ABOUT: “We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit." – Aristotle
LOGO: The logo aptly expresses the goals of the society. The saffron colored area represents freedom of innovation, ideas and intellect. The Steel Grey part represents determination, discipline and dedication. When these two areas converge, any tough job becomes uncomplicated. The logo points towards both the dimensions, hence HORIZON – exploring extremities and beyond.
MISSION: We aim at creating technocrats, entrepreneurs & above all great thinking minds with impeccable grit, discretionary vision and effective leadership.
● Bridging the gap between technical and managerial skills.
● Exposure of students to wider community.
● Free flow of information over a larger knowledge base and establishing an efficient information
● Establishing a process that is independent of individual competence.
● Providing a common platform to students, irrespective of their backgrounds to initiate, innovate and explore new ideas under expert guidance and effective mentorship.
BACKGROUND: Horizon was incepted in October 2006 with Mrs. Manjeet Kalra as the protagonist. Presently, it works under the able guidance of Applied Science & Humanities Department headed by Prof. S. L. Kapoor.
PHILOSPHY & IDEOLOGY: The information and communication industry has taken quantum leaps in the global market. Its significance lies not only in terms of size but also its influence upon every segment of society. As globalization delivers new career opportunities, it also presents various challenges. To understand and manage the implications of this information deluge, the industry needs communication and management specialists with world class operational efficiency and technological edge. The last 11 years have seen great leaders and achievers in various fields from India. It’s high time for leaders, particularly from technical sector, to emerge as pioneers. For this, the educational system should play a pivoting role with the initiative of the student community themselves. Horizon is the sole techno- managerial society of the college that aims at enhancing both technical and managerial skills of the potential students of the college.
ACTIVITIES AND EVENTS
‘Disha’ is an initiative towards introducing the freshers to the college culture and organization. It includes address by the distinguished dignitaries of the college followed by a virtual tour of the college and a brief presentation by Horizon members. The program serves as creating a responsible attitude that paves a way towards building a strong foundation and ethics in the newest additions to the AKGEC family as well as their induction in the rich legacy of our Alma-mater.
‘KIRAN’ aims at making the students of 2nd, 3rd & 4th year understand the ill effects of ragging, the UGC anti-ragging guidelines and the traumatic impact it leaves on the minds of the freshers. Each session consists of a presentation, some introspecting videos and a concluding speech by Proctor of the college Prof. S. L. Kapoor.
This event stood as a pathway to give the emerging youth a chance to unravel their grit and put it for the greater good of the nation.
It was conducted in three phases. The first round involved students forming political parties and campaigning about them via various social media handles. The selected candidates had to choose a ministry and were questioned on the same. The final round was a Parliament round where the Opposition and Government had to pass a bill.
This workshop on public speaking, an initiative by Team Horizon to hone the oratory skills of the students, saw the participants learning and sharpening their vocal skills and improving their personality traits to take their first step towards being charismatic and powerful individuals. It worked as a catalyst in instilling confidence amongst them.
Emphasizing on the importance of international fidelity, this one day mega-event encompassed the entire time-line of global trade and the various commodities under exchange. The rise and fall of nations and their impact on trade scenarios efficiently infused this very essence in our participants as well as the viewers. This was undoubtedly the biggest and the most successful event witnessed in TechTrishna’15.
Focused on bringing out the intellect, general awareness, and tactfulness of the participants. The event aimed at bringing out the leadership skills of the participants and the ability to mould themselves in the situation.
Pageant of business acumen.
The event’s first round included decision making resource management and market strategies to boost their armies, followed by the second round to find the hidden crown.
Organized during the annual cultural fest VIBRATIONS, this event consisted of a talent round, an impromptu task performance and a final questionnaire round.
The participants were asked to come forth with a feasible business idea and its implementation.
It was a tribute to the Nirbhaya Rape Case wherein the participants were tested upon verbosity, understanding of the topic, concreteness of facts and grammatical skills.
Advertisements and brand value based event, aimed at cultivating a seed for marketing in young minds.
Virtual Stock Market
TEAM HORIZON got the privilege to interview the star cast of the Bollywood movie" I DON’T LOVE YOU", Ruslaan Mumtaz and Chetna Pandey to get an insight of their experiences while shooting at AKGEC.