A step above the rest
Students who come to NIIT University (NU) are already motivated; they enter the campus filled with the zeal to prove themselves. Watching them bloom and achieve their goals is the most satisfying feeling for any educator or institute of higher learning. Recognising student achievements is one way of fostering a strong community and inculcating a positive campus culture.
At NU, we believe in holistic development. So, along with challenging their mind, we inspire them to venture outside the comfort zone offered by their immediate peers. Through competitions and inter-college engagements, we provide the perfect means for students to explore their passion and put their skills to test.
Our students have applied their skills towards resolving pressing societal issues or problems faced by humanity at large. Whether it be rural issues or solutions for enhanced business operations, they never fail to come up with creative and practical solutions. NU’s student body also excels in multiple inter-college festivals, where their talent outside the academic arena never fails to impress.
Here at NU, we are proud of the achievements our students have recorded across national and international platforms.
Want to learn more about NUtons’ achievements over the years?
In a category of sport that is traditionally seen as the domain of men, Anushka Kushwaha (B Tech CSE 2022) won the second position in the powerlifting competition held at Bawal on October 16 2022.
NUtons – Tulika Arun, Kushagra Mishra, Deepak Chauhan, Prabsaran Singh, Adarsh Kumar – from fourth year BTech CSE and Gabrial Weion Falcon from fourth year Integrated MSc – secured the Runner’s Up position at the prestigious annual national event, Smart India Hackathon 2022, organized by the Ministry of Education.
Their team, Incognito 2.0 bagged the position in the National Grand Finale of Smart India Hackathon 2022 event held at Sathyabama Institute of Science and Technology, Chennai. The problem statement they worked on was ‘To maintain and enjoy healthy relationships with others’. This interesting problem statement was provided by NCERT and received around 80 submissions of which 10 were shortlisted for the final round. NU team received the Runner’s Up position.
Look up https://sih.gov.in/sih-2022-senior-final-result for the results and https://sih.gov.in/ for more information about Smart India Hackathon that promotes innovation in the student community by getting them to solve pressing societal challenges.
The team has two members with a mentor. The first member of the project is Mayuri Mane, a BTech CSE student in the 4th year of her engineering. She is specialised in data science and has been working as the implementer of the project since January 2021. She performed the calculations and numerical simulations. The second member of the project is Trisha Sharma, a BTech CSE student, also in her 4th year of engineering and specialising in data science, who is the shaper of the project. She has been working on the technicals as well as sorting useful and arbitrary details to come up with a big-picture perspective.
An international idea-pitching competition, the Hult Prize competition is a year-long event with multiple phases – the campus round, regionals, an accelerator programme and the final round. The global programme provides an opportunity for students to suggest startup ideas which they believe can bring about social or global change. The theme for the 2020 competition was ‘Food for Good’.
The OnCampus event was organised in NU on 5 December 2020 by a team of NUtons, led by campus director Aman Gupta. Forty students in ten teams participated in the event. NU’s Team BioPure Abhinav Gupta, Somya Gupta, Parnika Jindal, Govind Yadav was the winner, going on to represent NU in the Regional Round, held in various destinations across the globe.
BioPure is a new-gen packaging start up that aims to revolutionise food packaging for Indian farmers. A vast quantity of food is wasted every year due to moisture, rodents and the fragility of packaging.
BioPure’s winning idea was to produce biopolymer food storage packaging based on nanotechnology. The durable, affordable and reusable packaging ensures effective food packaging and storage, reducing overall wastage. At BioPure, all packaging is sourced responsibly, and is designed to be effective and safe throughout its life cycle, thus making it a valuable resource for subsequent generations.
NU’s Anushree Krishania (BTech CSE) is first runner-up at the i4C (Inter Institutional Inclusive Innovations Center) Blogathon
i4C2020 received over 350 entries from all over the country. Anushree’s article, in the Student Innovation category, was based on health care innovation. It secured her the first runner up position in her category.
Please read her article here
NU’s Sumili Dey receives Best Paper Presenter award at the 7th International Conference on Research in Life-Sciences & Healthcare 2019, Kuala Lumpur
The ’best paper’ award is given to the best research paper submitted to and presented at the conference. Dey, along with Riddhi Modi, carried out the research as part of the R&D Project Course at NU under Dr Utkarsh Raj, Biotechnology & Bioinformatics area.
Check out the conference details as well as Ms Sumili Dey’s paper abstract
NU’s Riddhi Modi, publishes a paper at the 7th International Conference on Research in Life-Sciences & Healthcare 2019, Kuala Lumpur
Hitesh Mittal (BTech CSE), along with ECE Faculty Dr Nitin Bhatia, submitted their paper titled ‘Broadcasting a laser using Bragg grating for free-space optical communication’ to PHOTONICS 2018, the International Conference on Fiber Optics and Photonics.
Their submission was accepted for Poster Presentation at the conference. PHOTONICS 2018 was held at the Indian Institute of Technology, New Delhi. In their paper, the authors demonstrated a technique for broadcasting a laser source in free space using a Bragg grating. The multiple diffraction orders are used as multiple receiving points. They also show that cascaded gratings would increase the number of receiver points. This method is easy to implement, low-cost and scalable to a large number of receiver points.
- Shubhra Pandey bagged first prize in Western Solo Singing (Female)
- Keerthana Reddy bagged the second prize in Indian Classical Singing
- Sanya Kapoor reached the finals in Western Solo Singing (Female)
- Muskan Goel reached the finals in Eastern Solo Singing (Female)
- Yuvraj Singh and Deeptonabho Dutta reached the finals in Solo Guitar Competition
- Kawal Nain Singh reached the Top 8 in Solo Drums Competition
- Debanshu Majumdar and Shashwat Mishra in Eastern Solo (Male)
- Sakshi Dhawan in Eastern Solo (Female)
- Mohini Mehrotra and Harsh Parmar in Indian Classical Singing
- Ninad Kanchan in Indian Classical Instrumental
- Gaurav Malhotra in Band Vocalist