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Monday, 26 December 2016

E-commerce vs E-business : Stepping into the Digitized world

Dr Ruchi Nayyar
Assistant Professor & Head Of Department
The NorthCap University, Gurgaon

Broadband connectivity and increased usage of credit cards have provided a favourable infrastructure for the growth of online shopping in India. Continued liberalization in the telecom sector has shown positive effects in the past few years. The Indian Telecom Policy recognized the convergence of different media and permitted direct inter-connectivity amongst various service providers. Presently full – duplex communication for transmission of voice, data and information services is permissible under the telecom policy. Today, internet services can be conveniently obtained from telecommunication providers at affordable rates. Internet has reached common individuals, thanks to sprawling cyber cafes, inexpensive broadband connections and government initiatives of e-kiosks.

E-commerce offers customers maximum convenience. They can visit the websites of multiple vendors in the comfort of their homes and offices and are able to compare prices and make purchases. It is also easier to negotiate price and terms of delivery as the internet can help companies efficiently obtain competitive bid information. From the sellers’ perspective too, e-commerce increases sales opportunities of the sellers. They do not need to build, staff, or maintain a physical store or print and distribute mail order catalogs. Besides, use of automated order tracking and billing systems can cut additional labor costs Sellers can also enjoy the benefit of selling on international platforms and are therefore not limited by the physical location of a store. Internet technologies also help sellers to capture the consumer buying behaviors on the internet which could be used to build an ongoing relationship with the customer by customizing products and services to meet the customer's needs.

Despite providing innumerable benefits to the customers, e-commerce has its limitations too. There are a number of businesses (such as involving perishable foods and custom- designed jewelry) that cannot be successfully implemented on the internet. These products, regardless of the technology are difficult to get inspected from a remote location. There is also a universal standard of e-commerce. Taxation and data transmission over the internet cause a lack of trust in e-commerce. Technically speaking also, companies face problems while integrating their existing databases and transaction-processing software designed for traditional commerce into the software that enables electronic commerce. This resists a number of firms to invest into e-commerce.

E-business refers to the transformation and streamlining organizations value chain activities through the use of internet technologies. Sometimes e-business is equated with e-commerce but many contend that e-commerce is only a part of a much bigger picture. Although the terms e-commerce and e-business are used interchangeably, they are distinct concepts. In comparison to e-commerce, e-business is a more generic term as it refers not only to information exchanges related to buying and selling but also to B2C perspective. E-business enables companies to link their internal and external processes more efficiently and flexibly, work more closely with suppliers and better satisfy the needs and expectations of their customers. Besides, while e-commerce utilizes information and communication technology (ICT) in inter-business transactions, e-business deploys ICT to enhance the business in terms of production, customer relationship management and internal management. Therefore E-business is a key component of Higher Management Education to enable students to best utilize the power of the internet to improve customer delivery.

Thursday, 21 July 2016

Faculty Orientation Programme

The University organized a Faculty Orientation Programme on 16 July 2016 with an aim to acquaint the faculty with the new processes at the University in its functioning in various domains.The new faculty members were given a warm welcome and were motivated to become effective teachers. Prof. PremVrat, Pro-Chancellor guided them about teaching effectiveness and the rules and zero deviation policy followed in the University.Pro Vice-Chancellor, Brig. SK Sharma (Retd) acquainted the faculty with the result moderation,appraisal process and various other issues. Talking about Research and Publications, he said that faculty should ensure that they send papers in reputed journals and avoid paid journals. Dean (Academics), Prof. Swaran Ahuja gave guidelines about the procedure to be followed in the new process for labs and lab workbooks. In practicals and lab work, there will henceforth be more self- work by student sand zero tolerance to copying will be enforced. Deputy Dean (Academics), Mr Manoj Gopaliyatalked about guidelines required for making the new time-table arrangements since the University is going in for six teaching days per week, with the basic objective of rationalizing student contact periods and hours at the University. The Orientation Programme ended with a vote of thanks by Dr Payal Khurana to the audience.

Faculty Orientation Programme - NCU India
Faculty Orientation Programme

Monday, 16 May 2016

M.Tech in Mechanical Engineering at NCU

Ms. Shikha Kashyap
Assistant Professor
Department of Mechanical engineering
The NorthCap University

Mechanical engineering is a discipline of engineering that applies the principles of engineering, physics and materials science for analysis of mechanical processes, manufacturing, design, improvement, creation and maintenance of mechanical systems and subsystems. A master in Mechanical Engineering refers to the completion of a graduate study program that prepares students to further their knowledge of a specific subject or advance their careers. M.Tech in Mechanical Engineering at NCU is a course-based program designed to provide practicing engineers the opportunity to strengthen and extend knowledge they acquired at the undergraduate level, to further develop their analytical skills, and to enhance their ability to comprehend and solve complex and advanced technology concepts. Applications in business, print media, statistics, design engineering, systems and controls, architecture, manufacturing, modeling, packaging, power machines and complex assemblies are just some of the many professional functions to which graduates from Master in Mechanical Engineering programs can apply their skills. NCU is dedicated and focused for working in the direction of nurturing, development and skill enhancement as accoutrement to graduate level knowledge that student carries with him/her before opting masters program, so that he/she can amalgamate effortlessly to any of the fields and domain related to Mechanical Engineering and accrue him/herself during entire period of professional practices. NCU aims to produce academic and industry leaders. We believe that because of our unique and forward-thinking approach to research with state of the art research facilities, laboratories, infrastructure, MOU’s with companies like Mitsubishi Electric India ltd., Power grid Corporation, CAD Centre efficient and highly qualified faculty members, technical staffs;  futuristic curriculum that is being updated periodically in consultation with experts from industry and academia; flexibility for choosing specialization option and their electives subjects; accreditation from National Board of Accreditation (NBA) all India NIRF ranking 82; outstanding Industry-Academia Interaction through guest lectures, industrial visits, internships and workshops; emphasis on holistic development of students through promotion of co-curricular activities and professional societies in the department; excellent placement through our placement partners like CB & I, Denso, Subros, Samsung, Flour Daniel, Maruti and its other various vendor companies etc. This makes NCU a one stop destination to pursue masters in mother streams like Mechanical Engineering and leap high in professional career.

Monday, 9 May 2016

Engineering Colleges in India

Ms Amanpreet Kaur
                                         Assistant Professor, EECE Department
                                         The NorthCap University, Gurgaon

Scientists study the world as it is, engineers create the world that never has been.”
― Theodore von Karman

India is well known for providing some of the best engineers across the world. A large number of youths take admissions in Engineering Colleges throughout the country every year with a target of producing nearly 5 Lakh engineers annually. There are a large number of colleges in India which have worldwide recognition.

Engineering is an art which provides the practical orientation and implementation of various scientific theories, discoveries and inventions. It provides ample opportunities in various specialized fields and current thrust on “Digital India” which made engineering courses more popular and much in demand. Getting into a good engineering college can propel you career to meet the future dreams/aims. They provide state of art infrastructure, top most amenities for teaching and learning process with well qualified and experienced faculty.

The NorthCap University have been ranked as the only and No 1 Private University in NIRF ranking by Ministry of Human Resource Development (Government of India) in Haryana and Delhi/ NCR. The University has ranked 82nd amongst the 233 Universities all over India. NCU encourages education that is distinctively interdisciplinary and international standards. NCU offers admissions in BTech and MTech programmes in Computer Science Engineering, Electronics and Communication Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Civil Engineering, BSc and MSc (Maths), BBA, MBA, BCom, BSc (Hons), LLB, LLM. PhD admissions are done in Engineering, Management, Law and Sciences in June as well as in December. Admissions are based on Joint Entrance Exam (JEE) score of Main Paper-1 and minimum 60% marks in aggregate in 12th Class. The merit is calculated based on 60 % weightage of marks obtained in JEE and 40% weightage of marks obtained in 12th Class. Details of all programmes are available on the website

NCU is one of the best options for taking your career graph exponentially with excellent placement and a dynamic four year stay at the University which has some of the best amenities and a range of extracurricular activities to choose from.  

Thursday, 5 May 2016

The NorthCap University: Tying Parallel Tracks of Education and Research

Confederation of Indian Industry (CII)has ranked NorthCap University 8th in Research Productivity among private universities in India in 2015 in the ‘Multi-disciplinary Private University AAA category’. Intrigued by the research activities of the university, Team HER explores how The NorthCap University (NCU) functions.

Brigadier (Retd.) S.K Sharma, Pro Vice-Chancellor
As research is the strongest pillar of the university, NorthCap has left no stone unturned to earn laurels in the field of research. The Research, Development and Industrial Liaison (RDIL) Cellof the University takes care of the various industrial consultancy works, sponsored research projects and promote the industry and academia interaction.The university has published 400 research papers in 2015 in reputed national and international journals.

In a country where education holds the key to develop the nation on a global platform, education standards need to be raised and level up globally. The Central Research Facility of NCU provides advanced analytical instruments for research and encourages its faculty and students to pursue research and innovation to produce products of societal importance.The University encourages their faculty and students to pursue research and innovation and supports them by providing the required infrastructure. The centre is facilitated with equipments such as UV-VIS-NIR Spectrophotometer, I-V Picometer, L-C-R meter and Holography equipment, Vacuum Coating Unit, High Temperature Furnace etc.The research activities at the university have further taken a leap with the university’s Vice-Chancellor's Innovation Fund. This scheme constitutes an allocation of Rs. 1.5 million per annum to each department wherein faculty members collaborate to pursue innovative research ideas. Funds are catered for student projects also.

The NorthCap University, was established in 1996 and is considered as one of the top league universities in North India. Started Asan Engineering Institute, NorthCap now offers Technology, Management, Law, Sciences and Commerce inducting over a thousand students each year with a faculty-student ratio of 1:14and a total strength of about 3500 students.

The NorthCap University is considered as a vibrant, dynamic and interactive academic community. “We have a rich intellectual capital in the form of faculty who believes in critical aspects of higher education,” proudly acclaims Brigadier (Retd.) S.K Sharma, Pro Vice-Chancellor, The NorthCap University. He recollects the time when turning the institute into a University was both an opportunity and a challenge to carve a place among leading private universities of the country. 

Other than research activities, a strong emphasis has been seen on academic – industry interface. These collaborations further yield-in internship and placement opportunities of students. Students are taken for regular industry visits.In order to make students more efficient professionals, the university provides training through live projects,apart from structured personality development courses. NCU has MoUs with leading international institutions such as ITB Ireland, University of Warwick, UK, University of Chester, UK, n+i Engineering Institutes Network, France; Chartered Institute of Arbitration India (CIArb), American Society of Quality India and many more for faculty exchange, research collaboration and curriculum design to bring in best international practices and standards.

The university has their separate placement cell known as School of Professional Attachment (SPA) responsible for making students industry ready. SPA conducts regular involvement of alumni with the students for in-depth interaction on industry. A series of preparatory modules, which include online tests, mock interviews, group discussions, debates and many more. The university takes pride in its record of 94 percent placements in 2015 batch. Organizations such as Deloitte, EY, Sapient, TCS, Maruti are recorded to have offered a highest package of Rs. 15 lakh and average of Rs. 4.5 lakh, as yearly emoluments.

NCU considers their faculty members as a greatest resource, keeps in mind their personal and professional growth. The members undergo various FDPs through inter-university workshops and seminars held around the country motivating them to hone their teaching skills. With over 200 members, the NCU prides on its academic leadership and their professional experience which directly focuses on students.The university looks forward to strengthen its roots enhancing the industry-institute interaction and increasing consultancy and industrial projects while working towards a goal of being one of the leading universities in the country

As the nation awaits the new education policy and expects a lot of change in the education system, The NorthCap has created their own standards of higher education, proving a benchmark to peer institutes.

Brigadier (Retd.) S.K Sharma, Pro Vice-Chancellor
Brig. Sharma, is a Honours Graduate in Architecture from IIT Kharagpur and a Post Graduate in Urban Planning from the School of Planning & Architecture, New Delhi and has over 40 years of experience in architecture, urban planning, engineering in the Indian Army, DRDO, Real estate sector, Project Management and teaching. He retired as Chief Engineer Designs at the apex level of the Corps of Engineers at the Army HQ, Delhi. His technical publications have focused on Environment, Shelters and Networks, National Housing Policy, Thermal Comfort Designs, Performance of Engineered Construction during earthquakes and many more. He is a veteran of 1971 operations in Bangladesh.

Thursday, 10 March 2016

Inauguration of NCU’s OSA Student Chapter

THE NORTHCAP UNIVERSITY’s OSA Student Chapter laid its foundation and celebrated
its inauguration through a ceremony on 4 March 2016. The event witnessed the presence of OSA NCU Student Chapter fraternity led by Prof. Kehar Singh, a prominent OSA Fellow. The ceremony marked its beginning with the traditional lamp lighting by the Guest of Honour, Prof. Singh followed by a brief presentation on the emergence, evolution and objectives of the Optical Society, as well as NCU’s OSA Student Chapter.  

Prof. Kehar Singh addressed the gathering and talked about the importance of optics in contemporary technologies. The winners of the recently held Science Quiz Competition were given tokens of appreciation by the Chief Guest. The ceremony concluded with Prof. Kehar Singh wishing success for all the students and faculty associated with OSA and a vote of thanks by OSA’s President. Dr Hukum Singh, Dept of Applied Sciences is the OSA-Chapter Advisor. 

Sunday, 24 January 2016

Guest lecture on Introduction to IP Multimedia Systems (IMS)

The Department of EECE organized a guest lecture on ‘Introduction to IP Multimedia Systems’ by Mr Rishi Asnani, Senior Solution Architect, Mobile Core Networks, Ericsson India Pvt. Ltd., on 19 January 2016.MrAsnani has an experience of over 20 years in telecommunications / ICT industry, primarily in the areas of mobile/PSTN/ enterprise network planning, operations, support, performance and training. He has worked with telecom operators and vendors in India and abroad.

The lecture was conducted for ECE 6thSemester students to introduce the concept of IMS to them. Mr Asnani explained the IP Multimedia Subsystem and IP Multimedia Core Network Subsystem, which is an architectural framework for delivering IP multimedia services. It is a concept for an integrated network of telecommunications carriers that would facilitate the use of IP (Internet Protocol) for packet communications in all known forms over wireless or landline. The students enthusiastically participated in the session and learned a lot from the experience and insights of the speaker.

Thursday, 24 December 2015


Application of theoretical concepts is a crucial part of studying economics and business management. The focus of most B-Schools in Delhi-NCR today is to encourage and motivate students to apply their business knowledge to solve real world and contemporary challenges. Due to the increasingly complex nature of organizations and businesses in the modern globalized world, business schools need to impart relevant, current and cutting-edge knowledge and skills to their students so that they have an edge over others. By just acquiring an economics or MBA degree one could understand the theory but may not necessarily understand its application in say - marketing. Economic fests provide students a platform for healthy interaction and to showcase their talent. 

In this context, one of the young leading B-Schools, the School of Management at THE NORTHCAP UNIVERSITY (NCU) organized an economic fest ‘Arthshastra’.Economics and Business Management students from different universities and colleges across Delhi-NCR participated in various competitions that tested their knowledge and grasp of economics and business concepts and theories.

At Arthshastra the simulations, competitions and presentations motivated students to interact, discuss and analyze various situations and provided important insights into the world of economics and brushed up their business acumen. The events covered areas of practical relevance to entrepreneurs including a mock stock market, asset price volatility etc. It enabled students to identify viable business opportunities, feasible and sustainable business options.


Discussions are an excellent strategy for fostering intellectual agility and enhancing student motivation and passion for the subject. They create opportunities for students to practice and sharpen a number of skills like communication and leadership skills, including the ability to articulate and defend positions, enlist and evaluate evidence, consider different perspectives and develop their own views. Benefits associated with educational fests include opportunities to:

Stimulate thinking and deepen understanding of concepts and theories.
Apply theoretical knowledge to solve problems and maximise creativity.
Test understanding of theory and helps develop new insights.
Learn from other’s perspectives.
Develop intellectual and critical skills as well as group work skills.
Prepare and deliver oral presentations.
Encourage students to apply and test their learning.

In summary, NCU’s Arthshastra helped to enhance the self-confidence and leadership skills of students which are essential qualities in any business organization. It helped economics and business management students to understand the working of the business world and develop managerial skills among budding entrepreneurs in an environment of enthusiasm and competitive spirit.THE NORTHCAP UNIVERSITY has more such events planned for 2016.
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Written by Rekha Mathur

Monday, 30 November 2015


A talk at one of the best engineering colleges in Haryana, THE NORTHCAP UNIVERSITY, on 23 November 2015, on a unique topic ‘You are not your brain’was delivered by Brother Neville Hodgkinson, former medical and science correspondent of several national newspapers in the UK, including The Sunday Times, Sunday Express, and Daily Mail. He is now a student and teacher for more than 20 years with the Brahma Kumar is World Spiritual University and Chairman of the ‘Janki Foundation for Spirituality’, a UK-based charity.

Br Neville’s interest in mind-body medicine led him to take up the practice of meditation and spiritual study in the early 1980s.  He said that science is supportive of spirituality and to support his statement he quoted several research studies. Br Neville observed that just because we cannot see the spiritual aspect of reality with our physical eyes, it does not mean it is not there. You cannot see radio waves, but you can listen to the radio. It is the same with our brains. We can experience spiritual vibrations internally, and send them out to the world. 

In the field of Neuroplasticity scientists have discovered that the brain changes with every thought and feeling. It is believed that the left side of the brain controls positive thoughts and the right side, negative thoughts. “You are what you think! Whatever you are -changes your brain and it keeps changing all the time, with every thought. So in effect, you are the master of your brain and you must nourish your brain with positive thoughts”, says Br Neville.

The energy of the human mind is one of the greatest but the least understood energy resource of the universe. When we understand and harness this energy, we possess the key to happiness and contentment.Discoveries in the fields of brain science, quantum physics, mathematics and biology are enabling us to explore consciousness in greater depths. Consciousness is a universal phenomenon which is guiding the brain to learn ways of the materialistic world. This theory is supported by near death experience and meditation of yogis and he quoted from the book ‘Consciousness Beyond Life – the science of the Near Death Experience’ by Dr Pim van Lommel.He said that we never lose consciousness, even when in coma or deep sleep.

Silence and meditation can be a wonderful tool to reconnect with one’s self. “Silence is when we allow the mind to be still, loving and peaceful. This helps us to develop awareness of the flow of the spiritual dimension and its unique strengths and powers.” He said that successful scientists have been able to strike a balance between public discussion followed by withdrawal and contemplation. 
The audience was deeply interested in Br Neville’s talk as was evident from the interactive session that followed. A practical meditation session was later conducted by Sister Urmil to give an opportunity of feeling the power of silence. NCU’s student Akanksha, a follower of the Brahma Kumar is, rendered a beautiful song to the accompaniment of music which mesmerized the audience.
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Written by Rekha Mathur

Tuesday, 17 November 2015


We clean, discard the redundant, put things in order and make our place clean, pleasing and swachh at Diwali. If places of learning keep their place in order and swachh every day they will be able to enhance the productivity not only of their students but thereby raise the productivity of their institution as a whole. One such institution is THE NORTHCAP UNIVERSITY (NCU) which recently organized a ‘swachh department drive’ or as the Japanese say5S system (seiri, seito, seiso, seiketsu, shitsuke).
It is a methodical way to organize the workplace and work practices so that there is continuous improvement of the working environment, leading to enhanced competency of each individual, department and thereby of the institution. The Japanese introduced the system in the 1970s and found it of enormous benefit. It came to India in the1980s, but we still have a long way to go.  The recent call of Swachh Bharat by the Government has certainly focussed the attention of the nation on this important aspect but see how the Japanese achieved it.
‘To change things we have to do things differently’
5S is the foundation for any improvement culture in the work area, whether it be the manufacturing industry or the education industry. It works at five levels.

Level I: Seiri or Sort: Identify and separate the needed from what is not needed. Discard what is not required and remove the clutter. This will save precious time later, when finding something.

Level II: Seiton or Simlify:Needed items stored according to frequency of use, systematically, ‘A place for everything and everything in place, clean and ready for use’. Simplifying arranges the workplace to ensure safety and efficiency. As tools and equipments etc. are limited in the work area and are project-based there is no wastage of time in finding the required material quickly.

Level III: Seiso or Shine: Work area, equipments, files, storage area etc. cleaned and labeled for visual control. Inspect and clean the work area and equipment daily, corrective and maintenance actions should be taken forthwith and performance level of items documented.

Level IV: Seiketsuor Standardize: Make routine check sheets and manuals that are standardized and easy to understand.

Level V:Shitsuke or Sustain: Everyone should be involved in the 5S methodology to prevent backsliding and to foster continuous improvement. This brings in self-discipline and a sense of responsibility and belongingness amongst all the individuals of the institution.

5S is outcome based and, therefore, measurable and what can be measured is achievable - leading to excellence in all teaching-learning processes in an engineering college. It infuses energy, builds team spirit, inculcates discipline, gives clarity of thought and satisfaction of a job well accomplished. When the team addresses problems, they improve the sustainability of 5S and, more importantly, they improve safety, morale, and productivity of all processes. When people see that they have eliminated wasteful practices, removed the clutter, simplified processes, and what they do makes a difference, their pride grows. As they say, “Successful people don’t do different things, but do things differently”. It makes life simple. This is perhaps the greatest benefit of 5S, as a first step in India – Swachh Bharat.
Written by Rekha Mathur

Thursday, 12 November 2015


Creativity and innovation are buzzwords today and multidisciplinary, socially relevant projects meeting industry needs are highly encouraged in premier engineering colleges in India. One such institution is THE NORTHCAP UNIVERSITY (NCU). With the Government’s ‘Make in India’ policy gaining momentum, industrial collaboration will greatly facilitate academia in knowing what is happening new in the industry as they are in direct contact with the market/customer. The industry is the biggest source for the application of the latest knowledge, tools and techniques. Today’s manufacturing has become highly-automated, IT-driven and‘smart’ along with prime focus on energy conservation, emission reduction and environmental protection.

Project competitions by the industry encourage innovation, promote application of scientific and technological knowledge in students. They offer opportunities to apply theories into practice, showcase their talent, find solutions to problems by pooling different disciplines together and arriving at a holistic approach in terms of practicality and ingenuity. It is also a time to identify and fill the gaps between the professional skills of students and industry requirements. Industry collaboration enhances student employability and also builds their confidence for entrepreneurship - a bridge between the classroom and the real world. For the industry, collaboration through competitions brings in fresh innovative ideas and a time to shortlist prospective employees, on the basis of their potential. It’s, a win-win situation for both!With this objective, Mitsubishi Electric India launched a science and technology competition ‘Mitsubishi Electric Cup’ a national level automation competition for undergraduate and postgraduate students.

Mr Makoto Yokoyama, Director and Division Manager, Mitsubishi Electric India says, “As a prominent player in Factory Automation in India, it is our duty to transfer knowledge and share information with students in the technical domain. Through this initiative, we aim to introduce them to the latest technology and knowledge, based on practical application.”

NCU’smultidisciplinary team ‘Electrotech’ has been shortlisted in the top 24 teams from amongst 100 teams across India after having clearedthe First Stage ‘Basic Knowledge Test’ (a closed-book exam with group discussions),Second Stage ‘System Design and Presentation’.The team comprises of four students: Chaitanya Jhanji and KulbhushanGogia (Dept. of Mechanical Engg ) Sahil Saini and Karan Malhotra (Dept of Electrical and Electronics Engineering), faculty members: Mr. Pradeep Rohilla, Principal Advisor & Coordinator (Dept of Mechanical Engg), Ms Anjali Garg, Co-Supervisor (Dept of Electrical, Electronics &Communication Engineering).‘Electrotech’ will competein the Finals at Pune from 10-13 February 2016.

‘Electrotech’is developinga working model of an automated car parking system for efficient utilization of the car parking area to address the topical issue of shortage of vehicle parking area in the metropolitan cities like Delhi. The project is socially relevant as it will provide a cost effective automated car parking solution for the benefit of society (India is projected to be theworld’s most populous country by 2050. It is also estimated that India’surban population will constitute nearly half of the country’s total population,straining an already stressed infrastructure.In context to the urbanization the number of private vehicles in India is expectedto grow by more than 3 times by 2021by a Survey Report by IBM).

Today it is efficient energy use using Smart, Safe and Sustainable Manufacturing, what will it be ten years hence?

A schematic diagram of the proposed project is shown below:

Written by Rekha Mathur

Wednesday, 4 November 2015


Social service or service to humanity is what differentiates us from animals.Our mission should be to help the vulnerable, powerless and the neglected and empower them to lead an independent and dignified life.In India, Government policy, legislative actions, schemes and provisions are in place to protect human rights and offer equal opportunities to all. But,unless it is a mass movement, not much change can be brought into the large sections of society that are under-privileged, marginalized and require help to join the mainstream and lead a productive life.

What does the University do?

Education is a powerful tool in fostering social change and creating a more hospitable and tolerant world.Colleges and universities have the potential to inculcate social values in the youth. The goal should be to have students go back to society and create value for themselves and others; students with a strong intention to make a difference in the lives of the less privileged and help them to live with dignity.
The social service club of THE NORTHCAP UNIVERSITY (NCU), one of the top private universities in India, considers it an essential part of education to help the sick, aged, deprived, disabled and the needy. It aims at the well-being of all Indians, irrespective of their religion, race, caste, creed or sex, so that they may lead a respectable life. It focuses on spreading happiness amongst different sections of society by regularly organizing activities such as:

• Blood donation camps on the University campusfor the benefit of the sick. 

• Slum Childrens’ Day through competitions (painting, singing, dancing etc.); movie shows; gifts; refreshments etc. 

• Invite young students of Government schools tosee aUniversity and get inspired topursue higher education. On one such occasion, on being asked what she wanted to do when she grew up,a girl replied, “Now I definitely want to become an engineer!”

• Student volunteers take forward the ‘Swachh Bharat’ campaign for a clean and healthy India and thereby a more productive India.
While most of us grumble about the lack of cleanliness and hygiene in our city or the absence of civic sense, how many of us take a lead to change the way things are? 

NCU’s Pro Chancellor, Professor PremVrat says, “As an educational institution of higher learning, we do not simply focus on academics but also in grooming responsible citizens for our country who possess good social and civic values. We are proud that our students not only recognize their duties as responsible citizens but put up compelling contribution by setting personal example.”

• Distribute clothes to the economically weaker sections through the Vastradaaninitiative.

• Provide basic amenities, medicines etc. to the old and the disabled inmates of the Old Age Home.Spend time with them, be empathetic listenersand make them feel wanted 

• Invite children from the orphanage and encourage them to participate in cultural programmes in the University. It’s a treat to see them happy and wanted!

Put your ego to one side and open yourself up to new experiences. It's worth thinking about the aged and the deprived. India has the largest youth population in the world. What if each one volunteers to give a little of their time every week to empower one needy person? NCU’smantra is ‘Empowered individuals make an empowered Nation’.

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Written By: Rekha Mathur

Thursday, 29 October 2015

THE NORTHCAP UNIVERSITY celebrates International Year of Light

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.

How the best Engineering College in India went eco friendly

How we use water, energy, dispose waste, promote efficient use of resources, can make an enormous difference to our development in a sustainable way. Educational institutions have a role to play both in sensitizing students in this regard and demonstrating the eco-friendly way. The future of the world lies in the hands of the youth and it is imperative for them to realize the importance of protecting the environment and of bringing science into their everyday life.

How can we help save our planet?

Colleges and universities are leaders of innovation in our society and have the potential to inculcate sustainable principles in the youth through their day-to-day deliberations.

THE NORTHCAP UNIVERSITY, one of the best Engineering colleges in India is committed to the green movement. Campus-wide initiatives at reducing, reusing and recycling are helping it achieve a green code of living:

• Energy Conservation: LED lighting, false ceilings to reduce heat load, as well as abundant natural light help make the building energy efficient.

• Use of renewable energy: Based on green audit, installation of 150 KW rooftop solar PV system with net metering facility - possibly the first and only university to install it.

• Water harvesting: Five rain water harvesting structures with pipes going to 300 feet below ground.

• Sewage management: Garbage handed over to MCG for proper disposal. No hazardous waste produced on campus. 100 KLD sewage treatment plant to ensure zero discharge to municipal sewer line with plans to use treated water for horticulture.

• Efforts for Carbon neutrality: Green foot print through 6 acres of green area out of 10 acre campus area.

• Plantations: Lush green gardens all around the campus. 14th consecutive year NCU a winner of HUDA garden competition in Gurgaon.

• E – waste management: Segregated and reused where relevant or  recycled to external vendors for proper disposal.

• Paper recycling: Reduced usage of paper by using electronic medium of communication. Tie up with vendors ensures recycling of newsprint.

• Social service: Gifting necessities to the needy.

• Programmes, conferences impart skills in sensitizing and mobilizing community participation.

NCU’smantra is ‘Live and let Live’ for a healthier tomorrow!

Small things make a big difference

Don’t forget the three R’s: Reduce, Reuse, Recycle! 

• Reduce usage:  Don’t waste – Save 

-Electricity: Substitute with something that doesn’t use that much energy like a fan for an AC, false ceilings to reduce heat load, building designs that allow natural light. 

-  Fuel: Wherever possible cycle, travel by public transport, use renewable sources of energy. 

- Water: Use as much as required. Repair drips and leaks.

• Reuse whatever you can.
-  Water for gardening
-  Paper for rough work
-  Give things you don’t want any more, to the needy
-  Use E-waste where relevant  

Recycle: Rain water harvesting is a great way to recharge the water table.

Composting and using organic manure instead of chemical fertilizers thereby reduces carbon footprint. 

Grow more plants and trees: Tree planting helps tackle climate change -  absorb carbon dioxide and are vital carbon sinks. The world’s forests store an estimated 300 billion tons of carbon, the equivalent of 40 times the world’s annual greenhouse gas emissions (source: Time, Nov,’09).

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Written By: Rekha Mathur

Thursday, 22 October 2015

Why a Top Engineering College in India changed its name

We are immensely proud that ITM University, Gurgaon, has come a long way since its inception in 1996. As an integral member of the ITM family, I do confess,you have known us to be continuously evolving and challenging conventions. In a span of a few years, we have grown to be one of the foremost educational institutions in North India. As a testimony of this fact, you will be delighted to know that we have been ranked No.1 Emerging University in India by the Higher Education Review in April 2015 and also achieved the First Rank in Private Universities in Haryana in June 2015.

To further expand our vision and to take our University to greater heights, we are happy to announce that ITM University, Gurgaon has rebranded itself as ‘THE NORTHCAP UNIVERSITY’ or ‘NCU’ for short. The new name, we believe captures the essence of our vision, guiding principles and our mission for excellence. It is inspired by our geographical location in the north of the country in the National Capital Region. NCU’s new logo has the ‘Bridge’, a mnemonic which represents the connection between the ‘classroom and the real world’ using multidisciplinary value based education imprinted with an industry relevant curriculum. In its new avatar, NCU continues to empower its students for a lifetime of personal and professional fulfillment.

The rebranding of a Top Engineering College in India was necessitated by a variety of factors, external and internal. As you are aware, since our establishment in 1996, the ITM brand attained iconic status and became synonymous with innovation and excellence in academics. It also evoked a sense of trust and integrity amongst its stakeholders. However, it did not reflect our evolution from an institute of technology and management to a University offering multidisciplinary courses engaged in cutting edge research. We have substantially expanded our offerings to include Law, Sciences and Commerce,which have also acquired a reputation for excellence, and are planning for more. The acronym ITM was limiting our expanded vision and mission. 

In addition, certain other universities/institutions are also using the same acronym i.e. ITM, which is confusing our stakeholders and public at large. The need of the hour calls for a smart new and distinct identity that symbolizes innovation, creativity and geographical location in the North of the country and close to the National Capital.

University Grants Commission (UGC), New Delhi has notified the name change of ITM University, Gurgaon to the NORTHCAP UNIVERSITY (NCU) on 26 August 2015. An Ordinance notifying the name change was earlier promulgated by the Governor of Haryana vide Haryana Government Ordinance No. 2 of 2015. The University is already included in the list of Private Universities under section 2(f) of the UGC Act.

Under the circumstances, it was the right step for ITM University, Gurgaon,to change its name to THE NORTHCAP UNIVERSITY (NCU). Post your comments or contact us for all your higher education queries at 

THE NORTHCAP UNIVERSITY, Gurgaon steps towards green environment

Being one of the best universities in Delhi NCR, THE NORTHCAP UNIVERSITY, Gurgaon is an environmentally sensitive university. It has a zero discharge campus with rain water harvesting and water recycling procedures. The University is possibly the first and only university to install a modern and efficient 150 KW solar power system with a net metering facility. It has taken a few initiatives to make the campus eco-friendly. 

• Energy Conservation: The new block of the University is equipped with LED lighting. The old workshops and buildings have been renovated with false ceilings to reduce heat load. Renovation of existing classrooms are being planned to have the LED lighting system.

• Use of renewable energy: Based on a green audit, installation of 150 KW rooftop solar PV system is underway at the University parking area.

• Water harvesting:Five rain water harvesting structures have been constructed within the University premises. The pipes go to 300 feet below ground and are of 8 inches diameter so as to reach the aquifers and ensure ‘Zero discharge’ of rain water beyond the campus.

• Sewage management: The University garbage is handed over responsibly to the Municipal Corporation of Gurgaon (MCG) for the proper disposal of the same. No hazardous waste is produced in the campus.A 100 KLD sewage treatment plant is being installed in the campus to ensure zero discharge to municipal sewer line with plans to sustain our water irrigation requirements of horticulture from treated water.

• Efforts for Carbon neutrality: The University has ensured a green foot print of 6 acres of green area out of the 10 acres of campus.

• Plantations: A very vibrant and green garden is maintained in the University, with ample trees/ shrubbery. It has been the consecutive 14th year winner of Haryana Urban Development Authority (HUDA) competition in Gurgaon.

• E – Waste management: E – waste is segregated and reused where relevant or else the e-waste is recycled to external vendors. A tie up with Hindustan Times has ensured our paper recycling for their newsprint requirements upto 2014 till the scheme lasted. The University also has association with Attero Recycling Pvt. Ltd, India's largest E-waste management company for proper disposal of e-waste materials.

The judicious and eco-friendly initiatives by THE NORTHCAP UNIVERSITY have helped in  making it the leading university in Delhi NCR the efficient and environmentally sensitive.