A 3 days Executive Development programme on ‘Smart and Sustainable Building Materials’ was organized by the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering dated 31 May, 4 and 7 June 2019. The EDP observed the participation of twelve participants from Raj Darbar Realty Pvt Ltd from their different field offices located at Hisar, Agra and NCR region. The event commenced with a brief introductory remark by Prof. Prem Vrat, Pro Chancellor & Professor of Eminence, NCU and Prof. HB Raghavendra, Professor, CEE and Vice Chancellor, NCU on the prime importance of the smart and sustainable practices in the avenue of Civil Engineering and the need to conduct EDPs.
The event proceeded with sessions by subject matter experts and faculty of the department Dr Archanaa Dongre, Dr Vaishali Sahu, Mr Lokesh Choudhary, Mr Shubham Bansal, Mr Diptendu Roy, and Industry Expert Mr Sahil Sachdeva, Partner (Levell Upp Consultancy & Construction). The topics of the sessions ranged from Construction Problems on Field & their technical solutions, mix design of special concretes, Innovative, Smart, Sustainable Building Materials & Practices, Field exercises on Levelling using Total Station, Hands on Training on test of essential building materials as per IS codal provisions, Construction Practices with Prefabricated structures, Labour handling and managing issues at site, to even Honing Design Thinking, Creativity and Creating and Managing Work Life Balance through Meditation respectively.
The sessions helped participants in grasping different skill sets and concepts in the field of Civil Engineering. It was coordinated and organized by Mr Lokesh Choudhary, Assistant Professor, CEE & Dr Vaishali Sahu, Assistant Professor, CEE.
On 17 May 2019, 50th World Telecommunication and Information Society Day was celebrated at The NorthCap University in collaboration with the Institution of Engineers (India)- IEI society, Faridabad.
The team of engineering graduates with an experience of 3-5 decades from IEI, Faridabad comprising of Chairman, Honorary Secretary, Convener and Joint Convener, Technical committee graced the occasion. Sh Subhash Chander, Chairman IEI Local Centre, Faridabad and Dr HB Raghavendra, Vice Chancellor, NCU welcomed the audience.
Mr Sandeep Handa, Founder-Director of Consultancy SailOn with more than 33 years of experience and Mr Rajat Gupta, Director in IP and Optics Business Division of Nokia Corporation with 25 years of experience in the telecom industry presented on ‘Bridging the Standardization Gap’ and ‘Software-Defined Networking (SDN) technology’ respectively.
The presentation brought in front their ideas, approach and most importantly, their experience in terms of industry roles, focusing on their commitment of connecting people from all over the world. Mr Handa talked about standardization in telecom industry and role of International Telecommunication Union (ITU) and Mr Gupta discussed in details about Software-Defined Networking (SDN) technology-which is an approach to network management in order to improve network performance and monitoring.
Students belonging from the streams of ECE/CSE/ME demonstrated their projects where they were evaluated and awarded with the prize money of Rs 10,000 (sponsored by Institution of Engineers (India) Faridabad with certificates. Projects like DTMF Controlled Robo Car and Google Assistant Based LED scrolling matrix’, ‘Air pollution detector and purifier’, ‘Arduino based floor cleaning robot’ etc. were awarded with the consolation prize accompanied with ‘The Mango Project’, ‘Smart meal card’ and ‘Automatic parking system with empty slot detection’ bagged first, second and third positions respectively.
The event was coordinated by Dr Vandana (Faculty adviser (IEI)), Dr Sharda and Dr Yogita along with student coordinators of Students’ chapter of IEI, department of EECE.
The green we sow, the more we grow.
With the same will and dedication, the department of Civil and Environmental Engineering celebrated The World Environment Day on 5 th June 2019. Dr Archanaa Dongre, HOD, C&EE stressed upon the segregation of dry waste, starting from our homes. Mr Lokesh Choudhary, Faculty, C&EE addressed everyone, expressing how important the day is. Following with that, the staff and faculty members took a pledge owing to environment navigation towards the steps that we should take to reduce pollution. The event ended by
planting some saplings and contribute in the least possible manner by the HODs, faculty members and staff.
To structure the course of high-end education, the department of EECE has organized a six week skill development summer programme starting from 18 May 2019 on Internet of Things and Artificial intelligence. The training modules are delivered by Dr Shriram KV, “Intel IoT Innovator” and “Intel Software Innovator” group, Dr Baskar and Mr Vamsee. It gives student a hands-on experience in embedded system, Linux, Internet of Things, Cloud computing, Azure, Python with Numpy, Pandas and Scipy along with machine learning for IoT.
4th May 2019, The NorthCap University organized Farewell for the final year students which was attended by Prof. Prem Vrat (Pro Chancellor), Dr HB Raghavendra (Vice Chancellor), Prof. Swaran Ahuja (Dean Academics),Col. Bikram Mohanty (Registrar), HODs and faculty. Every beginning has an end and every end is a new beginning said the Vice Chancellor. The day witnessed heart-warming performances by the Encore Musical Group of the University and bhangra performance by students. Though there was an atmosphere of joy and excitement, yet it was tinged with nostalgia. Adding further gravitas with sweet frolics here and there, juniors distributed the titles as a token of their love and thanks for the memories.
On 25 and 26 May 2019, a Himalayan Innovation challenge under the theme ‘Startups for Himalayas’ was organized by IIT Mandi in which 52 teams from different states were selected. Mr Diptendu Roy, Assistant Professor, CEE and Mr Polepally Govardhan, PhD scholar, representing The NorthCap University presented their Innovative idea of a sustainable brick unit by the name “CSERB- Smart brick” in front of illustrious panel members of the IIT mandi Catalyst. Mr Saurabh Mittal, Senior Advisory, IIT Mandi Catalyst shared his experience of how an idea can be transformed into a finished product, how a finished product will cater the market and stated the importance of
incubation in the whole process of innovation.
It was an experience that guided via suggestions to move forward, preparing business models, carrying out tests and filling the patents.
The Social club of School of Management organized a three day’s donation drive from 10-12 April 2019 with the motto #Bringonegiveone. Students, faculty and other members from the staff joined hands for this Nobel cause by donating non-perishable food items, stationery, used toys, clothing, medicines and other useful items which were then supplied to the Slums in Gurugram. The event was coordinated by Dr Jahanvi Bansal and Ms Mahima Anand. (SOM2019O003)
On 13 & 14 April 2019, a National Client Consultation Competition (L’ÈGALITÈ) was organized at Bennett University , Times of India Group , Greater Noida in which our students from School of Law, Amardeep Chahal and Mayank Dahiya participated and reached to the National Stage and bagged runners up position.
The competition had participants from 15 different law schools and it staged the simulated lawyer/client interview where participants were marked on their performance by a panel of expert judges on the basis of Law of Contract , Law of Torts , Motor Vehicle Act , Family Law and Personal Law. Congratulations to the students for making us proud.
International Model United Nation (MUN) was organised by Jamia Milia Islamia University, Delhi on 6 & 7 April 2019 with the participation of more than 300 delegates from 15 different Countries. Students from The NorthCap University participated and Karan Kataria, BBA L.L.B, 2 nd year secured 1st prize with the Best Delegate award in representing Atal Bihari Vajpayee in Historical All India Political Party Meet.