Vice Chancellor's Message
Prof. H B Raghavendra Vice-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 has been ranked No. 4 Private University in Delhi/NCR and Haryana and placed under 100-150 rank band of National Institutional Ranking Framework (NIRF) by MHRD, Government of India in April 2017. 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.

Students are our brand ambassadors and for holistic development of our students, the University not only provides a vibrant and positive ambience but a well-equipped library, sports, clubs and extracurricular facilities 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 level. 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. The Research, Development and Industrial Liaison (RDIL) Cell, the well-equipped Central Research Facility, the Incubation Centre apart from well-equipped labs and workshops will support the innovative ideas of our budding students and help them materialize into reality. To enhance and support the innovative projects, 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. Since we believe in holistic development, we offer various platforms to showcase 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 students also get a chance to study abroad as our University maintains global partnerships for student exchange programmes with selected top-notch universities that are beacons of good practice internationally. 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.

Students get their guidance and support as and when they require. Our faculty always guides and motivates the students 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.

Prof. H B Raghavendra