Departmental Events/ Outreach Activities

Departmental Events/ Outreach Activities

Departmental Events:

Departmental Events

Staff Development Program (SDP)

The Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering organized a two day staff development Program on skill enhancement from 13th to the 14th of July 2017. The SDP was planned to enhance the technical skills of technical staff. First session on soil Testing was taken by Mr. Lokesh Choudhary (Faculty) in the soil mechanics lab. Elementary tests such as water content determination, specific gravity, grain size distribution, compaction test etc. were discussed.

The second session was organized on cement testing and its practical applications. Ms. Megha Kalra explained the type of cement and its application. Various test procedures were explained as per the Indian standards and test like consistency, Initial and final setting time, specific gravity and shrinkage were performed by the staff. The third session of SDP involved the testing of coarse aggregates. This training was conducted by Ms. Purnima Bajpai wherein she explained the some of the significant test of aggregate like Impact test, sieve analysis and abrasion test. Fourth session was organized by Mr. Shubham Bansal in Transportation Engineering Lab. This session comprised of theory portion and hands on training on Bitumen Tests. The apparatus, procedure and practical application of Penetration Test, Ductility Test and Softening Point Test were explained and tests were conducted by lab technicians on VG-40 bitumen for practical exposure.

Visit to National Conference on Power Transmission & Distribution

Ms. Purnima Bajpai attended a one day conference  on Power Transmission and distribution  ( T & D) organized by the Ministry of Power, in New Delhi on 12.07.2017. The session was chaired by Mr. Vishal Kapoor, Director Ministry of Power, Govt. of India and Mr. Ashok Kumar Rajput, Chief Engineer, Central Electricity Authority. The conference was an excellent platform for gathering knowledge and information on latest trends in the Industry and also for networking with such eminent speakers all across the industry ranging from the Ministry to the Private sector.

Faculty Industry Visit For Summer Internship Feedback

Mr. Shubham Bansal and Mr. Akx Malik on 4th July visited Rajiv Chowk, Gurgaon where Gawar Construction is undertaking NHAI project. Faculty team also visited Skyway Infra Pvt. Ltd. which is constructing 50 MLD Sewage Treatment Plant at village dhanwapur in Gurgaon. Ms Purnima Bajpai and Ms Megha Kalra visited the Central Soil and material Research Station, New Delhi, where two students Mr Neev Bathla and Mr Kartik from final year are interning.The second visit was made to The Indira Gandhi Hospital construction Project site, undertaken by LnT and PWD, in Dwarka. The team also visited The Engineers India Limited office at Bikaji Cama Place, New Delhi. Ms Purnima Bajpai and Mr Shubham Bansal visited RITES Ltd.

The faculty also visited the DLF Crest site located in Sector 54 Gurgaon and the DLF Leighton project in Sector 64 Gurgaon where two students Mr Vishwajeet and Mr Ashish have been working. The faculty also visited three sites /offices on 11th July 2017.The first visit was made to GMR ltd at the Udhan Bhawan, IGI Airport where one of the student Ms Anushree has been working. The faculty team visited the BJP Head quarter being constructed by LNT infrastructure at the Deen Dayal Upadhyay Marg, CP, New Delhi. Another visit was made to the Tata housing project in CP where Ms Aneesha has been working and has been directly associated with Mr Ciby James , ASQ Northern Head and she is  the only student who has bagged a paid internship. Mr. Lokesh Choudhary and Mr. Akx Malik visited NHAI at Udyog Vihar Gurgaon. They also visited was the office of Millennium engineers and contractors at sushant lok Vyapar Kendra. Last site visited was DLF at sector 42-43 metro station. Faculties met Mr Alam, the assistant project manager of DLF team working at the project for diversion of drainage systems.

Ph.D. Defense

Ms Anju Bala successfully defended her Phd Viva on 10th July 2017 at NCU campus. The topic of her thesis is “Estimation of evapotranspiration through surface energies balance model using satellite data” under the guidance of Dr. Anil Mishra and Dr. Amit Srivastava. 

National Roads & Highways Summit 2017

Mr. Shubham Bansal attended ‘National Roads & Highways Summit 2017’ on 6th July, 2017 at PHD Chamber of Commerce and Industry, New Delhi. Mr. Sanjiv Nair, IAS, Director General, NECTAR, Govt. of India enlightened the distinguished guests about the MoU signed by NHAI with ISRO and NECTAR for the use of spatial technology for monitoring and managing National Highways. After that honorable chief guest Mr. Sanjay Jaju, IAS, Director (A&F), NHIDCL, Govt. of India addressed the businessman in the house and told them about the prevailing situation of highway sector in India. He encouraged them to invest more in highway infrastructure because this sector has great significance in economic development of the country. Mr. Jaju also told about the two organizations, ‘Infrastructure Equipment Council’ and ‘Constructors Skill Council’ which provides training for skill development. Mr. Rajeev Bhatnagar, CEO-Highways, Feedback Infra Pvt. Ltd. and Mr. K. K. Gupta, Vice President and Head, L&T Construction spoke about the current industry outlook, policy initiatives & regulatory framework in roads & highway sector. Mr. Shubham Jain, Vice President-ICRA addressed the guests about the current scenario of infrastructure project financing in India.Summit was also equipped with networking sessions.

Paper Presentation - EUROCK 2017, Czech Republic

Mr. Akx Malik from the department of civil and environmental engineering, NorthCap University presented his paper titled “Experiments to determine static and dynamic behavior of Deccan trap rocks, India” at EUROCK 2017 international conference. The   European symposium of ISRM was held in Ostrava, Czech republic which is  a famous industrial and mining heritage city. The symposium had a gathering of more than 250 scientists, engineers, researchers from universities, science labs and industries. Many papers focusing on rock mass properties, laboratory testing, ground control, tunnel designs, underground storage systems, waste disposal and dynamic phenomenon in rock mass in underground constructions were presented by researchers.

Akx Malik presented a unique indirect experimental method to understand the splitting behavior of rocks during blast like conditions. The results would be helpful in designing large structures like dams and high rise buildings which are prone to blasting and terrorist attacks. He had conducted these experiments with support from IIT-Delhi rock mechanics department and D.R.D.O laboratory. Rock mechanics field is evolving in India due rapid development of metros and underground facilities in many cities, and there is great scope for development of experimental techniques to determine rock mass behavior under different field conditions. The symposium also organized a visit to one of its kind Bukov PVP underground research facility at Rozna mine, situated at 600 m below earth surface. A trip was also organized to the Weiliczka Salt mine, one of the oldest salt mines, consisting of 298 KM long tunnels.

Weilczka RockSalt mine Tour, Poland

Transmission of light through crystals of pure Rocksalt obtained from Weiliczka Salt mine, Poland. This piece contains more than 98% sodium chloride. It can be used in everyday cooking and is even more enriching, but due to large size of crystals as compared to common table salt, it will take longer time to dissolve.

Geology of Weilczka Rocksalt mine (Source: Brudnik et.al., “The complex hydrogeology of the unique Wieliczka salt mine”, Przegl¹d Geologiczny, vol. 58, nr 9/1, 2010)”
Rocksalt has crystals of cubic symmetry. It is a lightweight and soft rock. It can be scratched with nails. It is highly useful for food preservation because of its hygroscopic properties which helps it to sustain dryness. There are many varieties of rocksalt present in Weilczka rocksalt mine, Poland with different thickness and NaCl concentration.

Clean BS IV fuels conference

Two faculty from The Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering Ms Megha Kalra and Ms Purnima Bajpai were invited to attend a one day conference "Clean BS-IV Fuels - A Right Step towards Cleaner Environment" on 5th May at the PHD Chamber of Commerce. The session was chaired by Mr. Ajay Prakash Sawhney, IAS, Additional Secretary, Ministry of Petroleum & Natural Gas, Govt. of India .The session included talks and presentations by many eminent speakers from the Public as well as the Private sector including Maruti, Hero Moto Corp, IOCL,ONGC Etc. There was a session by Dr SSV RamaKumar , Director (R& D) from Indian Oil Corporation Limited taking about the various new developments in terms of development, research & development in the oil sector, he also spoke about the new projects coming up in the area of Oil & gas.

Celebration of World environment day

The Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering celebrated the World Environment day on the 5th June 2017 with full enthusiasm and vigour.
The faculty of the Department organized a pledge taking ceremony on this auspicious occasion in the presence of Prof Prem Vrat, Brig SK Sharma, Col. Bikram Mohanty and Dr Ravinder Ojha. They were joined by faculty from other departments of the University and some administrative staff.

They also organized a poster making competition .The faculty from the C & EE department and from Centre for Languages and learning participated in the event and all teams came up with innovative ideas. The event was judged by Pro VC , Brig SK Sharma and the best poster award was obtained by the CLL Team.

The session also included the screening of a short film on the environment which highlighted our role in its protection as engineers

  • Expert Session By Mr Saurabh Jolly, Vice President, Seafardays Pvt Ltd On "Construction Contracts & Safety"

    The Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering had organized an expert session by Mr Saurabh Jolly, Vice President, Seafardays Pvt Ltd on" Construction Contracts & Safety on the 11.02.2017 for the final year students.

    In September 2015 Mr Jolly joined SeaFaradays with the principal objective of developing offshore renewable power in India. He also worked for JES Pipelines, Spain as Vice President –Business &Strategy, where he was instrumental in heading and handling business in eastern hemisphere and played a leading role in developing a small scale organization to be able to compete with established companies in the sector.

    He shared his practical expertise and experience with the students studying Construction Practices. He discussed the  practical application of Construction contracts and FIDIC in the Indian Construction Industry and further also spoke about the importance of  safety at site and how it effects labour productivity.

    The session was extremely interactive and informative as he shared technical insights about latest  methodologies being developed in India and mostly focussed on the practical application of  various construction practices.

  • Five day faculty development program (FDP)

    Five day faculty development program (FDP) was conducted in order to increase the industry - institute interaction of the department. The main objective of the FDP was to understand the various industry trends and to increase the readiness of the department faculty with respect to industry and academic needs. Here is a brief report on the departmental FDP. Read More

  • Session By Dr Sd Attri Deputy Director General, India Meterological Department

    The Department of Civil & Environmental engineering organized a session by SD Attri, who is presently the Deputy Director General of India Meteorological Department, New Delhi. He has recently been elected as the Member of Commission for Atmospheric Sciences Management Group of World Meteorological Organization (WMO), Geneva Switzerland and Primary Contact of Global Atmosphere Watch in the country.

    Dr. Attri was felicitated and awarded Commendation Certificate by the Hon’ble Prime Minister of India, in November, 2007 for his contribution to the work of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, which is the Joint Winner of the Nobel Peace Prize 2007.He has also been bestowed upon as "Best IMD Officer" in 2010.

    Dr Attri gave a session on Climate change and sustainability through which he gave a brief of the present condition of India in terms of the climate change, pollution levels, rainfall fluctuations etc.He also touched upon the various changes happening in the Country with respect to the global scenario in terms of temperature and various atmospheric parameters. The session was an educational yet a scary one, which bought us face to face with reality and showed us where we are headed as a country. It also gave us food for thought as engineers and managers, to think about our role in developing a better and sustainable nation.

  • Visit to NH-9 (Highway Widening site from KM 170 to KM 227)

    An industrial visit was organized by the Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering on 23rd September 2016 to visit a highway widening/ 4-6 laning of NH9 from KM 170 to KM 220 from the national capital. Students from M.Tech (Structures) along with faculty member Mr. Lokesh Choudhary got hands on the live construction of various road sections, Vehicular Under passes etc. The site extended from Hisar to Fatehabad districts of Haryana with a total stretch of 57 KM. The students got to see and learn the process involved in the design of Vehicular Underpasses, flexible and rigid sections of flyover, road markings. The students had a great exposure to the equipment used for laying and construction of highways such as tandem axle rollers, Kerb and parapet casting machine, CC road section laying machine and its automatic dowel bar insertion accessory, Texturing machine. Not only this, the students also learned construction of Reinforced Earth Sections using Geogrids which are constructed in the ascend and descend of underpasses. The visit ended with visit to the concrete batching plant where Pavement Quality Concrete was being batched and mixed.

     

  • Industrial Visit - RMC Plant, Manesar

    An industrial visit was planned for 3rd Semester B.Tech Civil Engineering and 1st Semester M.Tech Civil Engineering students by Ms. Megha Kalra and Mr. Akx Malik. The trip was organized on 24th October, 2016 to a Ready Mix Plant (RMC) Plant of UltraTech Cement in Manesar, Gurgaon. It is the second oldest RMC plant of UltraTech in India which caters to the need of builders in gurgaon. This plant produces 60 m3 of concrete per hour and have also manufactured concrete of  M90 grade.

    It was the first industrial exposure for 3rd Semester B.Tech students and proved to be a good learning experience for all. The students have been aware of how concrete is made and what are the compositions and ingredients used while making concrete, but this trip gave them a practical knowledge and on-site feel of the materials, how different types of concretes are produced depending on the demand, and students also got to know about the importance and works of a civil engineer on the field.

    The students had a lengthy and detailed discussion with the Safety and Quality Engineer of RMC Plant. He explained them about the difference between RMC concrete and other concrete, and process involved in making of different types of concrete. Students got to see the different grades of raw material that are used in making concrete. They learnt how materials are stored, selected, transported, mixed and various test that are done before the Ready Mix Concrete is transported to site for work. They learnt about the internal control system which automatically controls the mix design and the proportions of the ingredients to manufacture different types of concrete. The students learnt the importance of use of flyash, and various admixtures to alter the properties of concrete. The figures below highlight the various observations from the visit.

    Fig 1. Students discussing with engineer

    Fig 2. Crushed Sand

     

    Fig 3. Engineer explaining hydrometeter test

    Fig 4. Curing on concrete

     

     

    Fig 5. Internal control mechanism

    Fig 6. Batching plant

     

     

    Fig. 7. Perforated Concrete

    Fig 7. Colored Concrete

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    Fig 9. Group Photograph with plant head and other staff

  • Guest Lecture by Mr. D K Goel

    The Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering had organized a guest lecture by Mr DK Goel (SR. VICE PRESIDENT, REACH PROMOTERS PVT. LTD. GURUGRAM (RPPL) and owner and Chief Executive Officer, Greenmax Infrastructure, Gurugram, on the 20.08.2016 for the third semester students on the topic of values and practices of a good Engineer.

    He has more than 28 years of experience in the infrastructure and real estate industry. Over 10 years in development and sales of real estate projects including construction of residential and commercial buildings and townships and more than11 years in planning and execution of infrastructure projects such as construction of Roads, Railways, Bridges & flyovers. Completed more than 300 Kms of Railway line in several states of India and abroad and more than 200 Kms of State and National highways in UP and Maharashtra (India).

    The session was very interactive where he shared with the students his real life experiences and practical application of various techniques that the students are currently studying.

 

  • Guest Lecture by Mr Ashok Garg The Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering had organized a guest lecture for the 4 th and 6th Semester students conducted by Mr Ashok Garg, Deputy General Manager, Project Division, Engineers India Limited. He has over three decades experience in the field of engineering and project Management on construction practices and management on 4th March 2016. Through the lecture Mr Ashok shared his real time experience with the students and in detail discussed the problems faced by them at site. Also he shared some interesting videos and case studies on the same area. The session were extremely interactive.

 

 

  • National Level Design Competetion

    The Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering had organized the National Level Design Competition for the students of Civil Engineering and Mechanical Engineering. This was conducted in association with Cadd Centre Dwarka.

    The preliminary screening round was conducted at the Northcap University on 23.02.2016 in which a total of 70 students from both departments participated. A total of 20 students were shortlisted for the second round for which one day training was provide to the students for working on different software’s.

    The second Zonal level round was conducted on 3rd March 2016 where students from more than 30 Colleges from Delhi NCR participated.

    One student Mr Ashutosh Goyal from 2nd year qualified the Zonal level round and moved to the State round which was conducted on 12th March 2016.The results are awaited .If he qualifies he will be representing NCU at National Level at Bangalore.

 

 

  • National Science Day

    5 teams from  of Civil & Environmental Engineering Department had participated in the National Science day project display competition held  at the  Northcap University on the 29.02.2016 and ,Mr Laxman Yadav and Mr Ankit Walia won the 1st prize  in the competition  for their project on “Experimental Analysis of Permeable Concrete Pavement” under the guidance of Ms Garima Srivasta and were facilitated by Brig SK Sharma Hon’ble Pro VC . The department would like to congratulate all the participants.

     

  • Pre- Placement Interview

    The Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering had organized a pre placement interview for the third year batch who will be appearing for placements in the next semester on 5th March 2016. The main purpose of conducting the PPI was for giving the students an experience of appearing in an interview and also to understanding and realizing the importance of preparedness during an interview.

    The PPI was conducted by 5 Alumni of the Department working in different areas of civil engineering, from 2007-11, 2008-12, 2009-13 and 2011-15 batches. They were divided into two panels wherein they conducted the Pre placement interview for the students and judged them on the basis of their technical skills, HR Skills, overall grooming, GK and dressing etc and also a feedback session was conducted to highlight the areas of improvement.

     

 

  • Guest Lecture on DESIGN OF INTER MODAL TERMINAL AT VARANASI ALONG GANGA RIVER

    The Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering had organized an expert session for the 4th and 6th semester students conducted by Mr.Ram Avtar Garg on 15th March 2016 on the topic on “DESIGN OF INTER MODAL TERMINAL AT VARANASI ALONG GANGA RIVER.

    Mr Ram Garg has more than 45 years’ experience in Irrigation Department UP, Uttrakhand and Lok Nirman Vibhag Uttrakhand as JE, Assistant Engineer, EE and structural consultant.

    He presented the actual project details of the DESIGN OF INTER MODAL TERMINAL AT VARANASI ALONG GANGA RIVER. He also demonstrated the construction of well foundations used in the project and also had an in depth discussion on the project cost.

 

  • Workshop On Revit Architecture Software

    The Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering had organized a workshop on Revit Architecture software on 24th Feb 2016 for the 2nd year students to understand the software applications of estimation and costing.

    The main purpose of conducting this workshop was to help students understand the importance of software’s and applications of the same in the field of Civil Engineering.

    The workshop was conducted by Cadd Centre MG Road during which the trainers illustrated the applications of the software and its practical approach in order to simplify the work at construction sites.

     

 

  • Guest Lecture by Mr. Om Prakash sharma, IDSE (retd Chief Engineer)

    The Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering had organized a guest lecture by Mr. Om Prakash sharma, IDSE (Retd. Chief Engineer) for the 4th, 6th and 8th semester students on the Quality Control of Roads. The session was very informative as he shared and discussed the real time challenges and problems faced at the site during the construction of roads. He also gave an overview about the Pradhan Mantri Gram Sadak Yojana (PMGSY).  Mr Sharma also discussed various quality tests that are to be conducted to render the construction materials suitable for the construction of roads. He also discussed some case studies on the same area and kept the session interactive.

     

    Guest-lecture

 

Outreach Activities:

Outreach Activities

 

  • Purnima Bajpai-Assistant Professor at the Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering was invited as a panelist for the Panel discussion on   Emerging Issues and Opportunities in Power and Transport Infrastructure  held at IIT Delhi on 15.03.2016 where representatives from the Ministry of Power, Ministry of Road transport and highways, Planning Commission, CERC , CEANHAI, and Ministry of Railways were present and she gave a presentation on her area of research in front of the panelists and was appreciated by all.

 

 

 

  • On invitation, Prof. S. Krishnamoorthi attended an event on "Digital Landscape" co-hosted by Google and Unipro Education, a certified Google Partner on March 14, 2016 in the Google office, Gurugram.  The latest insights and trends that matter including sessions from Google experts were held to show how digital platforms can help propel the higher education to the forefront.