Co-Curricular Activities & Alumni Association
Students are encouraged to involve in several co-curricular activities which help them to improve communication skills, develop the right kind of attitude, enhance leadership qualities and abilities, manage stress levels, emerge as team players, refi ne interpersonal skills and develop group skills. Some of the Co-curricular activities of the University are IUN Fest (Literary & Cultural, Games & Sports), Management Fest, Drama (English Dept), Freshers & parting social meets, Christmas Event etc apart from Departmental Workshops & Seminars. We also encourage participation of students in various clubs & groups like Music Club, Green Club, Photography Club, FoCuS (Forum for Cultural Studies) Symposium for Holistic Health, Girls Club, Institution Innovation Council, Entrepreneurship Cell, Student Christian Movement of India (SCMI) group and so on. In order to develop the writing skills of the students the University has introduced an e-magazine named Tapasya, which is uploaded to the university website on a monthly basis.
The University has established an Alumni Association. All Graduates become members of Alumni Association, by complying with the regulations and norms of Alumni Association. As of now there are 982 members in the Alumni Association.
NPTEL and IIC
The ICFAI University Nagaland, being the oldest private university in the state to offer professional programs, takes pride in bringing the newer forms of education, viz. online education to the masses and also bringing in the spirit of innovation and pragmatic approach to education.
It has been the pioneer in representing two prominent national entities in these domains to the state of Nagaland. They are none other than, NPTEL and IIC, both being initiatives by MHRD, AICTE and others.
National Program on Technology Enhanced Learning (NPTEL)
National Program on Technology Enhanced Learning (NPTEL) is a project of MHRD (Ministry of Human Resource Development)initiated by seven Indian Institutes of Technology (Bombay, Delhi, Kanpur, Kharagpur, Madras, Guwahati and Roorkee) along with the Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore in 2003, to provide quality education to anyone interested in learning from the IITs. The main goal was to create web and video courses in all major branches of engineering and physical sciences at the undergraduate and postgraduate levels and management courses at the postgraduate level.
NPTEL is the largest online repository in the world of courses in engineering, basic sciences, and selected humanities and social sciences subjects. NPTEL?s online web portal http://nptel.ac.in has more than 471 million+ views while its YouTube channel for NPTEL ? most subscribed educational channel, 1.5 million+ channel subscribers, 404 million+ views. With more than 56000 hours of video content, transcribed with subtitles, NPTEL?s is the most accessed library of peer-reviewed educational content in the world.
NPTEL has been providing online Certifi cation Courses since 2013. These comprise of 4 / 8 / 12-week online courses, typically on topics relevant to students in all years of higher education along with basic core courses in sciences and humanities with exposure to relevant tools and technologies, are being offered. The enrolment to and learning from these courses involves no cost. An inperson, proctored certifi cation exam (optional) will be conducted at Rs. 1000/- per course and a certifi cate is provided through the participating institutions and industry, when applicable.
ICFAI University Nagaland has been nominated as the fi rst Local Chapter of NPTEL for the state of Nagaland. This chapter is coordinated by IIT Kharagpur since July 2019. Details can be seen at [https://nptel.ac.in/LocalChapter/details. html].
Regardless of the fact, whether a person is a regular student of IUN or not, the NPTEL local chapter is open to all for enrollment into the online courses and for any related assistance.
The Ministry of HRD has established ?MRHD?s Innovation Cell (MIC)? with the mandate to work closely with the country?s Higher Education Institutions (HEIs) to encourage the creative energy of our student population to work on new ideas and innovation and promote them to create start-ups and entrepreneurial ventures.
In a selected few HEIs across the length and breadth of country MHRD has setup Institution?s Innovation Councils (IICs). The primary mandate of IICs is to encourage, inspire and nurture young students by supporting them to work with new ideas and transform them into prototypes while they are informative years, promote them to create startups and entrepreneurial ventures. The details can be seen at [https://mic.gov.in].
This network of IICs will be established to promote innovation in the Institution through multitudinous modes leading to an innovation promotion eco-system in the campuses.
Some of the major focuses of IIC are:
- To create a vibrant local innovation ecosystem.
- Start-up supporting Mechanism in HEIs.
- Prepare institute for Atal Ranking of Institutions on Innovation Achievements Framework.
- Establish Function Ecosystem for Scouting Ideas and Pre-incubation of Ideas.
- Develop better Cognitive Ability for Technology Students.
The ICFAI University Nagaland has successfully established its IIC in 2019 with approval from MHRD. Under the guidance of this IIC, the university will be carrying out innovative and entrepreneurial ventures for the benefi t of the students and the society.