Thursday, 16 August 2018

Independence Day Celebrations at The NorthCap University Gurugram

The NorthCap University, Gurugram, celebrated the nation's 72nd Independence Day on 15 Aug 2018, with a lot of enthusiasm and gaiety. The high spirits and patriotic fervour of the faculty, staff, students and children, who attended the function, was visibly evident.  

The Vice-Chancellor, Prof.  HB Raghavendra unfurled the National Flag and took the salute as the smartly turned out contingent of security staff led by the Security Officer, Mr Sanjeev Kumar, marched past the dais. Speaking on the occasion Prof. Raghavendra greeted all faculty members, students and staff members including their families. While conveying his good wishes, he reminded everyone of the supreme sacrifices made by several leaders political and non-political in securing independence for our country. 

Prof. Raghavendra said, “On this auspicious day I also take this opportunity to make our students, faculty and staff of NCU aware of our next vision as a University. As you already know that we are ranked amongst the 200 universities in the recent survey of NIRF (National Institutional Ranking Framework) of MHRD, Govt. of India. While I appreciate the hard work of all my faculty, staff and students behind this, next year we must strive to be within 100. We have to educate our students with the latest technologies by integrating our curriculum with industry practices. I also expect all our teachers to become facilitators in the overall development of each student”.   

A cultural programme by the students highlighted sacrifice and patriotism for the country. The celebrations were followed by high tea for all.

Monday, 13 August 2018

Inauguration of Tinkering Lab at NCU

Tinkering Lab is an area where innovative minds can play with technology. It is based on the values of creativity, critical thinking, innovation and hands-on experience. It is a collaborative work area packed with components, equipment, tools and software. Students of any discipline can together give shape to their new ideas. They can design, create and engineer prototypes, new products etc.

The Tinkering Lab was inaugurated by Prof. BK Kuthiala, Chairperson Haryana Higher Education Council, Govt of Haryana, during the Orientation Programme on 21 July 2018. The ceremony was graced by the presence of Pro-Chancellor, Prof. Prem Vrat; Vice-Chancellor, Prof. HB Raghavendra; Registrar, Col Bikram Mohanty (Retd); Deans and HoDs of all Schools/departments and faculty members. A brief presentation about the Tinkering Lab was made by Dr Vandana Khanna, Dr Yogita and Ms Anuradha accompanied the guests around the lab and student volunteers explained the working of the projects in the lab. Some of the award-winning projects were on display to motivate students to work beyond the boundaries of the curriculum. Prof. Kuthiala was impressed by the type of work done by students of  The NorthCap University.

Partnership Agreement between The NorthCap University and MAGES Institute of Excellence, Singapore

The NorthCap University signed a Partnership Agreement with MAGES Institute of Excellence, Singapore, both leading educational institutions in their respective fields, on 8 Aug 2018.  Under this agreement MAGES Institute of Excellence will provide guidance and training in new technological areas like Virtual Reality, Augmented Reality, Artificial Intelligence, Data Analytics and other emerging areas to students and faculty at NCU. They will also suggest courses in newer technologies which can be embed in the BTech programmes, especially related to CSE & ECE. A roadmap is being jointly worked out under the leadership of Prof. Swaran Ahuja, Dean Academics, and likely to be completed by November 2018. 

The Agreement was signed by Ms Neeru Bahl, CEO, MAGES Institute of Excellence and Prof. HB Raghavendra, Vice-Chancellor, for a period of five years. Ms Kathy Lai, Dy CEO, Enterprise Singapore;  Mr Ravi Kant Bahl, Director, MAGES Institute of Excellence and Shri  V Daulet Singh, Hon’ble Chancellor, The NorthCap University were also present at the occasion. With this Agreement both parties bring on board their immense strengths, committing to raising standards in education and preparing the next generation of students for jobs of the future.

MAGES Institute of Excellence is a private education institution based out of Singapore which provides high quality tertiary level coaching with rapidly developing media, animation and gaming industries and aims at delivering a complete learning experience in Game Designing technology featuring programmes. MAGES Institute of Excellence recently conducted a six week summer internship programme for NCU’s Final-year students from 4 June to 13 July 2018, which was highly appreciated by all.

Alumnus shares insights on Project Based Learning

The Department of Mechanical Engineering organized an interaction with Alumnus Mr Naveen Chauhan, (Class of 2018), Andritz Hydro Ltd, Faridabad, on the topic ‘Project Based Learning’ during the Induction Programme for 1st Year students (ME) on 3 August 2018. Mr Naveen shared his learning experiences while pursuing BTech at NCU and discussed the benefits of working on projects while studying theoretical concepts. He also talked about the projects that he completed as an active member of NCU’s Society for Automotive Engineers (SAE), which was followed by an interactive session which was coordinated by Mr Anmol Bhatia and Mr Jag Parvesh Dahiya.

Saturday, 11 August 2018

Club and Society fest at NCU

Club and Society Fest was organized especially for 1st Year students at The NorthCap University on 10 August 2018. Registration counters were set up by the following Professional Societies: Computer Society of India, ACM, SPIE, IEEE, ISHARE, ASQ, SAE, ASCE, SPACE, IRSC Student Chapter, OSA Student Chapter and Enactus-NCU. The fest created awareness about the various professional societies active in the University and the activities/events organized by them, throughout the year. 

The fest provided students a common platform to know about various reputed societies, their events and activities like seminar, expert lectures, workshops, projects, industrial visits, job junctions etc.  and register themselves at the site. The fest was a success as it disseminated detailed information about societies and motivated a good number of students to be a part of them. 

Friday, 10 August 2018

Alumnus shares prospects and career options after BTech

The Department of Mechanical Engineering organized an interaction with Alumnus Ms Piyushi Yadav (Class of 2017), JTEKT Sona Automotive India Ltd, on the topic ‘Prospects and Career options after BTech’ during the Induction Programme for 1st Year students (ME) on 27 July 2018. Ms Piyushi is part of the product development team in the Production Control Department. She shared her experiences of projects that she handled and also discussed various prospects and career options after completing BTech in Mechanical Engineering. Ms Piyushi has agreed to mentor students in their project work. The session was coordinated by Mr Anmol Bhatia and Mr Jag Parvesh Dahiya.

Enthralling performance by the Dance Club at the Induction Programme

Exuding rhythm and artistic flow of beats the team ‘Morphinated’ promoted the culture of evolving dance styles for the students of 1st Year on 3 Aug 2018 during the Induction Programme for freshers. Their performance enthralled the students and they were motivated to join the Dance club of NCU.