Guest Lecture for Mechanical Students

Under the aegis of Indian Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air Conditioning Engineers (ISHRAE), a technical lecture was organized on 24 September 2018 for the students of Mechanical Engineering; particularly those enrolled for the course Refrigeration & Air conditioning. The invited speaker, Mr. Kapil Chand Singhal from BR Refcool Gurugram, is an industry expert with over 20 years of experience in HVAC&R (Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning and Refrigeration) industry. He delivered an enlightening talk on the past, present and future refrigerants. The lecture was organized with the aim to foster industry-institute interaction and to uphold the spirit of contextual learning. The event was organized by Dr. Amit Arora and Mr. JagparveshDahiya. A total of 42 participants including students from junior batches attended the session.

Re-Installation Ceremony of ISHRAE Student Sub Chapter

The Department of Mechanical Engineering invited Mr. Kapil Singhal, President of ISHRAE Sub-Chapter Gurugram, Mr. Sunil Gautam, Chair of student activities at ISHRAE, & Mr. Mohit Tripathi, Youth Chair at ISHRAE, for Re-Installation of its Student Chapter at NCU on 20th September 2017. ISHRAE is an international associate of ASHRAE (American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air Conditioning Engineers). Today it has more than 12,000 HVAC&R professionals as members and additionally there are 7,500 Student-members. It operates from 41 Chapters and sub Chapters spread all over India, with HQ in Delhi. During the Installation Ceremony, Mr. Kapil Singhal identified NCU as a potential partner in Gurugram Sub-Chapter, amongst other ongoing partnerships with premier institutes. Mr. Singhal then proceeded to call upon each successfully elected student to take the Oath for holding the Office of student President, Secretary and Treasurer. NCU Student Chapter has 37 members with the steering committee constituting six members from final and pre-final year batches. Re-Installation of the ISHRAE Chapter is expected to give a boost to the Industry-Institute interaction in Mechanical Engineering. The event was successfully coordinated by the Society coordinators, Mr. Jag Parvesh Dahiya, Mr. Sanchit Mewar & Mr. Parveen Singh.

Industrial Visit to A. C. Humidin Air Systems Pvt. Ltd.

An Industrial visit was organised for students of Mechanical Engineering Deptt. (ISHRAE members only) to A. C. Humidin Air Systems Pvt. Ltd. On 4th April,2017. Students got practical exposure to the products of the company as they were given a chance to visit the entire workshop area. They saw the manufacturing processes and equipments such as Ventilation Units, Welding units, riveting units,  Axle balancing units etc. Students clarified their technical doubts and possibility for internship, projects and placements on completion of course were explored.

HUMIDIN is a leading Ventilation equipment manufacturing company. The Company has a foothold in HVAC industry & has projects all across India and abroad. HUMIDIN deals in Energy Recovery Wheels, Energy Recovery Ventilators, Treated Fresh Air Units and Cross Flow Heat Exchangers. The visit was coordinated by Mr. Jag Parvesh Dahiya.

Workshop on Latest Technologies in Air Conditioning System

Department of Mechanical Engg. Organized a One day Workshop on “Latest Technologies in Air Conditioning System” in association with Daikin Air Conditioners India Pvt. Ltd.  for Faculties & Technical Staff on 20-Dec-2018 (Thursday) from 10.00 AM to 04.00 PM.

The objective of the workshop was to provide a broad overview of the Variable Refrigerant Volume (VRV) & Inverter Technology used in HVAC Industries. The session gave hands-on experience to the attendants and included practice sessions of different modules viz. VRV4 Outdoor unit, Cassette Units, Refnet joint. The workshop was attended by 20 faculty & technical staff of the University. The session was coordinated by Jag ParveshDahiya.

Road Safety Week organized at NCU

In India, about 1.47 lakh people were killed in road accidents in 2017, while many more get injured and disabled for life. Every one minute four deaths happen due to a road accident. To spread awareness about road safety, NCU organized a Road Safety Week from 4-10 Feb 2019. Awareness about various causes for road accidents and measures to prevent them were highlighted by screening a movie, posters on E-notice boards, street play, quiz competition and a lecture on Road Safety by Dr Rohit Singh Lather, at the campus. To promote road safety habits among the community, encourage all travellers to follow traffic rules, wear helmets, seat belts, follow speed limits for vehicles, flex boards were displayed throughout Gurugram and students, faculty and staff participated in a Road Safety Walk in the neighbourhood. Dr Rohit Singh Lather and Mr Ravinder Kumar coordinated the events during the Road Safety Week.

Workshop on Primavera software

A one-day workshop on Primavera software was organized at the Dept of ME and conducted by CADD Centre, Dwarka, New Delhi, on ‘Project Management (MEL 613 –IP),’ for Open Elective course students of ME, ECE and BSc on 15 Jan 2019. The workshop was attended by 45 students and it helped them to get an insight into Primavera and its scope in the industry. The workshop was interactive and students are interested in obtaining Primavera certification, for which details are being worked out to organize the 40 hours Primavera certification at the University. The workshop was coordinated by Dr Rohit Singh Lather.

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 with Maruti Center for Excellence (MACE)

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.