Automatic Weathering Station at NCU

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.”

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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.

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NCU Teams Win Again

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’.

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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)
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Team -2: Eye Tracker Device ( Category – Social)
Paras Tyagi (16MEU044)
Yoganshu Sanduja (16MEU77)
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Team-3: Car Parking Solution
Akash Lal – 3rd Year ME

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Value Engineering: The Game changer

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The Indian Value Engineering Society (INVEST) organized a Value engineering conference on 28and 29h Nov 2016 at Hotel Radisson, New Delhi with the theme – Value Engineering: The Game Changer. In the current environment of cut-throat competition, manufacturing and service industries warrant the exposure and application orientation to the VAVE (Value Analysis and Value Engineering) tools and techniques. This conference has focused on this aspect. The NorthCap University Gurugram’s Prof.Ravindra Ojha was invited to be a part of the panel discussion on the theme along with other notable industry leaders. It was an intense discussion amongst the panelists and subsequently with the audience. The key take away from the panel discussion for NCU is to initiate a deep exposure of VAVE to students who would be leading the industries tomorrow through their curriculum.