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 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.
The Computer Society of India (CSI), Student Chapter organized a gaming event on 9 February 2017, during the Club Week. The objective of the event was to motivate students to learn and apply the current trends. Several games were developed by CSE 1st year students ‘Star Wars’ by Ranjeet Singh Rajput, ‘Ninja Warrior’ by Ravi Rathee, ‘Platform’ by Ravi Kundu, ‘Bounce’ by Rohit Chahar and ‘Walking Dead’ by Pulkit Talwar. Students and faculty from various branches came forward enthusiastically to play the games. All the developers were awarded prizes.
The event was coordinated by Rachita Gupta and Rahul under guidance of Dr A Charan Kumari, CSI Students Branch Counsellor.
CSI, Student Chapter organized a one hour awareness session for 1st and 2nd Year computer science students on 7 Feb 2017 at The Northcap University – Best engineering university in India. The objective of the session was to make students aware of competitions and opportunities for which they can gear themselves up.
Abhay Abraham and Urvika Gola, CSE 3rd Year, had an interactive session with CSI students. Abhay gave a live-demo on how to get started with competitive programming through enrolling on platforms like ‘HackerRank’. Abhay also gave a brief introduction to LISP programming language and taught lines of code using LISP.
Urvika talked about her experience being an Open Source Developer at Outreachy as an intern. She explained on ‘How to get started with Open Source’. She also briefed about the selection procedure and the work she is doing using Android Development and Java in her project.
This session was coordinated by Dr Prachi Ahlawat for the benefit of CSI students.
“I feel privileged to be part of The NorthCap University’s growing family. After pursuing the competitive BTech programme in Electronics and Communication Engineering, working for a US based Multinational Company dealing in electronic design automation for electric engineering and electronics is a dream come true for me! I still remember my initial days at the university when my professors introduced me to various subjects in this area of study. Of all the subjects, I developed a special interest in Digital & VLSI Design. It was under the guidance and supervision of Dr. Neerja Kr. Shukla that I got the opportunity to develop this interest further. He encouraged and motivated me to undertake various research projects, trainings and workshops. He trained me and helped me grow professionally. I dedicate my job with a Rs 10 lakh plus package at a leading EDA company to him, the Dept of EECE and the University!”
Dr. Pankaj Attri visited The NorthCap University, Gurgaon on 25th Jan, 2017 and delivered a guest lecture on “Plasma Technology: A Greener Remediation for Environmental and Health Problems“. He is currently a Research Professor at Plasma Bioscience Research Center and Assistant Professor at Department of Electrical and Biological Physics, Kwangwoon University, Seoul (South Korea). He is a visiting Professor at Graduate School of Information, Science and Electrical Engineering, Kyushu University, Fukuoka, Japan. He is also an Associate Editor for “Scientific Reports” journal by “Nature publishing group.” He is a recipient of Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS) research grant, one of the prestigious research awards known worldwide. He has made significant and outstanding contribution to science as evidenced by more than 74 research publications in SCI indexed journals, 6 international book chapters with H index = 22 and citations > 1700.
Dr. Pankaj Attri visited The NorthCap University, Gurgaon on 25th Jan, 2017 and delivered a guest lecture on “Plasma Technology: A Greener Remediation for Environmental and Health Problems”. He is currently a Research Professor at Plasma Bioscience Research Center and Assistant Professor at Department of Electrical and Biological Physics, Kwangwoon University, Seoul (South Korea). He is a visiting Professor at Graduate School of Information, Science and Electrical Engineering, Kyushu University, Fukuoka, Japan. He is also an Associate Editor for “Scientific Reports” journal by “Nature publishing group.” He is a recipient of Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS) research grant, one of the prestigious research awards known worldwide. He has made significant and outstanding contribution to science as evidenced by more than 74 research publications in SCI indexed journals, 6 international book chapters with H index = 22 and citations > 1700. During his talk, Dr. Attri discussed about plasma and interacted with the B.Tech students about the upcoming technologies based on plasma. He briefed about the applications of plasma for health and water purification. His talk gave an exposure to the students about the newer approaches of plasma in different scientific areas. The event was coordinated by Dr Bharti Arora, Dy Dean-RDIL.
During his talk, Dr. Attri discussed about plasma and interacted with the B.Tech students about the upcoming technologies based on plasma. He briefed about the applications of plasma for health and water purification. His talk gave an exposure to the students about the newer approaches of plasma in different scientific areas. The event was coordinated by Dr Bharti Arora, Dy Dean-RDIL.