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.
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.
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.
8th March SMVDU Katra: A special lecture on the topic “Initiatives of J&K Govt. for Environment Protection” was delivered by Dr. C. M. Seth on 8th March, 2013 at 5:00 pm in Sanskriti Kaksh, SMVDU. The lecture was part of awareness activities conducted by NSS cell. The speaker Dr. C.M. Seth, Ex-Registrar SMVDU is a former IFS officer and a well known environmentalist of J&K State. Dr. Seth discussed various threats to environment posed by human activities and also elucidated prominent methods and policies to conserve the environment. He also briefed the students about how the J&K Govt. is working in this field by implementing environmental laws such as Biodiversity Act, Wildlife Conservation Act, and Pollution Control Act etc. Besides elaborating upon the topic, Dr. Seth also told the students about how the University campus came up, and the difficulties he and his colleagues had to face in turning the dream of SMVDU into reality. The session was concluded at 6:00 pm. Dr. Seth was facilitated by the present Registrar Mrs. Roop Avtar Kaur by presenting Dr. Seth a token of appreciation. The NSS Program Coordinator Dr. V. K. Tripathi delivered vote of thanks.
A workshop sponsored by UGC on Personality Development and Life skills was conducted on March 6 and 7, 2013 in Equal Opportunity Cell (EOC), SMVD University. Prof. V. K. Bhat, Chairman, Equal Opportunity Cell inaugurated the Workshop. In his address he said that these workshops are very useful for students who seek or have to join duties in various organizations. He advised the students to take active part in such workshops and events. Prof. Bhat highlighted the importance of establishment of EOC which provides better opportunities to the student community especially with special focus on students belonging to the categories like SC/ST/OBC (NCL)/Minorities/General (BPL).
Mr. Rajesh Aggarwal, renowned motivational speaker and life coach from New Delhi delivered expert lecture and conducted the whole session. During the entire session, he dwelt upon improving knowledge, attitude and various skills to achieve success in any field. According to him luck is the meeting point of alertness of mind and opportunity passing by.
Mr. Balbir Singh, Incharge coaching classes stressed the importance of soft skills and their development in students to produce good citizens and successful professional. Workshop was well structured and conducted in live and interactive session. He informed that Equal Opportunity Cell (EOC) started special coaching classes in Quantitative Aptitude and Reasoning, communication skills by internal faculty members and prominent experts from various institutes of the country.
Work shop was coordinated by Dr. Shafaq Rasool and Dr. Vinay Kumar, members Equal Opportunity Cell.
Katra 7 March, 2013. School of Languages and Literature, Shri Mata Vaishno Devi University holds the distinction of initiating a Literature Festival in Jammu for the first time in the university campus. The director of the school Dr. Vandhana Sharma while welcoming the prominent writers of Jammu shared how the thought of a literature festival came to her mind in 2012 when the Jaipur Literary Festival was in news for a variety of reasons. The festival has been conceptualized with a vision to make it grow just as the Jaipur Literary Festival which had a low-key origin has emerged as one of the popular literary events of the world. Dr. Sharma said it is envisaged that in the times to come Bookworms and bibliophiles will be basking in the serene campus of Shri Mata Vaishno Devi University and will interact with the students and talk about literature.
Prominent Dogri writers from Jammu were invited to interact with the students in Meet the Writer sessions. Mr. OP Sharma Vidyarthi, Sahitya Akademi awarded writer and a Chief Conservator by profession delivered the key note address. In the key note Mr. Vidyarthi shared his creative journey with the students and dwelt upon various dogri writers and the richness of dogri literature. Sh. Deshbandu Dogra Nutan an accomplished writer, Sahitya Akademi awardee and recipient of Presidents’ award spoke about his novel Kaidi, and Mr. Shailendra Singh , SP Police headquarters who is making significant contribution to literature by means of his writings especially about the marginalized sections of society also shared his creative journey with the students.
Prof. V K Bhat, Dean, College of Humanities & Social Sciences inaugurated the festival and hoped that the festival will flourish and will foster love of literature and writing among students. Mrs. Roop Avtar Kaur , Registrar of the university was also present on the occasion. Deans, directors and faculty members of different schools also participated in the event.
Other events of the day were Prism: Writer in scholar, Read the Excerpt and Literary Quiz . Students from the university of Jammu, Central University of Jammu and Degree College Udhampur participated in the event. Theatre was another sugnificant attraction of the festival where the students of M. A English of SMVDU performed an adaptation of Shakespearean comedy The Taming of the Shrew where as students of Central University of Jammu performed an adaptation of Dr. Faustus. Engineering students of SMVDU exhibited their literary inclination by performing an adaptation of Oscar Wilde’s The Model Millionaire.
Shri Mata Vaishno Devi University is the first University in J&K to become the Remote Centre of IIT Bombay Project “Eklavya” under National Mission on Information and Communication Technologies. A 4 day student Workshop on “Aakash Android Application Programming” has been organized at SMVDU with IIT Bombay under Aakash Research and Development Project on 23rd -24th February and 2nd & 3rd March 2013. Total 300 students from SMVDU have been registered for the workshop. The unique feature of the workshop was that the speakers of the Workshop were not physically present, instead the lectures were delivered through (live broadcasting) from IIT Bombay using theA-view (Virtual Classroom Software). The Lab cum Query Sessions for the participants have been organized in which the participants interacted with speakers in real time.
Dr. Naveen Kumar Gondhi, Aakash Coordinator & Director I/c, Network Centre, SMVDU inaugurated the workshop on 23rdFebruary, 2013. The Aakash tablets have been distributed among the participants during the workshop and the students uses Clicker application specially developed for Aakash tablet, to participate in the online quiz at IIT Bombay twice a day during the workshop.
The topics covered in the workshop includes Introduction to Android Apps Programming, setting up Eclipse for Android Software Development, Android Building Blocks, Layouts and UI Control, Android Application Resources, Introduction to Animation and Graphics, Data Storage, Web Application Development, Publishing the web application on Android Application.
With lot of enthusiasm, this workshop was attended by students and faculty members, technical staff of SCSE & network Centre. The Aakash Coordinator appreciated the staff of Network centre, Media Cell and Audio & Projection cell, SMVDU for their dedicated efforts while conducting the workshop.
National Science day was celebrated on 28th February 2013 at School of Mathematics, Shri
Mata Vaishno Devi University, Katra. To mark the occasion a ‘Science Quiz’ and declamation
contest on the topic ‘Classrooms of 21st century’ was conducted.
The proposal of the celebration was finalized in the faculty meeting of School of Mathematics
under the chairmanship of Prof. V. K. Bhat, Director, School of Mathematics and Dean College
of Sciences. All students of M.Sc (Mathematics) and research scholars participated in the event.
Members of faculty from School of Mathematics were present in the event. Three teams (two
students in each team) qualified for final round of Science quiz. The team with students Anchal
Shama (M.Sc IVth sem.) and Rahul Dogra (M.Sc IVth sem.) was declared winner and team with
students Meenakshi Shama (M.Sc IInd sem.) and Abhinandan Sharma (M.Sc IVth sem.) was
declared runner up.
Among the students who participated in declamation contest Kiran Wala (M.Sc IInd sem.) was
declared winner and Radika Bakshi (M.Sc IVth sem.) was declared runner up. Dr. A.K Das,
Dr. Kuldeep Raj and Dr. Sandeep Bhougal judged the declamation contest and Dr. Ajay Kumar
Sharma and Mr. Surender Singh conducted the screening and final round of Science Quiz.
The whole event was coordinated by Mr. Surender Singh, Asstt. Prof. School of Mathematics.
The students of School of Mathematics enjoyed the activity and expressed desire to participate in
more such activities whenever they find opportunity.
In order to crave a path for the youth to realize their dreams and foster the spirit of entrepreneurship amongst them, the Entrepreneurship Development Cell, College of Management, SMVDU, Katra organized a Business Plan Competition on 25th February, 2013, which is one of the first types of event in the state of J&K. The event was inaugurated and chaired by Hon’ble Vice Chancellor, SMVD University Prof. S.K.Jain. Orienting the minds of youngsters towards entrepreneurship, he encouraged the participants to hold discussions and debate over the dimensions of various business opportunities existing in the state especially in the nearby areas in his inaugural address. The event was also graced by Mr. Virender Sharma, Director, MSMEDI as the guest of honor and Mrs. Roop Avtar Kaur, Registrar, SMVDU as the special guest. A total of 23 groups of students from various institutes of J&K like TBS, MIET, SPMR College, Hospitality Dept, TMS Kathua, BGSB University and SMVDU participated in the event and proposed their business plans enthusiastically. Among the PG participants team, the team of Natasha Kaul, Naveed Majeed, Sudheepa Alluwalia from College of Management, SMVD University got the first prize for their business plan presentation. The team of Bilal Baseerat, Manjo Kumar from The Business School, University of Jammu got the second prize. While the third position was bagged by Supriya Kilam and Beenish Hussain from College of Management, SMVD University. A separate competition was held among the UG students also in which Ishan Tiwari, Nayan Tiwari SMVD University were awarded first prize. Sanchit Jain, AAnchal Talla, Reshav Mahajan from Govt. S.P.M.R. College of Commerce scored second position. The session was maneuvered and oriented by Prof. Mukhopadhya, Dean COM, SMVDU; Dr. Suparan Sharma, Chief coordinator EDC and Dr. Sunil Giri, Co- coordinator EDC.
After taking over the stewardship of the university, Prof. Sudhir K. Jain, the fourth Vice Chancellor of Shri Mata Vaishno Devi University addressed the faculty and students in the Matrika auditorium in the university campus. In his address, Prof. Jain shared his vision of making SMVDU an institute of national and international repute and said that he will try his best to make his term the most productive and memorable one for all the SMVDU fraternity. Reminiscing his stay at IIT Kanpur as a researcher in seventies , he urged all the faculty members to have mutual respect and work with a greater sense of responsibility and commitment in view of the fact that this university has been established out of the funds of the shrine, which increases their responsibility manifold. Registrar, Ms. Roop Avtar Kaur, All Deans and Directors and all faculty members were present on the occasion. Earlier the programme began with a warm welcome of the Vice Chancellor by Dr. Vandhana Sharma, Director, School of Languages and Literature who welcomed the Vice Chancellor on behalf of SMVDU fraternity and said that SMVDU is fortunate to have a Vice Chancellor who has been associated with the university since its beginning and the one who epitomizes commitment, humility and positivity.