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OUTCOME

THe work of an amitian

First

Convocation

First Convocation of

AUH

Amigo

The Quadcopter

Photo Feature

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Amity By Amitians.

FL

Benifits of Foreign

Language


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IN THIS ISSUE

First Concocation Of

Amity University 5

Amigo the

QuadCopter

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Benifits of Foreign

languages

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J&K FLOOD RELIEF

CAMPAIGN 10

Four best eateries

AUH

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College Meltdowns

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College VS School

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Photo Feature

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1038 successfully

qualified graduands for

various programs.


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First Convocation

of Amity University

Gurgaon

It was the much awaited and most cherished

moment for the graduands of Amity University

when they were conferred Degrees and Diplomas

during memorable first Convocation 2015 at

University Campus, Manesar.

The Convocation procession,

led by Piper Band, heralded the

entry of venerated members of

the management including Dr.

Ashok K Chauhan- Founder

President, Amity Group, Mr. Aseem

Chauhan- Chancellor, Amity

University Gurgaon, Ms. Amita

Chauhan- Chairperson, Amity

International Schools, Ms. Sapna

Chauhan – Chairperson, Ami-

Own PreSchools, distinguished

Trustees and members of

Management, Directors, Head of

Institutions who walked the aisle,

wearing impressive ceremonious

gowns, much to the awe of the

gathering.

Graduands, accompanied with

their family members and acquaintances,

beamed with joy

and exhilaration as they went

down the memory lane, reminiscing

college days while re-uniting

with their friends, faculty members

and Institution Heads. All

the graduands donned beautiful

black robes with caps and coloured

scarves representing their

programmes and they walked

with pride and sparkle in their

eyes.

163 meritorious graduands

received special Awards, Trophies,

Medals and Salvers,

wherein, 50 graduands were

awarded with Gold Medals,

while 49 students bagged silver

medals, 45 Graduands were

presented with bronze medal,

and 12 commendable

graduands received trophy.

Mr. Aseem Chauhan- Chancellor,

Amity University Gurgaon

declared the Convocation open.

Addressing the gathering, Prof

PB Sharma- Vice Chancellor,

Amity University Gurgaon welcomed

the august gathering, and

presented a brief report of the

Dr. Ashok Chauhan

Dr. Ashok Chauhan

– Founder President –

Amity Group and

Mr. Aseem Chauhan,

Chancellor,

Amity University

Gurgaon and

Prof. P B Sharma, Vice

Chancellor, AUG

conferred UG and PG

Degrees and Diplomas

to 1038 successfully

qualified graduands

for various programs.

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University. He outlined

the achievements of the

University of Academic

Year 2013-2014.

Sharing his views, Dr.

Ashok K Chauhan-

Founder President, Amity

Group addressed Amity

alumni as

Amity’s Amazing

Achievers and stressed

that Amity alumni are

empowered to change

the country and the

world. Dr. Chauhan, who

himself believes in “Success

by Compulsion”,

called upon the Alumni to

have an urge to achieve

something in life, forge

ahead with strong conviction,

self-confidence

and faith in God, without

getting perturbed by deterrents.During

the occasion,

Nobel Laureate Shri

Kailash Satyarthi was

conferred with Honoris

Causa in Science for his

extraordinary and farsighted

commitment to

social emancipation with

profound and exemplary

contribution in pursuit of

his long-cherished goal

of ending child slavery.

During his acceptance

speech through video

conferencing, Shri Kailash

Satyarthi expressed

his gratitude for the

honour bestowed upon

him. Encouraging the

graduands to contribute

towards development of

nation, he said that the

youth has to create a

new type of 3D wherein.

In the convocation, Bharat Ratna Prof. CNR

Rao, Head of the Scientific Advisory Council to

the Prime Minister of India was conferred with

Honoris Causa in Science for his extraordinary

scientific vision and unwavering commitment

to the cause of the society. In his acceptance

speech, Bharat Ratan Prof. CNR Rao said,

Graduand receiving award from

Dr G Madhavan Nair & Mr. Aseem Chauhan

“I am honoured to receive the honoris causa from

Amity University.” Enlightening the students with

mantra of success, he said that a person who

desires to succeed must follow three things which

are dedication, doggedness and pugnacity.

During convocation, Padma Vibhushan Dr. G.

Madhavan Nair, former Chairman of Indian Space

Research Organization and Secretary to the

Department of Space, Government of India was

conferred with Honorary Doctorate in Science

for his exceptional scientific vision and profound

commitment to India’s self-reliance in space research

and development.

Accepting the Honorary Doctorate in Science,

Dr. G. Madhavan Nair expressed his gratitude for

being included in the distinguished Honorary

Doctorate recipients of Amity University. He

further added that he had always stressed on

the importance of research and innovation and

he commended Amity for

implementing the same in

their University. He

encouraged the students

to focus on innovation and

research in whichever field

they want to establish their

career in. The convocation

witnessed the conferring of

Honorary Professorship on

Dr. Kumar Krishen, Lead

Technologist NASA

Johnson Space Center

Houston, US was conferred

with Honorary Professorship

for his visionary

achievements in the field

of scientific innovation and

technology transfer; Dr.

Fred P. Bemak, Professor,

Counseling & Development

Program at George Mason

University was conferred

with Honorary Professorship

for his extraordinary

academic achievements in

the field of education and

human development, and

Dr. Paroma Roy Chowdhury,

Country Head, Corp

Comm. & Public Affairs,

Google India was conferred

with Honorary

Professorship for her

contribution in the field of

Journalism and Mass

Communication.


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Amigo- the

quadcopter

Flying a quadcopter around the park all day

sounds like fun, but it could be more than just a

time killer when you’re involved in making one.

Amigo, amity’s quadcopter, is an autonomous quad rotor

helicopter. Quadcopters use two sets of identical fixed pitched

propellers: two clockwise (CW) and two counter-clockwise

(CCW). The variation of RPM is used to control the lift and torque.

It was built in Amity AUG Robotics Centre. The centre has

undertaken number of research and development projects. The

quadcopters are equipped with navigations tools like GPS,

camera, auto-pilot subsystem, etc. and they are capable of

following real time instructions provided to them during the flight.

The design and development of a UAV, like the Amigo, requires

an interdisciplinary approach as it brings together engineering

methods, material science, electronics, micro controls, computer

simulation, image processing techniques and flight dynamics.

Main features of Amigo

are:

•Has Flight stabilization

•Has a Payload of 2kg

•Can fly for 20 minutes

in one go, i.e. without

recharging the battery

•Can achieve an

altitude around 800

feet

•Has manual motion

control

•Has auto-pilot mode

•Has global positioning

•Is re-programmable

•Has capability of

following map-points

instructions

•Can capture images

•Communicates

wirelessly

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BENEFITS OF

LEARNING FOREIGN

LANGUAGE!

Whether you’re a linguistics major or a math

student, languages sharpen study skills and

boost academic prospects and potential, too.

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:Improve learning skills: Learning a language trains your

mind to think in a certain way, improving the way you pick up

other skills, too.

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:Think more flexibly: If you can speak more than one language

your problem solving and abstract thinking skills will be

more flexible and creative.

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:Improve test scores: Researchers have found that with

each year of language study, scores on college and grad school

exams go up.

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:Speak in code: You and your friend or partner can switch

languages when you don’t want present company eavesdropping.

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:Keep your brain active and healthy: Slow down

mental aging and keep cognitive decline at bay

by challenging yourself with language learning.

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:Can read and watch foreign

news: Get your news

from another perspective

when you read and

watch foreign news.

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:Have a better understanding of

the world and how we’re all connected:

By being able to speak a language

with native speakers, you can better understand

their culture, background and traditions.

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:Gain independence: You’ll feel

more confident and self-sufficient if you

can speak more than one language.

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:Help visitors to your city: If you

run into some Spanish vacationers — who

aren’t proficient in English — in your city, you

can better help them with directions or recommendations

if you speak their language.

10: Improves your reading skills:

Studying a language can help you get

more out of your own reading, too.

11: Improves your reading skills:

Studying a language can help you get

more out of your own reading, too.

12: Make new friends: When you

travel, you can actually become lifelong

friends with the people you meet if you’re able

to communicate easily.

13: Keep your brain active and

healthy: Slow down mental aging and

keep cognitive decline at bay by challenging

yourself with language learning.

14: Bring international business

to your company: Attract international

clients and sales to your company by

being able to communicate in their native languages


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15: Relocation: You never know when

the chance to relocate may pop up out of the

blue, and if you already know the language, you

may high up on the boss’ list to go.

16: Pick up on the subtleties: By

learning more than just business travel-related

words, you can pick up on memos, e-mails,

jokes and everyday conversation that will help facilitate

business relationships.

17: Learn more about food: Read

recipes from Italy in Italian using real Italian

ingredients, as a way to continue learning about

a new culture.

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8: Actually understand opera and

foreign music: Anyone can enjoy the

sounds of opera and foreign music, but being

able to translate the message means you’ll get

more out of it.

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9: Study abroad for higher studies:

Even if you missed your chance as

an undergrad, many graduate programs support

studying abroad.

- Komal parihar

What Students have to say:

Why is learning foreign language a must in

amity ?

Well , for that I would have to back it up a

little bit!

I came to amity in the year 2012 hoping to

earn a degree in journalism and mass

communication by 2015. Impressed I was with

all the subjects but the words “FL” came as a

blip in my time table. I hated it. I had French

and though I was aware about the basics of

my French I most definitely hated it. I hated

going to classes. I hated giving the sessional

and Yes! I hated the viva where I had to sound

as if I was born in France.

Three long years , I looked at this subject as

if it was my life long enemy waiting to put my

grades down if given a chance. It wasn’t until

February 9 2015 when I had a happy

realization of how foreign language has

helped me.

I had an interview for my masters in

journalism in Birmingham City University.

What came in the series of questions put

forth towards me was this “ I would like to

offer you an internship on completion of this

course in BBC. There is just one catch. You

should be bilingual with English and either

French or Spanish.”

I was spell bound. That very moment a sense

of gratitude enveloped in me. Yes! I got in.

And I owe it all to Amity and their

compulsion of foreign languages. So if you are

coming across the same situation what I went

through then I can tell you this for sure , You

won’t ever regret it!

-Nihara Hareesh

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‘Smiles All The Way;

local heroes come to

rescue’

Catastrophe has struck Kashmir, and the fact is no more

unseen. And in this ruckus created by nature in the paradise

of Gods, there were many helping hands witnessed

approaching the ones who have lost everything.

Where donations are being made not only in India, but

from all around the globe in full swing, students from amity

university too pledged to help our brothers stuck in a

traumatic lifeless state.

The donations were categorized in two forms, monetary

and non monetary. The entire campaign was termed as “

J&K FLOOD RELIEF CAMPAIGN”. It was headed by the

faculty of business school in amity, and supported by the

faulty members of all other departments.

No stone was left unturned in making the campaign

a success. From distributing pamphlets of requirements

to presenting ‘nukkad nataks’ in the campus,

the team did fairly well. People heartily donated necessities.

And in turn, they got a smiley badge from

the core team for their gesture of kindness.

More than this, they worked day and night at a

stretch to assure that the supplies reached the

people.

- Nikita Sharma


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Four best

eateries of AUG

When hunger strikes and there’s no

way you will go to the next lecture, a

peaceful hangout place is what you need,

which serves food (obviously). Following

are places to take a break and make

memories with the crazy friends you say

you have:

- Cafeteria

No campus is complete without a typical cafeteria or

what some call a canteen. Located in the hostel area,

one can have proper stomach filling meals here. They

serve good honey chilli potatoes, chilli panner, fresh

- Dosa Plaza

In mood of a little south indian treat? Dosa plaza is

your place. Located near the hotels, this place serves

you with a variety of dosa that it’s hard to choose.

They also provide with birthday cakes, so you don’t

have to rush all the way to Gurgaon. This is hostellers’

favourite spot to celebrate birthdays.

What Students have to say:

The sterling edifice surrounded by

beautiful Aravali hills never fails to

gratify you. Amity keeps your heart forever.

Besides it’s galactic beautiful

infrastructure, Amity ferrets out the

hidden talents and capabilities of youth,

adds more to their personality development

and confidence and gives them the

opportunity to grow in their interested

field with it’s fests and military training

camps.

The Amity military training camps uncloaks

the youth to significance of healthiness and

soundness in life. It gives them an

opportunity to infer the work ethos and

wider details about the armed forces which

also subsumes exposure to subjects of nuclear

threat alongwith counter measures.

Ergo the military training camp doesn’t

only infuse the quiddity of fraternity and

team spirit, it also urges in making the

youth

active in partaking in extersions and

discussions

The Amity youth festival, on the other

hand, is a great Tribune for youth to unveil

their artistic skills. It helps the partakers

by developing among them, the leadership

skill and execution of innovative ideas. AYF

plays a vital role in unclogging new

boulevards for youth who excell in literature,

music, fashion, dance and other prowess.

Away from the busy city-like life, amity

takes you to another serene world and

helps you explore more of yourself and

brings out the best version of you.

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- CCD

Feeling drowsy? Have some coffee here, Cafe

coffee day’s outlet near the hostel is famous among

the students. From hot coffees to cold ones, mocktails,

chocolate pastries and variety of sandwiches.

For a little entertainment you can catch what’s coming

on TV. It’s cosy place, with friendly staff, ideal of

- Anna’s Cafeteria

This in-campus cafeteria is day scholars’ favourite

spot. From chole batoore to shahi paneer,

from Indian thali to ommlette, you get all the inbudget

delicacies. Mind you, this place is very

lively as they like to pep up the place with good

music.


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COLLEGE MELTDOWNS

Breathing heavy, palms sweaty and fingers crossed, three clear signs

you could be headed for a meltdown. But don’t worry; you’re not alone.

College life guarantees moments of weakness. And by weakness I mean

crying on the floor of the library under a table. If it hasn’t happened yet,

it will.

1. I HAVE A PAPER DUE IN TWELVE HOURS AND I

HAVEN’T STARTED

This in-campus cafeteria is day scholars’ favourite spot. From chole batoore to shahi paneer, from Indian

thali to ommlette, you get all the in-budget delicacies. Mind you, this place is very lively as they like to pep

up the place with good music.

2. TWO EXAMS IN ONE DAY AND I JUST MIGHT DIE

Two exams on the same day? Whatever, I once had three on the same day in high school.” Don’t be a fool.

This is not high school anymore, and two college exams on the same day are kind of like two CT exams and

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3. I’VE BEEN IN THE LIBRARY FOR OVER A DAY AND I DON’T

THINK I’LL EVER SEE THE SUN AGAIN

Which leads us to number three. If you leave the library, you will see people who will convince you life

is more than studying. You might find yourself struggling through the activities which makes life “cool”.

Then when sessional will start you’ll be sad, and withdraw from the “cool” parts and lastly you’ll end up in

the library to catch up on missed work. So just sit yourself down, bring a lot of coffee (you’ll need it) and

maybe some tissues. There will be tears.exams and SATs scheduled back to back. It is soul crushing.

Have fun in the library; you’ll be there for hours

4. WHAT DO YOU MEAN MY BALANCE IS IN THE NEGATIVES

I remember back when I was young and I thought that money existed to make me happy. I laugh at those

days. Honestly, I don’t know what happens to that bundle of cash. Because you know you worked hard

all summer, and it just sits back in the bank like a beautiful little ray of sunshine, and suddenly you get an

email in all red and capital letters saying that you’ve been screwed up.

5. I SWEAR MOM, I’M ACTUALLY STARVING

I think college makes one’s appetite increase so much that they can swallow the world if allowed, metaphorically.

Is it because our brains are growing? When you hit stage 4 meltdown, means that you are

beyond broke, that very second dinner seems less like folly and more like necessity. Plus, how will you

pay for all the coffee you’ll need while you whither away in the library? Maybe your mom will take pity on

you. Or maybe your mom will be like my mom and say, “Aw, that’s so sad. Maybe you should do something

about that.” Thanks, Mom.


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6. HOW DID ALL OF MY CLOTHES SHRINK IN THE WASH

Turns out laundry is hard sometimes. After you shrink every single one of your good shirts, it starts to

sink in that maybe moms separate the delicates for a reason. This is a painful lesson, especially because

now you’re gaining weight, your clothes are shrinking and you have no money for new ones. Bring on the

meltdown.

7. WHY IS MY ROOMMATE BEING INSANE

Think your roommate is perfect? Think again. There will come a time that I like to call “The Big Blowout”

and it will happen at least once. Someone will leave dishes in the sink one to many times, or maybe the

late night visitors start to really screw with your sleep cycle. Maybe you have been around each other

way too much. Not to mention you’re broke, hungry and your clothes don’t fit. Meltdown.

8. WHAT DO I WANT TO DO WITH MY LIFE?

How do so many kids enter college knowing what to do with their lives? “I’m taking x, y and z classes

because they’ll help me get into a, b, and c grad schools where I’ll study blah blah blah and get a career

in something fabulous that doesn’t sound real where I’ll make more money than you.” Everyone secretly

hates such people. But if you are that kid, you aren’t immune either. The day will come when you don’t

get into z class and b grad school won’t accept you and blah blah blah turns into wah wah wah. Invest in

a hank.

-maajid khan

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A Dozen Ways to

Differentiate

School Vs College

-In school, you wear your backpack on one shoulder; in college, on both.

-In school, you do homework. In college, you study.

-In college, the professors can tell you the answer without looking at the

teacher’s guide.

-In school, you’re told what classes to take. In college, you get to choose;

that is, as long as the classes don’t conflict and you have the prerequisites

and the classes aren’t closed and you’ve paid your tuition.


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-In school, if you mess up you can usually sweet-talk your way out of it.

-In college, you’re lucky to ever talk with the professor.

-In school, when the teacher said, “Good morning,” you mumbled back.

-In college, when the professor says, “Good morning,” you write it down.

-In college, weekends start on Thursday.

-In college, it’s much more difficult to figure out the course schedule of

the man/woman you have a crush on, in order to figure out where he/

she will be walking around campus in order to “just happen to bump into

him/her.”

-In college, there’s no one to tell you not to eat Maggie three meals a day.

In school you are taken to be studious if you step into the library, in college

you are judged as a fool if you enter that zone.

-In school, you can’t go out to lunch because it’s not allowed. In college,

you can’t go out to lunch because you can’t afford it.

In college, you can blow off studying by writing lists like this.

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feature

Credits: vijay khurana, kumar sai, Sakib

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Designed by

Arpit girotra

Special thanks to: Ms. Esha Jainiti (Head of the

department) for letting me have this wonderful

opportunity to deisgn for college.

Editorial team:

Nihara Hareesh

Akanksha bawa

nikita sharma

Maajid Khan

komal parihar

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