AICTE Sponsored Three day FDP for Student Induction Program
A three day Faculty Development Program for induction of new batches of Engineering students was held at CGC campus, Landran from 29th June to 1st July 2018. Sponsored by AICTE, the main objective of this unique program was to induce comfort and confidence among the students to enable them to adjust to the new environment before the actual start of academic classes. A total of about 127 faculty members from various regional institutions affiliated to PTU attended this program.
As customary, the event started with a ceremonial lighting of the lamp together by all the dignitaries present on the occasion.
Prof.Raminder Singh Uppal, Associate Professor BBSBEC, Fatehgarh Sahib, in his opening address, apprised the faculty members about this newly designed AICTE Student Induction Program in educating and guiding the students to achieve their natural potential.
Dr. R K Soni, Director and Regional Officer, NWRO-AICTE, Chandigarh who was the chief guest for this program, highlighted the role of AICTE in reviewing and changing the educational and training curriculum from time to time to cater to their needs in the fast changing technological and industrial requirement.
Sh. Satnam Singh Sandhu, Honourable Chairman,CGC during his address, emphasised upon the need of making changes in the teaching learning process and appreciated the efforts of AICTE for launching the Student Induction Programwhich is the best platform to understand the minds of the students.
Dr.VikasDhawan, Director Principal, CEC stressed upon the challenging factors like ability, motivation and attitude and the role of faculty as motivators who can act as smart plugs to bring out the inbuilt potential of the students to achieve the desired goal in the best possible manner.
Day 1 of the program started with a video conference by Prof. Rajeev Sangal, Director IIT-BHU to introduce to the faculty, the aims, objectives and content of the Induction program, creative processes, relationships and other social issues including physical fitness.
This was followed by a number of sessions by Prof. R S Uppal, Associate Professor BBSBEC, Fatehgarh Sahib. Dr.Uppal emphasised the need to sensitize the students about the wide range of issues relating to human values like self-exploration,peer pressure,self-confidence, relationships, and society including physical activities to address the concerns of the incoming under graduate engineering students to achieve their holistic development.
Continuing the session on Day 2, Dr.Uppal further highlighted the values of” Trust” and “Respect “to build up harmonious relationship between the faculty and the students.
Day 2 ended with a session on ART OF LIVING conducted by a team of experts headed by Ms Paulomi Mukherji. The team involved all the faculty members in doing simple exercises, meditation,breathing techniques to enable them to eliminate stress and create inner happiness. They further advised the faculty to introduce these tools to the students during their Induction program so that they can make it their way of life.
Day 3 started with a recapitulation of the previous sessions held during the last two days.Dr.R S Uppal , in his nest session elaborated about the canvas of life which revolves around certain essential components of human life which includes self & body, Family, Society and Nature as these are very important for the mental and physical health of any individual.
Speaking on the concluding day of the program, Dr. Manoj K Arora, Director PEC,who was the Guest of Honor appreciated the joint efforts of AICTE and CGC in organizing such a program which would make a good base for the students to follow their academic pursuits.
Dr. R K Soni, Director & Regional Officer AICTE expressed his happiness and satisfaction about the successful completion of the FDP for induction of students and hoped that the students would further gain from this training workshop for the faculty. He further appreciated the contribution and support given by CGC management.
The 3 Day program concluded with a vote of thanks by Dr. Vikas Dhawan, Director Principal CEC.
Guest Lecture on Spectroscopy and its Applications
Dr. K. S. Viswanathan, a distinguished Professor from IISER (Indian Institute of Science Education & Research) Mohali, specializing in the area of Spectroscopy addressed the Faculty and students of Department of Applied Sciences, Chandigarh Engineering College, and Mohali on 09 March 2018 for CSE( 200 students) and IT( 176 students ) branches. The lecture were delivered in two sessions.
The learned speaker dwelled on a wide range of applications of Spectroscopy in modern technological age. His lecture was heard with rapt attention by the students as it included several real life illustrations. Dr K. S. Viswanathan is well known for excellence in imparting education in the field of Chemical Sciences. Dr K. S. Viswanathan has won many awards and published numerous scholarly papers in national and international journals.
National Science Day Celebrated
The Excelsior Club, Department of Applied Sciences celebrated “National Science Day” on 28th February 2018 to promote scientific temperament among the students. Approximately 250 students participated in various events.This day is celebrated each year to mark the discovery of the Raman effect by Indian physicist Sir C V Raman on 28 February 1928 for which he was awarded Nobel Prize in Physics in 1930.Many technical, non technical and cultural events were conducted on this occasion to mark the day. The students prepared many innovative science projects which were judged by a panel of eminent judges. The winners were awarded with cash prizes, trophies and certificates by Dr. Vikas Dhawan, Director Principal ,CEC .
Industrial Visit of ACS Students
The ACS(American Chemical Society) Club of Applied Sciences Department of Chandigarh Engineering College organized Industrial visit to Ludhiana Beverages Private Limited ( LBPL) – Ludhiana exclusively for 80 ACS students on 10th February 2018. The visit was organized with an initiative of ACS club co-coordinator- Dr. Meena Devi and two other faculty members Ms.Monika Sharma and Dr. Bikramjit Singh under the able guidance of Dr. Ajay Vashisht, Head of the department. Organizing Industrial visits, which are a vital part of the curriculum, is a regular feature at CGC, Landran that aims to make its students aware about the latest industry and corporate standards. It helps to bridge the gap between classroom and the real working world. The purpose of this industrial visit was that the students should get the basic knowledge about the working of industry, and to learn about it to modify their skills and abilities accordingly. The visit also provided first-hand knowledge about the organizational structure and modes of operation of the industry.