Year 2015 is being celebrated as the International Year of Light. One of the best engineering institutions in Delhi NCR, THE NORTHCAP UNIVERSITY, Gurgaon celebrated this event by organizing a workshop. The SPIE-student chapter of NCU organized a One-day workshop on Optics to celebrate International Year of Light (IYL-2015) on 14October 2015. Prof Ajoy Ghatak (formerly at IIT Delhi) and Prof Kehar Singh(Distinguished Research Professor at NCU)graced the occasion as the distinguished speakers. They enlightened the participants on various aspects of optics such as polarisation,laser, fibre optics, holographyetc. They also spoke about some of the noble laureates in the field of optics and highlighted their contributions in providing crucial breakthroughs. In his opening address, Pro Vice-Chancellor of NCU,Brig. SK Sharma (Retd) emphasized the importance of optics in science and engineering and congratulated SPIE- Student Chapter of NCU for celebratingthe International Year of Light (IYL-2015).In addition to the special lecture sessions, there were demonstrative sessions on holography and polarization, in which different types of holograms,polaroid, polarizing sheets etc. were demonstrated.This was followed by a quiz based on optics and its related applications in the field of science and engineering.The workshop was attended by more than 100 undergraduate and post graduate students from various colleges of NCR.The event witnessed an enthusiastic participation from the SPIE members and others.The aim of the workshop was to motivate and inspire the students. Interaction with the speakers was highly enlightening for the students. The relevant videos, impressive presentations and real-time examples had a tremendous impact on the participants who felt excited to pursue higher studies in the field of optics.
The event was coordinated by faculty advisor Dr. Sunanda Vashisth, faculty coordinators Prof. AK Yadav,Ms. Amanpreet Kaur and Mr. Naman Joshi. The student coordinators were Mohit Yadav(President) and Neha Gosain(Vice President) of SPIE- student chapter.
SPIE (an International Society of Optics and Photonics) is an international society advancing an interdisciplinary approach in the field of science and application of light. The SPIE-student chapter at NCUhas been actively involved in various academic and research activities since its inception. There are more than fifty NCU students registered as members in this chapter, giving it an edge in being one of the best private universities in Delhi NCR.