Manav Rachna International University Campus is abuzz with a plethora of events – be it academic, sports, cultural, religious, entertainment or those related to social causes. In this context, Seminars, Workshops, Symposiums, Exhibitions, Cultural get togethers and a variety of Competitions are a part and parcel of the Campus life at Manav Rachna Institutions.
Have a glimpse of how the college life unfolds at the Manav Rachna Campus.
Science Conclave & Exhibition @ MRIU
Department of Science & Technology, Govt. of Haryana the & Manav Rachna International University Faridabad jointly organized a two days Science Conclave & Exhibition at MRIU campus on 27th & 28th January 2012.
Sh. PK Das, IAS, Financial Commissioner & Principal Secretary, Department of Science & Technology, Govt. of Haryana was the Chief Guest at this function and Dr. Amit Roy, Director, Inter University Accelerator Center (IUAC), New Delhi was the Guest of Honour. Dr. OP Bhalla, Chancellor, Manav Rachna International University, presided over the function.
The Chief Guest Mr. P.K. Das, IAS, Financial Commissioner & Principal Secretary, Department of Science & Technology, Govt. of Haryana spelt out the advantages of knowing about science, making inquiry on science & working on scientific research. He mentioned that science is a result of inner desire of man to understand things as they are. We all need to be science oriented and ever willing to enquire. We must question everything rationally to understand the truth as that is the only method by virtue of which knowledge can be imbibed over the years. Science gives us lots of benefits & comforts and strategic & commercial advantages. Speaking about the purpose of the conclave, Mr. Das mentioned that, there was need to re-look & re-think as to how science was taught in schools. Creativity in teaching of science was necessary and we need to think beyond the box.
On the 2nd day of the Science Conclave & exhibition, apart from all the scientific and technological projects that were on display, there were enthusiastic school students attending lecture sessions from eminent scientists in the MRIU Auditorium, which was packed to full capacity. Notable speakers included : Prof. Sawaran K. Ghosh from TIFR Mumbai, who spoke on “Need for Space Astronomy” Dr. R.K. Kotnala, NPL New Delhi, who spoke on “Ethics & Values essential for students and importance of Nano Ethics”;
Dr. Raj Mehrotra, Kurukshetra Panorma Science Centre, who gave “ Scientific demonstration and presentation for igniting young minds”; Dr. K. Kant Gupta, Principal, Aggarwal PG College, Ballabgarh who spoke on “Some untold facts about low level ionizing radiations” and Dr. Lakshmi Kumar, NPL New Delhi, who shared his thoughts on “Why Measure?”. The educative and enlightening conclave provided a lot of learning value to the participants.
The proudest moment for an institution is when the faculty and staff witness the ceremonious award of degrees to their students. The first MRIU Convocation ceremony took place on Sep. 16, 2011. On this momentous occasion, 372 degrees were awarded to graduating students of Master of Business Administration, Master of Engineering & Technology, Master of Physiotherapy, Master of Science (Nutrition and Dietetics) and Master of Journalism and Mass Communication courses. The graduating students were awarded “Smart Degree” which is an innovative RFID and tamper proof degree certificate, introduced for the first time in North India for its 1st batch of graduates passing out in 2011.It has a provision for biometric validity of the student as well as the issuing authority through a verification portal.
Delhi Times Fresh Face @ MRIU
DT Fresh Face has been a hugely successful and popular youth activity of The Times of India. This event is stated to be the biggest college activity of the year. The event was organized at MRIU Campus extending a common platform for freshers to showcase their talent.The event also included an interactive session with an Emcee.
In the first phase, winners were selected from various Delhi colleges, and they underwent a round of voting on itimes.com. This was followed by selection interviews, which led to the shortlisting of the finalists. After their makeovers and a glam photoshoot, these finalists again went through a round of online voting on itimes.com, and in a shouting, screaming, exciting finale, it all came together. One of our students, was selected for the City Grand Finale, which was organized at DLF Promenade (Vasant Kunj) on 18th Nov’11. .
Fever Jam @ MRIU
Hindustan Times organized Fever Jam, a Musical Talent Hunt at MRIU. Whole lot of Students of MRIU participated in this great event and got a vast exposure and showcased their talent to entire Delhi.
Fever Jam was an opportunity for MRIU students to witness and participate in the biggest and the most exciting fun filled music talent hunt across Delhi.
The music talent hunt across popular genres included:
- Band - English & Hindi.
- Solo-Vocals/Drums/Guitar/any other music instruments.
- Original Composition
This talent hunt brought together the budding musicians of all genres, college bands, solo musicians and singers to showcase their respective talent and it provided the winners an opportunity to record and play their first track on Fever 104 FM along with cash prize worth Rs 2 lakhs.The winner were shortlisted in two categories – Bands and Solo (Vocals only) in both Hindi and English. The Manav Rachna Band got selected for the Grand Finale of Fever Jam on September 30.
Faculty of Management Studies: Shouldering Civil Responsibilities
In its ongoing efforts to partner the community for a better, healthier and a more responsible society, Faculty of Management Studies, MRIU has been carrying out numerous activities. Faculty of Management Studies (FMS) launched ‘COMMUNITY SERVICE PROGRAM’ in November, 2010 in which the Institute has been reaching out to the community at large through a variety of activities. The Institute has plans to adopt some villages as a part of Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR). In this context, Students and Faculty of FMS visited ‘Nachauli’ village in Faridabad and conducted a profiling of the residents of the village on demography as well as related issues like health, hygiene and education. In another initiative, the students and faculty members from FMS visited Bas Village in Sohna area of Gurgaon, in Dec 2011. This visit was aimed towards delivering an understanding regarding sustainable environmental management.
Further, to spread the message for a safe and secure Diwali, students of Faculty of Management Studies conducted an Anti- Cracker Rally on 18 and 19 October, 2011. The rally was conducted in two phases. The first phase was held on 18 October within the MRIU campus. The FMS caravan moved all over the campus, making it come alive. In the second phase, on 19th October the students came out to the streets and conducted the rally in educational institutions, market places etc. The general public was educated through street plays, posters and slogans.
Presently, in collaboration with the Faridabad Police, FMS is conducting a 6 month project on Ethics and Governance, adding to its bouquet of CSR activities, In this initiative FMS students spend quality time with the District Police Administration, understanding records and other nuances and finer details of civic security administration and Traffic management.
Utkarsh: Management Festival @ Faculty Of Management Studies
Faculty of Management Studies celebrated its 1st management festival christened Utkarsh on 14th and 15th March, 2011. During the festival over 1500 students participated in a plethora of events, such as Dance, Music, Face- Painting, Fashion Show, ending with a bang with selection of Mr.& Ms. Utkarsh. The campus went- alive with excitement exuding all around.
Faculty of Management Studies (FMS) undertakes training for aspiring managers, rather than just conducting MBA as an academic course. One of the initiatives of FMS in this direction is the Entrepreneurship Cell (E- Cell) named Udyam. Since its establishment in December 2010, Udyam has been instrumental as a catalyst for students who want to ‘follow their heart’ towards their career. It is an established fact that most of the MBA students aspire for jobs in managerial cadre in the corporate world. However, there are a few who want to earn ‘differently’, by treading the tough but rewarding path of entrepreneurship. Udyam provides support to all such students.
Seminar on Women Issues
Faculty of media studies organized a National Seminar on the eve of Women’s Day on 7-8 March,2011.Eminent and renowned professionals as well as academicians from the nook and corner of the country participated in the event. Dr.Girija Vyas was the chief guest in the inaugural function. Notable dignitaries who graced the occasion and shared their valuable opinions on Women issues were, Ms.Sumitra Mahajan, a veteran M.P., Prof. S. Tandon, DG (IIMC),Mr. Sudhanshu Ranjan (DD News), Ms. Alka Saxena, Sr. Journalist (Zee News), Ms. Richa Anirudh (IBN 7) and Ms. Poonam Sharma (Aaj Tak). Mr. Pradip Jain, Minister of State for Rural Development Govt. of India was the Chief Guest for the concluding session.
Praying for peace & prosperity in 2012
Like previous years, this year too the Manav Rachna Educational Institutions (MREI), organized the Maha Mritunjaya Yagna, to pray for peace, prosperity and happiness for all members of MREI family at MRIU Campus. All MREI staff members participated in the Yagna with great enthusiasm and sincerity. The Puja commenced on December 26, 2011 and lasted for one full week. The HOIs/ Directors/ Head of Central Departments of all the respective institutes participated and performed puja along with the faculty members and staff for each of their Institutes/departments. MREI Associates were present for the PURNAHUTI which was followed by Bhandara on 02 January, 2012, where each one present sat together and enjoyed the ‘prasad’.
HT Youth Nexus 2012 @ MRIU
On 9th Feburary 2012 MRIU campus witnessed the biggest congregation of college students across Delhi NCR at MRIU. Youth Nexus 2012 Rock Band Competition. Unlike other college festivals, incorporated not only inter collegiate competitions across various disciplines but also adventure sports, celebrity performances and other youth involvement activities. Host of prizes were on offer for the winners at Youth Nexus 2012. Winner of the Rock Band competition will be have an opportunity to perform live at all Delhi matches during the IPL.
It has been One of the most important events in the DU calendar for the past seven years. It had a host of competitions, activities, celebrity performances and prizes to engage the youth. These included on – stage competitions in Theatre, Fashion Show, Music – Rock Band, Choreography, Adro Punch Adventure Sport Wall Climbing, Rappling, Zorbing, Rock Climbing,Just for Kicks Mass participation One minute games, Gully Cricket, Gaming Champion, Mobile gaming, Dumb Charade and All In Performances like Jam Sessions and Live performances by youth icons. The Finalists were selected after auditions to perform at the finale.
Times Nie Dance Mania
Times of India, Newspaper in Education (NIE) has had a long history of creating and institutionalizing mega inter-schoolevents for the student community. These events have been conceived with the thought of inculcating the spirit of healthy competition amidst students on a large scale in a dynamic environment. The Times NIE Film Festival, Mr. & Ms. Elan – personality contest, Color Splash Painting Competition, Western Music Competition, Fundamental Quiz., Debate Competition, Annual Teacher’s & Principal’s seminars are some of the most popular NIE events etc.
To add an element of innovation and excitement the Times NIE has organized TIMES NIE DANCE MANIA on 30th January 2012 at MRIU campus in association with Manav Rachna Academy of Performing Arts, which aimed to discover the creative dance team from schools of Delhi & NCR. The event reached out to children studying in over 120 leading schools of Delhi & NCR. The Grand Finale ended with award of exciting prizes in the group dance competition; there were prizes for the Best Cheering Teams as well. All in all, it was a memorable event for the student community
The placement records have been gradually improving over the years. In 2011 Batch, the placement figures notched upto 723, a record thus far. Close to 150 companies, from diverse sectors, conducted recruitment drive for MREI students. Corporate houses like TCS, Infosys, Wipro, HCL Technologies, L&T Infotech, NUT, Aricent, Tech Mahindra, Birlasoft, Motherson Sum/, Nokia-Siemen, Escorts, Eicher Engines, JBM, Citi Bank, Yes Bank, Ceasefire, IndiaBulls, Religare, India Mart, I life, JC Decaux, were prominent among them. The credit for this goes to excellent synergy between the Faculties/Colleges and the Corporate Resource Centre, ably supported by the Management and the Administrative Staff.On the heels of excellent placement of 2011 Batch, the placement season for 2012 Batch has already started with a bang. In that, Maruti Suzuki has done its initial screening and IT heavy weights like HCL Technologies, L & T Infotech, NIIT and Infogain have been lined up in September/October 2011. But what has been the highlight of 2012 Batch placement is the selection of 192 students by the mega IT Company TCS on 26 August 11.
Participation in Suraj Kund Craft Mela
To showcase their culinary skills, Hotel Management students have been actively engaged in preparing and marketing of delicious food items like Soup (various varieties), Makki Ki Roti, Choley Kulche, Kachorie Alu Sabzi etc. Such practical activities not only enhance their skills but also boost their confidence. The crowning glory was achieved when the students from Deptt of Hotel Management participated at the Suraj Kund Crafts Mela 2012 and satiated the gastronomic desire and palates of many a visitor at the Mela.
Lohri Celebrations at the University campus
As in the previous years, the Lohri Festival which makes the beginning of the end of the winter season was celebrated at Manav Rachna Campus with great gusto and fervor.
Christmas was celebrated with a great joy at MRIU Campus. The Christmas tree was beautifully decorated by MRIU Students. Traditional dances were performed by students from Congo, Nigeria and other countries besides Indian Students.
Seminar by Dr. Ming Kai Chin
Physical inactivity is the main reason for the obesity in the modern era and Dr. Chin’s integration of latest technology to make exercise and activity more interesting has been very successful in bringing up good results. In this context Dr. Ming Kai Chin, Secretary General of the Asian Council of Exercise and Sports Sciences addressed the Faculty and students of the Faculty of Applied Sciences and Manav Rachna International University on 14th December 2011.
He emphasized upon the importance of keeping the children and the youth active in their lives and incorporating certain ‘Brain Breaks’ in the curriculum at school. This concept of brain breaks makes the schooling more active and improves kids not just physically but also socially and psychologically
Manav Rachna Corporate Cricket Cup
Manav Rachna has been organizing Manav Rachna Corporate Cricket Tournament for many years. This year, in the ongoing 5th Manav Rachna Corporate Cricket Tournament, 24 teams from well known corporates are taking part. These include Honda Motors, Maruti Blue, Addidas., RBS Bank, Tulip telecom, NDTV, Maruti Red, Tata Motors, Aaj Tak, NHAI, Sports Scibe, Vikas Group, Fortis Hospital besides Manav Rachna and others.
The Mesmerizing Natak Chanakaya
Radio Manav Rachna in association with Action Construction Equipment Ltd. (ACE) staged the Hindi play, Chanakaya on December 15, 2011 at the Manav Rachna Auditorium in Faridabad. The play was watched and appreciated by the elite class of Faridabad. Acted and directed by the well known theatre, TV and film personality Manoj Joshi, the play left the packed audience at the auditorium spell bound.