Engineers Without Borders International (EWB-I)

ABOUT EWB INTERNATIONAL

Engineers Without Borders International (EWB-I) is an international association of national EWB/ISF groups. EWB-I helps the member groups to develop their capacity to assist developing communities in their respective countries.

The member groups of EWB-I share the mission to partner with disadvantaged communities to improve their quality of life through education and implementation of sustainable engineering projects, while promoting global dimensions of experience for engineers, engineering students, and similarly motivated non-engineers. EWB-I creates links between these like-minded organizations and cuts across national borders.

Mission of ENGINEERS WITHOUT BORDERS :

Partner with corporate & social organizations , involve students and professionals, and offer sustainable solutions in the areas of Water, Sanitation, Energy, Health & Education to improve the quality of life for common people.

Vision of ENGINEERS WITHOUT BORDERS :

To nurture and motivate students and professionals to undertake real life sustainable social projects and create Global Leaders.

GUIDING PRINCIPLES :

Food and water are nature’s gifts. No one should have to go without them. Engineers must consider it an obligation to help people,  especially the poor and the powerless to meet their needs of food, clean water, shelter, sanitation, education, health and livelihood.

Members of EWB-India must, through exemplary action and efficient organization, contribute to the creation of a Compassionate Human Society and a network of mutual help, caring and capacity building.

Members of EWB-India must pledge to uphold the highest standards of ethics, financial integrity and absolute transparency consistent  with the non-profit and service oriented nature of the organization.

All projects and work of EWB-India must reflect the need and principle of protection of the planets, ecosystems, locally and globally.

The Institution of Engineers (India) [IEI]

The Institution of Engineers (India) [IEI] is a statutory body to promote and advance the engineering and technology, established in 1920 and incorporated by Royal Charter in 1935.

It is the largest multi-disciplinary professional body of engineers encompassing 15 (fifteen) engineering disciplines with a membership of more than 820 thousand and serving the nation for more than 9 decades.

The IEI has its headquarters located in Kolkata with national presence through more than hundred Centres and several Overseas Chapters, Foras and Organ.

IEI has been recognized as Scientific and Industrial Research Organization by the Ministry of Science & Technology, Govt. of India and besides conducting its own research, provides Grant-in-Aid to UG/PG/ PhD students of Engineering Institutes & Universities.

The Institution of Engineers (India) is a first professional body to represent India in several International Bodies, such as the World Mining Congress (WMC), the World Federation of Engineering Organizations (WFEO), the Commonwealth Engineers’ Council (CEC), the Federation International du Beton (fib), and the Federation of Engineering Institutions of South and Central Asia (FEISCA).

IEI holds the International Professional Engineers (IntPE) Register for India under the global International Professional Engineers Alliance (IntPEA). The Institution also wards the Professional Engineers (PE) Certification.

IEI, in collaboration with Springer, regularly publishes peer-reviewed international journal in five series, covering fifteen engineering disciplines.

Objectives of ‘IEI’:

  • To promote the general advancement of engineering and their application
  • Grant certificate of competency for practice of Engineering Profession
  • Arrange and promote for settlement of disputes in Engineering by arbitration and act as or nominate arbitrators
  • Confer to the Government and other bodies the views regarding matters directly or indirectly affecting the Engineering profession
  • Promote study of Engineering through R & D activities and grants
  • Encourage elevate and recognise the technical knowledge and practice of individuals and organizations through scholarships, awards and other benefaction
  • Pioneer in providing Non-formal Engineering Education (popularly known as AMIE Exam) in India
  • Dissemination and updating of engineering and technological knowledge among its members, through Technical Activities
  • Inculcating and promoting amongst engineers and technologists a growing commitment to the social objectives of the profession

Latest Events:

ECE students’ chapter

  • Hands-on workshop on ‘Raspberry Pi’
  • Technothon –a technical quiz
  • Workshop on ‘Group Discussions’

CSE students’ chapter

  • Quiz Competition
  • Gaming Event

Civil students’ chapter

  • Two days’ workshop on “Analysis and Design of determinate and indeterminate structures with Staad Pro. V8i”
  • Workshop on “Design of G+4 Building using Midas Gen.”

ICI- Indian Concrete Institute (Organisational Membership)

The Civil & Environmental Engineering Department, The NorthCap University, Gurugram is a lifetime organizational member of Indian Concrete Institute, Chennai.

Indian Concrete Institute is one of the leading professional bodies in India, catering to the professional needs of individuals and organizations involved in Concrete. Being a non-profit Organization, it is dedicated to the cause of Disseminating Knowledge on Concrete to Promote Concrete Technology and Construction and to address the Research Needs of Concrete.

The NorthCap University has now become a lifetime organizational member of Indian Concrete Institute, Chennai and has been attached with ICI Delhi Centre (DELC). The University would now get updated on the latest technology & practices in Concrete Industry. The members will have a unique opportunity to listen to and to interact with experts from within the country and abroad. This will let us collaborate with national and international agencies in creating better understanding of concrete construction technology. ICI promotes growth of concrete construction and its sub-specializations giving opportunity to participate in ICI conducted competitions like ICI FEST, which is a zonal meet of Students Chapters. Apart from these, there are various other benefits such as access to ICI Archives which is a collection of valuable Technical Papers, access to ICI reference library and most importantly, an opportunity to grow professionally.

CIPRART

The Centre for Intellectual Property Rights, Advocacy, Research and Training (CIPRART) has been inaugurated in 2013 at School of law as a facilitator in the preparation and filing of patent applications by the faculty and students of the University. Further, to promote awareness on intellectual property rights and to organize special lectures and workshops by professionals from IPR firms.
Objectives of Centre for Intellectual Property Rights Advocacy, Research and Training are:

  • To provide research and advisory services to those who are in need of such service.
  • To conduct training and organizing interactive seminars to disseminate information on Intellectual property rights with a view to create awareness among the faculty and students.
  • To sensitize about IPRs and their protection.
  • To identify protectable innovations and inventions.
  • To suggest steps for transforming innovations into proprietary assets.
  • To train about the mechanism of accessing and using IP information for further research and development in developing new products and processes and for their use in business development.
  • To start outreach programmes in the form of workshop, training programmes on various areas on IPR.

Mathemactive

NCU Mathemactive Society:

“Mathemactive”, the Maths society of NCU(Formerly ITM University), was envisaged by Applied Sciences and Humanities department in 2008 with a vision to promote and facilitate the knowledge and applicability of Maths in various fields and encourage the students to participate and drive out their inherent fears of mathematics being a ‘tough’ subject and subsequently increase their ‘mathematical quotient’ which forms the crux of most competitive exams as well.

This society concentrates on events related to Mathematics.

VISION

ADVANCE the understanding of modern mathematics and the technical mathematics by bringing together the ideas of professors of diverse background, by facilitating the integration of research directed at all levels of mathematical organization and by encouraging translational research to develop improved methods and easy ways.

PROVIDE professional development activities, information and educational resources for mathematics, increase participation of students from other institutes as well

PROMOTE public information and general education about the nature of mathematics’ discovery and results and implications of latest research.

INFORM students about new scientific knowledge, recent developments and emerging opportunities in mathematics research and their implications.

Minerva – The Quizzing Club

OBJECTIVES:

At the grassroots level, the Quizzing Society aims to inculcate curiosity in students and encourage them to undertake the quest for knowledge. The Society aims to prepare all student members to be competent enough to face the fast-moving, competitive world by motivating them to participate in competitive examinations with confidence and emerge victorious.

Quizzes are different from GK Tests in the sense that they have the aspect of “work-ability” to them. This means that even a novice can attempt these quizzes and do well in them – this helps encourage and inculcate curiosity in the student. They promote sportsmanship and a healthy spirit of competition.

The Quizzing Society aims to unite interested individuals and provide them with a platform to practice quizzing in the pattern followed across India at the university level. As part of the society, we aim to train members and keep them up-to-date with the latest trivia and current affairs, so that we can represent the university at various quizzes held at the intra-university, inter-university, regional, national, and international levels.

BENEFITS OF JOINING AND OUTCOMES:

Students get to stay up-to-date with current events and get to express themselves in a new format. They also get to learn in-depth about any field they wish to know about.

They may also get exposure to participating in various quizzing contests around the Delhi-NCR region (as beginners) and outside Delhi, based on their performance in the society.

This will help them gain confidence, forge new bonds with fellow members, and gain knowledge which will help them in the long run (in interviews, in general development, etc.).

The quizzing society plans to conduct at least two events per semester, either independently, or in coordination with other clubs or societies as jointly conducted events. Each quiz will have slightly different patterns, but follows the same basic rules and structure.

Yoga Club

Introduction

Yoga, when we hear the word yoga, our very first perception is exercises or Asana and the second is, spirituality or rituals. But yoga is far beyond that. Yoga does not only mean doing Asanas and getting a fit and flexible body, that is just a side benefit. But the main aim of doing Yoga is calming and pacifying our mind. And making our body and mind work together in harmony.

Why?

And in today’s rushing environment, calm mind and fit body working according to the mind is the need of the hour. But we often do not know. In education institutes like ours, where faculties, students, management and every stakeholder give his or her heart and soul for the betterment of the University, I believe its my duty and University’s responsibility to take care of the whole round development of their stakeholders.  So that a teacher can teach better, a student can study better, management can manage better, sportsperson can play better and because of which university can grow better.

It would be one of its own initiatives, which will reflect the beliefs of The NorthCap University, about the whole round development of not only students, not only faculties but each and every stakeholder of the University

DELNET

DELNET has been in operation since January 1988 and was registered as a society in 1992. It was initially sponsored by the National Information System for Science and Technology (NISSAT), Department of Scientific and Industrial Research, Government of India and is currently being promoted by the National Informatics Centre, Department of Information Technology, Ministry of Communications and Information Technology, Government of India and India International Centre,New Delhi.

DELNET has been established with the prime objective of promoting resource sharing among the libraries through the development of a network of libraries. It aims to collect, store, and disseminate information besides offering computerised services to users, to coordinate efforts for suitable collection development and also to reduce unnecessary duplication wherever possible.

Delnet Services

1. DELNET Databases

a. Union Catalogue of Books

DELNET maintains an online union catalogue of books available in its member-libraries. This union catalogue is continuously updated and is growing in size. The information can be retrieved by author, title, subject, conference, series, etc. It has 50,50,078 bibliographic records. The request for inter-library loan can be placed through the online system.

b. Union List of Current Periodicals

DELNET has created union lists of current periodicals in science and technology, social sciences and humanities. This database is available online to DELNET users. It now lists 25,252 periodicals and is regularly updated and new titles are added annually. It is a major resource for Document Delivery Services.

c. Union Catalogue of Periodicals

DELNET maintains a union catalogue of periodicals, which contains full holdings data of the libraries. At present,the database contains 19,289 records.

d. Database of Periodical Articles

The database has details of articles which can be searched under the title, author, compiler, name of the periodical and subject. The database is being extensively utilised by the researchers and scholars. At the database contains 8,84,115 records.

e. CD-ROM database

A bibliographic database of CD-ROMs available with the member-libraries is being compiled. It has 2,281 records.

f. Union List Of Video Recordings

This is a database of cassettes available in DELNET member-libraries and has about 5,000 listings.

g. Union List Of Sound Recordings

This union list consists of audio cassette records available in member-libraries. This database has 748 records.

h. Database Of Urdu Manuscripts

A database of Urdu manuscripts available in Delhi libraries has been prepared and lists 210 manuscripts.

i. Database of Theses and Dissertations

A database of Theses and Dissertations submitted to Indian Universities has been started, which covers various subjects. The database has 44,304 records.

j. Indian Specialists’ Database: A Who’s Who

DELNET has created a database of Indian specialists which is available online to the members. This database now has 2,000 records and is growing.

k. Union List of Newspapers

The database has 70 records and contains information about the newspapers including title, name of the editor, published from, E-mail address and also the Web address of the INTERNET edition if available on the WWW.

l. DEVINSA Database

DEVINSA (Development Information Network for South Asia) is a special database on socio-economic issues. It has nearly 20,000 records of periodical articles, books and unpublished material on socio-economic issues.

m. Profile of Member-Libraries

A directory of member-libraries is available and contains information about them.

2. DELNET also provides access to

a. Cambridge Dictionaries online

b. Networked Library Of Theses and Dissertations

c. GISTNIC Databases

d. MEDLINE and other databases of NLM

e. U.S. Patents: Full Text

f. Full Text Medical Journals

g. Engineering and Technology E-Journals

h. Table of Cotents etc.

3. Interlibrary Loan and Document Delivery Services

Books can be borrowed from member libraries through DELNET.

4. Retro Conversion

DELNET undertakes retro-conversion projects periodically.

5. Reference Services

DELNET maintains a referral centre which provides reference facilities to participating libraries. This also looks after the access to the central databases and provides prompt replies.

6. Professional Service / Training

DELNET arranges tutorials,workshops, lectures, and training programmes every year from time to time besides a National Convention on Library and Information Networking (NACLIN).

DELNET also offers online information:

Announcements of the International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (IFLA) and Library Science jobs globally. This information provides inputs to library and information professionals for improving their talent and professional expertise.

7. Technical Support

DELNET adopts the latest dependable technologies in information science. This helps libraries to get advice from DELNET to adopt technologies that emerge periodically. This saves expenses and time of the member-institutions.

Delnet offers technical support to member institutions in the selection of:

a. Hardware

b. Software

c. Communication Links

d. Database Creation and

e. Technical problems faced by libraries from time-to-time

Acess Delnet Online

DELNET can be reached at http://www.delnet.nic.in