Debate Competition in Applied Sciences
The Excelsior Club, Department of Applied Sciences CEC organized a Debate Competition on “NEWS CHANNELS – BREAKING RULES TO GIVE BREAKING NEWS.” The objective of the competition was to enable young students seek truth from facts and improve their logical thinking ability. About 32 talented and budding orators of 1st year spoke in favor and against the motion. Every debater was cheered and clapped for their pleasing presentation and sharp arguments.
The judges Ms Smriti Sharma, Mr. Krishan Kant, Ms Prabh Simran Kaur from the education background judged the participants on the basis of their content, coherence, fluency, Lexicality and body language.
Dr. Rohit Verma , HOD Applied Sciences, spoke highly of all the debaters for their logical arguments and convincing presentation of views.
1st position : Khushi Babbar
2nd position : Raghav Thapar
3rd position : Chirag Jindal
The competition concluded with the distribution of certificates by the HOD ,Applied Sciences.
Quiz Competition in Applied Sciences
The Excelsior Club, Department of Applied Sciences CEC organized a Quiz competition on 14th September 2018 to test the technical abilities as well as general awareness of B.Tech 1st year students. The competition kicked off with a written elimination test to shortlist top 4 teams comprising of 2 students each out of 60 students. The final Quiz had 3 rounds- Account Opener, Need for Speed and Identify the Logo round. Every round was a mixed bag of questions from Science, language, Maths and BEE. The Logo round was a buzzer round which generated a lot of buzz and excitement among the audience too.
The winner team comprised of Mithil Mittal and Himanshu Agarwal. The team of Ayush Saini and Akashdeep Chatterjee won the 2nd place.
The event concluded with the distribution of Appreciation certificates to the winners as well as the participants.
Applied Science Department Organized Expert Talk on Semiconductor Physics for Engineers
An Expert Talk on Physics was conducted successfully on 14.09.2018 which was organized by Applied Science Department. Prof. S.K.Tripathi from Department of Physics, Panjab University, Chandigarh delivered the talk on the topic “Semiconductor Physics for Engineers”. The expert talk was conducted in two sessions each of one and a half hour duration. Around 260 students of B.Tech 1st year attended the lecture. The following topics were discussed by the expert:
(a) Overview of Semiconductor Materials
(b) Applications In Industry
(c) Synthesis techniques for fabricating semiconductor devices
(d) Characterization of semiconductor devices.
Applied Sciences Department organized SWAYAM classes
Applied science department organized SWAYAM classes on “Programming in C “from 21st August, 2018 to 25th August, 2018 in PPS labs. The SWAYAM lectures were delivered by Professors of various IITs and other reputed colleges.
The aim of these classes was to make the students aware regarding the usage of MOOC course-SWAYAM, its registration process, enrolling for various courses onlie and watching videos for the same.
SWAYAM (Study Webs of Active –Learning for Young Aspiring Minds) is a programme initiated by Ministry of Human Resource Development, Government of India, professors and faculties of centrally funded institutions like IITs, IIMs, central universities which will offer online courses to citizens of India.
SWAYAM MOOC is World’s Largest Free Online E-Learning Platform Portal designed to achieve the three cardinal principles of Education Policy viz., Access, Equity and Quality by covering School/Vocational, Under-Graduate, Post Graduate, Engineering and Other Professional Courses.
All courses would be offered free of cost under this programme however fees would be levied in case learner requires a certificate.
The strength of the students in different labs was 373. Ms. Meenakshi was the faculty coordinator for these classes.
ACS Club organized Exuberance 2018
The ACS (American Chemical Society) Club of Applied Science Department organized “Exuberance 2018” on 30th August, 2018 in Block-9 under ACS Student Chapter. The American Chemical Society (ACS) is the world’s largest scientific society and one of the world’s leading sources of authoritative scientific information. A nonprofit organization, chartered by Congress, ACS is at the forefront of the evolving worldwide chemistry enterprise and the premier professional home for chemists, chemical engineers and related professions around the globe.
The event was a great success as it involved the herculean efforts made by ACS coordinator Dr Meena Devi, Assistant Professor (Chemistry) and also due to the unflinching support of HOD, Applied Sciences Dr Rohit Verma.
A kaleidoscopic energy packed technical and cultural programme comprised of Group Dance, Singing, Skit, Bhangra, Debugging, Open Mic, Group Discussion, Pub G, Cross-fit, Nail Art, Treasure Hunt, Rangoli, Poster Making, Chemistry Quiz, Chemistry Projects and Tick –Tocker. It was an eye-catching extravaganza for all to enjoy. The Cultural Programme and Award giving Ceremony was held at 2pm in Seminar Hall of Block-9. Winners were awarded with cash prizes, trophies and certificates.
Earlier, Hon’ble Chairman CGC, S. Satnam Singh Sandhu inaugurated the Event by lighting the Lamp, symbol of knowledge. He advised the young participants to inculcate the scientific temperament in life as it is the need of the modern age. He also advised the students to work with honesty and hard work so as to prepare themselves for future placements. He further told the students that CGC aims at achieving excellent placements for the students and there are many more companies in the pipeline which are expected for placement drives in near future.
Addressing the students on this occasion, Director Academics Dr. J S Khattra encouraged the students to participate in various activities so that their hidden talent could be recognized. He also said that the students should participate in competitions with the true spirit of sportsmanship without bothering the results.
Congratulating the winners, the Dean Students’ Welfare Ms. Gagandeep Bhullar also emphasized in her speech the positive role of such activities in the all- round development of the personality of the students.
HOD, Applied Sciences, Dr. Rohit Verma congratulated all the participants of the event, prize winners and the faculty members for organizing such a wonderful event.
Industrial Visit organized to Cyclotron Facility, Panjab University Chandigarh
1st year students of B.Tech Computer Science Engineering visited Cyclotron Facility, Panjab University, Chandigarh on 20th August, 2018. The visit was organized by Applied Science Department of Chandigarh Engineering College. The visit generated an excitement among students as they got a chance to learn something outside the confines of college walls. They were accompanied by Dr. Sham Singh, Assistant Professor and Lab Instructor Mr. Gurinder Singh, Applied Sciences Department. The team of students and faculty were welcomed by Mr. Ashok Kumar (Lab Incharge) and research scholar Mr. Shanshank Kumar of Punjab University, Chandigarh. He provided a brief introduction of Cyclotron, followed by an informative session on “charged atomic and subatomic particles”. He explained how charged atomic and subatomic particles are accelerated by an alternating electric field while following an outward spiral or circular path in a magnetic field. This low-energy cyclotron at Panjab University, Chandigarh was installed with the renovated components of the variable energy cyclotron from University of Rochester, New York, USA. This machine is a single Dee classical cyclotron with a variable frequency in the range of 10–20 MHz. Overall it was a wonderful experience for the students.
Excelsior Club organized Singing Competition
The Excelsior Club, Department of Applied Sciences organized a Solo Song Competition on 24th August 2018 to bring out the Singing talent of 1st year students. A total of 20 students
participated in the event. The students sang a variety of songs making the atmosphere melodious. They entertained the audience with their enthralling performance showing their mastery of voice modulation, pitch, rhythm, and tone. The panel of judges included some of the senior students of CEC- Harshit, Rahul, and Vanshika who had acclaimed recognition and won many prestigious awards at the state level and national level in the field of music and singing. The participants were all appreciated by the judges and faculty and the winners were awarded certificates to embolden them.
The winners of the competition we're :
1st position – Toshib
2nd position – Avinash Mathur
3rd position – Kritika and Tanveer Kaur
Applied Science Department organized Industrial Visit on 8th August 2018
A team of 57 students of B.Tech 1st semester Mechanical Engineering along with our faculty member Mr. Vikasdeep Singh Mann visited Guru Gobind Singh Super Thermal Power Plant, Ropar on 8th August, 2018. The Applied Science Department of CEC organizes various industrial visits for the practical exposure and understanding of engineering students. Since it was the first industrial visit of these new students it generated a lot of excitement among the students. Visiting the real life environment provided them a better understanding of the practical work field. Students got a very clear idea about the working structure of the power plant thereby providing them the practical edge and thorough understanding. It was a wonderful experience for the students.
Industrial Visit organized for Mechanical Engineering Students
1st year students of B.Tech Mechanical Engineering visited Guru Gobind Singh Super Thermal Power Plant, Ropar on 6th August, 2018. The visit was organized by Applied Science Department of Chandigarh Engineering College. The visit generated an excitement among students as they got a chance to learn something outside the confines of college walls. It added to a source of entertainment as well. The gap between theoretical learning and practical exposure is actually bridged by industrial visits. A total of 52 students visited Thermal Power Plant. They were accompanied by Mr. Tejpreet Bedi, Assistant Professor, Mechanical Engineering Department. The team of students and faculty were welcomed by Mr. Suminder Singh (JE) of Thermal Power Plant, Ropar. He provided a brief introduction of GGSSTP, Nuhon ( Ropar) followed by an informative session on “How electricity is generated” by Mr N. Malhotra. Overall it was a wonderful experience for the students.
INDUSTRIAL VISIT TO GURU GOBIND SINGH SUPER THERMAL POWER PLANT
Applied Science Department of Chandigarh Engineering College organized an Industrial Visit for B.Tech 1st semester Mechanical Engineering students to Thermal Power Plant, Ropar on 2nd August 2018. The purpose of this industrial visit was to bridge the gap between class room teachings and corporate world. It provided hand on knowledge on organizational structure and modes of operation in different industries to the new students. Such visits help to enhance interpersonal skills and communication techniques. Students become more aware of industry practices and regulations during industry visits as it broaden the outlook of students with exposure to different workforces from different industries. Mr. Tejpreet Bedi, Assistant Professor of Mechanical Department accompanied the students to the visit. A total of 62 students visited Thermal Power Plant, Ropar.
CGC BOYS PARTICIPATE IN YOUTH LEADERSHIP TRAINING CAMP
15 students of CGC, Landran, out of those 10 boys from Chandigarh Engineering College, participated in the “Youth Leadership Training Camp” organized by I.K.G Punjab Technical University from 24th July to 31st July 2018 at McLeodganj under the guidance of Mr. Mohit Bector, Assistant Professor in the Department of Applied Sciences. The objective of this camp was to inculcate the required leadership traits among the youth of colleges. The camp played a very crucial role in the development of youth as it was followed by academic sessions and cultural sessions under which various sensitive topics like Cons of Drugs, Education system disparity etc. were discussed.
Apart from the academic and Non-academic activities, campers were taken to morning walk and trekking on daily basis so as to keep them fit and energized. The students participated with full enthusiasm under rigorous discipline. Imroz Hunjan of CGC was declared one of the best campers and Mr. Mohit Bector was assigned the duty of Camp Commandant. Participation certificates were awarded to all the campers.
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.