Workshop on Augmented Reality

The Data Analysis and Research Group of CSE department organized a “Workshop on Augmented Reality” on November 19, 2018. The workshop session was conducted by Mr. Sourav Nayyar, Project Manager, Fidelity International, Gurgaon. The session was started with introduction to Augmented Reality (AR), AR-Commonly used frameworks and AR – development tools. He extended the AR to mixed reality and virtual reality. The workshop was attended by 50 students and faculty members. The workshop was coordinated by Dr. Vijendra Singh and members of data analysis and research group.

Faculty Development Programme (Project based learning)

Department of CSE & IT conducted a Faculty Development Programme on Project based learning from December 7th to 8th 2018. Mr. Atul Verma (Knight Learning Solutions) trained the faculty on Git and SCRUM. The training was comprehensive covering various aspects of project based learning, where in all the faculties developed their own projects and learnt the usage of Git repository and SCRUM.

IoT Project Exhibition

An exhibition of IoT based projects was held by the Department of CSE on November 17, 2018 at The NorthCap University, Gurugram. The projects showcased the skills acquired by the students of VII Semester during the “Programming for IoT Devices” Course, taught by Ms Prerna Singal. Students demonstrated their hard work, dedication and intelligence by proposing IoT based solutions for various real world problems. VC Sir, Dr. H B Raghavendra encouraged the students by gracing the occasion and giving his valuable inputs for enhancing the projects. Smart Dustbin, Voice controlled wheelchair and Motion detection alert system were judged as the best projects displayed in the exhibition.

Quiz competition

IEI (Institution of Engineers, India) CSE NCU chapter has organized a quiz competition on 25th, October, 2018 under the guidance of Mrs. Neeti Kashyap and Mrs. Hitesh. The main objective of the event was to inculcate problem-solving skills in students. The event was scheduled to allow participants to showcase their visual and audio interpretation capability. More than 20 students were gathered there to take part in that event. The participants showed excitement with full dedication.

Guest Lecture on Career Counselling for Higher Studies in USA

ACM student Chapter, Department of CSE organized a guest lecture on 23rd October 2018 on “Career Counselling for Higher Studies in USA”. The speaker was Mr. Raj Singh, Founder of Connexio, Inc., USA. His talk focused on the fact that a lot of focus is poured towards placing recent graduates in the market, while not enough is done to cater to the students who want to achieve a higher degree in their field of study. As the students set out to start on this journey, their company would act as enablers to fuel their success by providing them the right opportunities and direction. Connexio (connexio.io) is a developing mobile and web applications that connect international students with global universities using Artificial Intelligence. Around 119 B.Tech students attended the lectures and 20 of them got selected as student ambassadors. Apart from gaining information on higher study these students shall also be involved as interns with their product development team. He ensured that based on students’ performance and contribution they shall be receiving certificates from Connexio Inc., USA. The lecture was a big success with students. The event was organized by Dr. Rita Chhikara and Ms. Meghna Sharma.

Faculty Development Programme (Data Science)

Department of Computer Science and Engineering organized ten days Faculty Development Program on “Data Science” from 21st December 2018 – 5th January 2019. The speaker for this FDP was Mr. Manuj from Mages Studio, Singapore. There were approximately 20 participants from computer science and electronics department involved in this training. The faculties went through a rigorous training throughout this program. The central theme of this workshop was to provide a broad overview of basic concepts related to Data Science, Statistics, Machine Learning, Python. The ultimate objective was to promote awareness about recent trends in these areas among researchers and faculty from university. This workshop also aimed to improve the quality of data science teaching and learning process. The idea was to stimulate young researchers and faculties for producing a quality research, project proposals with efficient ideology.

Case Study Analysis Workshop

School of Management organized a workshop on ‘Case Study Analysis’ at The NorthCap University on 7 Jan 2019 for the benefit of the students of the University. The workshop was conducted by Prof. Mohan Agarwal, Ex- XLRI and Fullbright Scholar who is presently working as Professor and Director, Continuing Education and Community Engagement at MENA College of Management, UAE. Prof. Agarwal was accompanied by a delegation of 10 business students and faculty from University of Boston to explore mutual cooperation and student interaction.

About 35 NCU students enthusiastically participated in the workshop and interacted and worked as a team with the foreign students and came up with interesting ideas to solve marketing related business problems. Case study method is an important component of student-centered learning. The event was coordinated by Dr Ruchi Nayyar.

Guest Lecture by Prof Subhadip, IIM Ahmedabad

School of Management, NCU, organized a lecture by Prof. Subhadip Roy, Faculty Marketing, IIM Ahmedabad, for faculty and PhD scholars of NCU on the topic ‘Getting high quality research published’ on 9 Jan 2019.  Prof. Roy talked about relevance of research in today’s scenario and sharing his experiences with the participants suggested the manner in which research should be taken forward. Around 30 members of the faculty and PhD research scholars of NCU participated in the session. The event was coordinated by Dr Akshat Aditya Rao.

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.

Industry Visit to Coca Cola (Baddi, Himachal) and Hindustan Unilever Ltd (Baroti Wala, Himachal)

Continuing NCU’s strong focus on facilitating industry interface, 17 students from BBA accompanied by SOM faculty members – Dr. Priyanka Banerji and Dr. Ruchi Nayyar visited Coca Cola (Baddi, Himachal) and Hindustan Unilever Ltd (Baroti Wala, Himachal) on Friday, 12th October, 2018 and interacted with the operation team of Coca–Cola and HUL . The students toured the plantsand observedvarious processes such as production, packaging, machine efficiency monitoring and quality control.

Through these visits the students got the opportunity to understand the practical working environment that ranged from safety, purification, bottle washing and quality assurance at the mega bottling plant of Coca-Cola and state-of-the-art facility of HUL manufacturing unit that specifically manufactures LUX, Dove and Lifebuoy soaps.The students appreciated the practical aspects of operations management and lean production techniques deployed at both sites. Overall, the industry visit was an enlightening experience and helped the students to witness the application of management principles in industry.

The industry personnel welcomed opportunities of future industry visits and internships for our students.