Shri Mata Vaishno Devi University
A State University recognized under Section 2 (f) & 12 (B) of UGC Act of 1956
Ranked 78th among Engineering Institutions and Among Ranked Top 100 Business Schools in National Institutional Ranking Framework (NIRF 2020) declared by MHRD, Govt. of India.

31072017 labInauration

SMVDU Katra 31st July: As Shri Mata Vaishno Devi University adds new laboratories and facilities on campus at a high a pace and in a well though manner, today the Vice Chancellor Dr. Sanjeev Jain, and Ms. Garima Babbar, Head Skill Development, Adobe, inaugurated the Adobe Lab in the Department of Computer Science & Engineering.

Ms. Garima Babbar, Head, Skill Development, Adobe, has delivered an inaugural session on Adobe Experience Manager-Digital Technologies today before the commencement of 5 days faculty training program which will be conducted from July 31 to Aug 4, 2017. The session covered the broad overview of digital marketing and digital technologies in current scenario. This lab will help students hone industry oriented skill-set like develop application with Adobe Experience Manager Sites which eventually contribute in bridging the gap between industry and academia.

Ms. Babber impressed upon the importance of technology, how technology and skill-sets are high in demands in the industry. She gave the brief idea about adobe experience manager which is used nowadays to manage contents of various devices and applications and manage plenty of user experience. She also talked about the solutions which can be used in cloud management and can provide key solutions which can manage user experience.

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SMVDU Katra: Shri Mata Vaishno Devi University organized Speed Ball Game demonstration for the students. The demonstration was given by the team of external experts led by Sunny Nanda, General Secretary as well as renowned international player of the Speed Ball game. Students from various disciplines showed keen interest and actively participated in the demo and it is pertinent to mention that External expert shared their knowledge and experiences with the university students in which students also ask the questions about the games to the experts in which external expert also briefed the students about the rules of the game and also cleared doubts of the students for this new game. At the end, Faculty In-Charge Sports Mr. Jajeev Atri Asst. Prof. Dept. of Mechanical Engineering and Capt. Sucha Singh, Sports Coach of University along with the expert team visited various hostels for the demo. The event was organized by the efforts of Shri Ashok Kumar, Director Sports, SMVDSB.

19072017 InductionMBA

SMVDU Katra: Shri Mata Vaishno Devi University Katra organized the Induction Program for the MBA batch of 2017-19 .The Induction Program was a two-day affair. The aim of the Induction Program was to familiarize the new students to the atmosphere of the University. Dr. Sushil Kumar Mehta, Director, School of Business, welcomed the students and gave the students an insight into their journey for next two years through academic briefing. Prof. D. Mukhopadhyay, Dean Faculty of Management, stirred the students for discipline, integrity and hard work for bright future. In his welcome address Dr. Hari Govind Mishra, Program Coordinator urged the students to follow their dreams and always have a positive attitude in life.

The new batch had also the privilege of attending sessions conducted by prominent industry personality Mr. Kapil Agarwal, Vice-President, Whirlpool India. He interacted with the students and shared his business experiences with them. Citing Whirlpool’s philosophy of building talent rather than buying it, he stressed on grooming skills and the need for continual and rigorous exposure to right training at all levels. He candidly put forth that motivation, ability; determination and hard work are the keys to excelling in any industry. Mr. Agarwal also emphasized on developing right attitude, knowledge and skills for an organization. The session was conducted by one of the prominent media personality, Mr. Sumit Awasthi, Deputy Managing Editor, News18India. Mr. Sumit Awasthi is a veteran journalist and a prime time news anchor and one of Hindi journalism's best known names and a credible face on television. Mr. Awasthi shared his valuable experience with the newcomers and motivated them to pursue their studies with great passion so that they can contribute to the development of the nation. His inspirational message to the students on how to cope adversities in life was highly appreciated. The program concluded with felicitation of prominent speakers. Dr. Hari Govind Mishra delivered vote of thanks.

SMVDU Katra: Shri Mata Vaishno Devi University Alumni Association is to hold its 5th Grand Meet on 12th August. More than 100 alumni have registered so far and number is increasing day by day. As the University organizes this grand meet on annual basis, it provides opportunity for the alumni for a reunion as well as to chalk out future activities. Despite being a young university, the alumni community of it has been able to achieve significant presence in corporate, industry, higher education; public sector, administrative services and a good number of alumni are working or pursuing further education abroad. On the 12th August meet, the University will organize an interactive session focused on sharing experiences for the existing students and what lesson they need to take for career planning. The Vice Chancellor Prof. Sanjeev Jain will also address the alumni. There will be cultural program followed by dinner with faculty and family members.

An alumnus can register till the coming week through the online application form available at The meet will also focus upon the creating stronger ties between alumni and present students for training, capacity building and placements. Apart from the scheduled sessions, each department will also organize alumni interaction with students at departmental level. The organizing committee is all set to host the event. In the meet, the association will be handed over greater responsibility and autonomy for future activities and road map, informed Dr. Saurabh, Assistant Professor SOB, the Faculty In-Charge of Alumni.

14072017 val

Three day National level Faculty Development Program (FDP) on “Teaching learning in Architectural Education” (12th-14th July’2017) concluded at Department of Architecture & Landscape Design, Shri Mata Vaishno Devi University, Katra. The FDP was conducted in rigorous module of four sessions of 90 minutes on each day and covered various aspects of effective classroom teaching learning, ethics and moral values in education and research in Architectural Education. The resource person of the FDP Dr. Rajeev Garg gave a detailed insight on the said topics and each session of the programme was deliberated in fruitful two way discussion.

The programme was attended by around 20 participants including outstation teachers of architecture from Delhi, Himachal, newly set up Architecture college at Jammu and various teaching aspirants from industry.

28072017 pdev

SMVDU: Personality and Interpersonal Skills Development Programme (PISDP) started at SMVD University Katra. It is spread all through the semester where students are offered several modules to hone their professional and soft skills. In this month modules on, preparing CV using MSWord and LaTeX, Group Discussion, Drafting Official Correspondences, Public Speaking, Comprehension, preparing for Personal Interviews are offered. The registration to all the modules under this head is open to any registered student of the university. More than 200 students have registered for the programme this time. The programme is an initiation of the Department of Philosophy & Culture and is being coordinated by Mr. Sumanta Sarathi Sharma (Asst. Professor, DoPC) and Dr. Varun Kumar Tripathi (HoD, DoPC). Dr. Sanjeev Jain, Vice Chancellor, has expressed his happiness on this matter and wished students the very best for upcoming campus placements.

SMVDU Katra: Shri Mata Vaishno Devi University presented its case of diversity of students, faculty and staff in the national level 5 days orientation-cum-workshop on Management of Diversity and Equity in Universities and Colleges organized by National University of Educational Planning and Administration (NUEPA), New Delhi, held from 10th -14th July. The workshop was inaugurated by the Vice Chancellor of NUEPA Prof. N. V. Varghese, a noted educationist and researcher. In this workshop various eminent educationist like Prof. K. Ramachandran, Prof. Sudhanshu Bhushan, Prof. Najma Akhtar were the resource persons. The workshop aimed at orienting and training the faculty members from different universities on the issues of diversity of students on the campuses in terms of region, culture, economic and social backgrounds, categories and gender. Through thorough debates upon the cases of discrimination, social exclusion, marginalization, and personal problems faced by students such as depression, handling failures and maintaining academic interest, the representatives from around 38 universities were trained the best practices of equity management and necessary care for the weak students. The Equal Opportunity Cells established in all universities and colleges under the guidelines of UGC have the primary responsibility to run special programs like remedial classes for weak students, counseling, skill development, managing diversity and inclusivity trough equal representation in statutory bodies, gender justice, women safety and capacity building etc.

Dr. V. K. Tripathi, Head Dept. of Philosophy & Culture, was nominated by the Vice Chancellor, SMVDU Prof. Sanjeev Jain to present the best practices initiated by university in the workshop. The best practices like remedial classes, identification of week students through screening and mid-term assessments, special care for weak students, and keeping the same in the university benchmarks for faculty and departments were much appreciated by people from different universities across the country. It may be noted that SMVDU has students from around 22 States of India, from far South as Kerala, far North-East as Assam and from the interiors of Kargil too. Gender-wise diversity at SMVDU is also excellent, there are around more than 45% female students and their ratio is consistently increasing as the university provides best environment for their safety and development and have provisioned special rewards for meritorious girl students. Merit-cum-means fellowships are also a milestone in this regard. Its Technology and Business Incubation Center (TBIC) encourages students’ innovative ideas. Occasional training on pursuit of hobbies and interest based skills like film-making, theater workshops are also organized. The Internal Quality Assurance Cell (IQAC) makes best efforts for students’ equity, welfare, student-faculty interaction, capacity building etc. SMVDU stands among the leading institutions which promotes diversity and social justice through positive measures.

27072017 Boleria

Dr. S.S. Bloeria, IAS (retd.), ex-Chief secretary of J&K Govt. and ex-Vice Chancellor of Central University of Jammu, delivered a lecture on "Importance of Values and Ethics in Professional Career of Managers” on 26th July 2017. Dr. Bloeria discussed about various dimensions of ethics such as organizational ethics, values and leadership etc. He highlighted how managers can use ethics and values in an organization. He urged students to read more and more books. He enlightened students with his valuable experiences and knowledge.

The session was organized by School of Business. All the faculty and students of the School of Business were present in the session. The session was very interesting and participative. Students had an enriching experience through interaction with the speaker. Dean Faculty of Management, Prof. D. Mukhopadhyay welcomed Dr. S.S Bloeria and Hon’ble Vice Chancellor, Prof Sanjeev Jain presented a memento to Dr. S.S. Bleoria. Vote of thanks was given by Dr. Sushil Kumar Mehta, Head, School of Business.

14072017 FDP

Three day National level Faculty Development Program (FDP) on “Teaching learning in Architectural Education “ is being organised by Department of Architecture & Landscape Design from 12th-14th July’ 2017 inaugurated on 12th July,2017 at Shri Mata Vaishno Devi University. The resource person for the FDP is Prof.(Dr.) Rajeev Garg, who has a vast experience of teaching, practice and research in Architecture particularly research in Architectural teaching, methods and pedagogy. In this development program around 20 participants from host University; new school of Architecture, MAM college, Jammu; renowned practicing Architects and few other faculty members from colleges of other states of India are also participating.

The FDP started with the introductory address by the coordinator of FDP Ar. Anoop Sharma followed by floral welcome by the first HOD of the department, Prof. C.L.Razdan. Prof.(Dr.) Rajeev Garg started with his own introduction and briefed the participants about the objectives and outcomes of the FDP.

It is pertinent to mention that this is the first faculty development program in Architecture being organised ever in the state of J&K and shall pave way for effective deliberations in teaching learning process in Architecture.

22072017 news01

SMVDU Katra: Dr. Jitendra Chaddha, Senior Director Operations and Strategy Intel India, who was on a 2-day visit of Shri Mata Vaishno Devi University, reviewed the special facilities and research projects going on in some important labs of the University. Accompanied with the Vice Chancellor Dr. Sanjeev Jain, Dr. Chaddha started his visit from the Dept. of Computer Science and Engineering where he interacted with faculty members Dr. Baijnath Kaushik, Dr. Ajay Kaul, Dr. Naveen Gondi and also with students. 3rd year CSE students Abhishek, Arjun and Vinay explained their projects on drone and 3D motion. Dr. Chaddha emphasized on necessary awareness about Intellectual Property Rights among students. In the Dept. of Electronics and Communication Engineering, he visited Analog Electronics Lab, Communication Lab, Free Scale Lab and Microelectronics Lab and interacted with faculty members, students and Head of the Dept. Dr. K. R. Jha. In the Dept. of mechanical Engineering, he visited Mechanical Vibration Lab, Theory of Mechanics Lab, Fluid Mechanics Lab and Fluid Machinery Lab where he was briefed about the lab activities by the Head of the Dept. Dr. Balbir Singh.

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In the Dept. of Biotechnology, he interacted with Dr. Sharda, Dr. Swarkar Sharma, Dr. Preeti Sharma and Dr. Indu Bhushan and visited the Bioinformatics Lab, Tissue Culture Lab, Microbiology Lab, Molecular Biology Lab and Mass Array Lab. Dr. Swarkar Sharma and his team of research scholars Mr. Guvinder Singh, Indu Sharma, Varun Sharma and the Post-Doctoral Fellow Dr. Fareed explained how through the Mass Array lab they have been able to identify certain rare neurological disorders in the local population. In the Dept. of Physics, Dr. Chaddha interacted with the Head of the Department Dr. Yugal Khajuria and faculty members Dr. Jitendra Sharma, Dr. Vinay Dhiman, Dr. Ram Prakash and visited Nano Research Lab, Modern Physics Lab and Condensed Matter Physics Lab. In the Dept. of Architecture and Landscape Design, he interacted with Ar. Anoop Sharma and students of the dept. and was briefed about what new practices are being worked upon by the students, especially about the latest earthquake resistant building techniques. Students also showed their creativity and models prepared by them. Dr. Chaddha was thoroughly impressed and appreciated the quick decision making and encouraging leadership of the Vice Chancellor. Dean Academic Affairs Dr. Sumeet Gupta, Training and Placement Officer Dr. B. K. Bhatia, Head Dept. of Philosophy & Culture Dr. V. K. Tripathi, and Administrative Officer Mr. Vinod Sharma were also accompanying Dr. Chaddha during his visit.

11072017 sonalika

International Tractors (Sonalika) Ltd. conducted a campus recruitment drive at Shri Mata Vaishno Devi University, Katra on 10th July 2017 in which four member team consisting of B K Singh-Head HR, Sandeep Sigh- GM Purchase, Aditya Pundhir-AGM(R&D) and Sunny Kaushal-HR selected 02 students of MBA(HR) & 03 students from B. Tech.(Mechanical) and 01 student of Govt. Polytechnic College Kathua. The selection process consisted of a rigorous exercise involving Written Test followed by Technical and HR Interviews.

International Tractors (Sonalika) Ltd. did its first ever campus recruitment drive at SMVDU, Katra. The Campus Recruitment Panel met with Prof. Sanjeev Jain, Vice Chancellor, SMVDU and discussed the areas of possible cooperation between SMVDU and Sonalika Tractors for the benefit of students including R&D.

In the end, Prof Jain congratulated the final selects and advised them to give their best to the organization for its growth and harmony thereby earning name for themselves and their alma mater.

21072017 intel

SMVDU Katra: The prestigious 5G & IoT Lab at Department of Electronics and communication Engineering SMVDU Katra is inaugurated by Dr. Jitender Chhadda, Senior Director Operations and Strategy, Intel India. The lab was inaugurated in presence of the Vice-Chancellor SMVDU Dr. Sanjeev Jain, Head of the Department Dr. K. R. Jha and Coordinator of The Lab Dr. Rakesh Jha. Dr Chaddha was immensely impressed by the infrastructure and work quality being carried out in the Lab. After the inaugural, he had detailed interaction with the coordinator of the lab along with the Ph.D., M.Tech. and B. Tech. students of the department working in the Lab. Students demonstrated their live work to the Intel Director. It is pertinent to mention here that a prestigious lab of this sort is even not available in leading IITs and NITs in the country. This lab was set-up in collaboration with Intel India under education program of Intel FiCE for Indian Universities. The coordinator of the lab Dr. Jha briefed the Intel Director about the achievements of University being carried out in this Lab. The major thrust areas of work being carried out in this lab are Green Communication, security issues, smart agriculture, smart campus, smart city and health monitoring systems. Vice-Chancellor also briefed the Intel Director about various initiatives and achievements of the University being in vogue at the department and University at large.

The inauguration was followed by a special lecture and interactive session by Dr. Chaddha in the Matrika Auditorium, in which he highlighted the important steps in the transformation from a student’s life to a professional life. He appealed to students to have at least a 20 year vision what they wish to be and achieve and what steps are necessary to be taken to realize the vision. He further emphasized that the only thing which in control of the students is the curiosity, the students should be willing to know and learn more and the possible areas of the application of the knowledge, e.g., an electronics student should know how electronics is used in different fields of technology and makes the world change, and how it connects to the divergent fields like agriculture, space, healthcare etc. He also added that ethics and integrity is inevitable for success and becoming a role model for others. Without ethics one can achieve a lot and become great technologists or a businessman but cannot be a role model for others and hence in real sense cannot succeed in life. The session was followed by extensive interaction. Vice Chancellor Dr. Sanjeev Jain felicitated Dr. Chaddha by presenting a memento. Registrar Prof. V. K. Bhat, Dean Faculty of Humanities Dr. Vandana Sharma, Training and Placement Officer Mr. B. K. Bhatia and many other faculty members and all engineering students were present.

06072017 biotechHuman Genetics Research Group, Coordinated by Dr Swarkar Sharma, Department of Biotechnology, SMVDU has now been enlisted as one of the lab amongst 12 Labs from India on the Genetic Testing Registry platform of National Institute of Health, USA. Worldwide 495 labs are registered on the platform and scope of platform includes providing Patients/researchers/interested the information regarding various Genetic tests available, test's purpose, methodology, validity, evidence of the test's usefulness, and laboratory contacts and credentials. The Genetic Testing Registry is also a central location for voluntary submission of genetic test information by providers. The overarching goal of the GTR is to advance the public health and research into the genetic basis of health and disease globally. The aim of the research group, presently working in Research mode, is to provide various genetic tests available and help clinicians of the state in diagnostics, management and treatment of genetic disorders.

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