SMVDU, Katra: In a country like India our beliefs, sects, cultures and languages may be different, but the spirituality or the roohaniayat is common – we all are essentially one, said Maulana Kalbe Rushaid Rizvi, a noted scholar and pioneer of religious harmony in India. Maulana Rizv was visiting Shri Mata Vaishno Devi University yesterday as a resource person in the North India Student Parliament organized by the University. Speaking on the occasion he emphasized the purity of intention – niyat, which should be the basis of unity among diversity. The youth of India must understand the importance of purity of intention. The youth of the nation must understand that we need to regain the lost glory, the lost strength and lost dignity of India. A nation is like a cloth-sheet, it may be weaved of variety of threads, but without those threads there can’t exist the cloth-sheet. He also emphasized the importance of mind with wisdom and without ego; hearts with love and without hatred, for the youth of today. Dr. Dinesh Chahal from central University Mahendragarh Haryana, in his remarkable inspirational tone, filled the minds of the youth with zeal making them understand how to think and see positivity in the toughest oddities of life.
Today, the youth need to think in terms of their own responsibility instead of thinking in terms of questioning others’ responsibility, emphasized Mr. Pradeep Dutta, the Bureau Chief Times Now, in his elaborated address. If you start thinking in terms of your responsibility, things around you will change. The question should be in terms of what you contribute to society instead of blaming others, authorities or the government. He also highlighted that education is not just to learn how to utilize what we learn from the institutions, but to use them for the right cause, for the service of the society. Dr. Hari Govind Mishra, from Faculty of Management, SMVDU, spoke on Religion, Politics and Market and highlighted their interconnections and called upon the youth to understand the play of these forces carefully. The North India Student Parliament concluded with giving away of prizes. Mr. Tarun Bali from SMVDU, Sameeha Sharma from GCET Jammu and Akhil Dev Tripathi from DDU Gorakhpur bagged the first, second and third prizes respectively. Dr. V.K. Tripathi, President BCA delivered vote of thanks.
A Two Week Refresher Course on “Research Methodology” organized by Human Resource Development Centre, Shri Mata Vaishno Devi University concluded at SMVD University on 27th March 2017.
25 participants from various States like Punjab, Haryana, Uttar Pradesh, Jammu & Kashmir etc. attended 43 sessions during the refresher course from 14th to 27th March, 2017 with full zest and vigour. 21 Resource persons delivered the sessions during the course.
Prof. V. Verma, Dean, Faculty of Engineering, S.M.V.D.U. was the Guest of Honour during the closing ceremony of the course. The closing ceremony of the refresher course began with welcome note by Prof. (Dr.) D. Mukhopadhyay, I/c Director, H.R.D.C.- S.M.V.D.U. Resource Persons were felicitated with certificates by Prof. (Dr.) D. Mukhopadhyay, I/c Director, H.R.D.C.- S.M.V.D.U. and participants were awarded with Certificates for course completion by I/c Director, H.R.D.C.- S.M.V.D.U. and Guest of Honour. The programme proved as a great success and good learning experience for the participants. The programme ended with a vote of thanks by Dr. Deepak Jain, Assistant Director, H.R.D.C.-S.M.V.D.U.
SMVDU Katra: The North India Student Parliament (NISP) – a non-political platform for sensitizing the youth for nation building, was inaugurated by Dr. Jitendra Singh, the Hon’ble Minister PMO, at Shri Mata Vaishno Devi University on 26th March. The two-day event witnesses participation of more than 100 outstation participants, from as far North East as Dibrugarh. Dr. Jitendra highlighted in his speech the role of NISP as an internship of a responsible citizenship and values of democracy. The parliamentary model that our country adopted after independence is though in its infancy stage – if compared to the history of polity, yet it has proved its worth and acceptability for last 70 years. The success of the parliamentary model has compensated various pitfalls that one may point out. We often compare the success or failure of a governance type with the age of mortal human beings and find it easy to blame the government, but one must remember that in case of a country – a civilization, histories are written in centuries. The most remarkable feature of Indian democracy is that the common man in India has grown much wiser than the politicians. The old tricks of politicians – the politics of caste, creed, religion and the politics of disruption are failing now. A voter today does not approve of the politics of disruption, people are not going to forgive the politics of disruption. Growth and development is the main chord, not the opportunistic politics. In a country like India where the demography is dominated by youth, the guidelines of development should be youth-centric, rather the entire future rode-map should be youth-centric. It is important for all of us to understand that the young generation is at departure from the earlier age and outlook of political values.
Dr. Sanjeev Jain, the Vice Chancellor highlighted in his address the need to understand and strengthen the democratic values among the younger generation which is more techno-centric and he also emphasized the fact the SMVDU has already taken initiative in this regard by introducing a platform like NISP. Prof. V. K. Bhat Registrar, Dr. Yugal Khajuria Dean of Students, Dr. T. R. Raina, Guest of Honour shared the dais. Dr. V. K. Tripathi, President BCA presented welcome address and Mr. Chandan Maurya student coordinator presented the vote of thanks. Dr. T. R. Raina in his talk highlighted the benefits of yoga, particularly for a stress-free life for youth. Prof. S. K. Sharma, former State Information Commissioner elaborately presented to the students the history of Jammu and Kashmir and its Constitution. Dr. Ashutosh Vashishtha spoke on the present economic scenario of the country and the challenges for the youth.
SMVDU Katra: Two days international conference on Sustainable Economic Development: Paths and Obstacles organized by the Department of Economics, Shri Mata Vaishno Devi University on 24th March, 2017. Around 50 papers are being presented in the conference. The Chief Guest for the International Conference was former Mumbai University Vice Chancellor and former Rajya Sabha member and renowned economist, Prof. B. L. Mungekar.While speaking on the occasion, Prof. Mungekar stress upon social and economic equity that needs to be prioritized in our policies rather than merely bragging about sustainable development and further said that sustainable development doesn’t mean only protection of environment rather it is comprehensive and it also includes the elimination of inequality in the society and efforts need to be placed in this regard with greater degree of implementation.
The welcome address was delivered by Dean, Faculty of Management, Prof. D. Mukhopadhyay. Prof. Mukhopadhyay emphasized that the sustainable economic development is a key problem that India is facing. There should be suitable planning in sustainable development in social, political and economic aspect. Dr. Kakali Majumdar, Head, Department of Economics briefed about the activities of the Department of Economics. Further, Dr. Pabitra Kumar Jena, organizing secretary of the conference presented the objectives of the conference and finally vote of thanks was given by Amarjit Singh.
Dr. Vijay Kumar Sharma, Assistant Professor, Department of Electronics & Communication Engineering, SMVDU, participated in 4th IEEE International Conference on Signal Processing, Communications and Networking (ICSCN 2017) held at Madras Institute of Technology Campus, Anna University Chennai, from 16th -18th March, 2017.
Dr. Vijay Kumar Sharma presented a paper on “Low Leakage Circuit Design using Bootstrap Technique” in the conference. The paper proposed a method to design the low leakage power digital circuits in sub-threshold regime of the MOS devices and received the “best paper award”. The conference was attended by people from IISc, IITs, NITs, industries and other reputed institutes.
This conference aims to bring together innovative academics, researchers and industrial experts in the field of Communication, Signal Processing, VLSI Design, Computing and Networking to a common forum, for a constructive dialog on theoretical concepts and practical ideas. The objective of this conference is to provide a forum for the researchers to present their state-of-the-art work.
Dr. Balbir Singh, Associate Professor and Head, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Shri Mata Vaishno Devi University, attended International Conference on Advanced Materials and Engineering Materials (ICAMEM2017) at Ibis Singapore during 11th -12th Mar, 2017. Dr. Balbir Singh presented a paper entitled ‘Multi-objective Optimization in Electrical Discharge Machining of 6061Al/SiCp using RSM and NSGA-II’. Dr. Singh also interacted with other academicians and researchers from South East Asian countries especially China, Japan, Malaysia, Indonesia, and Thailand, participated in the conference and also invited them to SMVDU for expert lectures and forthcoming International conference in Department. Dr. Balbir Singh is highly thankful to SMVDU for sponsoring his visit to present paper at International conference in Singapore.
A Two-day International Conference on Renewable Energy for Sustainable Environment: Challenges and Remedies successfully concluded at SMVDU on 21st March 2017. The valedictory was presided over by Prof. V. K. Bhat, Dean of Sciences and the Registrar, SMVDU. The conference was organized by Dept. of Energy Management, the only institute in the State to offer such an interdisciplinary post graduate and doctoral studies in the Renewable Energy and Energy Management. The event was inaugurated by Mr. Chander Parkash Ganga, Hon'ble Minister for Industries and Commerce, J&K Govt with Prof. N. K. Bansal, Ex Vice Chancellor, SMVDU, Prof. D. Bhddhi, Vice Chancellor Suresh Gyan Vihar University in Jaipur, Prof. N. A. Rahim, UMPEDA Centre, University of Malaya, Malaysia being some of the prominent speakers. Dr. Sanjeev Anand, Convener of the conference briefed the participants about the conference. He apprised that the conference saw participation from around 150 participants from all across the state, country and abroad. The conference had 3 plenary speeches, 7 Keynote speeches and 14 Invited speeches by the speakers from within the country and abroad. There were many technical sessions for the oral and poster presentations.
Prof. V. K. Bhat in his valedictory address congratulated the organising team of the conference on its success. On the occasion, Prof. V.K. Bhat presented the awards for the best oral presentations in individual technical sessions to Miss. Samiksha Sikarwar, BBAU Lucknow, Mr. Satish K. Yadav, Lucknow Univ, Mr. Vinayak V Pathak, Gurukul Kangri, Haridwar and Mr. Sanjay Sharma, SMVDU. The awards for the best poster presentation in individual sessions were distributed to Miss. Vidya lakshmi, Central Univ. Rajasthan, Miss. Anita Verma, BBAU Lucknow, Miss. Mahak Gupta and Miss. Parushi Nagotra, Univ. of Jammu, Miss. Priyanka Chaudhary and Mr. Shakti Singh, BBAU Lucknow.
SMVDU, Katra: A Two-day International Conference on Renewable Energy for Sustainable Environment: Challenges and Remedies kick started in SMVDU on 20th March 2017, organized by Dept. of Energy Management. The event marked the presence of many dignitaries with Mr. Chander Parkash, Hon'ble Minister for Industries and Commerce, J&K Govt. being the Chief Guest on the occasion, Prof. N. K. Bansal, Ex Vice Chancellor, SMVDU, Dr. Sanjeev Jain, Vice Chancellor, SMVDU, Prof. D. Bhddhi, Vice Chancellor Suresh Gyan Vihar University in Jaipur, Prof. N. A. Rahim, UMPEDA Centre, University of Malaya, Malaysia.
The conference started with a welcome address by Dr. Sanjeev Anand, Convenor of the conference. He briefed the audience about the objective of holding such a conference and its interdisciplinary nature. He also apprised that the conference is having participation of around 150 participants all across the state, country and abroad. Giving focus on the theme of the conference he stated that there are extensive Plenary, Keynote and Invited Lectures and this would be followed by Technical Sessions (both Oral and Poster). Dr. Anand also informed the delegates that the Dept. of Energy Management is the only dept. in the State of Jammu and Kashmir to offer an interdisciplinary course on Energy Management.
Prof. N. K. Bansal, Sintex Chair Professor, CEPT University and Ex Vice Chancellor, SMVDU, deliberated on the need of energy conservation. He enlightened the audience about the role and position of the country in the global scenario and highlighted the role of oil storage and refinery in the country. He also deliberated upon the futuristic goals to develop the storage techniques, reduction in the oil usage and also insisted upon organising such conferences for making people more aware about the present issues. Prof. D. Buddhi stressed upon the extension of the research in the field of energy as the need of the present hour. Prof. N. A. Rahim stressed that it is the time to take appropriate action. He said the India being the oldest country on the map holds a greater responsibility for the initiative and should invest extensively in this direction. Dr. Sanjeev Jain, Vice Chancellor, SMVDU, stressed on the sustainability in the energy usage as an important factor. He insisted upon the rise in population and the ever changing life style as the factors for increased energy demands and also contributors towards energy wastage.
Sh. Chander Parkash, Hon'ble Minister for Industries and Commerce, J&K Govt., insisted upon the energy as the need of the hour and also stressed upon the all the necessary measures to be taken to ensure energy conservation in the state. He was also very particular that such events are essential for finding the remedies to the challenges faced in this sector and hence such conferences should be organised more often. Dr. Vineet Tyagi, Assistant Professor, Department of Energy Management, presented vote of thanks. The event was supported by many sponsors like Sterlite Power, Orkan Energy Pvt. Ltd. & Taylormade Solar Solutions Pvt. Ltd.
Department of Energy Management, SMVDU in collaboration with Science and Engineering Research Board, Department of Science and Technology (SERB, DST), Government of India is going to host an interdisciplinary two-day long International conference on the theme Renewable Energy for Sustainable Environment: Challenges and Remedies (ICRESE-2017) at the University. SMVDU being the only institution in J&K to offer an interdisciplinary post-graduation and doctoral programme in renewable energy. Shri Chander Prakash, Hon`ble Minister for Industries & Commerce, J&K Government will inaugurate the conference on 20th March`2017. Dr. Sanjeev Jain, Vice Chancellor, Shri Mata Vaishno Devi University, shall preside over the inaugural function with Dean Faculty of Engineering and other faculty members of the SMVDU will also participate in the inaugural function.
Dr. Sanjeev Anand, I/c Head Department of Energy Management and Convener of an International Conference has confirmed that the conference will witness the participation of around 150 senior faculty members, research scholars and postgraduate students from various reputed Research Institutes, Universities and Colleges of the state, country and abroad. The objective of organizing an Interdisciplinary conference on Renewable Energy is to provide a platform for scientific interaction, to develop scientific temperament in the youth, to disseminate information about latest developments in the field of renewable energy and to provide an opportunity for young researchers of the country to interact within themselves and with the senior scientists. This will also create opportunities for solving local and global problems through national and international collaborations in research programmes which naturally would bring indigenous and foreign attention.
Dr. Sanjeev Anand, apprised that presently the contribution of technology based on scientific aptitude has been a driving force in changing lives of millions of people across the globe and we are standing on an interface of technological revolutions happening in various scientific endeavours. So, the objective of organizing an Interdisciplinary conference on Renewable Energy for Sustainable Environment: Challenges and Remedies (ICRESE-2017) will serve as a platform for scientific interactions focusing around various interesting themes which include innovative approaches in the Clean and Renewable Energy sectors based on harnessing of different renewable energy forms for different applications. However, advancements in Power and Materials for Energy Engineering, Environment and Waste to Energy, Energy Conservation and Sustainable Development, Climate Change and Assessment of Available Technologies, Environmental Issues and their Mitigation and Policy Issues for making alternative sources of energy as well as technologies affordable are also the topics to be delivered upon in the conference.
Dr. Sanjeev Jain, Vice Chancellor, Shri Mata Vaishno Devi University while expressing his satisfaction over the arrangements for this mega event, conveyed his best wishes to the Convener, Organizing Secretary and his team for the successful organization of the International Conference.
Dr. Vineet Veer Tyagi, Organizing Secretary who was also present at the occasion, said that scientists/academicians from country and abroad, working extensively on the core areas of renewable energy and their related issues have been requested to be as Plenary, Keynote and Invited speakers. Few would also chair the technical sessions in the conference for giving a first-hand feedback to the presenter. There will be number of venues/sections for technical sessions that will include oral and poster presentations on the conference theme. In each section best oral and best poster award will be given to young researchers.
The special invitees who would deliver plenary lectures during the conference include Prof. N.K Bansal, Sintex Chair Professor; CEPT University; Ahmedabad, Former Vice Chancellor SMVD University J&K, Prof. (Retd.), CES, IIT Delhi, New Delhi, Prof. Nasrudin Abd Rahim, Director & Founder; UM Power Energy Dedicated Advanced Centre, University of Malaya, Kuala Lumpur Malaysia and Prof. D. Buddhi, Vice Chancellor, Suresh Gyan Vihar University, Jaipur.
Keynote speakers during the conference include Dr. Vinod Kumar Sharma, Department of Energy, Division for Bioenergy, Bio-refinery and Green Chemistry ENEA Research Centre, Italy, Prof. Kumaran Palanisamy, Director, Institute for Sustainable Energy, University TenagaNasional (UNITEN), Jalan, Selangor, Malaysia, and Dr. S. K. Tyagi, Thermo-chemical Conversion Division, Sardar Swaran Singh National Institute of Renewable Energy, Kapurthala-144601 (Punjab) India.
Other invited speakers are Mr. Pankaj Kumar, United Nation Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) UN House, New Delhi, Mr. K R Suri, GM (Retd.) Power Gridand Head Engineer Sterlite Power, Mr. P. S. Ojha, State Coordinator, U.P. State Bio-energy Development Board, Dr. DharmendraTripathi, Manipal University, Jaipur, India, A. Sreekumar, Central University, Pondicherry, India.
Two day national symposium on ‘Road to Resurgence: Indegenius Learning for Business and Society’ organised by School of Business, Shri Mata Vaishno Devi University, Katra, concluded successfully on 17th March 2017. Around 42 participants from various institutions across the country participated and deliberated upon the resurgence of India through innovative techniques and research methods.
In the technical session, the scholars from various institutions of India presented their research and thesis in the presence of Prof. Shiv Nirmohi( Dogri writer), Dr. Ashish Pandey, SJMSOM, IIT Bombay, Dr. Vishwajeet Pendse, Nagpur, Dr. Amit Kumar Dashora, MoU, (HP) and the faculty members of SMVDU. The salient features of the concluding day was deliberations made by Dr. Vishawajeet pendse who delivered talk upon research for resurgence foundation, Dr. Amit deoria provided insight upon relationship of ancient research methods and new techniques, Dr. Varun Tripathi provided talk on Gyan for Abhiyan, Dr. Suparn Sharma on Research in India, Dr. Aditya Singh on Building and Architecture, Shri Shiv Nirmohi Rediscovering Dogri culture, Dr. Sunil Wanchoo on Earth Speaks Dr. Ashutosh Vashishtha on research for resurgence and rediscovering India and Dr. Saurabh on experiences of Glocal India.
Finally the colossal event came to a closure with a valedictory ceremony, facilitating all the 42 participants. Dr. Ashish Pandey SJMOM, IIT Mumbai, expressed his appreciation at the level of education imparted at School of Business SMVDU. He said that the University can be equivalent to any top ten Universities of India. Dr. Ashutosh Vashishtha, Head of Department of School of Business SMVDU gave concluding remarks and said that SMVDU is dedicated to deliberate and contribute for the contempoarary issues and we must do more activities to relive the glory of India. Dr. Saurabh organising secratry of the program thanked the Vice Chancellor for his dynamic vision of guidng the University and all the participants who have taken the discussion to a meaningful end.