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.

SMVDU Katra: 8 students of Shri Mata Vaishno Devi University are selected for remote internship in Google Summer of Code 2018. Namely, Mani Karan Singh will be getting opportunity for internship in AOSSIE, Sandeep Chauhan in Python Hydra, Nilesh Gulia in Plone, Sushil Khanchi in PSF (Mercurial), Vaibhav Rai and Shrikrishna Singh in Coala, Parth Verma in Performance Co-Pilot, Sameer Sengar in CDLI; whereas, Shruti Singh in Mozilla will be the outreachy. The Google Summer of Code is an international annual program in which Google awards stipends to all students who successfully complete a free and open-source software coding project during the summer. Notably, some senior students from SMVDU will be mentoring the selected students. The mentors will be Mr. Mohit Kumar Bajoria for Mifos Initiative, Mr. Pulkit Goyal for PSF and Mr. Arjun Singh Yadav for Coala. Their achievements bring pride to the university and inspiration for other students. Dr. V.K. Tripathi, Chairman, Publication & Media Cell of University congratulated the team of students.

SMVDU, Katra: In an effort to improve the industry-academia relationship, a one day brainstorming session was held in the school of mechanical engineering, SMVDU with all stakeholders viz. students , delegates from industry and faculty members of the school. The industries and departments who participated in the conclave include TV Super Filters, Ltd, DIC, Jammu,MSME, Jammu,Berger Paints Samba, Dabur India Ltd., Shuvam Industries,Bright Indutries, Bharat Wire Mesh and Kashmir Jams Ltd. The event was coordinated jointly by Dr. Balbir Singh(Assoc. Prof., SME), Er. Sanjay Mohan Sharma (Asst. Prof., SME) and Mr. B.K. Bhatia(TPO,SMVDU). The students of school of mechanical engineering presented their work which was carried out in the local industries and all the participants lauded their work which was the outcome of the 1 st Industry- Academia Conclave held in 2017 at SMVDU. Dr. R.K. Misra (Head, SME) gave a detailed presentation about the school of mechanical engineering about the various facilities and expertize available with the school. The meeting discussed various strategies for student training/interships at the industries and industry oriented projects for the B.Tech and M.Tech students. The industry members advised the students to undertake problems which are interdisciplinary in nature.The industry members expressed their satisfaction to know that SMVDU is planning a “Tinkering Lab” in the Central Workshop of SMVDU for the students to work and fabricate whatever they like. Other dignataries who spoke at the occasion include Prof. V.Verma (Dean,FoE,SMVDU), Dr. I.K. Pandita (Prof., SME) and Dr. Saverker Sharma(Interim CEO, SMVDU-TBIC). Other faculty members of the school who spoke were Dr. Y. Anand, Er. Varun Dutta, Dr.Azhar Jameel, Er. Kapil Chopra, Er. Mir Irfan Ul Haq, Er. Rajiv Kumar and Er. Deepak Byotra.

11042018 Eeshan S Srivasatava

SMVDU Katra: Eeshan S. Srivasatava, a Student of School of Architecture, Shri Mata Vaishno Devi University, Katra, won the 1st prize in National Level Birla White Yuva Ratna Students’ Design Competition organized by Aditya Birla Group for the students of Architecture Institutions of India. This Year Design brief focused around the design and development of proposed Entrance complex cum Plaza at Amravati. Mr. Eeshan submitted his proposal under the faculty mentorship of Ar. Anoop Sharma, which highlighted the Effective depiction of the interface between the river and the land, Clear segregation of vehicular and pedestrian movement at two different levels. The scale and form (Minimalistic Design) respond to the local culture, concept, welcoming sign to the visitors to the capital city, sustainability etc. translated the Amaravati culture through the built form. Pertinent to mention that Students from all across the country including various well established Architecture Schools participated in the National level competition. 

Mr. Eeshan was awarded cash Prize of Rs. 25,000/- in the Award Ceremony held at ‘The Lalit Mumbai’. Rajshree Birla was the chief guest of the Award Ceremony. Vice-Chancellor of the University Dr. Sanjeev Jain, Head of School of Architecture Prof. Rajeev Garg, Faculty Members and others have applauded the achievement of Mr. Eeshan.

24042018 Prof Bejamin Ducharne

SMVDU Katra: Prof. Bejamin Ducharne from Department of Electrical Engineering and Ferroelectricity Laboratory, INSA Lyon France, on a brief visit to Shri Mata Vaishno Devi University carried out an interactive session with the faculty and scholars of School of Mechanical Engineering. Prof. Benjamin along whith his research Shcolar Er. Bhaawan Gupta gave a presentation about his research work in modelling of eddy current testing as non-destructive technique. Dr. R.K. Misra, Head School of Mechanical Engineering, also highligted on the different reaserch areas in which the faculty members are working. Faculty members also interacted for exploring avenues for joint work and colloaboration. The visit was coordinated by Dr. Balbir Singh, Assoc. Prof., School of Mechanical Engineering.

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SMVDU Katra: Sonalika International Tractors Ltd., a fastest growing Tractor Manufacturing Company, conducted a campus placement drive at Shri Mata Vaishno Devi University, Katra for 2018 graduating students. A team of Technical and HR Panelists from Sonlaika Tractors conducted the selection process. After passing through a rigorous campus selection process consisting of Written Test, Group Discussion, Technical Interview and HR Interview, 6 students from SMVDU, namely Shadab Ali, Kumar Vaibhav, Ashish Ranjan, Sawan Kumar, Abhishek Kumar and Komal Sharma, were declared finally selected, reports Training and Placement Officer Mr. B.K. Bhatia. Vice Chancellor Dr. Sanjeev Kumar Jain congratulated all final selects and advised them to be sincere, hardworking and honest to their work after joining.

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SMVDU Katra: Mr. Tarun Bali, S/O Sh. Indu Bhushan Bali, a student of M.Tech. Electronics and Communication Engineering at Shri Mata Vaishno Devi University got elected as J&K State Coordinator of Bharatiya Chhatra Sansad. Bharatiya Chhatra Sansad is an Annual Students' Parliament being organized by MIT-School of Governance (SOG) Pune every year. Mr. Tarun Bali, participated actively in 2018 Bharatiya Chhatra Sansad, held from 19 th January to 21 st January 2018, wherein he represented Shri Mata Vaishno Devi University. He has also been offered Master in Governance by the SOG administration.

Mr. Tarun Bali will be swearing-in as J&K State Coordinator in the month of June, 2018 at MIT-WPU Pune. He stated that being J&K Coordinator of such a national platform his ambition is to gather youth of innovative ideologies and work together in bringing the required reforms in the society.


Professor Binod Kumar Kanaujia, an eminent professor and researcher, from School of Computational and Integrative Sciences, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi, and also an Adjunct Professor in School of Electronics and Communication Engineering, Shri Mata Vaishno Devi University, visited SMVDU on 05th and 06th April 2018. He delivered a set of lectures and interacted with faculty, Staff, and students of School of Electronics and Communication Engineering.  Based on his expertise, Prof. Kanaujia gave detailed insight in the development in the field of Microwave and Antennas. In his concluding remarks, Prof. Kanaujia praised the teaching and laboratory engagement at SoECE. His stay in the School was a great learning experience for students and research scholars.

23042018 marathon SMVDU

SMVDU successfully organized “Run for Health-Marathon”. On the last day of annual sports fest ‘SARANG-2K18’ marathon event was held. It was 12km for men and 6km for women. Total 160+ participants participated in the event including faculties, staffs and students. Ankita Tiwary, Shreya Anand and Kanika Singh secured 1 st , 2 nd and 3rd position respectively in girls category, While Prasad birajdar, Balbir singh and Rohit singh secured 1 st , 2 nd and 3rd position respectively in boys category . In women category Pawan Sharma, Kanta Bhutyal and Harmeet Kaur secured 1 st , 2 nd and 3rd position respectively, While in men category Surender Singh, Sanjeev Wadhawan and Jai Karan secured 1 st , 2 nd and 3rd position respectively. Gatka (Sikh Marshall Art) performance was also organized during the prize distribution ceremony.

The marathon was started by the flag off ceremony done by chief guest Prof. D. Mukhopadhyay, Dean, Faculty of Management. Dean Student Welfare, Dr. Yugal Khajuria, Dr. V.K. Dogra, I/c sports Mr. Rajiv Kumar, Dr. Supinder Singh, sports coach Mr. Sucha Singh, Mr. Sumit Sharma were present during the event. The event was organized by Board for Sports Activities. Vice Chancellor Dr. Sanjeev Jain congratulated all the winners and appreciated the organizing team for their endeavors.

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Vedas are great source of scientific ideas: Prof. Shastri

SMVDU Katra: A One-Day National Seminar on ‘Vedic Sciences: Yesterday, Today & Tomorrow’ held on 6 April at Shri Mata Vaishno Devi University. The organizer of the Seminar Dr. V.K. Tripathi, Head School of Philosophy & Culture, emphasized upon the need of working together to explore the Vedic Sciences to address contemporary problems. Prof. Vishva Murti Shastri, Chief Guest on the occasion, highlighted that Vedas are great source of scientific ideas and they are the source of various scientific discipline such as language science, phonology, grammatology, cosmology, semiotics, social sciences, governance and knowledge theories. He extensively dwelt upon interpretation of Vedic Symbolism, meaning of hymns, meaning of science, environmental concerns in the Vedas, and need connecting the Vedic wisdom to the contemporary curricula. He also spoke on the Vedangas: siksha, kalpa, nirukta, vyakarana, chhanda and jyotish. He interestingly explained the motto of Shri Mata Vaishno Devi University – Vigyanam Brahma. Vigyana – the science is best cauterized in terms its creativity and the Brahma also means - that creates, that expends. And with these insights the two terms are connected.

Dr. Rajeev Garg, Head, School of Architecture & Landscape Design spoke on ‘An overview on the quest for research in Vedic Sciences’; Dr. Rakesh Kumar, Asst. Prof. School of Biotechnology spoke on ‘Ayurveda and life style diseases’; Dr. Bhupendra Heera, Lecturer, GHSS, Panthal spoke on Mystery and meaning of Vastu in the   ancient Vedic and Post-Vedic literature’; Dr. Amitabh Dwivedi, Head, School of Languages & Literature spoke on ‘Nirukta’. Komal Sharma, Nitika Singh, Manisha Devi also delivered their talks on various issues like workplace spirituality and Vedic Mathematics. The seminar concluded with a symposium in which scholars from Rashtriya Sanskrit Santhan, Kot Bhalwal, Jammu, namely Dr. Ghanshyam Mishra, Dr. Krishna Murari Mani Tripathi, Dr. D. Dayanath participated. Dr. Narayan Prasad Bhattarai from SMVD Gurukul, Charan Paduka, spoke on the impact of Vedic chanting. The symposium was chaired by Prof. Shiv Nirmohi. Dr. Anil K. Tewari, Asst. Prof. SOPC, conducted the sessions and delivered vote of thanks.

23042018 International Conference

SMVDU Katra: Ms. Neha Sharma, a DST Inspire Fellow, and Ms. Sumara Khursheed research scholars of School of Physics, Shri Mata Vaishno Devi University, presented their research papers in International Symposium on Functional Materials (ISFM-2018) jointly organized by IIT Kanpur, Panjab University, and University of Illinois at Chicago and held at Chandigarh, India during 13-15 April, 2018. During the Conference, Ms. Neha Sharma who is currently pursuing Ph.D. under the supervision of Dr. Vivek K. Singh, Assistant Professor, SoP presented her research work entitled “Elemental analysis of okra infected by root-gall nematode of using X-ray fluorescence”. Ms. Sumara working under the supervision of Dr. Jitendra Sharma, Assistant Professor, SoP presented her research work entitled “Synthesis and optical studies of KCaVO 4 : Sm 3+ /PMMA Nano composites”. These students of School of Physics got the opportunity to interact with eminent academicians, research scholars, scientist and industrial expertise across the globe working in the emerging fields of physics. Ms. Neha Sharma is thankful to DST Govt. of India for Inspire Fellowship to carry out her Ph.D. degree in SMVD University, J&K. Students of SoP are very much thankful to Vice-Chancellor Dr. Sanjeev Jain for constant motivation and necessary supports.

Best Volunteer March 2018

Alone we can do so little, together we can do so much.   – Helen Keller

Volunteers registered for VIKALP – a students’ initiative at SMVDU have been doing a substantial job since the onset of these initiatives in the university. These students realize their social responsibility and try their best to offer it to the destitute and needy. Despite hectic academic schedule, volunteers at Vikalp reach to fulfil their duties towards the society. They are the real life heroes in the lives of those they have helped and still helping. Their efforts cannot be paid in pennies and pounds but have already gathered a lot of love and goodwill. They realize that every drop of their sweat will go towards the nation building as they are engaged in giving basic education to the under-privileged children of nearby places.

This is to acknowledge the unstinting efforts put forward by Mr. Abhishek Agrawal(17bcs003), pursuing B.Tech in Computer Science and Engineering along with Mr. Keshav Gupta(17bcs029), pursuing B.Tech in Computer Science and Engineering along with Mr. Punit Batra(17bcs042), pursuing B.Tech in Computer Science and Engineering along with Ms. Smiksha Gupta(17bec055), pursuing B.Tech in Electronics and Communication Engineering as the best volunteers of Vikalp for the month of March 2018. They were responsible, rendering overall counselling, lessons on general health and hygiene, and imparting basic education to the children. As freshers they participated in every initiative taken forward and are still offering commendable services. Vikalp family extends their cordial gratitude towards these volunteers and wish them the very best for all future endeavours. We also wish that they can inspire other students and take this altruistic effort to the next level.


Mr. Furqan Zahoor, a former student of M.Tech. Electronics and Communication Engineering has been offered admission to Ph.D. program by Universiti Teknologi PETRONAS (UTP) - a leading university in Malaysia. The campus is located at Bandar Seri Iskandar, Perak Darul Ridzuan, Malaysia. The university is a wholly- owned subsidiary of PETRONAS, the national oil and Gas Company of Malaysia. UTP offers a wide range of industry-relevant engineering, science and technology programs at undergraduate and postgraduate levels. It aims to produce well- rounded graduates with excellent leadership qualities and communication abilities.

The university conducts extensive research activities in collaboration with PETRONAS and other institutions and industries, locally and abroad, on six research focus and niche areas.  They are self-sustainable building, transport infrastructure, health analytics, hydrocarbon recovery, contaminant management and autonomous system. Mr. Furqan will be joining the university in July 2018. He has been an industrious and diligent students and his achievement is a matter of pride for SMVDU.

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SMVDU April 05, 2018 Katra: Ms. Subah Gautam and Ms. Akanksha Badyal, Researchers at School of Languages and Literature, Shri Mata Vaishno Devi University attended a Two-day International Seminar on ‘The Future of Humanities: Challenges and Prospects’ organized by Department of English, Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi (30th-31st March, 2018). Ms. Subah Gautam, working with Dr. Anruag Kumar, presented her paper titled “Sita in a new avatar; Reconstructing the Image of Sita in Amish’s Sita-Warrior of Mithila”, whereas Ms. Akanksha Badyal, working with Dr. Anurag Kumar and Dr. Amitabh V Dwivedi, expressed her views on “An Epistemic Voyage of the Downtrodden in the Regional Minority Narrative”. More than 200 selected delegates attended the seminar across the country and abroad. The seminar addressed the fundamental question: Is Humanities really in crisis and, if so, what are the reasons, and the solution to the crisis? Ms. Subah and Ms. Akanksha Badyal are pursuing their research in the School of Languages and Literature, at SMVD University in the area of Indian Mythology and Post feminism respectively.

20042018 Vikalp Alumni

Vikalp at Shri Mata Vaishno Devi University Katra observed its first alumni meet on the eve of Sixth Convocation, held on April 18, 2018. The meet was attended by ex-Vikalp Volunteers (passed out
students) from different schools and departments who with their unstinting efforts have always tried to
take this initiative to the next level. The Vikalp alumni meet was attended by Ms. Shivalika Singh, Ms. Priya Pandita, Ms. Shivani Bhardwaj, Ms. Anbu Mathika, Mr. Pradeep Verma, Mr. Yagyank Shrivastava, and Mr. Raj Kamal.

Awards and certificates were distributed to excellent performers which included both merit and consolation prizes. Prof. Rajeev Garg, Head, School of Architecture and Landscape Design was the chief guest of the prize distribution ceremony. Vikalp 2017-18 (II semester) concluded with this ceremony.

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SMVDU April, 5th: An extension lecture by Prof. Anita Singh, Professor at Banaras Hindi University (BHU), Varanasi, was organized by the School of Languages and Literature on 5th April 2018 where Prof. Singh gave an insightful lecture on Indian Feminism wrt to Post Modernism. At the end of the session, she interacted with the students who appreciated her deliberations and discussion. Incidentally, Prof. Singh was at SMVDU to conduct the PhD Viva Voce of Ms Simran Preet Kaur, Research Student of the School. The PhD Viva Voce of the Research student was well appreciated by Prof Singh and the in-house committee members as well as the research proves to be a valuable asset on the modeling of agency in Hindi Cinema. Dr. Vandana Sharma, supervisor of the respective research student was also present as a member of the committee. Dr Varun Kumar Tripathi, Dean, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences presented a token of appreciation to Prof Singh. Dr. Amitabh Vikram Dwivedi, Head, School of Languages and Literature congratulated Ms. Simran Preet Kaur and thanked Prof Singh for such a thought provoking conglomeration of thoughts.

20042018 Vikalp conducted

Vikalp- astudents’ initiative at Shri Mata Vaishno Devi University Katra organized three weeks English Proficiency Test and one week General Aptitude Test for students residing in nearby villages and rural areas. In this, around 50 students participated. After the learning was imparted, a test was conducted to evaluate their performance. All students participated with academic rigor and great enthusiasm.

Awards and certificates were distributed to excellent performers which included both merit and consolation prizes. Prof. Rajeev Garg, Head, School of Architecture and Landscape Design was the chief guest of the prize distribution ceremony. Vikalp 2017-18 (II semester) concluded with this ceremony.

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