14th Annual National Telecom Seminar ‘TELEFOCUS’ on the theme of ‘The Internet of Things & Its Impact on Society’’ at Amity University

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AmityInstitute of Telecom  Engineering and Management (AITEM) and IETE-SubCentre, Amity University, Noida organized 14th Annual National Telecom Seminar‘TELEFOCUS’ on the theme of ‘The Internet of Things & Its Impact onSociety’’ at Amity University Campus, Sector-125, Noida

 

The Seminarwas inaugurated by Mr. R S Sharma, Chairman, Telecom Regulatory Authority ofIndia; Mr. Paolo Colella, CEO & MD, Ericsson India, Mr. Akhil Gupta, ViceChairman, Bharti Enterprises  & Chairman ,Bharti Infratel Ltd andLt Gen P D Bhargava- Group Deputy Vice Chancellor, Amity Universities andAdvisor, AITEM

 

Addressing thegathering, Mr. R S Sharma said that Indian Telecom Industry hasscaled up fast over the years and is known for its successful entrepreneurshipby providing great public service. He mentioned that as new technologyunravels, Indian entrepreneurship and innovative spirit will enable the countryto be at forefront. He shared that although, India has created technologies ata scale in various industries but in general, it has been slow in putting thetechnology to its proper use. He stressed that the technology can transform thegovernance but India, as a nation, have been slow in adopting paperlessgovernance.

 

Briefing aboutthe technology related issues faced in India, Mr Sharma said that when it comesto new technology, there are vendors who sell the technology in a way to makeconsumers dependent upon it. He advised people to be smart enough to use thetechnology and avoid vendor locking. It is important to create inter-operatabletechnology. Outlining other issues, he stressed that issues such as security,roaming and number allotment system also need immediate attention. Lauding theinitiative towards Cashless India, he averred that it is an achievable dream,as wide range of solutions is available for digital transactions.

 

Sharing hisviews on Internet of Things (IoT), Mr. Paolo Colella said that digitalworld has revolutionized businesses. Worldwide and at present, the most valuedcompanies in market are digital which shows the impact of digital revolution.Mr. Colella averred that India is a mobile native company and a land offormidable IT talent. He stressed that by 2022, there would be 1 billionSmartphone users in India with probably 100 percent internet penetration. Heremarked that soon India will be competing with China in terms of internetusage. He proposed to manage the exponential developments by rethinking thenetworks and infrastructure, creating more sustainable ICT structure and fastpolicy developments by government through release of new spectrum.

 

Speaking on theoccasion, Mr. Akhil Gupta said that at present, IoT has brought aremarkable change to the world and has been offering endless opportunities. Helaid stress upon three fundamental pillars of IoT in Indian context includingapplication, skill work force and robust network. He apprised that the growingcompetition in telecom industry is good for the consumers since it offers lotof benefits to them. Mr Gupta called upon the regulators and industry doyens tocollaborate for ensuring the growth of financial health of Telecom industry.

 

Addressing thegathering, Lt Gen P D Bhargava said “with increase in coverage,connectivity, availability of smart devices, advancement of better technology,information exchange and need for protected life, India is on the brink ofthird industrial revolution.” He mentioned that India has witnessed IoT in formof smart technologies and it is expected to see IoT in every part of India byend of decade through various business models and standardization which willpush the growth further.  He apprised that IoT has financial impactand  projected value growth of around 30 billion dollars by 2020 itwillbecome a major factor in global economy as connectivity will become a norm innext few years.

 

During theinauguration, Amity Telecom Excellence Awards were conferred upon various Telecom companies for their excellent performance in 17 categoriesincluding Top Tower Company of they Year- 2016 to Bharti Infratel; TopManaged Service Company of the Year- 2016 to Ericsson India Ltd.; TopInfrastructure Innovator of the Year- 2016 to Indus Tower; Top DomesticE-Commerce Company of the Year- 2016 to PayTm; Top Network R & DLeader of the Year 2016 to Nokia Network Ltd and Top Emerging Indianhandsets Manufacturer of the Year 2016 to Lava International Ltd amongstothers

 

The inaugurationwas followed by a Panel Discussion on the theme of “TELEFOCUS 2017”wherein Eminent Telecom leaders including Mr., Sanjay Malik, CountryHead,  Nokia Networks Ltd, Mr. Sanjeev Nikore, President, StrategicInitiative, Tech Mahindra, Mr. Sushil Kumar, DDG (IoT), TEC, Mr. Ajay RanjanMishra, Director- Technology, Ericson India, Mr. Sandeep Gupta, Sr. VP Strategy, Architectures & Engineering , Bharti Airtel, Mr. Vikas Sehgal, Head SalePublic-Sterlite Technologies and Mr. Sameer Rawal, Head Enterprises BusinessHuawei shared their views.

Amity University Madhya Pradesh organizes a Guest Lecture on “Nurturing Research in Academica by Padam Shri Prof. (Dr) K L Chopra, Founder Coordinator & Advisor Thin Film Laboratory IIT, New Delhi

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Padam Shri Prof. (Dr) K L Chopra, Founder Coordinator & Advisor Thin Film Laboratory IIT, New Delhi addressed all the faculty members and post graduate student of  Amity University Madhya Pradesh on 20 January 2017 in the University Auditorium. His hour long discourse on Research covered various aspects of Academic Research including Patenting, Plagiarism integrity etc.

The address was very informative and fruitful to all attendees.

Students of Amity trained for Self Defense during one Day National Conference on “Sports & Physical Education

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Todiscuss upon the challenges in Sports and Physical Education and build a futuremap for development of society, Amity School of Physical Education & SportSciences (ASPESS) organized one Day National Conference on “Sports &Physical Education: A medium for Skill Development and Women Empowerment” atAmity University Noida Campus.

Theconference intend to bring together all the key stakeholders- Academicians,Industry and Sports Professionals to share their valuable insights andexperience to promote skill development and women empowerment in sports.

Theconference was inaugurated by Dr. Rachna Govil, Executive Director, SportsAuthority of India; Dr. Gurdeep Singh, Jt. Secretary, Association of IndianUniversities, New Delhi; Dr. Sandhya Kumari, Dy. Director Academics, NationalInstitute of Open Schooling  and Mr Sujit Panigrahi, Founder and CEO,Fitness 365.

Welcomingthe august gathering, Dr. (Prof.) Balvinder Shukla, Vice Chancellor, AmityUniversity Uttar Pradesh said that Physical Education and Sports haveundergone a sea change and a significant spurt in encouragement and support todisabled and under privileged members of society, to participate in sports iswitnessed. She stressed that Women Empowerment, Gender Sensitization and GenderEquality have become the underlined areas where Physical Education and Sportshave the potential to make a world of difference. She apprised that educationalinstitutes should promote the holistic development of students, hence, equalimportance should be given to physical and mental fitness as to academicknowledge.

Sharingher views, Dr. Rachna Govil said that every individual has tremendouspotential which needs to be identified. She emphasized that the standard ofsports in India has improved. Initially, qualifying to Olympics or otherInternational Sports platform was sufficient but now, sportspersons aim to winthe medals and bring laurels to nation. Dr. Govil averred that contact sportsare becoming a rage and players from northeast states are proving their mettlein the domain.

Speakingon the occasion, Dr. Gurdeep Singh said that sporting spirit is kindledin an individual even before they are born. He pointed out that sports cultureis required at grassroots level to attain, train and sustain the best of talentin the Nation. Dr. Singh shared that psychological conditions are alsoimportant for a sports person other than just focusing on physical fitness andtechnical training.

Duringthe day, a Self Defense Workshop was organized for the students of AmityUniversity wherein they were trained for basic self defense skills by MrAbhishek and his team from Taekwondo Association, Uttarakhand.

DuringTechnical sessions, deliberations were made on various topics includingSocio-Economic values of Sports – Lead Speaker Dr. Lalit Sharma, AssociateProfessor, IGIPESS; Role of Physical Education and Sports for Nation Building;The Science of Sports – Lead Speaker, Dr. Ikram Hussain, AMU and Significanceof CSR in Development of Physical Education & Sports for Women – LeadSpeaker, Mr. Shashikant Sharma from Rejautsu Serves amongst others

Amity University Madhya Pradesh organizes INSPIRE Internship Programme 2017

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Amity University Madhya Pradesh organized a five day Inspire Internship Programme from 16-20 January, 2017. This novel programme was launched by former Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh on December 13, 2008. INSPIRE programme provides platform to the young minds to innovate new ideas to enhance environment sustainability, make it healthier to live in and also to interact with the renowned scientists (Padma Shri awardees and Bhatnagar Awardees) and academicians from different fields of Science & Technology from all over India. The aim of the programme was to encourage the brilliant young minds to the study of basic sciences and technology at an early stage and select R & Das a career. The programme was sponsored by the Department of Science and Technology (DST) Govt. of India, New Delhi. Approximately 200 students from 15 different schools of Gwalior division participated in the events. The science teachers from various schools also participated in this INSPIRE Science Programme.

Inaugural Session and First Day : 16 January 2017

The programme started with the registrations of participants. The Inaugural session started with an auspicious lamp lighting by Chief Guest and Shanti Swarup Bhatnagar Awardee Prof. G. P. S. Raghav, Chief Scientist & Head,Bioinformatics Centre, IMTECH, Chandigarh, Hon’ble Vice Chancellor Lt Gen V KSharma, AVSM (Retd.), Pro-Vice Chancellor Prof. (Dr.) M. P. Kaushik,Coordinator of the event and Director ASET Prof. (Dr.) Anil Vashisht, Dean Research Prof. (Dr.) S. P. Bajpai, Dean Academics Prof. (Dr.) R. S. Tomar, Registrar Shri Rajesh Jain, Deans, HOIs, HODs, faculty members of Amity University, Gwalior and participants which was followed by Saraswati Vandanaand felicitation of Guests.

The welcome address and introduction to programme was given, by Prof. (Dr.) S. P. Bajpai, Dean Research, Amity University, Gwalior. In his address he informed the audience about the Bhatnagar award and introduced the audience to the INSPIRE programme.

There after, Hon’ble Vice Chancellor, AUMP and Chair Person of the programme, Lt Gen V K Sharma, AVSM (Retd.) delivered the opening remarks and enlightened the participants with the importance of INSPIRE. He also stressed that the strength of the innovation infrastructure of a nation has enormous significance in the competition among emerging knowledge economies.

Prof.(Dr.) G. P. S. Raghav, Chief Scientist and Head, Bioinformatics Centre, IMTECH,Chandigarh was the Chief Guest and Key Note speaker of the programme. He delivered the Keynote address on “Computer-aided Genome-based Medicine”. Prof. Raghav encouraged and motivated students to do what they love and enjoy a better living. He viewed that wonders can be achieved only by combining talent,technical skills, and logical minds through proper human interfaces.

Post tea session, Prof. Vivek Polshettiwar, Principal Investigator, Nanocatalysis laboratories, TIFR, Mumbai, delivered a talk on “Climate Change and Nanotechnology”. In his lecture he stressed that Global warming is the most serious problem mankind has ever faced. Carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions need to be urgently reduced to avoid potentially dangerous climate change, which may not be reversible. Life -the most complex form of matter in the universe – is on course for its inevitable extinction, unless we humans,the chosen ones, can agree to live within the limits of these rules.

Post lunch session was taken by Prof. Avinash Kumar Agrawal, Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering, IIT Kanpur. He gave his talk on “Global Transportation Systems and Fuels: Past, Present and Future”. In his talk he explained that the transportation is the movement of people, animals and goods from one location to another. Transport enables trade between people, which is essential for the development of any civilization. Furthermore, he discussed about the Bio fuels which are emerging as strong renewable alternative to as energy security, environmental issues and air quality improvement. Biodiesel produced from plant material attracted a lot of attention as it requires fewer modifications in the engine and is an environmental friendly fuel. Hydrogen is a zero-emission fuel, when it is used for combustion in internal combustion engines or to propel fuel cell vehicles. However, hydrogen fuel suffering with higher production cost and storage difficulty.

The last session of day one was conducted by Prof. (Ar.) Rishi Raj Kapoor, Department of Architecture, Amity University Madhya Pradesh, Gwalior on“Igniting the Minds for Innovative Ideas.” He emphasised on how a young mind isthe sharpest mind. It learns quickly and acts quicker. The education system of today focuses on books and rote-learning, but time is changing as these young geniuses, who choose to take a different path, have proved. They have picked machines over books and ideas over words. These young minds are the future of India. To replace the traditional way of thinking and visualizing the solutions in more scientific and innovative way, a spark is needed to these budding minds.  Day one of this programme ended with the briefing of the next day activities.

Second Day : 17 January 2017

The second day of the INSPIRE Internship Programme started with the attendance of all participants at the registration desk followed by the welcome and felicitation of the Mentor Prof. (Dr.) Ramesh Ramapaniker, Assistant Professor,IIT, Kanpur. He delivered a talk on “Chemicals in Daily Life: Synthetic Natural”. He stressed on the increasing concerns over pollution and health hazards that are resulting from excessive use of chemicals in all facets of life. The term ‘chemicals’ has become a word of caution for the common man. It is important to realize that everything around us is made of chemicals either in a pure form or as mixtures of different chemicals. A general understanding of chemicals and the ability to distinguish between essential and avoidable chemicals are important for a science student. An introduction to chemical research can best be begun with an understanding of what is to be synthesized.In this talk, he also discussed about the various chemicals that we are exposed to in our daily life, their properties and how easily can they be replaced with less harmful chemicals.

Post tea session was dedicated to motivate the participants for writing their Innovative Ideas in the field of Science and Technology. For this a ‘Innovative Idea Contest’ were organized for participants. In this contest, student of K.V. No.1, Gwalior Master Aditya Shakya, Student of RKVM, Gwalior Master Aditya Sharma, and student of K. V. No.1, Gwalior Master Prashant Bist won the first,second, and third prize respectively. Furthermore three students of K. V. No.4, Gwalior Ms. Vaisnavi Chauhan,Student of Miss Hill Hr. Sec. School, Gwalior Master Ansuman Singh, and student of K. V. No.1, Gwalior Master Vishwajeet Gupta won the consolation prize.

After the lunch break, the next mentor of the session was Prof. (Dr) M. S. Marwaha, Department of Physics, Punjab University, Chandigarh. He addressed the participants on the topic “Misconcepts about the Optical Phenomenon of Mirage, Rainbow Formation”. In his address he explained the two phenomenon by refraction of light and not by Total Internal Reflection as is written in the literature. He stressed the misconcept, when a burning candle in a container having water is covered by beaker or glass, the water rises. The rise of liquid/water is not due to consumption of oxygen but heating of surrounding air. These concepts were explained and demonstrated experimentally in his second lecture. During this he successfully gave experimental demonstration on various concepts on Wave Motion, Interference, Diffraction, Polarization of light, Electromagnetic induction, Mechanics. Day two of this programme ended with the briefing of the next day activities.

Third Day : 18 January 2017

The third day of the INSPIRE Internship Programme started with the attendance of all participants at the registration desk followed by the welcome and felicitation of the Mentor Dr. Suvendra Nath Bhattacharya, Principal Scientist and Head, Molecular Genetics Division, CSIR-Indian Institute of Chemical Biology, Kolkata. He delivered a talk on “Modern Biology: A Journey Towards Molecular Understanding of Life”. In his talk, Dr Suvendra Bhattacharyya introduced the logic of biology that governs the creation of life on earth. Furthermore,he explained how the bio-molecules are formed and also discussed the interdisciplinary aspect of modern biology. At the end he discussed about the major challenges that the modern biology is facing to solve the present problems.

Post tea session was mentored by Dr. Deepak Chopra, Associate Professor & Dean Students Affairs, Department of Chemistry, Indian Institute of Science Education and Research, Bhopal, on the topic “Understanding the Role of Crystallography in Applied Sciences”. In his talk he explained that the science of determining the arrangement of atoms in crystalline solids is termed as Crystallography. This information is extremely useful in all the areas of sciences and is applied for the development of new materials and the associated properties. The knowledge extracted from this Science is used by Chemists.Physicists, Biologists, Metallurgists, Geo chemists and the Engineering community as well. This science has produced 28 Nobel Prizes, the highest in any scientific field. His talk was a journey through this exciting, vast and extremely fascinating area of research and illuminated the audience with the most important achievements in this area and the contribution towards the development of mankind and society as a whole.

The third mentor of the day was Prof. (Dr.) R. K. Sharma, Department of Mathematics, IIT Delhi. He delivered a talk on “Gold Mine”, while motivating the participants to take up careers in science and research.  In his talk he discussed about the magical prime number to the participants. Dr. Sharma explained with the help of examples about the Mersenne prime number and displayed the largest prime number to till date which is 274207281 and is comes about a number with 22338618 digits. He also discussed about the quadratic equation. Furthermore, He talked about the various steps to make mathematics much interesting. Later he asked several important questions related to algebra and rectify the doubt and misconception of the participants.

After the briefing of next day activities, all the participants were moved to field visit to DRDE, Gwalior, wherein the participants visited various high-tech research labs, such as Synthetic Chemistry Lab, Vector Management Division,Microbiology Division, Discovery Centre, Viriology Lab and so on. The students were overwhelmed with the practical exposure and were bubbling with energy while interacting with the eminent scientists of DRDE throughout the visit.

Fourth Day : 19 January 2017

The Fourth day of INSPIRE Internship Programme started with the attendance of all participants at the registration desk followed by the group photograph of participants. Thereafter, the written science screening “Quiz Competition” for the bright interns. The Quiz Competition was conducted under the active supervision of Dr. Vinod Bhatt, Associate Professor, Amity School of Languages, Amity University, Madhya Pradesh and his team to shortlist the top eight participants for oral quiz session scheduled for the next day. The following students qualified for the second and final round of Quiz competition. Master Vachaspati Sharma, PVP, Gwalior, Master Anurag Gupta, Miss Hill Hr. Sec. School, Gwalior,Master Prashant Shukla, K. V. No. 1, Gwalior, Master Shri Kant Singh Gurjar,Miss Hill Hr. Sec. School, Gwalior, Master Vishwajeet Gupta, K. V. No. 1,Gwalior, Master Mayank Srivastva, K. V. No. 1, Gwalior,Ms. Shruti Pandey, No.1 Airforce, Gwalior, Ms. Anuradha Mahato, No.1 Airforce, Gwalior.

The next session was mentored by Dr. Vijay Tak, VERTOX, Defence Research &Development Establishment, DRDE, Gwalior on “From Small Molecules to Big Ideas”.  According to the famous Central Dogma of life, information flows from DNA to RNA and RNA to proteins. However,life would not be possible with these macromolecules alone. For Central Dogma to be fully descriptive about the life, small molecules (metabolites) should betaken into account. These small molecules have very critical role at all the levels of biological systems. By exploring a comprehensive picture of metabolites in any biological systems, metabolomics provides answer of many clinical and research questions.

The Post lunch session was taken by Dr. G S Sodhi, Associate Professor,Department  of Chemistry & Forensic Science, SGTB Khalsa College, Delhi University, who delivered a talk titled“Scientific Method of Mitigating Crime”, He presented the various perspectives of finger print development techniques, which can detect even the faintest fingerprints clear and sharp. His talk was followed by the most exciting hands-on sessions on “Forensic Science”.

The next session was dedicated to the demonstration, experiments & hands on, in the various laboratories (like Applied Chemistry, Civil Engineering, Applied Physics, Electrical Science and Biotechnology etc.) of Amity University, Madhya Pradesh, Gwalior. Day four of this programme ended with the briefing of the next day activities.

Fifth Day : 20 January 2017

The Fifth day of INSPIRE Internship Programme started with the attendance of all participants at the registration desk followed by the final round of Quiz Competition. The Quiz test was conducted under the active supervision of Dr. Vinod Bhatt, Associate Professor, Amity School of Languages, Amity University, Madhya Pradesh, Gwalior. In this session top eight students from the previous round of competition enthusiastically participated. They formed 04 teams of 02 members each through a draw of lots. The selected four teams participated in the oral quiz. In this quiz, Master Vachaspati Sharma, PVP, Gwalior and Master Anurag Gupta, Miss Hill Hr. Sec. School, Gwalior won the first prize, Master Prashant Shukla, K. V. No. 1, Gwalior and Master Shri Kant Singh Gurjar, Miss Hill Hr. Sec. School, Gwalior won the second prize, Master Vishwajeet Gupta, K.V. No. 1, Gwalior and Master Mayank Srivastva, K. V. No. 1, Gwalior won the third prize, and Ms. Shruti Pandey, No.1 Airforce, Gwalior and Ms. Anuradha Mahato, No.1 Airforce, Gwalior won the fourth prize.

Post tea session was mentored by eminent Professor and Padma Shri awardee Prof.(Dr.) K. L. Chopra, Founder Coordinator and Advisor Thin Film Laboratory, IIT Delhi. He gave a talk on “Atoms to Nanomatters”. He started the session by tickling young minds with some interesting questions on Physics. Then he proceeded the session by defining the Nanomatter and its creation by Physical Vapour Deposition Techniques (PVD), Plasma Synthesis Techniques (Sputtering & PECVD), Chemical Vapour Deposition Techniques (CVD), Chemical Bath Deposition Techniques (CBD). Further, in his talk he mentioned the uses of Nanotechnology in Biomedical Science, Chemistry and Metallurgy and also emphasized on how Nanotechnology technique helps in developing of Solar cells. He concluded the session with asaying “Small is beautiful, small is bountiful”. During his lecture he asked several questions to the students and further resolved their queries about the Nanotechnology and Thin Film Technology.

Post lunch session was mentored by Prof. P. K. Joshi, Department of Environmental Science, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi on “Geoinformatics for Environmental Management”.  In this lecture he explained Geoinformatics which is the domain of science and the technology that develops and uses Information Science Infrastructure,Information and Communication Technology (ICT) and others) to address the problems related to our immediate environment. The key component with this science is location passed information and solution which is truly inter disciplinary. The lecture introduced the students to basics and essential components of Satellite Remote Sensing, GIS, GNSS/GPS while touching upon the developments done in the country. With the examples from different sub-sectors of environmental sciences, like forests, human settlements, agriculture,industrialization, climate change and human interaction, the lecture deliberated on the applications of Geoinformatics.

The next session was conducted by Mr. Richard Philip, Dy. Director Admission, Amity University, Gwalior on “Career Counselling”. In his address he guided/counselled the participants about the planning/ shapes their career in the various fields, higher education opportunities and their eligibility/ activity calendar of higher education and opportunities in Amity University, Madhya Pradesh, Gwalior.

Valedictory Function : 20 January 2017

The five day programme ended with the Valedictory Ceremony which began with the welcome of Chief guest Padma Shri, Prof. (Dr.) K. L. Chopra by Hon’ble ViceChancellor, AUMP Lt. Gen. V. K. Sharma, AVSM (Retd.) along with Pro-Vice Chancellor Prof. (Dr.) M. P. Kaushik, Coordinator of event and Director ASET Prof. (Dr.) Anil Vashisht, Dean Research Prof. (Dr.) S. P. Bajpai, Dean Academics Prof. (Dr.) R. S. Tomar, Registrar Shri Rajesh Jain, Deans, HOIs, HODs, faculty members of AUMP, Gwalior and participants.

In his valedictory address, Esteemed Chief Guest Padma Shri Prof. (Dr.) Chopra talked about “Science and Technology in India: Future Prospects”.  In his valuable talk he stressed that we must produce knowledge that is translatable into productivity by innovations that becomes our nation wealth which creates the job opportunities for youths. He informed that the current learning is outcome based and how to use technology for society. He opined that there are plenty of opportunities in every field like energy, food, medical, agriculture, water and society, but it is up to the students to grab the opportunities by applying innovation and research.

In his concluding remarks, the Hon’ble Vice Chancellor, Amity University, Madhya Pradesh Lt. Gen. V.K. Sharma asked the students to understand the fundamental concepts of science, so that the accepted theories can be challenged by future researchers. During these five days they got a chance to interact with the eminent speakers from various fields of Science and Technology. Out of which three speakers were Bhatnagar and Padma Shri awardees and the rest from reputed institutions / Universities or eminent researchers. He gave certain topics for future research to the participants like Internet on Things (IOT), Humanoid Internet, 3 D Printing, Solar energy, Water Solution, Patent for bacteria and Biotechnology and Bioinformatics. He strongly advised the students to work very hard to innovate and to take up new challenges in the field of science research and development. The aim of this event was to trigger/ ignite the students to do innovation in order to resolve following problems/ challenges of our nation like for good health, for better education, fresh water, quality food, fresh air.

Thereafter,the winners of the Innovative Contest, Quiz Competition, active participation and volunteer of AUMP were given certificate and prizes by the Hon’ble Chief Guest Padma Shri, Prof. (Dr.) K. L. Chopra along with the Hon’ble Vice Chancellor Lt Gen VK Sharma, AVSM (Retd) and Coordinator of the event and Director ASET Prof. (Dr.) Anil Vashisht. There were six prizes for Innovation Contest including three consolation prizes, four prizes for Quiz Competition.One active participant from each school was also awarded.

The vote of thanks was proposed by the Coordinator of the Programme Prof. (Dr.) Anil Vashisht, Director, Amity School of Engineering and Technology, Amity University, Gwalior. In his vote of thanks he thanked on behalf of Amity School of Engineering and Technology and the entire university to global icons of science and distinguished guests of the day Padam Shri, Prof (Dr) K. L. Chopra,Founder Coordinator and presently advisor Thin Film Laboratory, IIT Delhi,Prof. P. K. Joshi, Department of Environmental Science, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi, Hon’ble Vice Chancellor Amity University Madhya Pradesh,Gwalior- Lt. Gen. V.K. Sharma, AVSM (Retd.); Pro Vice Chancellor, Prof Dr M. P. Kaushik; Dean Research  Prof Bajpai; Registrar, Deans, HoIs, HoDs, faculty members and the supporting staff of AUMP,  Administration Department headed by Col. S. K. Sethi (Director Administration), Mr Umesh Kant Sharma & their Support Staff,  Dr Sumit Narula, Director, ASCO and his team, students and the teachers who have attended this internship programme, Organizing secretary Mr. Alok Jain, to all team members including, last but not the least Members from print and electronic media.

North Zone Inter University Women’s Championship 2016-17 commences at Amity University

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North Zone Inter University Women’s Tennis Championship 2016-17, organised by Association of Indian Universities (AIU), commenced today at Amity University Campus, Sector-125, Noida. The finals of five day Championship will be played on January 20, 2017.

The Teams from Punjabi University, Patiala; Jamia Milia Islamia University;Punjab University Chandigarh and University of Delhi, being the top 4 Teams of last year’s Women’s Tennis Championship, will directly play the Quarter Finals.

The first round of Championship witnessed 4 Games

Match 1

Kurukshetra University

Chhatrapati Shahu Ji Maharaj University

Kurukshetra University won by walk over
Match 2

Maharishi Dayanand University, Rohtak

M.J.P Rohilkhand University

Maharishi Dayanand University, Rohtak won by 2-1

 

Match 3

Amity University Noida

DAV University, Jalandhar

Amity University won by 2-0
Match 4

Lucknow University

Thapar University

Lucknow University won by 2-0

 

Welcoming the participants, Prof. Kalpana Sharma- Director, Amity School of Physical Education and Sports Sciences (ASPESS) thanked AIU for entrusting the responsibility of hosting “North Zone Inter University Tennis Women Tournament”second year in a row at Amity Campus. Prof. Sharma welcomed all the participating students from 12 Universities and motivated them to give their best without thinking about winning or losing.

Declaring the Tournament open, Prof. (Dr.) Balvinder Shukla- Vice Chancellor, Amity University said that Sports is very important for ensuring the overall development of a student and Inter University Sports Events not only help in making students physically fit and agile but also help them in building long lasting friendships with players from different States of India. Prof. Shukla motivated the participants to play with the true spirit of sportsmanship and also requested the audience to encourage the players wholeheartedly by cheering for them during the matches.

Industry experts lay stress upon the growing opportunities in the field of Cloud Computing, Data Science & Engineering during “Confluence 2017” at Amity University

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7th International Conference – CONFLUENCE’ 2017 on “Cloud Computing, Data Science & Engineering” organized by Amity School of Engineering & Technology (ASET) in association with EMC Corporation concluded today at Amity University Uttar Pradesh.

Prof.(Dr.)G.P. Li, Director, University of California, USA; Prof. (Dr.) TEO Tong  Meng, Professor, CSE Deptt., NUS; Prof.(Dr.) Marcial Dave,Professor, Uytengsu Computer Studies Hall, Silliman University and Prof. (Dr.)S. N.Singh, Professor, IIT KanpurProf.(Dr.)Virendra Kumar, Research Professor, University of Brunswick Canada, Prof.( Dr.)D.S Chauhan, President, Association of Indian Universities, Prof.( Dr.) Mohammad S. Obaidar, Chair Department of Computer and Information Science,Fordham University USA; Mr. Dennis Deters, Head of Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Memorial University of Newfoundland Canada; Prof Keshav Dahal, University of the West of Scotland, Scotland  graced the Valediction

The two day Technical Conference aimed at providing a platform for Industry,Researchers and Academia for sharing advancements in Research and Development in upcoming areas of Cloud System and Big Data Engineering.

More than 500 participants participated in the Confluence including 40 International Delegates, 39 Scientists and Researchers from 20 countries including USA, UK,Australia, Germany, Canada, New Zealand, Netherlands, Scotland, Philippines,Singapore, Russia, Malaysia, South Africa, Ireland, Malaysia, Japan, Hong Kong,Sweden, Greece, UAE and many more.

Confluence– 2017 received 539 research papers from more than 30 countries, out of which149 manuscripts were selected.

Addressing the gathering, Dr. Prof Balvinder Shukla, Vice Chancellor, Amity University Uttar Pradesh said that Confluence 2017 has been a platform where the minds from various spheres met and deliberated upon the development of Cloud Computing, Data Science and Engineering. She mentioned that the future technologists must have imbibed immense knowledge from the distinguished speakers which will aid in mapping their career path.

Sharing his views, Prof.(Dr.) S.N Singh, Professor, IIT Kanpur said that the development of nation depends upon the skills and training of professionals, hence, knowledge exposure of budding professionals as per industry requirement is important.

During the Valediction, Amity Leadership and Academic awards were conferred upon eminent Industry Leaders in recognition of their contribution towards strengthening industry academia linkage including Mr. Rajesh Bajaj, Cluster Head, Reliance BIG TV Limited,  Mr. Vibhu Mahajan, Chief Operating Officer,Choko La, Mr. Rahul Mittra, CEO, Wave Cinemas, Mr. Sanjay Khajuria, Vice President, Nestle India Limited, Mr. Sameer Garg, Vice President, Axis Bank Limited, Ms. Ruchi  Dhawan Sharma, Head- HR, Max Life Insurance, Mr. Praveen Saharya, Director, Tom Ford, Mr Ashok Sharma, Head Pdt. & Marketing,Escorts and Mr. Anil Khanna, Managing Director, Blue Dart Express amongst others

In his acceptance speech, Mr.Vibhu Mahajan, Chief Operating Officer, Choko La expressed his gratitude for bestowing the honor upon him. He lauded the brilliant young minds of Amity and advised them to utilize the most out of the deliberations of such conferences to enhance their knowledge and professional skills.

During his acceptance speech, Mr. Rahul Mittra, CEO, Wave Cinemas said that itis important to have choices in professional life. He stressed that leaders on their journey to success inspire others as well to become leaders. He encouraged students to follow the career path of their choice rather than the imposed one.

During the Conference, 11 MoUs were signed between Amity University and Foreign Universities, Industry and Research Institutions including Machine Intelligence Research Lab, USA; University of Cape Town, South Africa;California Institute of Telecommunications and Information Technology,University of California, USA; BNEFIT, Philippines; Delft University of Technology, Netherlands; Auckland University, New Zealand; Delta Power Solution India Power Ltd; University of western Sydney, Australia; Institute of Information Technology, Carlos Hilado Memorial State College, Philippines;Silliman University, Philippines and  University of New Brunswick, Canada.

Prof.(Dr.)G.P. Li, Director, University of California, USA; Prof. (Dr.) Jan van den Berg, Professor Cyber Security (TU Delft and LU), Scientific Director Cyber Security Academy The Hague, Netherlands; Prof.(Dr.) Simeon Simoff, Dean, University of Western Sydney , Australia and Dr.Ajith Abraham, Director, Machine Intelligence Research Lab, USA were conferred upon Honorary Professorship by Dr. Ashok K Chauhan, Founder President, Amity Group and Dr. Atul Chauhan, Chancellor, Amity University Uttar Pradesh in the presence of Dr. (Prof.) Gurinder Singh, Group Vice Chancellor, Amity and Dr. (Prof.)Balvinder Shukla, Vice Chancellor, Amity University Uttar Pradesh

7th International Conference – CONFLUENCE 2017 on “Cloud Computing” commences at Amity University

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Amity School of Engineering & Technology (ASET) in association with EMC Corporation started 7th International Conference –CONFLUENCE’ 2017 themed on “Cloud Computing, Data Science & Engineering” at Amity University Uttar Pradesh

This high profile two day Technical Conference aims at providing a unique platformf or Industry and Academia for sharing advancements in Research and Development in upcoming areas of Cloud System and Big Data Engineering.

More than 500 participants have participated in the Confluence including 40 International Delegates, 39 Scientists and Researchers from 20 countries including USA, UK, Australia, Germany, Canada, New Zealand, Netherlands,Scotland, Philippines, Singapore, Russia, Malaysia, South Africa, Ireland,Malaysia, Japan, Hong Kong, Sweden, Greece, UAE and many more.

There had been overwhelming response and Confluence – 2017 have received 539 research papers from more than 30 countries.

Eminent personalities including Dr. Ajith Abraham, Director, Machine Intelligence Research Lab, USA;            Prof. (Dr.)Jan van den Berg, Professor Cyber Security (TU Delft and LU), Scientific Director Cyber Security Academy The Hague, Netherlands; Prof. (Dr.) Simeon Simoff, Dean, University of Western Sydney , Australia and Prof.(Dr.) Haim Levkowitz, Chair, Computer Science Department, Umass Lowell were present during the inaugural session.

Welcoming the guests, Dr. (Prof.) Balvinder Shukla, Vice Chancellor, Amity University Uttar Pradesh said that the objective of the conference is to familiarize the students about trends and development in technology and industry. She mentioned that data is important but the decisions in any organization depends on analyzes of data. Prof Shukla emphasized that with analysis and storage as the two important challenges for every organization. There is a rise to the trend of hiring skilled data analysts, data engineers and above all data scientists. She encouraged budding professionals to enhance their knowledge and skills during the conference that will help them in defining their career path.

Addressing the gathering, Prof. (Dr.) Abhay Bansal, Jt.Acting Head, HOD (CSE), ASET, Director   DICET & General Chair, Confluence-2017 said that we all are surrounded by cloud computing and lots of opportunities are there for budding professionals.   He stressed that the industry is growing by leaps and bound and students should route their career path in accordance to the growth and need of the industry.

Sharing his views, Dr. Ajith Abraham said that at present Cloud Computing and Data Science Engineering are the two most important domains that bring lot of knowledge to the industry. He stressed that the world is going through IT revolution, the work which was not possible a decade ago, is now achievable. He pointed out that presently, we have powerful computers, algorithms which can easily analyze data, visualize massive amount of information and let information flow and all of these bring cutting edge topics for research which will further aid in understanding complex system. Dr. Abraham averred that collaborations are essential for ensuring mutual benefits and progress and key to success.

Briefing about technology revolution, Prof. (Dr.) Jan Van Den Berg said that in 80s, PCs were invented followed by invention of internet connection in 90s which brought the fascinating revolution of information search through browser.Few years later, e-commerce revolutionized the way people shop. He opined that the conference is on the apt theme. Data Science helps in taking better decisions and there are lots of business opportunities which have emerged with the rise of Data Analytics and Data Science. Dr. Berg highlighted the issue of cyber security and said that it is a big challenge that can be resolved now by data-mining techniques which is a critical component in detecting security threats and can help in building better security.

During his address, Prof.(Dr.) Haim Levkowitz advised the budding professionals to develop user friendly technology as in some cases, creating a technology isthe easy part  but designing it in a way which is user friendly is difficult.

During the occasion, a MoU was signed between Amity University and Machine Intelligence Research Lab, USA to explore potential areas of collaboration in the field of cloud computing.

Dr. Ajith Abraham, Director, Machine Intelligence Research Lab, USA was conferred upon Honorary Professorship by Dr. (Prof.) Balvinder Shukla in presence of the gathering.

During two day International Conference, deliberations would be made during sessions and selected 149 research papers would be presented on topics including Cloud and Visualization; Data and Application Security; Data Mining and Open Source Platforms; Data Mining and Open Source Platforms; Algorithms and Computer Networking amongst others.

Amity University Madhya Pradesh Celebration a “National Youth Day” on 12th January 2017

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Amity Business School, AUMP, Gwalior on January 12 celebrated the 154th Birth Anniversary of the legend who, long after he bid adieu to the world,still influences numerous people i.e. Swami Vivekananda.

The birth anniversary of Swami Vivekananda is celebrated across the country as the National Youth Day. Many students of Amity Business School volunteered for and coordinated the events that were organized to mark this day.

Five events, namely: T-shirt painting, Calendar making, three-leg race, Beach Ball relay and Pass the Hula Hoop, were organized in which the students of 4th and 6th semesters of the courses B.B.A, B.Com(H) BAE and MBA were participants and volunteers.

Hon’ble Vice chancellor, AUMP Lt Gen V K Sharma, AVSM (Retd.) was the chief guest and other guests included Prof. (Dr) M P Kaushik, Pro-Vice Chancellor, AUMP and HODs and HOIs. Also present were Head of Institution, Dr Anil Vashisht along with all the faculty members. The judges for the events were Mr. Rajesh Jain, Registrar, Dr. Iti Roy Choudhari, HOI, ASCENT and Col S.K. Sethi from Admin departments. The results were declared shortly after the events got over.

The winners were as follows:

BEACH BALL: (1) Kunal-Naman; (2) Ranjeet-Shivansh

HULA HOOP: (1) Harshit, Gagan, Adarsh, Anumeet, Monash; (2) Naman, Aditi, Deepali, Ayushi, Kunal

3-LEG RACE: (1) Shivansh-Rudraksh; (2) Harshit-Adarsh

T-SHIRT PAINTING: (1) Monica, Siddhant, Monash, Anjali

CALENDAR MAKING: (1) Ruchita-Prachi; (2) Priya, Shanu, Deepali, Anupriya

The faculties also participated in various sports activities. The winners were as follows:

3-LEG RACE: (1) Mr. Vikrant Singh & Mr. Naresh Kedia

BEACH BALL: (1) Dr. D. K. Pandey & Mr. Harendra Singh

The overall event was coordinated by Dr. Deepika Singh Tomar and Dr. Astha Joshi.

Genetically Modified Organisms (GMOs) are safe and can improve the nutrients of foods

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It was a historic moment when Nobel Laureate Sir Richard John Roberts- world renowned Biochemist and Molecular Biologist visited Amity University and delivered an interesting and engrossing lecture on “The Path to the Nobel Prize” at University Campus, Sector-125, Noida.

Sir Richard John Roberts is an English Biochemist and Molecular Biologist who was awarded the 1993 Nobel Prize for the discovery of introns ineukaryotic DNA and the mechanism of gene-splicing.Sir Roberts has been a supporter of GMO technology across the world, citing it as absolutely“safe” and having the potential to save lives in developing countries.

Welcoming the luminary, Dr. Ashok K Chauhan-Founder President, Amity Group stated that Amitians have tremendous talent and every individual in Amity is filled with brilliance. He pledged on behalf of all Amitians to herald “GMO India” and transform the country through GMOs. Dr. Chauhan announced the launch of “Sir Richard John Roberts Centre for Genetically Modified Organism (GMO)” at Amity University which will undertake research related to GMOs and promote their benefits .

Delivering the lecture, Nobel Laureate Sir Richard John Roberts outlined how he was encouraged by his father right from early age to pursue Mathematics and Chemistry, which eventually made him fascinated enough to pursue a career in Chemistry. Taking about his research work on GMO, he shared that as part of the GMO Campaign , he promoted GMO technology as safe and advocated its use extensively in developing countries which need better yielding crops which nutritional value. He remarked that in GMOs, genes are carefully crossed which is safe method as the genes could be monitored easily.

He shared that scientific community across the world has reached consensus that GMO is safe and factual but once people are scared of using it, it becomes difficult to assure them otherwise. He opined that the Green Parties, which initially threatened the people about the adverse effects of GMO, have to take up the cause of GMOs for ensuring its acceptance by the people.

He remarked that Bt Cotton is perfect for India since as compared to traditional cotton, it has more output, requires less land and is more profitable for the farmers as well. He stated that weather conditions are changing across the globe; the rainfall is much scanty therefore, traditional methods of agriculture have to be changed with GMOs.

Talking about the regulations in the field of GMOs in India, the Nobel Laureate averred that regulations cost money and small farmers cannot afford to pay money. He opined that there should be least regulations for GMOs in India since it is a better and safer method of increasing the quantity and quality of produce.

Addressing the gathering, Dr. Atul Chauhan- Chancellor, Amity University stressed that it’s a great day for Amity to host Nobel Laureate Sir Richard John Roberts whose life is a great motivation for everyone. He stressed that Amity Universities across India and abroad are known as cradle of knowledge creation and applauded Sir Roberts for advising teachers to customize the teachings as per the need of the students and motivating students to explore their creative minds to find solutions to the problems faced by the human beings and society.

Sir Richard John Roberts, Nobel Laureate was conferred Honorary Doctorate Degree by Dr. Ashok K Chauhan- Founder President, Amity Group, Dr. Atul Chauhan- Chancellor, Amity University, Uttar Pradesh.

During the occasion, “Sir Richard John Roberts Centre for Genetically Modified Organism (GMO)” was also launched at Amity University Uttar Pradesh under the Honorary Presidentship of Sir Richard John Roberts, Nobel Laureate.

Scientists of Amity have been working on Soil Salinity problems which are widespread around the globe with increased risk of spreading over the years. They are also working on amalgamation of biotechnological tools with conventional approaches for genetic enhancement in oilseed Brassicas: Nutritional Quality.

The Nobel Laureate took a Special Interactive Session for the brilliant Students of Amity International Schools, their teachers and budding Teachers from Amity Institutes of Education at Noida & Saket and motivated and inspired the young talents and brilliant minds during which he advised them to get involved in solving Puzzles and Crosswords to improve their vocabulary and intellect. Sharing words of wisdom, the Nobel Laureate said that only money does not make anyone happy and one needs to be passionate about his /her career which gives a long lasting happiness. He called upon the young minds to don’t let people push them around and encouraged them to listen to the voice of their hearts.

Sharing his experiences of the research work, Nobel Laureate stated that when an experiment is being conducted, no one has a clue where it will eventually lead to; sometimes, failures are required to find something new- a big discovery. “Every big discovery cannot lead to Nobel Prize but the excitement of work behind that discovery is much more than that,”remarked Sir Richard John Roberts. He advised students to do the very best research they can and not make a goal to win Nobel Prize.” He called upon students to have a goal in life but if there is something else more interesting,don’t hesitate to change and he advised students to do what they love to do.”

Responding to the question from a student of Amity International School on GMO, Sir Richard replied, “GMO is safe and it is inherently safest way of production.Through GMO methods, the nutrients in food could be improved to solve nutrient deficiency in the population.”

Also present during the occasion were Dr. (Mrs.) Amita Chauhan- Chairperson, Amity International Schools, Dr. Aseem Chauhan- Chancellor, Amity University Rajasthan, Ms. Pooja Chauhan- Vice Chairperson, Amity Humanity Foundation, Ms. Divya Chauhan- Chairperson, Amity School of Fine Arts and Amity School of Fashion Technology. 

“Budding legal professionals should nurture mental honesty” avers Hon’ble Mr. Justice S.J. Mukhopadhaya, Supreme Court of India during one day Corporate Conclave at Amity University

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To abreast the budding legal professionals with expectations and development in legal profession, Corporate Resource Centre, Amity Law Schools organized a day Corporate Conclave on theme ‘Developing the Future Legal Professionals’ at Amity University Uttar Pradesh, Noida

The conclave was inaugurated by Hon’ble Mr. Justice S.J. Mukhopadhaya, Former Judge, Supreme Court of India, Chairperson, National Company Law Appellate Tribunal; Mr. Lalit Bhasin, Sr. Advocate; Ms. Nandini Gore, Partner, M/s Karanjawala & Co.; Prof. Balraj Chauhan, Director, Amity Law School,Lucknow; Prof. (Dr.) D.K. Bandyopadhyay Chairman, Amity Law Schools; Hon’bleVice Chancellor, Prof. (Dr.) Balvinder Shukla Amity University Uttar Pradesh and Gp. Capt. A.K. Saxena, Head- Corporate Resource Centre, Amity Law Schools.

The aim of conclave was to provide a global platform to the budding legal professionals to take lead in the global legal business.

Welcoming the gathering, Prof. (Dr.) D.K. Bandyopadhyay said that academic institutions are the knowledge creators, generators and disseminators. With various platforms provided by academic institution, students must utilize the opportunities to acquire best of skills and learning. Emphasizing on the value of change, he mentioned that change is the only thing that is constant and everybody should embrace it. He opined that youth should focus on bringing positive and innovative changes in society. He remarked that the legal professionals can bring evolution by working on innovative ways to help mankind and strengthening the legal fraternity.

Addressing the gathering, Hon’ble Mr. Justice S.J. Mukhopadhaya said that many students opt for legal education by just following the footsteps of their friends, it is imperative for them to realize the importance of the profession and work on the future career path according to their own self. He advised the students to focus of holistic development as a professional and not to be just carried away by the monetary incentives offered by the legal profession.Justice Mukhopadhaya highlighted three important factors in legal profession which are labour, legal application and luck. He emphasized on maintaining honest and belief in oneself as a legal professional. He averred that learning is a continuous process and growth of an individual depends upon his knowledge absorbing skills.

Briefing about upcoming areas in legal industry, Ms. Nandini Gore said that Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) is a fast growing career option for budding legal professionals. They need to have diverse skills such as Research,Informational Interviewing and Volunteering for pursuing the same.

Sharing his views, Prof. Balraj Chauhan said that legal profession is regarded as a social institution. It is necessary for budding professionals to understand the nature and purpose of laws. He averred that legal educators must possess some experience in legal profession such as witnessing the litigation process of court, this way they will be able to teach the nuances of legal profession better rather than just teaching theory from books. Prof Chauhan advised the students to dream with open eyes to reach the destination of success.

During the day, various sessions were conducted and deliberations were made on various topics including challenges and opportunities for legal professionals, industry expectations from young law professionals and strategy for developing talent for global business and legal requirements amongst others.