In continuation to our commitment to promote a ‘Disease Free’ society, The NorthCap University held a preventive health check-up camp ‘Nivaran’ on 12 Feb 2019 at the University campus. It was a diagnostic campaign to make people aware about their role in the prevention of several diseases and maintaining a healthy lifestyle. The screening/diagnostic campaign was conducted in association with Vijaya Diagnostic Centre, Gurugram, bringing specialized investigations at preferred rates such as Bone Mineral Density scanning, Inbody 270 and some at no cost such as Tanita Machine examination, Blood Glucose, Body Saturation Monitor etc.
More than 100 students, faculty and staff members benefited from the camp which was coordinated by Dr Shilpy Wadhwa, Medical Consultant, NCU.
Children are the future of our nation and it is the primary responsibility of every one to support them and ensure a dignified and a safe environment for them to live in. While acknowledging the need for a legal framework for protection, treatment and rehabilitation of children in need of care, it has also become the need of the hour to address the alarming rise in juvenile delinquency in India. Keeping in view the need for deliberations on Juvenile Justice Law in India, School of Law, NCU, organized a workshop on ‘Introduction to Juvenile Justice Act: Law and Principles’ in association with Bachpan Bachao Andolan and LatestLaws.com on 7 Feb 2019.
The workshop was conducted by Ms Jyoti Mathur, Director (Training), Kailash Satyarthi Children’s Foundation, and Ms Chhaya Khosla, LatestLaws.com and former Panel Advocate of Delhi Legal Services Authority. Addressing the students, Ms Jyoti gave a brief history of the juvenile justice law in India. She deliberated on the principles of juvenile justice and critically analysed the procedure laid down in the recently enacted Juvenile Justice (Care and Protection of Children) Act, 2015, to deal with juveniles in conflict with law and those in need of care and protection. Emphasizing on a child-centric approach, Ms Mathur dealt with the crucial role of the Juvenile Justice Board and Child Welfare Committee in dealing with the problems of such children. Ms Chhaya Khosla shared her experiences and challenges of dealing with delinquent juveniles who are produced before the Juvenile Justice Board. The workshop concluded with an interactive session. The workshop was coordinated by Ms. Unanza Gulzar and Ms Archana Sarma.
The game of Bridge is recognized by the Government of India and the Association of Indian Universities. Bridge is considered as the king of mind sport. It The NCU Bridge Club was inaugurated by Shri Kawaljit Singh, Vice-President, Bridge Federation of India, on 6 Feb 2019 at the University. In his inaugural address, Shri Kawaljit Singh explained the salient features of the game and the Government’s interest in spreading the game among the students of Indian universities. He also added that it is a game for all age levels and it can improve various skills like basic maths, logical thinking, inferential and sequential reasoning, problem solving and decision making, especially among students. He enlightened the audience about the Bridge Education Programmes initiated by the Bridge Federation of India. Earlier Col. Bikram Mohanty, Registrar, NCU, showed how philanthropists like Bill Gates and Warren Buffet have been supporting the game globally and NCU students should take this opportunity to learn and excel in the game. Mr Diptendu Roy coordinated the event.
IEI Student Chapter of Dept of Civil & Environmental Engineering organized a hands-on workshop on ‘Design of G+4 Building’ for BTech 3rd & 4th Year and MTech 1st Year students on 5 Feb 2019. Students were given a brief introduction to the product ‘Midas Gen’ and provided hands-on training on analysis of simple structures and portal frames. Analysis of a building as per IS 456, loading conditions as per IS 875-Part 3 (Wind Loads), IS 1893- Part 1(Wind Loads) were discussed and modelled in Midas Gen software. Application of loads, namely dead load and live load to the beams and columns, followed by the design of the multi-bay building model was performed. Section details of beams and columns were assessed as per the minimum requirements as per code. The session was a bridge between the classroom and real life problems faced in the analysis of a building. Mr Diptendu Roy, Faculty Advisor, IEI Student Chapter, coordinated the event.
Dr Sunita Sharma organised an expert talk for B Tech, BSc, PhD students and faculty members by Dr Sib Krishna Ghoshal (Associate Professor of Physics at the Faculty of Science, University Technology Malaysia) on “Lasers: From Einstein’s Vision to Today’s Reality” and “Nonlinear Optical Phenomena: From Fundamentals to Applications”.
Dr. Ghoshal emphasised on giving clarity of basic concepts and its implications in research and industry. Dr Ghoshal also encouraged the students to have hands on experience on lasers and nonlinear optical materials by doing undergraduate and post-graduate projects in these areas. It was quite an interactive session in which students also discussed about the latest research topics on lasers.
Mathemactive Society, NCU, organized a multiround aptitude and mental ability as well as math quiz named ‘Mathagascar’ for students of BTech, BSc (H), BSc Maths (H), Physics (H) and MSc Maths of which the first round was held on 28 Jan 2019 and second and third rounds were held on 4 Feb 2019. 143 students participated in the first round ‘Maniac of Numbers’ based on basic aptitude and reasoning questions with a limited time of 15 minutes out of which 32 students qualified for the second round. Nine students qualified the second round ‘Mathematrix’ in which students had to solve quantitative aptitude questions with negative marking. The third round comprised of a quiz based on Sudoku type puzzle ‘Do or Die’. Dr Ambika Devi (HoD, APS) gave trophies and certificates to the winners:- 1st: Manit Kakkar, 2nd: Shubham Kataria and 3rd Amit (BTech). Participation certificates were given to all. The event was coordinated by Dr Anshu Malhotra and Prof. Kalika Srivastava.
A lecture on ‘Data Analysis’ was delivered by Ms Nishtha Madaan, Senior Research Software Engineer, IBM India Research Lab, to BTech 3rd &4th Year, BSc Maths (H) and MSc Maths students, Dept of Applied Sciences on 4 Oct 2018. She explained Data analysis concepts like preprocessing on Excel files, identifying outliers using scatter plot and histograms. Ms Madaan highlighted feature selection methods and briefed about classification techniques used in Machine Learning (ML). She shared her experience of working with more than 15 students for doing projects on ML and motivated students to use Watson API’s for their project work. The lecture was organized by Dr Anshu Malhotra and Ms Shilpa Jain.
The Quizzing Society of NCU, ‘Minerva’ organized their first event ‘Meet the Quizzards’ on 12 Sept 2018. There were 65 teams comprising of 130 students which participated in the preliminary round on subjects such as current affairs, general knowledge, science, technology, film, and music. After the prelims, based on their scores, the top 10 teams went on to the finals. In the finals, after three rounds of quizzing the winners were: 1st Prize: Rajan Sharma (CSE), 2nd Prize: Geetanjali Sachdev and Rishabh (CSE), 3rd Prize: Tie between CSE students Ritika Kalra, Prerna Kathuria and Ayush Bhardwaj, Ashish Gandhi. Participation certificates and gifts were given to students to motivate them. The event was coordinated by Dr Anshu Malhotra and Prof. Kalika Srivastava.