Daikin Centre of Excellence

Daikin Airconditioning India Pvt Ltd (DAIPL), a 100 percent subsidiary of Daikin Industries Ltd, Japan, has partnered with the Dept of Mechanical Engineering, The NorthCap University, to set up its 16th Centre of Excellence.

The ‘Daikin Centre of Excellence’ (CoE) was inaugurated at the University on 12 Nov 2018 by Mr Kanwal Jeet Jawa, CEO & MD, Daikin India in the presence of Mr KD Virmani, Sr Vice-President and Mr APS Gandhi, GM, Training & Development and Customer Service, Daikin India; Prof. Prem Vrat, Pro-Chancellor; Prof HB Raghavendra, VC; Prof. Pramod Bhatia, Head, Dept of ME, NCU, and other dignitaries.

While inaugurating the Centre, Mr Jawa said, “Nation Building is through Skill Building”. The biggest barrier to the growth of a nation is getting skilled people who can spearhead the socio-economic development of the nation. The CoE acts as a common facility and is aimed at nurturing young minds and harnessing them for the HVAC Industry. The curriculum is focused towards enhancing industry-readiness of budding technocrats. Mr Jawa further extended his support towards funding of research projects, event sponsorships, and offering placement opportunities to students in Daikin or its channel partners.

The Centre showcases Daikin’s futuristic products and major products in HVAC along with industry tool kits. It’ll ensure hands-on practical exposure for students and help them acquire the new technologies used in the air-conditioning industry including the VRV technology, R-32 refrigerant and inverter technology. Experts from DAIPL will impart training to the faculty and students on the advanced technologies in Heating Ventilation and Air-Conditioning (HVAC) System using air-conditioning units supplied by DAIPL.

The Inauguration Event was coordinated by Mr Jag Parvesh Dahiya, Dr Amit Arora and technical staff of Dept of ME.

Gurugram students of The NorthCap University win 2nd Prize in an international event in China

Gurugram students competed in a global environment and won the 2nd Prize, the ‘Excellence Award’ in the Delta Cup 2017 held at Wujiang, Suzhou City, China, held from 23-26 July 2017. The NorthCap University’s (NCU) project titled ‘Self-Check-out System in Retail’ is based on Smart Machines, Smart Robots and Smart Manufacturing using Delta Electronics (a US based MNC) components. The design is highly applicable for use in malls around the globe with a capacity to save shoppers time and increased sales.

NCU’s Team ‘TVN’ comprising of Tanyam Popli, Vibhor Mittal, Shivam Nautiyal (ME) guided by Prof. Ravindra Ojha, Director, School of Engineering & Technology and Dr Shiv Manjaree Gopaliya, Assistant Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering were highly appreciated by the expert panel, particularly for their concept, design and technical knowledge about the system. Team TVN received a trophy along with a cash prize worth 2000 RMB, apart from 300 RMB for securing a place in the Top 10 in online voting.

More than 75 Asian teams from China, Taiwan, India and Thailand competed and this was the first time when India participated for the prestigious ‘Delta Cup’ with NCU’s TVN being selected pan India for this prestigious competition.

MoU between Maruti Center for Excellence (MACE) and The NorthCap University, Gurugram

An MoU was signed between NCU and Maruti Center for Excellence (MACE) on 11 April 2018 at Manesar Gurugram by the Vice-Chancellor, Prof. HB Raghavendra and Mr MM Singh, Director, MACE. The intent of this MoU is to collaborate in the field of Training and Development of NCU students through practical and theoretical trainings and through projects during their internships. The collaboration extends to technical seminars and guest lectures also. This would be implemented in the following deliverables:

1. Industry Expert Session: MACE to conduct industry expert lectures on topics, FMEA, VSM, Low cost automation, Problem solving, and 5S, 3G and 3K;

2. Hands-on Training: on Basic and Advance Pneumatics, Basic and Advance Hydraulics, CNC Programming, Work Place Safety, and Preventive and Predictive Maintenance;

3. Internship & Major Projects: Internship coupled with live industry based major projects to be arranged at MACE and Maruti suppliers.

The framework of this MoU with implementation will provide UG students of the Dept of Mechanical Engineering a platform to enhance their technical skills followed by employability. Prof. Ravindra Ojha, Director, SOET & Head, Dept of ME, Mr Abhishek Pratap Singh, Assistant Professor, Dept of ME, and Mr DK Dewan, AGM, SPLTMS-2, MACE were present during the signing of the MoU.

‘Centre of Excellence’ to be set up at NCU in collaboration with industry

An MoU was signed between The NorthCap University (NCU) and Daikin Air-Conditioning India Pvt Ltd (DAIPL) on 26 March 2018 to establish a ‘Centre of Excellence’ on HVAC Systems at the University that will impart practical skill training and industrial exposure to the students within the campus. The Centre of Excellence (CoE) is one of its kind set up by the Japanese Company – Daikin India in any educational institution in Gurugram.

The MoU was signed by Mr A P S Gandhi, GM, Services, Training & Development and Mr Sachin Arora, Assistant Manager, Training, DAIPL and NCU’s Vice-Chancellor, Prof. H B Raghavendra, in the presence of Col Bikram Mohanty (Retd), Registrar, Prof. Ravindra Ojha, DSOET & Head, ME and Mr Jag Parvesh Dahiya, Assistant Professor, Dept of ME. At CoE the experts from DAIPL will impart training to the faculty and students on advanced technologies in Heating Ventilation and Air-Conditioning (HVAC) System using air-conditioning units supplied by DAIPL.

While sharing the purpose behind this MoU, Prof. H B Raghavendra highlighted the positive outcomes of CoE at NCU and said that the University is keen to boost such kind of collaborations for the benefit of students. The University is also looking forward to expand such agreements in the coming years for promoting excellence in the field of Science and Technology.ment who emerged as winners. Noble Robinson and Rashi Shahrawat from School of Law finished a close second. The best interjections were also recognised and given a prize.

During the interaction with Mr A P S Gandhi, other avenues for future engagement such as utilisation of CoE for training of Daikin Dealers, running certified courses, and campus placements for students were also explored.