Monday, 27 August 2018

NCU Students Visit The Indian Statistical Institute, Delhi

The Department of Applied Sciences organized an educational visit to the Indian Statistical Institute (ISI), Delhi for MSc Maths, BSc Maths (H) 1st & 2nd Year students during the Induction Programme, on 27 July, 2018. The students explored Library, ISI-Delhi Centre which has a vast collection of reading books/documents/journals in the fields of Mathematics, Statistics and Operations Research. 

The students learnt about the ISI repository of various journals and societies like the American Mathematical Society, IEEE Xplore Digital Library etc. The visit was coordinated by Dr Anshu Malhotra and Dr Seema Thakran.

NCU student wins Mentor’s Award by OSA at Washington, DC (USA)

Nishant Sachdeva, CSE, 3rd Year, attended a workshop, ‘The Innovation School’ by OSA Foundation from 22-26 July 2018, at OSA's global headquarters in Washington, DC USA. His start-up idea was accepted by the OSA Foundation and he was invited to attend this prestigious workshop. Nishant won the ‘Mentors Award’ for the way he pitched his business idea, on 26 July 2018. Nishant was the youngest member to be accepted to represent his college and country which provided him an amazing opportunity of getting such an exposure at an early stage.

The Innovation School was a highly-interactive programme perfect for those seeking to participate in the innovation economy - as an innovator at their company, at a start-up venture or as an entrepreneur. During this four day boot camp, Nishant communicated with industry experts and learnt to identify high potential ideas, validate them using key tactics of customer discovery and evidence, vet them through innovation, experimentation and develop pitches on new solutions, products or ventures. 
Speaking about his experience Nishant said, “Ideas are a commodity but execution of them is not. In Innovation School I learned how to turn ideas into reality.”

Tuesday, 21 August 2018

NCU students attend IEEE-IPR Workshop at IIT Delhi

IEEE Delhi Section conducted a workshop on ‘Patent Publishing in India - A Paradigm-shift for Innovation in Academics’ at IIT Delhi on 20 Aug 2018. 13 members of the IEEE-NCU Chapter actively participated in the event and learnt about patenting and its importance on the following topics:

•‘Setting up an IPR Cell’ by Dr Smitha Sahu, Amity University.
•‘In-depth understanding of the patenting process right from filing, publishing to granting’ by Mr Prithipal Singh, India Patent Office.
•‘Tools for Prior-Art search and to determine patentability’ by Mr James Durkin,

Students were inspired to write more research papers for IEEE-NCU Chapter and received Certificates of Participation. The feedback from students was positive and they were motivated to learn more about patent publishing.

Monday, 20 August 2018

Lecture on ‘Heritage of India’ at the Induction Programme for 1st Year students

A lecture on ‘Heritage of India’ was delivered by Mr Vikramjit Singh Rooprai, Founder of ‘Youth for Heritage Foundation’, dedicated to bring culture closer to the next generation, on 27 July 2018 during the Induction programme for 1st Year students (23 July-3 Aug 2018). His interesting lecture focused on the history and heritage of our country and he quoted some wonderful examples of human evolution. Students enjoyed the session to the extent that they gave a standing ovation to the speaker. The event was coordinated by Ms Jyotika Pruthi, Assistant Professor, and Member Secretary Student Activities & Leadership (SAL) subcommittee. 

Sunday, 19 August 2018

Report on "Ace your Interview" session

A special session was organized by EECE department on "Ace your Interview" by Ms. Shikha Malhotra, Certified Image Consultant on 8th August 2018. Students of B.Tech Final year ECE attended the lecture. It was a rigorous 2.5 hour session on innovative and unique techniques of facing interviews including proper communication, showcasing strengths and putting forth weaknesses. Live session on body language and mock interviews were conducted by Ms. Shikha. Students found the session very beneficial, especially with placement season starting soon. The feedback of the session was excellent. 
The guest lecture was coordinated by Dr. Rekha Vig.

Saturday, 18 August 2018

Orientation FDP for new members of the faculty at NCU

The NorthCap University organized a Faculty Orientation Programme to interact with all new joinees on one common platform on 18 August 2018. The programme acquainted the 18 new faculty members with key aspects of various processes and their functioning in different domains. Members were given a warm welcome by the Registrar, Col Bikram Mohanty (Retd) and, to break the ice, the new members introduced themselves, shared their areas of expertise, interests and hobbies. 

Key University level activities like HR policies, ERP, RDIL, Examinations, Grades, Moderation, online tests etc. were shared by the respective Heads and doubts clarified. Members were motivated to become effective teachers by Prof. Prem Vrat, Pro-Chancellor, and Prof. HB Raghavendra, Vice-Chancellor. The speakers shared their valuable insights on the teaching profession citing personal examples. Emphasis was on providing inspirational and interactive teaching, faculty development and expectations from the faculty. 

Members were apprised of key schemes and faculty specific activities like the Mentoring Scheme, Student Counsellor Scheme, Appraisal Process, Outreach Activities, Internships etc. It was followed by a workshop by eminent academic, Prof. JK Mitra, Professor, Strategy and Organizational Behavior, Former Dean, Faculty of Management Studies (FMS), University of Delhi.  

The interactive workshop conducted by Prof. Mitra comprised of team building games, group work, building teacher-student relationship, with special focus on innovative pedagogy and new approaches to the teaching-learning experience. The session concluded with Dy Manager (HR) welcoming the new faculty members to the NCU family and wishing them good luck in their future endeavours. 

Campus Placement of BTech students

(Class of 2019)
Optum Global Solutions-United Health Group company is a leading information and technology-enabled health services business dedicated to helping make the health system work better for everyone.

We are proud to share that Optum Global Solutions-United Health Group company made Pre-Placement Offers (PPO) to three BTech (CSE) students (Class of 2019). NCU wishes them success in their future endeavours.

                             Milind Wadhwa                              Arushi Dutta
Madhur Bahl