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.

02082019 server

SMVDU, Katra, July 2019. A two-day workshop-cum-training on High Performance Computation Servers successfully concluded at SMVDU on 25 and 26 July. This training session was specifically organized by the SMVDU TBIC for the staff and students of SMVDU who are interested in entrepreneurial activities and high end professional trainings. The session commenced with an address by Dr. Swarkar Sharma, CEO, SMVDU TBIC, who interacted with the staff and students about the importance of such workshops which help in the overall skill development of the individual. Dell Inc. personnel conducted this training and shared how technology integration in local areas can change the life of common people and motivated the students to think innovative and do research in such niche domains. The session was initiated with concepts of Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning and Deep Learning, its frameworks and various modelling techniques. Later the session concluded with an interactive session by Ms. Swati Sharma, Manager, SMVDU TBIC, and distribution of certificate of participation among the students. The CEO, SMVDU TBIC extended its vote of thanks to the organizing team. For the promotion of Innovation and research related activities in the institute and the state, the SMVDU TBIC is planning to conduct a series of such workshops in near future.

02082019 newsbootcamp

SMVDU Katra, August 2019. Research students of the School of Languages and Literature, Shri Mata Vaishno Devi University (SMVDU), Katra, Ms. Ayushi and Devika Sharma attended a Boot-Camp on Theoretical and Experimental Phonology organized by the CIIL, Mysore during 21-27 July 2019. Prominent linguists such as Dr. Hemanga Dutta, Prof. Somdev Kar, Prof. Pramod Pandey, Prof. Uma Rao, Prof. P Perumal Samy and others delivered lectures on Optimality Theory, Prosodic Phonology, Phonological Word, Lexical Phonology, Tonogenesis: Misconceptions and Explanations respectively.

The research scholars were benefitted from the interactive sessions and got the opportunity to gain knowledge through intellectual interactions with the eminent academicians as well as research scholars/experts across the globe. Ms. Ayushi and Ms. Devika Sharma have been working under the supervision of Dr. Amitabh Vikram Dwivedi, Head, School of Languages and Literature, SMVDU. Notably, the research scholars expressed their gratification for the insightful learning and they are looking forward to attending such events in near future.

24072019 news

Board of Cultural Activities at Shri Mata Vaishno Devi University (SMVDU) under the direction of Mr. Gaurav Singh Jamwal (Team Head and Cultural Coordinator) along with Mr. Opinder Sharma (Production Controller) and other team members took up an initiative to explore the unexplored regions and take record of the first hand data so as to produce a documentary of the folk musical forms. The venture is commendable not only from the point of view of creating first-hand data of the cultural forms of the region but also from the view point of SMVDU’s taking initiative towards its social and cultural responsibility. This project will also be significant towards preservation and promotion of regional cultural forms.

It is a vivid fact that Jammu region, especially its mountainous region, is rich in regional and folk cultural and art forms such as folk songs, dances, crafts, festivals and their celebrations, habitat and living patterns. Moreover, the region has not been sufficiently explored by cultural enthusiasts. No standard study or any systematic effort for documentation of the regional culture has also not been done so far. Thus, the study is a novel and pioneer attempt to conserve and showcase the hidden beauty of this region.

Dr. Varun K. Tripathi (ex-President, Board of Cultural Activities) took up this initiative to document and preserve the art forms which is now supported by Mr. Sumanta S. Sharma (President Board of Cultural Activities). This initiative of cultural preservation which highlights the Dogra culture and heritage t has immense importance as it is being initiated by SMVDU to develop a capacity building module to sensitize students of their rich culture of which they are the real stakeholders. Not only that, it will enable the students from other states to have a glimpse of the affluent and prosperous culture of this neglected region. The process of shooting and post production is in full swing and in the near future it will be screened at SMVDU along with some other places.

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SMVDU Katra, July 2019. Tree Plantation and Adoption Drive took place at Shri Mata Vaishno Devi University (SMVDU), Katra. The program was organized by the School of Business and NSS as a part of the Orientation program of the fresh students to motivate the students to plant and adopt a tree. More than 300 saplings were planted in the University premises. The saplings were provided by the DFO, Reasi, Mr. Anil Attri, who also participated in this drive along with Dr. Saurabh, Head, SoB, Dr. Anil Tiwari, Head, SoP, Dr. Jyoti Sharma, Dr. Sushil K. Mehta, Dr. Sumantha Sarthi Sharma and Dr. Rashi Taggar. Tree plantation and adoption is an attempt to protect the environment by taking care of the sapling to help it grow into a healthy tree.

23072019 nssNews

SMVDU Katra, July 2019. Mr. Kiran Kumar Sharma, Chairman and CEO of International Volunteer Foundation (IVF) and two times national award winner, delivered a special lecture on “Serving society with a cause” to the 1st year students at SMVD University (SMVDU), Katra. In his talk, he stressed the need for volunteerism among youth. He also spoke about the massive cleanliness campaign named “Save the Trikuta Mountains” which is jointly organized by the NSS wing of SMVDU along with IVF. Mr. Sharma also told students to engage in social service and to help the destitute as there is no act nobler than that. The lecture was motivational & interactive and was applauded by students. The event was coordinated by Mr. Sumanta S. Sharma, Faculty Coordinator NSS, along with volunteers of SMVD University.

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SMVDU Katra, July 2019. Vikalp – a students’ initiative to educate the destitute along with National Service Scheme (NSS) at SMVD University conducted a community visit to spread awareness about the importance of education for individual and social growth. More than 200 first year students with the help of 20 senior volunteers participated in it. The pupils went to the nearby villages, visited houses, met parents and kids and informed them about Vikalp. The main objective of the Vikalp program, which started in 2009, is to extend basic education to the under-privileged children of the close by villages and to the children of the of the construction workers on the campus. The objective is to take care of their overall growth, including their medical care. The Vikalp initiative is committed to the cause of social justice, sustainable development and human rights and undertakes developing activities and programs for the literacy of children, which include computer courses, career counselling, sports and games activities etc.

The community visit is a part of three weeks mandatory Induction program for first year students ongoing at SMVD University. One of the major projects taken up by the Vikalp team is to improve the condition of deprived, living in a poor human condition in rural areas of Kakryal and Syria villages, adjoining the University campus. The team conducts evening classes focusing on the issues of personal hygiene and general cleanliness for the students of the rural community in and around of the university premises. The focus is also on the healthcare and awareness program for various government initiatives. The activity was jointly coordinated by Dr. Madhu Mangal Chaturvedi (Faculty Coordinator, Vikalp) and Mr. Sumanta S. Sharma (Faculty Coordinator, NSS). Prof. E. Muthusamy, Dean of Engineering and Chairman of the Induction Program expressed his satisfaction on this awareness campaign and Prof. D. Mukhopadhyay (Hon’ble Vice Chancellor) congratulated the team for its indefatigable efforts.

18072019 news

Following the AICTE guidelines, a three-week Student Induction Program (SIP) for newly admitted B Tech students started on 16 July 2019, and it will run till 03 August 2019 at Shri Mata Vaishno Devi University (SMVDU). The Chairperson of this program, Prof. E. Muthusamy, Dean of Engineering, SMVDU, briefed about the purpose of the SIP, it will help new students adjust and feel comfortable in the new environment; inculcate in them the ethos and culture of the institution; help them build bonds with other students and faculty members; and expose them to a sense of larger purpose and self exploration. At the onset of the SIP, the new students learn about the institutional policies, processes, practices, culture and values, and their mentor groups are formed.

The program commenced with a formal welcome by Mr. Sumanta S. Sharma (Member Secretary, Induction Cell, SMVDU). The first lecture was delivered by Dr. S.K. Wanchoo (I/C Examinations and Associate Professor, School of Physics) which took students on a journey to how SMVD University has evolved over the years. An interactive and motivational talk by Prof. Chetan S. Solanki from IIT Bombay was delivered who is widely known as the ‘Solar Man of India’. The day culminated with a lecture on academics and related issues by Dr. Sumeet Gupta (Dean of Academics, and Associate Professor, School of Electronics and Communication Engineering) who explained the pedagogy associated with the university along with its requirements. In the coming days and weeks, there will be lectures from eminent personalities from the academia and industry, proficiency tests in English and Computer familiarity, a compulsory physical activity which includes sports and yoga, department, library and laboratory visits, talent hunt of students for creative arts, literary and culture, special lectures on human values, and also visits to the local area. The program will also take the feedback of students to make it better.

26072019 news

SMVDU Katra, July 2019. The Jammu and Kashmir Tug of War Association held trials for 32nd Senior Women Tug of War National Championship on 24th July, 2019 at Jammu. Two students of Shri Mata Vaishno Devi University (SMVDU), namely Shruti (B.Tech., ECE 1st Year) and Sonika Thakur (M.Sc. Economics 4th Year) selected for the J&K state team. Prof. D. Mukhopadhyay, Vice-Chancellor, SMVDU, congratulated both the students and conveyed his best wishes for the National Championship at Agra (U.P.) w.e.f 28th-30th July, 2019.

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SMVDU Katra, 16 July 2019. Research scholars and students of the School of Languages and Literature at Shri Mata Vaishno Devi University (SMVDU), Katra, qualified UGC-National Eligibility Test (NET) 2019 in English and Linguistics. The qualified candidates are: Madhav Dubey (NET & JRF), Manvi Sharma (NET), Akshay Raina (NET), Deepika Bhagat (NET) in English. Ms. Ayushi (NET) and Ms. Akanksha Sharma (NET), research students of the School, qualified NET in Linguistics. Dr. Amitabh V. Dwivedi, Head, School of Languages & Literature, congratulated all successful candidates, and informed that the SMVDU students register themselves for SWAYAM/NPTEL courses every semester to acquire knowledge from the professors of IITs. Moreover, the research students also attend GIAN/FDP courses regularly. The School also conducts research and learning activities through its Research Club & NET Club, and also organizes Comprehensive Examination to tap the progress of each student. The syllabus of the school is designed in such a way that it assists students to appear in and qualify competitive exams like NET, SET, and alike. By qualifying such prestigious and competitive exams, the alumni as well as the students of SMVDU have proved to be a real asset to the School.

24072019 artfornews

SMVDU Katra, July 2019. A workshop on Art of Living is conducted at Shri Mata Vaishno Devi University (SMVDU) from 22-27 July 2019 for first year students. It is a part of the mandatory Induction Program as approved by the AICTE comprising components of cultural activities, personal and inter-personal human endeavors along with some physical activity and community service. The Art of Living offers stress elimination modules include breathing techniques, meditation and yoga and helps in conflict resolution, disaster relief, sustainable rural development, empowerment of women, education for all, and environmental sustainability. More than 200 students are participating who get trained by four trainers, namely Mr. Rohit Ranjan, Mr. Manjeet Singh, Ms. Kousar Razvi and Ms. Uditi Agarwal from Art of Living Foundation which was started by Gurudev Shri Shri Ravishankar Ji for humanitarian and educational cause in society. The event is sponsored by TEQIP-III and is coordinated by Dr. Balbir Singh (Associate Professor, SoME, SMVDU) and Mr. Sumanta S. Sharma (Faculty Coordinator, NSS, SMVDU).

03072019 news

SMVDU Katra, 3rd July 2019: The School of Business, Shri Mata Vaishno Devi University (SMVDU), signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with The Institute of Public Enterprise (IPE), Hyderabad. IPE is one among the premier Business Schools in India. It is recognized as a ‘Centre for Excellence’ by the Indian Council of Social Science Research (ICSSR), Ministry of Human Resources, Government of India, New Delhi for doctoral studies. It has developed strong links with industry and academic institutions and is one of the founder members of the Association of Indian Management Schools. The School of Business, SMVD University, Katra, J&K is an established centre for management education in India. It offers MBA programs accredited by National Board of Accreditation, New Delhi and Ph.D program in business and management. The School has a rich industry interface and conducts trainings and development programs for private and public sector enterprises. It was told that the objective of the agreement is to establish cooperation between both institutions. This agreement marks the formal commitment of both institutions to explore practical approaches to creating mutually beneficial relationship in order to promote faculty research and improve the educational environment and enhance industry interface. The MoU was signed between the Dr. R.K. Mishra, Director, IPE and Registrar, SMVDU, in the presence of Prof. D. Mukhopadhyay, Vice Chancellor SMVDU and Dean, Faculty of Management and Dr. Saurabh, Head, School of Business, SMVDU.

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