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10032020 ankushEr. Ankush Raina, Assistant Professor, School of Mechanical Engineering, Shri Mata Vaishno Devi University (SMVDU), has been declared qualified for the award of Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) in the Mechanical Engineering. Er. Raina has carried out his research work in the field of Nano Lubrication under the supervision of Dr. Ankush Anand, Associate Professor, School of Mechanical Engineering, SMVDU, on the topic “Tribological Investigation of Lubricating oils with Nano Additives”. Er. Raina has published several quality papers in SCI/SCIE indexed Journals, and has also attended many national and international conferences.

12122019 sanjayPicSMVDU Katra, December 2019. Dr. Sanjay Sharma, Faculty, School of Mechanical Engineering, Shri Mata Vaishno Devi University (SMVDU), delivered an invited talk in 4th international and 19th national conference on Machines and Mechanisms (inacomm-2019), organized by School of Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology Mandi, Himachal Pradesh, India, during 5th-7th December, 2019. This conference was sponsored by the Department of Sciences and Technology, Government of India, Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology, Government of India, Indian space Research Organization (ISRO), BHEL and Defense Research and Development Organization (DRDO). The conference witnessed a huge participation from all over the world, and a total of 150 research papers were presented. The keynote address was delivered by Prof. S. Bhattacharya, Fayetteville state University, USA, Prof. Guirong Liu, Director, University of Cincinnati, USA, Prof. A. Md. Mahbub, Shenzhen, Graduate School of Harbin Institute of Technology, China. Other invited speakers were Prof. S.K. Saha, IIT Delhi, Prof. C. Amarnath, IIT Bombay, Prof. B.K.Mishra, IIT Roorkee, Prof. G.K. Ananthasuresh, IISC, Bangalore, Dr, S. Guruprasad, Director, DRDO and Dr. Lalit singh, Scientist, NPCIL, DAE, Govt. of India. A number of deliberations were made on the applications of dynamics of Machines, Man-machine Systems, Manufacturing, Condition Monitoring, Rotor Dynamics and Energy and Environment. Dr. Sharma discussed the lubrication characteristics of hydrodynamic bearing with partial and fully textured surface. Dr. Sharma expressed his deep sense of gratitude towards the organizers of the conference for inviting him in the conference. He has also thanked the Vice-Chancellor, SMVDU &Head of School of Mechanical Engineering for thier support and encouragement.

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SMVDU Katra, April 2019. Er. Ankush Raina, Faculty Member, School of Mechanical Engineering, Shri Mata Vaishno Devi University (SMVDU), Katra, presented papers in 22nd International Conference on Wear of Materials from 14th to 18th April, 2019 at Miami, Florida, USA. The conference was organised by Elsevier and Wear of Materials, USA. The faculty member presented two papers in the area of Lubrication. The first presentation was on “Friction and wear performance of olive oil containing nanoparticles in boundary and mixed lubrication regimes”. The paper was co-authored by Er. Love Kerni and Er. Mir Irfan Ul Haq, Assistant Professor, SME, SMVDU. The second presentation was on “Friction and wear characteristics of diamond nanoparticles mixed with copper oxide for steel/Al alloy contacts” which was co-authored by Dr. Ankush Anand, Associate Professor, SME, SMVDU. Er. Mir Irfan Ul Haq, Assistant Professor, SME, SMVDU, and Dr. Sanjay Mohan Sharma, Assistant Professor, SME, SMVDU. The conference was attended by leading researchers from academia and industry working in the field of Friction, Wear and Lubrication of Mechanical components. Er. Raina got a chance to interact with the speakers from different countries which includes USA, Russia, Spain, Germany, Brazil, Mexico, UK, Canada, France, China, Malaysia, Chile, Netherlands, Austria Sweden, Belgium, Portugal, and Italy. Head, SME Dr. R. K. Mishra congratulated Er. Raina for successful representation of SMVDU at the international level. Er. Raina expressed his gratitude to university authorities for funding his visit.

17092019 sanjaySMVDU Katra, September 2019. Mr. Sanjay Sharma, Faculty, School of Mechanical Engineering, Shri Mata Vaishno Devi University (SMVDU), Katra has been declared qualified for the award of degree of Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) in Mechanical Engineering by I.K.G. Punjab Technical University, Jalandhar, Punjab. He carried out his research on the topic, titled, “Numerical Study on Worn Hydrodynamic Journal Bearing under Static and Transient Loading”, under the supervision of Dr. R.K. Awasthi, Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering, B.C.E.T Gurdaspur, Punjab.

06022018 ProfBalbirSMVDU Katra: Dr. Balbir Singh, Associate Professor, School of Mechanical Engineering, Shri Mata Vaishno Devi University successfully completed five-day’s workshop on “ZED Master-Trainer Training Program’ organized by Allied Boston, training partner of Quality Council of India at Gurugram. Dr. Singh has been listed as ZED Master Trainer by QCI. ZED Certification Scheme is Zero Defect and Zero Effect which is launched by Government of India to promote 22,222 Micro, Small, Medium Enterprises (MSMEs) in first phase, to become globally competitive through financial support for assessment, ZED rating and certification. Dr. Singh has planned to work in consultation with MSME-DI of region to raise Industry awareness and training program on ZED Certification scheme, hence to improve the quality standards of industries. Further, to develop Industry-Institute partnership in region, 2nd Industry Academia Conclave (IAC-2018) is planned for March 2018 wherein common strategies can be explored for mutual benefits of Industries and Technical Institutions of region.

23082019 picJammu, August 19: Dr. Sanjay Mohan, Faculty in School of Mechanical Engineering, Shri Mata Vaishno Devi University (SMVDU), Katra had presented a paper in 6th International Conference on Advances in Mechanical Engineering at Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia held from 14-16th August, 2019. The theme of the Conference was focussed around “Innovations and Latest Research findings in Mechanical Engineering” and participants from all over World attended the Conference. The conference was organised by Universtiy Technology Mara, Society of Mechanical enginers Liveliness and Robotic Institue of Malaysia. The paper presented by Dr. Sanjay threw light on the influence of solid lubricant on the Mechanical and Tribological behaviour of Iron based composites. The Conference experts appreciated the work carried out by the team, and Dr. Sanjay Mohan was confered the Best Presenter award. Amongst 200 participants from all over world, the paper presented by Dr. Sanjay Mohan was also confered the Best paper award. Dr. Sanjay Mohan expressed his thanks to the co-author of the paper namely Dr. Ankush Anand from SMVDU. Dr. Sanjay has also expressed his gratitude to Dr. R.K.Sinha, Vice Chancellor, SMVDU for allowing him to attend the Conference and present his research work.

SMVDU Katra: Mr. Vivudh Gupta, Research Scholar, School of Mechanical Engineering presented a paper titled ‘Study of Latest Trends in Hybrid Electric Discharge Machining Process - A Review’ in 4th International Conference on Industrial Engineering (ICIE-2017) organized by Department of Mechanical Engineering, Sardar Vallabhbhai National Institute of Technology, Surat, in association with Indian Institution of Industrial Engineering, Mumbai, held from Dec. 21 - 23, 2017. Dr. Balbir Singh, Head of the School of Mechanical Engineering and other faculty members congratulated Mr. Vivudh Gupta.

29072019 smebalbirSMVDU Karra,July 2019. Dr. Balbir Singh, Senior Faculty, School of Mechanical Engineering, Shri Mata Vaishno Devi University (SMVDU), Katra, delivered expert lecture on ‘Research Trends in Macro and Micro Electrical Discharge Machining’ in TEQIP-III sponsored Short Term Course ‘Recent Advances in Micro Manufacturing (RAMM-2019’) organized by Department of Mechanical Engineering, Bundelkhand Institute of Engineering and Technology, Jhansi (U.P.). While addressing faculty members from various Engineering colleges, Dr. Singh also emphasised on exposing students to Industry 4.0, its emerging technologies, smart manufacturing and smart services so as to prepare students for the future industries.

a23102017 DrBalbirSinghaSMVDU Katra: Dr. Balbir Singh, Associate Professor and Head, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Shri Mata Vaishno Devi University, completed his Six Sigma Green Belt Certification from Indian Statistical Institute, New Delhi. Dr. Singh is also qualified as an internal auditor for the IS/ISO 9001:2015, IS/ISO 14001:2015 and ISO 18001:2007 Standards. Six Sigma is a quality improvement approach used to bring down defects level to 3.4 parts per million opportunities. Dr. Singh is planning to work for the improvement of quality level in local industries through MSME cluster and Industry-Academia association (IAC). First IAC-2017 was held in SMVDU in March 2017 and now planning for 2nd IAC in December 2017 wherein industrialists and academicians can jointly explore areas to work on issues faced by industries. The objective of this association is to work jointly in getting national and international recognition such as ZED (zero defects and zero effect), Six Sigma etc. by state industries. To further support industries, labs in the Engineering Department of SMVDU are fully equipped with production based machines and testing facilities which can be accessed by industries.

17062019 irfanKatra: Er. Mir Irfan Ul Haq, Assistant Professor, School of Mechanical Engineering delivered a talk at Society of Tribologists and Lubrication Engineers(STLE) Annual Meeting-2019 at Nashville, Tennessee, USA held during 19th May,2019 to 23rd May,2019. Er. Mir was awarded travel grant by DST-SERB under Young Scientist category to deliver the talk on a co-authored work entitled “Effect of MoS2 on the Tribological Performance of AA7075/Si3N4 Composite”. The work was co-authored by Dr. Ankush Anand, Assoc. Professor, SME, SMVDU. The conference was organized by STLE and co-sponsored by American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME). The week-long event was attended by various scientists and industry experts working in the field of tribology. Er. Mir Irfan got an opportunity to interact with various tribologists, material scientists and industrial experts from various countries during the event. Er. Mir Irfan thanked university authorities and expressed his gratitude to Dr. Sanjay Mohan (AP, SME), Er. Ankush Raina (AP, SME) and Rajiv Kumar (AP, SME) for their valuable inputs in the work.

Kakryal: One day industrial visit is organized by the Department of Mechanical Engineering, SMVDU for imparting technical exposure to students of 1st and 2nd year, M. Tech (Manufacturing and Automation) under supervision of team of faculty members headed by Dr. Balbir Singh, Head, Department of Mechanical Engineering, SMVDU. In Dabur group, Bari Brahmana Jammu, students experienced the automation of plant and the live functioning of various stages in the processing of products such as Hajmola, Odomos, FEM skin cream, Odonil, Gulabari etc. Pure mechanical working in fabrication of wire mesh, crate wire are observed by students to get practical exposure of wire drawing, bending, wire knitting etc. in Shuvam industries, Industrial Estate, Digiana, Jammu.

30042019 TedXSMVDU Katra, April 2019. Tarun Mahajan, Student of School of Mechanical Engineering at Shri Mata Vaishno Devi University (SMVDU), Katra, attended TEDx India Organizers Workshop 2019 recently. The two-day workshop was hosted by the TEDx India Ambassador, Mr. Ajit Sharma, in Jaipur, Rajasthan. The workshop was exclusively for Indian Licensees and Organizers designed to provide learning & collaboration opportunities to all the active TEDx Organizers of India and to discuss best practices & ideas for the TEDx India community. Mr. Mahajan being the organizer of TEDxSMVDU 2018 event represented in the Shri Mata Vaishno Devi University was only person to represent Jammu & Kashmir state. The workshop was attended by some of the oldest and newest TEDx Organizers of India, from more than 22 Indian cities joined for one of the largest TEDx Organizers Workshop. Tarun said that it was an all-round learning experience for him as people from almost 22+ cities ranging from school students, teachers & Principals, college students, college Professors, to Entrepreneurs from diverse fields who were made to spend maximum time together. Unlike sitting and attending lectures there were interactive session where the participants discussed and shared their experiences. Tarun Mahajan expressed his gratitude to his mentors, and thanked SMVDU for providing him with such an opportunity.

12042017 aumnimechSMVDU Katra: Arpit Kaushik, an alumnus of Department of Mechanical Engineering, SMVDU (B.Tech. 2011-2015 batch) conducted one to one session with students of Mechanical Engineering on 11th April. Arpit Kaushil appeared in 15 exams and finally achieved success and grabbed 3 appointments as Probationary Officer in PNB and Rajasthan Marudhara Gramin Bank along with passing in SSC CGL exam. He motivated students to focus on your goal but always have back up plan also. Dr. Balbir Singh, Head Deptt. of Mechanical Engineering with 33 yrs. of working experience gave three rules to achieve goal at any desired position: Optimism, Sincere efforts and Faith in God. The talk ended with questionnaire session on preparation strategies and job avenues for mechanical engineers in today’s competitive world.

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