Students Participate in Youth Festival – SAMMILAN 2013 PDF Print E-mail


Students receiving prize for debate

A team of 8 students under the leadership of Mr. Aman Kumar Jha (2009EEC20) participated in the Annual Youth Festival -SAMMILAN 2013 of Model Institute of Engineering and Technology, Jammu on 23rd March 2013. The students took part in 5 events and they won 4 prizes in total. The details of the participation are as follows:



Research Scholar wins FL Foundation Scholarship Award PDF Print E-mail

03042013_PicPalvi Gupta D/o Smt. Sudershan Gupta and Sh.Satish Gupta a Research Scholar at School of Physics, Shri Mata Vaishno Devi University, Katra (J&K) got the Fair and Lovely foundation scholarship 2012 at YB Chavan Auditorium, Mumbai on 21st March 2013. Total 225 students all over India were selected for this scholarship and 40 students out of 225 were invited for this award ceremony. She has been selected by the panel of judges through an interview which were held at Lucknow on 8 Feb, 2013. She is the only candidate from J&K who has been facilitated with this award by FAL foundation this year.

Formed in 2003, the Fair & Lovely Foundation aims at female economic empowerment. It aims to achieve this through providing information, resources, inputs and support in the areas of education, career and enterprise. Fair & Lovely, as a brand, stands on the economic empowerment platform and the foundation is an extension of this promise. The award is given to encourage the economic empowerment of the Indian woman through information and resources in the areas of Education, Career and Enterprise.

Fair & Lovely Foundation understands the importance of education for women. The support provided by Fair & Lovely Foundation has helped girls avail opportunities of higher education and acquire skills in appropriate professions thereby carving a path for their future.

The Fair & Lovely Foundation provides scholarships each year for deserving girl students who display an excellent academic track record, as well as social initiative and drive. To date, the Foundation has given out more than 1300 scholarships to deserving applicants. Scholarship is open only to women with Indian citizenship who want to pursue graduation, post graduation and PhD studies from Government Recognized Indian Universities. Scholarship will be awarded solely as per the discretion of the panel of judges.

VC SMVDU inaugurates National Conference on Global Economic Meltdown


UGC sponsored One- day National conference on “Contemporary Issues in Business with reference to Global Economic Meltdown” organised by College of Management, Shri Mata Vaishno Devi University was inaugurated by Prof. Sudhir K Jain, Vice Chancellor in the university campus. The event witnessed presence of eminent academic and corporate professionals. The event started with lighting of the lamp by the Chief Guest Prof. S. K. Jain, Hon’ble Vice Chancellor; Guest of Honour and Keynote speaker, Prof. Neelu Rohmetra, Rector Kathua campus, University of Jammu and Mr. Ashok Kumar Mattu, DGM, Reserve Bank of India, Jammu, J&K. The session was also chaired by Prof. B.C. Sharma, Dean placements, The Business School, University of Jammu; Prof. Varsha Mehta, Director, The Business School, University of Jammu; Prof. N.D. Mathur, Dean, University of Rajasthan; Prof. B.K. Basu, University of Kolkata; Prof. D. Mukhopadyay, Dean College of Management, Shri Mata Vaishno Devi University, Prof. T.A. Bhawani, Economist from Institute of Economic Growth and the faculty members of the College of Management, Shri Mata Vaishno Devi University. The keynote addresses were delivered by Prof. Jain, Prof. Mukhopadhyay, Prof. Rohmetra and Prof. Basu.

In his inaugural address, Prof. Sudhir Jain, Vice Chancellor, highlighted challenges faced by the organisations during meltdown and hoped that the deliberations in the seminar will be fruitful and will come out with some viable soutions .



Speaking on the occasion, Mr. Mattu introduced 7C’s in context of recession. Prof. Rohmetra highlighted the importance of cross cultural knowledge of the human resources in the organisations. Prof. Basu drew attention to the Euro-American financial risk and its impact on India. Prof. Bhawani narrated the importance of manufacturing industry in economy and its impact on India. Finally, Prof. Mathur enriched the session with the main focus on the flat economy followed by the paper presentations by the research scholars from different parts of the Country in two parallel sessions. Thirty quality research papers on different dimensions to combat the issue of recession meltdown were presented during the conference. The technical session reports were presented by Dr. Jyoti Sharma from Shri Mata Vaishno Devi University and Dr. Sanjeev Gupta from Central University of Himachal Pradesh.




Workshop on Translation Studies and Comparative Literature begins PDF Print E-mail


Prof. Sudhir K Jain, Vice Chancellor of Shri Mata Viashno Devi University inaugurated a UGC sponsored Five Day Workshop on Translation Studies and Comparative Literature: Paradigms and Practices in the university campus. Organized by the School of Languages and Literature, the workshop aims at generating a purposeful discussion on the issues relating to theories and practices of Translation and Comparative Literature, besides a great deal of focus on actually translating some works of literature, to generate a purposeful discussion on the issues relating to theories and practices of Translation and Comparative Literature. In his inaugural address, Prof. Jain appreciated the endeavor of the School and reinforced the integration of Science, Humanities and Philosophy which can lead to achieving the desired vision of an institution.

The Keynote speaker Prof. Avadesh K Singh, Director School of Translation Studies, IGNOU Delhi and the former Vice Chancellor Dr. Baba Saheb Ambedkar University Gujrat dwelt upon the explosion of knowledge in the 21st century and said the translation in the 21st century means translation from Hamlet to Hotel menu and there can be no survival without translation. He appreciated the university for taking the initiative of generating discussion on translation studies which is an empowering act in the 21st century.

Earlier the Dean of the college Prof. V K Bhat delivered the formal welcome address and conveyed his best wishes for the success of the seminar.

Speaking about the workshop, Dr. Vandhana Sharma, Director of the School of Languages and Literature and the workshop coordinator said that the workshop has been designed to produce passionate translators to enrich and globalize the Bhasa literature and to localize the Western canon. She hoped that sessions by prominent academia like Prof. AK Singh, Prof. Mohit K Ray, Prof. Chander Mohan and Dr. Roshan Sharma and practical sessions of translating the texts will generate interests and passion in the young scholars for translation. Dr. Sharma expressed her satisfaction at the response of participation from different universities and colleges of North India. Dr. Neeru Sharma, Asst. Professor in the School delivered the formal vote of thanks and the research scholars of the school Quleen Kaur and Simranpreet Kaur conducted the proceedings.

Prof. Lalit Mangotra. President Dogri Sanstha Jammu, Prof. Veena Gupta and Prof. Shashi Pathania also attended the inaugural function and gave their valuable inputs and suggestions for the enrichment of Dogri language and literature.

National Seminar in Mathematical Sciences inaugurated PDF Print E-mail


A National Seminar on Recent trends in Mathematical Sciences was inaugurated at Shri Mata vaishno Devi University by Prof. V. K. Bhat, Director, School of Mathematics & Dean College of Sciences on 22.03.2013. The Seminar is organised by School of Mathematics, SMVDU and is sponsored by UGC. Prof. Bhat conveyed good wishes from Prof. Sudhir. K. Jain, Hon’ble Vice Chancellor, Shri Mata Vaishno Devi University to all the participants for a successful Seminar. He recalled the contribution of great Mathematicians like Hilbert, Weyl, Gauss, Ramanujan etc to Mathematics. He highlighted the contribution of Emmy Noether (a German Mathematician) to theoretical Physics. He also highlighted the applications of Mathematics in Chemistry, Computer science and other branches of Science.


Prof. P. K. Jain, Former Head, Department of Mathematics, University of Delhi said that Mathematics is merely not a subject but a foundation of all Sciences. He also gave a brief about the application of Analysis to other areas of Mathematics.

Prof. B. S. Panda, (IIT Delhi) highlighted the importance of Discrete Mathematics in Computer science, Mechanical Engineering and other related areas.

Prof. S. D. Sharma, Head, Department of Mathematics, Central University, Jammu highlighted the relation of Mathematics to art and poetry.

Dr. A. K. Das, Convenor of the Seminar gave a brief about the Seminar and welcomed all the participants. He also conducted the proceedings.

Vote of thanks was proposed by Mr. Surender Singh.Approximately 120 delegates from SMVD University, IIT’s, Universities and Post graduate Colleges participated in the Seminar.

Outreach Program on Studying in UK held PDF Print E-mail


An outreach under the banner of Educations UK centre was conducted by School of Innovation and Community Development, SMVD University to acquaint the students about the higher education opportunities in UK. This event was organized as a part of the sustained relationship with British Council (BC), New Delhi was is now a little over 4 years old. Ms. Moneesha Gupta, Senior Project Manager, North India, Services for International Education Marketing, British Council, New Delhi was the resource person for the session. While interacting with over 120 students from different schools of the university she emphasized that UK offers a variety of unique opportunities to Indian students so far as higher education is concerned. She said that the admission criterion that is followed in the UK is individual applicant centric and there are no entrance exams like in India there. Universities and colleges in UK try to identify their potential students through the statement of purpose that every student is supposed to submit along with the application. Students who have excelled on areas other than their main area of study get preference over their peers who have only excelled in academics. Students asked many interesting questions during the session which were addressed by the speaker. The session provided a unique opportunity to our opportunity to students to clear their doubts. Dr. S. K. Wanchoo, Director I/c SICD thanked the speaker for delivering special lecture which was truly beneficial to the participants.

British Council has already setup Education UK Center a couple of years back for the benefit of campus community, which has been housed in the Central Library. The centre is equipped with literature about all the leading institutions in the UK.

SMVDU Faculty wins young scientist award PDF Print E-mail


Dr. Vinay Kumar, School of Physics, Shri Mata Vaishno Devi University was awarded with Young Scientists Award in recognition of his outstanding contributions in the area of nanotechnology in the National Conference on Physics of Engineering Materials (NCPEM- 2013) organized by Department of Physics, Deenbandhu Chhotu Ram University of Science and technology (DCRUST), Murthal, Haryana from March 15-17, 2013. There were about 200 delegates from all part of India. Five best young scientists were shortlisted for this award. Dr. Kumar presented his work on the fluorescent nanoparticles so called nanophosphor and their practical use in Forensic Science for latent finger print development, light emitting diodes (LEDs), compact fluorescence lamps (CFLs) and high-resolution TV screen.

Dr. Kumar is very motivated, excited and passionate about science, and was thrilled to receive this award. “It is wonderful to be recognized by my peers and I am happy to be the recipient of the Young Scientist Award,” says Kumar. “I felt honoured yet humble to be on the list of other scientists who went on to make great contributions in material science and nanotechnology.” Dr. Kumar has published 38 papers in various international reputed and peer reviewed journals. Beside this, currently, he is handling three major research project worth Rs. 63,00,000/- as principal investigator in the School of Physics, SMVDU.

Sh. John Samuel interacts with students at SMVD University, Katra PDF Print E-mail


A guest lecture on “PERSONAL EXCELLENCE”, by Sh. John Samuel, Chief Post Master General, Jammu and Kashmir’ was organized by College of Management SMVD University. The lecture was attended by the students and the faculty.

Dean, College of Management, Dr. D. Mukhopadhyay, welcomed the guest and briefed him about College of Management.

Sh. John Samuel began his lecture, laying emphasis on Personal life Management skills. He said excellence not only mean getting a good job but also your interest and passion for something beyond ordinary. He also suggested doing whatever one wished with passion as well as with strong commitment. While sharing these views with the audience, he threw ample light on the importance of achieving excellence in personal life. In this he quoted examples of some great personalities as Dr. Abdul Kalam, Mother Teresa, Mahatma Gandhi and others for their visionary work ethics. Mr. Samuel also emphasized upon the need for a person to identify his purpose, principle and priorities in life as these factors actually guide an individual’s life and balance these to optimize the performance factor. He advised students to move out from the comfort zone to courage zone. During the hour – long interactive session, a ‘Test’ on ‘Thinking’ was also given to the audience which was answered by them with great enthusiasm. Following the interest of the audience Mr. Samuel also showered light on the future of Indian Postal Sector. At the conclusion, an interesting question answer session was held, where in Mr. Samuel responded to the queries from the audience in his own inimitable style.

The lecture was quite effective and motivating for the listeners and guiding light for excelling in personal as well as professional life. Credit for the success of this special event goes, in large measure, to the dedicated efforts of Students from College of Management.

VC SMVDU inaugurates National Conference in Mathematics PDF Print E-mail


A two day National Conference on Algebra, Analysis and Applications was inaugurated by Prof. S. K. Jain, Vice Chancellor, Shri Mata Vaishno Devi University on 15.03.2013. The conference is organised by School of Mathematics, SMVDU and is funded by CSIR & UGC. In his inaugural address Prof. Jain recalled the works of great ancient Indian Mathematicians like Aryabhatta & Bhaskara and Mathematicians of modern times like Ramanujan & Harishchandra. He highlighted the importance of Mathematics in other areas too and appreciated the effort of the School for organising the conference.


Prof. V. K. Bhat, Director, School of Mathematics & Dean College of Sciences in his welcome address highlighted the importance of certain aspects of Algebra & Applications in other branches of Mathematics and other subjects like Biotechnology, Computer science, Humanities and Management. He appreciated the active participation of faculty, scholars & students of School of Mathematics. He thanked the officials of the different sections of University for their support.

Prof. R. K. Sharma (IIT, Delhi) recalled the verses from Vedas about the importance of Mathematics. He mentioned that people without Mathematical background could be motivated towards the study of Mathematics. He encouraged students towards sincere work leading to some remarkable results.

Prof. M. Mursaleen, AMU in his address talked about certain notions of Analysis and their application and suggested to hold such conferences in future also.

Ms.Roop Avtar Kour, Registrar, SMVDU congratulated the organisers and wished success for the conference.

Dr. Kuldip Raj, Organising Secretary of the conference gave a brief about the conference and conducted the proceedings. Approximately 70 participants from different parts of the country are going to have paper presentations and deliberations on Algebra and its various research aspects in the conference.

SMVDU Duo win at Tata Crucible: The biggest Business quiz in India PDF Print E-mail


7th March, Jammu: India’s largest inter-college business quiz, the Tata Crucible had its Jammu regional round on 7th March, 2013 in Jammu. In an auditorium bustling with the sharpest brains from different colleges, Vedant Sharma and Luhar Karan Singh from Sri Mata Vaishno Devi University (SMVDU), Katra emerged as winners in the Jammu regional round of the Tata Crucible Campus Quiz 2013.

The final was a thrilling affair for both the teams from GCET and SMVDU. It began with the two teams from MIET and GCET doing well while SMVDU (Vedant and Karan) caught up with them quickly and went ahead with equal ease taking some good risks and backing it with superb answers.

Vedant and Karan of SMVDU as the first ever champions from this region received a cash prize of Rs.75,000/- and a trip to Delhi for the zonal rounds.


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