Chancellor's Message


Sh. N. N. Vohra
His Excellency Governor of Jammu & Kashmir & Chancellor, Shri Mata Vaishno Devi University

I am delighted to know that Shri Mata Vaishno Devi University is re-launching its website to keep the students and their guardians around the country abreast with the academic achievements and serene environment of the university. This, I believe, will immensely benefit students desirous to pursue technical and professional education in this temple of learning, which is all set to achieve even higher academic excellence in years to come. We have already traversed a long way, yet many milestones are still to be covered. Given the commitment and devotion of the Vice Chancellor, Faculty, Staff and Students, the day is not far when our vision of making this a world-class institution worthy of being associated with the name of Mata, will be accomplished.

My good wishes to the university on the launch of its website.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 22 October 2013 04:54
Vice Chancellor's Message


Vice-Chancellor, Shri Mata Vaishno Devi University

Shri Mata Vaishno Devi University (SMVDU) was established by ‘Shri Mata Vaishno Devi Shrine Board’ through the SMVD University Act of J&K Legislative Assembly in 1999. This fully residential university started teaching programs in 2004 and is situated just about 14 kms from the holy town of Katra in the Reasi district of Jammu & Kashmir. The university campus with an area of about 400 acres is located on the Katra-Srinagar road in the beautiful surroundings of the hills – one side being the Trikuta hills well known for the holy shrine of Mata Vaishno Devi. The university has excellent infrastructure and provides semi-furnished accommodation to all the faculty members as well as staff members in the campus.

SMVDU endeavors to provide excellent education to the students through undergraduate and postgraduate degree programs so as to create finest professionals and human beings. At present, the university offers B.Tech. degree in the fields of Computer Science & Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Electronics & Communication Engineering and Industrial Bio-technology, and B.Arch. degree. The postgraduate and doctoral programs are offered in all these areas of technology as well as in select sciences, humanities and social sciences viz. Physics, Bio-technology, Mathematics, Management (for MBA degree), Philosophy and English. SMVDU is one of the fastest growing young universities of India, attracting students from more than 22 States of the country. The university has a modern world-class auditorium with seating capacity of 1000. All classrooms are fitted with LCD/DLP projectors. Smart boards are available in the Schools (Departments).

SMVDU (campus) was inaugurated by Shri A.P.J. Abdul Kalam, Hon’ble President of India in 2004. The university had the privilege of having Hon’ble Prime Minister of India Dr. Manmohan Singh and Hon’ble President of India Smt. Pratibha Devisingh Patil as the Chief Guest for the Convocation in 2008 and 2011 respectively. Shri N.R.Narayana Murthy addressed the Convocation as the Chief Guest in 2009. The guiding spirit of the university is our Chancellor Shri N. N. Vohra, the Chairman of SMVD Shrine Board and Hon’ble Governor of Jammu & Kashmir State.

The SMVDU campus is safe and picturesque. After the sun-set, in the north of the campus, one can see the beautiful well-lit path that has non-stop movement of pilgrims 24 hours a day and 365 days in the year going for ‘Mata Darshan’. The number of pilgrims crossed the landmark figure of one crore (10 million) in 2011. The impact of positive vibes of the Trikuta hills shrine of Shri Mata Vaishno Devi, which is seen on one side of the campus, is visible in the courteous behavior of the campus community – be it the staff or faculty or the students. The campus living is quite familial in nature. I believe that each member of SMVDU family feels privileged to be here. I welcome all distinguished professionals and young bright students to be a part of the growing SMVDU family.

Jai Mata Di

Prof. Sanjeev Jain

The Executive Council

The Executive Council is the executive body of the University and is in charge of the general management and administration of the University.

The Executive Council of the university, as defined in the Act, currently consists of the following & members who are drawn from various fields linked to higher technical education.

    • Sh. N. N. Vohra, His Excellency The Governor, J&K & Chancellor, SMVDU (In Chair)
    • Prof. Sanjeev Jain, Vice Chancellor, SMVDU
    • Prof. R. D. Sharma, Vice Chancellor, University of Jammu
    • Prof. Khurshid I. Andrabi, Vice Chancellor, University of Kashmir
    • Prof. Goverdhan Mehta, National Research Professor, School of Chemistry, University of Hyderabad
    • Prof. K.L.Chopra, Former Director, IIT Kharagpur & Padma Bhushan Awardee
    • Sh. R.P. Agrawal, Former Secretary MHRD, Government of India
    • Sh. Pradip Kumar Tripathi, I.A.S., Principal Secretary to Governor, J&K. Permanent Invitee (Ex-officio)
    • Sh. Ajeet Kumar Sahu, IAS, Chief Executive Officer, Shri Mata Vaishno Devi Shrine Board. Permanent Invitee (Ex-officio)
    • Prof. V. Verma, Dean, Faculty of Engineering, Director - SBT, SMVDU
    • Prof. V. K. Bhat, Dean, Faculty of Sciences, SMVDU
    • Dr. Yugal Khajuria, I/C Dean of Students , SMVDU
    • Dr. Vandana Sharma, Head, Department of Languages & Literature, SMVDU
    • Prof. V. K. Bhat, Registrar, SMVDU. Secretary


The Academic Council

The Academic Council is the academic body of the University and is responsible for the maintenance of standards of instruction, education and examination within the university.

The members of the Academic Council are:

  • Prof. Sanjeev Jain, Vice Chancellor, Shri Mata Vaishno Devi University (Chairman).
  • Shri Lokesh Saxena , Member Expert, Vice President (Industrial Business & Services), SKF India Ltd, Pune
  • Prof. Rajesh Srivastava, Member Expert, Head, Department of Physics (Indian Institute of Technology, Roorkee).
  • Prof. K.K.Biswas, Member Expert, Emeritus Professor, Department of Computer Science & Engineering(Indian Institute of Technology Delhi).
  • Prof. P.K.Jain, Member Expert, Professor, Department of Management Studies (Indian Institute of Technology Delhi).
  • Dr. V.K.Jain, Member Expert, Professor, Department of Electrical Engineering (Indian Institute of Technology Delhi).
  • Prof. Sunil Pandey, Member Expert, Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering (Indian Institute of Technology Delhi).
  • Prof. S.Dharmaraja, Member Expert, Professor & Head, Department of Mathematics (Indian Institute of Technology Delhi).
  • Mr. Subrata Deb, Librarian
  • Prof. V. Verma, Dean Faculty of Engineering, & Head, Department of Biotechnology, SMVDU.
  • Prof. V. K. Bhat,Dean Faculty of Sciences, & Dean Faculty of Management,SMVDU.
  • Dr. V.K.Tripathi, Head, Department of Philosophy & Culture, SMVDU.
  • Dr. Yugal Khajuria, I/c Dean of Students & I/c Head, Department of Physics.
  • Dr. Vandana Sharma, I/c Dean, Faculty of Humanities & Social Sciences & Head, Department of Languages and Literature, SMVDU.
  • Dr. Ajay Koul, I/c Head, Department of Computer Science & Engineering, SMVDU.
  • Dr. Amit Kant Pandit, Head, Department of Electronics & Communication Engineering, SMVDU.
  • Dr. Ankush Anand, I/c Head, Department of Mechanical Engineering, SMVDU.
  • Dr. Jyoti Sharma, Head, School of Business, SMVDU.
  • Dr. A.K.Das, I/c Head, Department of Mathematics, SMVDU.
  • Ar. Aditya Kumar Singh, Head, Department of Architecture & Landscape Design, SMVDU.
  • Dr. Sanjeev Anand, I/c Head, Department of Energy Management, SMVDU.
  • Dr. Kakali Majumdar, I/c Head, Department of Economics, SMVDU
  • Prof. V. K. Bhat ,  Registrar, SMVDU
The Finance Committee

The members of the Finance Committee are.

  • Prof. Sanjeev Jain, Vice Chancellor, Shri  Mata Vaishno Devi University. (Chairman)

  • Chief Executive Officer, Shri Mata Vaishno Devi  Shrine Board Katra.

  • Director General Budget, Finance Department,  Govt. of J&K

  • Additional Chief Executive Officer, Shri Mata  Vaishno Devi Shrine Board Katra.

  • Chief Accounts Officer, Shri Mata Vaishno Devi  Shrine Board Katra.

  • Finance Officer/Deputy Finance Officer, Shri  Mata Vaishno Devi University (Secretary)
Organization Chart