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  • 1. YEAR 1 | ISSUE 2 | APRIL, 2012 Welcome to the second issue of ‘The This is precisely the reason with publication of this newsletter that G-Post’ , a quarterly newsletter of Galgotias is a humble endeavor on our part to make people aware and known University. After the successful launch of our with all probity and sincerity about the various activities we and our first issue in January 2012, it undeniably students are engaged in, also gives space to express creative abilities excites us to stay all geared up to bring to of our students and faculty members. Imagination and creativity you the second edition which will serve as a also play a vital role in identifying areas where technological knowledge capsule that would recharge your developments could bring maximum benefits to the society and mind. bridge the huge gap that exists between the haves and the have-nots. It is great therefore that our students are getting trained Technology and Creative Arts do not run early in their career in blending together creative arts andtransverse to each other in the present world. Steve Jobs, former technology in their mind.CEO of Apple Inc., once said, “Apple has always been at the intersec-tion of technology and liberal arts. And that, many people think, is The second issue is coming out with more strength and morethe single greatest factor differentiating Apple from its competitors.” support from the students and my colleagues. I congratulate allThe technology with which Apple created products such as iPad, those whose efforts have helped produce the current issue of ‘The G-iPod, Mac and the concepts that had gone behind Genius Bars, Post’ and wish happy reading.WWDC, etc. were all driven by focusing on what resonates with Dr. Deependra K. Jhahumans.Dr. D. K. JhaDr. P.K.S. NainDr. A.K.JainDr. Bhim SinghDr. Ankit GandhiMs. Anita CharlesMs. Vinnie MathurDr. Ekta SrivastavaMs. Anshima P. SrivastavaMs. Anindita SahooMr. Nihar Ranjan RoyMr. Kiran VermaDr. Hemraj VermaMr. Ayush Balooni - B. TechMs. Vertika Anand - MCAMr. Rahul Kapoor - B.TechMr. Prakhar Mathur - B. TechMs. Niharika Singh - B. TechMr. Kantinath Bannerjee - MBA
  • 2. YEAR 1 | ISSUE 2 | APRIL, 2012 2  Workshop on ‘Leadership Management and Total Per- sonality Development’….3  Know Your Teacher...4 A 5-day Mission 10X Faculty Empowerment Workshop was organized from 21st to 25th  Global Pursuit………….5 February, 2012 at GCET campus in collaboration  Participation in EDEX-2012, with WIPRO Technologies. 20 faculties from Sri Lanka ………..6 Galgotias Universities and 8 from Ideal Institute of  Is it always rude to say Technology participated in the said workshop. No?...................................7 The objective of the workshop was to supplement  Science & Technology…..8 faculties’ existing facilitation skills and enable themnurture student’s innovation, higher level of understanding of the subject being taught  Orientation of PhDwhile developing key technical and behavioral skills in parallel. It helped to unleash Programme………………8faculty’s full potential and gave insight into Interactive Teaching Methodology & teaching  Cool Apps to hang outaids. It also aimed to develop key employability skills in students. Mission 10X portal is a with ...powered byfaculty community portal exclusively built for Indian engineering faculty that provides Android…………………...8many learning material and continuous engagement plan. It also provides interaction  Launching of book onforum and gives opportunity to share their experience. Anna………………………..9Inaugural session of the workshop was held on 21st at 9:30 AM and valedictory session  FACEBOOK :The otherwas organized on 25th at 2:00 PM. Mr. Aaditya Sharma head WIPRO Technologies’ side !...................................10Academic Initiative (north India) was the chief guest of the valedictory session and Prof.D.K. Jha, Dean GU presided over the session. Certificates were distributed jointly by Dean  Importance of Lean inGU and Mr. Aaditya Sharma to all the participants. Faculties also shared their 5 day experi- Building Professionals….10ence and were delighted to be the part of the workshop. All participants enjoyed the  Abraham Lincoln’s letter toworkshop and it was a great learning experience for all of them. his son’s Teacher…...11This 5 -day workshop will be followed by advanced workshop of 2 day duration for  One Wish…………………...11practice of the innovative approaches in subjects of one’s interest by the end of the  G-Quasar……………………12current semester or early next semester.  Academic Excellence …..13  “Sometimes you have to stand alone to prove that you can stand”…………….14  Outcast………………………...15  Inaugration of Clubs at Galgotias University…...15  Can Linguistics be considered as a Science?...16  Life under flyovers ……….17  Green World Green Talk….18Winning doesn’t always mean being first, Winning means you’re doing better than you’ve done before.- Bonnie Blair
  • 3. 3 ‘Leadership Management and Total Personality Development’CEL ‘ Centre for Evolutionary Learning’ a non-profit global research network organized a workshop on ‘Leadership Management andTotal Personality Development’ for faculty members at Galgotias University from January 10 - 18, 2012. The programme kicked off on January 10, 2012 in the presence of Prof.(Dr.) K.N. Tripathi, Vice Chancellor, Prof.(Dr.) D. K. Jha, Dean, and Mr. Dhruv Galgotia, CEO, Galgotias University. Prof.(Dr.) Jha, welcomed and introduced the speakers, Mr. Dinesh Rai a retd. IAS officer working as Chairman, Warehousing Development and Regulatory Authority (WDRA), Col K.S. Mohan, Head –Research, Analytics and Innovation at the AIBS, Mrs. Neeta Rai , founding member on Leadership Board of CEL International, India Chap- ter and Mr. Nischal Kapoor, IBM’s Worldwide Insurance Indus- try Leader. The workshop was conducted through four sessions of 90 minutes each. In this interactive workshop, the role of leadership along with research was emphasized through various exercises, so that teachers can provide encouraging, empowering and supporting learning environment to the students and enhance their performance in various fields. The programme aimed at total personality development through self -awareness, self-confidence, self-control, empathy, motivationand social-competency.The valedictory session on 18th January witnessed the faculty members discussing with the key speakers of the workshop. Facultiesalso shared their experience of participation in the workshop and expressed that they were looking forward to more of suchinteractive and learning workshops.
  • 4. YEAR 1 | ISSUE 2 | APRIL, 2012 4 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.) S.K.Sinha, Research Coordinator, Prof. ( Dr.) Babita Tyagi, Head Department of Mathematics, Dr. Ramarcha Kumar and Dr. Dhiraj Sinha. received his B.Sc Engineering received her M.Sc ( Applied (Electrical) from M.I.T Muzzaffarpur, Bihar , Mathematics) from University of Roorkee (Now IIT M.Tech from RIT Jamshedpur (Now NIT Jam- Roorkee) . After qualifying NET exam in 1989, she shedpur) and Ph.D. from IIT Roorkee with spe- joined the department of Mathematics , University of cialization in Power System. He has 18 years of Roorkee as JRF and availed the fellowship by CSIR. teaching, research and industrial experience. She was later promoted to SRF and obtained her Presently, he is professor in the Electrical Engi- PhD degree in Mathematics from the same neering Department. He is also coordinating the university in 1997. research activities at Galgotias University. Dr. Tyagi was elected President of mathematicalDr. Sinha started his career in industry and after working for 8 years he colloquium in the academic year 1990-91. She has been a bright studentswitched over to academics. During his academic and industrial career since childhood and availed the merit scholarship and national scholarshiphe held various key administrative positions. As a convener he has orga- during her schooling and graduation. She has hold various administrativenized several workshops and lectures. His research interests include position including Dean (Academics) , Dean (Students) and Controller ofAutomatic Generation Control, Power System Stability, Power System Examination in various academic institute of repute in NCR region . HerTransients, Power System Operation & Control etc. He has published area of research interest is mathematical modeling . She has published aseveral research papers in reputed international journals and confer- number of papers in reputed national and international journals includingences. He is an active researcher and has research interactions with the the journal of Elsevier science and Institution of engineers, UK. One of herfaculty of IIT Roorkee. He has delivered several lectures related to his papers got merit certificate from institution of civil engineers and oneresearch area during his academic career. another got the prestigious Nawab Zain Yar Jung Bahadur memorial prize for the paper published in the Journal of Institution during 2007-08. did his B.Tech in Electrical obtained his Ph. D. in Engineering from IET Lucknow, MS in Economics from University of California (Irvine). He Telecommunication from ENST de Bretagne, Brest, received “Social Science Merit Fellowship” from the France and Ph.D in Microsystems from the University School of Social Science, University of California of Cambridge, UK. He has worked at Paul Scherer (Irvine), M.A. in Economics from Delhi School of Eco- Institute, Switzerland, Infineon Technologies, Munich, nomics, and B.A. in Economics from Deshbandhu Smantenna Ltd., Cambridge and IET, Uttar Pradesh College, University of Delhi. During his M.A he was Technical University. He is presently working as awarded the “Manmohan Singh Fellowship” and he Associate Professor of Electronics Engineering atwas the first recipient of this scholarship. He did his schooling from Netar- Galgotias University.hat School, Jharkhand. He was the second rank holder in the Bihar School Dr Dhiraj Sinha has mainly done research in the area of thin film based an-Examination Board (All over state) for class Xth. Currently he is working as tennas, semiconductors and sensors. He has worked on researchan Associate Professor in the School of Business at Galgotias University. projects for Nokia Research, Cambridge; Defense Science and TechnologyHe worked as research associate in the Institute for Human Development, Labs, Ministry of Defense, UK and Network Rail, UK. He has filed a number ofDelhi , as a lecturer at Zakir Husain (Evening) College, Delhi, and as a guest patents in the area of piezoelectric sensors, railway track monitoringlecturer at Miranda House, Delhi. technology and antennas. He has got around ten years of teaching and research experience.His areas of research are Political Economics, International Trade,Development Economics and Game Theory. At Institute of Human He was the recipient of Eiffel Scholarship for studies in France and Wingate &Development, he has worked on various projects like ‘Rural Urban Cambridge Commonwealth Trust Scholarship for his doctoral research at Cambridge. He also got Entrepreneurship prizes at London Business SchoolMigration’ & Bihar Development Report’. His book ‘Essays on the economics in 2009 and Cambridge University in 2008.of conflict’ is recently published by Proquest, University of Michigan. Thisbook explores the use of contest success function and metagame theory to Dr Sinha has travelled extensively in Europe, the USA and India.solve problems related to conflict.
  • 5. 5 2012 is a year of new beginnings for the Galgotias University. The month of January and February saw a series of international visitors and the month of March, a new international partner. True to its vision of providing a high quality, research driven, globally oriented educational experience that enriches students, the university invited Prof.(Dr.) Markus W. Exler from the Kufstein University of Applied Sciences, Austria, to deliver a short course on ‘Mergers and Acquisitions’ to the students of MBA from 12th -18th February.A group of 24 German students from the Wurzburg University, Germany, visited Galgotias University on 24th February and had a livelyinteraction with the students. A warm traditional welcome was given to them and students from both the Universities had an opportunityto exchange information on the cultural, social and educational systems of both the countries. This interaction provided a greatopportunity for Galgotias University’s students to network and socialize with students from Germany.
  • 6. YEAR 1 | ISSUE 2 | APRIL, 2012 6 In the month of March, Galgotias University achieved yet another first. Galgotias University and Northern Illinois University (NIU) located in DeKalb, Illinois, signed a Memorandum of Understanding on 6th March to expand academic ties and promote closer cooperation and collaboration. Galgotias University is now partnered with NIU to bring exciting academic programmes and scholastic activities to its students. Apart from this, delegations from the University of Toronto, Canada and University of North America, also visited the campus. These were the first exploratory visits and discussions are underway in making collaborations with these universities. Galgotias University is also on its way towards bringing an international student community to its campus. Several foreign students have already expressed their interest in seeking admissions from the coming academic session. Galgotias University is making its way to becoming a top-rated international University.Galgotias University participated in the International education exhibition on Education & Careers (EDEX) held at Colombo, Sri Lanka. EDEXis a platform that provides Srilankan students information about reputed institutions ofhigher learning all over the world and helps them connect with these Universities.Around 210 universities both national and international participated in the expo. A total of90,000 students and parents attended the event, from 20 th - 22nd January in Colombo and27th -28th January in Kandy. Galgotias University was represented at the EDEX byProf.(Dr.) D. K. Jha, Dean of School of Engineering & Technology and Mrs. Anita Charles,Head – International Relations.Prof. Jha also visited The University of Colombo to meet with Prof. (Dr.) T. R. Ariyaratne,Dean of Faculty of Sciences to discuss the areas of mutual cooperation. The consequences of today are determined by the actions of the past. To change your future, alter your decisions today. -Anonymous
  • 7. 7Will you do me a favour? ... May I request you to kindly do this for Elizabeth Bakken et al.) and I would like to share it with you … I know I am troubling you, but will you help me in fixing thisproblem? … These are a few familiar questions/requests that we  Dont automatically say yes: When someone asks you foroften come across in our life. And even if we don’t feel like accepting your time, dont immediately say yes in response. Take somemany of these requests, we end up saying “yes, sure”! We are taught extra time to think and review your schedule. You should care-since childhood that it’s bad or rude to say ‘no’ to someone’s fully analyze your priorities and give an honest answer aboutrequest and hence, we often respond by saying ‘yes’ even when we your availability. However, just be sure to follow up with yourdon’t have enough time, intention or motivation to do the very thing response.that matters least to have us say yes. How wise is it to leap upon  Be honest, direct and firm: Dont say yes when you feel likesomething which we don’t want to? By always being agreeable and no, and never say may be just to put off saying no until later.nice to everyone, we are subjected to ‘work Statements like I already have plans for thisoverload’ and ‘anxiety’. We often fail to justi- weekend make your position clear.fy our personal and family commitments  Be brief: The longer you talk, the moredue to time mismanagement. Is saying ‘no’ you open yourself to giving in and acceptingalways rude? How should we deal with the additional responsibility. Statements like Iunwanted requests without sacrificing our have to move now. Lets meet some other daypersonal and professional goals? are handy in this regard.  Use non-verbal language: Avoid sendingThe putative, if not well understood, fact is signals of defensiveness or wavering in yourthat we all have some personal ambitions body language, by looking down or bowingand professional goals. On top of that, we your head. Have a relaxed body and beneed to manage our time and resources confident. However, avoid confrontationalproperly in life in order to accomplish our postures like responsibilities and professional  Add a positive spin to no: Instead of saying just no, I cant docommitments. By agreeing to all the requests, sometimes, we may it, add a positive statement to it. Statement like I am reallybe risking our performance quality. Saying ‘yes’ to someone else’s interested in doing this project but I would like to help you oncerequest may mean saying ‘no’ to some of our own necessities. In you have narrowed down your choices adds a positive spin tosuch a case, it is certainly not a matter of maintaining a balance no.sheet otherwise the ‘yes’s will cancel out the ‘no’s. And we will beleft with nothing to push for. This needs a bit of thinking.  Find a third right answer: Sometimes the best answer is neither yes nor no. Try to come up with some alternativeThe real question is: why do we agree to something despite being suggestion that can save you from taking some extra unwantednot mentally prepared for it? What are we afraid of? Do we fear responsibility.losing friends or being rude to relatives? At work place, we oftenrefrain from saying ‘no’ to our managers or fellow colleagues Personally, I often find it difficult to turn down a request made bybecause we fear that it will convey a wrong impression that we are friends, colleagues or relatives. However, there are people whoeither incompetent or not committed to the job. The reason seems believe in being ‘practical’ and don’t mind refusing someone’svalid at the first glance! But the ramifications go deeper. request. Many emphasize that learning to say ‘no’ without being rude is one of the most challenging lessons in our life. And I mustPeople say that saying ‘no’ tactfully is an art. It’s possible to politely confess that I have not been able to ‘learn’ this important lesson yet!refuse someone’s request. The idea is to give an impression that we How about you?can manage our time well despite being helpful when time and otherthings permit. I found some interesting tips for saying no wisely (in Dr. Deependra Kumar Jhathe book Ten ways to overcome overload by The Dream is NOT what you see in sleep......Dream is which does not let you sleep. -Dr. Abdul Kalam
  • 8. YEAR 1 | ISSUE 2 | APRIL, 2012 8 This adage well relates man and science: I like my new cell phone, my calculator works fine. My laptop is perfect but OH LORD!! Gone are the days when the platform Java Micro Edition was I miss my mind... Science can amuse and fascinate us all widely used in mobile phones. Newer platforms with better But it is the technology that shapes the world. features and relative ease of using are catching up quite fast. One of the front runners when it comes to popular mobile The two have taught mankind at least one lesson, phone platforms is Android. A good majority of the students in Nothing is impossible with technological action. our campus use Android phones and this is a good case in Science and technology multiplies around us, Our way of life has influenced the way technology has developed. point to understand the reach and success of the Android platform. Android is a Linux based operating system The world without technology would be prey to something worse, developed by Open Handset Alliance (OHA) led by Google. But if undirected it would have been a momentum of curse. With over 4 lacs applications available in Android Market till Technology while adding to our physical ease, January’12, a plethora of choices are left for the users Has pulverized everything from our basic amenities to our breeze. providing them a friendly mobile interface. The applications All the biggest technological inventions of man, fall into many categories like messaging, health, From the computers, automobile to nuclear plans. entertainment, gaming, office work, to mention just a few. In All the above say little about his intelligence, messaging, WAY2SMS allows selection of multiple phone But speak volumes about his laziness and negligence. contacts for messaging ensuring fast delivery of SMS. Its Technology when misused, counterpart, GO-SMS allows allocation of text colour, Poisons air, soil and water whereas lives are destruct. scheduled message delivery and different SMS ringtones for The fact is that science is the acquisition of knowledge, specific contacts. In the category of entertainment, Whereas technology is the utilization of processes and products. applications such as PVR cinemas, INOX, BOOK MY SHOW allow booking movie tickets through multiple payment Today the scenario is such that, options with desired seat selection. The ‘YOU TUBE’ Man is witnessed as slave of science. If the same continues for years, application is to be used for watching videos and the RAAGA& Who the hell is responsible for this reliance ? SAAVN is used for listening to music across genres and lan- guages. Apps like ANGRY BIRDS, GTA III, NFS SHIFT3D and so By:Baljeet Kaur Bisla, B.Tech(EEE) on are apt for gaming enthusiasts. WIKIDROID powered by voice search and GOOGLE TRANSLATOR are applications that h are used by people to communicate in different languages. Photos can be edited through applications like PICSAY andThe Orientation of the first batch of PhD program was held on 13th CAMERA 360 in the most accurate way as done on computers.February 2012 in order to provide the scholars some useful reference POLARIS OFFICE allows document viewing in all formatsinformation and to help them settle in their Ph.D program smoothly as while a TORRENT enables downloading big files. Applicationsearly as possible. The University offers Ph.D program in various like THE TIMES OF INDIA and THE HINDU help the users getdisciplines like Engineering, Basic and Applied Sciences, Library updated on current happenings from around the globe. AlsoScience, Humanities and Management. the SCREEN CAPTURE SHORTCUT which helps to take a screenshot of the current screen like the print screen key in The Vice Chancellor, Prof K N Tripathi welcomed and congratulated Windows. Next is the ULYSSE SPEEDOMETER. Using this onethe newly admitted scholars on being a part this program and can get the speed of any vehicle (in which one is travelling, ofinformed them about the university and its key people. He also told course) using the GPS of your phone. One of the most popularthe scholars what the university expects from them over the next few applications these days is WHATSAPP. It is a messenger whichyears as a PhD scholar. is very light and lets you share files, images as otherThe Dean, Prof D K Jha informed the scholars about the nitty-gritty of messengers do. Another one is VLINGO which is a personalthe program. He also elaborated on the requirements of minimum and assistant that enables the users to send messages withoutmaximum numbers of credits that they have to earn for their typing, through voice command. The current version ofrespective programs. Apart from that, he did emphasize on the quality Androidis 4.0.3 (Ice Cream Sandwich) and versions like2.3of research at Galgotias University and encouraged the scholars to and 3.0 are still in use by many companies. It stands today aspublish their research work in the leading journals across the world. leader in its segment and has indeed paved the way for a new phase in mobile technology. By : Rahul Kapoor, B.Tech(CSE)
  • 9. 9 The audience waited, and as an indication goes, guests entered the ed in one cause to fight for strong Lokpal bill and this movementstage. The entire crowd started with a loud eulogy directed at the actually shook the nation. It awakened, much less galvanized, theauthor. And then the author, Mr. Ashutosh who is a TV journalist country soul slumbering in the blanket of corruption. The authorfrom a renowned news channel IBN7 comes on stage along with Dr. discusses, with a chiselled enthusiasm, the national spirit that hasKumar Vishwas, who, besides being a known face among Hindi- been there inside every individual but still hidden because of theknowing people across the world as a poet, has been involved in fear of being trodden away by a strong political trap and inability toseveral social works and has been an integral part put their view point. What came afterwards chilled theof veteran social leader Anna Hazares India serious environment when Dr. Kumar Vishwas pep-against corruption team. People were in a frenzy pered the excited moments with his famous poems andmixed with reverence and suspense for what is to shyaris. He even made the environment more vibrantcome aplenty for them in the forthcoming minutes. with his small gig and gags between the conversationsMore than 200 people gathered in the auditorium that lightened the whole atmosphere. He shared withon 27th march 2012. Soaring excitement filled the the audience his indelible experience and some specialhall with unfathomable presence of something that moments from the journey that he actually lived withcan only be appreciated, if not deeply understood. Anna.The copies of the book were to be sought; but not a This was followed by a brainstorming question hourtrace of tantalizing experiences of a book launch session that was most awaited by the students as wellwas felt all over. Some were, of course, complaisant as by our respected guests who were more anxious toand some were puzzled as to how to see through offer answers to this young generation as they are thethe whole thing. The lighting of lamp by our guests pillars of future society. The event ended up with sign-formally kicked the event off. Marching reticence ing of few books by our special guests leading to hus-began to pervade the hall as the author started tling of crowds to get those selected copies of booksspeaking about his book. marked the end of a beautiful evening.The author has penned his first book on Anna’s agitation which has The crowd dispersed slowly. But perhaps there was a sensation of abeen recently published by Harper Collins Publishers India. The change—a feeling of being shadowed under the new canopy ofbook is an attempt to re-construct the Anna movement rather than democratic restructuring- a feeling deep enough but not even tooAnna, the individual. The book titled ‘13 days that awakened India’ strong to be etched on the surface of our own ignorance confusedbrings back the memories of days when the whole nation was unit- with effrontery.
  • 10. YEAR 1 | ISSUE 2 | APRIL, 2012 10 The impact of Facebook on the people is immense and is still on the Facebook hampers the overall development of the children. rise. No one will deny the benefits of being able to keep track of the Children do not play outdoor games or enjoy the beauty of latest happenings and interact with friends or family but as each environment. coin has two faces, Facebook has also got a darker side. Phishers and spammers have also appeared on the site and are a Facebook, the most successful social networking site in the world, severe threat to personal information. The amount of personal has sadly become an addiction for the major portion of the society, information on Facebook is a point of huge concern and thus especially the youth. About 350 million people privacy has become an enormous matter to think are on Facebook, out of which 70% are between about. Someone may extract your personal and the ages of 13 -25.People update every minute professional information and use it to do harm to details of their daily activities on the site. you. Pictures and videos are created just for the sake Several instances of cyber bullying have also been of uploading on Facebook. Hours are spent recorded in many places of the world. Cyber bul- thinking about the status to be updated and lying may not be physical but becoming emo- several more hours are spent updating the tional and psychological its effects are devas- status and checking the “likes” and “comments” tating for the victim and can often lead to suicide and depression. on it. Facebook commonly acronymed as FB is accessible through mobile phones and millions of users remain active on the site The term social networking to me is misleading. People ‘believe’ through their cell phones. More than 50% of these people use Face- that they are social but are they? No, the contact is minimal and book on their computers as well as mobile phones. The obsession impersonal. People know what their friends and family are doing of these people with FB is such that they can’t stay away from it. just by looking at the “News Feed”, so why meet or call? The way of Facebook has become a drug for many! communication has changed completely and people prefer chatting online to talking face to face. Another important ill effect of Facebook is the negative exposure to kids. Kids lack the maturity and are vulnerable to predators on One thing that is for certain is that presently the better side of FB Facebook who are ready to grasp and influence the young minds. has overshadowed the darker side but only time will tell how Face- Children below a certain age shouldn’t be allowed to use FB as book will be in the future. apart from these ill effects, the prolonged increased usage of By: Naman Agrawal, B.Tech (CSE)Lean is a manufacturing philosophy which (iii) 35 % remaining are necessary non value 1. Attending a lecture carefully →Value add-eliminates all types of waste; on the other hand, adding activities. ed adds more value to the final product or ser- Lean is a plethora of tools and techniques such 2. Self study at library in free lecture →Valuevice. Waste, according to lean, is a non value as 5-S, Kaizen, Six Sigma, Value stream Map- added activity.added activity for which the end customer is ping , Total Productive Maintenance, Andons, 3. Gossiping with friends by bunkingnot willing to pay. As far as lean is concerned, Kanban, Line Stop Authority, Low Cost Automa- lecture→ Non value added activity.the organizational activities are broadly classi- tion, Poka- Yoke, Production Leveling, Quality 4. Travelling from one lecture hall to anotherfied into three categories and they are: Circle, Single Minutes Exchange of Die, Total for Lecture→Necessary but non valve add-(a) Value adding activities- The activities that Quality Management, Visual Control etc. ed Activity.add value to the final product or service and Instead of going into the details of these tools 5. Any other activity →required to be performed. and techniques of lean, here, I would like to(b) Non value adding activities- The activities discuss how you can apply the philosophy of By this way, you can map your routine activi-that add no value to the final product or service lean for the betterment of our professional life. ties and would get to know the utility percent-but act as source of huge waste. Here, I would give a list of activities to clarify age of the day. (c) Necessary but non value adding activities- the concept of lean. The non value added activities identified hereThe activities that add no value to the final (i) Take a piece of paper and on the top of it, are all waste and consuming your resourcesproduct or service but sometimes, it is neces- write down ‘why you are here in Galgotias Uni- and time. This compels you to think and findsary to perform these activities for the comple- versity’ and you get the main purpose of your out ways and means to curtail these activities.tion of the task. stay at this place.A research is being carried out at Lean Enter- (ii) Write down all the activities we perform You should try your best to devote more timeprise Research Center, UK to identify the con- during the whole day. on the value added activities and these activi-tribution of various activities and it is found (iii) Be honest and apply the philosophy of lean ties will help you to reach your objective in athat: to segregate value adding and non value adding smooth and hassle free manner.(i) 5% of the total activities are value adding activities on the basis of our main purpose.activities. Now, I would suggest you how to segregate By: Prof. (Dr.) Bhim Singh, Department of(ii) 60% of the total activities are non value your routine activities into value added and Mechanincal Engineeringadding activities. non value added activities.
  • 11. 11Respected TeacherMy son will have to learn I know that all men are not just, all men are not true. But teach him also that for every scoundrel there is a hero;that for every selfish politician, there is a dedicated leader.Teach him that for every enemy there is a friend.It will take time, I know; but teach him, if you can, that a dollar earned is far morevaluable than five found.Teach him to learn to lose and also to enjoy winning.Steer him away from envy,if you can.Teach him the secret of quite laughter.Let him learn early that the bullies are the easiest to tick.Teach him, if you can, the wonder of books…but also give him quiet time to ponderover the eternal mystery of birds in the sky, bees in the sun, and flowers on a greenhill–side.In school teach himit is far more honourable to fail than to cheat.Teach him to have faith in his own ideas, even if everyone tells him they are wrong.Teach him to be gentle with gentle people and tough with the tough.Try to give my sonthe strength not to follow the crowd when everyone is getting on the bandwagon.Teach him to listen to all men but teach him also to filter all he hears on a screen oftruth and take only the good that comes through.Teach him, if you can,how to laugh when he is sad. Teach him there is no shame in tears. Teach him toscoff at cynics and to beware of too much sweetness.Teach him to sell his brawn and brain to the highest bidders; but never to put a pricetag on his heart and soul.Teach him to close his earsto a howling mob… and to stand and fight if he thinks he’s right.Treat him gently; but do not cuddle him because only the test of fire makes fine steel.Let him have the courage to be impatient, let him have the patience to be brave. Teach him always to have sublime faith in himself becausethen he will always have sublime faith in mankind.This is a big order; but see what you can do. He is such a fine little fellow, my son.Looking up in the sky, There is no cast creed where,I noticed the cheerful birds that fly, Where speech of silence is the master,Neither the regrets for the days that passed, Which can never scatter,Nor the plans for the days that would be last, Where there is no place for jealousy and hatred,No borders for them to cross, Just what they know is to make “love portrait”.No money for them to lose.I wish if I could be one of those, By: Rahool Kapoor, B.Tech (CSE)Leaving all worries behind,Just flying in rows.I wish to fly with them in air,
  • 12. YEAR 1 | ISSUE 2 | APRIL, 2012 12G-Quasar- the name is itself explanatory for what it means. From Three days of fun with the evenings adorned with the glitterati/the past few years the G-Quasar has become an inseparable part of celebrities from the Music World made for a complete change in theGalgotias Educational Institutes. Galgotias enriches, perhaps in a experiences of the days we pass. The first day started with thetremendous way, the future of India by providing excellent quality inauguration by Mr. Dhruv Galgotia – the CEO of Galgotias Educa-education to the emerging youth generation. Galgotias Educational tional Institutions with Dr. D. K. Jha- the dean, Galgotias UniversityInstitutions is known not only for its high ranking in academics, and Dr. Kumar Vishwas – a great Hindi poet who made the day moreintellect and active participation in games and sports but also for exuberant- present there. The inaugural function saw metristG-Quasar that has been making waves everywhere and has touched Kumar Vishwas entertaining the audience with his witty composi-the life of every student in Galgotias and also other students all over tions on the current political and social scenario. Various heads ofIndia. In short, G-Quasar has been the most eagerly awaited marked institutions addressed the audience and conveyed their wishes for aevent of the calendar. The G-Quasar is the most renowned event not memorable Uni-fest. This was the second time when Galgotias Edu-only for Galgotians but also for cational Institutions had a Quasarstudents from other colleges Uni-Fest and the first time whenwho, with stunning eagerness, Quasar or quasi-stellar radio source is the Galgotias University participated.hold back for the fest of most radiant source of energy in the The inaugural function markedGalgotias. universe; in other words, it is the brightest the formal commencement of object of the universe. When quasar was events and after the ceremonyFrom this backdrop it can be discovered it was deduced that it’s just a was over, parallel events begansafely said that March 2nd to star like object but with higher radiation. The closest quasars are on the formal and informal stag-4th were the most happening about 28 to 600 billion light years away! (This means if you were es. The environment breathed outdays for students and faculty there it would take me 600 billion years to see you from here). enthusiasm and zeal. Participantsmembers of the Galgotias Edu- and organisers hustled aboutcational Institutions in 2012. hurriedly to take care of their events. Dance, drama, songs, quizzesMonths of preparations and wait culminated in the G-Quasar 2012. and so many other events were on the list. The three day fest con-The annual fest of the GEI was no less bright than the name it car- sisted of about 100 events which were running parallel in auditori-ried. It shone like a bright star in the neighbourhood of Knowledge ums, fields and several class rooms. It was a haven for the entertain-Park II with different participating colleges adding to the glamour. ment enthusiasts.
  • 13. 13Besides the entertainment and literary events, the audience of G- life they are not going to have this opportunity. If someone is notQuasar has also witnessed quite a few worth-experiencing technical dancing, then he/she is busy capturing in snapshots the guest, These technical events include Robotron Events, Aquabot, His songs were amazing and are still on everybody’s mouth.Stalker, Robowars, Electronics Squad, Tom Chase, Brand Busterz, By the third day, signs of weariness started appearing onWeb Ace, Moto Quest and Code Quest. The participants of these the students’ faces who had been working to make this event a suc-events entertained the audience with their scientific skills and novel cess. Their planning and hard work had borne fruit and now the timetechnical approach. to relax was approaching fast. But the organizing committee hadAll the days commenced with events and ended with a special pack- already arranged for something exuberant to revive the lost energyage for the audience. The first day had an eye-treat of Fashion Show levels. The night of the final day saw not one but two celebrities per-for its zealots. The fashion show saw many colleges participating for forming to cheer up the audience. First to arrive on stage was the ‘Yothe Best Fashion Show Award. Bhopal enthusiasts won the treat -Yo’ Honey Singh. By the time audience could bounce back from thethere giving tough competition to the Galgotias University and Shar- first performance, popular band RDB was there to take the funda University participants who stood second and third respectively. ahead. The audience’s glee knew no boundaries and it danced to theAlso, in the evening dance program, performances took the audience tunes of RDB’s famous songs. The crowd was flowing in as it becameto a height of excitement making them dance on their seats. Celebri- an ocean of fan-followings-- if one or two groups had gone out, itty nights ensured that the days end just with the right amount of would have certainly felt like drops of water taken out of the ocean.zeal. The first day of G-Quasar also covered dramatic events like The fest concluded with this performance but left behind memoriesstand-up comedy and nukkad natak. to cherish for the continuing year. Some would bid goodbye to theThese events took the audience to old days when people used to GEIs this year with the memories to remain with them lifelong, whilewatch nukad nataks on television. Then came the literary events. some would concentrate on how to fix the faults next year. However,The highlight of the literary event consisted of RJ hunt and from-the- at the end there was a proud smile on the face of every Galgotian.poet’s heart. The second day concluded with the power packed per- With these ‘some’, we stand and wait for the next G-Quasar whenformance by Mika. The audience went ga-ga over his melodies and GEIs will shine like the most luminous object in the galaxy of this danced to each tune. . People were dancing again in their neighbourhood. Papers Published by Galgotias University Faculty members (Jan-March, 2012) Chaudhary, Nipun (2012) “Cross Culture Trauma: A Brief Overview on Henry James’ Novels’ “National Seminar on ‘Urban Catharsis: The Psycho-Moral Cleansing Effects of Literature in English’, Lingyas University, Faridabad on 3-4 Feb. 2012. Kapoor, Saurabh, Rawat S. and Dhawan S. (2012) “Numerical Investigation of Separated Solitary Waves Solution for KDV Equation through Finite Element Technique”, International Journal of Computer Applications, Volume 40– No.14, pp 27-33. Kumar, Deepak; Kumar Vivek and Singh, V. P. (2012) “Dynamic response of split feed multi-effect evaporators using Mathematical Modelling and Simulation”, International conference on Fluid Dynamics and Themodynamics Technologies, Singapore, March 17-19, 2012. Kumar, Deepak; Kumar Vivek and Singh, V. P. (2012) “Modeling and dynamic simulation of mixed feed multi-effect evaporators in pa- per industry”, Applied Mathematical Modelling, (IN PRESS). Kumari, Rashmi, Ansari, Rashid and Aggarwal S.K. ( 2012) “Modified Progressive Switching Median Filter for Digital Images”, National Conference on Emerging Trends in Intelligent Computing & Communication (EICC-2012), Galgotias College of Engineering & Technol- ogy, Greater Noida, U.P. India, April 13-14, 2012. Rohatgi, Anjana (2012) “Urban Catharsis in the poetry of Nissim Ezekiel”, National Seminar on ‘Urban Catharsis: The Psycho-Moral Cleansing Effects of Literature in English,’ Lingyas University, Faridabad on 3-4 Feb. 2012. Sharma S K, and Singh, Bhim, “Proactive Approach to Ergonomic Processes: A Lean Thinking “ National conference on Advances in Manufacturing Technology, NITTTR Chandigarh, 15-16 March , 2012, pp 217-220. Singh, Ajay; Singh, Bhim and Dhingra, Ashwani K. (2012) “Drivers and Barriers of Green Manufacturing Practices: A Survey of Indian Industries”, International Journal of Engineering Sciences, Vol. 12, Issue 01, pp 5-19.
  • 14. YEAR 1 | ISSUE 2 | APRIL, 2012 14One bright morning when I woke up, I looked around myself, there sions in life based on our own experiences of what works and whatwasn’t anybody and there was a pin drop silence all over. I sat be- doesn’t. Doing the right things can sometimes harm you and can beside a window and found myself lonely. Sometimes I felt kind of lost. painful but it has to be done.I felt like everyone around me is going somewhere, doing something Nobody can go back and start a new beginning but anyone can startand always with someone and I felt like I was all alone to share good today and make a new ending. There is no person in the world capa-moments with. Hey buddies! I would like to share few words with ble of flawlessly handling every punch thrown at them. We aren’tyou. supposed to be able to instantly solve the problems but we had toFriends, life’s challenges are only there to show you that you are face them head on. Sometimes you find your life flowing in direc-stronger, more capable and more creative then tions that you haven’t anticipated. You may feel de-you ever thought. Sometimes situations are like pressed about something that happened in the past orwhen you’re all alone, feeling like someone has anxious about something that may yet happen. You mayleft you in a dark room and there is no light which find yourself feeling lonely even when you’re not alone,can show you the right path. All dreams and unsuccessful although you’ve tried hard, lacking confi-hopes just go on drowning and the darkness just dence although you lack no resources, broken-heartedcovers all your dreams with negative thoughts. because someone left you, or even worse, feeling badThis is the fact of life! without knowing why.My granny is my ideal person and she used to say Whenever loneliness pinches you, make her your friendtwo things to me: “you were born alone and you’ll and think for yourself what you want to do in your up-die alone” and “the only thing I have to do is stay coming future by making the correct decisions. It mightback and die”. Those two sayings are pertinent in be difficult and painful in the beginning; it would takemy message and making me remind of her, be- time but things get settled on and you’ll freshen yourselfcause they support my view that you’ve to stand up with new hopes and aspirations. The human being isalone. The choice is not always made because you like an ultimate machine, if you know how to use it;want to, but because it’s absolutely necessary to take the right deci- you’ll be able to control on your life instead of letting it control you.sion in your life. She used to say that man is his own master. He is You’ll be able to live a happy life.only responsible for good or bad things happening around him as Here I end up saying that whatever the situation may be, admit it thethe cause of his deeds. The only person who has to support you is way it is, face it and just wait for something good. I just want to give‘you’ and he who knows how to glow light even in darkness is the a message to all those people who feel lonely in their life and hurtreal survivor. themselves. I want to say that when life brings you in darkness,Here is a question I would like to ask you all. We often hold our- don’t do anything. Just wait because a surprise is waiting for you.selves back by waiting for the approval and support of others. Well, God is planning something better for you. Now, I am happy becausebut what will you do if that support never comes to you or the par- God enlightened me with His blessings and had introduced me withents never approve of the career choice you want to make, mate you the fact of life.want to marry or a dream you want to pursue? What will you do at “Life is a challenge, meet it! Life is a dream, realize it! Life is a game,that moment when your partner is waiting for you on one side and play it! Life is love, enjoy it!”on the other side is your family who is responsible for your upbring-ing and by whom you are blessed? This is really a hard decision to That’s what life is!take. Just believe in you and Him…Our friends and family have a funny way of innocently condemningour choices, but holding themselves back out of fear as well. Justforget and leave, put yourself first. We need to take the right deci- By: Megha Sengar, B.Tech (ECE) People with clear, written goals accomplish far more in a shorter period of time than people without them can ever imagine. - Anonymous
  • 15. 15 value of sitting around the table with the family or playing with the grandchildren. By sending them away, we are depriving them of their last desires. After years of sacrificing everything for our sake, don’t we deserve that much? The fact underlying the existing shallow empathies and callous- I find it unbearably sad to watch the elders of our community be ness of the modern society is both tragic and agonizing. Every degraded and treated like vermin. Aging is eternal and they have year, a great number of elderly people are abandoned by their no control over the weakening body or a dwindling memory. Isn’t families, their careers and their societies and are forced to live in that already enough for them to deal with? No, we give them more. elderly homes. Abandoned by society and without a voice these They not only lose health but also lose the respect, care and con- people are left at the mercy of fate. Their silent cries and misery, cern they deserve. though unheard by the world, reflect on those gleamy eyes. These We can change all this. Look at them with kind eyes. Ask them people had been deserted when they become too much of a burden about their lives. Get involved. Tell them you care. Go give them a for their families to take care of. They were sent off, dismissed as well deserved hug. It’s a simple act but one that speaks a thousand burden? People may disagree but I feel that we are the burden on words. Remember what goes around comes around. Treat them the society and not them. the way you want to be treated. What you do to them is what you Our attitude and ethics are a disgrace. Those hands held our finger will become. and taught us to walk and the moment they need a walking stick, we call them weak. We feel irritated and sigh in exasperation when “Act now and remember the past, they do things slowly and don’t remember everything we said. Or be ready to be an outcast…” What kind of people are we? We are egoistic and selfish. We are the burden. Many would argue that there is nothing wrong with elderly homes but they are just not home. Nothing can equal the By: Naman Agrawal, B.Tech (CSE)The afternoon of April 13,2012 witnessed the inauguration of vari- was applauded by the audience as it highlighted the nitty-grittyous clubs at the Galgotias University. Amidst the razzmatazz, the details of college life. The musical show put up by Shreya Srivastavaclubs were inaugurated, the chief guests being Mr. Dhruv Galgotia, of CSE-05, Mansi Bansal of ECE-02, drummist Ankit Godle and(CEO, Galgotias Educational Institutions), Dr. D.K Jha (Dean, guitarist Aman Agrawal was enjoyed to the core by the audience.Galgotias University) and Their very first song “Haye meraMs. Vinnie Mathur (Head, dil” did capture the hearts of many.Student Club Affairs). The clubs It was with the blessings of Dean Sirnamely Q-Bits (for computer and Vinnie ma’am, that thewizards), Enthiraan (for responsibilities were bestowedrobotics), Lingo Freaks (for the upon the Head Co-ordinators andliterary freaks), Aero modelling the Co-ordinators of the variousclub, HR club, Finance club and clubs. The clubs viz. management,Marketing club were technical and cultural heralded ainaugurated as the excited Galgo- new enthusiasm of co-curriculartians ushered in these clubs in activities that every Galgotian hastheir professional lives. been awaiting.The ceremony was full of excite- However, at the end of thement from the word ‘go’. The ceremony one of our reporters overheard a student talking to hisband performance gave a feet tapping start to the event. The mellif- friend “Did you get the book issued from the library?” confirmingluous environment was intensified as the singers soothed the ears of themany. Be it the performance of Shammya Madan of M.B.A or Gaurav dedication of students towards theirfrom B.B.A, the crowd cheered to the melodious rhythm. The dance studies. The various clubs aim to ease out the pressure of studiesperformance by Gaurav Nagrani and group not only entertained but and help develop the overall personality of the student.made one think “Its time to buckle up the dancing shoes!” However,needless to say the latter performance by Studio D i.e. the girl’s May the journey of these clubs be a successful one. Bon Voyage!dance troop won great accolades. The poetry recital by Priyanka By: Vindhya Singh, B.Tech (CSE)
  • 16. YEAR 1 | ISSUE 2 | APRIL, 2012 16Can linguistics be a science? This question has been argued on since scientific methodology in that there is no widely accepted view ofthe time language studies came into existence. Linguistics is a sci- what science is or what a scientific methodology consists in/of. Thisence that studies human language, both spoken and written. It can is still a moot point that spills over into linguistics too. Just data col-be broadly broken into three categories or subfields of study: lan- lection or inductive method or empirical criteria cannot make lin-guage form, language meaning, and language in context. Most of the guistics a science. One has to go deeper than this, perhaps. This islinguists subscribe to a perspective on/in their discipline that con- important because one can, for example, follow an inductive methodsists in/of defining linguistics as the scientific study of language as of collection of data about the number of stars in the visible sky. Thisthey have certain ideas/notions about doing things scientifically or does not thereby make counting stars a science.non-scientifically. While differentiating between the scientific and In fact, the issue has connections to what we think science canthe non-scientific study of language we can begin with two major provide us with. We may not go into talks about value-free sciencepoints of agreement. or discussions on whether science can be The first and most important theory-neutral. At least in linguistics, lin-point is that linguistics is empirical, rather guistic model construction is hardly theory-than speculative or intuitive, as John Lyons, neutral. Schools of linguistics that have de-a well-known linguist argues. It operates veloped over a period of time are all jostlingwith publicly verifiable data obtained by with each other with varied criteria of sci-experiment or observation. As empirical entific tenor to be pursued in linguistics. Tonature is the hallmark of a rational dis- give a good example, modern generativecourse of science, most people will believe grammar has changed the terrain of linguis-that the nature of language studies can tic study by pushing linguistics into theinclude linguistics in the category of scienc- mental or the cognitive. Linguistics is noes. Another property which is closely re- longer an intellectual enterprise that con-lated to being empirical is objectivity. In a cerns social practices. Rather language pro-narrower perspective, objectivity demands vides a window onto the operations andthat some terms like ‘purist’ and ‘primitive’ etc. have to be clearly structures of the human mind viewed as a machine composed ofdefined or else completely rejected. modules. Linguistics has thus become a branch of cognitive science as linguists are currently preoccupied with rules, mental structuresThis issue has broader repercussions, even if linguistics has a kind of and representations. The object of linguistics has thus changed too.equivocal relationship with what is called traditional grammar Linguistics now looks inside the mind of the native speaker rathertaught at school. In its own way, the foundations of traditional gram- than outside in the stream of corpus data or speech events.mar rooted in philology that used to be practiced in before the ad-vent of modern linguistics gave way to a secure anchoring to mod- This is significant for two reasons here in this context. One has to doern linguistics which is considered to be a science. But ironically with the methodology of linguistics which has become more andenough, when traditional grammar in being prescriptive ceased to more deductive by stretching from a hypothesis down to the any more than purist wrangling which is of meagre interest in The second has to do with the positing mental structures underlyingany scientific discourse, it is traditional grammar in its barest possi- linguistic rules as the object of study. This has created a never-ble form that paved the way for a scientific linguistics not so much before-seen confluence between disciplines as diverse as biology,by ushering in it as by consolidating the rational foundations of anthropology, computer science and mathematics in connectionwhat we see now as scientific linguistics. with linguistics as a science which comes out to be rational and ob- jective but has a human dimension. The often discussed but much less appreciated fact is thatlinguistics does not become a science by just following a so-called By: Anindita Sahoo, Asst. Professor (Dept. of English) Man’s mind, once stretched by a new idea, never regains its original dimensions. – Oliver Wendell Holmes
  • 17. 17It was a clear, bright Sunday morning of Lucknow when I decided to get trained in the household chores, as her mother tells her, as hasacquaint myself with the people who live under the flyovers. I set been the custom for centuries. One can not question the norms thatout and came across this 10 year old girl named Suniya. have been laid by our society. And of course, the society! The so“Do you live under this flyover?” I asked. called society that treats Suniya and her likes as ‘unwanted weeds’.“Yes. Why? Will you ask us to move away from here?” she asked, her Why bother about those who do not care about your existence? Butworried black eyes meeting mine. will she understand it? I look at her dark, black eyes. My thoughts are interrupted by Suniya, “Are you listening?”I noticed her tattered clothes and the filthystate of her hair. “Yes.”“No. I would like to talk to you for a few “You know what? We used to live over there onminutes.” that side of the road. But when this flyover was constructed, our huts were demolished and“I can’t. I have to help my mother sell those there was a big man who told my father that wevegetables.” she pointed at her mother who will soon have a ‘roof’ above our heads.” shewas a frail woman, “but if you can wait for stopped, looked at the flyover above her headsome time, we can talk.” and then looked down at her bare feet, “we didI agreed and strolled past them for a few get this ‘roof’ above our heads but there are nominutes when Suniya arrived. walls, no floor, nothing.” I saw a tear roll down“Do you go to school?” I began my questions. her cheeks. She sulked and then continued,“Do you think so? We can barely manage a “That was warmer in winters and even thetwo time meal and you ask about school.” she wind seems not that harsh, as it seems now. Itgave a short laugh, that was sheer mockery. was so much comfortable. But father says that we will have to ad-“So what do you do all day? Sell vegetables?” just. We are poor and we have no choice. You are educated; will you“Yes, in the early morning and in the evening. During the day when tell me why it has to happen with us?”there are fewer customers, my mother sits at the shop and I cook the Her dark, enquiring eyes, full of tears, were searching for answers asmeal.” they looked up at me. I gazed down, dumbstruck. The questionsI looked around her ‘house’. It was between the pillars of the flyover. seemed to have died away. I asked her no more. ‘Why it has to hap-There were rolled mattresses on one side, a few utensils lay by its pen with us?’ her question echoed in my ears. ‘I don’t know’ I want-side (that I assumed was her kitchen) and then there was her moth- ed to tell her, but I kept quiet. I smiled an unconfident smile, placeder and the vegetable shop in front of her. my hand on her shoulder then hastily stepped away from there.“And the rest of the day?” On my way back home, as the car passed from the flyover, I gazed out of the window. There was a new flyover coming up in the city.“I play. You want to play too?” There were families like Suniya’s that would get that ‘roof’ above“No.” She stuck out her lips and I consoled her saying, “but I will their heads. ‘Why it has to happen with us?’ Suniya’s question camesome other day.” She smiled and looked up at me, I continued, back in my mind. An uneducated girl’s simple question had left me“Suniya, so tell me something about yourself.” speechless. What could I have possibly replied to her? That I didn’t“I am Suniya and that is my mother over there, you already know know as we were not taught this question or maybe it has been thenow. My father has a tea stall over there, next to that repairing custom since ages or possibly she would discover the answer herselfshop,” she pointed out in that direction, then continued, “and I have when she grows old enough or maybe it is because she was poor. Wea brother, he is younger than me and yes, he goes to school, because take the poor people for granted-hardly bothering about their livesthey offer mid-day meal there and we have one mouth less to feed. as if they are not humans. Science has given us many gifts; however,But it depends on how much my father can save to pay his fees. So, the problem lies not in the pace of scientific developments but in thefor most of the days of the year, he stays at home.” poor ground level management. Science does its duty of making our“Why don’t you go to school?” lives simpler. However we fail to manage things the right way.“I told you. There is no money. Besides, I am a girl. I am supposed to I had passed that flyover many times, hardly bothering about the lifeknow all the household chores, that’s what my mother says. What that ‘flies under’ that mammoth civil construction-the flyover. How-will I do if I get educated?” ever, a simple question left me wondering how the things are turn-Suniya continued speaking but I was lost in a train of thoughts. De- ing up with the advanced pace of science and what needs to be donespite efforts, girls are still denied education. I thanked God that I for sustainable development.could enjoy this basic right. And what to do with education? ‘You canchange your life with education’, I wanted to tell her. But no, she will By –vindhya singh,B.Tech(CSE)
  • 18. YEAR 1 | ISSUE 2 | APRIL, 2012 18We all live in the environment but do we know what environment Here are some tips on how to slow mankind’s adverse impact on themeans to us? Do we actually know the real meaning of environ- earth.ment…….. The natural environment comprises of all living and non 1. Heater and air conditioner: Use thermostat to regulate-living things that occur naturally on the earth. There is an urgent temperatures. Seal windows and doors.need to conserve our environment which is depleting at a rapid rate. 2. Light bulbs: Fluorescent light bulbs last longer, use less energy, The key word today is RECYCLING. We and produce more light. should follow the recycling mantra-the 3. Refrigerator: Turn the thermostat up one degree to make it 3 R’s-REDUCE, REUSE & RECYCLE. The more energy – efficient. success of creation of public awareness and involvement in environmental con- 4. Washing machines: Hand wash clothes/ dishes to reduce loads. servation efforts will depend upon how Wash clothes in warm water. Avoid dryers. best we can relate the environment to 5. Green is clean: Promote renewable energy resources like solar matters of personal concern of the indi- and wind power. vidual. 6. Buy recycled: It takes less energy to manufacture a recycled By the year 2025 use of paper as well as product than a brand new one. recycling and reusing of paper without 7. Go organic: Chemical pesticides keep carbon contained in soil,waste will go a long way in preventing immense forests being out. releasing carbon into the atmosphere and making the soilSave all your waste paper and sell it to your kabadi wallah. Did you unfertile.know that every 1,000 kgs of recycled paper spares the lives of 17 8. Cars: Drive less. Improve your car’s fuel efficiency. Use publictrees? Use both sides on a sheet of paper. If you ruin a sheet of paper transport.because you wrote or printed something incorrect on it, dont throw 9. Turn off lights, fans and all other electricity switches when notit away. Save it and use the other side for taking messages, making in use or when you leave a room.notes and lists etc 10. Use public transportation. Use your bicycle, or walk. The extra Wildlife conservation is another important area of envi- exercise will do you good.ronmental conservation. Refrain from hunting animals and birds foryour pleasure or past time. Do not buy articles made of the skins of 11. Fix leaking taps. Even a slowly dripping tap can waste betweenendangered animals such as fur, coats, bags, purses and shoes made 55 to 140 liters a day. Thats like pouring 10 buckets of perfect-of skin of such animals. ly good buckets of water down the drain. Dont leave the tap on unnecessary. When you are brushing your teeth turn the tap onPlastics do us a lot of harm. Most plastic materials are non- only when you need the water. Do not keep the water flowingbiodegradable and add to the garbage problem. So by 2015 we will throughout.see everyone carrying their own cloth bag or jute bag while shop-ping. 12. Use reusable bags for shopping. It isnt too much extra work to carry a shopping bag with you from home to the market; youWe should reduce noise at home and workplaces and hence prevent just need to form the habit.noise pollution. Do not play Radio and TV at loud pitch. Don’t honkunnecessarily while driving. Excessive noise can cause hearing im- 13. Make and distribute cloth and paper shopping bags for yourpairment and irritation. near and dear ones.Last but not the least, keep your eyes open: Report any environment 14. Join or start eco- clubs in your societies and college.violation you see to the appropriate authorities and also use yourinfluence to prevent environmental damage. Form environment On the occasion of World Earth Day on 22nd April, we inviteclubs in your schools, colleges or neighborhood. Join the Kitchen everyone to come and join the launching of Galgotias GreenGarden Associations and learn how to plant trees and about the Club!!types of trees. Also ask yourself can I recycle this? Look at any thingthat you are about to discard and ask yourself how it can be recy- By: Vinnie Mathur, H.O.D. ( Student Affairs & Student Clubs)cled. All children are artists. The problem is how to remain an artist once he grows up. - Pablo Picasso
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  • 20. Congratulations TOPPERS !!! Galgotias University congratulates following students for securing 1st position in their respective programmes. We are sure they will further excel in their grade points going forward. At the same time we believe that other students will make it little difficult for them in maintaining their positions.Tarun Gupta Vindhya Singh Abhishek Ranjan Palash SinghEnroll.No:1101301046 Enroll.No:1101101168 Enroll.No:1101501048 Enroll.No:1101401005SGPA: 8.96 SGPA: 9.22 SGPA: 9.0 SGPA: 8.83B.Tech (Civil Engg.) B.Tech (CSE) B.Tech (ECE) B.Tech (EEE)Abhishek Jain Kamal Upreti Smrati Singh Anupriya AshthanaEnroll.No:1101201005 Enroll.No:1101102002 Enroll.No:1101402002 Enroll.No:1101502013SGPA: 9.08 SGPA: 8.61 SGPA: 7.61 SGPA: 7.56B.Tech (ME) M.Tech (CSE) M.Tech ( Power Elec. & M.Tech (Comm. Engg.) Drives)Richa Pathak Parul Teotia Asha Kumari Nishu PandeyEnroll.No:1103102156 Enroll.No:1102101010 Enroll.No:1103101002 Enoll.No:1102102163SGPA: 9.0 SGPA: 8.10 SGPA: 9.0 SGPA: 9.09MBA BCA BBA MCADISCLAIMER:All the write ups and views presented in the news letter are solely those of the authors. Galgotias University doesnt take anyresponsibility, liability and blame for any libel or litigation arising out of the content.