YEAR 4| ISSUE 4| JANUARY 2016
Editorâ€™s Take ...
Dear Reader Every issue of the G-Post is special as the students at the university scale new heights and set new standards. Beginning months of the year the students walked on a path of international exposure , industry interactions, skill oriented trainings and workshops.
Mr. Suneel Galgotia (Chancellor)
Under the guidance of Pro Vice Chancellor Dr. Renu Luthra the faculty made sure that the university groomed the GU students to be leaders and entrepreneurs . Dr. Luthra personally took care this session to mentor the young and
energetic GU faculty to achieve the university's targets of academic excellence . Winter bloomed as the campus witnessed students participating in International Student Exchange programs , Great Debates, Film Festivals and Science Conferences. Am sure you will enjoy this copy too. Happy Reading !
Mr. Dhruv Galgotia (CEO)
Shuchi Yadav, Chief Editor, G-Post Assistant Professor School of Media & Communications Studies Galgotias University
Dr. Renu Luthra (Pro Vice Chancellor)
Editorial Board Ms. Shuchi Yadav, Chief Editor
Mr. Umesh Jamwal, SOME
Ms. Himani Bansal, SCSE
Mr. Jagon J. Babu, SON
Ms. Shivani Rajoria, SCSE
Mr. Arvind Nath Sinha, SOFC
Ms. Shilpa Choudhary, SEECE
Dr. Kiran Rai, SOL
Mrs. Nidhi S. Natrajan, SOB
Ms. Garima Mishra, SMCS
Ms. Poornima Tejpal, GIMT
Ms. Namita Singh, SLLL
Ms. Fehmina Kalique, SOL
Ms. Suchi Rastogi, SLLL
Mrs. Vinnie Mathur (Dean, Studentsâ€™Affairs)
IN THIS ISSUE
Pro Vice-Chancellor’s Message…………………….4 Global Presence: Educational Trip to Singapore..........................5 Nirmaan Youth Parliament: Growing Strong…………...5 GU Students at Aaj Tak…………….....6 Forensis Agora : National Conference ………..7 Media Students Shining…………………………………...8 Workshops at GU…………...…..9
Students at Great Debate, British High Commission...10
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Pro Vice Chancellor’s Message Education at Galgotias University stresses on devel-oping the students’ thinking process, positive attitude, risk taking ability, tolerance of ambiguity and an ability to work with professionals from multicultural and diverse backgrounds. Like every year the students this year too are full of fresh ideas and immense energy. The goals are set – with highly qualified and committed faculty, the students are in the process of being groomed to be leaders in the outside world.
Prof. (Dr.) Renu Luthra Pro Vice Chancellor
In pursuit of attaining just the right academic and industry balance, the university provides immense opportunity to the students to interact with experts from a variety of fields in the form of seminars, workshops and conferences held nationally and internationally. Round the year there are events organized for and by the students related to photography, filmmaking, music and dance, theatre etc . It gives me immense pleasure to congratulate the editorial team of G-Post which continuously strives to bring out this newsletter to showcase the university’s achievements comprehensively. With every passing issue , I am sure the readers will find the newsletter even more informative and interactive. All the Best ! Best Regards Dr. Renu Luthra
Global Presence: Educational Trip To Singapore Ashish Lath , Shivam Gupta ( BBA , Ist Year Students ) and Rhythm Kaushal ( B.Tech, IInd ) got the opportunity to represent Galogotias University at “ Tomorrow’s India Where Culture Unite, Knowledge evolves and business transcends boundaries”- an event organized in Singapore from Jan 2426, 2016. The event was a platform for start-ups and young entrepreneurs, showcasing India's entrepreneurial strength, opportunities for collaboration and innovations besides emphasizing into Entrepreneurship, Urban Planning, Marketing & Mass Communication in Singapore by leading academics and top universities like NTU and NUS."
Nirmaan Youth Parliamnet : Growing Strong
After laying it’s foundation in 2015, Galgotias University’s youth parliament ‘Nirmaan’ returned for its second edition in January 2016.This Youth Parliament which was promoted to the status of a student’s club following its success became Asia's largest Youth Parliament. Under the dynamic leadership of Mr. Dhruv Galgotia and Ms. Vinnie Khanna Mathur, Nirmaan entered an understanding with SheffMUN, the MUN conducted by University of Sheffield and backed by Mr. David Cameron himself to promote international dialogue to counter-act violence in the youth.The team worked for social causes, conducted awareness drives, photo series compilations and donation campaigns for orphanages in Greater Noida and received exclusive invitations to events with elite gathering on a regular basis, including the launch of WWF India volunteer program, Naayika by Kala Drishti foundation et al. The Nirmaan team also participated in an exclusive dialogue with Shri NP Singh, the DM of Gautam Buddhanagar, an interactive session with Mr. Ronnie Screwvala (MD, UTV entertainment India) and Justice Shiva Kirti Singh, Hon. Judge, Supreme court of India.
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GU Students at â€˜Aaj Takâ€™ Students of the School of Media and Communications Studies participated in the special debate show of Aaj Tak 'Sadda Haq'. Deputy Editor Anjana Om Kashyap anchored an engaging panel discussion on the issue of denial of women rights in the Shani Shingnapur temple row. Around 1000 women, led by women activist Trupti Desai of the Bhumata Rangranai Brigade, tried to enter the Shani Shingnapur Temple in Pune , on the occasion of Republic Day. But were denied permission to worship there. The panel discussion was an attempt to question the gender bias existing in society on women rights. Students participated actively in questioning the panelists about the restrictions imposed on women freedom. The idea was to highlight that the society must break the centuries-old traditions to allow women equal rights as men living in Indian society. Anjana Om Kashyap personally interacted with the Galgotias students studying TV journalism and production, quickly pointing out to them the significance of asking the right kind of questions in a television debate show.
Forensis Agora 2016 National Conference on Forensic Science and Criminalistics
The division of Forensic Science, School of Basic and Applied Sciences, Galgotias University, organised a two day National Conference on Forensic Science and Criminalistics on 21st- 22nd April, 2016. The conference provided the opportunity to bring together the scientific community involved in the various aspects of criminal investigation. The idea was to share and discuss the various developments in this field. The conference was inaugurated by Hon. Justice Shri K. G. Balakrishnan, Former Chief Justice of India, Former Chairman National Human Rights Commission along with Prof. B.V. Babu, Vice Chancellor, Galgotias University and Prof. Renu Luthra, Pro-Vice Chancellor, Galgotias University. The conference highlighted the importance of forensic science in the criminal justice system and emphasized upon the opening of new and more forensic science laboratories in the country. Keynote speaker Dr. S.B. Upadhyay, Director, Forensic Science Laboratory, Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh, accentuated the â€œCrime Scene Investigation Proceduresâ€?. The concluding session for the conference was grazed by the presence of Dr. R.K. Sarin, Director, FSL, Delhi, who shared his work on Forensic Toxicology with the participants. The organizing committee for the conference was headed by Prof. (Dr.) Sally Lukose, Dean, School of Basic and Applied Sciences with Dr. Prashant Agrawal, Dr. Priti Sharma, Ms. Vinny Sharma, Mr. Saroj Kumar Amar, Dr. Rajeev Kumar, Dr. Amitabh Biswas, Dr. Mamta and Ms. Neeharika Srivastava.
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Media Students Shining ‘MANTHAN’ 2016 Students of the School of Media and Communication Studies proved their mettle in the media fest Manthan organized by ISOMES in March. The festival was graced by several filmstars, politicians and mediapersons like Ms Anurradha Prasad (CMD BAGNETWORK24), Mr. Subhash Ghai (filmmaker), Col. Rajyavardhan Rathore (I& B MoS ) and Ms. Nalini Singh (senior journalist) who engaged in an ice – breaking interactive sessions with the students from across universities and colleges. Manish Sisodia, Deputy Chief Minister of Delhi and Bhupendra Chaubey, TV Journalist, both graced the stage and had meaningful conversations with the audience present. Students participated and bagged prizes in various competitions like Radio Hunt, TV News writing and creative writing. They also participated in performing arts events where they put up a meaningful dance drama as well as a street play. The fashion team also put forward a ramp show fusing empowerment and couture and won an award for their genius incorporation. Manjeet Kumar, Hrithik Upadhay and Gourav Sharma proved their mettle by winning individual awards in different categories. The fest was also witness to the fabulous performances of Himesh Reshammiya and Diljit Dosanjh who made the audience come alive by their spectacular performances.
NOIDA INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL School of Media & Communication Studies (SMCS) was awarded for ‘exemplary contribution’ in organizing 3rd Noida International Film Festival , held at Gymkhana on Feb 7, 2016. Guest of honor and Dean of SMCS Dr. Amitabh Srivastava received recognition for his scripts and industry-academia relationship . SMCS students Gauri Pathak, Manjeet kumar, Siddharth Singh Bisen and Rajesh were selected as the member of organizing team. Their contribution in anchoring, Still photography and screen management was appreciated by the dignitaries of film and documentary world.
Workshops at GU Workshop on Thematic Appreciation Test B.Ed. students of School of Education participated in a workshop on projective testing method of ‘Personality Assessment’ on 30th March, 2016. The workshop was conducted by Department of Applied Psychology of SHSS of Galgotias University. TAT (Thematic Apperception Test) was used to make B.Ed. students understand the rationale and appropriate use of these tests in real life setting. Thematic Apperception Tests are meant to evoke an involuntary display of one’s subconscious mind. Medical professionals most commonly use it in the early stages of patient treatment. The TAT helps professionals to identify a broad range of issues that their patients may suffer from. First, students were oriented towards the task by making them understand the basic concept of psychological test in particular projective testing. Ms. Pratibha A. Singh has taken care of the whole proceeding along with Dr. Shikha Srivastava, who coordinated the event. Dr. Rinkal Sharma accompanied the students of B. Ed. program for the workshop. Students volunteers Mansi Mittal, Anika Yadav and Ish Pratap Singh of SHSS guided B. Ed. students about sitting plan and distribution of stimuli as well as practical aspects of the test. The feedback of B. Ed. students was encouraging after the test.
Workshop on “A Behavioural Reflection on Fraud and Corruption The School of Finance and Commerce and the School of Business organized an academic workshop entitled "A behavioural reflection on fraud and corruption: Lessons learned and the mistakes made" by the Chief Auditor of CPA Australia, Dr AJ Purcell on Monday, 18th January 2016 in the university seminar hall. Over 100 students participated in this workshop. Dr Purcell who is the chief auditor of CPA Australia since June 2007 has extensive governance, fraud and internal audit experience from the private and public sectors in Australia, across Asia & Europe. Mr. Mark Chau -Regional Manager, Employer - International, Business Development, CPA Australia (Singapore office) Ms. Michele Chan-Senior Manager Business Development - HK & Macau, CPA Australia (Hong Kong Office) took a session with the students.
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Snapshots of Great Debate by UK High Commission Students from the School of Media and Communications studies participated in the 'Great Debate' organized by the British High Commission, New Delhi. BA JMC students Gauri, Saloni, Divya and Manjeet participated in this all India Inter-university debating competition held at the Sri Venkateshwara College, Delhi University in New Delhi. The event began with an inaugural address by the Hannah Cockburn, Head, Political & Bilateral Affairs, British High Commission. Students were put to rigorous preliminary rounds of debates in different pools, with topics ranging from global energy security to compulsory voting rights. GREAT Debate has a unique approach that provides an informal but highly rigorous debate experience for all involved. It should be stressed that the British High Commission did not issue judges with narrow criteria for arriving at a decision, but instead asked them to simply decide which side of the debate, for or against, made the most convincing argument.