Wednesday, 13 December 2017

NCU Organizes Seminar on ‘Sustainability Education: Sensitizing Students Towards Societal Needs’

NCU’s School of Management organized a one-day seminar on ‘Sustainability Education: Sensitizing Students towards Societal Needs’ on 27 October 2017. After context setting for the seminar by Dr Sushmita Waraich, Pro Chancellor, Prof Prem Vrat and Dean-SOM, Prof. R. Narasimhan highlighted the need for sensitizing students towards societal needs. In the first session - Mr Hitesh, National Manager, Ricoh India Ltd drew attention to the role played by MNC’s in fulfilling societal needs.  He also discussed various frameworks and models used by Ricoh in implementation of CSR initiatives. Ms Sweta Bhattacharjee, Senior Manager, Volunteer Action, North - CRY explained the role of NGO’s in helping corporates meet their social obligations. She also discussed the reasons by citing examples of volunteers working for CRY. 

In the second session, Ms Mamta Saikia, COO, Bharati Foundation, discussed the importance of strategy, short term and long terms goals and the role of organizations like Bharati foundation in achieving sustainability. She focused on the various initiatives taken by Bharati Foundation towards the same. Mr Jitendra Routray, Head CSR, ReNew Power spoke on ‘Driving Socially Responsible Business at ReNew Power’ and explained the ways in which the company was fulfilling its social responsibility by providing infrastructure to the local communities which are devoid of basic amenities like electricity. He cited numerous examples of how ReNew Power had empowered 92 villages by its initiatives like Lighting Lives, Women Empowerment, improving access to safe drinking water, etc. Ms Ranu Kulshreshtha, Group Head, CSR Hindustan Power Projects Pvt Ltd (formerly Moser Baer) explained the involvement of HPPPL in CSR activities despite facing tough competition. She highlighted the role of need assessment and community engagement for sustainability of CSR efforts. The seminar was an initiative of the Social Club of SOM and received participation of around 125 students from NCU and other academic institutions. The seminar was coordinated by Dr Sushmita Waraich and Dr Saumya Dixit.

Tuesday, 12 December 2017

Launch of Delta Cup 2018 at NCU

The Management team from M/s Delta Electronics Ltd consisting of Mr Pandey, Mr Bhayana and Ms Vineeta were in NCU on 30 Oct17 to announce the launch of Delta Cup 2018 which focuses on showcasing student projects to be evaluated for their creativity, being  environmentally green, socially relevant and market driven. The Delta team addressed the 3rd and 2nd year ECE and ME students and showed the scintillating video of the Delta Cup 2017, held at China, where three NCU students Shivam Nautiyal, Vibhor Mittal and Tanyam Popli and faculty member Dr Shiv Manjaree Gopaliya show cased their project and won the 2nd Prize and brought laurels to the University. 

They had been specially invited for the launch of Delta Cup 2018 and the Delta team felicitated them with the Certificate of Honour sent by Delta, China.  The young students were given inputs for the forthcoming Delta Cup 2018. DSOET, HoD ECE and faculty members from the Depts of EECE and ME also attended the session. The coordinators of the event were Mr Abhishek Pratap Singh, Dept of ME and Ms Charu Rana, Dept of EECE.  

Monday, 11 December 2017

Ms Sudha Raghuraman Renders a Mesmerizing Performance of Carnatic vocal Music at The NorthCap University

The Society for the Promotion of Indian Classical Music and Culture Amongst Youth, (SPIC MACAY), is a movement that promotes Indian classical music, Indian classical dance, and other aspects of Indian culture. The NorthCap University (NCU), apart from aspiring for academic excellence, has always been promoting the values and wisdom embodied in the Indian Heritage amongst the youth, with a hope that these will influence their way of life and inspire them to become a better human being. 

In continuation of this tradition, as a part of SPIC MACAY Virasat, the SPIC MACAY Chapter of NCU in collaboration with SPIC MACAY, Gurugram organized a classical Vocal Music Performance on 26 October 2017 by Ms Sudha Raghuraman, a Carnatic classical vocalist and a music composer. Gracing the occasion, Ms Sudha began her performance with a beautiful demonstration of the Sapta Swaras – the seven musical notes of Carnatic Music involving the audience which comprised of the students and the faculty. She mesmerized the audience with her distinct style of Carnatic music through compositions like Raga Hamsadhwani, Ragamalika (a garland of Ragas), Tarana apart from a few bhajans. 

Ms Sudha Raghuraman was accompanied by Shri V S K Annadurai and Shri N Padmanaban on violin and mridangam. It is worth mentioning that Ms Sudha, in her capacity as a versatile and prolific singer, has performed in various prestigious platforms, festivals including Vishnu Digambar Jain festival, Tansen Samaroh, Gandharva Sangeet Samaroh, Sangeet Natak Academy’s music festival, to name a few. Ms Sudha has recently been conferred with the prestigious Ustad Bismillah Khan Puraskar by the Sangeet Natak Academy.

The auspicious occasion was inaugurated by Prof. Prem Vrat, the Pro-Chancellor of the NorthCap University by lighting the lamp followed by an Odissi dance performance by NCU students. The event was graced by other dignitaries of the University and SPIC MACAY.

Sunday, 10 December 2017

Career Counselling Cell set up in NCU’s Department of ME

The Department of Mechanical Engineering has set up a Career Counselling Cell to solve career related queries of Mechanical 3rd and final Year students. The panel comprises of Prof. Ravindra Ojha (Director, SOET), Dr Pramod Bhatia, Dr Rohit Singh Lather, Associate Professor and Mr Abhishek Pratap Singh, Assistant Professor. The panel would be available on every 3rd Thursday of the month from 2:20 to 3:30 p.m. 

Student discussing in the career counselling session

The 1st Career Counselling session was conducted on 16 November 2017 in which students interacted with the panel members and clarified their career related queries. The session was coordinated by Mr Anmol Bhatia.

Friday, 8 December 2017

Annual Scholarship Distribution Ceremony held at NCU

The NorthCap University held its 7th Fee Concession and Merit Scholarship Distribution Ceremony 2017 on 22 November 2017. The University awarded scholarships on merit and means basis to deserving students. The ceremony was presided over by Shri Pravin H Parekh, Padma Shri, Senior Advocate, Supreme Court of India, New Delhi. 

Founder Member, Shri Avdhesh Mishra, presenting a memento to the Chief Guest, Shri Pravin H Parekh

A total of 197 students received scholarships and fee concessions amounting to Rs 1.57 crores. Addressing the august gathering, Prof. Prem Vrat, Pro-Chancellor, NCU said, “At The NorthCap University we believe that if you are committed, nothing should constrain you from realizing your dreams”. Prof. Prem Vrat presented the cheques for fee concessions to the students.

Pro-Chancellor, Prof. Prem Vrat giving Fee Concession 

The Chief Guest Shri Pravin H Parekh, Padma Shri, awarded the Scholarships to meritorious students.  Speaking at the event Shri Parekh said, “The efforts of The NorthCap University, Gurugram in providing fee concession to economically weaker sections and scholarships to meritorious students is laudable. Try to achieve success in whatever you do. To be successful in any field it is important that you must aim high, work hard towards your goal and remain alert, ready to seize opportunities that come your way.”
Chief Guest Shri Pravin H Parekh awarding Scholarship

Wednesday, 6 December 2017

The NorthCap University Welcomes its New Vice-Chancellor

Prof. H B Raghavendra
PhD, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore
MS (Research), IIT Madras
BE, University of Mysore

Prof. H B Raghavendra joined The NorthCap University, Gurugram as the Vice-Chancellor on 4 December 2017. The NCU family extends a warm welcome to Prof. Raghavendra and wishes him a successful tenure at the University. 

Saturday, 25 November 2017

Momentum 2017

The NorthCap University celebrated its annual cultural fest 'Momentum 2017’ from 1-3 Nov 2017, which saw a plethora of cultural events providing students a platform to showcase their talent. During the inaugural ceremony the audience were treated to music and songs presented by NCU’s Music Society ‘Encore’ and the Battle of Bands which gave a great start to the fest. There were group dances, inter-college fashion shows, DJ sessions and society events like gaming, coding, bridge making competitions etc. 

There was keen competition to win the coveted titles of the Fest. The title of Mr NCU was won by Prateek, Ms NCU by Shubhi Davis, Mr Momentum by Jatin Rana and Ms Momentum by Priya Rana. Students from DU, IP College, Manav Rachna, Amity Manesar etc also contested in various inter university sports events like street football, hit the wicket, basketball and included archery for the first time at NCU. 

Exciting and amusing acts by renowned comedians, Mr Ravi and Mr Kevin were enjoyed by all. The spectators enjoyed listening and watching to their relatable talks and acts. The Electronic Music Dance night by DJ Lazzex had the attendees grooving to their refreshing music and tunes of this talented and aced artist. 

The performance by the renowned band ‘Peprico’ gave its own touch to Bollywood music. Artists Milind Gaba, V Ranjha and Shikari set everyone dancing to their scintillating performances and melodious songs. Overall a great event and experience for everyone. The coordinator for event were Ms Purnima Bajpai and Mr Shubham Bansal.