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.

05102017 chess

SMVDU Katra: SMVDU Chess Team had won 1st State inter-university chess championship organized on its campus from 8-10 September. The honouring ceremony of the winner team held yesterday. Vice Chancellor Prof. Sanjeev Jain honored the winners for their performance by presenting them the winners’ trophy and also gave his best wishes for the upcoming Association of Indian Universities (AIU) North Zone games at Jalandhar next week for Chess. Vice Chancellor also enquired about their preparations for the upcoming event. Registrar Prof. D. Mukhopadhay, Mr. Rajiv Kumar President Board of Sports Activities, Cp. Sucha Singh Sports Coach of University and Mr. Vinod Sharma Administrative Officer were also present during the honouring ceremony.

04102017 ProfSamdarshi

Prof. S. K. Samdarshi, from Centre for energy engineering, Central University of Jharkhand visited the Department of Energy Management, SMVDU for a 02 days lecture series on 03rd October 2017 as Adjunct Professor. He was felicitated d by Dr. Sanjeev Anand, Head DoEM, SMVDU.

Prof. Samdarshi (Ph.D. from IIT Delhi) works in the field of Solar Energy: Experimental and theoretical (computer simulation) studies on different solar systems and applications; Solar Pond; Solar Cooker; Solar Photo catalytic Detoxification/Disinfection; New generation Organic PV Cells. Energy Materials. His current activities include studies on development of organic PV cells and development of new materials for various energy applications.

Prof. Samdarshi, delivered a lecture on Solar thermal applications, Energy scenario in India and World, Energy materials and key infrastructure for energy studies to the students of M.Tech. (Renewable Energy) as well as various Faculty members, Dr. Vineet Tyagi, Dr. Ankush Gupta, Mr. Yatheshth Anand and Mr. Amit Verma etc of SMVDU, were also present during the sessions.

03102017 Archi

Four-day workshop on Bamboo Design possibilities in Architecture and Design concluded at Shri Mata Vaishno Devi University, Katra.This workshop was organized by Department of Architecture & Landscape Design, Shri Mata Vaishno Devi University, Katra in collaboration with National Institute of Design (NID)-Ahmedabad. Prof. Pravinsinh Solanki (Coordinator-centre of Bamboo Initiatives at NID Ahmedabad) was invited as the resource person for the workshop. Through the workshop, Prof. Solanki gave a detailed insight into the use of Bamboo in Design in addition to laying impetus on use of such sustainable materials in present design era.

Workshop was organized through intelligent inputs from Prof. Solanki over the span of 04 days and most of the contents of the workshop were targeted upon 2-way teaching and learning. Prof. Solanki also showcased his students work at NID along with his own works carried out in India and abroad using Bamboo. Day 03 presentation from Prof. Solanki was focused upon the ‘Contemporary Designs Using Bamboo’, and highlighted various interior products like wardrobe hangers using bamboo. The creativity and elegance of bamboo designs of Prof. Solanki were the eye-opener and resulted in unprecedented learnings and huge appreciations from one and all present in the sessions.

The workshop was primarily focused on the training of students of Architecture-SMVDU with the art of using Bamboo. Pertinent to mention that this 4-day workshop was the first module of the 2-module workshop as such various designs were developed by the students under the guidance of Prof. Solanki and Departmental faculty for possible fabrication during the module-2 (hands on training of using Bamboo) of the workshop scheduled in December. The various possibilities and limitations of bamboo understood and attempted during this module shall be developed over next 10weeks by students under constant interaction and guidance of Prof. Solanki before its fabrication in the SMVDU campus during module-2.

In the concluding remarks, Prof. Solanki emphasized the importance of such workshops and collaboration of reputed institutes of learning for wider learning required in today’s competitive world. Owing to his vast International experience of Design, he further suggested various niche areas of collaborative learning at National and International platforms.

Hon’ble Vice-Chancellor of the University and Head of the Department expressed interest for larger collaboration between the two institutes and thanked Prof. Solanki for conducting this innovative workshop. Ar. Anoop Sharma, Ar. Navin Gupta and Ar. Abhimanyu Sharma, other members of the organizing team and about 100 participating students of Architecture department also expressed their sense of gratitude towards Prof. Solanki and assured for more frequent initiatives for such collaborations in coming days.

03102017 swatch

Students of Department of Architecture and Landscape Design have taken an initiative for cleaning the areas near slums in SMVD University on October 02, 2017. NSS at SMVDU joins hand with this cleanliness drive on the auspicious occasion of Gandhi Jayanti as well as on completion of three years of Clean India mission with the motto of ‘Swacchata hi Seva”. The objective of this mission was to clean the slums occupied by construction workers, roads leading to these places and nearby areas along with spreading the message of cleanliness, health and hygiene.

It may be noted that the Hon’ble Prime Minister of India, Shri Narendra Modi has called upon the nation to begin a campaign, Swachhata Hi Seva. He called upon people of India to create an environment of cleanliness in the whole country so that the third anniversary of the Swachh Bharat Abhiyaan and birth anniversary of the father of nation, can be celebrated in a befitting manner. A pledge to segregate waste in two dustbins along with working for cleanliness throughout the year is undertaken by students.

The event was coordinated by Mr. Debadatta Jena (B. Arch) along with Mr. Ajit Kumar (B. Tech, Mechanical), Mr. Dhanraj Singh (B.Tech Electronics) and Mr. Akhil Kalsi (B.Tech Computer Science) under the supervision of Mr. Sumanta S. Sharma (Faculty Coordinator, NSS). Hon’ble Vice Chancellor, Dr. Sanjeev Jain has expressed his satisfaction on the conduction of this event and has also appealed to all the members of SMVD University to make cleanliness, health and hygiene – a part of daily life.

 

 

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