Shri Mata Vaishno Devi University
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17052017 cricket

A friendly cricket match was organized by SMVDU for the Faculty and staff members of the University. Faculty team was led by Mr. Rajiv Kumar Assistant Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering and staff team was led by Mr. Rajeshwar, website designer of University. A 15 over match was played, toss was won by staff team and they elected to field first. Faculty team scored 135 runs on the loss of 6 wickets by the help of their top 3 batsmen, Rajiv scored 40 runs, Mr. Amarjeet scored 32 runs and Ar. Abhimanyu Sharma scored quick 41 runs. Captain Rajeshwar took 3 wickets for the staff team. In reply, staff team lost their first wicket early but they were giving good fight with the help of Jaipal scoring quick 38 runs. It was a thriller in the end; faculty team won the match by 6 runs. Team members for Faculty team were Mr. Rajiv Kumar, Dr. Suparn Sharma, Dr. Saurabh, Dr. Sanjay Mishra, Ar. Abhimanyu, Dr. Rakesh Jha, Mr. Sudesh Kumar, Dr. Ashok Tarai, Amarjeet, Kritti and Shoukat. Team members for staff team were Rajeshwar, Jaipal, Chandan, Kewal, Sanjeev Wadhawan, Pankaj, Tinku, Vishal, Rahul, Sahil and Sumit Sharma. All the arrangements were made by sports coach Cp. Sucha Singh and Sumit Sharma. Vice Chancellor, Prof. Sanjeev Jain congratulated the winning team.

16052017 AcademicAudit

SMVDU Katra: A high level committee was constituted by the Chancellor Sh. N. N. Vohra comprising Prof. D. P. Agrawal former Chairman UPSC and founder Director of IIITM Gwalior, Prof. K. L. Chopra, a noted nanotechnologist and former Director IIT Kharagpur, Mr. Rajendra S. Pawar, Chairman and Co-Founder of NIIT Group and Prof. Satish Kumar Director NIT Kurukshetra, for the Academic Audit of various departments of Shri Mata Vaishno Devi University. The committee had started the audit exercise from 17th March which completed 0n 15th May, after different phases. The parameters of the audit were like curriculum review and upgrading, building skill-set, evaluation and assessment environment, research, innovation, design and development, outreach and stakeholder engagement, industry collaboration, alumni engagement, library and e-learning, placement, governance, benchmarking, feedback and grievances redressal system, vision for next 10 years, to quote a few prominent ones.

The committee after having thoroughly evaluated the academic functioning of all the departments will give its elaborated recommendations for achieving excellence and the benchmarks set up by the university, for both the individual faculty and the departments. It is pertinent to note here that SMVDU stands amongst the few institutions in India which has been able to arrange Academic Audit in such a short duration from its inception – just after 12 years of its establishments.

08052017 neelakantan

SMVDU Katra: Department of Languages and Literature organized an Extension Lecture entitled “Research Methodology in Literature and Languages” on 4th May, 2017 delivered by Prof. Guru Murthy Neelkantan, Professor at IIT Kanpur. Prof. Neelkantan is distinguished Teacher Awardee of IIT Kanpur. He is a member of IAUPE (International Association of University Professor of English) and has served in the Editorial Board of Philip Roth Studies published from Burdwan University Press. In his lecture on Research Methodology, he claimed Research to be not only a profession but also about being in the world.

Prof. Neelkantan deliberated upon various steps that should be taken into consideration to proceed ahead in the research realm like choosing a broad area, a succinct overview of literature in the specific area, avoiding usage of jargons, consistent revisions and editing, use of connectors, etc. Further, he also emphasized upon an assortment of avenues which students can explore after their post graduation like teaching, journalism, communication studies, legal advisors, etc. Prof. Neelkanthan was visiting the university in connection to the PhD final defense of Ms. Quleen Kaur Bijral, an emerging young novelist and poet.

SMVDU Katra: Hon’ble Ministry of New and Renewable Energy, Govt. of India, approves fellowships for the academic programs of the Dept. of Energy Management, Shri Mata Vaishno Devi University, Katra. In response to the application for the Fellowship from SMVDU, the Ministry issued a letter on 12th May approving grant for fellowships to Ph.D. and M.Tech. students in New and Renewable Energy under the National Renewable Energy Fellowship (NREF) Program. Ministry has agreed to support 4 numbers of fellowships - JRF and SRF for Ph.D. and 10 fellowships for M.Tech. course in New and Renewable Energy for the academic session beginning from 2017-18. CSIR norms will be applicable for JRF and SRF and AICTE norms for M.Tech. fellowships under NREF.

It is pertinent to mention that Ministry specially informed to SMVDU that research fellows are encouraged to pursue research out of thrust areas of R&D identified by the Ministry available at the Ministry’s website. The fellowships will be disbursed following the DBT mechanism of the Govt. of India and further added that Dept. of Energy Management of Shri Mata Vaishno Devi University is the only dept. in the State of Jammu & Kashmir that offers M.Tech. and Ph.D. Programs in New and Renewable Energy. Vice Chancellor Dr. Sanjeev Jain congratulated Dr. S. Anand Head Dept. of Energy Management SMVDU.

08052017 UGC

SMVDU Katra: Dr. Avichal Kapur, Joint Secretary University Grants Commission, visited Shri Mata Vaishno Devi University yesterday, and gave a detailed presentation about the requirements of accreditation by National Board of Accreditation (NBA) which the university is to get soon and Dr. Kapur highlighted upon important parameters of preparedness, such as benchmarking, which is actually a process of valuing the contribution of a faculty or department. Further, Dr. Kapur impressed upon keeping a close examination whether the vision and mission of the university is percolating down to the program outcomes, as it is only through the program and course outcomes the attainment of vision and mission can be measured. Other focal points included teaching-learning process, curriculum development process, use of ICT in instruction delivery, research and development, self-learning materials, course outcome statements and their evaluation, mapping the course outcome to the program outcome, students’ performance in examinations, students’ capability tests on parameters like engineering knowledge, problem analysis, ethics, team-work, project management, life-long learning etc.

Dr. Kapur also impressed upon that the real contribution of an institution to a student’s life can be tested if the institution’s environment provides a bright student an opportunity to exceed his competence. All the Heads of the Departments, Prof. V. K. Bhat Dean Faculty of Science, Prof. V. Varma Dean Faculty of Engineering, Prof. D. Mukhopadhyaya Dean Faculty of Management, Dr. Vandana Sharma Dean Faculty of Humanities, Dr. Sumeet Gupta Dean Academic Affairs, Dr. Yugal Khajuria Dean of Students attended the presentation and the session was followed by prolonged interaction.

SMVDU Katra: Two-day’s workshop of Board of Studies (BOS) of the Department of Economics was held at SMVDU. The workshop was organized to update the curriculum of the Department of Economics so that it becomes relevant to the needs of today’s world. Vice Chancellor Prof. Sanjeev Jain put forward the objective of the curriculum. After through discussion and deliberations it was decided that the syllabus of the M.Sc. Economics be revamped. In the new syllabus certain courses has been done away with and courses like Big Data Analysis, Business Analytics and alike are introduced. There were three renowned experts in the meeting namely Prof. Pulin B. Nayak Ex-Director Delhi School of Economics, Prof. Bandi Kamaiah Dean School of Economics, University of Hyderabad, and Dr. Balawant Singh Ex-Advisor RBI.

The workshop was also participated by Prof. D. Mukhopadhay Dean Faculty of Management, in addition to all the faculty members namely Dr. Kakali Majumdar Head of the Dept. of Economics, Dr. Pabitra Kumar Jena, Dr. Meenakshi Gupta, Dr. Roop Lal Sharma, Dr. Kirtti Ranjan, Dr. Showkat Ahmed Bhat and Mr. Amarjit Singh. As the 5 Year M.Sc. Economics program at SMVDU is unique in the State of Jammu and Kashmir, the revised syllabus will make the program more significant.

07052017 workshop

SMVDU Katra: A five-day workshop for Office Assistants on ‘Office Management & Skills Development’ organized by Human Resource Development Centre (HRDC), SMVDU, concluded on 5th May, 2017. This part-time workshop was organized especially for the Office Assistants of the university with an objective to develop and enhancing their working as well Professional skills among them from 1st May to 5th May 2017 during the workshop, 9 Resources Persons delivered lectures and 9 technical sessions of the were conducted in which 23 participants from various departments, school, Hostels, sections of the University attended the workshop with full enthusiasm & zeal. The urge for holding such session at frequent interval was earnestly felt.

In addressing the gathering, Prof. D. Mukhopadhyay Director HRDC, appreciated the efforts of the organizing committee for success of the workshop and ensured the participants for holding this kind of programs in future as well. Prof. D. Mukhopadhyay felicitated the resource persons and awarded the participants with certificates during the valedictory ceremony. The workshop proved a great learning experience for the participants and ended with a vote of thanks by Dr. Deepak Jain Assistant Director HRDC and coordinator of the workshop.

SMVDU Katra: A team of Shri Mata Vaishno Devi University faculty and officials conducted yesterday two sessions of career counseling for the students of +2 level at Army Public School (APS) and Shivalik College of Education Udhampur, respectively. Principal APS Sh. Sanjeev Kumar welcomed the team and the Director APS Col. A. K. Sharma also addressed the participating students. Dr. Sumeet Gupta Dean Academic Affairs SMVDU discussed in grate details with students about the future prospects of education and career after +2. He dwelt upon the career possibilities at SMVDU, what avenues of education are available there and what are the further possibilities of higher education after graduation. As SMVDU offers B.Tech. in Computer Science, Electronics and Communication, Mechanical Engineering and B.Arch. Program and a Five Year M.Sc. Economics after +2, many students showed their interest in these programs. Dr. Sumeet also told the participants about the range of fellowships available at SMVDU and the campus facilities, life on campus, students’ diversity, other medals, awards and scholarships under SMMSS Scheme, special opportunities for girl students. For girls, Shri Mata Vaishno Devi College of Nursing, which is affiliated to SMVDU, offers a 4 Year B.Sc. Nursing program. Students raised numerous quarries and they were addressed by Dr. Sumeet and Dr. Sunil Wanchoo. Principle APS Sh. Sanjeev Kumar also appraised students about the institutions under Army Professional Colleges (APC), which are more than hundred in India, like Army Institute of Technology Pune, Army Institute of Management Kolkata etc.

At Shivalik College of Education, the team was welcomed by Sh. Manish Gulati and Sh. Vikram Gulati – the hosts of the event, and Dr. Sumeet Gupta spoke about the opportunities for students there. Dr. Hari Govind Mishra from School of Business, Dr. V. K. Tripathi from Dept. of Philosophy, Dr. Sunil Wanchoo from Dept. of Physics, Ar. Anoop Sharma from Dept. of Architecture, Dr. Rakesh Jha from Dept. of Electronics, Dr. R. K. Mishra from Dept. of Mechanical Engineering were part of the counseling team. More than three hundred students altogether were benefited by the counseling sessions. The team also collected feedback from students for future connectivity.

03052017 basketball

Inter- Hostel Basketball Tournament has been successfully concluded at Shri Mata Vaishno Devi University. Before starting the final match, Director Sports, Sh.Ashok Sharma, Shrine Board had a meeting with both the teams and gave his valuable tips for the game after that final match were played between Vindhyachal Hostel and Trikuta Hostel at Basketball Court inside the University. However, Vindhyachal hostel team was led by Harshit Singh while Trikuta hostel team by Farid Ansari. It was a thriller as Trikuta hostel team was leading the game upto 3rd quarter by 4 points. But in the last quarter Vindhyachal hostel bounced back and won the match by 6 points. Final score of the match for Vindhyachal hostel with quarter points was 4-12,17-21,24-28,37-31. Harshit Singh was the highest scorer in the match.

Hon’ble Vice Chancellor, SMVDU Prof. Sanjeev Jain congratulated to winner team and lauded the efforts of Runner-Up team for displaying their show and appreciated the efforts of President, Board for Sports Activities Mr. Rajeev Kumar and Capt. Sucha Singh, Sport Coach of the University as well for successfully organizing the tournament inside the university campus.

SMVDU Katra: A distinguished team of officials, faculty and staff from Shri Mata Vaishno Devi University shall be visiting Udhampur on 11th May to reach out parents, students and local populace to have a direct dialogue with them and enlighten them about career and placement opportunities available at the SMVD University. The team will conduct two sessions: one at Army Public School from 10 am in the morning and other at Shivalik College of Education from 2.30 pm in the afternoon. Parents and students will have opportunity to know about various programs available at the University for students after their 10+2 as well as for students after graduation. Those having good rank in JEE mains will come to know about various B.Tech. and B.Arch. programs and fellowships available to them. Similarly, there are fellowships for various masters’ programs M.Sc., M.Tech. and M.A. etc. and as well for Ph.D. programs in various departments. The sessions will be open for all interested students and parents of Udhampur town and locality.

It is pertinent to mention that Shri Mata Vaishno Devi University is a rising institution for higher learning in the very locality and a matter of pride for the region. As the University maintains high standard of education, it has been ranked under top 150 institutions in India by the Ministry of Human Resource Development this year. Its School of Business is ranked under top 100 Schools of Business in India. So far the alumni of the University have been able to make significant mark in corporate and organizations like Yahoo USA, Google, TCS, HCL, IBM, Microsoft, Amazon, Bosch, Accenture, L&T, Cognigent, Civil Services, Indian Navy, Army and Air Force and many more.

02052017 SkillDevelopment

SMVDU Katra: Human Resource Development Centre (HRDC), SMVD University organizes a five day workshop for Office Assistants on ‘Office Management & Skills Development’ which was inaugurated on 1st May, 2017 in which 23 participants from various departments/ school/ sections of the University enrolled for the said workshop. Welcoming the participants to the occasion Prof. D. Mukhopadhyay, Director HRDC encouraged the participants to exploit this opportunity of learning with full zest and vigour and Prof Mukhopadhyay emphasized on the objective of the workshop which is to improve the skills of the staff members so that productivity of the organization can be maintained. He also explained the various benefits of the technical sessions of said workshop.

Prof. V. K. Bhat, Registrar, SMVDU was the Guest of Honour on the occasion. Speaking on the occasion Prof. V. K. Bhat congratulated HRDC for organizing such workshops that lead to skill development and enhancement of capability. He also hoped that this five day workshop will help to enhance the skills of the participants and will add to their knowledge. Dr. Deepak Jain, Course Coordinator gave brief description about the workshop and expressed hope for the success of the course and wished the great learning experience for participants.

 

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