Dr. Revathi V ,
Prof. & HOD - Physics
Dr. Anusuya Devi V.S ,
Prof. & HOD - Chemistry
Dr. Srinivasa G.,
Prof. & HOD - Mathematics
Department of Basic Sciences and Humanities (BSH) was started in the year 2001. As a fundamental department supporting all branches in I year of engineering, emphasis is laid on basics of sciences and engineering along with Humanities. Furthermore, it deals with applications of basic sciences in engineering discipline covering all the major domains of technology.
BSH Department has many dedicated team of Professors, Associate Professors and Assistant Professors, many of these are actively involved in research activities also, and thus appreciable number of research publications in leading national and international journals have been produced to the credit of department. Their experiential insights of research are also reflected in classroom teaching.
The department has well-equipped laboratories for Engineering Physics, Engineering Chemistry and Languages. Labs of Mechanical Engg and Computer Sci & Engg aid in completing I Year syllabus. In a nutshell, BSH stands tall in developing scientific (basic and engineering) temperament among the budding engineers along with required elements of Humanities.
To build strong and sustainable platform for churning out quality students bearing appreciable conceptual knowledge and engineering mindsets to their respective branch department(s).
To develop and nurture dedicated teaching-learning team equipped with strong personality traits towards application driven approach, encompassing all stakeholders.
To set academic and allied environments amongst First year BE students for channeling their personalities towards their parent branches.
To provide curriculum and co-curriculum learning forum for enhancing skill-sets amongst students for societal good.
Mr. Varun Makhija of first sem B.E computer science branch attended AIESEC RYLC 2017 national conference. RYLC is the acronym for Regional Youth Leadership Conference. RYLC is the conference held for new AIESEC recruits who are recruited in the month of August, each year. But this year (2017) was special. It had been 10 years since Bangalore had hosted an RYLC, and because of the constant efforts of the Bangalore Local Committee President Nakul S Jayatsen, a dream had come true. A dream of bringing different states together under one roof in the comfort of our beautiful home-city.
Since RYLC is a conference for South and West India, there were AIESECers from various Local Committees including Ahmedabad, Hyderabad, Chennai, Mumbai, Navi Mumbai, Vizag, Suratkal, Mysore, etc. The diversity in a single room was just spectacular! And although there were people who came from different parts of India, there was uniformity in diversity. Uniformity because everyone present there came for the same thing, to develop themselves, and learn more about the functioning of the amazing organization they had recently become a part of, namely AIESEC.
- Eco Driveathon 2017 – a Car Rally (670 km from Bengaluru to Sringeri and back Using Biodiesel Blends) to promote the use of alternative eco-friendly fuels such as Biodiesel is being organized in Bengaluru from 17th to 19th February 2017. The Centre for Incubation, Innovation, Research & Consultancy (CIIRC) is organizing this event in association with the Ministry of Petroleum & Natural Gas, Oil Manufacturing Companies, Bio Diesel Association of India and Karnataka State Bio Energy Development Board. Vishwa. G, BE (CSE), 2 Sem, “A” Sec from NHCE has Won the First Prize (Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam Award) and Cash Prize in B20 Category!
- Vinayak Sandilya (1NH16CS123), Bhawik Tanna (1NH16IS024), Nishant Jha (1NH16ME732) and Parth Rawri (1NH16ME736) represented NHCE in E-SUMMIT17, IIT Bombay, on 27th to 28th Jan, 2017, also received the Certificate of Participation for both the E-Summit and the Android App Development workshop.
- 2016 Sivan Chakravarthy, Nikita Upadhyay , Sohan , Sanchita and Christo of II Sem B.E (2015-16) represented New Horizon College of Engineering in Indian International Model United Nations Conference at IIM, Bangalore on 23rd and 24th of September. Sivan Chakravarthy bagged the Best Delegate award at the UNHRC.
- Nikhil Riyaz of II Sem ECE is about to file 13 patents (in Indian patent office).
- 280 students (All Branches) have scored SGPA 9.00 or more out of 10.00 in II Sem BE (2015-16) SEE.
- Keerthi.U.M(EC), Megha.D.R(EC), Monisha.M (EC), V.Bharath Raj(EC) emerged highly successful by earning SGPA of 10.00/10.00, and were felicitated by college on July 31, 2016.
- Rishil Suresh (ISE) and Antorika Charaborty (CSE) emerged highly successful by earning SGPA of 10.00/10.00, and were felicitated by college on February 5, 2016.
- 235 students (All Branches) have scored SGPA 9.00 or more out of 10.00 in I Sem BE (2015-16) SEE.
Engineering Physics Lab:
The engineering physics lab facilitates students to develop hands on experience in optical, electrical and material sciences.
Engineering Chemistry Lab:
The engineering chemistry lab provides ability for students to design and conduct experiments as well as organize, analyze and interpret data.
Introduction to Programming with C:
C Programming lab is well equipped with sophisticated computers that enable students use their skills to become excellent engineers.
Computer Aided Engineering Drawing::
CAED lab plays significant role in improving visualization skills which can lead to the development of sketch into orthographic views.
Workshop lab gives an exposure to students in development and sheet metal work, model making and welding processes.
- Induction Programme for First year BE 2017-18 The Induction programme for the first year Engineering students was held on Saturday, 22nd July 2017, at 10.30 am in the NHCE auditorium. Principal rendered a warm welcome to the students and parents. A brief outline about the significance of Autonomy and student welfare measures were shared by the Dean Academics and Dean Student Affairs respectively. A clear outline of the academic course was given by the HoDs of the department of physics and chemistry. Director T&P gave an insight about the placement requisites followed by the Industry expert who outlined the expectations from industry. Vote of thanks was proposed by HoD –Mathematics.
- The National Science Day The National Science Day is celebrated by Department of Basic Sciences, New Horizon College of Engineering on 28 February each year to mark the discovery of the Raman Effect by Indian physicist Sir Chandrashekhara Venkata Raman on 28 February 1928. This Year the Dept has sent Genesis and Math Horizon clubs (student clubs of I Year BE) to celebrate the event with students of Govt. Model School, Marathahalli, Bangalore, to spread a message about the Importance of science used in the daily life of the people, to display the fun filled science activities, to show the efforts and achievements in the field of science for human welfare, to give an opportunity to the scientific minded kids in the schools and to encourage the school students as well as popularize the Science and Technology. The school students have participated with great enthusiasm and the response was highly appreciable. The winners of various events were awarded with certificates and prizes.
- Yuva Sapthaha Celebrations “Arise, Awake, stop not until you reach your goal”. Genesis and Math Horizon clubs from Basic Science department celebrated yuva Sapthaha on the occasion of 154th Birth anniversary of Swami Vivekananda from 12th Jan to 19th Jan, 2017. The Event began with the inaugural function, Mr.Pradeep D.R, Vice – President, ‘Quest Global’ gave a talk on relevance of Swami Vivekananda’s principles with regard to the modern youth.
- Youth Week visit to Palace Ground Students of I Year B.E of New Horizon College of Engineering participated in the concluding ceremony of the National Youth Week Celebration organized to celebrate Vivekananda 154th Birth Anniversary on 18/1/2017 in Palace Grounds and the spirit of secularism and ideology of humanity were imbibed in them.The entire gathering of nearly 10,000 students were addressed by Chief Minister Mr. Siddaramaiah and Minister of Higher Education Mr. Basvaraja Reddy.View Gallery
- ‘World development information Day’ on Oct.24, 2016: World development information day was celebrated in the department, the day went on with the theme of promoting awareness on ‘Information Science’. Competitions like ‘Programing based Quiz’ and ‘Operate with keys’ were organised. Students participated in the events and won attractive prizes.
- ‘World Ozone Day’ on Sept.17, 2016: To create awareness about the significance of Ozone Layer, World Ozone Day celebrations were held in BSH Dept. Competitions, like “Poster-Making”, “Elocution” were organised . Many students participated in the competitions enthusiastically, winners were duly rewarded with Certificates and prizes.
- ‘Earth Day’ on April 22, 2016: Earth Day is the day dedicated for the earth – Earth Day is celebrated in 193 nations and the celebration has started from 1970.
- ‘World Water Day’ on March 22, 2016: The department also co-organized (along with Departments of ECE and BTE) the day that carries high significance in each of our lives, World Water Day- AQUA 2016. It provided forum for students to understand, value and appreciate efforts for water conservation, water based technologies . It also added new flavors through students’ posters, slogans and group dances from I Year students towards depicting the importance of the day.
- ‘International Women’s Day’ on March 8, 2016: BSH Dept hosted the IWD (March 8) with great enthusiasm, wherein all lady teachers and staff members were invited. A special presentation on “Women and Rights’ was made by Adv Pranjali, Asst Prof, Humanities, BSH, followed by valuable words of wisdom narrated by Principal and Head- HR, NHEI. The program was concluded by a touching role play by BSH lady teachers on ‘upbringing of a girl child’.
- ‘National Science Day’ and ‘Ethnic Day’ Celebrations on February 27,2016 National Science Day (NSD, February 28) was observed by students of BE- II Sem by organizing a enthralling series of programs including Quiz and presentations on various technology and scientific advancements of contemporary times.
- Award of ‘Certificates of Merit’ on February 05, 2016: BSH Dept conducted a ‘Felicitation Ceremony’ for all those II Sem BE students, who scored SGPA of 9.00 and above out of 10.00 I Sem BE. It was graced by Principal along with Deans and HoD- BSH, Heads- Physics, Chemistry & Mathematics and all teachers under BSH . Total of 235 students were awarded merit certificates.
- ‘National Youth Festival Week’, from January 12 to 19 , 2016. On the occasion of 153rd Birth Anniversary of Swami Vivekananda, NHCE celebrated ‘National Youth Festival Week’, On this occasion, Dept. of Basic Sciences and Humanities in association with Physical Education and Sports Dept. conducted various competitions namely Essay writing, Debate competition and Collage. Appreciable enthusiasm was witnessed amongst both II Sem BE students and teachers, who participated with zeal and ample interest.
Students from various branches participated enthusiastically in the competitions such as Rangoli, Collage making, Extempore, Essay writing, Solo singing and painting on spot, conducted by the clubs of the department.
The event of Earth Day came into existence with the interpretation of UNESCO, especially to demonstrate against the rapid growth of population and uncertain climatic change around the globe. The day was first celebrated in New York City and Philadelphia. Save Earth….Save lives.
A special feature of the NSD was that ‘Unity in Diversity’ was also expressed by students through Ethnic Day Celebrations wherein, students showcased talents by Group dances, group songs and fashion show, all in various shades of colors and costumes.
Attractive prizes were awarded on 67th Republic Day celebrations on January 26, 2016 to all the winners by parents of Late Lt. Col. Niranjan, NSG, who became glowing martyr for the nation in recent Pathankot terrorist attacks, along with illustrious Chairman of NHEI, Dr Mohan Manghnani.
- Expert lecture on Water Treatment by Mr. Ramesh N on 5th April 2018
- Expert lecture on Nanostructures: Properties and Applications by Dr. Karunakar Nanda, IISc Bangalore on 5th April 2018
- MATH EXPO-2018
- Guest lecture on Applications of Mathematics in Engineering Streams
- Science communication skills.
- Domain Based Faculty Development Program on 14-10-2017.
- Guest talk on "An overview of Indian Space Programme" on October 7, 2017.
- Guest Talk on Nanomaterials on March 11, 2017 Department of Basic Sciences and Humanities has organized an expert lecture on “Nanomaterials” by Dr. Karuna Kar Nanda, Professor, Materials Research Center, Indian Institute of Science, on 11th March 2017, Saturday from 10am to 1pm. The lecture was attended by the II semester B.E students. Professor Dr. Karuna Kar Nanda enriched their knowledge on Nanomaterials, by focusing on the applications of materials when sized down to nanometers, which is an extended part of the curriculum. The students attended the lecture with full enthusiasm. The session was interactive and informative.
- Guest Talk On ‘Power sector for Engineers’ on October 22, 2016: Speaker: Dr. Shekar Kumar, Board of Director, PKN Caps and Polymers (Pvt.) Ltd.,
- Guest Talk On ‘Liquid Crystals-The Intriguing Fourth State of Matter’ on Sept. 28, 2016: Speaker: Professor Dr. Sandeep Kumar - Raman Research Institute, Bengaluru
- Guest Talk On ‘Towards A Super-Efficient LED’ on February 11, 2016: Speaker: Prof. S.M. Shivaprasad, JNCASR, Bengaluru.
- Industrial Visit on February 09 and 10, 2016: I year B.E, Biotechnology Students Went For Visit to Bio India at Lalit Ashok Hotel.
The BSH Department held industrial Expert lecture on water treatment on 5th April 2018. The session was presided by Mr. Ramesh N who is the Ex Director of Exo X and has a master degree in environment engineering from IIT Bombay. The introduction was given by Ms. Padma Narayanmurthy and the HOD of Chemistry presented the guest with a sapling as a token of our appreciation.
The session begun with the importance of water in chemistry. It was a very interactive session. He spoke about the different sources of water and the commonly used terms in Water Treatment plants. We learnt about the different treatments of water such as coagulation, solid liquid separation, softening, etc. We also learnt about the sources of waste water and the different types of waste water such as sewage water and sullage water. The various technologies available for sewage treatment and the problems faced with old technologies such as septic tanks which is why new technologies such as activated sludge process and sequencing batch reactor should be adopted. Flow scheme was new term introduced to us. We have finished nearly 70 % our resources and as a result we learnt about the recycling of water and its importance.
We then watched a video about the problems caused in Cape Town due to the scarcity of water and the ways the government is trying to find solutions, We then watched two more videos one about a letter written regarding water and the other was about the importance of rain water harvesting.
The session came to a conclusion with a huge round of applause and Deeksha proposed with Vote of Thanks.
This was an eye opening session about the importance of water and the several problems we face currently and will face eventually, its time to take the right steps towards water conservation and the ways to treat it.
The BSH Department held industrial expert lecture on Nanostructures: Properties and Applications on 5th April 2018. The session was presided by Dr. Karunakar Nanda, IISc Bangalore, The introduction was given by Mr. Prashanth K.S and the HOD of Physics presented the guest with a sapling as a token of our appreciation. The talk centered around the concept of how a material would change its physical, chemical and optical properties as it scaled down to into the nano-dimension.Nanoparticles are the material particles with a size range from 1nm to 100nm and these objects should have at least one dimension in the nanoscale i.e, height, length or depth. The two major effects observed in Nanoparticles is Quantum effect and Surface to Volume ratio. If the band gap of a material changes, then the color, conductivity, and opto-electrical properties of the material will also change, will make the material change from a conductor to an insulator. An Example of size dependency was give by Dr. where a 5nm CDT exhibited a red color where as a 2nm CDT particle exhibited a green color. This is due to the fact that the CDT exhibiting a red color had a smaller band gap compared to the green color CDT nanoparticle. In conclusion, the lecture delivered provided us valuable information about the growth and development of the field of Nanotechnology and a deeper insight into what we learnt during our Physics classes.
“MATH EXPO-2018” was held to commemorate the Birth Anniversary of Srinivasa Ramanujan as “National Mathematics Day” on 08-02-2018 in C-423 at 3.50 pm by Department of BSH (Math Horizon and Genesis clubs). The noble efforts of the students were highly appreciated and judged by Dean Student Affairs and HODs of BSH. The various mathematical models are initiated to be donated to the underprivileged.
Guest Lecture on “Applications of Mathematics in Engineering Streams” by Dr. P. G. Siddheshwar, Professor of Mathematics and Director, Planning, Monitoring & Evaluation Board, Bangalore University was organised on Tuesday, 6th February 2018 at 10.00 am in NHCE Auditorium by Basic Sciences and Humanities Department(Mathematics).
The talk on basic concepts of Optimization, Partial Derivatives and Multiple Integrals were found to be highly effective and more application oriented.
Basic Science Department organised Science Communication Skills -Workshop on 20.01.2018 at 2.00pm in NHCE Auditorium.
Do and Dont’s of Communication were well communicated by “Travel Awardee” and USA Young Investigator scholarship awardee Dr. Reeteka Sud.
All India Finalist - Mrs. Padma N also shared her Science Slam Presentation thus this Science session was made informative and fun.
Department of Basic Sciences & Humanities (Mathematics) in collaboration with NHQASDC organized “Domain Based Faculty Development Program” by Dr. Dinesh P.A., Professor, Department of Mathematics, MSRIT, Bengaluru and Dr. Prasanna B.M.R., Professor, SIT, Tumkur from 9 to 4 pm on Saturday, 14th October 2017 in the NHCE Library video conference hall.
The two resource persons delivered the knowledgeable information and impressed the faculty members of Mathematics Department, NHCE on “Application of Mathematical concepts in Engineering” through clear discussions and excellent power point presentation. The response from the faculty members was highly appreciable.
Department of Basic Sciences & Humanities and Math Horizon club organized a guest lecture on “An overview of Indian Space Programme” by Sri. S. Hiriyanna, Group Head, GEOSTAT programme, ISRO Satellite Centre, Bengaluru on Saturday, 7th October 2017 from 11:00 am in the auditorium of NHCE.
The speaker was highly knowledgeable and impressed the students of first sem B.E. Physics cycle with his motivational information and excellent PPT presentation. The response from the students was highly appreciable.
Students were enriched with various alternative energy sources by an energized and well informative talk by the speaker. Students actively participated in the interactive session.
Students of First year B.E were enriched with the significance of Liquid crystals the intriguing fourth state of matter by attending the guest lecture talk by an ever fascinating scholar on 28th September 2016.
Students of First year B.E attended the guest talk which threw light on the Light Emitting Diodes, a topic which is an extended part of their syllabus and the session was very much interactive and informative.
- To UP GRADE and UPDATE scientific education by transforming abstract information to tangible.
- To bridge the gap between Institute and Industry with innovative, entrepreneurial and research ideas.
- Organize lectures / Guest talks by NHCE fraternity and Scientists.
- Organize outreach activities of science &Technology in the campus.
- Organize competitions among students to develop innovative demonstrations on science and technology.
- Organize exhibitions, seminars, workshops, talent searches and quizzes.
- Celebrate National and International important days related to Science and Environment.
1.NexTech v2.0 on 28th April 2018
NexTech v2.0, the BSH clubs’ second version of the all-department science expo, was held on the 28th of April, 2018. The event started at 11:00 A.M. The Principal, Dean of Academics and Dean of Student Affairs also graced us with their presence and we’re impressed with innovative models presented by the students.
Criteria for judging the projects were Presentation and Practicality/Functionality of the project. Notable projects at the expo included a solar power inverter, motion sensor , etc.
Innovation skills and work ethics of the students were highlighted as the judges found it harder and harder to judge the projects on display. The event was concluded at 1:30. The event turned out to receive quite a lot of applaud from the NHCE faculty and we saw a lot of happy and satisfied faces leave the event.
The brightest star in the firmament of science, whose insights shaped modern cosmology and inspired global audiences in the millions. Sir Stephen Hawking died at the age of 76.He was known for his theories on black holes and relativity and went on to publish several popular science books including A Brief History of Time.
On the same note, to commemorate Sir Stephen Hawking’s work, The Department of Basic Science andHumanities decided to hold a mourning space whereall of Hawking’s work was presented along with his achievements with some insight on his early life and the problems he began to face with the onset of ALS. A brief talk was given by the club members to further elaborate into his works and how it went onto influence the world of modern cosmology.
All the teaching faculty along with the respective Head of Departments were present to pay their tributes to Sir Stephen Hawking and held a 2 minute silence period for the same. By this we hope to continue to keep him in our minds forever.
The annual Open Day, organised by Indian Institute of Science (IISc), saw thousands of visitors on its otherwise quiet campus on Saturday. The event, which takes place every year, commemorates the birth anniversary of JN Tata, founder of the institute.
All the club members of the Genesis club and Math Horizon club along with a few other enthusiastic students from different classes of the BSH Department were taken to IISC.
The campus was huge with an abundance of greenery and buildings with a beautiful rustic look.
We were allowed to rent cycles to travel to different parts of the campus, although many people preferred walking and enjoying the natural beauty of the campus.
There were several marvelous demonstrations related to modern science and technology exhibited by different departments.
A few departments that we visited were:
- Dept of Organic Chemistry
- Dept of Inorganic Chemistry
- Dept of Mathematics
- Dept of Pure and Applied Physics
- Dept of Aerospace Engineering
- Dept of Computer Science and Engineering
- Dept of Mechanical Engineering
This field trip helped students to learn a few new things in a fun and practical way, it helped us realize that science is not really about the equations or formulae in the books but about what we can create using everything we know about it.
4.National Science Day 2018
Celebrated on : 07.03.18
That moment was filled with joy and warmth. That very moment is a moment that will be taken along by us in this race of life. As we enter the gates nostalgia hit us all. The difference was, we had proper and to the day facilities whereas they were not that privileged. The smiles on their faces, their welcoming and humble nature took my heart for a toss. We started off by introducing our college and all the amazing facilities it provides for any one aiming for higher education. That was continued by a small introductory speech on national science day and the person behind it , Cv Raman.
Our members were prepared to demonstrate a few experiments of chemistry and physics. The children were engaged in the entire session. We had prepared questions for them from their syllabus which was answered by them in a very diplomatic way keeping discipline in their behaviour.
Quiz was followed by lunch which is offered to them every day. We too were allowed to enjoy the lunch amidst them. The teachers and students experienced taste in an all new twist. Right after lunch we spoke about the math models made for them by our students. They seemed to love it and also actively participated in that session.
The models were given to them by our teachers and students at the end of all the explanation. This day came to end by a video presentation which caught their attention.
The children on a whole are such blessings. They taught all of us something by just their actions! They managed to steal our hearts and 07.03.18 will be a date that will definitely be cherished throughout our life.
A huge shoutout to the principal and the basic science and humanities department for providing us with such a memorable experience and opportunity. Thanking all the teachers and students who were involved in this and who made this event a success.
5.Aarambh - 28.02.18
Aarambh was an inter class competition organized by the BSH department 28th February,2018. A total of 18 sections participated in the competition, each section a total of four people participated to represent their class. There were a total of four rounds held.
Round 1 was a quiz round which in turn had three rounds and each round one class got eliminated from chemistry and physics cycle.
12 teams qualified to the next round.
Round 2 was 4 pics one word, where the students had to figure out the word based on the four pictures. 6 teams qualified to the next round. At the end on round 2 , each team was given a topic and given 2 hours to prepare for the next round.
Round 3 was crisis solution where the students had to present the solution for the crisis given to them at the end of the second round.
3 teams qualified to the next round.
Last round was Pictionary, where each team was given a word and they had to guess it by just drawing out the word. Section ‘A’ won first place followed by Section ‘G’ in the second place and Section ‘E’ in the third and made their classes proud.
The event was an overall success and we hope to hold many more competitive events in the future.
Having organized a couple of co-curricular events, the BSH clubs decided to change things up a bit recently. Instead of focusing on the principle idealogies of the clubs, the members decided to focus on the students. On 24th January, 2018 the BSH clubs hosted a Talent Show in the college Auditorium, where anyone and everyone in the BSH Department was given a stage of 2 minutes, if they desired so. A huge success, the event helped recognize the immense pool of talent available in the college, even as first years. There were rappers, singers, dancers, beat-boxers, stand-up comedians etc. The students enjoyed the change from co-curricular to extra curricular activities as it helped break the monotony of everyday college life.
7.WIZ-X - 03.11.17
Organizing clubs were Math Horizon and Genesis.
The event comprised of 4 rounds (Quiz, Jumbled Words, Debare and JAM), of which the first two rounds were heavily based on group effort, while the last two rounds were based on individual effort. As groups/individuals progress through the rounds, a certain number of groups/individuals were to be laid off after every round until there were only 15 individuals left in the final round, for JAM. All finalists would be awarded 50 marks for co-curricular assessment, and the best 3 would win prizes as well. At least that was the plan. But I guess you can never truly stick to thw plan.
As the day began, we at the BSH clubs, saw participation of students which exceeded our expectations greatly. While we expected only about 60 students to turn up for the event, we saw students in numbers that exceeded 90. Because of this, as organizers we learnt crisis management as we had to arrange for an extra classroom to hold the event for the excess participants.
The first round was Quiz, which has 4 separate rounds in itself, which were the general question round, the logo round, the MCQ round and the Guess what? (Identify the picture) round. Participants were made to rack their brains as the Quiz included questions like mulitplication of a 3×3*matrix, Identify the logo of ISRO, identify a picture Stephen Hawking and what principle does an aircraft fly on? Participants thoroughly enjoyed themselves in the Quiz and were eager to move on to the next round. Unfortunately, we had to lay off about 30 individuals at the end of this round. The remaining participants moved on to the next round, that is, Jumbled Words.
In the second round each team was given a sheet of 15 Jumbled Words, and a time limit of 20 minutes to complete the same. The Jumbled Words included answers from the Quiz round, and also included general Science Words, like Bernoulli, Homo Sapiens, Semiconductor etc. Again, we had to lay off about 25 teams as opposed to the 30 teams we had planned to lay off, because everyone was doing so well!! That’s when we also decided, that we would select 20 participants for the final round as opposed to the original 15. We couldn’t refuse the talent that each one brought to the event!
We took a break for lunch before the third round of Wiz-X, right after giving the participants their topics for the Debate. Topics included Electric Cars vs. Conventional Cars, Driverless Cars: Good or Bad, Apple vs. Android, Nuclear Energy: Good or Bad. Participants surprised us with the amount of research they put in over just an hour, and spoke really well. Our Judge for the event, Mrs. Padma N. had a hard time shortlisting the final 20 participants as all of them performed very well!
The final round, JAM, began as soon as the debate ended and the judges for the event were Mr. Gangadhar Murthy and again, Mrs. Padma N. The final round was quite interesting as everyone had different insights on the topics given to them like Moon: The Natural Satellite, Animal Testing, Space Colonization, Global Warming etc.
The event Wiz-X concluded with 4 winners as opposed to the planned 3. The event turned out to be a huge success because of the massive attendance and the quality that each one brought along. Cheers to a great start for the BSH clubs!!
8.Expert talk-Biomaterials 30.10.17
The seminar began with a slideshow presentation and students were questioned about various prospects in which biomaterials were used. The question in everyone’s mind as to why engineering students should learn about biomaterials and why attending this seminar would be fruitful was put to ease by three simple reasons.
- Biomaterial is part of our curriculum so attending the seminar would serve a good purpose in our understanding of the topic.
- Biomaterial research is an interdisciplinary field involving various scientists from all fields, so basic knowledge about it would be helpful.
- By 2019 Japan, India, China, Taiwan would be few of the country’s leading the market share. The market would be worth an approximate 66 thousand million US dollars.
We were shocked as to see how versatile these materials are and how many applications it had- artificial hips, hearts, lenses, pace makers, rods, bone plates, screws etc.
He then spoke about the most important topic, the classification of Biomaterials. It could be classified into 4 major parts which further could be classified to more sub-parts. This topic alone showed us that Biomaterials isn’t something to be taken for granted as it’s so widespread it has its uses in almost every major field.
We were then informed about a new and upcoming important field called Tissue engineering which is used for making artificial organs using stem cells. This was extremely important as if enough research and money were to be put into this field and more students get into this field, it could potentially save millions of lives.
With this we came to the end of the seminar.
A vote of thanks and a sapling was presented to Mr Alex by our Physics Department HOD, DR. Revathi, for taking his time out his busy schedule and being with us here today.
From this seminar we learnt about why Biomaterials is important and how it plays an important role in our day to day lives.
In conclusion I felt the two hours spent in the seminar was really worthwhile as it opened our minds to new prospects and made us more curious about science in general, which is a really good thing for engineers as a whole cause only when we are curious about something we tend to change the world.
9. Nextech-2017-Technical fest on 17th November 2017
Nextech, the BSH clubs' very first all-department science expo, was held on the 17th of November, 2017.
The event was inaugurated at 11:15 A.M. by NHCE's Principal Dr. Manjunatha and a small inaugural was held. The Principal, Dean of Academics and Dean of Student Affairs shared a few words of advice and wisdom with the students. The ex-club members of Math Horizon and Genesis were then felicitated and the judging of all the projects began as the inaugural ceremony was concluded.
Criteria for judging the projects were Presentation and Practically/Functionality of the project.
Notable projects at the expo included a quad bike, an automatic dark sensing light system, A quad-copter, Burglar alarm systems, Solar Air coolers and a variety of Solar powered projects, a car that was controlled by voice as well as a car that was controlled by hand gestures etc. Innovation skills and work ethics of the students were highlighted.
The event was concluded at 1:30 p.m and the judges were presented with diaries for taking their valuable time to judge the inventions of the young minds. The new members of the BSH clubs were invested with their new badges and were passed on the mantle of responsibility to continue pondering events like this.
The event turned out to receive quite a lot of applaud from the NHCE faculty and we saw a lot of happy and satisfied faces leave the event.
Reducing the carbon footprint, be it in our personal lives or industrial activity remains key to saving the Earth from environmental degradation, say the students of New Horizon College of Engineering, Marathahalli while celebrating world Ozone day this Saturday the 16th of September 2017.
The student clubs of BSH department, Genesis and Math Horizon, on the occasion of World ozone day conducted a cycle rally and walkathon from the NHCE campus to Marathalli Bridge and back, creating awareness about the problems faced due to ozone layer depletion. More than 250 students accompanied by the faculty members and Principal, participated in the walkathon and cycle rally.
The clubs also conducted other competitions such as poster making, painting, Memento making and collage making. The students actively took part in the competitions and made it a successful event.11. World Development Information Day Objective: To represent a pool of information and suggestions that can be harnessed and implemented for growth and development objectives drawn at bureaucratic levels
- Department of Basic Science and Humanities organized World Development Information Day on 24th, Oct, 2016.
- A Quiz program based on C was conducted in which I sem B.E students have participated with great enthusiasm and shared their knowledge.
- A competition, “Fastest Fingers at Operating with key Board” was organized and students of I year B.E, have taken part enthusiastically.
- “International Science Day” was celebrated by the Department of Basic Science and Humanities on 9th, November, 2016.
- An exhibition of Self Study Assessment projects of I year B.E students has been organized.
- Various scientific working models were displayed by the students.
- The event was judged by Dean Student Affairs, Dean Academics and Principal.
- To excel in innovative mathematical skills and to experiment the inherent skills through various enlightening activities.
- To improve competency in various engineering domains through strong mathematics
- Organize guest lecturers / Guest talks by experts.
- Conduct sessions on Math Contest preparation/Problem-solving.
- Conduct Quiz and Exhibition of Mathematical models.
- NATIONAL MATHEMATICS DAY
- International Science Day Objective: International Science Day is being celebrated every year
On the occasion of 129th birthday(Dec 22nd ) of an unparalleled genius and a self taught mathematician Srinivasa Ramanujan ,the Math Horizon club of Basic sciences dept. celebrated the National Mathematics Day on 24th January 2017 . The function was inaugurated with an invocation and welcome speech. The importance of the day was addressed by Dr.Manjunatha ,Principal NHCE. The applications of Mathematics in real life was highlighted by Dr.Srinivasa G , HOD-Mathematics. With the introduction of life history of Srinivasa Ramanujan and the importance of mathematics projected by students , the program continued to enhance the analytical ability of the graduates by conducting quiz competition which was designed and hosted by the quiz master Mr. Manoj Gowda (G-sec ,Mech).
The program concluded with a great enthusiasm from the participants and the audience of NHCE. The prize for the quiz was bagged by Mr.Toshbir Singh (C-sec,CSE) .
- To know the importance of mathematical equations in the field of science.
- To display all the activities, efforts and achievements in the field of science.
- To discuss all the issues and implement new technologies for the development of the science.
- To give an opportunity to the scientific minded students.
- “International Science Day” event was conducted by Department of Basic Science and Humanities on 9th, Nov, 2016. Math Horizon organized the event in collaboration with science club Genesis, in which students of I year B.E have participated in the
- Display of SSA projects
- Display of SSA models
Math Horizon Club under the Department of Basic Sciences organized a guest lecture in Mathematics on “550 Billion Dollar Eigen Vector –The story behind Google”, by Dr. Chandra Vaidyanathan, Professor and Chairman, Department of Mathematics, Dayananda Sagar University, Bengaluru on Saturday 04.02.2017 at 10 AM in Falconry Hall.
Professor Dr. Chandra Vaidyanathan enriched and energized first year B. E., students by focusing on the concept of Mathematical applications in designing the web pages. The session was interactive and very informative.