Katra, 8 Sept: NASSCOM (The National Association of Software and Services Companies) – a body governing the IT industry; in its recent decision in connection with campus recruitment for the session 2011-2012 has started the recruitment process in the IT sector may commence after the completion of third year B. Tech. program. Consequently all major IT companies, like, TCS, HCL, Infosys, L&T Infotech, Capegemeni, etc. kick started their campus recruitment much ahead of schedule for the session. As per latest available information, the total hiring of fresher’s for the session 2012 is expected to be more than 2 lacs. All the premier institutes have started their campus drive in full swing and keeping pace with them, Shri Mata Vaishno Devi University, Katra; has also initiated its Campus Recruitment program for the session 2011-2012 w.e.f. 8th Sept. 2011 with TCS being the first recruiter.
Prof. R.N.K. Bamezai, Vice Chancellor of the university; flagged off the placement drive at the University Campus and wished all the participating students a great success in the selection process. Mr. B.K. Bhatia, Placement Officer, SMVDU told media persons that for this session the university will also facilitate other professional Institutes in the region for Campus Recruitment drive at SMVDU campus.
CONCORDANCE 2011 - an official meet of the first year students with the senior students, was organized at 6-8:30PM on 29th Aug. 2011 in the Matrika Auditorium. There were various cultural performances interspersed with the introductions of the new students. Hon’ble Vice Chancellor Prof. RNK Bamezai was the chief guest of the event. The function was preceded by an Orientation Programme which was organized to familiarize the freshers with the academic and extracurricular activities and facilities of the University. The Deans of four constituent Colleges and the Dean of Students’ addressed the students regarding the academic and extracurricular activities of the University. The programme was concluded with the address of the Vice Chancellor. More than 1000 students, members of faculty, staff and their families were the witness of the cultural evening. In the end, Hon’ble Vice Chancellor Prof. R.N.K. Bamezai wished a fruitful life in SMVDU and a bright future ahead for the students. The event concluded with the expression of a sense of gratitude towards all those contributed to the successful organization of the event.
Katra 30: A 6 day “Workshop on Hands-on Training in Bioinformatics” for the students of B. Tech. (IBT), M. Sc. (Biotechnology) and Ph. D. (Biotechnology) in School of Biotechnology is being conducted from August 30 2011 to 4th September 2011 in collaboration with BCS- in silico Biology (BCS-ISB), a bioinformatics consultancy company in Lucknow. The concern focuses on various aspects of Computational Biology and Bioinformatics to build solutions to complex biological and data analysis problems faced by scientists, biotechnology companies and colleges. They provide Bioinformatics education and training to Post Graduate and Under Graduate students in the fields of database development, computational bioinformatics, Proteomics and Comparative Genomics through the state of art technology laboratories so as to prepare them to meet the future challenges. The workshop is planned such that the students gain hands-on experience in various Bioinformatic tools from the expert Lectures and Practical sessions to be conducted by Mr. Ankur Mohan (Director), Ms. Pallavi Gangwar (Project Manager) and Mr. Avinash Gupta (Faculty and BDE)
The inaugural Session of the Workshop was held on 30th August, 2011 at School of Biotechnology which was attended by Deans and Directors of various Schools, Faculty members, Staff members, Research scholars and UG & PG students. Prof. V. Verma presented the Inaugural Address of the Workshop highlighting the vast scope of Bioinformatics in modern research. Coordinator of the Workshop is Dr. Sharada Potukuchi, Asst. Prof., School of Biotechnology presented the Introductory remarks of the Workshop. Mr. B.K. Bhatia, Training & Placement Officer, SMVDU interacted with the mentors from BCS-InSilico Biology (BCS-ISB) Lucknow. Dr. Samantha Vaishnavi, Lecturer SBT and Cocordinator of the Workshop presented the Vote of thanks on the occasion. The support of Prof. R.N.K. Bamezai, Vice Chancellor, SMVDU and financial assistance from the DBT funded BIF project is gratefully acknowledged for the conduct of the Workshop.
Katra, 15 August: Bursting with patriotic fervor, the Students, Faculty & Staff of Shri Mata Vasihno Devi University celebrated the 65th Independence Day of India at an impressive and colorful function.
Hon’ble vice-Chancellor Prof. R.N K Bamezai unfurled the Tricolor & took the guard of honor followed by National Anthem. In his address, Prof. Bamezai greeted the faculty, staff and students on the Independence Day and spoke about the rights and duties of a good citizen. He also reminded the gathering about the sacrifices made by the great patriot of the nation like Mahatma Gandhi, Subash Chander Bose, Bhagat Singh & others. He emphasized about the duty and responsibilities of each citizen towards the country and the institution. He encouraged the students and faculty to take a lead and become a source of inspiration for others. “It is incumbent upon each member of the SMVDU family to work towards taking the institution to that height so that it is globally appreciated. He encouraged that everyone needs to think beyond their present duty and not to restrict themselves to one field only, but to the interdisciplinary research and society at large”. He appreciated the effort made by the faculty members, staff and students to bring the university to such a height that it is globally accepted.
Two students of B.Tech(Computer Science & Engineering) who have just completed the sixth semester have been selected for Summer Internship in Indian Institute of Sciences Bangalore. IISc Bangalore is one of the best institutions of higher learning in the country and the two students were looking forward to work there for a period of two months.
Similarly two students of B.Tech program were selected for Summer Internship at TATA Consultancy Services for a period of two months. Students from SMVDU are regularly placed with top notch Institutions of Higher Learning, Research and the Industry for summer internship to ensure that they get maximum exposure in their chosen fields of work.
The corporate placements of the students passing out from a university with a Professional degree like B.Tech or M.B.A. has become one more yardstick, among others, to measure the effectiveness of the academic program and managerial capabilities of the university. From a student’s perspective, placement with the corporate world through the Campus placement exercise is an external recognition of the hard work and labor that one has put in achieving excellence in a chosen area of profession. From the University’s perspective this is not only a yardstick of measuring the effectiveness but also a third part validation of its academic program in preparing a student to excel in his/her chosen area of profession for which he/she is trained at the university.
Shri Mata Vaishno Devi University, a fully residential and highly technical University established by an Act of J&K State Legislature and recognized by UGC under Section 12(B) and 2(f) of the UGC Act of 1956, has always been committed towards preparing professionals whose training in line with the requirements of the industry. The rapid career growth of the alumni of the University and the wide recognition of the University by the corporate world are clear indicators of the success achieved by the University in training its students and providing opportunities to the students to make a mark for themselves in the corporate world. The interaction of the University with the corporate world is not only for placements but the University interfaces with the corporate world on multiple fronts as given below:
1. Collaborations have been entered into with the corporate world to create state of the art lab infrastructure for conduct of academic & research work. SMVDU has entered into collaboration with Multi-national firms like Freescale Semiconductors, Xilinx Inc., Nulux Industries, Prathistha Industries to set up labs. Faculty members and students have been provided training by these industries for ensuring that their skills are in tune with the requirements of the industry.
2. Students work on projects sponsored by the corporate world thus getting a feel of real life projects as they happen in the industry. Major industries mentioned above have been sponsoring projects for the students.
3. Students attend Skill Enhancement workshops conducted by highly trained professionals from the corporate world at SMVDU Campus or the Corporate Office. Students have been attending workshops and seminars conducted by TCS, Infosys, Wipro, EMC2, Aircel, TATA Teleservices, Freescale Semiconductors, Nulux, Prathistha Industries, Sonalika Tractors, MSMEand Indian Army to name a few.
( Training Workshop by TATA Teleservices )
( Team from Wipro for Wipro 10X Training Program for Faculty )
( Team from Indian Army Interacting with Students )
( Team from TATA Consultancy Services getting familiarized with Faculty in University )
4. Faculty members have provided consultancy services to manufacturing industries like Intex Industries, Forbes Marshall Ltd. And Godrej & Boyce Manufacturing Co. besides Hosting & Service industries likeManas Hosting, Bangalore & Food Malls. This provides faculty members and students to work on industry relevant projects.
5. Industry Internship or Summer Training as it is traditionally known, of the students with industries of repute. Students are sent for Summer Training to corporate world including names like TCS, BHEL, Sonalika Tractors, Fedders Lloyd, JBM, ITI Bangalore, Mahindra Group, J&K Bank, Punjab National Bank, Hindustan Machine Tools, Sudhir Gensets, HDFC Bank, Frick India Ltd., NHPC, HPCL, ABB, Maruti Industries Ltd.,
6. Providing opportunities for Campus Placement of Students in the corporate world keeping their skill-set, career options and aspirations in mind. This facility is also extended to ex-Students of the university who have passed out. A dedicated Alumni Association of the University (http://www.smvdualumni.net), initiated and administered by the students, works actively towards providing placement opportunities for the students
Placement season 2010-11 at SMVDU began in a very organized manner with a lot of input and planning from the placement Team consisting of members of Placement Cell, Faculty Placement Coordinators & Student Placement Coordinators. The objective of the team was to ensure that all students of B.Tech & MBA program, who were interested in placements, would be provided ample opportunities to ensure that they get jobs with the companies of their choice thus, giving them a positive nudge right at the beginning of their career. The team selectively contacted the companies which were on the radar of the students in terms of their choice of career and then invited them to visit the campus for the placement process. The task of inviting the companies was done in a record time with significant help from the student coordinators who helped the faculty members and the T&P Staff in ensuring that everything was done on time.
Multinational Companies Nestle India, Water Health Private Ltd. and IBM (Daksh) were among the first visitors to the Campus in November & December 2010. Interestingly, this year students of traditional Programs like M.A. & M.Sc. were also provided opportunities for placement with some multi-national companies. Both Nestle & Water Health Pvt. Ltd. hired 02 students each while IBM (Daksh) hired 09 students from the campus
The fire-works in the New Year 2011 started with the visit from TATA Consultancy Services. A large team of consultants and HR Specialists selected 39 students after a two day rigorous process. Immediately after this the team from HCL Technologies visited the campus and selected 29 students. Fujitsu India proceeded to select 03 students while Syntel Inc. selected 02 students. Capgemini selected 16 studentswhile IBM selected 14 students. Prathista Industries Ltd. selected 06, Lilliput Kidswear Pvt. Ltd. (02), SBI Life Insurance Co. ltd. (03), HCL Comnet (01), Phoenix Maritime Services Pvt. Ltd. (12), HDFC Bank Ltd. (05) and ICICI Bank Ltd. selected 07 students.
Subsequently Mahindra First Choice Wheels Ltd. (06),NIIT Ltd.(01), HDFC Standard (03), Bajaj Allianz (04), Hindustant Coca Cola (01), Sasken Communications (01) picked up students after putting them through the grueling recruitment process.
A common opinion expressed by all the recruiters was regarding the high quality of students and the excellent infrastructure of the University. General Manager (HR) of HCL predicted that SMVDU would soon be a very tough hunting ground for the recruiters considering the large competition among the recruiters to hire from here. Team from Capgemini appreciated the fact that SMVDU only admitted students through the AIEEE process thus focusing only on merit for its intake. All recruiters expressed their deep sense of satisfaction with the quality of students being recruited and the excellent infrastructure at SMVDU for teaching as well as for conducting large scale events. Due to the excellent planning, coordination and sincere efforts made by the T&P Cell along with the Faculty Coordinators and most importantly the Student Coordinators, the high rate of success in placements has been achieved by the University in a very short time.
It is interesting to note that almost all students, who were interested in getting placed and did not want to pursue higher education were placed with the companies coming to the organization. Significant to mention here is the fact that sizeable number of students pursue higher education after completion of the B.Tech program. The B.Tech program at SMVDU maintains high quality standard of educations thus ensuring that large number of students are able to get admissions into premier institutions across the country and abroad. Given below are some of the students of B.Tech program from last 2-3 batches who are pursuing higher education in India & Abroad.
The stress on Quality input, better employment opportunities to the student & preparing student for higher studies by the Hon’ble Vice-Chancellor Prof. R.N.K Bamezai has borne its fruits. He expresses satisfaction on the better pick up of the placement session for the current batch and expects that in the coming years SMVDU should be able to attract best of the recruiters on the Campus for placements.
Disclaimer: All Logos are Registered Trademarks of the respective Companies and have been shown here only to emphasize the absorption of students in these companies.
The three day IEEE International Conference on Communication Systems & Network Technologies, 2011 concluded on 5th June at Shri Mata Vaishno Devi University with the valedictory function. This brought to close the three days of hectic technical discussions regarding newer technologies their optimization and sharing of ideas between the researchers and academicians regarding improvements in technologies and their possible impact on the life of a common man.
The valedictory function was presided over by Prof. Hun Mandaloo IIT Delhi, Prof. Deepak Bhatnagar Chairman IEEE MTT India council & Dr.Rajender Singh,Director DRDO. CommanderVijay Singh from NRB (National Research Board) gave the presentation on the support policy of NRB for sponsoring of research projects for young scientists and academicians. He emphasize on submission of research proposals to NRB.
Discussing about the activities of the three day event, the eminent and distinguished guests came up with even more innovative and constructive ideas which could help such programmes be even more successful and effective. It was decided that the presentations should be made mandatory for all the participants.
Dr. Amit Kant Pandit, Convener of the Conference presented the Vote of Thanks and thanked all delegates and resource personnel for their contribution in making the conference productive and successful. Dr. Pandit tanked the Hon’ble Vice-Chancellor for his guidance and support in organizing this conference. H further thanked the various sections of the University including the Guest House, Transport Section, Security and all other university faculty and staff for making the conference a success
Katra June 03: The three day IEEE International Conference on “Communication Systems and Network Technology” (CSNT-2011) was declared open by His Excellency, Honorable Governor, J&K, Shri. N.N.Vohra, the chief guest for the event, today on 3rd of June,2011 here at Shri Mata Vaishno Devi University, Katra.
The patron for the event was Prof.R.N.K. Bamezai, honorable vice chancellor ,SMVDU. The keynote speaker of the event was Prof. Snasel Vaclav, a member of IEEE,USA from VSB- Technical university of Ostrava, Czech Republic, the general chair included Prof.G.S.Tomar, Director ,MITS,Gwalior and Prof.Ajith Abraham ,a renowned academician and a senior member of IEEE from Norway. The local chair included Dr.Amit Kant Pandit,the convener of the conference and Dr.Vipan Kakkar, Director of school of ECE,Smvdu. Prof M.L.Garg, Dean, College of Engineering, Smvdu was in the program committee chair.
Prof. Ajith Abraham enlightened the participants and students regarding the significance of communication systems and network technology. He said that it would be a great learning experience for the students. He mentioned that we need more technologies, which can be done by conferences like this organized all over. He also said that for locals it's a golden oppertunity, such events are rare in Jammu & Kashmir
After that Prof.G.S. Tomar descried that there are three stages of review, and around 930 papers arrived to the panel initially apart from that he said people from around 27 countries reviewed then papers. He also mentioned that one paper was reviewed by minimum of 3 reviewers and maximum of 10 reviewers which ensures that papers are of very high quality, Prof. Tomar also mentioned that University has beautiful infrastructure and is of international standard, that's why chosen for such a big event, he also spoke about current developments and scope in field of communication systems.
After that his excellency governor Jammu & Kashmir Shri N N Vohra Chancellor SMVDU, mentioned that he was happy to be part of the inaugural ceremony of this international communication systems and network technology (CSNT 2011) conference, his emphasis was on the impact of this communication technology on the administration system. He laid stress on the digitalization of the papers work so that mobilizing of people has less effect on work.
His excellency also mentioned that a big challenge for developing nations is afford ability of new technologies and if that is not achieved then the research is limited.
Finally the vote of thanks was presented by Dr.Amit Kant Pandit . The whole event is being sponsored by Microsoft, IEEE and ministry of defence, DRDO. The conference would include paper presentations from eminent researchers and professors across the country and abroad. The event would be lasting for three days.
Katra June 2: The first IEEE International conference on Communication Systems and Network Technologies is being organized in Shri Mata Vaishno Devi University, Kakrayal. The conference will be held from 3rd June to 5th June. The inaugural function will be on 3rd June in the Matrika auditorium from 9:45 am onwards. The chief guest for the conference will be Padma Vibushan, Shri N.N. Vohra, His Excellency, Governor, Jammu And Kashmir (Chancellor, SMVD Univeristy). The conference will be addressed by the Honorable Vice Chancellor, Shri Mata Vaishno Devi University, Prof. R N Bamezai and the Convener of the conference, Dr. Amit Kant Pandit. Along with him there will be some eminent personalities from across the globe, Prof. Snasel Vaclav, Czech Republic, Dr. Shuja Ahmad Abbasi, Saudi Arabia, Prof. Ajith Abraham, Austarlia, Dr. Kusum Deep, IIT Roorkee, Prof. Rajeev Tripathi, MNNIT, Allahabad, India, Prof. G S tomar, Gwalior, Captain S K Thakur, Director NRB, and Prof. Hun Mandaloo, IIT Delhi. All these distinguished personalities will be presiding over various sessions during the conference.
This is the first step which is being taken by any institution in the state of Jammu and Kashmir to organize such an international conference. It will be a great platform which will help students get acquainted with the latest developments in the field of communication and network technologies.
Katra June 1: Shri Mata Vaishno Devi University had successfully organized previous two INSPIRE camps fully supported by the Department of Science & Technology (DST), GOI under the banner of Innovation in Science Pursuit for Inspired Research (INSPIRE) Science Internship Camp Program and took the initiative to continue in the third camp at present as well scheduled from 28th May 2011 to 1st June 2011.
SMVDU has become the first University in the state of Jammu & Kashmir to host over 1300 students from allover the state in these three INSPIRE Camps held in April 2010 , June, 2010 and May 2011 respectively. These students were mentored by over 60 eminent scientists from all over the country. 500 students who participated in the 3rd camp were drawn from over 90 schools form Jammu and Kashmir divisions of the state. On the first day of inauguration, the Dr. S. K. Wanchoo, Organizing Coordinator of the camp, underscored the importance of the INSPIRE Camp to nurture future talents in J&K in science and technology.
Prof. R.N.K. Bamezai, Vice chancellor of Shri Mata Vaishno Devi University gave the first INSPIRE expository lecture on the recent developments in the area of Human Genomics to the issue “ understand why we are different?”. With the advent of modern biology, supported by technological developments and innovations, the importance of genomic variations and its functional implications as a risk factor, especially in human diseases, has become apparent. What used to be an abstract concept of an inherent reason being transmitted down the generation to shape as a risk factor for inflicting a disease, has started unfolding itself with the development of understanding of the subject of Human Genetics and Genomics.
Prof. J.V. Narlikar (Physics) gave the second INSPIRE expository and 3rd SMVDU Colloquium lecture series entitled “Cosmic Illusions”. He emphasized on the illusions created by different large cosmic bodies due to the gravitational convergence of light and creation of multiple images of objects in space. These hypothesizes were also supported by simple illustrations to make the students understand its importance and creation of interest in the subject.
Prof. V Kannan, Vice Chancellor of Hyderabad University delivered the 4th SMVDU colloquium and INSPIRE expository lecture during the camp on the various important application areas of mathematics.
Other mentors who participated in the camp included Prof. A. B. Roy from Presidency University, Kolkota, Prof. S. K. Khanduja, IISER, Mohali, Prof. P. K. Madhu, Tata Institute of Fundamental Research, Mumbai, Prof. A. K. Bhatnaghar, University of Delhi, Prof. Devesh Sinha, University of Delhi, Dr. M. J. Narlikar, Pune, Prof. A K Susheela, AIIMS and ED Flourosis foundation, New Delhi, Prof. A. K. Bakshi, University of Delhi, Prof. J. Chattopadhyay, ISI, Kolkota, Dr. A. Mukhopadhyay, DST, GOI, Prof. D. P. Abrol, SUKAST, Jammu and Prof. P. N. Kotru, University of Jammu. A total of 15 mentors invited from all over India interacted with the 500 student participants of the Camp in over 35 parallel sessions, 10 INSPIRE expository lectures on the five broader domains of science in addition to the interesting science is fun session by Mineesh Gulati. Out of the fifteen fellows 11 were fellows of various science academies. An interesting Q&A session with seven mentors was another highlight of the camp which was appreciated by the participants.