“To educate yourself for the feeling of gratitude means to take nothing for granted, but to always seek out and value the kind that will stand behind the action. Nothing that is done for you is a matter of course. Everything originates in a will for the good, which is directed at you. Train yourself never to put off the word or action for the expression of gratitude.” ~ Albert Schweitzer
The activities of the centre could be classified broadly as academic activities and extra-academic activities. At present, the academic activities of the centre include teaching of courses and guiding Minor Projects.
Other Student Activities A poster exhibition on case studies in engineering ethics was organised as part of TRYST 2004 – the technical festival of IIT Delhi. The exhibition was given the title : “A Teaspoonful of Consciousness”. Posters of six case studies involving major accidents across the world due to violation of engineering ethics were displayed. It was so well received that in the subsequent years, these posters are exhibited as part of the NRCVEE exhibits on Open Day of IIT Delhi. These posters are also used by Mechanical Engineering Department for the session on Professional Ethics in their Introduction to Mechanical Engineering course for First year students.
A writing competition was also organised on “An honest engineer – is it possible today?” in TRYST 2004, and prize was awarded to the best entry.
NRCVEE took the initiative to conduct a workshop with students completing first year on “Healthy Interaction” for two consecutive years in the month of April in 2004 and 2005. In April 2006, the Associated Faculty of NRCVEE met the students in their respective hostels. A detailed questionnaire was filled by the students, which reflected the changes that happen to the students' psyche in the first few weeks at IIT Delhi. Most students were in agreement that many of these changes were undesirable, and should be prevented. The role of seniors in making the interaction with freshers a healthy one was evolved through the interaction. Several faculty members from across IIT Delhi were involved in the process.
A follow-up interaction was also done subsequently during July-August to remind the same set of students who would now be in second year about the need for healthy interaction.
Several Alumni also participated in the follow-up workshops.