Friday, June 24, 2016

Manav Rachna Research & Development Ecosystem launched at MREI!

Ever since its inception, Manav Rachna Educational Institutions have been striving to develop themselves into institutions of excellence in education and research in consonance with the contemporary and future needs of India through meaningful education, quality research and technological innovations for the industrial growth of the Country. In view of the contemporary trends in the world of higher education, it has been decided to institute a comprehensive and rigorous system of research & developmental activities and training for Manav Rachna Group of Institutions. The Manav Rachna Research & Development Ecosystem (MRRDE)has thus been constituted under the Chairmanship of Dr. N. K. Chadha, Professor  & Chairperson – R&D. Dr. Pradeep Varshney, FET - MRIU and Dr. B. M. Bahl, MRU will be coordinating all the activities related to the programme.
The Manav Rachna Research & Development Ecosystem (MRRDE) has the primary objective to bridge the gap between theory and practice so as to enable the students to set up their own horizons to do quality research in collaboration with industries for the benefit of society.
The basic objective of theMRRDE is to take care of the research & developmental activities in the Manav Rachna Group of Institutions (Higher Education). It seeks to undertake motivational and awareness programmes to spread a culture of research and developmental activities among faculty members as well as students.
Some of its key functions include: Planning and coordinating research and developmental activities across various departments of the Manav Rachna Group of Institutions; Developing faculty training programmes in research & development for various departments; Organizing motivational and awareness programmes for students; Promotion of Inter departmental and collaborative research; Publish research papers in high quality journals of international repute; Promoting research through incentive policy for quality research; Internal funding of research projects from respective Research Promotion Groups to be routed through Steering Committee of MRRDE; Liaising and networking with outside industry and research labs of repute; Organizing seminars and colloquium from academia, industry and research organization in the relevant field;  To generate research grant from government/private agencies among others.
The MRRDE team will regularly interact and engage with the various departments of Manav Rachna Higher Education Institutions for conducting the above functions.
The Advisory Board will have as its members senior dignitaries of MREI such as Dr. Prashant Bhalla, President, MREI; Dr. Amit Bhalla, Vice President, MREI; Dr. N.C Wadhwa, Vice Chancellor, MRIU; Dr. Sanjay Srivastav, Vice Chancellor, MRU; Prof. V.K. Mahna, Pro Vice Chancellor, MRIU; Dr. N.K. Chadha, Professor Chair, MRIU; Dr. Ajay Mathur, Director General –TERI; Dr. R.K. Malhotra, External Expert; among others.

There will be two mid-term reviews (October and February) and an annual review (June) of the progress of the activities of both Departmental Research Labs (DRLs) and Centre for Excellence (CFE) for continuous improvement in the quality of performance.

Monday, June 20, 2016

Research and Development at Manav Rachna: Transforming Young Minds

We live in a knowledge-driven economy, where Research and Development (R&D) has become the key to sustainable economic growth, creating in the process, a competitive edge. Across an 18-year journey with many a milestones to credit, Manav Rachna Educational Institutions (MREI) have taken on the challenge of yielding applicable knowledge and path breaking Research and Development initiatives. Students at MREI are constantly motivated to generate new and revolutionary ideas.
Their out-of-the-box ideas have found expression through a wide array of products like the Smart Skull (that sends accident notification to the nearest hospital and the patient’s relatives), SwasthyaSanjivani (an affordable and automatic on-the-spot blood and urine testing system), Smart Bin (producing social messages when trash is thrown inside), Tractorobot (a robot controlled Tractor) or even the First Urban Diesel car with a mileage of 123 km/l. The Manav Rachna International University, a constituent of MREI was conferred with the ASSOCHAM Education Excellence Awards 2014 for the Best Private University Promoting Research in recognition of its outstanding contribution in R&D activities and subsequently with the ASSOCHAM National Educational Excellence Award for the ‘Best University serving Social Cause’ in the year 2015. 
MREI’s over 3000 research publications in International and National Journals & Conferences bears testimony to its commitment towards quality education.

The Group’s over 242 Patents (filed/granted) are a result of their ceaseless zeal and dedication at the Manav Rachna Innovation and Incubation Centre.

The patents filed at Manav Rachna reflect both utility and innovative skill. Whether it is a Battery Operated Milk Warmer (Patent application no. 719/DEL/2014), an Electronic Suggestion Cum Complaint Box (Patent application no. 720/DEL/2014), a Pole Climbing Robot (Patent application no. 715/DEL/2014), a Modified Shear Cutter (Patent application no.716/DEL/2014) or even a Powered Rickshaw which is battery operated and charged through pedaling (Patent application no. 718/DEL/2014), the sheer range of innovations is mind blowing.

The Gesture Controlled Music Player (also known as sensor piano) is another innovative project developed by students of Manav Rachna. The concept of music in engineering  is intriguing, bridging the gaps between technical and creative worlds. The Wireless MIDI Controller is a digital adaptation of a theremin. The theremin is a musical instrument that changes its note value output with reference to the players hand and the controller. The Wireless MIDI Controller is capableof switching between different scales, root notes, octaves and MIDI Channels. Furthermore it is als capable of functioning as an effects unit by setting the appropriate MIDI CC Numbers.
Students, Researchers and Faculty with a passion for innovation have worked round the clock at the Manav Rachna Innovation and Incubation Centre (MRIIC) to come up with unique inventions such as the GPS enabled educating system where lectures can be delivered in different geographical locations through automatic translation (Patent application no. 721/DEL/2014), a Saviour Suit fitted with sensors emitting ultrasonic rays (Patent application no. 1082/DEL/2014) and improved dual powered two wheelers (Patent application no. 1184/DEL/2007).
Manav Rachna Educational Institutions has always had a strong belief in Research and Innovation. “Our Students and Faculty at the Institute are encouraged to bring their pioneering ideas to the forefront. Quite a large number of innovations are underway for which patents would be filed in due course. Our students are extremely happy to enjoy the facilities at the Innovation and Incubation Centre and it has been noticed that this trend is quite contagious, inspiring newcomers to take to innovations in a big way.
MREI students have been participating in prestigious International/National Project Competitions, winning numerous awards. These include Accenture Innovation Jockey, Microsoft Apps for Office Challenge, Best New Concept Car BAJA SAE India, Auto Mall Expo, Formula SAE India, Imagine Cup, Intel India Embedded Challenge, Formula Student Germany, Shell-Eco, SUPRA SAE India and MICROSOFT IMAGINE CUP. Keeping up with the tradition, three teams from MREI have emerged out as winners under all the three categories - Games Category, Innovation Category and World Citizenship Category at the National Finals of the Microsoft Imagine Cup 2015.Microsoft’s Imagine Cup is the world’s most prestigious student technology competition, bringing together student innovators from all over the world.

The teams which have made it big at the Microsoft are Project Manouve developed by Team Eyeluminati which has scored the first position under the Innovation Category. Project Tydee developed by Team Aether has been awarded the first Position under the gaming category while Project UltraFy developed by Team Visioners stood third in the world citizenship category.

Tydeeisa windows mobile game that will help in educating citizens of all age on the basics of garbage segregation and waste management. It will motivate people in a fun way to make them understand the importance of a clean ecosystem and how a cleaner environment will lead to improvement in their lives directly or indirectly.


Incubation and Enterprise:
A number of companies are in various stages of incubation at the Manav Rachna Innovation & Incubation Centre. Business plans have been developed for these enterprises and soon these entities will enter the start-up phase. Examples are ‘International Engineers Federation’, ‘Technoplanet Labs’, ‘Parallax Games’ and ‘Self-Reliant Foundation’.

An Entrepreneurship Development Cell was incorporated in the year 2010 for the engineering and management genres. MREI is a member of NEN (National Entrepreneurship Network) and trains its faculty members for taking courses on entrepreneurship.
A three months Professional certificate programme in association with FSIA (Faridabad Small Industry Association) and IamSMEof India is in progress at the MREI for professionals and entrepreneurs. Most of the students of this programme are now running their own ventures.
Many student enterprises have been launched and successfully run in the last few years.  These include:
1.       Cricket Gear (started in 2013): An e-commerce portal for cricket bats
Student’s Name: AnubhavSukhija (MBA- Final Year)

·         Customized product
·         Turnover per month - 1.5 to 2.0 Lac
·         International Network: Canada, Australia, London

2.       Mewari Bikers (Started in 2012): Customized Bikes
Student’s Name: KaranveerChundawat (Pass-out in 2014)
Revenue Earned: Rs. 14 Lakhs in 1.5 years

·         Design Pattern produced
·         Six Chopper
·         Bobbprs
·         One Racer CafĂ©
·         7 Vintage Bikes

3.       Name of Venture : Professional Car Spa
Student Name: Shivang Gupta and ShishirSodhia (MBA first year student)
Revenue generated: 30000 – 50000 per month

                A Service Enterprise that providesthe following facilities to Car Owners:
·         Door step service
·         Dry-cleaning of Cars
·         Daily basis exterior and interior cleaning
·         Plastic Parts and Dash Board Cleaning
·         Wind Shield Treatment
·         Tyre Polishing
·         Pick & Drop for High Pressure Washing & Vacuuming


Training Program for students: The Manav Rachna Innovation and Incubation Centre is actively involved in training engineers and has conducted several training programmes in the past. The areas in which training programmes have been given include automobile engineering, mechanical engineering, welding, biotechnology, environment, robotics, App making and game development etc. Several training programmes are in the pipeline and this activity will be a major activity in the times to come. Training and short term courses in the area of Robotics & Electronics are being provided in association with various reputed private companies. These cover the areas of APP & Game Development and Ethical Hacking. The Electronics Workshop/Training domains include: Microcontrollers (8051, PIC, AVR), Arduino, VLSI Design using EDA tools, PCB Fabrication, FPGA based digital system design, Embedded C, VHDL/Verilog and Embedded system design using ARM Processors.

Thursday, June 16, 2016

Manav Rachna Educational Institutions: Sharing Quality Knowledge

Across a journey of 19 long years, Manav Rachna International University has built a reputation for excellence and quality education, a feat it has achieved by engaging through a strong and meaningful partnership with the industry. It is a legacy that has served the Institution well specially in the era of changing market dynamics and a knowledge-driven economy. The productive synergy has helped create industry-ready courseware for students with a view to preparing them on specific technologies and trends prevalent in the job market.
MRIU’s industry interface with the corporate sector indicates an impressive line-up of knowledge partners that include:
IBM:
MRIU and IBM jointly provide futuristic B. Tech programs in Computer Science and Engineering with specializations in Cloud Computing, Business Analytics & Optimization, IT infrastructure Management and Cyber Security & Forensics, Mainframe Technology, Open Source & Open Standards, Graphics and Gaming Technology.
JBM:
Assured placement through Industry-Integrated B. Tech - Mechanical Engineering program jointly offered with JBM Group of Industries.
SAP:
North India’s first SAP academy with an embedded 40 hours Business Process Course of SAP
SuKam:
Trend-setting industry academia partnership to carry out R&D work in Solar Energy through a ‘Centre for Smart Solar Energy’ at the campus
KPMG:
Academic delivery by eminent experts from KPMG for MBA students (Finance specialization) with 100% assistance for placement in renowned industries
NDTV:
Partnership with NDTV for workshops on various aspects of broadcast journalism keeping in view the current technology trends, innovations in journalism and up to date workflows for news television.
Fortis:
Industrial training with Fortis Healthcare for students of MBA in Healthcare to ensure real-life skills required by hospitals
Cygnus:
A unique BBA in Healthcare Management program with in-built training in Cygnus Hospitals with the objective of providing trained manpower in the Healthcare sector
AIA:
Creating growth opportunities for Accountancy students in collaboration with the Association of International Accountants (AIA), UK—a global body for professional accountants
CMA:
BBA (Finance and Accounts) Program integrated with USA's CMA (Certified Management Accountants). This globally recognized certification by IMA (Institute of Certified Management Accountants) is the highest Management Accounting Credential in the US.
Mitsubishi Electric (MEI):
MEI provides regular training, training material like manuals/ catalogues to students with the latest Automation Technology & products at the campus. 
Intel:
INTEL Internet of Things (IOT) centre for higher education program at the campus that conducts FDPs, Events, Workshops on GALILEO and EDISON platform
EdGate Technologies:
EdGate Technologies helps MREI to organize training programs/tutorials, workshops and faculty Development programs on topics related to Texas Instrument platform.
Infosys:
Associated with Infosys since 2009 for training students and faculty members under the Infosys Campus Connect Program.
BSE:
50-hour Practical Certificate Course on ‘How to Master the Stock Market’ focusing on the practical and intricate aspects of the stock market operations including BSE's online trading platform BOLT Plus.
Purdue Next:
Globally acclaimed Purdue Next programs in Management and Engineering that bring an interactive learning environment through online courses taught by Purdue faculty.

REAL ESTATE MANAGEMENT MBA AT MRU

The Real Estate sector is the backbone of the economy. The MBA Real Estate Management program blends theory and practice with focus on real estate fundamentals, critical thinking, complex problem solving and communication skills. The MBA Real Estate Management at Manav Rachna University (MRU) is offered in collaboration with the School of Real Estate and Land Management, Royal Agricultural University, UK (a RICS certified program). MBA Real Estate Management passouts would be widely sought after for real estate roles in private equity finance, project management and portfolio management in both India and abroad. Assured career opportunities are available in Site Management, property management, Leasing and Sales Management, Asset Management, Valuation, Appraisal or Credit Management. Leading Recruiters such for Placement and Internship include AFCONS infrastructure, Larsen & Toubro, Shapoorji Pallonji,Supertech, Paras, JP Colours, HDFC Bank, ICIC Bank, HUDA, Reliance General Insurance Ltd and the like.  
At Manav Rachna University (MRU), the Program is based on Choice based credit systems; it lays emphasis on the holistic development of a person’s emotional, social, ethical and creative potential through soft courses; there is a multi-disciplinary approach and flexibility to choose elective from other departments like Engineering/Management/Humanities/Sciences. A small core and large elective basket is present in the Program which infuses Global Graduate Attributes achieved through Learning by Doing where Lab components with all courses, specialized workshop and projects with every semester are integral to the course. 

KEY FEATURES OF THE PROGRAM

·         Collaboration with School of Real Estate and Land Management, Royal Agricultural University, UK (a RICS certified program)
·         Techno-Managerial and Multi-Disciplinary Courses developed with Industry Participation            
·         Practice based Pedagogy
·         Industry led curriculum
·         Highly qualified faculty
·         Vast network of alumni and Industry Practitioners
·         Assured job opportunities in India and abroad

ELIGIBILITY: Bachelor’s Degree from a recognized university with minimum aggregate of 50% .

 For more details check out the following link: http://mru.edu.in/mba-programmes-and-admission-dates/

Friday, June 10, 2016

SAP Courses Strengthen Employability Quotient at Manav Rachna Educational Institutions

Open to Manav Fraternity and Beyond, SAP (Systems, Applications & Products in Data Processing) at Manav Rachna is meant to bridge the Academia – Industry divergence and make students Future Ready!
In a world that is expanding, and in this generation of ever growing intellectual capabilities, one of the innovations, and now a necessity, that is piquing interest among employers around the World is the knowledge of SAP.  The enterprise application solutions by the organization System Application and Products (SAP) have eased the data processing today and have catapulted the World into one where the information complexities can be smoothened in a much simpler manner. SAP, abundantly used by all business houses, big or small has become a panacea for all corporate ills.



On its journey of evolving students, Manav Rachna Educational Institutions (MREI) has partnered with SAP Student Academy and Sashakta. Owing to the recent collaboration between Manav Rachna Educational Institutions and SAP (Systems Application & Products) India through which the Institution has gained the distinction of being the first private university in North India to have a SAP Student Academy and an authorized training center, MREI has been sanctioned to run five different modules of SAP on diverse verticals , all of which would require a candidate to undergo 200 hours of rigorous training.
The modules include SAP ABAP (Advanced Business Application Programming)—Technical; SAP MM (Material Management)—Functional; SAP FI (Finance)—Functional; SAP HR (Human Resource)—Functional; SAP S & D (Sales & Distribution)—Functional. This system of courses is not just available to our students but also to our alumni and associates all over Manav Rachna.
What comes as heartening news is the fact MREI has decided to offer these courses at a fraction of the cost at which they are available in the market. These courses which will run from 17th June 2016 through 22nd July 2016 are also open to persons beyond the Manav Rachna fraternity.
For the uninitiated, SAP is a German multinational software corporation which builds enterprise software modules to manage varied business operations and customer relations. Astute application and impeccable products influence superlative results hence the sturdy system, SAP (Enterprise Resource Planning) plays a vital role. For its part, SAP self enhancement module demands pious dedication and vehement attitude.

Manav Rachna offers the support of specialized trainers along the online aid and prescribed study material to enhance the comprehension of its students. The thrust behind the training is to make the students employable in the global scenario and make our students Future Ready in a world which is driven by constant flux and dynamic change.

Wednesday, June 8, 2016

Faculty of Management Studies, MRIU: Where Experiential Learning is a way of life

Manav Rachna International University (MRIU) is a conducive academic hub that is committed towards Quality Education. As a visible symbol of knowledge and experience, the University has earned the coveted distinction of being a NAAC ‘A’ grade institution, catapulting it to the premier league of the top-rated universities of the country. 
At MRIU’s Faculty of Management Studies (FMS), the scope for a Management graduate is unparalleled with doors opening to various industry and business sector prospects. Owing to the degree’s multi-dimensional and multi-tasking nature, MRIU’s FMS Programs offer students the ability to transform adversities into opportunities and display resilience and fortitude in the midst of challenges.
FMS aims at being the bedrock for leadership and initiative where students are pushed beyond their comfort zones and constantly challenged to think beyond boundaries. The emphasis at the Department is on innovation, creating and honing analytic skills and focusing upon the practical and applied aspects of theoretical knowledge. FMS lays tremendous stress on the inculcation of ethics and values and good governance skills among the students. Social responsibility and community service form an integral part of the FMS culture on the premise that holistic development should be the goal of business schools rather than creating islets and silos of knowledge in various fields. Students learn through experiential methods like live field projects, workshops, action research, simulations, prototyping, role-playing scenarios, socio-drama/psychodrama, drama, dance, meditation, global immersions, and case studies, seminars, industry interface, guest lectures and mentoring.
FMS has courses that include Master of Business Administration (2 Years) with specialization in Finance, Marketing, Human Resource, International Business, Media Management, Business Analytics (in collaboration with IBM), Event Management, Education System Management, Energy Management, Sustainable Development, Disaster Management, Agri Business Management, Sports Management, NGO Management & Operations, Public Policy Management, Societal & Community Service Management, MBA-Health care Management (in collaboration with Fortis),   and PhD in Management. 
In terms of Ranking, FMS has been ranked consistently among the best Business Schools in Delhi-NCR. It has also been ranked ‘A’ category by the All Indian Management Association (AIMA).
To ensure all students complete their respective academic programs with flying colours, FMS provides rigorous training with emphasis on subject knowledge, as well as soft skills. In fact, a course has specially been designed for honing the skills related to management of self, working in teams, and understanding others. Appropriately named as Structured Training for Enhancing Personal and Professional Employability Skills (STEPPES), this program is divided into four parts, and is delivered by industry experts to the students in all semesters of the course.
The pedagogy at FMS focuses on skills development and this is achieved through distinguished faculty members with rich corporate and academic experience, 4 tier mentoring program (peers/industry/faculty/alumni), academic affiliations, international student exchange programs, mandatory corporate social responsibility, extensive life skills classes and industry partnerships. Incidentally, FMS is one of the first institutes to boast of a Human Lab, the first lab in the entire Haryana and Delhi-NCR.
Over the years, FMS students have got plum job offers at KPMG, Genpact, HT Media, Infoedge, Times Business Solutions, HDFC Bank, Just Dial, CISCO, Bank of America, JBM India to mention a few. FMS has maintained a healthy placement track record of 90% plus since 2011, when the first batch graduated.
The Department has been active in the area of social responsibility with initiatives like Anti-cracker rally; Ek Mutthi Daan (A movement where no one sleeps hungry); Shram daan; Adoption of Mohna village transforming students’ lives; incorporation of a skill & health development centre at Village Mohna. The Department runs an entrepreneurship cell – UDYAM (E- Cell) to pursue the rewarding path of entrepreneurship. The department also has a month long Orientation Program ‘Udaan’ to welcome students into the new phase of their life through skilltraining and development workshops.
As an institution, FMS is committed to a 360 degree intellectual and value based education where learning by doing gives students a sense of identity and purpose.
Dr.Chavi Sharma
Dean Faculty of Management

Manav Rachna International University

Tuesday, June 7, 2016

Manav Rachna organizes anti-tobacco rally

A ‘No Tobacco Rally’ was organized by Manav Rachna Dental College on 31st May, 2016. What better way to mark ‘World No Tobacco Day’ to create awareness about Tobacco’s Harmful Effects. While the world was witnessing sessions over ways to educate people about the harmful effects of tobacco, it was a grand rally in Faridabad that set that the stage for saying ‘no’ to tobacco use.
The Rally started at 9.30AM from B.K. Hospital, Faridabad and ended at the head office of the Manav Rachna Educational Institutions at NH-5. The rally was part of MRDC’s institutional social responsibility in order to create awareness among masses about the harmful effects of tobacco use. The Chief Guest on the occasion was Dr. Gulshan Arora, Chief Medical Officer (CMO) Faridabad and Dr. Asim Das, Principal ESIC Medical College. Also present on the occasion were Dr M.M. Kathuria, Advisor, MREI; Dr N.C. Wadhwa, Vice Chancellor, Manav Rachna International University; Maj. Gen. (Retd) P.N. Awasthi, Advisor, MRDC and Raman Grover, President, Lions Club Lake City.

It is well known fact that more than 6 million people die worldwide every year, due to tobacco consumption. More than 5 million of those deaths are the result of direct tobacco use while more than 600,000 are the result of non-smokers being exposed to second-hand smoke. Another important fact is that Tobacco kills up to half of its users. Highlighting the impact of income on the overall standing of any country, the WHO reports also reveal that nearly 80% of the world’s smokers live in low and middle income countries.
 The rally in course of its sojourn garnered much appreciation even from bystanders. More than 100 students of MREI joined in the initiative as they took to the streets carrying posters and shouting slogans to sensitize people towards the harmful effects of tobacco use and its life threatening effects.
Speaking on the occasion, Dr Gulshan Arora, CMO, said, “The Anti Tobacco Rally being held on this significant day to create awareness against tobacco use is praiseworthy.” He stated further that for every cigarette taken, a person loses 5 minutes of his life! 
Addressing the gathering, Dr. Asim Das, Principal ESIC Medical College, said, “One cigarette is enough to create a stairway to hell. The youth should not only resolve to say ‘no’ to tobacco but also encourage others to give up tobacco for good. This would ensure the creation of a tobacco-free nation.”     
Dr N.C. Wadhwa, Vice Chancellor, MRIU said, “Tobacco use destroys not just an individual but also society as a whole. It is therefore our collective responsibility to fight the menace. Manav Rachna Educational Institutions has been working ceaselessly towards the cause.  It is heartening to see students take up the anti-tobacco cause at the Rally and encourage others to put an end to tobacco use.

A street play was also performed by the students of MRDC students that successfully conveyed the message to make the people aware of the harmful impact of tobacco, in any form.

- Mr. Sanjay Chaturvedi