NCU-ISHRAE Student Chapter’s team comprising of Tanyam and Jitendra Verma, Dept of Mechanical Engineering, won the 1st RunnerUp Trophy in the Quarter Finals of aQUEST HVAC QUIZ- 2018 (The Ultimate Engineering face-off) organized by the Department of Mechanical Engineering, FET, MRIIRS on 19 January 2018 in association with ISHRAE (Indian Society of Heating, Refrigeration & Air-conditioning Engineers) for BTech students, sponsored by Hitachi.
Tanyam and Jitendra will now participate in the Semi-final Round that will take place later in the month of January 2018 in Pune and Finals will be held during ACREX 2018 in Bangalore from 22-24 Feb 2018 with 50% sponsorship by Hitachi.
13 teams from renowned Universities and colleges of North India participated in the aQUEST HVAC QUIZ- 2018 competition.
Mr Manoj K Gopaliya and Mr Satnam Singh, Dept of Mechanical Engineering were on externship in Federal Mogul, Bhiwadi Plant from 1–2 Dec 2017. This plant is manufacturing valve seats and guides for car engines and exports to automobile giants such as Maruti and Ford. Faculty members got an opportunity to see their world class manufacturing facility for various components and advance manufacturing process such as sintering.
During the interaction with the HR Manager, the team requested him to conduct pre-placement interviews for NCU’s pre-final year students and to engage some students on live industrial projects. This request was accepted and the Dept of ME is looking forward to a more fruitful engagement with the industry in the near future.
Mr B K Bhayana, DGM-Marketing, Delta Electronics India Pvt Ltd delivered a guest lecture on ‘Mechatronics and Robotics for Industrial processes’ to BTech Final year Mechanical Engineering students studying ‘Mechatronics & Robotics (MEL459)’ on 30 Oct 2017. Mr Bhayana discussed the importance of integration of different core discipline systems into multidisciplinary systems and cited many real life industry examples and case studies of synergistic approach of different systems to solve problems.
He also shared his vast experience in the field of variable speed drives. As a requirement of skills in designing of new Mechatronics systems for automation and increasing applications of robotics in industries, Mr Bhayana exhorted students to enhance their skills in this field. The session was very informative and interactive.
Indian Meteorological Department (IMD), Govt. of India, has approved the installation of an ‘Automatic Weathering Station’ (AWS) on The NorthCap University Campus, Gurugram. AWS is an automated type of weathering station which records real time data about weathering parameters like rainfall, humidity, sea level pressure, wind speed, wind direction, insulation, maximum and minimum temperature. Prof. Pramila Goyal, Distinguished Professor Emeritus, NCU says, “There is a deficit in real time weathering data collection in India, and the data obtained from AWS will be very useful for effectively monitoring and recording weathering parameters for research works related to environment assessment for BTech, MTech, and PhD students. Rainfall data obtained from the AWS will also be useful for regional farmers.”
The process of installation of AWS in NCU has already begun. Mr Sanjeev Tyagi, IMD visited NCU campus on 12 May 2017 and investigated a number of suitable sites for installation of AWS and has proposed a suitable site in the workshop area. Mr Sanjeev Tyagi says, “Govt. of India is focused on transition of weathering stations from manual to automatic due to its high range applicability. Currently there are only 675 AWS installed in India and nearly every district in India has been installed with an AWS.” He has affirmed that AWS equipment is likely to be installed at NCU within four to five months. Mr Tyagi also explained to the faculties of the Dept of Civil & Environmental Engineering the detailed methodology of processing data parameters obtained from AWS. The general public can also access the data from any AWS station in India through the IMD website.
It is a well-known fact that air quality of Gurugram is a matter of serious concern. The need of the hour is to have effective environmental policies for which reliable meteorological data is required. To enhance the assessment of air quality, Dept of Civil & Environmental Engineering discussed the need and scope of installing an ‘Air Quality Monitoring’ equipment at NCU, Gurugram.
Prof.R Singh (Honorary Distinguished Professor, The NorthCap University Academy Professor, Dept of Mechanical & Aero Engineering and OSU Emeritus Academy Director, NSF Smart Vehicle Concepts Center, The Ohio State University, Columbus, USA) visited NCU on 9 May 2017 to conduct a Faculty Development Programme on research, funding and publications, in Mechanical Engineering Department. The FDP was attended by 18 faculty members and research scholars. Prof. Singh interacted with the Pro VC and ended the mentorship programme with interaction with the Pro-Chancellor.
He engaged faculty members with exhaustive discussion on varied topics like, origins of research problems, formulation of research problems, resources or funding needed for research activities, scholarly publications and research credentials, elements of publications, independent work vs. collaborative, team oriented research, publication ethics. Prof. Singh gave significant guidance to pursue research and gain recognition. He discussed about innovation paradigms with mechanism to generate a highly skilled workforce for tomorrow. He also shared upcoming R&D topics for vehicle trends and needs along with role of academic research from students, faculty, industry/government perspective. He shared common academic research examples which were highly appreciated specially by the faculty members who are planning to register for the PhD programme. Prof. Singh visited the labs of the Department of Mechanical Engineering where he gave valuable inputs like modification in approach to conduct practical in the collaborative manner where a practical would need knowledge of more than one course to be performed.
IDEA (Inspiring and Developing Entrepreneurial Acumen) was organised by GD Goenka University on 7 April 2017. Teams from various universities took part in the competition including students from NCU, Gurugram who took part in ‘Ideas and Presentation’.
There were a total of seven categories in which the students of NCU took part and became one of the major competitors in all these events. Seven teams took part in the competition and three of the teams outshone the tough competition to become the winners.
The felicitation ceremony saw a large number of awards going the NorthCap University’s way. Not only was it a proud moment for the teams which took part but the students left a mark on all the competitors and faculty present.
The teams of Northcap University won three Prizes. The teams which won are:
Team -1: Guardian Angel (Category – Product )
Gaurav Saini (16MEU023)
Kumar Abhijeet (16MEU036)
Team -2: Eye Tracker Device ( Category – Social)
Paras Tyagi (16MEU044)
Yoganshu Sanduja (16MEU77)
Team-3: Car Parking Solution
Akash Lal – 3rd Year ME
The National Institute of Technical Teachers Training & Research NITTTR, Chandigarh offers Faculty Training Programmes in a wide variety of areas to train teachers, propagate ICT skills and induction training programmes to improve quality of technical education at NCU (Nodal Centre). The Dept of EECE organized a short term course in association with NITTTR Chandigarh on ‘Embedded World through ICT’ from 21 to 24 March 2017 at The NorthCap University, Gurugram. The programme was designed around the following major topics:
- Introduction to Micro-controllers like PIC,
- AVR, Embedded processor
- Reconfigurable devices like MMX series, MIPS, ARM
- System on Chip
- Applications specific Integrated Circuits,
- Modelling of multi-processors systems
- Applications of embedded system designing includes Wireless Sensor & their networking
The Course upgraded knowledge and programming skills of the faculty, research scholars and technical staff of the Dept of EECE. The course included interfacing of PIC with the real world and the latest trends in embedded systems in IoT and Android Platform used in industrial applications. The training was coordinated by Ms Amanpreet Kaur, Nodal Coordinator, Dept of EECE.