies in Students’ Academic and Professional Development

In the world that we, i.e. the students of today, live in only two things matter: competence and professionalism. The best way to acquire both is by becoming part of a professional society, preferably based in your college.

The Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) Student Chapter at NCU is just such an outfit. ACM is the world's largest professional computing society. It is an educational and scientific society, uniting computing educators, researchers and professionals to inspire dialogue, share resources and address the field's challenges. ACM strengthens the profession's collective voice through strong leadership, promotion of the highest standards, and recognition of technical excellence. It supports the professional growth of its members by providing opportunities for life-long learning, career development, and professional networking.

In other words, if your areas of interest intersect with the field of computing then a professional society membership in ACM will go a long way in helping you achieve your goal, whether that is landing the dream job, pursuing higher education in an eminent institute or simply research in this field. Being actively involved in a professional society can leave you with a number of real-life experiences that you wouldn’t otherwise be a part of.  Workshops covering a wide variety of subjects like Virtual Reality, Internet of Things, Blockchain technology, Core Coding Languages e.g. Java, C++, C, Machine Learning, AI and many more relevant technological topics are conducted on a very reguar basis. These seminars and workshops are hubs of innovation and collaboration. By attending them you get not only to hear from the leading professionals in computing technology but also interact with them. In addition, you will also get the opportunity to network with other students having similar goals and interests. The networking that you do at these events can come in handy at some of the most crucial times of your life. And it is at these events that you understand the implications of what it means to ‘go out in the real world’. Here, partnerships are forged for building projects together or competing in Coding Competitions and Hackathons. In fact, the ACM ICPC is one of the most revered programming contests in the world. As a part of a student chapter you also get to help organise events. This helps one understand the concept of working as the part of a team and leading when needs be.

Professional societies are a student’s window into the real world. How to work with people from different backgrounds, how to be a good leader, how to organize large scale events, how to communicate well and how not to screw it up: all things that they will teach you. So that when the time comes, as it inevitably will, to impress an interviewer you will be ready and with hands on experience to back you up.  These are the main advantages to being the part of something as big as ACM. You will be transformed into a professional and with all the things that you get to learn, you become exceedingly competent.

 As concerns ACM, we are the experts on anything and everything to do with computing. And computers are by definition the most relevant thing today in professional and academic life. So, if you wish to pursue your interests in our neck of the woods, there really is no place better than ACM.

Wednesday, February 20, 2019


BBA course offered at NCU gives complete knowledge about corporate world and also teaches the fundamentals of management required to face extensive competition in the market. At NCU, the progress of students is reviewed continuously by adopting the methods like case study discussions, quizzes, assignments and online tests which helps in overall development of students. The professional degree covers various employment oriented courses like digital marketing, business analytics and many more. Various courses like entrepreneurship develop the entrepreneurial skills among the students. The courses such as French and German enhances the skills of the students. We have introduced courses like liberal studies for holistic development of BBA students. NCU is one of the best universities in Haryana offering platform to the students to showcase their talent in different extra-curriculum activities like momentum and other university fests. The students are exposed to business setting by summer internships and major projects. Recently, Nagarro, Zomato, Lawyered and Finamigo are some of the companies visited the University for Placement of BBA students.

Tuesday, December 18, 2018

Careers in the Wake of Artificial Intelligence (AI)

Technological disruptions are seen as a threat to existing jobs and even businesses whether it is AI (Artificial Intelligence), IoT (Internet of Things) or Automation. Artificial intelligence has sparked a row about its impact on jobs and society. When we discuss about a phenomenon like this, we must understand the fact that change is the law of nature and that is how humans have evolved.

When robotics was introduced in automobile sector it was hugely debated and was seen as threat to assembly line jobs but what we see today is increase in car sales, manufacturing of affordable cars and overall growth of industry ultimately resulting in job creations. Same was the case when computerization of banks started in India it was hugely debated but if we look at it now, we can see drastic changes in terms of quality and speed of transactions as well as more job creations. ATM's are another example. The point is that in all the above scenarios strong technical as well as human skills are required, and continuous learning becomes need of the hour. 

In a recent report PwC states that while AI could displace 7million jobs in UK, it could also create 7.2 million jobs.  It will require strong technical capabilities as well as skills like creativity, problem solving attitude and teamwork which are unique qualities of humans and can't be replicated. Therefore, learning will be the most important aspect of employability and only technical skills will not be enough for future jobs, strong management skills will become quintessential which can be acquired by quality management education. Thus, in order to thrive one must abreast with the skills required through education and continuous learning.

#Dr. Akshat Aditya Rao, School of Management, The NorthCap University Gurugram

Thursday, December 13, 2018

Market Crash – What to Do?

“Sensex cracks 714 pts, Nifty below 10,500: Exit poll, growth worries weigh” The Economic Times. 

A stock market crash is an abrupt theatrical decline of stock prices across a momentous cross-section of a stock market, resulting in a substantial loss of paper wealth. Crashes are driven by panic as much as by underlying economic factors. They often follow speculative stock market bubbles. Stock market crashes and pullbacks can seem terrifying or scary. But you are actually worse off in your Individual Retirement Account by not investing in stocks than you are if there is a pullback or crash. Because wealth is all about investing and to do that, you have to take risk and invest. Since yesterday, the market is getting down because of expecting political changes in the country. 

In fact, the market has not crashed but with the increased volatility and the current bear market, it is on everyone’s mind. So it is advisable to not freak out as market crashes are normal and market doesn’t go up in a straight line. It is further advisable to diversify your money in different investment avenues along with stock market and to invest in the companies that are undervalued, profitable and have good Balance Sheets as these type of companies are likely to survive a recession.

#Dr. Esha Jain, School of Management, The NorthCap University Gurugram.

Friday, November 2, 2018

Stigma related to AIDS

HIV-related stigma refers to the negative beliefs, feelings and attitudes towards people living with HIV, groups associated with people living with HIV (e.g. the families of people living with HIV) and other key populations at higher risk of HIV infection, such as people who inject drugs, sex workers, men who have sex with men and transgender people. HIV-related discrimination refers to the unfair and unjust treatment (act or omission) of an individual based on his or her real or perceived HIV status. Discrimination in the context of HIV also includes the unfair treatment of other key populations, such as some social contexts, women, sex workers, people who inject drugs, men who have sex with men, transgender people, people in prisons and other closed settings and, in some social contexts, women, young people, migrants, refugees and internally displaced people. HIV-related discrimination is usually based on stigmatizing attitudes and beliefs about populations, behaviours, practices, sex, illness and death. Discrimination can be institutionalized through existing laws, policies and practices that negatively focus on people living with HIV and marginalized groups, including criminalized populations.

Stigma and discrimination are among the foremost barriers to HIV prevention, treatment, care and support. Specifically, research has shown that stigma and discrimination undermine HIV prevention efforts by making people afraid to seek HIV information, services and modalities to reduce their risk of infection and to adopt safer behaviours lest these actions raise suspicion about their HIV status. Research has also shown that fear of stigma and discrimination, which can also be linked to fear of violence, discourages people living with HIV from disclosing their status even to family members and sexual partners and undermines their ability and willingness to access and adhere to treatment. Thus, stigma and discrimination weaken the ability of individuals and communities to protect themselves from HIV and to stay healthy if they are living with HIV.

Nakul Pasricha
The NorthCap University, Gurgaon

Tuesday, October 23, 2018

Make A Great Career With Top BBA Colleges In Haryana

With globalization and technical progression, the business field has been changed that has reformed the meaning of education. Now, the growing organizations do not only need a graduate personnel, but they focus more on competence, creativity and professional attitude of the person. These changes have increased a tough rivalry for students to pick their profession that can boost their academic and rational abilities.

Today, most of the companies hire employees with management degree as well as with creative skills and managerial skills. Now, the management education or graduation degree is combined with both general and business education offering specialization in several disciplines that allow students to focus on a successful career goal. There are a number of BBA colleges in Gurgaon which provide efficient courses with a professional degree in business and technology fields. BBA is a bachelor degree programs that teach on comprehensive management study and leadership.

Why choose BBA?

It's a three-year degree course offering the specialty in all aspects of management fields such as Economics, digital marketing, e-Business, Financial Analysis, Supply Chain Management, Accounting, Foreign Trade, International Business and a lot more. BBA can give a student the following advantages:

More job prospects

Bachelor of business administration from a reputed business college provides great opportunities and career paths as it prepares students with comprehensive business understanding.

Better salary package

The major advantage of a BBA course is that most of the managerial jobs offer high salary packages to candidates.

Improved decision-making skills

BBA offers students with better and bigger outlook of the business field in the early stage that aids to obtain managerial abilities and improve decision-making skills.

Practical training 

BBA programs require students to work on several projects that allow students to get practical and hands-on training along with theoretical knowledge to build up their individual tactics for the business plan. The study also creates strong perceptions for an administration that aid students to go for MBA or other higher studies programs with extra efforts.

A comprehensive method towards management

The course duration in BBA program allows students to face various tests and challenges that aid them to learn the concepts in detail.
After completing the BBA program, students can choose a job in the following sectors:

  • Consulting Services
  • Finance
  • Human Resources
  • Sales and Marketing
  • Hiring staff, appraisals, placement and performance evaluation
  • Management Trainees
  • Project planner
  • Business development executives
  • Information system manager
  • Production Supervisor
  • Marketing Manager
  • Business Administration
  • Research and development manager

The NorthCap University (NCU) is one of the most reputed BBA colleges in Delhi NCR offering efficient management programs for students. The college provides students with basic as well as advanced knowledge of numerous disciplines in law, finance, economics, and management helping them to be ready for a successful career ahead. NCU is affiliated by the Association of Indian Universities (AIU) and approved by the Bar Council of India (BCI) and the University Grants Commission (UGC). The college has experienced teachers to help students achieve their career dreams and be professionally successful.