Saturday, 17 March 2018

Is It Useful to Do M.Tech After Work Experience?

 PhD, MTech, NMIMS University, Mumbai
Associate Professor, Dept of EECE, NCU

M.Tech after working for a few years is beneficial if the job requires higher technical qualification or the person wants to upgrade himself/ herself technically. This is fruitful when the M.Tech course is pursued from a reputed college. There are multiple categories of M.Tech courses offered by some of the best engineering colleges in Delhi/ NCR.  The Northcap University which is one of the top engineering colleges in Delhi/NCR offers M.Tech in different branches of engineering including Electronics and Communications Engineering, Computer science and Engineering, Mechanical Engineering and Civil Engineering. It also offers specialization in various areas like in ECE specialization is offered in VLSI Design and Communication Engineering. Mechanical Engineering, Computer Science & Engineering and Civil & Environmental Engineering also offer specialization in various areas. 

Studying for a Master’s degree after work experience is a viable option as after having hands-on work experience in an organization, practical concepts are easily understood. This option will be preferred when:

The job is not in a reputed company
The job is not giving enough exposure in the relevant area.
The foreseen growth in the next few years is not good enough
The area of work does not match with one’s interests 

On the other hand, pursuing M.Tech immediately after BE/B.Tech (without any work experience) makes a person better qualified for a job and hence it is possible to get a higher starting salary package than after graduation. This again depends on the institute from where the post graduate degree has been obtained. M.Tech courses done from one of the best engineering colleges will definitely help studies and into good placements.  This option should be preferred if:

A person wants to choose a specialization
The persons is quite clear about the area in which he/she wants to specialize 
Is keen to gain higher and deeper knowledge vis-à-vis work experience

In either case, one should choose a good M.Tech course from one of the best engineering colleges

Friday, 16 March 2018

Trip to Manali

NCU Recreation Club organised its 5th trip to Manali for the students of the University from 9-13 March 2018. A total of 21 students from across the different Schools joined this excursion along with faculty and staff coordinators. It was full of learning, fun and adventure. The trip by AC deluxe coach was flagged off from NCU by the Vice- Chancellor, Prof. HB Raghavendra on 9 Feb 2018.

In Manali the students visited the famous Hadimba Temple and Solang Valley. They enjoyed river rafting and when the weather changed they enjoyed the snowfall and had fun playing as well as trekking in the snow. At night they happily played, sang and danced around a bonfire. All in all it was a fun filled learning and bonding time for the students.

Saturday, 10 March 2018

‘Up We Rise - A Walk for Gender Equality’ Organized by The School of Law, NCU on International Women’s Day

“The story of women’s struggle for equality belongs to no single feminist nor to any one organization but to the collective efforts of all who care about human rights.” Gloria Steinem

The School of Law with the support of the District Legal Services Authority, Gurugram, celebrated the International Women’s Day on 8 March 2018. Empowerment is an important word which we all believe in and the first step in empowerment is taking control of your own health, respecting yourself and understanding and celebrating the value you bring to your family and society. Empowerment is not a gift of society; it is a gift you give yourself.

The theme of the event was ‘Up, we rise - A walk for gender equality’, which drew attention to the many ways that gender equality appears to be slipping, particularly in the area of health, economics, representation and safety. Ms Pritam Rani Siwach, former Captain of the Indian women's hockey team, was the Chief Guest and Mr Mohsen Baharvand, Deputy Secretary General, Asian-African Legal Consultative Organization was the Guest of Honour at the occasion. Col. Bikram Mohanty (Retd.), Registrar, NCU delivering the welcome address said that girls should be educated as “If you educate a man you educate an individual, but if you educate a woman you educate an entire family”. Ms Pritam Rani Siwach motivated the students by talking about her struggles to become a successful sportsperson. 

Mr Mohsen Baharvand explained the importance of the word ‘equality’ in gender related issues focussing on the international perspective. The most awaited part of the programme was the ‘nukkad natak’ which highlighted women centric issues and choreographed by the students of School of Law. A vote of thanks was given by Dr Kanu Priya, Head, SOL followed by the National Anthem. 

To sensitize the local community a march was organized from the University to the Sector 23 Market, Gurugram initiated by Ms Siwach. Students raised awareness about gender equality and women empowerment among the general public through slogans, banners and posters. Issues facing women in the Indian society were highlighted through a skit performed in the market place. Safety measures were maintained during the walk by the Gurugram police and security staff of the University. Pamphlets developed on women empowerment by the National Commission for Women, New Delhi were distributed by the students to the general public. The awareness walk proved to be a great success.

Thursday, 8 March 2018

NCU Students Participate at ‘Engifest 2018’

A team of 12 students of under the name ‘Lions Bhangra NCU’ participated in ‘Engifest 2018’ the annual cultural fest of the Delhi Technological University (DTU) on 16 Feb 2018. Many colleges and universities from all over India including DU colleges such as Sri Venkateswara College and Shri Guru Tegh Bahadur Khalsa College participated in the event. 

The fest focused primarily on performances in the form of music, dance, skits, plays and other artistic events.  NCU students under the guidance of Mr Harpreet Singh Sagoo, took part in the competition and had the opportunity to interact with students of other colleges in an ambience of fun and frolic. 

Wednesday, 7 March 2018

Seventh Academic Advisory Board Meeting

The seventh Academic Advisory Board Meeting of the University was held on 24 February 2018 to review the progress made during the year and advise on future plans for the growth and development of the University. The Academic Advisory Board is the supreme advisory body comprising of eminent educationists and industry experts drawn from across the country.

Honorable members exchanged views, presented new and refreshing ideas, and advised on actions to improve the academic life and other essential deliverables so that the University could achieve its ultimate aim of attaining a position of pre-eminence in India and have a global presence. They discussed key issues such as strategic initiative and branding activities of the University, Innovation Incubation Centre, Centre of Excellence, academic planning etc. Their inputs shall go a long way to help shape and enhance the overall academic quality, curriculum development and spectrum of services at this premier University.

Members of the Board also interacted with faculty members and students on the Dean's List, sharing their thoughts and inspiring them to be innovators, ground breakers and nation builders.

Monday, 5 March 2018

University Records Historic Win for the 17th Time in Garden Competition

The NorthCap University has won the First prize continuously for the 17th time in the ‘Educational Institutional Category’ during Annual HUDA Flower Festival held on 24 & 25 February 2018. For the second time, one more trophy has been won as First prize by the University in Cut Flowers competition. 

Our gardeners deserve all praise for their tireless work of taking care of the plants and protecting them from the cold and rainy weather. The variety of seasonal flowering plants were also prepared in pots and placed in a magnificent stepped formation to make the garden very colorful and giving it a spectacular look. 

It is a matter of great pride that our garden has stood first continuously for the last seventeen years.

Saturday, 3 March 2018

NCU Celebrates Club Fiesta 2018

The NorthCap University celebrated 'Club Fiesta’ on 16 February 2018. It saw a culmination to the week-long activities organized by various Student Clubs of the University. During the Club Week celebrated from 12-16 Feb 2018, different student clubs of the University organized extracurricular activities and competitions which were technical and non-technical. 

On 16 Feb 2018 the Fiesta Day started with a street play on ‘LGBT Rights’ performed by the Abhimanch Society of NCU. The excitement was further carried forward by a spectacular salsa dance performance and scintillating performances by the University’s music society ‘Encore’. In the ‘Open Mic’ event participants expressed themselves through their talent which was followed by dance and song presentations. The Fashion Show was a big draw where contestants displayed sharp walks in some of their newest fashion. 

The Fiesta Day ended on a positive note with the message ‘The end of a story is the new beginning for many others’. The event was coordinated by Ms Mehak Khurana and Ms Garima, Dept of CSE&IT and Mr Pankaj Rakheja, Dept of EECE.