Tuesday, 22 August 2017

Independence Day Celebrations at The NorthCap University, Gurugram

The NorthCap University, Gurugram, celebrated the Nation’s 71st Independence Day on 15 Aug 2017, 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.

Professor Ravinder Ojha, Director SOET unfurled the National flag and took the salute as the smartly turned out security staff contingent led by the Security Officer marched past the dais. Speaking on the occasion, Prof Ojha greeted all faculty members, students and staff members including their family on the joyous occasion. 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. Ojha said,
“Each one of us should now endeavour to put our heart and soul in achieving economic independence for every citizen irrespective of caste, creed or religion. We must contribute whole heartedly in strengthening the democratic and secular credentials of our country”. 
Prof. Ojha

He reminded everyone to firmly resolve and ensure that the University progresses on the path to glory while remaining grounded so as to achieve all round progress. This is all the more relevant to transform our University into a center of excellence in academics, culture and sports. The celebrations were followed by high tea for all.

Farewell to Brig. SK Sharma (Retd), Pro Vice-Chancellor



A farewell function was organized on 11 August 2017 to bid farewell to Brig. SK Sharma (Retd) who superannuated from the post of Pro Vice-Chancellor of the University at the age of 70 years on 15 August 2017. He served the University in various capacities for eight years - Registrar from June 2009 to August 2014, Professor and Advisor to the Governing Body till May 2015 and thereafter as the Pro Vice-Chancellor & Officiating Vice-Chancellor of The NorthCap University. Brig SK Sharma (Retd) was instrumental in establishing systems and procedures in the University ever since it attained the status of a University in 2009. He oversaw the successful completion of all actions pertaining to the rebranding of the University from ITM University, Gurgaon to The NorthCap University, Gurgaon. Today, that the University is on a sound footing, much credit goes to his hard work and toil. 
Speaking at the occasion the Registrar eulogized the achievements of Brig. Sharma and his methodical and un-relentless drive for excellence in every sphere and activity at NCU. Prof. Ojha, Director, SOET; Prof. Swaran Ahuja, Head, Dept of EECE & Dean Academics; Mr BK Gupta, Director, SPA; Ms Deepika Deswal, Dy Manager, HR and Prof. Kalika Srivastava, Dept of APS spoke about Brig. Sharma’s way of functioning and as a person who was easily approachable at any time. 
Mr V Daulet Singh, Hon’ble Chancellor, recalled that in 2009 he had come to know of Brig. Sharma through one of his colleagues. He appreciated Brig. Sharma’s immense contribution to the University and invited him to visit NCU whenever possible and continue his association with the University. 

Thanking everyone Brig. Sharma said, “These eight years have been very eventful for the University and we all played our part in its consolidation. I thank each one of you for the unstinting support given to me during this period.” He advised everyone to put in their best and strive towards excellence in all that they do. 

Hon’ble GB members, Mr Avdhesh Mishra and Mr Shiv Saran Mehra presented a memento to Brig Sharma as a token of remembrance. The meeting was followed by high tea for all.

NCU Student Proceeds for Higher Studies to ITB, Dublin, Ireland

Antariksh Anand , BTech CSE
We are pleased to inform that student Antariksh Anand (13CSU143), BTech CSE (Class of 2017) is proceeding to the Institute of Technology, Blanchardstown (ITB), Dublin, Ireland, for MSc in Computing in Applied Cyber Security under the Partnership Agreement between The NorthCap University (NCU), Gurugram and ITB, Ireland. Under this arrangement he is getting 40% fee concession at ITB. We wish Antariksh a fruitful and productive stay abroad and success in his future endeavors. 

Under the NCU-ITB collaboration, eleven NCU students have earlier studied at ITB, Dublin, under various exchange options. Students from the Departments of CSE, ME and EECE can avail these options for which notifications are made every January by the Dean’s Office, NCU. Mr Manoj Kumar Gopaliya, Dept of Mechanical Engineering is the NCU-ITB Collaboration Coordinator, whom aspiring students can contact.

Learn a Foreign Language – While at NCU

Dr Payal Khurana
In today’s global world, focus is on producing global citizens and The NorthCap University, Gurugram has been catering to this need and continues to stride ahead confidently. A foreign language course equips students with an additional qualification as knowing a foreign language adds to employability and is the key requirement in industries. The University’s mission is to make students ‘global citizens’ ready to confidently embark on their journey into the corporate world.

Learning a foreign language changes a student’s perception of the world as it removes linguistic barriers. Multi-linguals can interact with many more people, in many more places and have an edge over mono-linguals in securing jobs and opportunities and enhances job efficiency. Foreign language courses are a great aid to students who are desirous of going for higher studies abroad. It has been scientifically proved that learning a foreign language increases brain power and analytical abilities. 

The NorthCap University has time and again proved that ‘Excellence’ comes by envisioning the future coupled with hard work and dedication. The University is not in competition with anyone else, but itself, setting new standards time and again and creating new benchmarks.

Science Academies’ Summer Fellowship Programme at NCU

The three science academies in India viz., the Indian Academy of Sciences, Bengaluru; Indian National Science Academy, New Delhi and The National Academy of Sciences jointly awards several prestigious Summer Research Fellowships (SRF) to science and engineering students and teachers to work on short-term projects with the ‘Academy Fellows’ during two months every year, since 2007. Student Biswadeep Chakraborty, Jadapur University came to NCU under the special SRF scheme and worked at The NorthCap University (NCU), Gurugram under Dr Amitava Sen Gupta, Hon. Distinguished Research Professor, NCU from 15 May to 8 July 2017. 

Biswadeep Chakraborty’s work comprised of a technique of locating the shooter using wireless sensor networks. This is a theoretical simulation study to be followed up with some experimentation once the WSN experiments get going. Faculty member Ms Kusum Grewal, Dept of EECE, NCU mentored Biswadeep for technical knowledge sharing regarding wireless sensor networks and its implementation using MATLAB simulator. 

Faculty is advised to encourage our students to apply for similar Summer Fellowship programmes, the details of which can be accessed at www.ias.ac.in

Indian Institute of Industrial Engineering Confers Lifetime Achievement Award on Prof. Prem Vrat

Prof. Prem Vrat
Prof. Prem Vrat
Pro-Chancellor,
Professor of Eminence &
Chief Mentor, The NorthCap
University, Gurugram
With immense pride, we wish to inform you that the Indian Institute of Industrial Engineering (IIIE), New Delhi, announced the Lifetime Achievement Award to Prof. Prem Vrat, Pro-Chancellor. The award has been announced in recognition of Prof. Prem Vrat's admirable contribution in the field of Industrial Engineering. He carries a legacy of numerous awards and recognitions including Lifetime Achievement Award by IIT Roorkee, Uttaranchal Ratan Award, Lillian Gilbreth Award, SSI Gold Medal and many more. 

The Lifetime Achievement Award will be conferred on Prof. Prem Vrat during the inaugural award function at IIIE’s 59th National Convention at Aurangabad, Maharashtra on 14 September 2017. 

The University congratulates Prof. Prem Vrat on this commendable achievement.

Initiation of MoU With Deakin University, Australia

 Deakin University, Australia
Representatives from Deakin University, an Australian State University ranked by Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) amongst the top 2% of the Universities of the World, visited The NorthCap University, Gurgaon on 26 July 2017 and met the Pro VC, Director SOET, Dean SOM and Dean Academics. Deakin University identified NCU as a potential partner in India, amongst many other ongoing partnerships with premier institutions. 

The purpose of the visit was to explore possibilities of collaboration between the two Universities on various offerings such as Deakin Interactive Week (Careers of the Future) – Higher Education opportunities, scholarships for meritorious students, workshops by Deakin academics, Semester Abroad Programme etc. 

The process of collaboration is in progress by the Director, SOET and Dean, SOM.