Alumni Prateek Garg, Vice-President Morgan Stanley in Canada, In a Tête-À-Tête with Chitkara Students
Chitkara University students got the golden opportunity to meet Prateek Garg, VicePresident, Morgan Stanley, and an Alumni of Chitkara University (Batch 2002-2006) in an unsupervised session. The students got to know about Prateek and his palette of various interests such as hobbies, travelling, cooking and his aspiration to open a multi-cuisine restaurant one day, as well as managing his stellar career with such a big company. The students were inquisitive about his career the most, asking for tips to get an edge in this competitive world. He was as eager with his answers, mainly pointing out the fact that every student should do what they think is best for them, and not giving in to the peer pressure. When we do what we love, it becomes a masterpiece is what he told the students and called it his mantra of success. This rendezvous with Prateek, who is stationed at Canada at the moment, was more of an inspiration for our students and some called him their idol. It was indeed a moment when Prateek told us that he would like to get back to his alma mater and interact with the present students. We thank him for this initiative. Chitkara University reaches out to its alumni and is always keen on making them converse with the present students.
Rohit Gupta, Chetan Kaushik from Computer Science and Engineering to Work as Summer Interns with Ace Organisations
Google Summer of Code has spelt success for two students of Department of Computer Science & Engineering. Rohit Gupta and Chetan Kaushik, second year students have been selected through an internationallevel competition “Google Summer of Code (GSoC)” to work with the most prestigious organizations as summer interns. Rohit and Chetan will be mentored remotely by the experts from these organizations and would be working for the most prestigious open source organizations -AOSSIE -An Australian National University’s Open Source Software Innovation and Education and FOSSASIA – Asia’s Open Technology Organization for Open Source. About 12,000+ students, 104 countries, 12 years, 568 open source organizations, 30,000,000+ lines of code. Google Summer of Code is a global program focused on bringing more student developers into open source software development. Students work with an open source organization on a three-month programming project during their break from school. We are glad that Rohit and Chetan have been shortlisted for getting mentored by global experts and this is just the start. Mentors and students work together to determine appropriate milestones and requirements for the summer. Mentor interaction is a vital part of the program. The Chitkara fraternity wishes the duo best of everything in their lives ahead.
Chitkara College of Education Promotes Collaborative Learning
Chitkara College of Education promotes and builds teacher networks for their budding teachers during the course time itself. One of the many effective ways to connect and learn is Collaborative Learning. In one such session, Chitkara College of Education & Vancouver Island University student teachers engaged in Collaborative Learning recently discussing and sharing the best practices with respect to Academic Activities, Community initiatives, Cocurricular Studies, Health Programs and Environmental Activities they are conducting during their respective internship programs. To put it in simpler words, in education, collaborative learning is a technique teachers use to group students together to impact learning in a positive way. Our faculty that led to the session’s successful completion stated that people are social creatures by nature. Collaborative learning hones in on this idea and builds learning activities around four main concepts: Students learn most by being active. Collaborative learning focuses on active participation, like moving around, drawing, creating, and performing. One of the students from Chitkara University also added that all learning should be student-focused, not content-focused. This means that when planning for instruction, faculty should consider how the students learn and what methods can be used to enhance that learning. Children sometimes learn more easily and readily from a peer or group of peers. Creating opportunities for this dynamic in a classroom adds to traditional teacher-led instruction. Students need to be offered chances to solve problems. The session also threw light upon the principle that working with other students to find solutions to problems, like a word problem in math or a long-term collaborative group project, gives students a chance to solve problems in tandem or with other group members. This gives them positive skills in appropriate so c i a l interaction, like cooperation, listening to others, formulating opinions. The students from Vancouver University indeed had a meaningful session as they interacted, learned, did activities and shared their ideas on collaborative learning.
Dr S. N. Panda Invited To Attend Tiecon 2017 at Santa Clara, USA, Which Was Attended By 6800 People
Dr S.N. Panda, Director Research CURIN, Chitkara University,was invited to attend an Annual Conference of TiEcon 2017 on May 5-6, 2017, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, California, USA. He was in Silicon Valley as a part of FICCI Start-ups/Innovators Delegation organized by the Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry in partnership with TiE Silicon Valley. TiEcon 2017 marks the 25th year of celebrating innovation and breakthrough technology, making it one of the longest ongoing tech conferences around. Dr Panda stated that TiEcon 2017 was the world’s largestentrepreneurship conference and it was all about imagine, innovate, and inflect! He stated that it was an exposure for him as well as the entire Chitkara fraternity to be associated with the conference, as the University has managed to gain a place of prominence within the educational set-up globally. Talking about the conference, he further added that TiEcon is the largest technology anchored conference dedicated to fostering entrepreneurship. Ranked alongside Demo, TED and World Economic Forum among top 10 conferences worldwide for ideas and entrepreneurship by Worth magazine, TiEcon attracted over 50,000 entrepreneurs and professionals from over 50 countries in the past. Last year alone, there were over 4,700 participants from 22 countries. Dr Panda indeed took pride to be a part of such a grand platform through an invite. Chitkara’s Legacy – Education elevates and emancipates us and the students who have learnt/studied from H’ble Dr Ashok K Chitkara, Chancellor, Chitkara University, are a testimony to his unparalleled pursuits in education. CEO and Founder of The/Nudge Foundation, USA – Atul Satija, student of Dr Ashok K Chitkara was glad to meet Dr S.N. Panda in California. He spoke very high about our H’ble Chancellor and Vice-Chancellor Dr Madhu Chitkara. He proudly shared that “I am also a Chitkarian” and also extremely happy to be part of such a legacy. He shared the glimpses of the conference with Mr Ravi, CEO Audit Prodigy “Keynote Speaker” and CEO
of Vajrasoft Inc US. Mr Kameshwar Eranki.
Nurses Week Celebrations Commenced At Chitkara College of Nursing with Zeal and Enthusiasm
Nurses Week Celebrations commenced at Chitkara College of Nursing on 8th May 2017 with zeal and enthusiasm. It started with Lamp lightening ceremony & Saraswati Vandana. Ms. Swati, SNA Advisor opened the theme, “Nurses: A Voice to Lead. Achieving the Sustainable Development Goals” which lays great emphasis on achieving the 17 World Health Organization’s recommended goals- No poverty, Zero hunger, Good Health and well-being, Quality Education, Gender Equality, Clean water and sanitation, affordable and clean energy, economic growth, Industry Innovation and infrastructure, required Inequalities, Sustainable cities and communities, responsible consumption and production, climate action, life below water, life on land, peace and justice strong institutions and partnerships for the goals. The first day began with varied competitions for students including Poster Competition, Photography Competition, Candle decoration Competition, Anatomy Model Exhibition. Students’ creativity and innovation were much evident, which was acknowledged by Judges too. The Second day of Nursing Week had most auspicious and much-awaited 5th “Oath Taking & Lamp lighting Ceremony” of B.Sc Nursing First Year students. The ceremony commenced with the budding nurse’s marching on the stage and lighting of lamp followed by an oath taking ceremony. The students took an oath to uphold the values of the profession. A plethora of events was organised on Nurses Week theme- A Voice to Lead: Achieving Sustainable Development Goals. The Third day of “Nurses Week Celebration” witnessed the plethora of events. Blood Donation Camp was organized by Chitkara College of Nursing with the unstinting support of NSS Department in collaboration with Civil Hospital, Rajpura.Total 70 units of blood were donated by Chitkara University. Throughout the morning, there was smiles and laughter all around- a true embodiment of what we believe in – selfless service with a smile. In continuation with the tradition of preserving the environment and having eco-friendly activities, Chitkara College of Nursing & NSS Club organized “Tree Plantation Drive”. H’ble Dr. Madhu Chitakra Vice-Chancellor, Chitkara University, Dr. Neeta Inamdar HOD European Study, Manipal University, Dr. Niyati Chitkara,Principal, Chitkara International School, Dr. Harmeet Kaur Principal, Chitkara College of Nursing, Ms. Neelam Verma, Program Co-ordinator NSS Department planted the trees. Also workshop on Colostomy Care was successfully organized by CCN. The Workshop conducted by Ms. Taranpreet Kaur, Trained RN in critical illness and colostomy care. She introduced participants to the methods of colostomy care and demonstrates the procedure on the mannequin. She also shared her experience about various critical situations. Hon’ble Dr. Madhu Chitkara, ViceChancellor, Chitkara University in her addressed to the gathering & appreciated the nursing service education to the students. She further added that nursing has a pivotal role in health care and it is the most dedicated, committed and sincere profession who serve the humanity with compassion and empathy. She also released the Nursing anthem “Teri lau ki Roshni ko hum badhayenge “on this auspicious occasion. Dr. Harmeet Kaur Principal Chitkara College of Nursing said that nurses’ week marks the professional contribution of the nurses. She encouraged students to flourish in life, to work hard and give quality care to patients. She motivated the students to practice their profession with honesty and dedication.
H’ble Chancellor and Vice-Chancellor Dr Madhu Chitkara, Chitkara University
H’ble Dr Ashok K Chitkara, Chancellor, Chitkara University
Nurses Week Celebrations Commenced At Chitkara College of Nursing