Alumni Pra­teek Garg, Vice-Pres­i­dent Mor­gan Stan­ley in Canada, In a Tête-À-Tête with Chitkara Stu­dents

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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 Dr Ashok K Chitkara, Chan­cel­lor, Chitkara Uni­ver­sity

H’ble Chan­cel­lor and Vice-Chan­cel­lor Dr Madhu Chitkara, Chitkara Uni­ver­sity

Nurses Week Cel­e­bra­tions Com­menced At Chitkara Col­lege of Nurs­ing

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