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Uttaranchal University organizes a Webinar on ‘Teachings of Swami Vivekananda’ in observance of “National Youth Day”

“Talk to yourself once in a day, otherwise you may miss meeting an intelligent person in this world.” ― Swami Vivekananda

Uttaranchal University organized a Webinar on ‘Teachings of Swami Vivekananda’ in observance of “National Youth Day” on 12th January, 2021.

The wholesome and much awaited event commenced with the Welcome Note delivered by Prof. (Dr.) Shriya Goyal, Dean – School of Liberal Arts, wherein she stated the significance of the day and highlighted the contributions of Swami Vivekananda.

Hon’ble Vice Chancellor of the University, Prof. Devendra Pathak graced the event by elucidating the illustrious ideals and eminent deeds of Swami Vivekananda. He emphasized on the youth’s mantle and expressed the ways that an individual can grasp the essence and conclude one’s life that comprises of high morale in the crux.

The Speaker of the day, Mr. Raghavendra Tripathi, alumni of the National School of Drama, a Motivational Speaker and Founder of “The Thespian Acting Engineering” mesmerized the audience by giving an account of the life of Swami Vivekananda through a narrative. He, in the voice of Vivekananda, annotated the ideals, dreams and desire for a nation that ensures equality for all and promoted the well being of the nation with the most powerful weapon, the youth. He also talked about the incidents that his mother experienced through a dream at the time of his birth and how his father, who left him soon, had a great influence in moulding him as a person and his life further. Swami Vivekananda was a firm believer of equality that he thought must be ensured among all the classes.

Telling about his life Mr. Raghavendra Tripathi spoke about Ramkrishna Paramhansa, the constant guide, mentor, and teacher of Swami Vivekananda who made him realize certain aesthetics of human life. It was after his motivation and guidance that Vivekananda went on along a path that was dedicated to the service of the human race and its upliftment and enlightenment.

The students came to know about various aspects of the life of Swami Vivekananda. They were informed that Swami Vivekananda was born on January 12, 1863, in the city of joy Calcutta. His original name was Narendranath Dutta. His father Vishwanath Dutta was a learned man who has profound knowledge of both English and Persian.

With the teachings of Ramkrishna Paramhansa, Naren later established the Ramakrishna Mission on 1st May 1897 which is also working at a present-day engaged in offering voluntary welfare work for the poor and the needy people. After becoming a monk Naren was named Swami Vivekananda. He visited America to participate in the Parliament of World Religions held in Chicago in 1893. In his lecture, Swami Vivekananda explained to the world that God is the one big sea, and all religions are like rivers ultimately merging in the sea. According to him, there should not be any dispute among the preachers of various religions that they worship God in separate forms or with different beliefs.

The event was also followed by some of the queries of the students that were answered by the guest. He also emphasized that how meditation and quest of a peaceful life is crucial in an individual’s life. He conveyed that even Vivekananda himself was an ardent admirer of peace and aesthetic living.

The Webinar concluded with a Vote of Thanks delivered by Dr. Reeta Rautela and an expectation of more such fruitful events in future.

Department of Civil Engineering conducts Donation Drive

UUSEG Student Chapter, under The Society of Exploration Geophysicists, in collaboration with Beryl Foundation (N.G.O), conducted a Donation Drive on 15th September, 2016 in Uttaranchal University and further on 18th Sept’2016 in Cheshire Home, Rajpur Road, Dehradun.

The Guest of Honour was District Development Officer Mr. Sushil Kumar and was accompanied by members and heads of UUSEG. The Donation Drive was attended by donors along with Faculty Advisor Mr. Gaurav Pandey, Mr. Abhishek Khewaiya and Mr. Ajay Tiwari.

Articles which had been collected earlier within the university were distributed among the needy at Cheshire Home.

Two Weeks Workshop on Mathematical Applications in Industry & Daily Life

Two Weeks Workshop on Mathematical Applications in Industry & Daily Life organized by Dept. of Mathematics, Uttaranchal Institute of Technology, Uttaranchal University, Dehradun, on 1–14 November 2015.

The workshop was inaugurated by Hon’ble Chancellor Sh. Jitendra Joshi and Hon’ble Vice Chancellor Prof. (Dr.) S. C. Joshi, Chair Person Prof. (Dr.) Ajay Singh (Principal, UCALS)

Dr. Shankar Lal, Assistant Professor, (HBNGU Campus, Tehri Garhwal)

Dr. U.S. Rana, Associate Professor, (DAV PG College, Dehradun)

Dr. T. S. Chauhan, Associate Professor, (Bareilly College Bareilly) 

Dr. P. K. Sharma, Associate Professor, (DAV PG College, Dehradun)

was the Resource Person. Apart from the faculty members of Uttaranchal College of applied and Life Sciences, more than 60 members from various Universities and Colleges participated in the event.

Dr. Ajay Kumar was the Master of Ceremony. On the outset, he invited Prof. (Dr.) Ajay Singh (Principal, UCALS) to felicitate Hon’ble Chancellor Sh. Jitendra Joshi and Hon’ble Vice Chancellor Prof. (Dr.) S. C. Joshi. Thereafter, Dr. Srivastava felicitated all the Resource Persons. The programme commenced with the lighting of the auspicious lamp followed by the recital of University Kulgeet.

In his address, Prof. (Dr.) S.C. Joshi welcomed all the participants and emphasized upon the need of such programmes for the over-all growth of faculty members and the participants. He further stated that ‘Mathematics had played a key role in the overall growth of the humanity and society.

This workshop specifically focused to promote the real-life applications of Mathematics in industry and society. At the end of the Workshop, the participants would be able to understand the recent developments in Mathematical sciences, understand the applications of Mathematics in real world engineering applications of Industries, to develop a conceptual approach of teaching mathematics, identify the areas of current and ongoing research in Mathematics/ Statistics areas.

Dr. P. K. Sharma, Associate Professor, (DAV PG College, Dehradun) started his presentation by the statement: Mathematics is in principle inexpensive. As the old joke says, a mathematician needs only paper, a pencil, an easy chair and a waste basket. Also, the criterion for success in mathematics is by and large universally accepted. This makes mathematics an attractive ‘investment’. Moreover, a mathematical result is valid forever. It may fall out of fashion, or fall outside the current area of application, but even the oldest known mathematical formulae – such as that for solving quadratic equations, known 2400 years ago by Babylonians, Chinese and later the Greeks before being crystallized into its present form in 1100 AD by a Hindu mathematician called Baskhara – are the bread and butter of present-day elementary mathematics. Alas, the downside is that the results are usually not immediately applicable and therein lies the risk. Who wants to ‘invest’ in something that may not lead to applications for several hundred years? The good news is that the distance between theory and application is becoming shorter and shorter.

Dr. T. S. Chauhan, Associate Professor, (Bareilly College Bareilly) started his speech by saying Mathematics can be compared to a pyramid. On the top of the pyramid are applications of mathematics to health, weather, movies and mobile phones. However, the top of this pyramid would not be so high if its base were not so wide. Only by extending the width of the base can we eventually build the top higher. This special feature of mathematics derives from its internal structure. A good modern application of mathematics can typically draw from differential equations, numerical analysis and linear algebra. These may very well draw from graph theory, group theory and complex analysis. These in turn rest on the firm basis of number theory, topology and geometry. Going deeper and deeper into the roots of the mathematics, one ends up with such cornerstones of logic as model theory and set theory.

It is clear that mathematics is heavily used in large industrial projects and in the ever-growing electronic infrastructure that surrounds us. However, mathematics is also increasingly infiltrating smaller scale circles, such as doctors’ reception rooms, sailboat design and of course all kinds of portable devices. There has also been a change in the way mathematics penetrates our society. The oldest applications of mathematics were probably in various aspects of measurement, such as measuring area, price, length or time. This has led to tremendously successful mathematical theories of equations, dynamical systems and so on. In today’s world, we already know pretty accurately for example the make-up of the human genome, yet we are just taking the first steps in understanding the mathematics behind this incredibly complex structure of three billion DNA base pairs. Our understanding of the mathematics of the whole universe of heavenly bodies, even going back in time to the first second of its existence, is better than our understanding of the mathematics of our own genes and bodies.

What is the difference between the hereditary information encoded in DNA and the information we have about the movements of the heavenly bodies? Is it that we have been able to encapsulate the latter into simple equations, but not the former? Or is it perhaps that the latter has a completely different nature than the former, one that makes it susceptible to study in terms of equations, while the former comes from a world governed by chance, and algorithms, a world of digital data, where the methods of the continuous world do not apply?

Dr. Shankar Lal, Assistant Professor, (HBNGU Campus, Tehri Garhwal) has given his view on another well-known instance of mathematics in society is cryptography in its various guises. There exist numerous situations in which data must be encrypted such that it can be publicly transmitted without revealing the content. On the other hand, sometimes a party may find it vitally important to break a code that another party has devised for its protection. Some companies want to examine the data of our credit card purchases in order to have access to our shopping patterns. Some governments want to do the same with regard to what they deem less innocuous patterns of behaviour. Cryptography is a typical example of the mathematics of the digital world. Digital data has become important in almost all fields of learning, a natural consequence of advances in computer technology. This has undoubtedly influenced the way people look at fields of mathematics such as number theory, that were previously thought to be very pure and virtually devoid of applications, good or bad. Now suddenly everybody in the possession of big primes has someone looking over their shoulder.

This infiltration is quite remarkable and elevates mathematics to a different position from that which it previously occupied. Mathematics is no longer a strange otherworldly subject, practised by a few curious geniuses but for most people best left alone. The spread of microprocessors into every conceivable aspect of our everyday life has brought heavy-duty computing into our homes, into our classrooms and into scientific laboratories of all kinds. Naturally it is unnecessary for everyone to understand all this computing, which can take place in microseconds without our noticing. But it means that anyone who refuses to acknowledge the role of mathematics will see the changing techno sphere as something strange and in the worst case as something irrational or even frightening. A very good way to understand and come to terms with an important aspect of modern life our ever-growing dependence on interpreting digital data is to have a basic knowledge of mathematics.

Dr. U.S. Rana, Associate Professor, (DAV PG College, Dehradun) presented his view on 

Basic knowledge: what does this mean and how is it attained? Clearly, this takes us into the realm of mathematics education. Strictly speaking, education is not an application of mathematics, but it is nevertheless of increasing importance to the mathematical world. Every time the OECD’s PISA (Programme for International Students Assessment) results arrive, some people ask why some countries always seem to score highly in the mathematical skills of 15-year-olds. Without attempting to answer this difficult question, one must admit that it is important and that maths education will face huge challenges in the future, not least because of the infiltration of mathematics into all levels of society. This infiltration clearly has much to do with the revolution triggered by the development of computers over the last fifty years. Has this revolution arrived in schools, and in maths education? Most students now own a computer with an Internet connection. This is used for games, chatting, text processing and surfing, but do they use the computer for mathematics? Are mathematical modelling (ambitious problem solving) or algorithmic thinking (expressing mathematics in such a way that the computer can handle it) taught at school? There is much that can be done here, in curricula, in textbooks and in everyday life at school.

Dr. Srivastava concluded his address by proposing a Vote of Thanks towards one and all present.

School of Liberal Arts celebrates National Energy Conservation Day

“Earth provides enough to satisfy every man’s needs, but not every man’s greed.” -Mahatma Gandhi

It has been rightly mused that “Energy Conserved is Life Preserved” The conservation of energy is one of the most discussed topics in this century. The rapidly depleting resources are an alarm for the whole human race to endeavour steps to preserve the precious elements of Earth and keep it equipped with resources for the future generations as well.

In order to mark the importance of one of the most crucial topics of the 21st century, i.e., Energy Conservation, the School of Liberal Arts hosted a virtual event to celebrate the “National Energy Conservation Day”. Art and Creativity amalgamated together and brought out an amazing event. The event was ‘Poster and Collage Making’ on the theme of Energy Conservation. The Literary Club of SLA collaborated with the Cultural Club of SLA and organized this event to make the 1st year students come up with their hidden talents.

The event commenced with a Welcome Speech by Arman Joshi [B.A.(Hons.) English] wherein he heartily welcomed the honourable guests and the students of the SLA. Prof. (Dr.) Shriya Goyal (Dean-SLA) , Dr. Reeta Rautela , Mr.Komil Kumar, Dr. Pinki Chugh, Dr. Ashima Saxena, Dr. Seema Gupta, Ms Anamika Thapa, Mr.Ved Prakash Bhatt and Ms. Smriti Uniyal witnessed the programme and appreciated the students. A video compiled by Vaibhav gave the programme a motivational start as it highlighted the necessity of energy conservation and enlisted steps to safeguard all the resources that contribute to the production of energy.

The event was hosted by Nandini [B.A. (Hons.) English], who gave a cheerful introduction of the participants. Every department participated enthusiastically and the students came up with applaudable art works. The intricacies and the message that was weaved in the canvases were inspirational and motivational. The participants were invited successively and they elucidated their views of the art work made by them. The faculty and the students were amazed to see such fascinating mix of colours combined with admirable artistic skills.

The programme concluded with a Vote of Thanks delivered by Khushbu [B.A.], who brought the programme to a graceful end. All the attendees that included the faculty and the students were thanked for their benign presence throughout the event and being an amazing audience. The teachers praised the amazing attempt initiated by the clubs of SLA to host a virtual event that was both enjoyable as well as informative.

The entire SLA fraternity looked forward to organize and relish many such events in the upcoming future as well to descend the distance amidst this global crisis.

Uttaranchal Institute of Management facilitates participation in ASSOCHAM collaborated “Shadow Monetary Policy Meeting with RBI and Industry Leaders”

Finance Club of Uttaranchal Institute of Management, Uttaranchal University facilitated the participation of its students in the highly important and knowledge-sharing event “Shadow Monetary Policy Meeting with RBI and Industry Leaders” in collaboration with ASSOCHAM (Associated Chamber of Commerce and Industry of India) on 1st December, 2020 through virtual platform. The event emphasized on making the students aware of the tools of monetary policy used to regulate the flow of money supply in the economy as well as develop the leadership skills required to take decisions in the related matters which will significantly contribute towards enhancement of their employability prospects in the industry. The participation was open to all students of UIM.

The speakers of the event were renowned experts from different national and international organizations, namely:
Speaker 1: Dr. Arvind Virmani [Former Chief Economic Advisor, Government of India]
Speaker 2: Dr. Charan Singh [Chairman, ASSOCHAM, National Council for Banking]
Speaker 3: Shri S.C. Agarwal [CMD, SMC Group]
Speaker 4: Shri Indranil Sen Gupta [Chief Economist, Bank of America Merill Lynch]
Speaker 5: Shri Abheek Barua [Chief Economist and Executive Vice President, HDFC]
Speaker 6: Ms. Upasna Bhardwaj [Senior Economist and Senior Vice President, Kotak Mahindra

Director – UIM Prof. (Dr.) Pradeep Suri along with HOD – Computer Application, Dr. Sonal Sharma and HOD – Management Dr. Amitabh Bhargav graced the event with their benign presence. Students joined the event with enthusiastic participation and also asked relevant questions from the eminent speakers.

The event was successfully executed by Ms. Neeti Misra (Head – Finance Club), Dr. Anshu Bansal Gupta and Ms.Sakshi Gautam (Members- Finance Club).

School of Liberal Arts organizes an International Lecture on “Communication in Fluency Enhancement”

“The art of communication is the language of leadership.” -James Humes

Skilful communication is one of the most crucial attributes that is indispensable in the modern age. The art of communication bridges the gap between a plethora of ethnical and cultural boundaries and weaves the entire human race into a single thread by assisting to express and comprehend the thoughts.

An interactive session was organized by the School of Liberal Arts in collaboration with Mount Kenya University, Kenya on 27th November, 2020 which was convened by Prof. (Dr.) Shriya Goyal, Dean – School of liberal Arts. The aim was to elucidate the importance of communication skills

The invited Key Speaker of the Lecture was Dr. Vincent Gaitho, Pro-Chancellor, Mount Kenya University. He elaborated on the theme “Communication in Fluency Enhancement”. The International Lecture was much awaited by both the organizers and the target audience. Another eminent guest of the event included Prof. (Dr.) Pramod Kunwar from Mount Kenya University. His coordination played a substantial role leading to the organization of this international event.

The event initiated with a Welcome Note delivered by Dr. Seema Gupta wherein she heartily extended a warm welcome towards the Keynote Speaker, eminent guests and the attendees of the lecture.
This was followed by a heart-warming speech delivered by Hon’ble Vice Chancellor of Uttaranchal University, Prof. (Dr.) Devendra Pathak. His words of wisdom set forth the event with the required focus and orientation.

The Expert Lecture initiated with the enriching words of Dr. Vincent who highlighted the significance and the eminence of propitious communication skills. Setting the instances from the developing technological advancements and their contribution in bridging the communication gap among various national, cultural & ethnical boundaries, he stated the methodology to unlock the potential and sustain the language of diverse communities to express the thoughts concluding that communication is essential. He also elaborated on the prominence of languages and their vivid purpose to serve as an aid to express and comprehend feelings and emotions. The importance of English as a language of international community was also marked during the speech. The key aspects of the speech included the focus on the preservation of the native languages and their constant praise among the generations. Several other enriching facts and figures were discussed upon by him and the students and the teachers took keen interest in the same. The speaker with his interaction and effective communication set up a delightful and comfortable ambience for the virtual attendees that united all of them despite the long distance. He concluded his speech by delivering warm regards to the faculty concerned to have successfully organized the event on a virtual platform.

The event concluded with a Vote of Thanks that was gracefully extended by the Dean – School of Liberal Arts, Prof. (Dr.) Shriya Goyal. The grace of almighty who bestowed his blessings for the graceful flow of event was stated foremost. She offered gratitude to the organizers of the fruitful event. The contribution of Dr. Pramod was appreciated & thanked, with whose collaboration the entire event was organized and conducted making it a grand success. Gratitude was also put forth towards the Organizer of the event Dr. Seema Gupta and the Coordinator of the event Dr. Reeta Rautela for their constant dedication and hard-work for compiling the elements of the event. Last, but not the least, she extended her gratitude towards Dr. Pinki Chugh, Dr. Ashima Saxena, Mr. Komil Kumar, Ms. Anamika Thapa along with all the student participants for their valued participation.

The entire event was very productive and enlightening for every participant of the event. The guests, faculty and the students stayed glued to the event and looked forward for many such fruitful and enriching events in the upcoming future. The healthy collaboration between the universities of the two nations made everyone hopeful of a productive ambience of opportunities for the students.

Uttaranchal University continues its legacy of organizing Mega Blood Donation Camp amidst the pandemic situation.

“The smallest act of kindness is worth more than the grandest intention”. Oscar Wilde

Law College Dehradun, a Faculty of Uttaranchal University, organized a Mega Blood Donation Camp on 26th of November 2020, under the aegis of Legal Aid Centre with a special contribution from National Service Scheme (NSS) Uttaranchal University on the memorable occasion of ‘Constitution Day’ (National Law Day). Hon’ble Chancellor Shri. Jitender Joshi presided as the Chief Guest of the occasion along with, Vice Chancellor Prof. (Dr.) Devendra Pathak. The event commenced with the felicitation of the Chief Guest by the Vice Chancellor followed by lighting of auspicious lamp in the Seminar Hall of the College. Faculty and Staff Members of the University participated in the event observing proper social distancing norms in the wake of pandemic while the students of the institution resorted to online participation.

Principal & Dean Prof. (Dr.) Rajesh Bahuguna, in his Inaugural Address, extended his heartiest welcome to the Chief Guest, other dignitaries and all the faculty & staff members of the University. He commenced his speech with a pride stating that even amidst the pandemic situation when the entire country is battling the novel coronavirus, Law College Dehradun, faculty of Uttaranchal University continues its legacy of organizing Mega Blood Donation Camp to inculcate the feeling of supreme sacrifice for the nation in the students of university. It is one of the best practices adopted by the University since its inception in the year 2002. He expressed his gratitude to the patrons who supported in organizing the event and the volunteers who queued up for the noble cause. In continuance the Preamble of the Indian Constitution was recited by all the members in the hall.

Vice Chancellor Prof. (Dr.) Devendra Pathak, in his speech, quoted that it was a historic day at Uttaranchal University wherein Law College Dehradun takes the lead to organize the commendable practise of Blood Donation Camp, a distinguishing feature of the college. He also discussed the framing of Indian Constitution by legal luminaries, its unique features and the adoption of it by the country in a crux.

Hon’ble Chancellor, in his address, expressed his appreciation for the initiative taken to organize Blood Donation Camp by Law College Dehradun and the response of the volunteers who donated blood and commended Dr. Rajesh Bahuguna for his determination and service to society. Following this, the 12th Issue of ‘Dehradun Law Review’ was released by the Chief Guest along with the dignitaries.It is noteworthy that the ‘Dehradun Law Review’ is the only UGC-CARE listed Law Journal of Uttarakhand because of its standard and qualitative research compilations.The momentous picture of “Constituent Assembly of India 24th January 1950” was also unveiled by Hon’ble Chancellor Shri Jitender Joshi as a part of the celebration.

Mahant Indresh Hospital participated in the Mega Blood Donation Camp which was organized with adequate distancing and sanitization measures followed by the doctors, technicians and volunteers. Overwhelming enthusiasm was seen in the Faculty Members, Staff Members and N.S.S. Volunteers of the University.

Those present on the occasion included Hon’ble Chancellor Shri Jitender Joshi, Vice Chancellor Prof. Devendra Pathak, Principal Dr. Rajesh Bahuguna, Dr. Ajay Singh, Dr. Jaidev, Dr. Ajay Kumar, Dr. S.K. Shah, Dr. Manish Badoni, Dr. Shriya Goyal, Dr. N.C. Uniyal, Mr. K.B. Pokhriyal, Dr. Poonam Rawat, Mr. Jitendra Sinha, Mr. Kumar Ashutosh, Dr. Sonal Sharma, Mr. Iqbal Singh, Mr. Vaibhav Uniyal, Dr. Sandeep Kumar, Dr. Amit Semwal, Mr. Ramakant Tripathi and Dr. Laxmi Priya.

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