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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.