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SGI Alumni Newsletter (Issue-2)

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  • 1. North India’s Largest Education Group SHARDA GROUP OF INSTITUTIONSSansmritisansmriti@sgei.org ALUMNI NEWSLETTER Year 2010. Isuue II. JFM QTR.
  • 2. SansmritiMessages Messages Dear Alumni Warm Greetings !! I am happy to know about the various activities and initiatives taken by Central Alumni & Corporate Relations Cell (CACRC) to establish warm and meaningful relationships with our alumni. Our alumni indeed are doing very well with many senior batches now occupying position of authority and influence in their organizations. Besides being the brand ambassadors for their college, Alumni can really lift the college up if they decide to “bat” on behalf of the college. I appeal to all the alumni to come forward and lend a helping hand to support the efforts of CACRC and also through their guidance and mentorship help in shaping the careers of their juniors, so that they may make the most P. K. GUPTA appropriate career - choices. Chairman, SGI Wishing “Sansmriti” a great success. Dear Alumni I am very happy to know about various activities and initiatives taken by CACRC to establish warm and meaningful relationships with our alumni. The idea of alumni mentorship for our current students is of particular importance. to us as a college. This way the current lot of students will have greater opportunities to work in close coordination with their seniors/alumni and learn and benefit from their experiences and expertise. As a large number of our alumni of earlier batches are now working at senior positions in leading organizations, they may mentor their juniors and students in shaping their careers and making most appropriate life-choices. Even online interactions could be very beneficial. Y. K. GUPTA Wishing “Sansmriti” a great success. Vice-Chairman, SGI VISIONPhilosophy Philosophy To nourish a culture where alumni, college, students and society are all benefitted through active mutual association and derive satisfaction & fulfilment they seek. MISSION • To establish a warm positive and meaningful interaction and contact amongst the alumni and the SGI colleges so as to create a bond of kinship & belonging. • To promote active associations of alumni within and outside the country. OBJECTIVES 1.Strengthening the bond between SGI and its alumni community. 2.Organizing regular events to promote alumni interaction, welfare and development. 3.Help the alma mater in research, infrastructure growth, campus recruitment, and students-alumni interface.
  • 3. SansmritiEditorial EditorialDear Alumnus & AlumnaWarm Greetings !Since the time of the inaugural issue of “Sansmriti” till this moment when you receive the II issue of our Alumni Newsletter, we have grown……..from a tiny idea ofCentral Alumni Cell to the broad plan of Sharda Alumni Association -Reminiscences (SAAR)…….from 2 personnel to a team of 15 dedicated people……from onealumni representative to Future Alumni Clubs at each college, where students are taking initiatives to keep in touch with you Now we are ready with a sound plan ofaction to establish chapter alumni associations at metro locations like Delhi-NCR, Bangalore, Chennai, Kolkata, Hyderabad and so on. Our endeavor will bear nomeaning without your active involvement and willing participation, because it is each one of you who have to take the lead and ensure the success of a vibrant alumniplatform.We are fast progressing towards launching the alumni micro sites for each college, and also the distinct website of SAAR with all interactive facilities. I requestyou to kindly register your profiles and optimally utilize these alumni websites. It will help you stay in touch with your friends, seniors, juniors, faculty and staff. Soon wewill introduce SAAR Privilege Cards, offering you certain benefits, concessions and facilities. Now, we have with us as Alumni Coordinator Mr. Sumit Rana, Sr. Lecturerfor Hindustan College of Science & Technology, Mr. Sachin Pasricha, T&P Executive for BMAS Engineering College and Mr. Ashish Kumar, T&P Executive for AnandEngineering College and Mr. Jay Verdhan Nagaich, Sr. TPO for Hindustan Institute of Management & Computer Science.We hope our actions and activities will getmore coordinated and informally interactive with the inclusion of new people and new ideas.Wishing You All the Best ! MANISH GUPTABoard Board Contact us Contact us CHIEF PATRONS Mr. P K. Gupta . Chairman, SGI CENTRAL ALUMNI & CORPORATE RELATIONS CELL (CACRC) Mr. Y. K. GUPTA Vice Chairman, SGI C/o Hindustan College of Science & Technology Farah, Mathura 281122 U. P. Ms. SEEMA GUPTA Trustee e-mail: alumni@sgei.org Ph.: +919927914445 Ms. BHAWNA GUPTA Trustee PATRONS Team CACRC Team Alumni CoordinatorsDr. R.P Singh . Vice-Chancellor, S.U. MR. FAIZE NABI MR. SUMEET RANAProf. M.S. Teotia Principal Advisor, SGI Sharda Group of Institutions Hindustan College of Science & TechnologyDr. B.D. Gupta Advisor, SGI Training & Placement Officer Senior Lecturer, ECEDr. K.N. Gupta Advisor, SGI E Mail :- faize.nabi@sgei.org E Mail :- sumeetsingh.rana@hcst.edu.in Phone :- +91-9837303777 Phone :- +91-9927010280Dr. S.N. Lall Advisor, SGIMr. Anupam Sorabh EVP SGI , MS. NISHU GULWANI MR. ASHISH KUMARDr. R.C. Maheshwari Director, R&D, SGI Sharda Group of Institutions Anand Engineering College & ACPDr. Sarvan Mukharji Director, HCST Relationship Executive Executive Training & Placement E Mail :- nishu.gulwani@sgei.org E Mail :- ashish.agrawal@aec.edu.inCol. (Dr.) K.K. Malviya Director, HIMCS Phone :- +91-9917851389 Phone :- +91-9690017299Dr. D.R. Somashekar Director, AECDr. A.K. Gupta Director, BMAS MR. HARISH SHARMA MR. SACHIN PASRICHADr. Mahesh Prasad Principal, ACP Sharda Group of Institutions BMAS Engineering CollegeDr. Prasanjeet Singh Director, ACE Office Assistant Executive Training & Placement E Mail :- harish.sanju819@gmail.com E Mail :- sachin.pasricha@sgei.orgSPECIAL ADVISOR Phone :- +91-9917100991 Phone :- +91-9897695836Prof. V.K. Sharma Director, TD&P SGI ,EDITORIAL BOARD An Appeal to our Beloved AlumniMr. Manish Gupta Chief Editor First of all, we express our sincere gratitude towards our alumni who have been consistently encouraging us and contributing whole heartedly in making CACRC endeavours successful.WeMr. Faize Nabi Rep. Editor, HCST are pleased to announce that the alumni microsite for each of SGI College will be operationalMr. N. K. Mishra Rep. Editor, HIMCS since 7th May, 2010. You may reach your own alumni home page by clicking at your collegeDr. Lowleen Malhotra Rep. Editor, AEC URL/alumni (e.g. www.hcst.edu.in/alumni). Our web developers have tried their best to develop as attractive alumni websites as possible. There are provisions for profile registration, on lineMr. Neelesh Kumar Rep. Editor, BMAS alumni directory, search, feedback, spotlights (Blogs, personal photo gallery etc). However, youMs. Ankita Agrawal Coordinator, Newsletter are most welcome to forward your valuable suggestions for further improving the concept. Also, you are requested to forward copy of this edition of Sansmriti to all your friends, seniors/juniors. Kindly also, encourage alumni in your contact to share their contact information with CACRC team. This will enable us to reach most of you.
  • 4. Sansmriti The story of an Indian Educational Entrepreneur Education is more than just the memorization or learning of theories, it is the pathway of gaining access to a better life and in the bigger picture it leads to a better human society. Mr. P K. Gupta has been privy to this fact for some . time now and as Founder Chairman of the Sharda Group of Institutions is among the leading educational entrepreneur in India. As the entrpreneurial brain behind Sharda University he has revamped the way education is imparted in his colleges and in educational institutions across India. Business Idea Unlike most other institutions of formal learning Sharda University stresses upon not only what they are teaching but for what purpose and how can it be used properly. It is “An education system which would inculcate an application based approach in learning also insuring that the young students are enlightened about the conceptual base with clarity. The thought of opening up educational institutions which would focus more on nurturing the talent & developing curiosity of young individual minds is core philosophy guiding Sharda P. K. GUPTA University.” Chairman, SGI Future Plans The group is looking at expansion on a global scale and has recently announced their intentions. SGI, under the leadership of Mr. P K. Gupta, is set to realize a new dream of setting up campuses in U.K., U.S., East . Asia & Latin America with a family of 1 lakh students by 2020.His Entrepreneurial story Mr. PK Gupta believes that the true rewards of entrepreneurship are not the kind that can be counted or weighed. Heexplained what has been most important in his entrepreneurial journey saying “It was not just an intention to be successful or the idea of huge profitsthat motivated me to foray into the higher education sector. In fact, I was genuinely concerned as I saw the drive in the youth around me. They wishedto excel in higher education and it was my good fortune that I was able to provide students in north India with quality education right at their door step.In a way, being an entrepreneur in the education sector also allows me to fulfill my duty towards serving the society .Imparting education isgratifying in itself. Its a matter of great pride to be able to provide the means for shaping the youth of India.”Born on 9th December 1959, in Agra,Mr. Gupta was brought up in a family with strong values and dedication towards social service. His grandfather, the Late Shri Mohan Lal Arya, wasan eminent personality and a freedom fighter in Indias Independence struggle. His father, Mr. A. S. Gupta, who traded in medicines, was abusiness man who was involved in the cause of social service. Like any other child, Mr. Gupta, was more interested in the playground than his books.His interest in studies came from the inspiration and motivation that the principal of his school was able to impart. This later made him realize theimportance of a teacher in shaping the future of a child. On completing his graduation from Victoria Engineering College, he started his career withHNT as a contractor in 1979. By 1980, he was an entrepreneur and had started his business of manufacturing & supplying engineering equipmentto various Educational and Research Laboratories. He diligently spread his business from North India to South India and traveled all over meetinghis clients. On his business trips he observed that his co passengers were mostly students who were traveling from north India to south India for theireducation. In those days, students had to struggle for admissions in the engineering colleges due to which they traveled to South India. Thisobservation sowed the seeds of what was to come. in 1985, he shifted to Chennai and through his business networks came across many educatorsand institutions which were running their colleges in small rented buildings. Realizing the absence and need of infrastructure in an engineeringcollege, he decided to set up a college in Agra.“This system offers students the flexibility to choose subjects from other streams, which provides them with the opportunity to be exposed to domainsother than their core electives .This in turn helps them to develop analytical, logical and reasoning skills.“Initially, there was resistance, but I havealways believed that challenging the rules with logic creates new rules which lead to innovation. Now, in our very first year, we have witnessed anencouraging response from the community. Parents and students alike have welcomed the Universitys initiative towards re-defining the teachingmethodology. I can confidently say that we are growing by leaps and bounds. The inception of Sharda University in Greater Noida has been a steptowards changing the teaching pedagogy to a stress free environment with a flexible credit based teaching providing dual degree courses. 20-30% ofthe faculty are being appointed from U.K & U.S to provide an international exposure of teaching for the students. Today, under the umbrella of ShardaEducation Trust, (stared with 160 students in 1996). We have grown to a family of 20,000 students. Over 10,000 students have passed out since theinception. Over 6,000 students have been placed in the best organizations across the nation and almost 4,000 of these students have becomeentrepreneurs owing to the relevant exposure to entrepreneurship. In addition to the various educational institutions Mr. Gupta has also set upRecognition gained Entrepreneurial LessonAside from being known as Sharda Universitys founder and guiding • The reformer within Mr. P Gupta has advice which he believes .K.light, P Gupta has also found time out of his busy schedule to help .K. every future entrepreneur should pay heed to. He says “I wouldsociety. He is a founding member of the National Chambers of like to suggest to the young entrepreneurs toEducation Promotion Society of India. At many conferences he has also • Be job creators instead of job seekers so that you can servechampioned the cause of educational reforms with leaders like Yashpal mankind.Sharma, Dr. Abdul Kalam and many other prominent personalities. • Try to earn profits through products of excellence in every field.He had also submitted a report on educational reforms to the Ministry ofHRD and many of his suggestions have been implemented by the • Money is the byproduct of excellence in your fieldPlanning Commission. He is an active member of the Agra Club, the • Never say I am working very hard, always work passionately youRotary Club (Agra) and the National Chamber of Commerce and will never get tiredIndustries. In 2001, Mr. P Gupta was honored with the Udyog Ratna .K. • Do what you enjoy never choose a career by force”award and a year later with the Uttar Pradesh Ratna award for his manyyears of service to society.
  • 5. Sansmriti Experience the new SGI Experience the new SGI New T&L Methodology Formal Informal Education Education Delivery Delivery Assignments Results UPTU ANUPAM SORABH Classroom Teaching & & Based Pear To Pear Learning Mentoring Improvisation on Formal Education Tests Feedback Practical’s Exe. V. P SGI . DeliveryThe new teaching and learning methodology has been broadly classified under two major categories namely formal education delivery andinformal education delivery. The formal education delivery is followed by most of the institutions. The difference is the incorporation of informaleducation delivery which is divided into three sub categories ;• Group Assignments 5 to 6 students are identified as a group. Each group will comprise of 2 average , 2 weak and 1 intelligent student. These students shall present their assignments in form of presentations, group discussions & role plays• Formation of various committees placement committee, publication & press committee, event handling committee, alumni committee, etc.• Formation of various clubs technical clubs, social sector clubs, culture & art clubs, sports clubs, etc.• The responsibilities of clubs are to Maintain database, Interact with industry, government bodies, NGOs, cultural centers etc, find sponsorships and funding sources, creation of annual activity calendar, ensuring smooth conduction of all planned activities and events, create budget requirements , monitor expenditure and get audited, in general manage the committee as a business, media managementMentoring• Senior to junior mentoring• Faculty hired as mentors, certain number of facultys primary role is mentoring rather than class lectures and tutorials.Improvisation on Formal Education Delivery• Preamble for each subject has been created: preamble captures the spirit and essence of that particular subject and it provides motivation to the student.• Web -Portal for each subject• Alternative practical set ups in labs• Scholarship and entrepreneurship budgets allocated per branch per lab• Availability of all infrastructural resources 12x7(the resources include labs, library, classrooms, etc.We imagine a typical day of a SGIte in nearfuture future5:30 A.M. to 7:30 A.M. Tick tock tock tick tock…! Do you mind the lectures, practical and tutorials, you have all the time in the world toclock ticking.Once you come to SGI, you would never do so. The day roam around the campus. To switch to casuals and change your looks,starts and does it ever end. Either you are at the race to rush your there is always the locker facility. Wanna go through the books. All thepending assignment, or mastering a breathing technique or say libraries are open for you to browse international journals, books andpracticing some neat strokes or booting up for a Half Marathon or say, so on if only you manage to steal some time from espresso breaks!hurrying to catch the morning flight to present a paper on Economic Or are you game for some games. Check at the sports complex,trends in Resurgent India or simply busy catching 40 winks after whatever be your in thing.spending the night in the Communication lab or ….. 6.00 P .M. to 9.00 P.M. All the world is a stage. Walk in to our Open air7:30 A.M. to 8:00 A.M. Its time for a breakfast buffet or to grab a quick theater to see where life has its exits and entrances. Or as always there issandwich and a coffee the flying club or aero modeling club to give wings to your dreams whilefrom one of the many vending machines. Cant afford to miss the upcoming connoisseurs could brush their wits at the literature club etc.compulsory foreign language class. 9.00 P to zzzz: Tantalizing supper, a sip of your favorite coffee, lots to .M.9:00 A.M. to 6:00 P .M. It is time not just for all those lectures & speak and share and lots and lots to remember. Life at SGI is aboutpractical, but for breaks as well! Take a break, finish off your learning to live, to enjoy all the niceties life has to offer and to develop aassignments and upload them on Learning Management System. Dont wholesome understanding of things. You cannot miss the SGIforget the surprise quiz your professor might throw in anytime. Experience- a feeling given by the enormity of the 3 campuses spreadDiscuss what is on with your buddies munching your lunch (did between Agra and Mathura, the youthful vibes, and the balancesomeone say food). Ready for the spicy Chinese, sizzlers, or the between serious, unadulterated academics and playfulness.sumptuous thali. Life here is about all work and all play! After 6 hours of
  • 6. Sansmriti Making a transition from college to the workspace Starting Your New Job Right College Has Not Prepared You for Everything 1. Prepare mentally and physically for the transition Believe us when we say that one of the most 2. Learn all you can about the company and key personnel. overwhelming issues we hear from recent grads is 3. Establish a reputation for being a good worker that college did not prepare them for many of the 4. Avoid the mistakes that some new employees make challenges they faced as they made that transition 5. Set goals that benefit the company as well as yourself from college to career. 6. Identify a supportive mentor. 7. In a positive way, stand out from the pack Are you ready for a reality check? Here arefew critical issues facing you in the Many recent grads say they were near future. RAJAT MAHESHWARI totally unprepared for Making the Proper Exit (Civil Engineering , HCST 2003-07 Batch) Ahmadiah Contracting & Trading Co. • The emphasis placed on teamwork skills KUWAIT • The importance of dealing with all types of people and As your senior year winds down, its tempting to personalities focus on the fun stuff associated with graduation. • Personal finance issues and budgeting Finally, as you exit the college community, make • Living on your own - or having to move back with your sure you leave with a clean slate in terms of family financial obligations. Something as simple as that • Balancing work demands with family/friends/personal can return to haunt you down the line. life • Job-hunting skills, especially networking, interviewing, and salary negotiationAfter years and years of attending school and college, from those first days of kindergarten to the final days of college, your life is about to changedrastically. No longer are you going to have books, teachers, and UPTUs Externals -- but youre also no longer getting huge chunks of relaxing time.The routine you have known your whole life -- of getting up, going to classes, and studying – is about to change drastically. You will find that theetiquette and social norms in the working world are much different than in the classrooms of our SGI academic buildings.Dont Be So Full of Yourself Final ThoughtsHaving a college degree does not entitle you to a job, and its best to prepare Strive to get the best job offers from the best employers, butyourself now that most employers will not be impressed with your grades or your remember to temper everything you do with a realistic vision ofeducation as you are with them. what to really expect -- in the job-hunt and in getting job offers.College Grads Get Entry-Level Jobs Take to heart the advice from all the recent college grads thatOne of the harsh realities that many new grads face -- especially in the bad job have come before you and been in your shoes -- and youll bemarkets -- is that a large number of the jobs available for college grads are, in fact, better prepared and more satisfied with your job-search.entry-level. These jobs often require long hours, low pay, and hard work. Colleges in India have a specific format, list of books andBe Prepared for Salary Negotiations and Job Offers tutorials repeated for years, which are preparing futureIf youre one of the lucky college grads, youll get more than one job offer. Having managers to meet only the local demands and needs.more than one offer gives you the luxury of deciding if one -- or any -- of them is Exposure to international standards, following the codes andright for you. You should be prepared not only to negotiate the salary and the entire standards followed globally, case studies not only whatcompensation package, but also have a clear sense of what you want before the happened in India but also what happened in the world shouldissue arises. be a must for todays scenario. Mentoring and counseling the students on the basis of their interests and capabilities is whatA Job or True Calling? an institution can provide you with but what is required on aWhile it helps to have a solid vision of what you want your career path to be after students end is to discover them se on his our. Colleges can begraduation, dont panic if your first job after graduation does not perfectly fit your ready for international placements and events, but what isplan. Many recent college grads change jobs after their first year out; sometimes it needed from students is to meet those standards to make SGItakes that long just to fully understand who you are and what you really want to do group not only a known institution in NCR or India but onwith your life. For others, this understanding might not come until even later in life. global lines too. For those in final year should understandTime Management these points at the earliest and the remaining can get preparedIf youre one of the lucky college grads, youll get more than one job offer. Having to face the new harsh world soon…I being a part of SGI feelmore than one offer gives you the luxury of deciding if one -- or any -- of them is proud and privileged to get a chance of sharing my views andright for you. You should be prepared not only to negotiate the salary and the entire experience during my transition to college and work-spacecompensation package, but also have a clear sense of what you want before the and would thank CAC for giving me an opportunity to do so. Iissue arises. also acknowledge the faculty and management of civilDont Be So Full of Yourself engineering dept. & HCST for their kind support andMost jobs require employees to work in fixed time slab with proper breaks and knowledge that they have given to me. I also wish toconducts. As a college student our days were less structured. Long hours sittings congratulate Mr. P Gupta, Mr. Y.K. Gupta & Sgi family for .K.with dedication, leaves a good impression on others too. launching Sharda University in NCR. Believe me, SGI is the right place to learn provided you have the will way to do so.Professionalism in the work space Wishing you a continued success for your future endeavors…College may be a time to try different things, be a little crazy, or act a bitirresponsible. Your employers will judge you on your speech, attire, behaviorand motivation. Deadlines are critical, much more than that in college.
  • 7. Sansmriti in India: The Changing Paradigm Education Education India has fast emerged as the worlds most promising economy, more specifically in terms of its natural strengths in agriculture, unparalleled service standards, quality human resources, and a huge and expanding consumer base. The race for development is like a marathon; it needs resourcefulness, consistency, and strategy to stay ahead and win. All other resources like technology, information, equipment or capital are easily accessible and available to the willing nations and organizations. Ultimately it is the quality of human resource which differentiates andaccounts for ones competitive edge. Educational Institutions are the most significant production houses of human resource. The world is becoming increasingly complex and competitive. The nations are bound to regularly produce and develop high quality people and provide them suitable employment opportunities within. Presently our education system is such that encourages ends only (grades, division or even a mere pass) and not much emphasis is placed upon the processes/means. These days, the need for change is felt at all quarters as is well evident from success of films like 3 FAIZE NABI idiots and revolutionary propositions by Mr. Kapil Sibal, Minister for HRD, Government of India.Recently SGI, in Training & Placement Officer Sharda Group of Institution consonance with its quality imperative, has introduced a strategy for organizational development, focusing upon teaching-learning methodology/process re-structuring. Now, students shall have ready access to alternative learning resources like peer-group, programmed instruction, simulation, roles, and outbound trips in order to promote not onlyknowledge but also skills and competencies of students, enabling SGI to produce quality human resource. This initiative is noble in the sense that SGI haspioneered the change need for which has been felt for long by planners, thinkers and administrators of education in our country. SAAR (Sharda AlumniAssociation-Reminiscences) as a by-product of this strategic shift completely recognizes the importance of our alumni. We are looking forward to setglobal standards of alumni relationship, interaction and services. We are conducting research and accumulating information on world class alumniassociations. Soon, we hope to introduce some unique services to our beloved alumni. On the other hand, we duly recognize the resourcefulness of ouralumni in helping us to shape knowledge, skills and attitudes of our students and to help us produce work force truly meeting industryexpectations.Materialization of this dream sets a pre-requisite-of sincerity of purpose and efforts on the part of SGI and its alumni. Every organizationhas to meet this criterion. To sum up, we may say that we are unique in terms of our large numbers and our passion. Let us come together….. and work tocarve a better tomorrow. The Great Recession and Its Repercussions In midst of all this financial bloodshed, freshers were caught unaware. Be it the final year students who were trying for final placements or the ones who had recently started their careers, things looked gloomy for all. They were stuck in a vicious cycle. The ones who were still in college knew that its pretty tough to get in a good profile, well paying job. And the very fact that this first job was difficult to come would mean that they wont get emancipated of freshers tag and thus the danger of unemployment loomed large. For those who were a little fortunate to get into a job just before the financial turmoil began, things were not a tad better. Most of them landed up in leftover profiles in their organization that nobody hitherto dared to touch. The formative years of their careers were thus subjugated doing tasks that were not going to be much of a value-add. Moreover, the fear of joblessness subdued any attempt on their part to ask for better profiles or switch to another employer. All in all there was devastation everywhere. Though some of the major organizations were not only able to survive but also made a decent profit. This kept the optimists alive who started seeing silver lining in this cloud of economic mayhem. This indeed was true and a precursor of improving situation. The ASEEM CHANDRA world economy has definitely started coming back on track, though with a limp. The situation is improving but the going Sr. Training & Placement officer is still tough.As you know, any Institution is as great as the height to which its alumni reach. And SGI is extremely happy Hindustan College of Science & Technology and satisfied that our alumni - including you - is doing exceptionally well in the industry. Your college also is doing quite well. Now, we have 1000+ regular faculty members, out of which about 60% hold M.Tech. / Ph.D. SGI is the first, in self financing sector in North India, to receive accreditation from NBA. Currently 12 of our courses are NBA accredited.Asfar as placements are concerned, current scenario across the country is like this. While there are all the signs of healthy growth in Indian economy, theplacements this year are taking place on the basis of Man Power Planning arrived at last year. This years positive impact will be visible only in the nextyears placements. Therefore, the pace of placements in various colleges across the country is slow. In this regard, SGI needs your support. For anycollege, alumni base is its core strength and you can certainly help your alma mater and your juniors to achieve cent percent quality placements even intesting times like this. It will be of great help, if you can explore possibility of your company participating in our placement program.Also, please sharewith us constructive suggestions regarding the current situation. I would request you to give us an inside picture of recruitment and contact details ofconcerned persons at your organization. We look forward to your involvement and hope to further reinforce the brand SGI.The World saw it coming but optimists held hard. It was a battle between believers and non believers- believers of business cycle who knew that the globeis being pushed into a great economic recession, and, non believers who were still going ahoy with the economic bliss spilled all over. It was indeed hardto believe that something such drastic could suddenly hit the worlds great financial system. It reminds me of the maiden journey of Titanic which wasdestined to become its last. When the vessel, the greatest engineering marvel of those days, hit upon an iceberg, no one ever imagined what wouldfollow. Even the crew kept on hoping that the mighty steel will just stand the impact of mammoth ice lump. But as they say – expect the unexpected. Theship was crumbled, mutilated, and thrown down the abyss of Atlantic Ocean; along became the watery grave of some 1500 passengers. Akin to it, therecession took its toll. It all started with the US sub-prime crisis and then snowballed into such huge proportions that it threw biggies like LehmanBrothers, General Motors out of gear. There was massacre everywhere and people were chucked out of corporations in huge chunks. There was feareverywhere; people losing livelihood created havoc. This financial terror made them dearly hold to whatever jobs they were in. Extravagance andindulgence looked like things of the past.
  • 8. SansmritiPrakriti PrakritiPRAKRITI aspires to create conservation of environment through plantation, polythene ban, recycleand reuse of waste materials, maximum use of non-conventional sources of energy, and maximumstudent participation for research work.The principal focus is to ensure quantum and visibleimprovement in the quality of environment. AIM• Creating awareness on nature related issues• Help the society to identify the best ways to conserve the environment.• Plans to prominently boost our efforts for sustainable development & environment conservation.Members of PRAKRITI plan to initiate an awareness programme in and outside the college campusfor the sustainable development and well being of the environment. DR. S.K. DUBEY Dean T&D Chief Mentor & Co-ordinator Tarun Garg Student of HCST Prakriti President (Final Year ECE)Interview Interview Please share some of your most important career accomplishments? As far as career accomplishments is concerned I am working with a big US based MNC. Here I have got opportunity to work in a cross cultural environment, got global exposure , got also the first hand opportunity to work with our counterparts in different parts of the world like Europe, Asia-Pacific, besides the current opportunity to work in USA. I have achieved a good position at this moment of time and am a senior team lead. How would you describe the present corporate scenario; so that it helps the current students to visualize, how they should shape themselves? Present corporate scenario is very competitive and it requires something more in addition to qualifications like good communication skills, self-motivation, being a self-starter, goal and result-oriented approach, pleasing personality with positive attitudes. At the end of the day, your effectiveness on the job also depends on your social & people skills, in most professional jobs. You will have to remain updated with new skill sets, courses and trainings to survive in the corporate ambience of KAPIL SHARMA constant challenges & changes and stay competitive. It is not enough only to be OK these days, corporate Agilent Technologies International Pvt. Ltd. demands from you to be the best in your industry/domain. Gurgaon ECE, Batch 1999-2003 How important a part do you think education plays in shaping ones opportunities? In these knowledge driven days education is another name of success which leads you to achieve aims of yourcareer & life, which makes you a person who has the capability & the standing to move in the society with honor & pride. Education thus plays themost important role of converting the opportunities into success.How has your education at SGI been helpful? What suggestions can you offer for improvement of SGI?I got my B-Tech degree from Hindustan, the first SGI institution. I think the college gave me all that a good college could give.More stress ondeveloping creative thinking and application of knowledge will help to take things further. More project time & facilities, more exposure throughindustrial training, guest lectures & visits etc. will all help technical students gain greater exposure to field work so that they can stand on a strongerfootage.Describe one memorable incident of your college life?Can one be so foolish……? our English viva was going on and Mamta maam who taught us professional communication, was asking somequestion about the book “Old Man and The Sea”. I had to go inside the room and my friend Ajay came outside from Mamta madams cabin. Iasked him what is maam asking about the book He told, she is asking what will you do if you were in place of the Old Man. I asked so what youreplied; he said I did not know the answer so I said I will do what the Old Man did. Then I entered into the room and predictably maam asked thesame question “what you will do if you will be in place of the Old Man”. “I said whatever Ajay will do I will do the same”. Maam shouted at me.Actually I also did not know the answer and also I was in a hurry that time because I had to catch my bus and had to go to my hometown.
  • 9. SansmritiAnkita Agarwal Discover 4th Year C.S.E. The City OfIf you want a date with the 17th century architectural wonder, a tour to Agra, the city of Taj is what you should plan. Agra islocated in the northern state of Uttar Pradesh, India and is situated on the banks of the river Yamuna. Agra is about 220kilometres from Delhi, the capital of India. Taj Mahal offers the main attraction for tours to Agra though there are otherheritage monuments like the Agra Fort, Fatehpur Sikri, Sikandara(Akbars Tomb), to name a few. Known as the city of Taj,Agra has a history steeped in love, war and treachery. Though ruled by many dynasties, it was under the Mughals thatAgra attained fame. It was in 1504, when Delhi Sultan Sikander Lodhi shifted his capital from Delhi to Agra making it animportant power centre. But the coming of the Mughals in India in 1526 changed the history of India in general and Agrain particular. For the next 300 years Agra was an important city. But it was under the Mughal emperor Akbar (1556-1605)and Shah Jahan (1627-58), That Agra reached the zenith of art and culture. During the reign of Shah Jahan, Agra hadattained an iconic status of a city that excelled in fine art and architecture. Many of the monuments in and around Agrathat we see today were built during the reign of Akbar and Shah Jahan. Taj Mahal built by Shah Jahan in memory of hiswife Mumtaz Mahal is what attracts millions of travellers from all over the world to Agra. Such is the beauty of the Taj thatthe former President of the United States William Jefferson Bill Clinton, during his visit to India in 2000 said "The world isdivided between those who have seen the Taj and those who have not. Very soon, I hope to be on the side that has seen theTaj." Agra Red Fort built by the Mughal emperor Akbar, is another interesting site in Agra worth a visit. It was in this fort;Shah Jahan spent last days of his life watching the Taj Mahal. He was imprisoned in the fort by his son Aurangzeb, anddied watching the Taj from his lonely cell, to which he was confined by his son. A most tragic end of one who alwaysencouraged art & culture and whose gift to the country “The Taj Mahal” was, besides numerous other forts, fortresses &monuments, that we pride today as part of our rich heritage. Besides the Red Fort and the Taj Mahal, Agra has some ofthe finest monuments of the Mughal era. When on a Tour to Agra, one can also visit Shish Mahal, Musamman Burj,Diwan-I-Khas and Jehangirs Palace. The mausoleum, Itmad-ud-daulah, here needs a special mention. It was built byNur Jahan, wife of the Mughal emperor Jehangir somewhere between 1622 and 1625 for her father Mirza Ghiyas Beg.The mausoleum, which resembles a silver jewel box, is considered to be the third must see building in Agra. If you are theone who loves gardens, you will find many in Agra. Interestingly, you will observe most of the monuments built by theMughals have gardens as an integral part of their structure. The best example of course is the Taj Mahal. One of the mostvisited gardens in Agra is Ram Bagh, which was planned by the first Mughal ruler Babar.To get the local feel, head to theold city, which still retains its resplendent history. Many of the places in the city still bear their old names. But Agra has keptits pace with modernity and one can find history and modernity co-enist A number of shopping malls, venues forrecreation and a number of upmarket hotels are also available in Agra. If shopping is what you love, Agra offers the bestin handicrafts. You can also choose marbles inlaid with coloured stones. Mini replicas of the Taj Mahal make one of thebest souvenirs to take back. Agra is also famous for hand made leather items.No matter what you take back once youleave Agra, but dont forget to taste Mughlai cuisine, which originated in this region. Taj Ganj in the south of the Taj Mahal,where most of the budget hotels are located, also houses various eateries. A speciality of Agra that most take with them isAgra petha, a kind of sweet famous all over India. And for one of those who have studied at one of the Sharda Group ofColleges: what can be a more refreshing experience than a visit to Agra, to those with spouses & family the experiences ofstudent days. And which timing of the year could be best for a visit……?………of course, the time when the AnnualAlumni meet of your college is being celebrated…..because then you get to meet a few of your old time friends….& relivethe past moments.That is why we say….”Memories gather together……”Visit Taj…., revisit SGI….!!!
  • 10. SansmritiSGI in MEDIA
  • 11. SansmritiEvents Events AlumniMeet Alumni Meet HCST AEC BMASThe 5th Alumni Meet of Hindustan College of Anand Engineering College (AEC), Keetham, The Annual Alumni Meet ‘ReminiscencesScience & Technology was conducted on 14th Agra celebrated its annual alumni meet on 2010’ of BMAS Engineering College,March , 2010 in the college campus . The 26th April 2010. It turned out to be a Keetham, Agra was organized on Feb 21 & 22,Director, TD&P Prof. V.K. Sharma welcomed the memorable festival of joy and sharing for 2010 successfully and enjoy fully. This year theparticipating alumni and expressed gratitude alumni, faculty/staff and students. The event alumni meet attracted a substantially highfor having taken time out of their busy was jointly convened by Mr. Vineet Silas, Sr. number of alumni from oldest batches. Theschedules. Director Dr. R.C. Maheshwari T&P Head and Dr. Amit Sharma, Dean, alumni meet was graced by about 36informed the participants about the Academics, efficiently supported by Mr. participants. The event turned out to be a greatmultitorious progress of the college. Jitendra Dixit, T&P Officer and Mr. Ashish fun shared by all alumni, faculty/staff andMotivational speeches were given by Vice Kumar, T&P Executive & Alumni Coordinator. students. An informative presentation wasChairman Mr. Y.K. Gupta & Advisor Dr. S.N. This time about 90 alumni from different delivered by Mr. Faize Nabi and Ms. NishuLall. The ceremony was followed by batches and streams actively participated in Gulwani of Central Alumni & Corporateinteractions of alumni with faculty & students , the meet and made it one of the most Relations Cell briefing the participants aboutwhere batch representatives expressed their successful alumni meets in the history of Anand the concept of Sharda Alumni Association-experiences in the college and outside in the Engineering College so far. The alumni were Reminiscences (SAAR) and its futurecorporate world and also invited the senior given a warm welcome by Dr. Somasekhar, plans/programmes. Director of BMAS, Dr. A.Kbatch members to spread and share the views Director of the College, followed by a round of Gupta blessed the alumni with his inspirationaland memories. Around 111 alumni had emotional and inspirational speeches by Prof. words. Mr. Sumit Mathur, the new T&P Head,gathered to participate and relive their college VK Sharma, Director, TD&P SGI and other Ms Sonia Dhyani, Mr. Sachin Pasricha, Dr. V.Kdays. After the lunch the alumni were taken for dignitaries. The alumni representatives from Gupta along with several other facultya visit of the college campus. A Taekwondo each batch shared their college days members devoted their valuable time whileprogram was also organized by the STA memories and work life experiences with the interacting with alumni. The alumni visited toAssociation of the college. In the evening there audience. The evening earmarked a wonderful different college spots and recollected thewere cultural programs along with a short and cultural festival. memories of their gone by college days.emotional speech by the Chairman, Mr. P .K.Gupta. The evening ended with laughter,music and enjoyment, followed by dinner.
  • 12. SansmritiEvents Events (BMAS Engg. College, Agra) 2010 An Extravaganza Of Style, Passion & Intellect (feb 18, 19 & 20 – 2010)Eureka 2010 was celebrated with much fanfare and enthusiasm by faculty members and students alike.The inauguration ceremony took place inthe main ground near the boys hostel and faculty quarters. The inauguration of EUREKA 2010 witnessed the presence of several graciousdignitaries such as Brigadier N.K. Mehta (Chief guest), Shri Arjun Rana (Guest of honour), Vice-Chairman Shri Y.K. Gupta, Director-BMAS Dr. A.K.Gupta and other dignitaries sitting on the dias. Brigadier N.K. Mehta is working with Indian Army for last 30 years. Shri Arjun Rana came all the wayfrom University of Toronto in CANADA to attend the programme.Eureka 2010 saw the happening of several events such as cultural events, GyanPipasa (Literary event), Technical events (Paper writing and paper presentation), fun events (including Rangoli,Ccollage and Poster competition)and several categories of sport events. Students form adjoining colleges in Agra and Mathura region participated in all the above mentioned eventson the three days. The valedictory function of EUREKA 2010 marked the presence of the Chief Guest Shri Aquil Busrai-Executive Director-HR (IBM-India). Shri Busrai congratulated the students on their hard work, innovation and creative ideas. He said that he was really impressed by the hardwork put in by faculty members. The faculty members who were felicitated were Ajay Verma, V. Srinath and Charanpriya. The students were alsoawarded with different prizes in different categories of events. Explore 2010 Experience XcelProf.D.P Gyan Jyoti Gyan Jyoti .Agarwal said-“I am aware of the significant contribution of the institute in proving a highly proficient and competent technical manpower.”Chairman, Mr. P .K.Gupta said –“I would like to offer, to the faculty, staff and students, my good wishes for the collective endeavour to build andstrengthen the bases of building world class engineers by providing them opportunities to visualize , express and actualize their creative skills at thenational forum like “Gyan Jyoti”. Vice Chairman, Mr.Y.K.Gupta said –“These type of efforts help the students for overall development and then onlythe dream of technical education may come true. Hindustan College of Science & Technology organized its 10th Annual National Festival ofTECHNO Cultural Symposium “Gyan Jyoti 20X” from 19th to 21st march, 2010. The three days festival was inaugurated by Prof. D.P Agarwal, .Chairman, Union Public Service Commission.XULTECH. . . . Unleashing latent potential Held on the first day, comprised of all the technical events paper presentation , model presentation ,quizzes , auto-cadd ,counter-strike, need for speed, etc .XHILARATION. . . Celebrating cerebral extravagance the cultural events spread over the last two days, with some events like Vivacity, Vishisht,Tap-O-Feet, trio were organized on the 20th while other events like Duo-E-Dance,Centrifuge,Nukkad, Light Camera Action, etc were held on the 21st.XALTATION . . . Lauding creative outbursts Enjoyment and entertainment is also a vital part of Gyan Jyoti. For maintaining a cheerful atmospherevarious fun events were also put up which also carried on for 2 days i.e 20th and 21st. Some of the major events were Fear Factor,Tug-of-war ,Roadies, Rangoli, etc. Students from various colleges like RBS,Agra, Anand Engineering College,Agra, BMAS,Agra, Ishan College, Mathura,Sachdeva, Mathura, Nikhil Institute of Technology, Mathura, BSA, Mathura, GLA, Mathura, Rajeev College of Technology, Mathura, Sanjay Instituteof Technology, Mathura, IVS, Mathura, and lots more participated enthusiastically in various Inter – College events.The star attractions of Gyan Jyoti2010 was the war of bands wherein bands from various colleges participated, the Bandish Band performance, the blood donation camp organizedby Lions Club of Agra Mahan, and the DJ night. The valedictory function of the Gyan Jyoti was held on the 21st and the Guest of Honour wasDr.S.N.Lall, Advisor SGI .The function was followed by the prize distribution in which Dr.S.N.Lall gave away prizes and congratulated theparticipants. overall, Gyan Jyoti 2010 was a huge success .The credit for organizing such a national level festival goes to the convener Prof.RameshChandra and the members of the Chief Organizing Team Tarun Rajvanshi, Raman Kumar, Himanshu Dhingra, Vineet Saraswat, Ashwini KumarSomvanshi, Mukul Pandey, Arjun Avasthy, Richa Nayak, Manvendra Pratap, Rohin Kamboj, Chandramanni, Nishant Gautam, Nitish Srivastava,Tarun Garg, Ashutosh, Anubha Thakur, and Shashank Jaiswal
  • 13. SansmritiOther Events Other Events BandishBand Bandish Band The Friday night of Gyan Jyoti 20X was at its full swing when the veterans of renowned Rock Band agglomerated their spark and bonded their Bandish to break all the Bandish. The song-“Bandish Mein Na Rehna” had really set the tone and the fusion of Guns & Roses was really remarkable as the boys and girls for the first time grouped together in the park to enjoy sage of Linkin Park. The air was full of bombastic music and feet tapping songs. Chris Powell the former drummer of Euphoria with Desmond Powell and Abhishek Nailwal were mind blowing and presented the perfect blend of western with Indian music. A diehard fan or critic all were in full mood of breaking all the Bandish as it was artistic, intense and very innovative. One must say it was night of a life time and realizing musical dreams on the ground of reality. Future Alumni Club The Future Alumni Club is a framework and platform to sustain Alumni interaction, among alumni & alma- mater through students The Future Alumni Club comprises of several teams working on specific priorities or directions such as DBMS, relationship management, marketing, Publications, etc. to ensure lifelong bonding between Alumni and the current students, the college and amongst themselves. Once a Student always an Alumni This club will also provide a platform to students to plug into the Alumni network and learn from the successful seniors and professionals. It also will ensure a strong bonding, nurturing of new traditions and will help perpetuate existing & newly developed traditions among students and alumni through various events, projects and student-alumni programs. The club thus establishes an organized mechanism for handling of alumni affairs and will have several beneficial consequences such as generation of training & placement opportunities for students. The club aims at round the year engagement of enthusiastic students with a systematic approach leading to updating of alumni database & alumni relationship management. Auxiliary outcomes can be industrial visits, workshops, seminars as well as development of healthy student alumni interaction for gaining practical knowledge and industry experience. The Future alumni clubs at Hindustan College of Science & Technology was inaugurated on 14th march 2010 by alumni of Ist batch (1996-2000) 15 SGI SGI Foundation Day Day 15 FoundationThe Sharda Group of Institutions (SGI) celebrated their 15th Foundation Day on the 16th of December in the campus of Hindustan College of Science& Technology. The Chairman Mr. P Gupta and the Vice-Chairman Mr. Y.K Gupta felicitated those teachers of the group who had been associated .K.with SGI ever since its inception and witnessed its growth as the largest educational group in Northern India. The Chairman and Vice Chairmancongratulated all the Faculty members and the students of SGI. While doing so the Chairman, recalled the day when SGI was founded and its journeyto the present day. Mr. Y.K Gupta encouraged all those associated with the group to serve for higher educational standards and excellence, andasked them to raise the bar to face the tough times & growing competition, and take SGI further on the road of high achievement and success.“Milaap-2010”: MBA Alumni Meet The MBA students organized a grant Alumni Meet – 2010 on 20th Feb. 2010 at Anand Engineering College Campus. The objective of this meet was to strengthen the interaction and networking with MBA Alumni. The function was well organized by Ms. Seema Gupta, Convener of thefunction under the expert guidance and support of Dr. D.R. Somashekar, Director AEC and Ms. Madhulika Sinha, HOD Management Department.Alumni came from various industries - AC Nielson, Wipro, Vodafone, Max New York Life Insurance and many others.In the introductory sessions the Alumni discussed the role of classes and faculty of the MBA Department in preparing them for their current careersand answered the queries of the students. The occasion also embraced the inaugural ceremony of “Concord” the Management Club initiated bythe MBA students which was followed by a cultural program by the students & ended with Vote of Thanks given by Ms. Madhulika Sinha, HOD –Management Department
  • 14. Sansmriti HappyOther Events Other Events 10 th AnniversaryCelebrations of BMAS Engineering CollegeOn 13th October, 2009 BMAS Engineering College, a constituent college of Sharda group of institutions celebrated completion of ten years ineducation and academics. The ten years from 1999 to 2009 had been an eventful and illustrious journey for BMAS Engineering college and all itsstakeholders. The stakeholders of BMAS College had been its strong team of faculty members, the students, its non-teaching staff and the externalagencies which have consistently added value to the processes and service delivery of BMAS College as an institution of academic and professionalexcellence.In the evening, a grand cultural programme was organized in which the BMAS employees along with their family members were cordially invited. Thecelebration was marked by the presence of Chairman – Shri P Gupta and Vice –Chairman – Shri. Y. K. Gupta along with all their family members. .K.The occasion also marked the presence of Shri Anand Swaroop and Mrs. Swaroop – parents of honorable Chairman and Vice-Chairman. Thefaculty members on this occasion gave their maiden performances- such as dance performance, singing and mimicry. A fancy dress competition wasalso organized for the children of faculty members of BMAS Engineering college in which consolation prizes were given to the children also.BMAS gets the prestigious IBM Centre of excellenceOn 9th of October, 2009 BMAS Engineering College added one more feather toits cap in terms of value-addition to its academic and professional curriculum bybringing together world class education to students in Uttar Pradesh in generaland Agra in particular. As part of this initiative, BMAS was able to join hands withInternational Business Machines Company of USA for running jointlycollaborated industry –oriented programmes for technical and professionalstudents in the college. This collaboration was bagged by BMAS EngineeringCollege from among several top-notch institutions in UP West who were trying forthe same collaboration to upgrade and capacitate the industrial orientation of itsown professional students.Spicmacayinin BMAS Spicmacay BMASThe renowned organisation – SPICMACAY (Society for Promotion of Indian Classical Music And Culture Amongst Youth) came to BMAS onSeptember 09, 2009 In the colourful programme, famous playback singer Ms. Arti Ankelikar revealed a number of finer details of vocal music beforeaudience, who absorbed full fragrance of the song presentation. Ms. Ankelikar, presently a disciple of Pt. Dinkar Kaikani, had also learnt music fromfamous gurus – like Pt. Basantrao Kulkarni, Kishori Amolkar & Ulhas Kashalkar. In her musical journey, she had been bestowed with many national /international awards. Director BMASEC Dr. A.K. Gupta presented vote of thanks to the singer and also to organisers of the programme, and wishedto have such programmes in future as well.ADVENTURE CAMPAdventure camp was organized by the Anand College Of Education in January 2010 with the co- ordination of National Adventure Foundation (NAF) . The Adventure Camp was inaugurated and graced with the presence of colonel Dr.C.K.Singh,(Director, NAF) , Wing Commander V.K.Kapoor( Director Yoga Sansthan) , Pankaj kulsresthaNAACOn 1st & 2nd March 2010 Anand College of Education was visited by National Assessment & Accreditation Council ( NAAC).NAAC is anautonomous body of University Grant Commission (UGC) . inspect the educational institutes and suggests the qualitative measures to the institutesto include research & innovation in their educational practice. College was awarded B grade (2.85marks)
  • 15. SansmritiOther Events HINDUSTAN INSTITUTE OF MANAGEMENT & COMPUTER STUDIES Other Events Organizes National Conference on climate compatibility of business in 21st century Climate change is a major challenge that calls for an immediate global attention. It is one of thegreatest environmental, social and economic threats that the world faces today. All countries are now striving to come out with viable solutions totackle this issue and thus, it has come to the forefront of thoughts across the world. It has always been the institutes endeavor to provide us with theinformation on latest developments taking place across the world, especially in the context of our country. With this objective, the department ofbusiness management conducted a two day national conference at hotel Clarks Shiraz, Agra to pave the way for information mitigation of the climatechange issues and provided an insight into the climate compatibility for business. The conference was inaugurated by chief guest Prof. Kripashankar,Vice Chancellor, UPTU and the welcome speech was delivered by Prof. K.K. Malviya, Director HIMCS. The program was graced with the augustpresence of the mentors Shri P Gupta, Chairman SGI, Shri Y.K. Gupta Vice Chairman SGI, Prof. M.S. Teotia, Principal Advisor, SGI, advisors, .K.principals, directors of the sister concerns, eminent speakers from industry, academia, and delegates from various institutions. The two dayconference involved presentation of various research papers, competitions, cultural programmes, plenary session and ended with valedictoryfunction and vote of thanks by Prof. A.K. Viz, Dean(Academics). FERMENTATION AND BIOPROCESS TECHNOLOGY DRUG DISCOVERYNorth Indias largest Educational group, Sharda Group of Institutions, Biotechnology Department organized a hands on workshop on Fermentationand Bioprocess Technology, with emphasis on Drug Discovery and Instrumentation from 1 to 4th of February 2010 In association with niTzaBiologicals Ltd. , SGI Departments of Biotechnology aimed at providing invaluable “hands-on-experience” of “state-of-the art” fermentationbiotechnology techniques to undergraduate, post graduate students and staff from academia and industrial firms. The workshop consists of threemodules on Fermentation Biotechnology, Drug Discovery and Bioinstrumentation, which includes various hands on presentations from seniorscientists, Professors and technical support staff from various world level reputed industries and academic institutions. In this National Workshopmore than hundred Participants including Prof. S. Prabhakar Rao, Chairman Board of studies, Osmania University, Hyderabad, Dr. ShailjaHumnabadkar, Dnyaneshwar Kanse, UDGIR, Maharashtra, G. Kishore Kumar, performed hands on practice. Dr. Surendra K Chikara, TechnicalHead Genomics R&D from Xcelris labs Ltd., Dr. Surat Kumar of Dayalbagh Educational Institute, Dr. Prem Nath Panda from Sharda University, Dr.Amla Chopra, Anand College, Murly Krishna of DuPont India Pvt. Ltd., Shailesh Kumar from Saint Gobain, Sanil KV Sr. Scientist from Avesthagen,Asit Dutta of Perkin Elmer, Rajiv Ranjan & Sumit Nehan of Bio Rad India Limited are the key speakers of the workshop. In the National workshop Mr.Murali Krishna, scientist in BCIL, (Govt. of India), Dr. Anshul Gaur, Walchandnagar Industries, Pune along with Mr. Sanil K.V., Senior scientist,Avesthagen, Bangalore had shown the Production of Bioethanol by yeast fermentation. The fermentation process was monitored for biomass andethanol production. Dr. Surendra Chikara, Technical Head Genomics, Research and Development, Xcelris labs Ltd, Ahmadabad, discussed aboutthe various high throughput technologies like the next generation technologies for sequencing entire genome. Prof. Surat Kumar, Head, AppliedSciences, Dayalbagh Educational Institute, Dayalbagh, Agra, who enlightens the audience with structural aspects of DNA, DNA Drug interaction atatomic level.Dr. Amla Chopra, Head, Department of Biotechnology, Anand Engineering College, Keetham, Agra, discussed on cancer vaccine. lastday of workshop, was on Bioinstrumentation part. The speakers for tomorrows session will be Dr. Prem Nath Panda, Sharda University, Mr. AsitDutta, Sr Product Manager, Perkin Elmer, Manish Mangla, product Manager, Perkin Elmer, Dr. Arun P Chopra, Head, Department of Biotechnology, .HCST, Mr. Rajiv Ranjan, Senior Product Manager, Proteomics, Bio Rad India Limited and Mr. Sumit Mehna, Sr Product Manager, Genomics, Bio RadIndia Limited, explained about latest instrumentation technologies that are used in todays research around the globe. The workshop was a hugesuccess with major learning objective of learning of ethanol production,1. New Drug Target Discovery using Next Generation Genomics technology,knowlege of basic Concepts of Drug DNA interactions, immunological approach for DNA Cancer Vaccine.Alumni Feedback Alumni FeedbackThanks for this mail. I really appreciate the hard work done to prepare pdf file or some different file format in spite of having all these separate image files. That will add to enhanced readability and ease to open/download the attachments. TARUN SINGHAL CSE HCST (1998-2002)this presentation. This covers most part of SGI group. I also welcomesuch type of mails in future. Thanks for taking the pains for preparing the Newsletter and keeping us SIDDHARTHA SHUKLA updated. You people have been doing a great job, and I highly appreciate Executive-DIESL (A TATA Enterprise) it. Keep up the good work. MOHIT NANDAThanks for such wonderful a newsletter and I really appreciate the Researcher R & D, TCS Innovation labsefforts of our central alumni cell for keeping us update about our Performance Engg.Tata Consultancy Servicescollege. Cheers. RACHIT TYAGI I would like to congratulate you all for your bestowed efforts to bring and Logica keep all of the alumni together. It was really a pleasant and memorableIts a matter of a great pride that the Alumni cell has come of age and time going through Sansmriti newsletter; I hope it could be scanned a bitmanaged to come up with work that speaks volumes about the quality more precisely to get the appropriate sharpness of those moments. But inand dedication of the people involved. The Newsletter has come out the end its commendable effort and I have a feel that it will be wellreally good but just a suggestion, it would have been easier to read n recognized by all Alumni. SULABH NIGAMsend had it been in .pdf format. ROHIT VERMA Manager Implementation Manager Marketing KLG Systel Ltd. (Branding and CC), JCB India Limited I appreciate the efforts that Alumni cell is making to stabilize a bond with Alumnus and to lead the organization up to the endless heights.It was really nice to receive the alumni newsletter and to know about theactivities that CAC is involved with. This newsletter in itself is a good ANUJ KUMARinitiative which gives us an insight to recent happenings at our alma Tata Consultancy Servicesmater. I have a suggestion here, can we put this newsletter in a single
  • 16. SansmritiVolunteerism Volunteerism “Voluntary Blood Donation”Our sincere thanks to concept designing team.Mayank Maheshwari 4th Year EI Amid all the glitz and glamour of technicalSaurabh Kumar Singh 4th Year CE and cultural events in GYAN JYOTI 20X,Vikas Shishodia 4th year CE Hindustanis have displayed a great spirit ofVed Raj Chatruvedi Ist year CSE social concern by enthusiasticallyShubham Saxena Ist year CSE supporting and participating in the Blood Donation Camp which was organized by Lions club of Agra. Seriously in this age of fast moving lifeSarvarth Bhatnagar IIIrd year CSE ,full of accident and health deteriorating activities, where there is great urgeWe render our most sincere thanks to our sponsors of Reminiscences- for blood(life) every where, this step of Hindustan College is great boon to2010 (Alumni Meet) humanity. At the outset there was a bit of confusion among youth- whether blood donation is safe ? Will it have any side effects ? etc, but their dilemma Value of Sponsorship: was well sorted out by a team of efficient doctors and back-up team of Hindustans Bio-Technology students. Kumar & Sons Rs. 75,000 The camp was a huge success as there were more than 100 volunteer donators and 12 person with rare 0 group. It was the impact of this “RaktM/s S. Kumar & Sons are the leading textile suppliers from Meerut Dan” that by evening-“Give Blood-Give Life” became the anthem for the(Uttar Pradesh). They specialize in uniforms, curtains, men and students of Hindustan with that guarantee this event world keep onwomen garments and other personal and home textile solutions. increasing in years to come. Value of Sponsorship:Advertising & Events Rs. 51,000We at Creative Art, an emerging communication solutions provideron the advertising and entertainment horizon are taking this thought Sharda University Sharda Universityfurther with lots of zing. A team of dedicated professionals backed byeffective strategic planning, Creative Art brings forth the value of “Sharda is different, because it hasexemplary service execution through proper budgetary evaluation. ventured to go beyond conventions. It’s the only university in India which has evolved the best curriculum and totally flexible course structure. sharda will be the best, how soon...only time will tell.” Don Bathie, International Marketing Guru Foreign Collaborations our objective for the following international collaborations is to develop scientific technological and academic cooperation activities through the implementation of scientific projects and programs in several areas and though these programs we can establish inter- intitutional cooperation and• Centro De Investignciony De Estudios Avanzados Delipn (CINESTAV), Maxico interaction, scholarly and cultural• Gmit-galway-mayo Institute of Technology, Galway exchanges and can promote mutual• Hochschule Bremerhaven, University of Applied Sciences, Germany u n d e r s t a n d i n g . We h a v e a• Northumbia University, London, UK, Middlesex University, England MEMORANDUM of understanding• Middlesex University, England with these International University• Tertiary Education Commision of Mauritius (TEC)Mauritius
  • 17. SansmritiSharda University Sharda University CHORUS 2010SHARDA UNIVERSITY students could not have made it more grand. The 1st Annual Festival of SHARDAUNIVERSITY was held at its campus on Feb.22nd, 23rd, 24th 2010.February 22nd, while the Sharda Universityshown bright, SHARDA UNIVERSITYs Founders Day was celebrated with the unfolding of The SHARDAUNIVERSITY Flag by The Honble Chancellor, Honble Pro-Chancellor (SHARDA UNIVERSITY) and the ChiefGuest Mr. Pankaj Shreyaskar, Deputy Chief Information Commissioner of India.With thousands of balloonsblown in the air by The Honble Vice Chancellor along with the Deans, Registrars and Principals of variousschools CHORUS 2010 was declared open.The first performance of CHORUS was the Sharda University renditions to the almighty by Zorawat Waddali.Living upto the true sense of a Techno-Cultural Festival, the Robotics Competition conducted by Thinkware Ltdwas the first event of the festival; together with The LAN Gaming competition, with the very popular Solo DanceCompetition UNFOLDING AT DIFFERENT VENUES the fashion show prelims which was put together by MissIndia Finalist Miss Himani Thapa was a big hit. The first day also saw the MIME Workshop by the famous Jagrangroup: and there was so much to learn for the students.With the hearts beating fast, the students of SHARDAUNIVERSITY and many other colleges and institutes waited for the arrival of the famous Bollywood Director Mr.Imtiaz Ali on 23rd Feb, the second day of CHORUS. After the Nukkad Natak performance where Mr. Imtiazgave away the prize to the winning team Natyakriti of SHARDA UNIVERSITY, there was near pandemonium atthe auditorium as hundreds of students wanted to get in even after the auditorium was so full that Mr. Imtiaz Alitoo had to be literally “flown in”. An interesting half an hour session was followed by another interaction at thehanger outside with those students who couldnt get in. the security team heaved a sigh of relief as the car drovehim out of the campus. This was followed by the interestingly heartwarming participation in the photographycompetition, Tattoo competition which brilliantly conducted by the Famous Tattoo Artist, Mr. Mihir. Creativeideas splurged on the canvases in the poster making competition right after this.Quiz Master Mr. Charu Sharmaconducted the quiz where AMU won the second prize. Then came the show stopper the declaration of Miss & Mr.CHORUS and the lucky winners after tough competition were Sandra and Romit. The excitement on the hugeground Sharda University rounding the main stage increased manifold as renowned models AMANPREETWAHI, NOYNIKA CHATTERJEE, RITU SINGH and 10 beautiful Foreign Models set the ramp on fire by the lithewalk.Day 3 saw the youngsters of SHARDA UNIVERSITY waiting with baited breath for their very ownRANNVIJAY. Nearly three hours of grueling through extremely exciting sessions brought in a kind of “never-seen-before” frenzy on SHARDA UNIVERSITY Campus. As Rannvijay was being driven out of SHARDAUNIVERSITY, The Chief Student Co-coordinator had his feet run over by the tyres of Rannvijays Car. No Prizesfor guessing who that was!!!! The Battle of Bands began on the main stage in the morning. There were thestudents who were using their wits, intelligence, charm, creativity and crazy ideas in the various competitionslike AD-MAD, RJ, BOARD ROOM BATTLE, RANGOLI spread at four venues in the campus. The Fusion Dancecompetition brought out amazing talents.Living up to the theme Global Oneness, the 3 evenings witnessed anintricate amalgamation of the International forms of Art and Music-Sharda University by Zorawat Waddali,Rock by Simon Webbe of UK, aerial acrobatics by Daksha Sheth and Popular songs by Jal-The Band of Pakistanand our very own, Faridkot and the popular Desi Hustlerz . CHORUS has dissolved boundaries and the worldcommunity came up on the same platform. The Magic unfolded with 47 Institutes/ Universities/Colleges fromvarious cities and states participating at the First Annual Festival of Sharda University.
  • 18. SansmritiSharda University Sharda UniversityCHORUS 2010Imtiaz Ali --Director (Jab We Met) at Imtiaz Ali Director (Jab We Met) at Semon Web at Jal - The Band at Sharda University Sharda University Sharda University Sharda University Sharda University
  • 19. SansmritiPlacements@SGI 2010 Placements@SGI 2010 till march, 2010Total (125 +) Corporate visited Company Selections Package offered TCS 58 3.10 lpa INFOSYS 51 3.25 lpa BIRLA SOFT 20 2.40 lpa DSC ENGG 16 2.40 lpa SIMPLEX 05 3.00 lpa NAVY 02 6.50 lpa SOMA ENTERPRISE 04 3.10 lpaIt is our endless thrust to invite good companies for campus recruitment in order to provide ample career opportunities toour students. If you recall, you will recollect that getting a good placement at the campus is a common aspiration of moststudents. Companies can be invited if we approach them at the appropriate moment, when a need for new induction atthe entry level exists and when the HR manager is convinced of credentials of the college. You can be of great help; evensmall gestures of timely information about the companys plan to recruit; the name and contact number of the campusrecruitment HR; will make it easy for us to follow up. We are banking upon the active support of our alumni in ensuringgreater placement opportunities for our current lot of students.Therefore, we would request you to kindly leverage yourinfluence to enhance the possibility of your reputed company visiting your alma-mater (Campus).Any information or query in this regard may be forwarded to Mr. Faize Nabi (faize.nabi@sgei.org, 9837303777)
  • 20. Agra-Mathura Campuses of SGI (AICTE Approved & affiliated to U.P. Tech. University, Lucknow) Mathura Campus Mathura Campus Agra Campus-I Agra Campus-IIHindustan College of Sc. & Tech., Mathura (1996) Hindustan Inst. of Comp. Studies, Mathura (1997) Anand Engineering College, Agra (1998) BMAS Engineering College, Agra (1999) Anand College of Pharmacy, Agra (2006) Sharda University (Greater Noida) Campus (University Approved under Act 14, year 2009, Govt. of U.P.)School of Engineering and Tech., G. Noida (2005) School of Business Studies, G. Noida (2007) School of Dental Sciences, G. Noida (2006) Sharda Hospital, G. Noida (2006) School of Allied Sciences and Arts, G. Noida (2005) School of Medical Sciences and Res., G. Noida (2008) Corporate Office: M 11, South Extension, Part-II, Near Flyover, Behind Deepsons New Delhi-110049 Tel: +91-11-26262992/3/4, Telefax: +91-11-26262993 Regd. Office: SGI Tower, Agra - Mathura Highway- NH-2, Agra-282002 (500 mtrs. from Bhagwan Talkies towards Mathura) Tel : +91-562-2522442/2526758, Fax : + 91-56 -2850274, e-mail-shardain01@rediffmail.com Sharda University (Greater Noida) Campus: Plot No. 32, 34, Knowledge Park-III, Greater Noida, UP-201306, Tel: +91-120-3121001/2, 2329999, +91-9213097451, Fax : +91-120-2323611 www.sgei.org