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At the outset a warm welcome to all our new students! You have just begun a new and exciting chapter in your lives. I encourage you to make the most of what the university has to offer. You all are now a part of a family which places great importance on academic excellence and service to the society. Now is also the time for our new students to embrace a wider, richer, more international and multicultural world view – because regardless of where you are from, you all share a common destiny of a successful future. Embrace differences and be open to them, stay true to what is right, and prepare yourself to be a global citizen. Global citizenship means feeling a sense of responsibility for the impact that your choices will have on others – locally, and across boundaries of nation, race, and religion. It means learning about other cultures and taking up new languages. It means becoming independent-thinking, culturally-aware individuals who are prepared to make a difference in the world. I hope you will be generous in sharing your home cultures with your classmates, and that your time with us at Galgotias will be intellectually and culturally rewarding. The future awaiting you will be more internationalized than for any previous generation. As it is, we already have a culturally diverse student population at Galgotias University. And we definitely intend to increase the number of international students further. We are all geared up to provide you an innovative teaching and learning environment that creates new academic bases and nurtures outstanding graduates. Our focus is on studentcentered approaches to teaching and learning that is geared towards ensuring that you emerge not only with high level of communication and problem solving skills, flexibility to adapt to new situations and the ability to become future leaders in your chosen fields, but with sensitivity to societal issues. We are putting emphasis on producing graduates with hands-on approach to science, engineering and technology and industry- based learning experience. We all endeavor to encourage you to develop ethically, intellectually, socially, and physically. For this, engagement with learning is essential, because it is engagement that leads to sustained interaction and practice. Coaching, instruction, and feedback become critical to ensure that you develop good habits and increase your proficiency. Increased competence typically leads to motivation to engage further. I urge you to aim high, dig deep, increase general knowledge, and broaden experience during your studies. Try moving your goal post outside your comfort zone. Do not be content with just the mediocre. Do not settle for second best. Ask questions until you truly understand the subjects. Do not be afraid to expose your inability or even stupidity. Do not be afraid to fail but do not get bogged down with failures. We learn wisdom from our failures more than from our successes. I am confident that these activities will advance your success, inspire you to make life-long positive contributions to society and promote an inclusive environment. You are among the best young men and women we have in the country. So get prepared and make the most of it. The future belongs to you. As you enter this new stage of higher preparedness, may I wish you all every success, good health and spirit, and a very happy and fruitful university life. At the end, I wish to share with you the following lines from one of my poems: Grab with both hands Happiness is all yours Give wings to your dreams Sky is all yours Prof. (Dr.) Deependra Kumar Jha, Dean, School of Engineering and Technology

Dr. D. K. Jha Dr. P.K.S. Nain Dr. A.K. Jain Dr. Bhim Singh Dr. Ankit Gandhi Dr. Sanjeev Kumar Singh Ms. Anita Charles Ms. Vinnie Mathur Dr. Ekta Srivastava Ms. Anshima P. Srivastava Ms. Anindita Sahoo Mr. Nihar Ranjan Roy Ms. Akshita Raghuvanshi, B.Tech(CSE) Ms. Anjali Gupta, B.Tech(CSE) Mr. Ankit Srivastava, B.Tech(Mech) Mr. Ashish Bhati, B.Tech(Mech) Ms. Gayatri Talukdar, B.A.(H)Eco Mr. Naman Agrawal, B.Tech(CSE) Ms. Priya Verma, B.Tech(CSE) Mr. Rahul Kapoor, B.Tech(CSE) Mr. Raman Thukral, B.Tech( CSE) Mr. Ravendra R. Singh, M.Tech(CSE) Ms. Sakshi Nigam, B.A.(H)Eco Mr. Sumit Kumar Singh, B.Tech(ME) Ms. Vindhya Singh, B.Tech(CSE)

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Making of a Good TEACHER:

‘Information Theory’: Guest Lecture by Prof. Karmeshu, JNU..................................................3

Installation Ceremony of the Rotaract Club.............................4

Workshop on IBM DB2.........5

Galgotians Lead at Formula 1 Year after Year.........................6

Formula1 :A Remarkable Experience..................................7

The Examination System at GU.................................................7

Independence Day Celebration...............................8

Linux Workshop by Linux Users Group Noida............................9

I-Robots: Workshop.............9

NIF Souvenir Launch by Dr. Kiran Bedi............................11

Blood Donation Camp by Rotaract Club...........................12

Crescendo:The GU Music Club ............................................13

The Dance Club – Studio-D..14

The Fashion Club – Scintillations ...............................14

Sports Events............................15

Career Enhancing Program for MBA Students: GU-IBM Partnership.................................17

Cambridge ESOL Training Programme...................................17

Industrial visit to Mother Dairy Plant .............................................18

Her Eyes- The Bright Topaz...19


The Orientation Programme: Mark of Another Milestone......20

MY EXPERIENCE @ ApnaCircle ..................................22

Faculty Development Programme by Dr. Ashok Saxena

28th September witnessed our Vice Chancellor, Prof. Ashok Saxena, addressing the faculty members of the Galgotias University for a quick session on essentials that go into the making a good faculty member. The four pointer agenda talked about: 1. 2. 3. 4.

A Good class room teacher who is always well-prepared A friend and a counsellor to the students A good researcher and a scholar A good campus citizen and a good colleague

Prof. Saxena focussed on the first two important points of the four points that define a good teacher. A good teacher is one who is always prepared with what is to be taught in the class and also takes care that the class does not become monotonous with only the subject matter. Lively anecdotes, stories, jokes suiting the environment can be related to the students to bring them back into the loop and keep them interested throughout. Sticking to the curriculum and not digressing from the topic except when the information is really useful and providing adequate study materials beyond the textbooks through handouts or websites addresses which will be helpful to the students make one a concerned teacher. A good teacher is also the one who is unbiased in the assessment of his students. He should know to keep personal feelings and obligations separate and adhere only to his professional values. An understanding of his class through proper eye-contact and movement is imperative as it gives him a hold over his class. Moving on to the second point he emphasised that a good teacher is also a good human being and treats students as younger brothers/sisters; in other words, as people who need our love and support and assurance of our faith in their abilities. We should never make comparisons and understand that students differ in their brilliance and abilities but each one can blossom if guided with care and concern. A good teacher gains respect by giving it. As it goes Respect is earned not demanded, therefore, teachers who respect the individuality of students and treats them with the respect deserved by any individual, command respect in turn by the students. 

Literary Club Events.................... ........................23

Know Your Teacher..............................................24

Interview with an International Student....25

Making a decision and regretting it ...............26

You and I....................................................................27

A New Beginning With No Start !...................27

Orientation Program for MBA: The Second Beginning ..................................................................28

Tips & Tricks........................................................34

We are what we are...........................................29

Orientation Programme for PhD Schola....................................................................34

Interview with newly admitted student..30

FRESHER’S PARTY-2012.................................35

Global Pursuit......................................................31

Academic excellence.........................................33

IEEE Branch Chapter at Galgotias University...............................................................37

In Pursuit to Excellence....................................34

University in NEWS.............................................38


Guest Lecture by Prof. Karmeshu, JNU

14-09-2012 Friday, Department of Computer Science and Engineering organized a guest lecture on ‘Information Theory’. The lecture was delivered by one of the most eminent scientist in systems modeling, Professor Karmeshu. He is presently Dean of School of Computer and Systems Sciences at Jawaharlal Nehru University. He is a standing committee member of National Mission of Education through ICT. He is President of Indian Society of Mathematical Modeling and Simulation. He has extensively contributed to the area of stochastic modeling and simulation of Innovation-Diffusion, Computational Neuroscience and Performance Modeling of Communication Networks. For his outstanding contributions to mathematical modeling, he was awarded Dr. C.M. Jacob Gold Medal of Systems Society of India in 1990 and the most prestigious Shanti Swarup Bhatnagar award for the year 1993. The objective behind the event was to motivate M.Tech students and the faculty members towards the quality research in different engineering domains. The Organizing committee of the event consisted of Dr. Avadhesh Ku-

mar,Dean of Planning and Chief Proctor, Mr. Prabhat Kumar Yadav, Assistant Professor CSE, Mr. Sudheer Kumar Sharma, Assistant Professor CSE. In the audience Prof. Sham Tickoo, Pro-Vice Chancellor of the University, and Dr. D.K. Jha, Dean of School of Engineering, were present along with the faculty members and M.Tech students. In the lecture Prof. Karmeshu mainly focused on the concepts of Probability theory and Information theory. He emphasized on the fact that in general people think that the probability of occurrence of any event is the ratio of number of favorable event by total number of event but the important axioms of probability theory which is somehow missed from the books is that all the event should be equally likely then only one can defines probability as a ratio of favorable by total number of event. Then he discussed the contribution of Claude Shannon who is also known as father of Information theory. Shannon obtains the information gain due to the occurrence of any event in terms of probability of the event and is given by negative of logarithmic of probability of the event and this result revolutionizes the whole area of communication systems. According to him this result is as powerful as general theory of relativity. He shared experience of his research work being plagiarized by one British Professor, Dr. D. D. Kouvatsos. Plagiarism is the biggest crime in academics it is basically the murder of the research. He urged the students never to involve in such type of practice as it will spoil your whole academic career. The lecture was truly motivating and informative as far as research is concerned. At the end Dean of Planning and Chief Proctor Dr. Avadhesh Kumar gave sincere regards to Prof. Karmeshu on behalf of Galgotias University for such a motivating and informative lecture to M.Tech student who are at the first step of their research life. By: Shudheer Kumar Sharma, Asst. Prof.,CSE

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Installation Ceremony of the Rotaract Club The Installation Ceremony of the Rotaract Club in Galgotias University sponsored by Rotary International Delhi South End took place on 21st September 2012 followed by the Inauguration event of the Blood Donation Camp at Campus I and II of Galgotias University. Where in, the respected Chief Guest Rotarian Mr. Lovy Khosla, President Rotary Club, Rotarian Mr. Ajay Narain, Rotarian Mr. Rajan Suri, Director GBS Dr. Renu Luthra, Director GCET Dr. R.Sundresan and Rotarian Mr. Manoj Goyal, Rotarian Mr Bahl and other guests were welcomed by presenting them bouquets. The event started with a mesmerizing Saraswati Vandana performed by our rotaractors and the Lighting of the Lamp by Chief Guests.

Which was then followed by an ear-pleasing music piece presented by our rotaractors in honor of the chief guest and the other dignitaries. Further to share the experiences and report of activities of the year gone by i.e., 2011-2012, an informative speech was delivered on behalf of the Outgoing Secretary of Rotaract Club, Mr. Chinmay Joshi. Finally, the time came when the new Rotaract team of Galgotias University were to be pinned and assigned posts for the upcoming year 2012-2013. Rotary dignitaries, Mr. Ajay Narain, Mr. Rajan Suri, Dr. Renu Luthra, Mr. R.Sundresan, Chief Guest, Mr.Lovy Khosla and Mr. Manoj Goyal were requested to do the honors. The new Rotaract team so formed for the year 2012-2013: President : Arpit Jain Vice-President : Mohit Sinha Secretary : Aman Prakash Joint Secretary : Nitish Gupta Treasurer : Shweta Kapkoti Directors : 1. Faizan Ur Rehman 2. Shivangi Sharma 3. Karpoor Gaurav 4. Mitul Banerjee 5. Meeta Paliwal 6. Nitish Vishwakarma 7. Archit


Workshop on IBM DB2

This event was then followed by handing over of the Award for the Best Rotaractors to Mr. Chinmay Joshi and Mr Apoorv Kumar Khare. An acceptance speech by the President Rotaract club and introduction of the new team of office bearers was done followed by the club announcements by the Secretary Rotaract Club. The event successfully ended with the speech of the chief Guest, Mr. Lovy Khosla in which he thanked fellow members for their dedication towards the club and a formal vote of thanks by Mrs. Vinnie Mathur by presenting mementos to the chief guest. The whole event ended with a national anthem beautifully sung by all the Rotarians and Rotractors. A huge response was received by the donors at blood donation camp with the collection of about 300 units of blood. So, in the nutshell Rotoract club proved once again that “Humanity Has No Boundaries”. Our sincere thanks to Rotarian Rahul Mehra for his constant support and guidance.

Ms Vinnie Mathur,Director Student Affairs,GU presenting token to Mr Lovy Khosla,President Rotary Southend

In order to enhance employability and make students Industry ready, a 3-day IBM DB2 9 workshop was organized at the campus of Galgotias University from 18th to 20th October. 80 students from MCA and M.Tech along with 5 faculty members participated in the workshop. The workshop taught relational database concepts while also provided students with critical, hands-on database skills on IBM’s DB2. Shortly certification will also be conducted and successful students will be identified as IBM Certified Database Associate. Conduction of IBM DB2 workshop was a first step in the direction of setting up IBM Software Centre of Excellence (CoE) at Galgotias University.

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Galgotias students once again have managed F1 operations – this time as Racing Marshals in India’s biggest Motor Racing Sporting Event. 70 students of Galgotias University went through a rigorous training to get selected as racing marshals. Marshals are typically F1’s unsung heroes; they are the people who put themselves on the line to ensure the safety of the drivers. Galgotians worked in pit and paddock areas, assembly areas and race control, doing everything to see the event runs efficiently. It was a fabulous experience for students to become part of the event. Everyone was highly delighted and thankful for being Galgotians as by virtue of this they have been given this opportunity to not just manage F1 operations but also watch their favorite drivers do battle on the track very closely.


10th August: F1 Marshals Interview & Selection

According to some of the students Aditya, Vibhanshu and Ravi from GU, "We had first hand experience of meeting the racing heroes and it was a once in a life time oppurtunity. We simply loved the racing experience” 26th August & 16th September F1 Training session By: Dr Ankit Gandhi & Ms. Vinnie Mathur F1 Race Faculty Co-ordinators



Later on we received a confirmation mail that we were selected as marshals. On knowing this we realized that a different exposure was knocking our door, starting on 22nd till 28th Octo-

ber 2012. A regular training from morning 6 o’clock departing from campus 1 till 7 o’clock in evening. A new learning took place at BUDDH INTERNATIONAL CIRCUIT. Walking on the track made me enthusiastic and I felt like riding one of the Formula 1 car. We were eagerly waiting for the final race. “ I just wanted to wave a flag or to be an intervention marshal on the track.” Those shouts and regular mails of chief Officer Mr. Sudev Brar trained us how to do the team work, running fast towards the pit lane after all the races just to get the autograph of every racer, the cheer for the KARTHIKEYAN in front of “HRT F1 TEAM” section just to meet once, standing infront of exit gate just to get one glimpse of SCHUMACHER and guess what got a autograph got a click with him. What else would you ask when SEBASTIAN VETTEL walking infront of you just checking out the track stopping him for the clicks. And the final race began, the sound of starting the engine, those burning tires excited the whole environment. 60 laps*5.125km which makes the total distance of 307.249km and all of the above the top speed of 315 kmph made my whole day remarkable. At the end 2012 AIRTEL GRAND PRIX podium presentation started, the three drivers were awarded the trophies Vettel, Alonso, Webber and the whole event ended with the opening of champagne and the round of celebrations. By: Ravi Verma

The Examination System at GU With the addition of several new faculty members in the Galgotias University family, it became imperative to apprise them of the, attendance requirement, examination system and the marking structure for the students followed here in GU. Dr. D.K. Jha, Dean, executed this through a lecture meant to acquaint the faculty members with these particulars before the commencement of CAT I. During on of the weekly FDP sessions held on every Fridays, Dr. Jha addressed the faculty members and spoke about the attendance criteria, examination and grading pattern. The attendance criteria was made clear emphasising that 100% attendance was expected from the students, however, a minimum of 75% will be acceptable with documented proofs explaining their absence from the university. Students having less than 75% will not be allowed to take the CAT/SEE (as will the case be). Dr. Jha explained the grading system of the theory and Lab exams. He told the audience about the concept of HOT questions which literally translate into High Order Thinking Questions and why they were needed in the question paper. He also threw light on the grading system and the relative grading system followed at GU and made it clear that there is no scheme of re-examination, be it CAT or SEE for the students who fail to turn up during the scheduled exam. The lecture also comprised of the guidelines for


A group of students were selected as marshals (people who communicate with drivers during the race). Seriously, on hearing this initially I didn’t even know what a marshal has to do. Gradually we went through a couple of training sessions. I got too excited during these sessions and developed an interest for FORMULA 1.

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invigilators. The audience were told about the reporting time and were instructed to adhere to the given timings. Rules regarding malpractice, seating arrangements, absentee students, answer sheet entries etc. were also patiently explained by Dr. Jha. This lecture ensured that the new members of the GU teaching fraternity are aware of the policies of the exam cell and with their work contribute to the smooth functioning of the university.

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Independence day is the day when we pay homage to our Great National Leaders and Heroic Freedom Fighters. The 65th anniversary of our Independence was celebrated with great zeal and enthusiasm in Galgotias University. On 13 August,students of Campus I and II reverberated the atmosphere by their talents. Literary club organized some literary activities like poem recitation and speech competition. An energetic and mesmerizing dance performance was given by Studio-D the dance club. Kalakriti, the drama club put forth an act depicting the plight of common man against corrupt politicians. The atrium of Campus II was filled by the golden melody Sarfaroshi Ki Tamanna and the Music club held the audience spellbound by the sweet notes of Maa Tujhe Salaam and Hum Honge Kamyab. On 15 August,the official proceedings began with the hoisting of the national flag by Dr. Sundresan along with Dr. Luthra and Dr. Jha . Sweets were distributed to everyone .It was followed by National Anthem sung by everyone present. The voices of students filled with pride, patriotism and nationalism created magic in the atmosphere.

At the end everyone took part in the bright and exciting kite flying competition which was organised as a surprise!!!!!

CEO Mr.Dhruv Galgotia was invited as Guest of Honour on 11th August'12 at Great India Place Mall Noida and Worlds Of Wonder to plant a tree in his name at their premises as a part of their Independence Day Celebrations-STRINGS'12.


Linux Workshop by Linux Users Group Noida

NOIDA Linux User Group organised a workshop on ‘Linux’ at Galgotias University on 31 August 2012. The workshop aimed at educating students about Linux, its usage and other key points about the world’s biggest open source Operating System. Noida Linux User Group encourages Linux Activism in and around the city of Noida. They plan to discuss about things related to the Linux platform and encourage people to embrace Linux as a free alternative. “If you're a Linux enthusiast in or around Noida or a newbie who wants to give it a try, then Linux User Group is the right place to come.” said Arush Salil, member of the LUG, who conducted the workshop. The workshop was a great success and hundreds of Galgotians took part in it. The students showed great enthusiasm and took great interest. The speaker explained the various intricacies related with the operating system with great expertise and quality. The students of B.Tech Computer Science were a highlight among all and took active part in discussions and other interactions. The 90 minute session ended with students thanking the speaker. NOIDA Linux User Group declared their delight on conducting their first successful workshop in Galgotias University and promised for more such activities in the future. By: Naman Agrawal, B Tech (2nd year) CSE

I-Robots: Workshop A two day workshop was organised on I-robots by the Galgotias University Enthiraan Club. Robosapiens in association with IIT-D conducted the workshop in which the students were taught about the making and working of robots. Thirteen groups of four students each were formed and they worked on the coding and construction of the robot which can follow a path and detect any obstruction with the help of sensing devices. On the second day, competition was held to test the students understanding in designing the robots so that they can bring laurels to our university in the main event i.e Robo Tryst 2013 at IIT-D in march 2013.All the teams fight hard but only three teams were managed to grab the top spots. A team of seven student co-ordinators managed the whole event with their utmost sincerety and dedication as the result of which the event was well appreciated by the students and the concerned authorities. By: ENTHIRAAN CLUB

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8th September: Dr. Kiran Bedi’s visit and Navjyoti Foundation’s Souvenir Release



NIF SOUVENIR LAUNCH BY DR. KIRAN BEDI An apostle of justice and integrity, an epitomy of righteousness , burning brightly like a candle and enlightening the minds of the citizens of the country. A women of substance, a woman beyond compare. Dr. Kiran Bedi is one such name that comes to the mind. Galgotias University got the honour of witnessing the aura of this great personality when she graced the campus for the souvenir launch of her NGO, “The Navjyoti India Foundation” (NIF). Dr. Kiran Bedi (born 9 June 1949) is an Indian social activist and a retired Indian Police Service (IPS) officer. She joined the police service in 1972 and became the first woman officer in the IPS. She held the post of Director General at the Bureau of Police Research and Development before she voluntarily retired from the IPS in December 2007. She is one of the prominent members of the India Against Corruption (IAC) along with Anna Hazare and Arvind Kejriwal. IAC has been actively protesting against corruption and is urging the government of India to enact a strong Lokpal Bill.

Kiran Bedi along with 17 other police officers set up Navjyoti India Foundation (NIF) in 1987,NIF started with a de-addiction and rehabilitation initiative for the drug addicts and now the organization has expanded to other social issue like illiteracy and women empowerment. In 1994 Bedi setup India Vision Foundation which works in field of police reforms, prison reforms, women empowerment and rural and community development. Her efforts have won national and international recognition, and her organizations were awarded the "Serge Soitiroff Memorial Award" for drug abuse prevention by the United Nations. Dr. Kiran Bedi was then invited on stage to address the gathering which was eagerly waiting for the same. She shared her experiences as the first women IPS officer, the controversies that had her name and the criticism she had to face. Talking about dealing with all of this, she said , ‘Sometimes the road seems long , my energy is spent . Then lord I think of you and I am given strength’. She motivated the students to volunteer for the activities organized by her Foundation. Her childhood friend Ms. Shobha Mehta also narrated her childhood and teenage days with Dr. Kiran ,especially at the tennis courts.

She has also founded two NGOs in India: the Navjyoti Delhi Police Foundation for welfare and preventative policing in 1988 which was later renamed as the Navjyoti India Next in the array was the souvenir launch which was done by Foundation in 2007, and the India Vision Foundation for pris- Dr. Kiran Bedi and her team along with Mr. Dhruv Galgotia. A on reformation, drug abuse prevention and child welfare in copy of the souvenir was also handed out to the students. 1994. The event came to an end with a vote of thanks by the Vice The event started with lighting of the lamp by Dr. Kiran Bedi , Chancellor, Prof. Ashok Saxena, Pro Vice Chancellor ,Prof. accompanied by Mr. Dhruv Galgotia and members of the Sham Tickoo and Ms. Vinnie Mathur. Navjyoti India Foundation including Ms. Chandni Taneja One important message she gave the gathering while leaving (Director NIF), Ms. Shobha Mehta, Ms. Ujala, Mr. Vijay was,"For life to be meaningful, you must have a challenge." Wadhwani, Mr. Gurminder Singh among others. As a welcome gesture, the students of ‘Studio.D’ performed a Saraswati Vandana. The event proceeded with an AV on Dr Kiran’s life By: Harshita Sachdev, CSE-3 and her NGO. Why she was called “CRANE BEDI” and ‘MADAM, SIR’ was clearly evident from the video.

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Blood Donation Camp by Rotaract Club On 21 September 2012, Rotaract Club organized Blood Donation Camp at Galgotias University to raise awareness of the need for safe blood. Every Blood Donor is a Hero The theme of the campaign, “Every blood donor is a hero”, focuses on the idea that every one of us can become a hero by giving blood. While recognizing the silent and unsung heroes who save lives every day through their blood donations, the theme also strongly encourages more to donate blood voluntarily and regularly. Awareness Week “Every blood donor is a hero” considering it to be the vision for the Awareness week by Rotaract Club, we, the rotaractors took up the initiatives to spread awareness amongst everyone by conducting awareness programs. The rotaract team of Galgotias did splendid job by creating awareness among people. The objectives of this campaign are to: • Thank and reinforce the self-esteem of those who give blood so they continue to do so regularly; • Inspire those who do not give blood but are in good health to start donating blood;

Encourage blood service staff to recognize blood donors for their “heroic” act each and every time they donate blood; and

Persuade ministries of health to show their appreciation of blood donors and provide adequate resources to move towards 100% voluntary unpaid blood donation’

Everyday heroes respond to an immediate need for blood for transfusion, whatever the conditions, even when it may be inconvenient, putting the needs of others above their own. Voluntary blood donors come from all walks of life, all regions, backgrounds, religions and ages. By choosing to donate blood of their own free will, without any payment; these individuals perform a “heroic” act, a gesture of human solidarity with the power to save lives. Some of them do so many times over several decades. The theme also resonates widely in relation to other everyday “heroes” – such as fire fighters, policemen, rescue workers, civic leaders, and “champions” of social causes and community improvement. More than 250 people donated blood voluntarily to mark the camp; refreshment & certificate of appreciation were distributed. You don't have to be a superman to save lives, Donate blood...Save lives..!!

By: Rahul Kapoor, B.Tech. CSE-2 (II Year)


The Music Club organized the performance for I-Day on 13th August. The club members along with other students gathered in the arena of block-A during break and performed some of the patriotic songs and made the environment all around very ready for the very special day. Such performance under the tri-color was enough to make people realize about the importance and legacy of the Independence Day.

In the Orientation week also Music Club performed on a grand scale. Many of the performances were done by Music Club and they really helped the freshers to know what they might actually be part of if they get in this club. The Music Club - Crescendo organized its first auditions for the first year students on 21st September. The audition was aimed to get new members in one of most popular clubs around campus. Though many students of second year came along, those were the freshers who actually made the audition grand. All were filled with that unique zeal and enthusiasm to get in the club and to get the feeling of being true Galgotian. During this quest for the new talent there were many hilarious instances, due to which this event was its highest level of entertainment. This event was a great success due to the efforts of Ankit Godle, Head Coordinator Mansi Bansal, Head Coordinator Aman Aggarwal, Coordinator Rahul Kakkad, Coordinator

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The Dance Club – Studio-D The Dance Club often goes hand-in-hand with the Music Club. The Dance Club also performed in the I-Day Celebration. In the grand orientation week of Galgotias Studio-D was ready to burn the floor. Those were the head coordinators of the club, Mayank Srivastava and Robin Singh Negi along with the team who stunned the viewers with their moves. Certainly the freshers enjoyed it to the core. On 21st September Studio-D also organized the first audition for this semester. And once again those were the freshers who were in all mood to let their seniors know that they are not much behind their seniors when it comes to show the dancing talent. Robin Singh, Head Coordinator Mayank Srivastava, Head Coordinator

If there is one club of which everyone waits the most is definitely the Fashion Club. It is the Fashion Club that brings the glamour to the Galgotias. The Fashion Club had their great chances on stage in the Orientation Week. The Fashion Club outperformed everyone else if we count the cheers and claps to measure the performance. The Fashion Club also hosted the auditions for this session on 21st of September and they definitely got some very young and energetic talent in their team. Rashika Mangwani, Head Coordinator Akriti Sharma, Head Coordinator Nitish K. Sharma Head Coordinator, the Cultural Society, Galgotias University Clubs.


Sports Events The two day sports event fully rocked the college atmosphere and ignited the sportsman spirit of the participants and auditions. The event included games like volleyball, basketball, carom, chess & Table Tennis. Prof. Balaji Rajagopalan , Pro Vice Chancellor , GU inaugurated the event by servicing the volleyball & passing the basketball. The event was successfully conducted under the supervision of Mr. Aditya Gautam. Many students came forward for showing their immense talent in their respective games.

VOLLEYBALL A total of 8 teams registered for volleyball. The teams were CS-I , EC Tigers ,CS Killers , Spykars , MKB , Rathi Rockers , Lions Club , Apocalypse. In the league matches EC tigers ( v/s CS-I ) , CS Killers (v/s Spykars) , MKB (v/s Apocalypse) , Lions Club (v/s Rathi Rockers ) succesfully made their way to the semis. In the semis CS Killers & MKB grabbed their position in the finals by defeating EC Tigers & Lions Club respectivly. Now, it was the time for the finals. It was exciting to watch the match between freshers & seniors, i.e CS Killers v/s MKB .More surprisingly the freshers made it. Yes, the CS Killers won the finals. The seniors appreciated the juniors and congratulated them for the way they played. Out of the three sets, first two sets were taken away by CS Killers by 25-17 & 25-19 respectively. The Killers are: Manoj (c) , Mridul , Sumit , Kishore , Mohit , Ravi , Utkarsh , Rohan & Binoy. The winning team, CS Killers won the winning trophy & a cash prize of Rs. 500. More importantly they won the hearts by showing their game.

TABLE TENNIS Table tennis attracted the maximum number of players. 75 students took part in the competition. Mayank Singh, coordinator of the Table Tennis club along with the other members of the club organised the tournament with great zeal and effort. The tournament which continued for two days was fun to witness. It attracted great audience and entertained many. Mohd. Salmaan won the first prize.

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BASKETBALL Basketball attracted 5 teams , ME-1 ,ME-2 ,EC-1,EC-2,CS-1. Match 1 was between CS-1 & ME-2 in which ME-2 easily won the match. In match 2 & 3 ME-1 defeated EC-1 & EC-3 respectively, making their way to the finals. Again the final match was between our freshers & seniors. This match was bit controversial from freshers eye. ME-2 won the nail biting match from a single point. The final score was 34:33. Suraj of ME-2 was the highest scorer. He made 28 baskets & led his team towards victory. ME-2, the winners won the trophy & cash prize of Rs.500. The winning players are: Suraj (c), Dheeraj , Prashant , Nikhil ,Mohit , Puneet ,Pulkit & Gaurav.

CAROM The game of the carom had 6 competitors Neeraj , Vishnu , Surbhi , Ajay , Gutam & Mayank. Though carom didn’t attract many players but matches were very interesting. Surbhi (batch 1, EC 1st year) & Gautam (batch 2, EC 2nd year ) reached the finals defeating the rest. The final match was surprising and shocking as the only girl among the participants grabbed the winning spot. She played tremendously well & won the first position. She received the winning medal & cash prize of Rs.250.

CHESS Chess is considered to be a mind game and the students of Galgotias University participated in this game with great vivacity. About 40 students took part in the competition. The matches were intense. A few players grabbed huge attention and played like champions. Nikhil Anand, Naman Agrawal and Dilnawaz Warsi being the best of them. The fierce battles of the sixteen pieces went on for several hours. Nikhil Anand and Dilnawaz Warsi made into the finals of the tournament. Dinawaz Warsi of B.Tech (CSE3) emerged as the winner.


Career Enhancing Program for MBA Students: GU-IBM Partnership

IBM and Galgotias University have partnered to help students enhance their skills in areas of managerial decision making and strategy. This program initiated by IBM’s Career Education for Business Transformation (CEBT) focuses on the major areas of business transformation in which software plays a critical role. The unique feature of the program is a plan to set up an IBM Business Analytics Lab within our premises where IBM will provide relevant software and training to address the increasing need for multi-disciplinary skills for a global workforce. This program brings together the latest software content, real-world industry experiences, hands-on lab courses, best practices and case studies all rolled into one single unique education program. Quoting Dr. Balaji Rajagopalan, we can appreciate Pro Vice Chancellor’s views about the program - “The collaboration

Galgotias University brings the best of the world to the people associated with it. A recent proof was the two-day training program, on 18th & 19th of October, of the Cambridge University’s BEC (Business English Certificates) which dealt with the levels of B1, B2 and C1. Cambridge ESOL is part of Cambridge Assessment which is a department of the University of Cambridge in the UK. Cambridge ESOL (English for Speakers of Other Languages) specialises in English language testing and examinations for schools, colleges, universities, government ministries, international agencies and corporate organisations. A good number of faculty members from other colleges came to attend it, and GU was represented by the 10 members of the English department. BEC is a skill based qualification which prepares one for the industry. The Cambridge University’s ESOL qualification like BEC is trusted and recognized by institutes and employers across the world. It has been designed in such a way that in preparing for the exam, the candidate learns English which is used in the everyday conversations at work. Not only will the candidate be able to confidently execute tasks at workplace which require good communication skills but also gel well in social groups where knowledge of English binds people of

with IBM on this initiative will strengthen our capabilities to deliver on the business analytics focus of the School of Business at Galgotias University. The IBM Business Analytics lab in collaboration with Galgotias University will contribute to enhancing faculty research, stronger linkage with the industry through consulting projects, and most importantly, to developing cutting edge capabilities in our students through real business cases.” Galgotias University and IBM will be working closely to develop faculty expertise in this area and aim to develop managerial talent required by the industry that appreciates and understands real-life business issues and can utilize technology for business and social benefit. For our students and faculty members, this program will provide cutting edge capabilities through the enterprise class software training program and emphasizes how businesses can be transformed with the use of right set of software and industry best practices. All students and faculty members who successfully complete the training and specialization courses will receive a certificate from IBM Career Education. This collaboration will ensure that our students have a definite competitive advantage in the professional world.

different communities together. The BEC exam can be taken at three levels: Preliminary, Vantage and Higher, where Preliminary stands for Lower Intermediate Level, Vantage stands for Upper-Intermediate Level and Higher stands for Advanced Level. To gain the BEC, a candidate has to show his/her skills in all four key areas: Listening, Speaking, Reading and Writing. The trainer Ms. Vijaya informed the participants of the objectives of this exam and trained them in teaching the Preliminary and Vantage levels, which are generally required by students from the under-graduate to the post-graduate level. The faculty members thus trained are equipped well to pass on this learning to their students who wish to take on the ESOL examination and have their communication skills certified by the Cambridge University. It was generally agreed by all the participants that the program left them enriched and taught them new techniques to build and maintain students’ interest and facilitate learning along with fun. By: Anshima P Srivastav, Assistant Professor (Dept. of English)

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INDUSTRIAL VISIT TO MOTHER DAIRY PLANT The second semester MBA students were taken to -the milk and dairy giant, “Mother Dairy” for their Industrial Visit on 11th august , 2012. Mother Dairy was established in the year 1974 as a result of “operation flood”. The objective of the organization is “to serve the farmers and the consumers”. 80% of the earnings of the organization goes to the farmers who provides them with the essential raw material-milk. Mother Dairy is well known for its milk and milk products like ice creams, mishti dohi, and kheer. It covers a wide share of market in Delhi and Delhi-NCR. Mother Dairy’s average sales of milk are 20 lakh ltr per day, which it efficiently distributes through its huge container vans. The marketing and distribution is done through its outlets and franchisees all over the city. The most interesting and innovative way of distribution adopted by them is through -wending machines. One can get as much quantity of milk just by dropping a coin in the wending machine. These machines have been set up in its outlets and milk is made available to these outlets by the vans every day. Mr. I.M Jose, senior superintendent –customer

awareness, was the guide and co-ordinator, who gave us an informative insight on the procurement, production, operation and the marketing strate-

gies of the company. Mr. Jose has been associated with the company for the past 37 years. He shared interesting facts and revelations about Milk and Ice creams, which kept us glued and interested throughout the session. Mother Dairy is very specific about its hygiene and quality. The milk undergoes 4 processing techniques before it reaches the consumers, which involves- Clarification, Homogenization, Standardization, and Pasteurization.The company started producing ice creams in the year 1994 and has a lot of takers for its varied flavors. It gives a tough competition to other brands like amul and kwality walls. Coming to mother dairy and not getting ice creams was least expected, eventually all the students were given vanilla flavored milk and ice creams, which concluded our trip on a sweet note. On the whole, the trip was highly edifying and it enlightened us on the functioning and operation of such enormous industries By: Diksha Rawat, Kusum Bhandari and Sakshi Tomar (MBA-1st Year Student)


ADMISSIONS After schooling, every aspirant tries to seek admission in the best college or university. They look for a college, which has great academic background and is affiliated to a much established university. This thing does matter. But actually, it’s not always about the reputation of the institute but also about the people studying there and the crowd over there. I wished for the former earlier, to get the reputed college and that the crowd doesn’t really matter. But, it does certainly. During Delhi University Cut-offs mash, I’ve seen many students scoring above 90s and not even able to get admission. I feel shame for them as they will get into a good college but what after that? No knowledge no career. College is not about getting just your graduation done but about excelling in a particular subject.

HER EYES – THE BRIGHT TOPAZ With affection and love Whenever, sees me her eyes I feel solace, peace and Extreme happiness begins to rise Her eyes gave me warmth in winter Ever since I took birth. And stops me from doing any misdeeds And from doing sin on this earth. Kindly, trust upon me Like a sun, her eyes not only shine Rather seems lustrous diamond On this earth’s like coalmine In her eyes, there exist so many skies With affection and love Whenever, sees me her eyes I feel solace, peace and Extreme happiness begins to rise As if her eyes say me For you, we suffered a lot You are the only one on whom Is our aspirations, dreams and hopes. They are my shadow Sometimes I feel, in her disguise Don’t forget me, I am none Other than your friend SKY With affection and love Whenever, sees me her eyes I feel solace, peace and Extreme happiness begins to rise By: Akash Bhardwaj, B.Tech (ME) 1st year

If you go through Google and look for the word graduation, you will understand. The word “graduated” is actually used for the one who can answer 100 question of his subject correctly. Having a graduation degree is not just a call for your Post-graduation but it is a responsibility. Responsibility for supporting your family further and to get yourself supported for future career. A good job will specifically knock the doors of some real knowledgeable graduate instead of just a graduate person. There is a difference, a vast distinction. One should study for himself and not for others, as in the end there will be no one who will stand if you aren’t qualified enough to earn something. But, on the other hand if you are enough capable then all of them will want you to stand for them. Again, there exists, a vast distinction. There is nothing that you can’t get a good job, if you’ve had not been in a good college. It’s a falsehood. And in a country like India, where there are hundreds of first-rate universities and with thousands of resourceful colleges; it can’t be like this. Doing a work conceptually and with full devotion is what one needs to outshine. It’s never about the headline of you graduation degree certificate specifying the university nor it’s about how much you score in your school time. But it’s about the knowledge you have gained in all these times and how you can apply to these and can make your work very resourceful and beneficial for yourself and also for others. So, for now you don’t have to be feeling disguise for what you have lost in your life but have to be proud for all the chances that are coming your way. Do something what makes you stand out of the crowd and not what always makes you out the crowd. Do it with devotion. Do it with passion.” -By: Aayushi

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The rollicking days of the Orientation Programme at Galgotias University brought home so much of fun filled joy seeping through the alleys and lanes of our life that we have ploughed up through much of what we have gathered, learnt, understood, reflected on. This is not something to be left dormant underlying our own conventionalized postures of existence at Galgotias University. Rather this invites us to see through the nature of Orientation Programme in its own form of memorable significance. This is about the grounding of our first memory at an academic institution (for the session 2012-13) in its original formative substrate. Memory is more original than forgetting and it is perhaps more so in our trajectories of drifting academic life. Orientation Programme or the day itself anchors itself in the sequence and regenerates itself being refurbished on and on, if not without its own trenchant self-orientation through contours of time. The lush green grass, a bright sunny morning and the contrasting colours of red and white welcomed the new batch of Galgotias University 2012-20-13 in the Orientation Programme. The programme was three-day long starting from 3rd September and ending on 5th September, 2012. As the new joyful faces, brimming with hope stepped in the campus, their seniors welcomed them with jest and good humour. The ceremony on the 3rd of September started in accordance with the Indian tradition-with saraswati vandana and lighting of the lamp. After prayers were offered to the goddess of learning in the temple of learning, the speech by the vice chancellor Dr.Ashok Saxena came up as a source of motivation to all the students. The speech by the Pro-Vice Chancellor Prof. Sham Tickoo and his discussion on the future plans of the University helped the parents to understand the high aspirations of

their ward’s university. Prof. Balaji Rajagoplan, Pro-Vice Chancellor, mesmerised the audience with his inspirational words. While Dr.Renu Luthra, Director of GBS had the audience charmed by her spell of words, the Chief Proctor of the University Dr. Avadesh Kumar discussed the anti-ragging guidelines and precautions taken by the University. The felicitation of the first year toppers then followed and thereafter, the Dean of School of Engineering and Technology, Dr. Deependra Jha addressed the gathering with his witty demeanour. The day ended tinged with lots of hope and excitement with the national anthem being sung. The admission process for various courses at Galgotias University was set in motion with the commencement of counselling. The freshers were welcomed with a welcome kit containing the academic schedule for 2012-13, Galgotias University history and copies of newsletter ‘The G-Post’. The whole idea was certainly to help the freshers to feel at home and be welcomed. The senior students took the initiatives for preparing the orientation week and were also present there for any queries regarding admissions and other details. The morning of 4th September, though greyed a little by the patches of dark clouds in the sky, was contradictorily high on grounds as the various clubs of the university and GCET showcased their talent. While the dance club of the University Studio D made everyone grab their dancing shoes as Damini, Robin and Mayank took the audience by their performance, the various music performances and the poetry recitals were enjoyed by the audience to the core.


newly admitted students. It gave the new students all interesting details with an overview of the general disciplinary instructions, curriculum and examination instructions, campus life, the IT facilities and access information, time management, self-management, industry related interactions, placements and research facilities, library resources, sports and other co-curricular activities, the cultural and technical fests and other events of the university. The three day-long event came to an end on this day and was made possible by around two hundred students’ efforts and not to forget their guide Ms. Vinnie Khanna Mathur, for which the team deserves a pat on their backs! As we come towards the end, we start with what provided a space for when we actually started off. Thus the beginning and the end of our experiences all throughout the period of the Orientation Programme rotates in a cycle curling up in a precisely articulated labyrinth of aspirations, excitement, joy, th delight, hopes As the sunrays spread far and wide on the 5 of September, and expectathe day also began on a high note. With the speeches of the tions. It is as if honourable dignitaries, the day started on a very positive they are meant note. The club talks by the various club heads gave the new to be in such a comers a glimpse into all the club activities. It is truly said that at the Galgotias the aim is to combine rigorous academic state so as to interests with the extra co-curricular activities. As Dr. Kumar unfurl in a mirroring Vishwas took the stage, the audience was left in awe. The kaleidoscope of poet with his excellent witty skills nudged the present day snapshots we scenarios in India-be it politics or education, the make up westernisation of college life, he did what he is known throughout our for-grasping the audience’s attention till the last thread. academic meandering. When the program started, we With over 2500 admissions this year, the induction program bubbled over with everything that we had in the hollow was conducted with a view to getting students acquainted cranium of our own flattened sense of joviality; but as the with the campus, rules and the way of life at GU. Welcoming days progressed with its due course streaking away, we the freshers, the management gave their insightful advice could not but understand that something we held on to for a and word of caution to the period of three days had already ebbed freshers. The Pro-Vice Chancellor, away leaving some traces and perhaps Prof. Sham Tickoo advised the a smattering of everything that we students to get their subjects and cared to give out to the freshers traipsconcepts clear and aim for ing across the archway of our campus. excellence. The entire What none can perhaps fathom out is administration along with the what we barely feel during such occavarious Directors and Head of sions conventional yet otherwise emDepartments came forward to broidered with a bizarre texture of hapwelcome and extend their piness that dissipates into foams of exsupport to the freshers. The teriority before we are able to even induction program not only remotely discern what that exteriority helped the students to get to know meant for any of us or for those to about the campus but also made them comfortable and at whom such occasions perhaps oriented mattered more. We home. It was nice having the entire management coming thus hope that this Orientation Programme will leave a pivotforward to support the freshers. Also, the seniors were very al mark in another constellation of new emerging minds with welcoming and well mannered. its riveting hold in the incandescent constitution of all experiences that the new students have ever had and will ever have The orientation was conducted over a span of six days and in the days to come. included parents meet, club performances, registration, programme by Team Anna member and Poet Dr. Kumar By: Ms. Anindita Sahoo, Asst. Professor (Dept. of English) Vishwas and Dr. Kiran Bedi’s visit to the campus to bless the

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MY EXPERIENCE @ ApnaCircle There comes a moment in life when you want to run hard to snatch your portion of life from this world, your head bursts with ideas, dreams fill with hopes and mind says, “Wish I could get a chance!”.

Ms. Ruchi mahna Chawdhury. During the internship we formulated strategic and promotional business development plans and executed each of them carefully as a team of three interns. Some of them were like Webpage design, Customer feedback, Content writing, Event management, Facebook marketing, B2B sales calling, Recruiters I was going through that phase. analysis, Market research, customer handling, Competitive analysis with LinkedIn India etc. We As a part of Galgotia's University coarse curriculum we were also prepared a detailed project report about our findings as well as supposed to undergo a 45 days Internship program and I got the the present scenario of Social Media Marketing in India. My biggest opportunity to work with ApnaCircle InfoTech ltd, a Professional achievement during this period was introduction of Brand Ambassanetworking site in India (With the second largest User base after dor Event across PAN India for ApnaCircle. It’s still on air with 800 LinkedIn in India) from the university campus itself. participants and it was a real success for the company as it brought more new users as well as helped to increase the visibility of the It was founded by Mr Yogesh Bansal in the year 2006, and after Brand and popularity also. We also visited several colleges and techseeing its enormous potential and penetration rate in India Internet nical institutes across Delhi-NCR to promote our company and for Industry, Viadeo, a French professional and business networking listing and other purpose. All my efforts were appreciated and encompany acquired it in 2009 making it a networking channel of 45 couraged by ApnaCircle team. million users across the globe. The kind of assignment I got there Impressed by the happy environment and motivated by the strong was a mixture of Brand management, Social media marketing, Public sense of possibility, I still find myself proud whenever I remember relation and Customer relationship management with a hint of that the Honorable CEO of Apnacircle.com sat with me and appreciDigital marketing and cold calling. The work culture out there was ated my effort. On the last day a cute really cool and the exotic fruit juices in the office canteen were even little surprise was on the card, when they asked me ‘When can you cooler. Although it was unpaid, they provided all the food and transsit where you are sitting now, PERMANENTLY?’ And I said portation costs and other necessary amenities during the period. A ‘Whenever you say.’ mindful of ideas and concepts that I have learnt during my MBA program helped me and I was just in need of some encouragement By: Kanti Nath Banerjee, MBA, 2nd Year and guidance, which was readily available by my reporting manager


Literary Club Events Literary club was in GU was inaugurated on 13 April 2012 by Dr. D.K. Jha, Dean, School of Engineering and Technology of Galgotias University and Mrs.Vinnie Khanna Mathur, Head, Student affairs. The club organizes events like book reading, poem reading, seminars, orientation, talks, group discussion, quizzes, spell bee, essay writing, extempore jam etc. amongst others which aim to propagate literary skills in a fun and in an environment which promotes interaction between some of the sharpest brains of campus to foster a process of collective creative exchange and development.

have organized quiz competition which helps our mentors to judge them. Questions related to current topic, subjective topics, spell, word meanings, idioms and phrases are asked. The literary club of GU has been started with a motto to encourage our students to develop a taste of literature and also work towards improving their spoken and written language. The club is also involved in a variety of activities with the motive of building up confidence, grooming talent and also overall personality development of students in facing various interpersonal activities and competition. This is a list of events that we have hold recently: Audition: Prashant Pandey and Prateeek Mishra from GCET came and took the audition. Quiz : quizzing club organizes the 1st quiz

The sole purpose of club is to cater the needs of the students and also to develop their interest in literature and language. Club holds jam session and extempore contest which help the competitors to think deeper and broaden up their vocabulary.

GMUN: 1st model united nation was organized and many colleges participated. The students represented different countries and debate sessions like true united nation was organized. GYP: 1st youth parliament where many other colleges took part and students participated and represented different district seats.

The club has also initiated activities like speech, group discussion and talks to enhance oratory skills of students.

Book launch: Book on Aanna Hazare’s 13 day fast was launched by Dr. Kumar Vishwas (Poet and IAC activist) and Mr. Ashutosh Kumar (reporter from IBN 7).

As we know crown of literature is poetry, we have poetry writing and reciting competition as well.

All these events were organized with an aim of providing exposure to students in these activities and in strengthening their confidence. The club has planned many more similar activities for students for this upcoming year.

Apart from this creative writing, essay writing competition is also held where students write on a given topic on the spot which enhances their skills to thinks and pen down their thoughts correctly. The debate contest held on topics related to social evils, political events or natural problem. It gives students a chance to be abreast of current topic. In order to test and augment their vocabulary and ability to show that whether they have general knowledge or not we

To conclude, the club aims to churn out students who are self assured and confident enough to face various obstacles and challenges with courage and conviction. By: Saumya Mishra, Vindhya Singh, & Meghna Jindal (Literary club co-ordinartors)

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What constitutes a university ? A University is recognized by the students it produces, who spread the light of their Alma Mater with their achievements in the world. But more importantly they throw a light on the talent of the torch bearers of their institute, their faculty members who nurture them. Galgotias University is reputed to have the most deemed faculty members. In continuation to our efforts of introducing these torch bearers, we are presenting another four faculty members in this issue to our readers viz. Prof. (Dr.) Pranveer S. Satvat, HOD Department of Civil, Prof.(Dr.) Prem S. Vashishtha, Dean, School of Arts and Social Sciences, Prof (Dr.) Rasheed Ahmad Khan, Department of Mechanical Engineering, and Dr. Pratima Walde , Department of Electrical & Engineering. , has obtained his B.Tech. (1988) and M.Tech. (1991) from GB Pant University of Agriculture & Technology, Pantnagar. The Doctorate in Civil Engineering was conferred on him in 2007 by IIT Kanpur. He received various merit scholarships and research fellowships during entire period of his education including the most prestigious International UNDP Junior Research Fellowship for 1988-91. Dr. Satvat has also organized about 14 International Seminars, Workshops and Conferences as well as delivered 21 Key-Note-Addresses. On many occasions he has received Best Research Paper Awards , and Best Teacher Award . His teaching styles are recognized by Dale Carnegie- Cambridge. He is Fellow- Institution of Engineers (I) and International Society for Environment and Development, and chaired the Executive Secretary, IE(I) during 1992-94. He has guided 70 post-graduate and two doctoral scholars. Prof. Satvat is on Editorial Board of four International Research Journals, and published more than 200 research papers in research journals/ conferences. He has isolated two new microbial strains- PSSH1 and PSSH2 in 2011. His research interests include ionic liquid adsorbents, ecosanitation, ecosustainable management of e-waste and typical industrial wastes.

graduated in Mechanical Engineering from A.M.U. Aligarh in 1967. After working in industry ( Geep Flash Light Industries, Allahabad) for two years in production, maintenance & standardization, he joint REC Kurukshetra (now N.I.T. Kurukshetra ) as Lecturer in Mechanical Engineering Department in 1969. He obtained his Masters & Doctrate from Kurukshetra University in 1974 and 1983 respectively while working at REC Kurukshetra. In 1992 he joined Jamia Millia Islamia, New Delhi as Professor & Head, Mechanical Engineering Department. He was Dean, Faculty of Engineering & Technology from 1996 to 1999. He had been Head, Mechanical Engineering Department for three terms of three years each. His areas of interest are Mechanisms, Automation, Vibrations & Mechanics etc. He has guided 14 Ph-D. scholars. He has supervised large number of M.Tech. dissertations. He has published 137 research papers in International / National journals and conferences. He has provided consultancy to many industries of his domain. He is member of many committees of Govt. of India, Board of Studies and Faculty committee of various Universities and Engineering Colleges. He is founder member of Association for Mechanisms and Machines ( AMM ). He is reviewer of International journal “Mechanism & Machine Theory “. After retirement from Jamia Millia Islamia he has joined Galgotias University as Professor in Mechanical Engineering Department.

joined Galgotias University in October 2012 as Professor and Dean, School of Arts and Social Sciences. He holds a Ph.D. Degree in Economics from Delhi School of Economics, University of Delhi. His past positions include Director, Agricultural Economics Research Centre, University of Delhi; Director, National Council of Applied Economic Research; Visiting Professor, Institute for Human Development & Institute for studies in Industrial Development, and Professor and Dean, School of Business Studies, Sharda University, Greater Noida. Dr. Vashishtha has taught at Delhi University, Boston University and Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, USA. He has been a Visiting Fellow at Economics Department, University of Pennsylvania, USA. His teaching and research interests include agricultural economics, social sector, public policy and governance, water sector, poverty, subsidies, etc. Dr. Vashishtha has published in national and international journals. He has also contributed articles to books published by Oxford University Press, Columbia University Press, Kiel Institute of World Economy, Germany; National Academy Press, USA; etc. Dr. Vashishtha has served on several committees of Government of India (Planning Commission, Ministry of Agriculture) and Indian Council of Agricultural Research. He has been consultant to several international organizations such as World Bank, UNDP, ILO, IFAD and IFPRI.

received the B.E degree in Electrical Engineering from Government Engineering College, Jabalpur, India, M.E. degree in Industrial System and Drives from Madhav Institute of Technology and Science, Gwalior, India, and the Ph.D. degree from the Department of Electrical Engineering, IIT (BHU), Varanasi, India, in 1998, 2003, and 2009,respectively. From 2003-2008, She worked as Senior Research Fellow of University Grant Commission, New Delhi, India in the Department of Electrical Engineering, at Institute of Technology(BHU), where she carried out her research work on deregulation and optimization to power systems. In August 2009, She joined the Department of Electrical Engineering at the Ashoka Institute of Technology, Varanasi, India, and served as the Head of the Department. There she has organised various cultural and technical events. She has published various papers in national and international journals and conferences. She has 9 years of teaching and research experience. Her research interest includes power transmission system and management, deregulation, optimal power flow solution, and Artificial Intelligence application to power systems. In July 2012, she joined the Department of Electrical Engineering in the school of Engineering and Technology at Galgotias University, where presently she is working as Assistant Professor.


Interview with an International Student MR. MMUBWANGOLO NEHEMIE, is a 1st year BCA student at Galgotias University. He is citizen of Democratic Republic of Congo. The G-Post team interviewed him and what they found is presented here for the readers. Q: Why did you choose to study at Galgotias University (G.U)?

cooperative relationship with students. And most of the students are friendly and helpful. Q: What are you future expectations? A: When you get a great education system, the required skills and knowledge, jobs will follow. And we hope that Galgotias will provide us with the same so that we get the best jobs placements possible. Q: Give some suggestions for the growth and development of Galgotias University. A: G. U. is still in its growing stage and we hope to see better rooms in the hostel and food from all countries in the hostels, and a good variety of food in the cafeteria. Since we are international students, we have no knowledge of Hindi and therefore would like teachers and faculty members and other administrative staff to speak in English only, in the University. This will create a truly international atmosphere at the university.

A: - From the information of Galgotias University website, we found that GU emphasizes on practical teaching together with theory thus providing industrial relevant knowledge .We also were impressed with the profile of faculty members at GU, espeQ: Would you recommend G.U. to other students? cially the international faculty. Looking at the performance that Galgotias has achieved in its first year, we can deduce that Galgotias has a very bright future. So we chose to study at Galgotias University. Q: How is life at G.U? A: It is academically a wonderful place. The learning atmosphere is fantastic. We have very experienced and highly qualified faculty members. There is fairness in academics and grading systems which creates a sense of academic safety. This is unlike what we have back home in our country. There is no politics or corruption in the academic systems. Q: How are your fellow friends and the classroom atmosphere? A: It is warm, positive, relaxed, and the teachers share a more

A: Yes, because our experiences have been great so far and we would like to bring more of our countrymen to G.U. The International office also has really helped us in integrating into the University .They are very caring and supportive to us and on the whole Super Nice. We feel at home in the University rather than outside. Q: To sum up, could pick up a highlight of your time at G.U.? A: The atmosphere at the Freshers’ Party, and the a few gastronomical discoveries and in this instance, the discovery of traditional Indian sweets.

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Making a decision and regretting it Right from childhood days, my parents tried to instil in me many life lessons that they themselves had learned the hard way. We too do the same to our kids so that we can protect them from regrettable but perhaps otherwise avoidable experiences. However, we learn, albeit unfortunately, that they must usually find out the best way through the school of hard knocks as much as we try to protect our children from their misconceived or premature decisions. Thus, what we do at home forms part of the school of growth and learning at home. In fact, both schools of thought coexist: Experts teach lessons to newbies and thus influence the latter’s potential decisions and on the other hand, people are also willing to be adventurous with their decision and risk the fate of an outcome. There can be a long debate on the merits and shortcomings of both ways of taking decisions. But, one thing is true: we take decisions and many times, regret it. I recall several of my decisions taken at different stages (and of course, there are more to follow!). Needless to mention, few of them are quite regrettable. Making decisions is one of the most difficult tasks people face. Why it is so? It’s probably because we have multiple choices available before taking any decision. If there is only one choice available before taking a decision and even if the outcome is bad, we would not grumble about it. But when the number of choices grow in myriad ways and directions, the difficulty increases exponentially. Here are some of the non-scientific decision making ways that I have come across:

times, random decisions can be even better than well-thought and planned decisions. If we have to choose a movie to watch tonight, and we don't have a good idea, we can go for one that begins with our favourite letter.

effort. If this resource is exhausted by one activity, our mental capacity may be severely hampered in any other unrelated activity.

and decide step by step. However, it is easier said than done. And most of the times, we don't have a clear-cut understanding of the sequence of outcomes that will inevitably happen in future. A fundamental rule in decision making is to figure out the "opportunity cost" of a decision before it is made, not after. It is a concept taken from economics. For example, if a person has, say, 25 rupees and has a choice to buy between coke and a magazine. If he chooses to buy the coke, he won't have any money left to  Flipping a coin: It may be a useful tool buy the magazine. Thus, if he uses his money for taking the decisions when there is no or to enjoy a coke, he cannot then allow himself very little idea about the future. For to feel bad for not being able to read the example: getting married; even though there magazine. are billions of examples around, we never But, for normal people, this opportunity cost know what will happen to our conjugal life. stuff is too complex a thing to rationally calculate and implement while taking a  Decision based on superstition: At decision. The human mind, despite being a times, superstition could be a means to splendid device, is nevertheless, not without making good decisions. If a black cat runs its own limits. Research has focused on a across the road on our way; sometimes it particular mental limitation, which has to do may be wise to turn back. I know, many of with our ability to use a mental trait known my friends will not agree on the cat's as executive function. When you focus on a example. But the point I want to make is to act according to our hunch. Hunches can be specific task for an extended period of time or on choosing between two options, you are just as valuable as knowledge. flexing your executive function muscles.  Random decision: People say that, at Both thought processes require conscious

We have so far sketched out a capricious approach of taking decisions as well as the amount of influence that minor decisions can potentially make to a major one. I have made several decisions that I regretted afterward. I think all of us do the same. Many people emphasize the fact that there is no point to regret. It may cause stress to our brain and may hamper the future decisions. However, we can't stop regretting if the decision we took was through a conscious effort. On the other hand, some make decisions to only regret it later. Does it mean that we should take a non-scientific route while arriving at some particular decision? Because if we make the bad decision by some arbitrary and capricious method (such as flipping a coin), it is much easier to dump the decision and move on. What if we move on?

The problem is not only with too many choices available while making a single Decision based on experience: There is a decision, but also multiple associated problem with this kind of decision making. If decisions to be made at the same period. the previous decision turned out to be a Imagine, for a moment that you are facing a good one, then fine; but it sucks if it was a situation of making very difficult decision bad one. about which of the two job offers to accept. One position offers good pay and job I was wondering if there is any appropriate security, but is pretty boring; whereas the way of taking decisions. There is in fact! It other job is really interesting and offers says: First, identify what decision you have reasonable pay, but has a questionable job to make; then narrow down your choices security. Obviously, you will find yourself in a dilemma in opting for a particular offer. At this point, if you have some other decision to make, then your decision to accept a particular job offer is likely to be influenced by the third seemingly unrelated decision. Hence, it is said that if you are exhausted by making several minor decisions, you should avoid taking any major decision for some time. Our stressed brain may not have much space and energy in its cranium to make any important decision.

I believe that most of you may have faced dilemmas while deciding on major issues particularly with too many choices available. What, in your opinion, would be the best way to take a major decision?

By: Dr. Deependra Kumar Jha


Visit of the Dean - School of Engineering & Technology to the USA (Champaign, Illinois 8-13 September 2012)

Dr. Deependra Kumar Jha, Dean of School of Engineering & Technology visited the University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign to attend the 44th North American Power Symposium (NAPS) 2012. During his visit, he also presented his paper entitled “Estimating Electricity Supply Outage Cost for Residential and Commercial Customers” (Paper ID 2075). NAPS is a premier international conference in the area of power and energy engineering held every year in North America and provides an open forum for participants from academia and industry to exchange innovative ideas and solutions. At the conference, high quality papers were presented in the areas of power systems and stability, distribution systems, micro-grids, climate and weather impacts, wind and solar integration, reliability, smart meters, load modelling and analysis, estimation and filtering, economics, and power electronics.

You and I When I feel down and I need someone to talk to, I thank my stars that I have you You were there in my childhood In my chocolate and creams You were there in my adolescence Hidden in my dreams I speak to God And I thank Him a ton Because He knew that you and I Were meant to be one By: Nitin Kumar Devra, MCA, Batch-2B

A NEW BEGINNING WITH NO START ! This is a question which many people pose now. ‘How do I use with the new version of windows as it does not have any start button?’ It’s equivalent to driving a car without a steering wheel. These are a few points to be familiar with the new Windows 8. Windows 8 is going to release on October 26 this year. It’s going to be released in 4 different editions. They are: Windows8, Windows 8 Pro, Windows 8 Enterprise and Windows RT (for tablets). What’s so different in Windows 8 ? The answer is the new user interface (UI). It was earlier known as the Metro UI but now, it’s just called Modern UI or Windows 8 UI. The Windows 8 UI is an icon-based interface which consolidates groups of common tasks and displays them aesthetically. The advantages of Metro UI are: 1. Great Accessibility 2. Aesthetically pleasing 3. Improved Search feature 4. Dynamic Content So, when you’re logged onto the Start screen, you can just start typing whatever you want to search and the searching will automatically start. Searching has never been such easier. There are large icons present on the start screen. They are called “Tiles”. They keep cycling and showing you more information. Also, it gives you the impression that the User Interface is responsive and “alive”, and has an added sense of depth. Further, there are 3 new (tricky) features in Windows 8: 1. Charms: They come out when you hover around your mouse to the right hand side of the screen. They contain sharing options. 2. Apps Taskbar: It displays a preview of currently running apps. They come out when you hover around your mouse to the left hand side of the screen. 3. Right Click Context Menu: Like in tablets, upon right clicking in an app will display a bar at the bottom of the screen containing the traditional context menu. Hence, it is advised here, to spend time with the new interface and you’ll find tiles to meet most of your day-to-day computing needs. By: Aman Arora,ECE-5

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Orientation Program for MBA: The Second Beginning Orientation programs in the first year of any program of study are critical as they help the newly admitted students to learn about the curriculum, meet faculty and administrators and become familiar with the culture of the university with a view to galvanizing themselves into action when needed. So, when the School of Business announced a separate orientation program for the second year students, it left our senior students a bit amused. Initially, they thought that it would be a recap of their first year orientation with a high dosage of policy reminders. When the program unfolded, to their pleasant surprise, it was far from a repeat of what happened last year. This program was more about the new exciting courses in the MBA program, team-building exercises, introducing them to the newly acquired learning management system - moodle and a discussion of the increased emphasis on experiential learning activities as part of the curricular and co-curricular activities. Upon completing the program, students readily acknowledged the benefits of going through it and thanked the faculty for organizing the program.

Germany Visit of Dr. Shyamal Kumar Kundu Dr. Shyamal Kumar Kundu is an Associate Professor of Physics, School of Basic and Applied Sciences, Galgotias University, Uttar Pradesh. Dr. Kundu got an offer to join the research program at Jielich Research Center, Germany. He investigated the soft colloidal model systems by rheology to test new experimental concepts. In the dilute regime, he used high molecular weight star polymers and linear polymers separately dispersed in low-molecular weight linear oligomer matrices. Steady shear flow curves showed a pronounced shear thinning behavior starting at characteristic shear rate decreasing with increasing matrix molecular weight and matrix viscosity, respectively and it is comparable with the existing theory. For the microscopic structure and phase separation, he studied the small angle neutron scattering (SANS) in combination with rheology at D11 spectrometer at the Institut Laue Langevin (ILL), Grenoble, France.

The School of Business organized a three day orientation program for the second year students from 6th to 9th August 2012. The program started with the welcome address from the Pro Vice Chancellor Professor Balaji Rajagopalan. He presented the underpinnings of the redesign of the MBA program. The welcome address was followed by a presentation of the details Simultaneously, Dr. Kundu also got an invitation for of the MBA curriculum by Professors Sushil Dixit and Raparticipating in the International Conference on “Trends marcha Kumar. This session was followed by Professors Rahul and Prospectives in Neutron Scattering for Soft Matter Chandra and Hemraj Verma talking about the revised learning and assessment model. The next section of the orientation focused Biophysics” held at Tutzing, Germany. He had a poster on an important attribute of today’s managers – learning to presentation on his work entitled “Shear induced brush work in teams as well as leading a high performance team. deformation of soft colloidal mixtures”. Various team building exercises were conducted under the supervision of Professor Pooja Sehgal and Dr. Ankit Gandhi. The day ended with Professors Mohit Aggarwal and Neeraj Juneja giving the students information on using the learning This test provided the students with detailed employability feedback along with suggested areas for improving their management system – Moodle. skills, thus increasing their chances of getting a job. Day two of the program witnessed the various area coordinators discuss the various specializations offered in the MBA program to enable the students to select the one that best fits their career goals. Post lunch sessions focused on the career advancement and campus recruitment with Dr. Ankit Gandhi presenting a brief report on “Campus Recruitment Policy and Procedures”. The day ended with important tips on writing a good resume.

The layout of the orientation program specifically designed for 2nd year students provided a roadmap for the year ahead and important information on various resources that will allow students to make informed career choices. Overall, the orientation program for the 2nd year students was a phenomenal success. We do hope that such orientation program will help students build proper strength into themselves in order for them to project their dreams and ambitions into the proper direction.

The last day of the orientation program was dedicated to the students to complete AMCAT- a comprehensive employability By: Dr. Ekta Srivastav, Assistant Professor , test administered by the firm “aspiring minds”. School of Business


We are what we are We are what we think. All that we are arises with our thoughts. With our thoughts we make the world.Lord Budhha.

said-“ The word impossible is found in the dictionary of fools”. He was actually trying to say that the power of thought can accomplish anything also the things which seems impossible for the weak. As per the law of the human nature Science, philosophy and history has moved hand in hand to thoughts stimulate our body to get into action according to explain nature, both physically and emotionally. When on one our desires. hand, Dr. Albert Einstein illustrated the theory of relativity, Thoughts create vibrations in the atmosphere which affect William Shakespeare explained the relative values of the other person’s aura too. This brings people together. An often human activities through,”there is nothing good or bad, but quoted example being, birds of same feather flock together. It thinking makes it so”. Our personality grows is also about looking for company where we strike with our thoughts and the physical body and the right balance. If someone has a jolly, happy naaction are directly ture, one can enjoy his or her company or someone affected by the power of our thoughts. Our can automatically bring a smile or glow over one’s thoughts reside in our subconscious mind face just by looking at him or her. Also, after meeting and guide our actions strongly. The brain people with negative thought one may become through our subconscious confirms the acagitated, confused or irritating. If you see around tion over our thoughts. The body and the yourself, you will find a group of people who are surrounding become the always share some kind of similarities. Either they all reflection of our subconscious so that our are studious, players, class bunkers or failures. A beliefs are proved. combination of class topper and class failure is a rare view. The people who share a group are also the ones sharing or Sometimes there is melody in the air and at times there is are affected by similar thoughts. The back benchers or class certain dullness which only you can feel. Cinematographer bunkers are similarly driven by the same thoughts. You may show some one’s happy moments by a melodious song, lost have heard a famous phrase “one rotten apple can spoil the imaginative thoughts, through chirping birds, flowers, few whole barrel” which means that we can be affected by the drops of rains, mild breezy air, moon night etc whereas to negative thoughts easily. So our show the cast of sadness they show heavy rain, thunders, surrounding matters a lot to achieve something good. barking dogs, dark night etc. They are actually showing that the environment surrounding us is changing according to our Sometimes the people coming in our contact leave some thoughts and we here directly relate to the inside which is effect without uttering a single word. This is due to the sad and dull or happy. Through these examples I wish to thought forms created by them. Studies show that cows yield draw this point that the subconscious appears to guide the more milk and trees give more fruits in an atmosphere external nature. But it can be treated the other way round replete with music. Good thoughts can affect the subtle too. Our physical outside world may be the image and let the world, physical life or say environment surrounding for that subconscious reflect it. To elaborate this I here quote a few matter. lines from a famous English poem: Pessimistic thoughts or environment created by such kind of diverted people will not lead one to any good position. If one If you think you are beaten, you are. thinks to succeed, one’s thoughts should be in that direction. If you think you dare not, you don’t One should make a work plan and put himself in that If you will think you’ll lose, you have lost direction on the road of success. Success comes to those who Success begins with a fellow’s will devote themselves to the planned and directed work with Its all in the state of mind. concentration and perseverance. Yes, its all in the state of mind. The great Nepolean always

By: Rashmi Kumari, Asst. Professor, ECE Dept.

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Interview with newly admitted student Q. Tell us something about your academic experience here. How is the classroom atmosphere? How is your interaction with the teachers and fellow friends? In GU, the faculty and seniors organized many events like quiz and debate etc. where we can show talent in various areas. There are management clubs, quizzes and presentation organized by our teachers and it helps the students to develop their personality. Teachers understand the problems of students and try to solve them as soon as possible. In total, academics is fun and resourceful in Galgotias University. Q. What are your future expectations?

Suman Kumari did her schooling from ARMY PUBLIC SCHOOL in Jammu and Kashmir and completed her graduation from Meerut. She is an MBA student at Galgotias School of Business Galgotias University. Her hobbies are reading books, playing basketball. She is an avid lover of adventure sports. The G-Post team interviewed her and what they found is presented here for the readers.

I expect GU to provide better placement to the students and tie up with the good companies so that we would have better placement opportunity. Q. Which program are you in? What do you particularly like about the courses and the program? I am in MBA program. This course provides practical business knowledge and we also learn how to manage the things. I’m quite interested in business world so MBA is the best course for me. Q. How do you think, you can contribute for the growth and development of GU?

I can do well in academics and represent GU in a bigger platform, both nationally and well as internationally. I can I choose to study at GU because they follow a different kind of also organize extra-curricular activities for the students so teaching methodology and pay a lot of attention on extra- cur- that they can improve their knowledge and showcase their ricular activities for the students. The faculty members at GU talent too. are quite good and they are pretty supportive and friendly with the students. Another reason why decided to GU is that it Q. Would you recommend GU to other students? Why? provides better placement opportunity. Yes, I will recommend GU to other students because of Q. Why did you chose to study at GU?

Q. How is life at GU? How do you feel when you compare it healthy environment and good atmosphere. They provide better placement and good faculty members. with university in your hometown? Life is good and interesting in GU due to the presence of wonderful faculty members and enthusiastic students. Due to the co-operative attitude of the faculty members, students can easily express their views in front of our teachers without any hesitation. This makes a difference when I compare it GU with a university at my home town.

Q. To sum up, could you pick a highlight of your time at GU, till date? The orientation program of GU was really impressive and they showed us the potential of the university and we got a feel that we have not taken any wrong decision by joining Galgotias University.


From the Office of International Relations …… In keeping with the Chancellor’s vision of creating a world class university, the Office of International Relations at Galgotias has achieved some significant milestones in the past few months. Thirty one Students from various countries like Democratic Republic of Congo, Rwanda, South Sudan, Djibouti, Japan, Bhutan, Iraq, Afghanistan, have been admitted as full time students at the University for the academic year 2012-13. This makes the ambience of the university truly international. For many of them, this is their first visit to India and they are gradually adjusting to the new country, culture, food and people. The International Office is helping with the transition and integration of these students into the systems at GU. A few of the senior students volunteered to be Study Buddies for the international students and help them take their first steps through the university campus and to settle down and make new friends. The International Office records its appreciation of these Study Buddies..!! At the behest of the Vice Chancellor, Dr. Ashok Saxena, an Enhanced Learning Center has been set up to offer academic support to all international students. The objective of this centre is to offer help to foreign students to make their learning and their transition into a new academic environment easier. This centre will support the students throughout their study at GU, so that they can do well academically. Another activity proposed by the international Office is the International Students Club .This Club aims to provide students from various cultural backgrounds a common platform to come together and work as a team. The activities of the club will enhance and promote international understanding and friendship among students and also provide an insight into the different cultures of the world. The International Students Club is open to all GU students. Interested students may contact the International Office for more information. Internationalization is indispensable for the growth of any educational institution. GU’s vision is to enrich the academic ambience of the university by sharing and learning from the expertise of foreign universities. Towards this end, GU signed an MoU with Purdue University, USA on the 1st April 2012. An Articulation program with Purdue university, Calumet Campus, USA called the Purdue Bound Program was officially launched on 14th September by Prof. Sham Tickoo, Pro Vice Chancellor. This will give the students of B.Tech (Mechanical Engineering) an opportunity to study at Purdue University, Calumet for the final year of their program and they will be eligible to receive a degree from both universities, Purdue and GU.

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Signing of MOU between Galgotias University and University of North America, Vienna, Virginia,USA. Left to right : Ms.Anita Charles, Head-International Relations, GU, Mr. Deshpal Singh, Country Head, UoNA, Mr.Marty Martin CEO of UoNA, Mr.A.S. Mathur,Registrar-GU, Dr.Ashok Saxena VC-GU, and Mr.Dhruv Galgotia, CEO of GEI, Another MOU was signed on the October 5th 2012 with the University of North America in the USA. This MOU will give all the students of Galgotias University an opportunity to attend short term programs of 2-4 weeks at the University of North America in the USA . The program will focus on providing an Experience of America and include lectures, seminars, visits and tours as well as on- site instruction in the Washington D.C., Metropolitan Area, thus enabling students to gain knowledge and an experience with a global perspective. In addition to this, the Regional Director of Anglia Ruskin University, UK, Mr. Austin Brown, visited GU and expressed a keen interest for Articulation Programs in the UK for students of GU. These international experiences are planned to make learning exciting and interesting for GU students so that the University grows into a centre of world class higher learning that can be compared to the best in the world.

Vice-Chancellor’s Visit to USA The Vice-Chancellor Professor Ashok Saxena made a two-week visit to the United States in October of 2012 during which he held discussions with Georgia Institute of Technology in Atlanta, Georgia, the University of Arkansas in Fayetteville, Arkansas and with Columbia University in New York to promote collaborations with Galgotias University. He also attended the Board meeting of the Accreditation Board of Engineering and Technology (ABET) where he was installed as a member of the Board for the 2012-2013 year. ABET is the world’s premier organization that accredits engineering and technology programmes mostly in the United States but increasingly so outside of United States. The collaboration programmes discussed with faculty and

officials of Georgia Tech and the University of Arkansas are designed to benefit students and faculty alike. If the programmes are approved by both sides, GU students will be able to transfer to these institutions after two to three years and complete the remaining degree requirements in those institutions and earn degrees from these prestigious universities. There will also be opportunities for students for short-term visits to those institutions as interns. The discussions also included a wide range of other topics including a Visiting Faculty Programme and also the possibilities of GU students participating in online degrees from those institutions as well as engaging in joint degrees in specialized fields such as retail.


Papers Published by Galgotias University Faculty members (July-Sept, 2012)                       

Vinod Kumar Yadav, Yogesh K. Chauhan, N.P. Padhy and H.O. Gupta, “A novel power sector restructuring model based on Data Envelopment Analysis (DEA),” International Journal of electrical power & energy systems, (Science direct) volume 44, Issue 1, pp.-629-637, 2013. Impact Factor (2.247). Y. Arya, Yogendra Kumar and S.K.Sinha, “Fuzzy Logic Based Load Frequency Control of Multi-Area Electrical Power System Considering NonLinearities and Boiler Dynamics,” International Energy Journal, 13 (2012) 97-112. Ravindra Nath Yadav, Vinod Yadava and, G. K. Singh, “Intelligent Modeling Of Electro-Discharge Diamond Face Grinding (Eddfg),” International Conference on Advancements and Futuristic Trends in Mechanical and Materials Engineering (October 5-7, 2012), Punjab Technical University, Kapurthala, Punjab-144601 (INDIA). Muley D., Bunker J. and Ferreira L., “Assessing efficiency of a transit oriented development (TOD) by comparative analysis,” Proceedings of the 35th Australasian Transport Research Forum, 26 – 28 September, Perth, 2012. Singh, A.P. and Misra, G., "Adolescent life style in India: Prevalence of risk and promotive factors of health," Psychology and Developing Societies, 24(2), 145-161, 2012. Singh, A.P. "Effect of Positive Life Style Changes on Quality of Life among Adolescents," Psychology (Accepted for Publication), 2012. Anupriya Asthana, Rashmi Kumari, ”Enhancement of Degraded Image by Detection and Reduction of Impulse Noise using Soft Computing Techniques,” in the proc.( ISBN no.- 978-93-82208-29-7) of International conference on Electronics & Communication Engineering( ICECE-2012), 14th October, 2012, New Delhi. Ajay Kumar, Green Analytical Chemistry, Chemical Weekly , September 4, 2012, 211-213. Nipun Chaudhary, "Information and Communication Technology: A Major Source of Language Change" Vol.1, Issue 6, October 2012, ISSN No. 0976 – 1608 (Link: .pdf) published by Department of Humanities and Social Sciences, MNNIT, Allahabad. Sakthivel Kandaiah, Ralph Huebner, Martin Jansen, “Electrocrystallisation and Single Crystal Structure Determination of Bis(2,2‘-bipyridyl)silver(II) perchlorate [Ag(bipy)2](ClO4)2. Polyhedron,” Article In Press, Accepted Manuscript, Available online 12 September 2012 - Elsevier B.V Ralph Huebner, Sakthivel Kandaiah, Martin Jansen, “Non-Planar Lithium-Phthalocyanine in the Double Salt (nBu4N)2[LiPc]PF6. Zeitschrift fur anorganische und allgemeine Chemie” The Journal of Inorganic and General chemistry Volume 638, Issue 10, 1478–1481, 2012, John Wiley & Sons Inc. Babita Tyagi, Ritu kapoor, Deepa Sinha, D.S Bhargava,”Enhanced one Dimensional Modeling for Predicting Concentration of BOD in Rivers”,Journal of natural sciences Research, ISSN 2224-3186(Print) ISSN 2225-0921(online), July 2012. Babita Tyagi, Ritu Kapoor, Deepa sinha, D. S Bhargava, “Mathematical Modeling and simulation for predicting DO Conditions in river”. (Accepted for publication in International Journal of Environment Protection). S. Dhawan , S. Kapoor, S. Kumar, S. Rawat, “Contemporary review of techniques for the solution of nonlinear Burgers equation,” Journal of Computational Scicence, Elsevier , Volume 3, Issue 5, September 2012, Pages 405–419. S. Rawat & Saurabh Kapoor, “Finite Element Study of Radiative Free Convection Flow Over a Linearly Moving Permeable Vertical Surface in the Presence of Magnetic Field,” Procedia Engineering, Elsevier, Volume 38, 2012, Pages 2288–2296. Upadhyay, Ashok Kumar, “Usage of E-Journals by Researchers at Jiwaji University, Gwalior: A Study”, International Conference on “Creating Wisdom and Knowledge through Shared Learning., October 11-13, 2012 (MANLIBNET 2012) , Indian Institute of Management, Indore, India, pp. 246- 251, 2012. Jain Swati, "FDI Inflows in India: volatility and concentration," International Seminar on Economic, Social and Environmental Challenges of Globalisation, St Bede's College Shimla and Indian Economic Association on October 5-6, 2012. Vimal Kumar, Neeraj Tyagi andRanjan Baghel "Realization of Seamless Mobility in Heterogeneous Wireless Networks based on IEEE 802. 21 Framework" International Journal of Computer Applications (IJCA) Volume 53 - Number 3 Year of Publication: October 2012PP 37-44. Dr Harjit Singh and Jitin Gambhir (2012), "Volatility in Pharma Stocks", Indira Management Review, Research and Academic Journal of Indira School of Business Studies, Pune. Vol 6, issue 2, PP 4-19. B. K. Sarkar, A. S. Verma, “Temperature dependent optical bandgap in Cu2GeS3 by photoacoustic spectroscopy” Proc. the 3rd International Conference on the Physics of Optical Materials and Devices, Belgrade, Serbia,P 80, 2012. Banik, J. Lukovicova, G. Pavlendova, B. K. Sarkar, “Electrical conductivity in the amorphous hydrogenated silicon and Meyer-Neldel rule” Proc. Scientific Conference Physics of Materials 2012, Kosice, Slovakia, PP 167-174, 2012. B. K. Sarkar, G. Pavlendova, I. Banik, A. S. Verma, “Electronic and Thermal properties of Zinc Chalcogenides based on Density Function Theory”: Thermophysics 2012, Podkylava, Slovakia, (In press), 2012.

Book(s) Dr. Arun Pratap Singh, "Life style, health and well-being among teenagers", Lambert Academic Publishing Co. Germany, 2012.

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In Pursuit to Excellence

Faculty Development Programme by Prof. Sham Tickoo On 19th October Prof. Sham Tickoo delivered a talk to the Galgotias University faculty members who were “In Pursuit to Excellence”. He began his lecture talking about the Teaching world which is two-dimensional consisting of teaching and research. A Teacher is mostly concerned with teaching and researching in his area of study further. However, Prof. Tickoo talked about the third dimension which was the Enrichment Activities. Prof. Tickoo said that the best and the most important assets of an educational institute are Faculty, Management and Staff. He likened an educational institute to a manufacturing unit, where students taking admission are ‘raw material’, faculty members are like ‘tools and processes’ which give shape to the given raw material, graduating students are like the finished products and Management and staff are there to provide support to the above group. He gave three techniques through which Faculty members can strive for their development: Teaching, Scholarship and Service. Faculty should not restore to the traditional teaching techniques but rather try to introduce innovative teaching techniques whereby encouraging students to learn theory through application of concepts. Questions should be encouraged which would eventually lead to informative discussions and help in clearing concepts and doubts. Apart from the faculty evaluation, peer evaluation should also be encouraged and also the external evaluation for an unbiased, third-person evaluation.

Furthermore, a faculty member should also frame the syllabus of his subject carefully. The syllabus framed should be contemporarily and practically sound. Pains should be taken to compare the syllabus with various national and international colleges and universities to ensure that the chosen syllabus is up to the mark regarding present times. Team activities and projects should be decided and allotted and the departments should have state-of-the-art labs to give the students that much needed edge. Prof. Tickoo also emphasised the importance and utility of research. A good teacher is always a scholar and is devoted to research. Whether he works individually or in a team, sponsored or otherwise, on projects or on a book, his aim is to gather more and more knowledge in his field and related areas. Conferences are also a good way to maintain pace with the topics of concern and therefore research on. A good way to develop one’s skills is through the route of service. One must actively be involved in industry training- on site, in house or online; or organise and participate in seminars and conferences which provide good exposure. Being members of University’s committees, organizing and participating in competition or shows also brings one to the forefront, as does being a sportsman, keen on participating- winning or losing- but believing in keeping fit.

How to run DOS commands through Turbo c? There is an inbuilt function in c called system(). Its syntax is like this system(Dos command); /*In dos commands write the appropriate command */ Example : In order to see the contents of the current directory, write the following program and run it. #include<stdio.h> #include<stdlib.h> int main() { system("dir"); getch(); return 0; } By: Nihar Ranjan Roy, Asst. Prof., Department of CSE

Orientation Programme for PhD Scholars Times of transition can be difficult in many ways, and starting a PhD is no exception, So, in order to ease the way and to help to settle in the PhD program, Galgotias University organized an orientation program for fall 2012-13 batch PhD Scholars on 24th September, 2012. Vice chancellor Prof Ashok Saxena welcomed the scholars and assured them all help at Galgotias University. Prof Saxena shared his experience about the time when he was in their shoes and advised the scholars to put their

100% in the PhD program. The Dean Prof D K Jha gave the brief introduction of the various Schools of the Galgotias University. Prof Jha discussed the requirement of course work which every scholar has to complete to finally register in the PhD program. He also stressed on the quality of research, which is expected from the scholars and encouraged them to publish their research in the leading journals across the world.


FRESHER’S PARTY-2012 The cold morning breeze wasn’t the usual but had a winsome significance for the Galgotians of 2012 batch. As they all pulled up their socks to witness the splendid and scintillating Fresher’s Party-2012.The Galgotias Educational Institutions maintained its legacy to provide its students with breath taking surprises. The environment was peppered with bonhomie and ebullience. The commencement of the event in the presence of some of the prominent personalities such as the CEO of Galgotias Educational Institutions Mr. Dhruv Galgotia, Prof. Sham Tickoo, Prof. Balaji, Dr. Sundersan, Dr. Luthra, Mr. Lakhani & Mr Luthra lamp lighting marked the beginning of this academic year’s first surprise. Saraswati Vandana raised deep reverence towards our rich Indian culture and rejuvenated souls.

Galgotian performers enthused and amazed the juniors completely. This was followed by an address to the students from Mr. Dhruv Galgotia, who in his motivational speech brought out the importance of conducting an event as such, and explained the motive that is fulfilled through this entertaining event. Students from all corners of the world, each year become a part of Galgotias Group of Institutions and, this event helps in

bridging gaps between the different environments and the diverse culture that these students come from. His esteemed words acted as a remedy for meritorious students who came from far flung areas, and being a young entrepreneur his perception made way deep in thoughts to act as guidelines in stepping the competitive world.

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The cold and soothing air was jazzed up by some impeccable and magnificent performances from Galgotia’s Dance and Music clubs formally known as Studio-D and Crescendo club. It was time for neurotic freshers to open up with evangelistic seniors. An invincible and enchanting fashion show was presented by Galgotias Fashion club that raised the spirits of the audience and left them stunned. This was followed by a band performance which engrossed everyone to their melodious notes. It was that particular moment when serenity in air gave up, and Galgotians gravitated to the dance floor. Poised bodies grooved to the latest and most happening numbers in the town played by the heart throbbing DJ. Our sincere thanks to Raddisson Blu Greater Noida for being our Hospitality Partners, Fresca Juices for being our Beverage Partners, Great India Place Mall and Worlds of Wonder for being our Entertainment Partners. Ms Archana Browne and Ms Shailja from GIP,WoW and Ms Shivani from Kingdom of Dreams were our esteemed judges for Mr and Ms Freshers. For some it was academic year’s first party but for some it was an occasion to bid adieu to school life and envisaging themselves as stakeholders of this professional era. Though exhausted but with enraptured souls and elated spirits, Galgotians made their way back to respective hostels. But memories down the lane of this mind boggling party will stay intact in everyone’s heart to blossom every now and then. By: Sakshi Nigam ,BA (Hons), Economics

Galgotias University at International Academic Conference – 2012 on ‘Economic Growth and Changes of Corporate Environment in Asia’

The Indian Law Institute (Deemed University), New Delhi organised Two days International Academic Conference – 2012 on ‘Economic Growth and Changes of Corporate Environment in Asia’ & Celebration of 50 years of the Indian Advocates Act and its Relevancy in the International Context on 22 September 2012 & 23 September 2012 at Vigyan Bhavan, New Delhi. Hon’ble Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh was the Chief Guest. Dr. Ashok Saxena, Vice Chancellor, Galgotias University graced the occasion. Dr. Pradeep Kulshrestha, Dr. Sanjay Srivastava, Dr. Parul Goyal along with students of School of Law, GU participated in the two day International Academic Conference and made best use of the occasion to understand the latest developments in the field of law.


IEEE Branch Chapter at Galgotias University An IEEE student branch chapter has started in Galgotias University under IEEE Delhi section with the objective to grow the research activities and professional networking. An event was organised by IEEE Student Branch on 19th of Sept, 2012 at Galgotias University in which the guest speaker Mr. Ayush Jain, chair, GOLD (Graduate of Last Decades- An IEEE sub group), Delhi section, discussed about the benefits of IEEE membership, research activities, networking with the experts of the designated fields and about the technical societies as Power System society and Communication society. He also motivated the students to be a part of the student chapter so that they can get benefited with professionals with their publications, conferences, meetings and discussions and other means of professional communication. Students from various branches of M.Tech & B.Tech had participated in this event. Anupriya Asthana, a student of M. Tech. CE, second year is holding the position of student chapter chair of Galgotias University and a faculty from ECE department Ms. Rashmi Kumari is serving as the branch counsellor of IEEE student chapter.

An event was organized by IEEE Delhi section on 20th to 21st of October 2012 at NSIT, Dwarka, New Delhi. It was the first Delhi student congress with the objective to give a common platform to the branches to facilitate networking and co-ordination among themselves. It was an initiative to provide the mutual support to all branches and be benefited with the creative ideas of other branches as well as the problems faced by them. Main key feature of the two day session was full of creative and knowledgeable team building events, leadership talk and interaction with the India SAC team representative from Hyderabad and Delhi. The following students from our branch chapter had attended the session. 1.

Mr. Ballappa Tambadi (M.Tech, CE, Second Year)


Mr. Sandeep Gaur, (M.Tech, CE, Second Year)


Mr. Shubham Mahendrawal (B.Tech, ECE, Second Year)


Ms. Tanya Arora (B.Tech, ECE, Second Year)

They had enjoyed the enlightening and informative session which is going to be very useful for the growth of IEEE GU.

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