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.

16032020 bosBiotech

School of Biotechnology at Shri Mata Vaishno Devi University, Katra organized its 11th Board of studies meeting on 12th and 13th March, 2020 to discuss and deliberate on various academic matters. The meeting was attended by Prof. S.B. Babbar from University of Delhi , Prof. Renu Bharadwaj from Guru Nanak Dev university, Amritsar, Prof. Namrata Sharma from University of Jammu, Prof. B.S. Bhau from Central University of Jammu, as subject external experts in the field of Botany and Faculty members of School of Biotechnology. The meeting was chaired by Dr. Sharda M. Potukuchi, Associate Professor and Head School of Biotechnology.

The board members extensively discussed the syllabi of Integrated B.Sc Honors (Botany) and M.Sc (Botany) prepared by faculty members of school of Biotechnology as per UGC CBCS guidelines. External experts after detailed deliberations suggested some valuable modifications in the syllabi. After taking into consideration the inputs received from all the members and after in-depth deliberations on the matter, syllabi was modified keeping in mind the carrier aspects of the students. Few more agenda items were also discussed in the meeting.

Padamshree Prof. Ravindra Kumar Sinha, Vice-Chancellor of Shri Mata Vaishno Devi University interacted with subject external experts and explained them the vision behind introduction of basic biology related courses in the university.

In the end Dr.Sharda M. Potukuchi, Associate Professor and Head School of Biotechnology delivered a formal vote of thanks and expressed deep gratitude to the subject external experts for their valuable contribution in the development of syllabi of new courses to be introduced in SoBT from next academic session.

The proceedings of the meeting were carried by Dr.Shafaq Rasool, Assistant professor, SoBT as Member secretary BoS of SoBT.

10032020 hackathon

Shri Mata Vaishno Devi University Technology Business Incubation Centre in association with School of Biotechnology SMVDU, Institution's Innovation Council (IIC), Shri Mata Vaishno Devi University, JK Start-up Association (JKSA) and Society of Biologists, J&K is carrying out a unique Hackathon “Biothon 2020”, an online event with sector focus on various fields of biology.

Chairperson (GC & MC) SMVDU, Honourable Vice Chancellor Prof. R. K. Sinha launched this event at SMVDU, Katra. This event will attract ideas/solutions from all over the country to problems related with biology sector which require technical interventions. Ideas related to global issues prevailing currently in the sectors like agri-business, waste management, energy management etc will also be considered in this hackathon.

This event will run over a span of 1 month during which a person can submit their idea on . Post submission, the shortlisted ideas will be invited for business presentation and final innovative solutions will be facilitated by SMVDU TBIC, offering incubation, IP facilitation, mentorship support and financial support to develop the prototypes and final products. For details, one can visit the website

The main objective of conducting such events is to attract solutions related to major problems mainly in the field of biology. Such events conducted within region gives a major boost to the morale of students as well and motivate them to participate and share innovative ideas. SMVDU TBIC has conducted various such events in past like Rural Innovation, Innovation Challenge etc and as an outcome various unique idea were rewarded for their innovation and novelty.

Prof. R. K Sinha also launched “RISE (Research & Innovation for Social Empowerment) by SMVDU TBIC”, an online programme hosted by SMVDU TBIC team in which the team will apprise general public about SMVDU TBIC and the types of facilities available at the Incubation centre. This programme will create awareness among the region and will encourage individuals to share their unique and innovative ideas. This program will be broadcasted live on Facebook and Twitter channel of SMVDU TBIC, every Friday 11 am for a period of 1 hour. Users can share their queries which will be addressed by SMVDU TBIC live. This initiative is taken so that SMVDU TBIC can reach to a wider audience and help facilitate them for their entrepreneurial activities.

Prof. R. K. Sinha appreciated the efforts of SMVDU TBIC for conducting such events in association with other active establishments and promoting the culture of entrepreneurship in the region. He also emphasized on the requirement of conducting such events regularly for widespread awareness purpose and promotion of SMVDU TBIC as pioneer incubation centre in J&K.

06032020 Resfdp

A three day Faculty Development Program (FDP) sponsored by All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) for student induction on “Universal Human Values (UHV)” was inaugurated at the Shri Mata Vaishno Devi University, Katra, J&K.

During the inaugural session, Prof. M. Eswaramoorthy, Dean, Faculty of Engineering, delivered the welcome address, and provided information about the program. Mr. Jitender Naurla, Regional Coordinator and Resource Person of the workshop, emphasised on the need of the workshop for faculties. Prof. R K Jha, Dean, Research and Development, shared his views on the importance of human values in the present scenario. Prof. Sumeet Gupta, Dean, Academic Affairs, also shared his views on the human values and delivered the vote of thanks to all the guests and participants.

Dr Arjun Tygai, Dr. Kamaldeep, Prof. Rajiv Kumar and Dr. Ragul Sharma coordinated the programme. A total of 60 faculty members from different universities and various colleges of Punjab, Himachal Pradesh, West Bengal, Haryana, Uttarakhand, Uttar Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, Maharashtra, Andhra Pradesh, Tamil Nadu, J&K and Orissa took part in the FDP.

10032020 univHValues

A three day Faculty Development Program (05th-07th March 2020) on “Student Induction on Universal Human Values (UHV)”, sponsored by All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) was successfully concluded at the Shri Mata Vaishno Devi University, Katra, J&K.

In the valedictory session, Prof. M Eswaramoorthy, Dean, Faculty of Engineering, SMVDU, welcomed the Chief Guest, and all participants. Mr. Jitender Naurla, Regional Coordinator and Resource Person emphasized to conduct more such workshops on sensitive issues to make students work in the right direction.

Prof. A K Das, Director, DQA and Dr. Surinder Singh, Deputy Medical Officer, SMVDU was the Guests of Honor, of the session, and shared their views on the importance of human values in the present scenario. Dr. Arjun Tyagi, Dr. Kamaldeep, Prof. Rajiv Kumar, and Dr. Rahul Sharma coordinated the FDP.

A participants’ Feedback Session was also conducted where the participants thanked Shri Mata Vaishno Devi University for organizing an FDP on such a relevant theme. They were grateful to the organizers and the resource persons for enlightening them on the importance of human values, and how it will help them to overcome the day-to-day problems in life and society.

05032020 newsMech

SMVDU Katra, MAR 2020. Under academic-industry interation, an industrial visit to the railway tunnel construction site, Bagha (Reasi) was arranged for the first year students of B.Tech Mechanical Engineering, Shri Mata Vaishno Devi University (SMVDU).

Dr. Balbir Singh, Faculty, SMVDU, coordinated the visit, accompanied by the senior faculty members, Dr. Ankush Anand and Dr. Sanjay Mohan Sharma, to the Mega Tunnelling Project in 111 km Katra-Banihal section in Udhampur-Srinagar-Baramulla New BG railway line-a project undertaken by M/s Patel Engineering Ltd.

Dr. RK Mishra, Head, School of Mechanical Engineering, SMVDU, laid emphasis on learning new technology to equip students for the future challenges. Officials on site provided practical insights to the students about latest machinery being used for the construction of tunnel in tough terrain in the regions.

06032020 womensDay

GSCASH of Shri Mata Vaishno Devi University organised a one day Workshop on “Gender Champions for Gender Sensitization and Equality” on 5 March 2020 to mark the occasion of International Women’s Day 2020. At the outset, Dr. Kamni Pathania, Convenor of the Workshop and Chairperson, GSCASH welcomed Prof. Anupama Vohra, and also highlighted the theme and importance of Women’s day.

06032020 WD2Prof. Vohra, Nodal Officer, Gender Champions, University of Jammu discussed the importance of Gender Champions in the University. She deliberated at length about the different challenges that women have overcome and carved a niche for them in the society. She emphasised on the need of gender parity at family, educational institutions and workplaces. The students participated with lot of enthusiasm. There were poetry recitations, slogan writing competition and song performances by them.

The event was attended by faculty members, staff and students. Dr. Isha Malhotra, Member GSCASH and co-convenor of the workshop conducted the programme. Dr. Yugal Khajuria, DOS, SMVDU also provided necessary support for the event.

02032020 SSSumanta Sarathi Sharma, a senior faculty member from the School of Philosophy and Culture at SMVD University Katra has chaired a session as a subject expert in the recently concluded UGC sponsored National Conference on “Socio-Economic & Political Issues in Contemporary India – An Interdisciplinary Discourse” organized by the Department of Humanities at BSSS College (Madhya Pradesh) which is a NAAC Re-accredited Autonomous College under the UGC Scheme with ‘A’ Grade. The session entitled “Ethics, Society and Multilinguism” featured research papers from Linguistics, Political Science, Geography, Literature, etc. where presenters from different parts of the country along with some research scholars from Nigeria participated. Topics like, Global Schooling, Uses of teaching aids, Multicultural aspects, Gandhian Ideology, Open and Distance education for jail inmates along with some Women issues related to silence were deliberated upon with immense rigor and eruditeness. Prof. R.K. Sinha, Padma Shri, and the Honourable Vice Chancellor of SMVD University congratulated the faculty member.

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