Vice Chancellor’s Message
Prof. H B RaghavendraVice-Chancellor
It is our pleasure to welcome you to The NorthCap University, one of the premier universities of Delhi-NCR and North India, dedicated to its vision of being known for academic excellence and socially relevant research outcomes. We, at The NorthCap University (NCU) are committed to develop a fraternity of competent professionals of international standards and calibre who are innovative, analytical and independent. The University was accredited in May 2016 by the National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC) for a period of five years i.e. 2016-2021.
Accreditation Services for International Colleges (ASIC), UK, reaccredited NCU in its ‘Premier University’ category, with a ‘Commendable’ grade for the next four years i.e. 2016-2020. The University continues to be the leader amongst Private Universities in Haryana and Delhi in the National Institutional Ranking Framework (NIRF) by MHRD, Government of India in April 2018. NCU is recognized by the University Grants Commission (UGC) and Bar Council of India (BCI), and several prestigious awards have been conferred on the University in successive national surveys. ‘The Week’ magazine has ranked us amongst the Top 10 Private & Deemed Technical Universities in the country published in their May 2018 issue.
Students are our brand ambassadors and for their holistic development the University not only provides a vibrant and positive ambience but a well-equipped library, clubs, sports and extracurricular activities etc. to facilitate them. The three schools of the University viz., School of Engineering & Technology, School of Management and School of Law, offer a wide range of professional programmes in diverse areas at Undergraduate, Postgraduate and PhD levels. Our multidisciplinary programmes are at par with international standards, offering flexibility featured in the curriculum. We constantly update programmes and course content to meet the challenge of grooming professionals and making them industry ready by equipping them with the required technical and soft skills. We offer blended learning by using e-learning with regular classroom learning with special focus on hands-on practical learning. NCU has associations with leading IITs and the students can study various courses conducted by them, use IIT lab facilities through their Virtual Lab platform, take their online tests and earn certificates awarded by them.
We lay strong emphasis on research so that the students gain higher technical and scientific competence, to have an edge over others. A significant part of our University’s overall research is undertaken in collaboration with industry and scientific research and development agencies. Apart from the Research, Development and Industrial Liaison (RDIL) Cell, the well-equipped Central Research Facility, the Incubation Centre, well-equipped labs and workshops that support innovative ideas of our budding students and help them materialize into reality, students also get a chance to study abroad. Our University maintains global partnerships for student exchange programmes with selected top-notch universities that are beacons of good practice internationally.
To enhance and support innovative projects, the University provides funds from the Vice-Chancellor’s Innovation Fund which supports up to Rs 15 lacs per department for projects led by the faculty and Rs 2 lacs per project for student projects. During the reporting year, 9 research projects for a total amount of Rs 2.2 crore have been sanctioned. One DRDO (CARS) project for Rs 10 lakhs has been completed in 2017. In addition to these, 13 research projects amounting to Rs 4.61 crore are in the pipeline.
Space Application Centre (SAC), ISRO, Ahmedabad has recently set up a Navigation with Indian Constellation (NavIC) Lab and installed two India Regional Navigation Satellite Systems (IRNSS) receivers at the University, which greatly facilitate students and faculty in their research and project work. Daikin Air-Conditioning India Pvt Ltd (DAIPL) has established a ‘Centre of Excellence’ on HVAC Systems at the University that imparts practical skill training and industrial exposure to the students. Maruti Center for Excellence (MACE) has collaborated with NCU in the field of Training and Development of NCU students through practical and theoretical trainings and projects during their internships. Students have been provided a platform in the form of ‘Tinkering Labs’ to pursue their innovative ideas and convert them into tangible outcomes for which necessary credits are given to the students. The University has a unique ‘Thought Lab’ that strives to develop a positive attitude, reduce negative energy, stress and improves the overall development of students. Channelizing thoughts effectively enhances students’ experience while studying at NCU.
Teaching learning takes place in the form of Context Learning whereby students are able to construct meaning based on their own experiences. Context Learning includes problem solving, internship and service learning. Slow learners are being facilitated to acquire additional skills by organizing special training courses which include Internet of Things, VLSI design, Mobile Application Development, CCNA Certification etc. The University maintains E-portfolio of students and through the ‘Parent Info System’ parents have been given access to monitor the progress of their wards while they pursue their study with us.
We attract the best minds towards teaching and research so that our graduates are a force to reckon with in the new, interconnected and borderless world of the new millennium. They are mentored by eminent academics and industry stalwarts who continuously upgrade their knowledge and skills through training and development programmes in India and abroad. Since we believe in the holistic development of our students, we offer them various platforms to showcase their talent and creativity at both national and international levels. Our students get opportunities to take part in sports and other activities and have been applauded both nationally and internationally. The Office of International Relationship is created in line with the global scenario of internationalization of education – to enrich the exposure and visibility of the University and the Study India Programme for admission of international students to our University.
Students get guidance and support as and when they require. Our faculty is readily available to guide and motivate them to participate in research, scholarly and creative activities at all times. The University has a proud record of evolving efficient, confident and highly knowledgeable technocrats, managers, entrepreneurs and legal minds with a global perspective that can contribute to nation building with a strong adherence to corporate ethics. After graduating from NCU, we support our students in placement in reputed organizations through our School of Professional Attachment. The University also has tie-ups with Professional Assessment Agencies for scientific third party assessment so as to ensure that the students get good placement offers. We have been able to achieve an enviable placement record of over 92 % of eligible students, nationally and internationally.
Students find learning at NCU an invigorating experience. My best wishes to all for a challenging and fruitful journey of academic excellence and creativity at The NorthCap University.
Besides academics we offer the best facilities for extracurricular activities that provide you with opportunities to develop your talent and skills to full potential and imbibe values that you will need for life. Student-led clubs, social, cultural and sports activities enliven the campus and prepare you to be mentally and physically fit, so necessary in high demanding job profiles. We nurture you to be a good human being and excel in different realms of life and prove your calibre. We inculcate in you a desire to succeed that is far greater than the fear of failure. Let me assure you that whatever programme of study you choose, you can be certain that it will be a life changing experience for you. In your quest for quality education and learning I invite you to be a part of The NorthCap University and experience the excitement of success.
Prof. H B Raghavendra