The 20th Alka Memorial Mathematical competition was organised by Department of Mathematics, University of Jammu in collaboration with Jammu Mathematical Society on 18th Dec., 2011 where eighty students from various Universities of J&K and other affiliated colleges participated.
The competition, which started in the year 1992 in the memory of Ms. Alka Gupta D/o Prof. D. K. Gupta, former Head Department of Mathematics and controller of examination, University of Jammu, is based on subjective as well as objective type questions from Mathematics. The first three position holders receive certificates and cash prize.
In the post-graduate category, students from School of Mathematics, SMVD University namely Mr. Sorab Sudan (2010SMM06), Ms. Vaishali Upadhaya (2011SMM13) and Ms. Anchal Sharma (2011SMM04) got the first, second and third positions respectively. The Participation of the students was coordinated by Dr. Kuldip Raj, Lecturer, School of Mathematics. The certificates and cash prize shall be awarded to these students during the next Annual Conference of Jammu Mathematical Society in February, 2012.
Further, it is a matter of great pride for the University that twenty two passed out students of M.Sc. Mathematics have been selected for the post of Statistical Assistant by the Services Selection Board, Government of Jammu and Kashmir, the list of which is published recently.
The credit for this remarkable success goes to our students and faculty members of the School of Mathematics in the background of the academic environment created at SMVD University.
Prof. R. N. K. Bamezai, Hon’ble Vice-Chancellor congratulated all the faculty members and selected students during a meeting with the faculty members of School of Mathematics. Hon’ble Vice Chancellor lauded the role of worthy faculty members in producing the best output and suggested that faculty members from different disciplines should come together for a possible interdisciplinary research which would turn out to be very useful for them and for the society as a whole. Dr. V. K. Bhat, Director, School of Mathematics and faculty members assured Hon’ble Vice chancellor to put in their efforts for further improvement of the activities of the school.
Mrs. Roop Avtar Kour (IFS), Registrar, Prof. V. Verma, Dean College of Sciences and Dr. V. K. Bhat Director, School of Mathematics also congratulated the selected students and wished them a successful career.
A one week Refresher Course on “Office Management & Administration commenced at Shri Mata Vaishno Devi University, Katra. The program is the first initiative of its kind for development of the administrative and secretarial staff of Educational Institutions and corporate sector in J&K state.
The Coordinator of the program, Dr. Amit Kant Pandit said that the program will focus on overall development and outlook of administrative and secretarial staff for organizational effectiveness. He said to compete successfully in today's scenario, organizations have pressing need to manage effectively and professionally the activities of day to day working. The method of executing a task matters and effects the output as well as resource consumption. The right methodology of work execution is very important. This program aims to emphasis, the development of leadership attributes, human resource concepts, Communication and interpersonal skills, as well exposure to various word processing systems. He said a team of resource persons from Microsoft India, TITS Bhiwani, Cdr. VK Jaitly (C_cube Consultant), Capt. Thakur (NRB) along with Dr Sunil Giri, Dr Saurabh from SMVDU will hold various interesting and interactive sessions during the course, being attended by the administrative and secretarial staff of various organizations.
He specially thanked Prof R.N.K. Bamezai, H’onble VC, Shri Mata Vaishno Devi University for his kind support and guidance without which organizing such a program would not have been possible.
A team of four students, Dharmendra Kumar (2009 EEC 26), Aman Kumar Jha (2009 EEC 20), Gaurav Singh (2011 EEC 54) and Abhishek (2011 EEC 72) participated in a National Level debating competition on the theme “Can Nation building be shouldered by present day Impulsive Youth” organized by G.B. Pant University, Pantnagar, Uttarakhand from 14-15th Jan. 2012. The team participated in the Hindi and English Debate Competitions (Dharmendra Kumar and Aman Kumar Jha in English and Gaurav Singh and Abhishek Kumar in Hindi) and Debating Competition (Dharmendra Kumar for the motion Aman Kumar Jha against the motion and in English medium, and Abhishek Kumar for the motion and Gaurav Singh against the motion in English medium).
SMVDU NSS Team Participates in “14th ALL INDIA INTER UNIVERSITY NATIONAL INTEGRATION YOUTH CAMP” At World Peace Centre, MIT Pune
SMVDU NSS Team comprising of the following students and Team In-charge participated in the above mentioned event organized by “Foundation for Amity and National Solidarity (FANS)”. FANS is a social organization founded in Dec. 1984 totally committed for spreading the ideals of amity, communal harmony and universal brotherhood amongst our countrymen.
Cp. Sucha Singh as Team In-charge Ankush Gupta (Mechanical 4th year)
Abhey Singh (Mechanical 4th year)
Arunim Prasher (Mechanical 4th year)
Faris Hamid (ECE 4th year)
Saloni Gautam (ECE 4th year)
Ayush Pathak (CSE 3rd year)
Navyodai Kanth (B. Arch. 4th year)
The students participated in various events starting from 24th Dec. morning, like group song, declamation contest, Peace March and group discussion etc. The students had opportunity and privilege to attend the presentations/lectures of and interactions with eminent personalities like Faroooq Sheikh, Ranbeer Kapoor, V.D. Karad, Virender Mohan Trehan and many others. The performances of students of SMVDU were appreciated by the FANS group and various participating colleges. Total number of 35 Universities of India had sent their representation in the Camp and around 350 students cutting across the corners of India participated in it. The highlights of the presentations given by the experts covered the issues like communal harmony, career building, personality development, yoga and spiritual health, moral degeneration, generation gap, challenges to environment, corruption and political scenario of the country. The event on communal harmony was a memorable one as all the participants were taken to the religious monuments/places of different religions in the city and were introduced to the beliefs and practices of them.
His Excellency the Governor of Jammu and Kashmir State and Chancellor of the Shri Mata Vaishno Devi University Sh. N. N. Vohra, released two books authored by Dr. V. K. Bhat, Director, School Mathematics and Dr. Supran Kumar Sharma, School of Business Economics of the Shri Mata Vaishno Devi University at a function held at Raj Bhawan.
"An Introduction to Real Analysis", authored by Dr. Bhat gives a lucid description of real number system and its related notions. It includes chapters like real number system, sequences, limit and continuity of functions, differentiability, integration and fundamental theorems with a special chapter on inequalities which supplements the other chapters. Each chapter contains examples and an exercise set. All the chapters are well connected and in each chapter the fundamental concepts have been discussed. Prerequisite for this book is the basic knowledge of real numbers. The book is designed as a text book for undergraduate and post graduate students of Mathematics. The book is published through Narosa Publishing House, New Delhi, ISBN 978-81-8487-1-49-4 for sale in SAARC countries while the European Edition of the book is published through Alpha Science International Limited, Oxford, U.K. ISBN 978-1-84265-705-8 for sale in Europe, USA etc.
"Performance and Prospects of Small Scale Industries in the State of Jammu and Kashmir", authored by Dr. Supran Kumar Sharma, published by Manak Publications Pvt. Ltd. , Delhi with ISBN 978-81-7831-260-6 with financial support by Indian Council of Social Science and Research, New Delhi, endows with a coherent exposition and analytical description of the small scale industrial sector of the state of J&K in particular and India in general. Written in reader-friendly style, it is designed to acquaint scholars, students and other readers with tools and methods in the measurement of growth, productivity, and technical efficiency besides the insights into problems faced by small industrial sector.
It is expected that this attempt will help to peep into the world of economics of Small Scale Industries (SSIs) and appreciate its rich and varied traditions with the explanation of the process that led to recognition, accommodation and measurement of contribution of SSIs to the gross domestic product and employment generation. Analyzing the performance of SSIs from both parametric and non-parametric approaches has made it more perceptive for the readers. In short, the book supplies a ‘comprehensive and practical guide’ for people wishing to study different dimensions of small scale industrial sector analyzed on the basis of applied statistical and econometric tools and is expected to serve as a reference for the researchers, consultants and policy makers for analyzing the inter-state growth and productivity measurement and differentials for small and medium scale industries in India.
The Governor, complimented Dr. Bhat and Dr. Sharma for bringing out their publications and wished them high success in their endeavors. While enquiring from Dr. Bhat and Dr. Sharma about the areas of their respective works, the Governor emphasized the need for bringing about continuous improvements in the books at levels.
Prof. R. N. K. Bamezai, Vice Chancellor, Shri Mata Vaishno Devi University and Mr. R. K. Goyal, Principal Secretary to the Governor, were present on the occasion and congratulated the authors for bringing out such valuable literature.
A team of three students, Dharmendra Kumar (2009 EEC 26), Gaurav Singh (2011 EEC 54) and Anmole Sinha (2011 EEC 64) participated in a National Level debating competition on the theme “Inclusive growth in India is possible only through Cooperatives” held at Natesan Institute of Cooperative Management, Chennai from 27th-30th Dec. 2011. Dr. Anil Kumar Tewari accompanied the students as the faculty-in-charge of the team. The team participated in the three events: Quiz Competition (Dharmendra Kumar and Gaurav Singh), Essay Writing Competition (Anmole Sinha in English and Dharmendra Kumar in Hindi) and Debating Competition (Gaurav Singh for the motion and Dharmendra Kumar against the motion in Hindi medium, and Anmole Sinha for the motion in English medium). It is very encouraging that Anmole Sinha won First Prize (Rs. 2000/- cash, Trophy and Certificate) in the essay writing competition.
Katra Dec 30: The five day Department of Science and Technology, GOI sponsored "Innovation in Science Pursuit for Inspired Research (INSPIRE)", Science Internship Camp concluded today at Shri Mata Vaishno Devi University (SMVDU). Prof. M.L Garg Dean College of Engineering presided over the valedictory function. In his address to the young students of Jammu and Kashmir, Prof. Garg stressed upon the importance of science and technology in the growth of the nation. He also emphasized the growing need of people in different areas of science and technology, and the importance of such camps in motivating students to be future innovators. He also thanked Department of Science and Technology, GOI for sponsoring this camp. Around 300 students from various schools of Jammu & Kashmir participated in this camp. They witnessed highly informative talks on various topics conducted delivered by eminent mentors who had come from all over the country to INSPIRE these young minds.
The camp had started on 26th December with an inspiring lecture by Prof. R. N. Gohil. Prof. Karmeshu, JNU also conducted couple of seesion during the first half of the camp.
Prof. Talat Ahmad, Vice Chancellor University of Kashmir explained plate tectonics and earthquake in various regions of Himalayas. Prof. R.P Tandon, from university of Delhi informed students about nano technology and its application. Prof. Devesh K. Sinha, University of Delhi, talked about ocean movement and climate at large. Dr. K. R. Manjunath, Scientist SF from Space Applications Centre, ISRO, and Ahmadabad spoke about the applications of remote sensing and satellite technology in various domains of social good. Dr. K. S. Parkh, Space Applications, ISRO Centre spoke about the various advances and applications of satellite technology in communications and navigation. In addition to this few experiments were conducted to demonstrate the application of science. The attendees of the camp visited laboratories of different faculties of university and observed few experiments conducted by university teachers. Some hands on sessions were also held for the attendees by Prof. Mineesh Gulati which were thoroughly enjoyed by the attendees. There were question and answer sessions in which the students asked their queries to the mentors. Science stage shows were also conducted during the camp.
In addition the students enjoyed the performance of Mr. Sumit who belong to the poonch district of Jammu and Kashmir on 27th Dec. followed by a mesmerizing play by Natrang group Dr. Balvant Thakur on 29th Dec. during this science camp.
Dr. S.K Wanchoo, Organizing Coordinator of INSPIRE Camp, SMVDU showed his satisfaction on the successful completion of the camp while speaking at the valedictory function today. He thanked the Event Management Committee Members of INSPIRE camp SMVDU for their continuous effort. He also emphasized that it is the team effort that has made this event successful for the fourth time in SMVD University campus.
The AICTE approved Two Weeks Staff Development Program on “Introduction to MATLAB® and Matrox® Imaging Library (MIL) with Emphasis on hands on Practice (WMMIL, 11)” concluded today i.e. DEC - 29th, 2011, at the School of Electronics & Communication Engineering, Shri Mata Vaishno Devi University, Katra.
The course was attended by the Faculty of all discipline from Maharashtra, Gujarat, Madhya Pradesh, Andhra Pradesh, North East, Punjab, Delhi, Chhattisgarh, Himachal Pradesh, Jammu and Kashmir and other states of the country. A keen interest, great zeal and enthusiasm were shown by the participants.
Matlab is a high performance software package, which is used by the industry worldwide to solve, simulate, and model simple to complex problems.
The Registrar Mrs. Roop Avtar Kaur (IFS), SMVDU distributed the participation certificate. The course was concluded by Prof. K.V. Arya, IIITM, Gwalior on 29th Dec, 2011 along with Coordinator, Dr. Amit Kant Pandit with all other faculty members and participants.
At the end, a word of encouragement and motivation for future work to the participants were presented by the Dr. Amit Kant Pandit, course Coordinator WMMIL’ 11. He expressed the need of organizing such training programs to minimize the deficiencies of Technocrats and researchers in analyzing and simulation of Engineering Problems. He expressed thanks on behalf of the organizing committee to the AICTE for funding the program along with much required support from MIR Labs, Benchmark and J&K Council for Science & Technology. He thanked the Hon’ble Vice Chancellor SMVDU, Registrar, Transport Section, Media Cell, Finance Section and all faculty, staff and students of SMVDU for their support.
He said that SMVDU will provide all support for the technical up-gradation & development of Academia and Researchers, Fraternity.
JAMMU, Dec 26: Shri Mata Vaishno Devi University (SMVDU) is organizing a five day Department of Science and Technology, GOI sponsored "Innovation in Scientific Pursuit for Inspired Research (INSPIRE), Science Internship Camp in the university campus. This is the 4th such camp and the University organized three such camps since April 2010. INSPIRE Camp shall go on till 30th of December, 2011.
The Camp took off with an Inaugural INSPIRE Expository Lecture by Prof. R. N. Gohil. Prof Gohil who is a National Academy of Sciences, Allahabad and Indian Botanical Society in his lecture impressed upon over 300 young attendees of the camp to work hard and be focused in order to achieve excellence in life. He said that there is dearth of students who opt for pure sciences as a career option. He stressed the students to be inquisitive and to be filled with a sense of inquiry as that is what would lead them to be great scientists of future. He said that there is need for the second green revolution as the per-capita food production in the country is going down although the overall food production is showing an increasing trend. His lecture was followed by a lecture by Dr. K. R. Manjunath, Scientist SF from Space Applications Centre, ISRO, Ahmadabad. Dr Manjunath spoke about the applications of remote sensing and satellite technology in various domains of social good. He extensively dealt with all the application areas being perused by ISRO.
SMVDU has already organized there camps in past in April, 2010, June, 2010 and the third Camp in May, 2011. These camps were highly successful and were appreciated by all. Over 50 eminent Scientists and Academicians from all over the country mentored over 1300 young students from our state. 15 to 20 mentors are expected to join the fourth camp as mentors. Some of the mentors who are going to speak during the camp include Prof. Talat Ahmad, Vice Chancellor University of Kashmir, Prof. R.N.K. Bamezai, Vice Chancellor SMVD University, Prof. Devesh K. Sinha, University of Delhi, Dr. A Mukhopadhyay, DST, GOI, Prof. K. Karmeshu, Jawahar Lal Nehru University, Delhi, Professor Ram Pal Tandon, University of Delhi, Professor R.K. Wanchoo, Punjab University, Chandigarh, Dr. K. S. Parikh, Deputy Director, SNAA, Space Applications Centre, ISRO, Dr. A. S. Kiran Kumar, Associate Director, Space Applications Centre, ISRO. Besides there a few more mentors are expected to join the camp.
Earlier during the inaugural session of the camp the Dr. S. K. Wanchoo, Director, SICD, SMVDU and Coordinator of the INSPIRE Camps expressed his satisfaction over the excellent attendance of student participants from all over the state. He said that over 120 girls and 180 boys have joined the camp. He said that many activities like science stage shows, screening of documentaries, interactive Q&A sessions, Lab tours apart from the regular lectures shall form a part of the camp and He asked the students to make full use of the opportunity provided to them by Department of Science and Technology, GOI and the University.
The School of Philosophy and Culture celebrated World Philosophy Day 2011 on Saturday, 17th December 2011. The celebration of the Day is an initiative taken by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) in the year 2002. The Day, which falls on every 3rd Thursday of November, is speculative birth day of Socrates (the great Greek thinker of c. 5th Century BC). In India, the celebration is coordinated by the Indian Council of Philosophical Research, New Delhi. The Council provides fund for the organization of the celebration to only selected Institutions. Shri Mata Vaishno Devi University received the financial support third consecutive time to celebrate the Day. As a result, the School organized a One-Day-Meet on the theme “Comparative and Critical Study of Religion”.
There were two sessions in the Meet in which there were altogether 10 presentations. In the first session, there were three presentations by the members of faculty of the School of Philosophy and Culture, SMVDU. Dr. Anil Kumar Tewari initiated the discussion by delivering his talk on “The Nature and Relevance of the Comparison between Religions” which was followed by Dr. Varun Kumar Tripathi’s presentation in which he spoke on “Religion without God”. Mr. Sumanta Sarathi Sharma talked about the relationship between “Religion and Human Rights Violations”. In his address as the Chair of the session, Prof. Shiv Nirmohi (a renowned Hindi and Dogri author from Panthal) pondered over the positive and negative aspects of religion and pointed out that morality is the essence of religion. In the second session, Dr. Nayeem Ahmed from MAM College, Jammu and Mr. Surinder Singh from the Govt. College for Women, Parade presented their views. Their talks were followed by the presentations of 4 students of the School of Philosophy and Culture: Dinesh Jamwal, PhD student, Vijay Kumar, Sandeep Sharma, and Ritu Raj, MA students of Philosophy. This session was chaired by Mr. Subh Dev Sharma, an intellectual from Kishtwar. In his address, Mr. Sharma spoke on the practices of Shintoism, a religion prevalent in Japan. The presentations were followed by an intensive discussion which was coordinated by Dr. Anil Tewari. In the last, Dr. Varun Tripathi delivered the vote of thanks.
Around 60 students along with their faculty-in-charge from Govt. College for Women, Gandhi Nagar, Jammu, MAM College, Jammu, Govt. College for Women, Parade and Govt. College for Women, Udhampur were invited to participate in the celebration. MA and PhD students of Philosophy helped in organizing the event. Some B. Tech and PhD students of English also participated in the event.