Tuesday, June 25, 2019

Why study Design Engineering?

Design Engineering specialization enables a student to address real world situation through balancing creativity supported by technical capability. Design Engineering empowers students to conceptualize and authenticate ideas by canvassing, infuriating, stimulating, and questioning people, places, technology, things and systems.

A student who is creative and have a high level of imagination is very well benefited with the specialization of design engineering branch. Students who are into the world of automotive and dream to design the vehicle of their own can make their dream come true by getting into the design engineering and give wings to their imagination.

Design Engineering is emerging as the futuristic branch, which enables students to follow their passion for creativity and to map their imagination in the real world. Department of Mechanical Engineering at The NorthCap University provides the specialization in the design engineering and provides a unique blend of theoretical and practical content. Design engineers are sought in almost every field like aviation, constructions, designing, petrochemical industries, gas industries etc.

Praveen Singh
Departmental of Mechanical Engineering,
School of Engineering and Technology,
The Northcap University Gurugram.

Friday, June 14, 2019

Why study Thermal Engineering?

One of the specializations in Mechanical engineering is Thermal Engineering which deals with the study of thermodynamics, energy transfers and their day to day applications. This branch of engineering is pursued at the PG level and now also at the UG level.


Understanding heating and cooling processes: the conversion of heat into various energies viz., mechanical, chemical and electrical energy is a part of this the specialized subject. Thermal engineering involves efficiently dissipating heat may it be a computer or an engine. To control the heat or temperature rise in your computer, you carry out thermal designing to adequately cool the microprocessor in the CPU. Combustion engines and electricity generating boilers are important sources of energy in our daily lives.


Apart from heating systems, designing cooling systems like air-conditioners and refrigerators requires exhaustive knowledge of thermal engineering principles. The new gen-next, compact cost-effective cooling systems are the results of innovations made by thermal engineers!
A master’s degree in Thermal engineering is essential to equip yourself with such advanced engineering skills. Universities like The Northcap University also provides thermally specialized under bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering.
Some of the key industries which employ thermal engineers are automobile industry, heating ventilation, and air-conditioning (HVAC) industry, gas turbine manufacturing industry and industrial power plants. Job openings for a thermal engineer are wide-ranging. In the era of cutting edge technology with a strong focus on renewable energy, thermal engineers play a vital role in the sustainable development of much-needed energy efficient systems.

Dr. Akanksha Mathur,
Departmental of Mechanical Engineering,
School of Engineering and Technology,
The NorthCap University.

NCU-ME- Industrial and production Engineering

India is moving towards Make in India plan for prospective future of young generation in the field of Industrial and production engineering (IPE). The scope of IPE is emerging day by day due to the revolution in advance technologies in manufacturing. Production and industrial engineers are being preferred by most industries due to having capabilities to manage and optimize the available resources. Moreover, the activities related to operations are handled by these engineers which is a big asset to the industries. Currently, the industrial and production revolution is shifting towards additive manufacturing (3-D Printing and others) which again opens the gate to the bright future. To fulfill the requirements of industries, at the mechanical engineering department we offer a specialization in Industrial and Production engineering. Recently, we have developed special courses like 3-D printing, Supply chain management, etc. keeping in mind the industries requirements.
Hereby, we aspire students to make the future in the field of industrial and production engineering.

Dr. Vikas Sharma,
The Departmental of Mechanical Engineering,
School of Engineering and Technology,
The NorthCap University

NCU-ME-Automobile Engineering: A good career choice!!

The Indian automotive sector is the sunrise sector of Indian economy. It contributes significantly to the GDP, giving employment to a large population in India. Also, it is projected to grow 5 percent to 2022. It also contributes to technology development, implementation, and advancement. The need for design on the next generation of vehicles such as electric cars and vehicle systems will keep the career in demand. Keeping in mind the industrial requirements and national growth, at the Mechanical Engineering Department of NCU we offer a tailored specialization in automobile engineering. We have developed courses in specific areas of automotive engineering with a focus on employability and research.

Dr. Rohit Lather,
The Departmental of Mechanical Engineering,
School of Engineering and Technology,
The NorthCap University.

Jolt- A smart way to commute.

Jolt India electric was founded with a goal to provide green technology solutions for everyone with our vast range of products like a solar charging station, solar rooftop systems, portable solar charging units, and electric bikes. the company aims for the greener future and encouragement of the emission-free technology. Jolt India is the first company to provide the solar portable system with the large no. of customization according to customers requirement and also first in the segment company to make solar knowledge assessable to the general public.

The NorthCap University created a platform for us to turn our ideas into reality. The infrastructure of the esteemed institution is not only planned but also well equipped with the latest upcoming technology. The university provided us space to carry out our operations and experiments and also encouraged us for the same.
The University faculty also provided the technical support required to build the application and the website for the same.
My supervisor Dr. Rohit Singh Lather supported me at my every step and has always been my ray of light. He always directed me on how to initiate the process and how to properly execute it with every attention to detail.
The NorthCap University not only taught me academics but also helped in improving my leadership skills.

Deepak Kalra,
2018 pass out from BTech Mechanical Engineering,
The NorthCap University.


In the era of sheer competitiveness and zeal to an outcome as the winner in every prospect of life, students are burning the midnight oil to cope with the fast-changing curriculum of the Institutions and requirement of the industries. The present scenario can be described as the phase in which a student has to be in the top league of performance not only in the field of academic but also in the area of curricular activities as well. Students of the Department of Mechanical Engineering have taken this change very seriously and have emerged themselves as the winners in every corner of the required requisites either by the institution or the industry. They have endeavored continuously for the best, and work in the direction for that. In the past two years, students of Mechanical Engineering at NorthCap University have been doing the projects of manufacturing the vehicles which run on solar energy and electric energy.

They have developed three vehicles namely Electric Solar Vehicle – I, Hybrid Vehicle and Electric Solar Vehicle – II.
The Electric Solar cars run on the combination of electric power, it can switch to solar power, Hybrid Vehicles run on the Petrol Engine, and it can turn to the electric power supplied to it from the batteries. They participated in the Electric Solar Vehicle Challenge (ESVC) 2018 organized by ISIE (Imperial Society for Innovative Engineers) at Shri Vishnu Women College, Bhimavaram, Andhra Pradesh. The team (Team Alacrity) did very well in the theoretical round where the team stood Ist and at the final event where the team was ranked 12 pan India. The team bagged the 1st position in the endurance test and awarded by memento and cash prize. In the Hybrid vehicle, challenge team qualified to the final event which took place at the Galgotia’s University Greater Noida the event organizer praised the team and awarded with the spirit of the event award. The team participated in the ESVC 2019 where the team performed very well, and they were awarded the People’s Choice Award along with cash prize, the team also stood at the 3rd position in the Endurance test round. The students have given their blood sweat and tears to manufacture the green vehicles and training the 1st year students to come up with the better versions of both the vehicles. The Electric Solar Vehicle also won the 2nd prize at The NorthCap University in the best B.Tech projects across the University, in the placement process, team members of the team were praised by the recruiters of different firms for their efforts and they are working with reputed firms like Andritz Hydro, Vegazva, GROZ tools, Orangewood Labs and more.
Students of the Mechanical engineering department at NCU are going with green initiatives taken by the government along with teams of other institutions are leading the example of making green vehicles for the future.

Praveen Singh,
The Departmental of Mechanical Engineering, School of Engineering and Technology,
The Northcap University

Friday, June 7, 2019

How to Empower ECE Students to Secure High Salary Jobs?

The engineering education in India is going through a very challenging phase. One of the potential reasons for the current scenario is due to unemployment and lack of employment opportunities after completion of their 4-Years B.Tech degree. Survey shows that there are 1.5 Million Engineering Students Pass Outs in India Every Year but fewer of them are getting hired by the Core and IT Sectors. The reports say, in 2016-17, there were no takers for nearly 54% seats in the engineering institutions. According to the chairman AICTE, 275 engineering colleges applied for a closure this year. 75 engineering colleges were closed in in 7 states. As a remedial action, India’s technical education regulator may cut the total number of undergraduate engineering seats by as much as 40% over the next few years. This can prove to be a positive step towards strengthening of the quality education; employment and issue of vacate seats. 

In order to maintain student’s interest in the engineering as a lucrative career option, the quality and skill based education is coming as a main course of concern. It is exemplifying the C. Darwin’s theory on the survival of the fittest for stake holders, the students and technical institutions, both. One major factor in this direction is updated curriculum which serves the need of industry practices. As a result, the country has grown in the numbers with private university players to address the requirements of industry by their updated syllabus and value added education model.  

Seeing students coming from the diversified background and different part of the country, most of the universities are continuously improving their course structure by giving space to the courses like aptitude, English language, software language, personality development, etc. along with their domain subjects, as a part of their regular curriculum. At the same time universities are hiring more qualified and skilled faculty members with good academic and research background to address the expectations of students in terms of education, research, and employability with good companies. 

As per study, the highest paying jobs available for ECE graduates in today’s market are in the Semiconductor Industry. As an example, a skilled fresher in VLSI Design (especially in Verification Domain) shall equipped with Basic VLSI Design Flow, Basics of Digital Design, Basics of Analog Electronics, Computer Programming Language C/ C++, Linux and Scripting, VerilogHDL, SystemVerilog, and Projects. This may help him/her to secure a good job with a very handsome salary package upto 10LPA or even more in a good Semiconductor company. This segment has a huge potential for career building. A good university with state of the art curriculum in VLSI Design and experienced faculty with industry exposure can be the passport for the career.

Further the upcoming market of IoT (Internet of Things), Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning and Robotics, etc.  is going to create a huge number of jobs in the core electronics and software sectors, both in coming years. It will need a huge talent pool of fresh and experienced talent pool of engineers to make things happen and connected together. As being engineering university, we all need to get ready with updated curriculum and skill sets to address the huge requirements of the market.

Dr Neeraj Kumar Shukla 
Associate Professor, The Department of Electrical, 
Electronics and Communication Engineering