Shri Mata Vaishno Devi University
Approved Under 12(b) & 2(f) of UGC Act 1956
Ranked 85th in Engineering Universities/Institutes and Top 100 Business Schools in National Institutional Ranking Framework (NIRF 2019) declared by MHRD, Govt. of India.

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Vice Chancellor, Shri Mata Vaishno Devi University, Katra Prof. R.K. Sinha chaired the 7th Managing council meeting of SMVDU Technology Business incubation Centre held at SMVDU campus, Katra on 14th February 2020. The meeting was attended by members Dr. Anil Wali, MD FIIT, IIT Delhi; Dr. Yashwant Dev Panwar, Head Patent Facilitation Cell, TIFAC, New Delhi; Mr. Amit Singal, Co-founder & CEO, Startup Buddy; Prof V.K. Bhat, Registrar & Dean FoS; Sh. Neeraj Gupta, Finance Officer; Dr. Ashutosh Vashishtha,Cordinator; Dr. Rakesh Kumar Jha, Dean R&D, Dr. Summet Gupta, Dean Academics; Dr. R.K. Mishra, Head SoME; Dr. Kumud R. Jha, Head SoECE, SMVDU.

The member secretary, CEO SMVDU-TBIC Dr. Swarkar Sharma and Manager SMVDU-TBIC Swati Sharma shared the agenda and made the presentation. The main agenda of the meeting was to take strategic decisions on fostering entrepreneurial environment in J&K region, discuss policy matters, appraisal and evaluation of various activities carried out by TBIC society and progress report presentation. Team TBIC highlighted that in last one year SMVDU-TBIC has made exponential growth and carried out various successful events. The most prominent ones were various innovation challenges & workshops such as 3D Printing Workshops, High Performance Computation (AI) Workshops etc. The events like “Startup Weekend Katra” has marked a huge success and has been organised in association with the ‘Indian Army’. A large number of applications were received in response to these events/ activities. Many of these are under consideration, some are in pre-incubation as virtual incubatees and others have already been shortlisted for prototype development. Currently, 12 of such innovative ideas have been converted as businesses and finally registered as companies with Ministry of Corporate Affairs, Government of India. Seven of these now have been recognised as Startups by Government of India and many of these have started to make their mark at National levels by winning various prestigious Government and Industrial awards. The members appreciated the efforts of SMVDU TBIC team that has been instrumental in encouraging innovation and entrepreneurship in the J&K region.

Team further informed members that SMVDU-TBIC has been identified as the first technology business incubation centre in J&K region to establish NIDHI PRAYAS Centre. This support shall allow the innovators to try their ideas without fear of failure, hence allowing them to reach a stage where they have a ready product and are willing to approach incubators for commercialization. In the meeting, strategies for sourcing of funds, technology development and transfer methodologies, Startup policy for faculty and staff was also discussed. Patent filing and facilitation was discussed in details as TBIC has always emphasized on the importance of IPs and have encouraged students to file patents. As a result, SMVDU has become the only University in the region that has more than 15 patents filed by faculty, staff and students out of which 7 have been published so far and more than 25 are in pipeline. The committee members shared their valuable insights for overall performance improvement. The meeting ended with thanks to chair.

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School of Architecture and Landscape design (SoALD), Shri Mata Vaishno Devi University, Katra organized a special session under Industry Institute Interactions for B. Arch. Students. An expert talk by Mr. Paras Sharma, Assistant Manager and Mr Sandeep Raina, Associate Assistant Manager of Greenply Industries Limited was organized for the industry exposure of B. Arch. Students about timber and wooden products. 40 students of B. Arch. participated in the session along with the faculty members of SoALD.

The presentation started with the formal welcome of team members by Head of the School of Architecture and Landscape Design, Prof (Dr) Rajeev Garg. Industry Expert of Greenply delivered informative yet engaging presentation for the students. The presentation covered several aspects of manufacturing of Plywood, Commercial Boards and Flush Door Shutters, including describing 4 press technology of Greenply. Students enthusiastically participated in the interactive and informative session. Various aspects and properties of products available in the market were discussed by the invited speakers.

The Presentation concluded with the healthy interaction of the students and faculty members with the speaker in the B. Arch. I Year class room. Session concluded with a Vote of Thanks by Ar Anoop Sharma. The talk was organized as part of the constant endeavor of SMVD University for Academia-Industry interaction for effective and enhanced learning of students.

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SMVDU Katra, Feb 2020. GSCASH of Shri Mata Vaishno Devi University invited Mrs. Sonia Gupta, Registrar Judicial, High Court Wing, Jammu for an invited talk on “Women and Law” where the speaker delivered an informative lecture on legal rights of women. The event was attended by faculty members, staff and students. At the outset, Dr. Chairperson, GSCASH, welcomed the esteemed guest. Mrs. Gupta briefed the audience about various laws related to sexual harassment, dowry, rape, and others. She also explained how with the help of such laws a woman can safeguard herself at home and workplace. Also, she raised her concerned over the misuse of such laws by some women. Vice-Chancellor, SMVDU, Prof. RK Sinha thanked the invited speaker for her informative talk, and presented her memento as a token of gratitude. A formal vote of thanks presented by Dr. Isha Malhotra, Member, GSCASH.

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SMVDU Katra, FEB 2020. The School of Economics, Shri Mata Vaishno Devi University (SMVDU), organised a Mega Fest of Economics: ARTHA 2K20 that had its beginning with the worthily tabulated words of Dr. Kakali Majumdar, Head, School of Economics and Dean of Students Welfare, Dr.Yougal Khajuria. More than 200 young aspirant students of Economics participated in the Mega Fest from different schools, institutions, and colleges of Jammu & Kashmir union territory.

At the onset, the festival was inaugurated by India’s foremost research economist, Dr. Arvind Virmani, the former Chief Economic Advisor to the Govt. of India and India’s representative to the International Monetary Fund (IMF), Washington DC. An abstract painting of Goddess Durga, painted by Student of Economics, was presented to the esteemed guest.

Making a congenial start of the festival, the Mega talk of the prestigious guest Dr. Arvind Virmani, shared his views on spells of economic growth since liberalization. He also highlighted how the entire policy measures focused remodelling of the planning to avoid the subprime lending crisis in 2008 which hit most part of the world. The noted Economist also focused on growth stagnation scenario of India. However, he was optimistic about the entire economic situation prevailing in the country because of the policy measures taken will reap the benefits in long run.

Further, Prof. D. Mukhopadhyay, Dean Faculty of Management, also addressed the audience, while posing a good picture of the basic and steep concepts of Economics.

Briefing about ARTHA and vote of thanks was delivered by Dr. D. P Priyadarshi Joshi and Dr. Meenakshi Gupta, Faculty Coordinators of the event respectively.

In the series of Mega Talk, Mr. Sandeep Mittal, General Manager of Human Resource Management Department, Reserve Bank of India (RBI), Jammu Branch, guest of honour of the inaugural program, acquainted the audience with the recently released bi-monthly RBI monetary policy statements and about different issues that challenge day to day life like monetary policy, inflation, exports and the way forward for Industrialists to improve growth.

The festival moved further with the cultural evening with mesmerising dance and music performances by the students that helped to lighten the soul.

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SMVDU Katra, February 2020. IFB Industries Ltd., Goa visited Shri Mata Vaishno Devi University (SMVDU) for Campus Placement Drive-2020 on 28th January 2020.

A four member Campus Panel headed by Mr. Kashiram Mestry (HR) conducted the rigorous selection process consisting of Group Discussion, Group Business Activity and Face-to-Face Interviews.

Three students (02 from B. Tech. Mechanical and 01 from MBA) were selected by the Company with CTC of 5 Lac per annum and 6 Lac per annum respectively.

In another Campus Drive, Xenon Stack, Chandigarh, selected 04 interns from B. Tech. for Semester Internship with stipend as reported by B K Bhatia, Placement Officer, SMVDU, Katra.

Prof. R. K Sinha, Vice Chancellor, SMVDU, congratulated all selected students, and advised them to be sincere and honest towards their jobs.

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DST-NIMAT Project sponsored three-day entrepreneurship awareness camp was successfully conducted by Entrepreneurship Development Cell, Shri Mata Vaishno Devi University. Dr. Suparn Kumar Sharma, Chief Coordinator, Entrepreneurship Development Cell, SMVD University, spoke on the importance of such type entrepreneurship programs in educational institutes during the opening session. With the active participation of engineering and science, management students, the camp had sessions by entrepreneurs and subject experts on the ways of starting/sustaining own business venture. The Camp had sessions, including entrepreneurship overall theories/models; historical background-Indian values vis-a-vis entrepreneurship and the present scenario; support and financial assistance from Govt. agencies, banks, financial institutions, SFCs, SIDBI and others-securities demanded by FIs/Banks, etc; mechanism of product selection and technology-assistance from R&D labs and others on choice of technology, etc.; financial aspects of MSME unit including salient features of a project report; tech. & commercial aspects of an MSME unit; how to start an MSME unit; identification of opportunities for entrepreneurs & start-ups in the region; address by practicing entrepreneur's success stories. The visits to two small enterprises also contributed significantly to understand the smooth operational dimension of an enterprise. The camp has been well supported by young entrepreneurs, including Mr Sujat Mahajan, Mannat Products, Bari Brahamana Mr. Rajnish Sharma, Mayur Group of Hotels, Mr. Amit Pandotra Shri Mahadev Beverages and Food, Dhansal. Moreover, apart from faculty members from School of Business including Dr Saurabh, Head of the School, Dr. Deepak Jain,Dr. Shazia Bukhari, Dr Hari Govind Mishra, Resource persons from Sher-e-Kashmir University of Agricultural Sciences and Technology of Jammu, JKEDI, Jammu also contributed as resource persons to make the event successful.

The Vice Chancellor of SMVD University, Padam Shri Prof. Ravindra Kumar Sinha emphasized on the change of mindset of the students for responsible entrepreneurial activities for the development of the nation. He conveyed for imbibing entrepreneurial skills by the youth for the sustainable growth and development of the nation.

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SMVDU Katra, FEB 2020. Prof. Jinesh Jain, National Energy Technology Laboratory, Pittsburg, USA delivered a lecture on “Development of Laser-Induced Breakdown Spectroscopy (LIBS) Sensor for Subsurface Water Quality Monitoring” at the School of Physics (SoP), Shri Mata Vaishno Devi University (SMVDU), Katra. Prof. Jain explained how to develop a LIBS based sensor for subsurface water quality monitoring. He covered all the aspects and basic details of LIBS technique that are currently being used to monitor the toxic pollutants in the environment, and underground water well. Dr. Vivek K. Singh, Faculty, SoP, coordinated the event, and Dr. Kamni presented a vote of thanks. At the onset, the Head of the School welcomed the professor, and presented him with a memento. The faculty members and students attended the interactive session.

07022020 nkbansalSMVDU Katra, FEB 2020. Shri Mata Vaishno Devi University (SMVDU) fraternity is deeply saddened to inform that Former Vice-Chancellor, Prof. NK Bansal, passed away Tuesday early morning. The untimely death of Prof. Bansal saddened the faculty members, staff and students, and a condolence meeting was held at 4:00 P.M. on 04 February 2020 at the Central Courtyard. Prof. Bansal had served as a vibrant Vice-Chancellor, SMVDU, between 2004 and 2009, and started various programs in the discipline of Science, Management, Renewable Energy, Humanities & Social Sciences. Prof. Bansal will be remembered for his iron-will and determination in establishing SMVD University a niche amongst other reputed institutions. Holder of many awards, namely, Dr. C. M. Jacob Gold Medal (System Society of India, 1991), Pioneer in Renewable Energy (WREN 1996), Solar Pioneer from India (German magazine 2004), Life Time Achievement Award in Education (2005) and Amity Excellence Award (2008), Prof. Bansal was well known for his integrity, hard work and contributions in the field of Energy. Presently, he was SINTEX Chair Professor at CEPT University, Ahmadabad.

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