Internship at Linton University College, Malaysia

Students Yadvendra Ahlawat, Sartaj Singh, Sarthak Singhal (3rd Year) and Udit Sengar, (2nd Year), CEE, accompanied by Dr Archanaa Dongre, Head, Dept of Dept of CEE, were invited for an internship on ‘Internationalization and Research Collaboration Program’ at Linton University College, Negeri Sembilan, Malaysia, from 10-24 Dec 2018. The programme is providing NCU students and faculty collaborative research enrichment, exposure to international standards in learning, Civil Engineering and professional ethics. The activities are designed to offer a Malaysian experience with a global perspective.

This internship programme aimed at initiating collaboration between The NorthCap University and Linton University College, Malaysia, for students and faculty exchange programme as well as research activities. The event is coordinated by Dr Archanaa Dongre.

Two days workshop on analysis and design of determinate and indeterminate structures using Staad Pro

Two days workshop on, “Analysis and Design of determinate and indeterminate structures with Staad Pro. V8i” was organized under IEI student’s chapter of Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering by Mr. Diptendu Roy, Faculty Advisor IEI on 31st October and 1st November 2018. The workshop was organized in association with IID (Institute of Industrial Design) and CADD Centre. The content of the workshop was in-line with the subjects studied by the students as a part of their curriculum. Wherein students had hands on experience in analysis of beams, frame and trusses subjected to static and moving loads and design of reinforced concrete sections. They also had opportunity to practice more problems which helped them to understand the underlying concepts better. The students were highly interested and showed great enthusiasm in the workshop and suggested the department to conduct such workshops in future.

Seminar on Project Management using Primavera

Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, NCU, organized a seminar on ‘Project Management using Primavera’ which was conducted by CAAD Centre, Gurugram on 14 Nov 2018. Speaking on the occasion the Chief Guest Mr R Panneerselvam, Senior Director MSME, said that the aim of MSME is to encourage students to achieve their dream job or become entrepreneurs. He stated that Civil Engineering is the mother of all branches of engineering and has good scope both in the present and the future. He appreciated the innovative and socially relevant projects undertaken by BTech students and encouraged them to come forward and get in touch with MSME regarding their projects. The occasion was graced by the presence of Prof. R Raghavendra, Vice-Chancellor, Dr Archanaa Dongre, Head, Dept of CEE and Mr Jasmeet Singh, CAAD Centre, Gurugram. The seminar highlighted the importance of Primavera in Civil Engineering and the job opportunities available through its usage. The event was coordinated by Dr Vaishali Sahu.

Civil Engineering- A challenging career

The Dept of Civil & Environmental Engineering organized a lecture on ‘Civil Engineering – A challenging career’ by Er. P Surya Prakash, an eminent engineer and consultant who has made significant contribution to Civil Engineering in India, for BTech CE students on 12 Oct 2018. He talked about the profession of Civil Engineering where hard work, dedication, ethics and sincerity are very important. He emphasized on students’ attendance and attentiveness in class and motivated students to carry out experiments in the laboratory with deep interest as that is important in turning out professional Civil Engineers. He discussed about the challenges in the Civil Engineering profession and shared various career options available for Civil Engineering graduates. He extended his guidance to the students for internship and project works.

Er. P Surya Prakash has established M/s SatyaVani Projects and Consultants Pvt Ltd and is also the Founder and Mentor of Smart Infr-EST, a trust dedicated to Civil Engineering for enhancing employability.

Civil Engineering scholar completes her research

PhD scholar Ms Niragi Kalpesh Dave, Dept of Civil & Environmental Engineering defended her thesis titled ‘Physical, mechanical and micro-structural behaviour of quaternary binders, motors and concrete mixes’ under the guidance of Dr Anil Kumar Misra and Dr Amit Srivastava was held on 15 Sept 2018. The research work is very relevant in the present scenario as it solves the scarcity of good construction material by using industrial by-products like fly ash, granulated blast furnace slag, silica fume, metakaolin and lime powder. The suggested quaternary binder and concrete will not only meet the huge demand for construction work but will also reduce the environmental pollution due to manufacturing of cement. This is certainly a way forward for the sustainable development of the society. Four publications have been derived from her research work in Web of Science/Scopus indexed journals.

Ms Niragi Kalpesh Dave is the fourth doctoral student of the Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering, NCU, to defend her research work.

Workshop on Role of Mathematics and Science

A workshop on ‘Role of Mathematics and Science in Civil Engineering’ was organized by the Dept of Civil & Environmental Engineering for BTech and MTech, CEE students on 7 Sept 2018. The workshop was conducted by Dr PV Dilip Kumar, Assistant Professor, Mahindra Ecole Centrale, Hyderabad, and his research scholars, Mr Ajay Sreerama and Mr Bharat.

This interactive workshop enlightened and motivated the students on connecting Civil Engineering with basics of Mathematics and Science and through practical applications they understood the role of Mathematics and Science in Civil Engineering. In the last session students were divided in groups and activity was given to them where they calculated gravitational force acting on a body. Students enjoyed the session and overall workshop was fruitful for students and faculty. The event was coordinated by Dr Archanaa Dongre, Head, Dept of CEE.

Workshop on ETABS Software

Etabs workshop

The Dept of CEE organized a workshop on ETABS Software in collaboration with EXPONIQ Engineering Services Pvt Ltd for BTech, 3rdYear students on 13 Aug 2018. The module of software E-Tabs serves as a component of context learning in the courses of Structural Analysis – II and Design of Steel Structures, learnt by students in the current semester. ETABS is the ultimate integrated software package for the structural analysis and design of buildings. Latest ETABS offers unmatched 3D object based modeling and visualization tools, blazingly fast linear and nonlinear analytical power, sophisticated and comprehensive design capabilities for a wide-range of materials, and insightful graphic displays, reports, and schematic drawings that allow users to quickly and easily decipher and understand analysis and design results. The session gave hands on experience to the students including practice sessions of different modules of the software.

Industrial Visit to NHAI sites

A site visit was organized by Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering where students of B.Tech IInd year and IIIrd year along with faculty members Mr. Shubham Bansal and Ms. Purnima Bajpai visited ongoing construction sites at Rajiv Chowk, Signature Tower and IFFCO Chowk carried by Gawar Construction Pvt. Ltd. Various underpass and flyovers were being constructed at three critical zones at NH8 in order to decongest the traffic between old and new Gurugram. Mode of execution of project was reported to be EPC with an overall project cost of around 500 crores. First of all students visited, Rajiv Chowk where PPC work was being completed at Underpass I & IA while Underpass II has been inaugurated recently. Students appreciated the timely progress of project by Gawar Construction. Mr. Anurag, Site Engineer gave technical details of Dowel Bars and reinforcement detailing of Underpass I & Underpass II at Signature Tower. Mr. D.P.S. Gaur, Senior Project Manager briefly explained specifications of the project. Students were also showing keen interest by asking queries regarding concreting and reinforcement. After having refreshments, students visited IFFCO Chowk where they saw the ongoing construction of flyover II and reinforced earth wall.

Expert Session by Mr. Nitin Goyal, DGM, Tendering and arbitration, M/s Punj Lloyd India Ltd

Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering has organized an expert session by Mr. Nitin Goyal, DGM, Tendering bidding and arbitration at M/s Punj Lloyd India Ltd on 15th Nov 2017 for the final year B.Tech students studying Construction Contracts Management .

Mr. Goyal has over 18 years of diversified experience in Telecom, Oil & Gas EPC Sector and Oil & Gas Software services. Presently responsible for P&L of Offshore Business. He discussed in detail the process of conventional tendering and the way the industry has been dealing with the bidding and pre qualification systems. He also presented some case studies on arbitration explain in detail the various problems faced. His session also included the in detail discussion of e-tendering and how the industry has involved.

Annual technical fest of Civil and Environmental department- Space Day

The Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering organized their Annual Society Technical Fest –SPACE DAY-17 on 14.11.2017. The fest was inaugurated by Pro-Chancellor, Prof. Prem Vrat, Director-SOET, Prof. Ravindra Ojha, Prof. Pramila Goyal and HOD, C&EE Dr. Anil Kumar Mishra. The ceremony began with the lamp lighting followed by the launch of Second edition of SPACE magazine. The ceremony also included a talk by Prof. Prem Vrat where he motivated the students and earmarked a great beginning to the event. The audience was further filled with enthusiasm by a special cultural dance performance by a team of students and faculty which boosted their energy for the rest of the day. Also, the new space team for the academic year 2017-18 was announced.

The day was planned with plethora of Technical and Non-Technical Events. Some major events that took place were Tall Structure- Basis and Design, Professional Talk on Seismic Design of Multi-Storey buildings by Alumni, Quiz Competition, Poster making Competition on “Infrastructure in Smart Cities. Nearly 50 teams registered for the events. The day then concluded with a Treasure Hunt- Using Surveying Equipment wherein faculty and students participated together and made the event enjoyable and successful.

The closing and prize distribution ceremony was carried out in the room no 1 by Dr. Anil Kumar Mishra (HoD, C&EE) wherein he handed over the certificates and cash prizes to the winners of all the events