IEEE International Conference ICMIRA 2013 concluded


The first IEEE International Conference ICMIRA 2013 concluded today on 23rd Dec 2013 The conference was organized by SECE SMVDU along with MIR Labs and IEEE CS India Council.The conference was inaugurated on 21st dec 2013 .The Director NIT Nagpur inaugurated the conference along with the Registrar SMVDU Mrs Roop Avtar Kour (IFS).She laid emphasis on organizing such interaction program at regular interval. Dr Amit Pandit, Convener and General Chair presented the welcome note and Director Mr Sumeet Gupta presented the vote of thanks. The conference was attended by many young researchers and various keynote sessions were organized. The sessions were conducted by Mr A.H.Moon,Director NIELT -J&K, Prof A Rajaraman, Prof Kher, Prof Harleen Kour, Dr Ajay Koul, Dr RK Jha ,Mr Anil Bhardwaj,Mr Neeraj Tripathi,Dr Hitesh Shah,Dr Raj kumar, Dr Kuldeep Sharma, Dr Ankush Anand , Mr Balbir , Dr Sourav,Mr Jamini.

The convener thanked honorable Vice Chancellor, SMVDU, Prof Sudhir K Jain for his support, motivation and guidance.


Dr Amit kant Pandit appreciated and outlined the contribution of various people and sections involved. He thanked reviewers, volunteers, students, staff , administrative officer of SMVDU. He personally expressed his thanks to guest house, Networking, Telecommunication, housekeeping, security, A&E, Transportation section, and media cell for their contribution and all the staff and faculty of SECE ,SMVDU.

2 days Management Development Programme concludes at SMVDU


Faculty of Management, Shri Mata Vaishno Devi University organized two days Management Development Programme on the contemporary issues of “Demystifying Financial Statement Fraud” on 7th & 8th December, 2013. Officers from various banks and financial institutions like Jammu & Kashmir Bank, Canara Bank, HDFC Bank, Reliance Securities Ltd participated in the programme. Experts from industry and academia interacted with the participants and deliberated on the relevance of understanding fraud detection techniques and advance fraud analytics.

Addressing the participants, during valedictory function, Prof. S.K. Jain, the hon’ble Vice-Chancellor, SMVD University emphasized on the relevance of such programme for the officers of banks and financial institutions. He encouraged participants to timely equip themselves with the advance investigative techniques to detect fraudulent practices thus enabling them to contribute to the organization as well as to the society. On the occasion, Dean, Faculty of Management Prof. D. Mukhopadhyay, also raised concerns on the increasing number of fraud incidents in the recent times which is raising anxiety in the mind of the stakeholders in the Indian economy. Dr. Sanjay Kumar Mishra, the organizing secretary of the programme, lauded the efforts of the participants in making the event a learning experience for all.

Last Updated on Friday, 20 December 2013 11:20
2 Week Long ISTE Workshop Concludes at SMVDU


The 2 Week long workshop on Engineering Mechanics under the aegis of National Mission on Education through ICT (MHRD, Govt. Of India) today concluded in the valedictory function held here at shri Mata Vaishno Devi University (SMVDU) in collaboration with IIT Bombay.

This 10 day workshop emerged as a new learning avenue for the participating members in which faculty members from various engineering disciplines participated from the state of Jammu and Kashmir.

Prof. S.K Jain, Vice Chancellor SMVD University was the chief guest on the valedictory function. In his valedictory address, Prof. Jain who is a Professor in Management studies from IIT Delhi, highlighted the importance of the National Mission on Education at institutes of higher learning. He emphasised the need for organising such workshops, where the Faculty from various Engineering disciplines get trained by continuous interaction with experts in the relevant areas of Engineering and Technology.

The vice chancellor also lauded the efforts taken by the School of Mechanical Engineering SMVDU in organising such type of workshops and said that such type of programmes in Universities will help address the faculty development to a greater extent.

Earlier, Mr. Balbir Singh, Director School of Mechanical Engineering, SMVDU briefed about the forthcoming programmes in the School of Mechanical Engineering.

The Coordinator of the workshop Mr. Sanjay Mohan Sharma Asstt. Prof. School of Mechanical Engineering gave a detailed overview of the topics in Engineering Mechanics that were covered during this 2 week long workshop.

Last Updated on Monday, 09 December 2013 04:47
Students of Smvdu Excel In Management Fest


It is a matter of pride for the University as our students have once again achieved honor and awards for their commendable performances. A team of 11 students participated in management fest organized by ICccR and HRM department, University of Jammu, Jammu. The students participated actively and enthusiastically in different activities like business quiz, collage and business games. The ‘young would be management graduates’ of SMVDU attained positions in collage making, business games like ‘can you remember’ and ‘spot the difference’. Apart from the enthusiastic and fervent participation in the business games, the students of School of Business Ishaan salaria and Mallika Sharma also demonstrated their all roundedness by participating in various cultural activities. The budding management professional of School of Business who participated and brought laurels to SMVDU included Tamana Gupta, Asimita Khajuria, Raghav Gupta, Vivek, Ishan Salaria , Tanvi Gupta, Shivani Raina , Sanjeev Padha, Mallika sharma , Abhishake Sharma and Ankit Radotra.

Earlier during the inauguration session, Vice Chancellor of SMVDU, Prof. S.K Jain delivered very informative lecture on the importance of entrepreneurship in building economy of the nation. He stressed on innovations and importance of small and large scale enterprises and showed their importance as employment generating instrument for the inclusive growth and optimum welfare.

2 Week Long ISTE Workshop Inaugurated at SMVDU

Shri Mata Vaishno Devi University (SMVDU) in collaboration with IIT Bombay today started a 2 week long workshop on Engineering Mechanics in which Faculty members from various Engineering disciplines participated from the state of Jammu and Kashmir. The workshop was inaugurated by Dean, College of Engineering Prof. V. Verma.

Prof. V. Verma while addressing the participants emphasised the need for organising such workshops in which the teachers can further enhance their skills by continuous interaction with experts in the relevant areas of Engineering and Technology.

Prof. Verma also appreciated the initiative taken by the School of Mechanical Engineering SMVDU in organising such type of workshops that will benefit the faculty and the students at large in their conventional class room teaching-learning process.

Mr. Balbir Singh, Director School of Mechanical Engineering carried out the proceedings of the inaugural session.

The Coordinator of the workshop Mr. Sanjay Mohan Sharma Asstt. Prof. School of Mechanical Engineering gave a detailed overview of this 2 week long workshop in which various concepts about Engineering Mechanics and its applications. Faculty from Mechanical Engineering, Energy Management and Architecture will attend this workshop.

It is pertinent to mention that this workshop is being held under the National Mission of MHRD. This 2 week long workshop will conclude on 06th December 2013.

World Philosophy Day Celebrated at SMVD University

25112013_01To observe the World Philosophy Day, a one-day seminar on the theme “Self and Corruption” was organized by the School of Philosophy and Culture, Shri Mata Vaishno Devi University Katra, J&K. Dr. Ashok K Tarai, presented the theme of the seminar, which was followed by an enchanting address by Prof. V. K, Bhat, Dean Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, SMVD University. Prof. Bhat highlighted the importance of scholarly reflection on such a burning issue and the role of philosophers of our society in giving a new direction to our generation.

Prof. Sudhir K Jain, the Hon’ble Vice Chancellor, SMVD University and the chief guest on the occasion also addressed the august gathering of young, talented, and boisterous youth. Speaking on the occasion, Prof. Jain elaborately highlighted four dimensions of corruption namely Scientific and Technological, Psychological, Economic, and Philosophical. Very aptly he remarked that instead of blaming the corruption, we need to be innovative in creating systems that can check and minimize the possibility of corruption. Submitting some suggestions he mentioned that the elected representations should be authorised to appoint right people at right place, and they should not be given the absolute power to rule. Likewise the supply of essential commodities in the market should be in proportion to the demand, which may avoid corruption in the price hike game. Moreover Prof. Jain also emphasized that the quality of education in educational institutions should maintain necessary standard to avoid the hierarchy of the schools of rich over those of poor.


Prof. M.Tajuddin, Dr. Ashutosh Vashishth, Dr. V.K.Tripathi, Mr. Sumantha S. Sharma also addressed the gathering on the auspicious occasion. Prof. Ved Kumari Ghai, the renowned Indologist and Social Activist from Jammu held the chair and presented her thoughts on the theme.

Many students and faculty members from various neighboring colleges namely MAM College Jammu, R.K.Dogra College Akhnoor Jammu, Government College for Women Udhampur, participated in the seminar. Two students Gaurav Singh and Shubham Tiwari from SMVD University also presented their views on the topic. The seminar was full of lively discussion, and interesting and innovative suggestions.

SMVDU Outshines in TCS Recruitment Drive in J&K

TCS recruits 25 from SMVDU, 12 from GCET and 9 from NIT

Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) a leading Indian multinational information technology services, business solutions and consulting company visited Shri Mata Vaishno Devi University from 6th-8th, November 2013 for Campus Recruitment of students who are passing out in May 2014. A pool of 298 students from across the State of Jammu & Kashmir appeared in this Joint Campus drive. National Institute of Technology (NIT) Srinagar & Govt. College of Engineering (GCET) Jammu participated in this Campus exercise conducted by TCS recruitment team from Delhi. All participating students passed through rigorous recruitment stages including an Online Test, Technical & HR rounds of Interviews. Finally 25 students from SMVDU, 12 from GCET Jammu & 9 from NIT Srinagar were declared selected by the TCS.

Prof. Sudhir K. Jain, Vice Chancellor of Shri Mata Vaishno Devi University congratulated final selects from all the participating institutions and wished them successful career in TCS. Mr. B.K Bhatia, Placement Officer, SMVDU thanked all the members from TCS Campus recruitment team and Student & Faculty Coordinators from GCET Jammu & NIT Srinagar from being a part of SMVDU Campus recruitment program. Talking about the future plans, Mr. Bhatia said that the Indian Navy is the next organization to visit SMVDU for campus selections under University Entry Scheme (UES) 2014 from 20Th to 22nd November 2013.

SMVDU Alumni delivers talk on Intellectual Property Rights and Procedures


School of Mechanical Engineering, SMVDU organized a guest lecture of Mr. Manik Gupta, an SMVDU Alumni and a certified patent engineer on “Intellectual Property Rights and Procedure for Patent filing. Mr. Manik apart from introducing the topic to the audience also shared some tips so as to easily file patents.

The purpose behind organizing the talk was to educate students as well as faculty members about Intellectual property and to encourage filing of patents.

Mr. Balbir Singh I/C Director SME lauded Mr. Manik’s kind gesture for accepting the invitation for delivering the lecture and Mr. Mir Irfan Ul Haq AP, SME for coordinating the entire event. As the rating of nation is gauged by number of patents, he stressed upon students and faculty members to contribute towards working in innovative fields for nation building in particular and humanity as a whole by inculcating an attitude of simultaneous learning and research. The lecture ended by an interactive question answer session.


SMVDU Celebrates Annual Tech Fest 2013


The Day 2 of Annual Technical festival – Titiksha2k13 here at SMVDU witnessed a wide range of technical skills in which the budding engineers from various engineering colleges all across North India showcased their innovative ideas. During this 3 day festival, about 800 students are participating in this mega technical event which is a platform where the current trends of Engineering, Science and Technology in the form of various gadgets are presented.

Earlier, the festival was flagged off by the Vice Chancellor of the University Prof. Sudhir K. Jain who was the chief guest on the inaugural ceremony held here at SMVDU.

It is worth to mention here that Titiksha is a regular feature of SMVDU where the students beyond their conventional classroom learning process exhibit the inner talent par excellence. In his inaugural address, the Vice Chancellor lauded the efforts of young minds who he described them as the czar of modern Science and Technology.


The Vice Chancellor, motivated the participating students to develop gadgets which can be patented and utilized for the welfare of the society at large. He urged the budding technocrats to focus on the problems being faced by the society and serve them with gadgets which suffice their day to day life needs in an economical manner.

He also lauded the young talented students of the university who have excelled in various spheres of knowledge during the recent past.

Those who shared the dias include Registrar SMVDU, Roop Avtar Kaur, Dean College of Engineering, Prof. V Verma, Dean of Students and Convener, Dr. Yougal Khahuria and, Dr. Ankush Anand, Chief Faculty Coordinator, Titiksha 2k13.

Titiksha 2k13 is an inter college event in which the students from various disciplines like Mechanical Engineering, Electronics and Communication Engineering, Computer Science and Engineering, Industrial Bio-Technology and, Architecture are participating with a series of unparallel ideas. The day 2 was marked by events like Robo race, Swachalit Robo, Electro Avatar, Lui Commando, Landscaping, Bio Tech Quiz, Structure Modelling, etc. in which about 25 teams of students participated in a challenging environment.

A Workshop on “Python Programming” language was also a part of day 2 in which one of the SMVDU’s aluminous Saurabh Kumar interacted with the participating teams and briefed them about various aspects of Python as a programming language.

The valedictory ceremony of this 3 day event will be held on 27th October at Maitrika Auditorium SMVDU.

Young Scientist Award presented to Faculty members of SMVDU


Faculty members and Research Scholars of School of Biotechnology participated and presented papers in the National Conference on Energy, Environment and Biotechnology Research (NCEEBR-2013) held at Department of Biotechnology, Mewar Institute, Ghaziabad, Uttar Pradesh on 5th & 6th October, 2013. More than 500 participants from all over India were invited wherein 50 Oral and 40 Poster Presentations were made at the Conference financially supported by DST, CSIR, GOI and Council of Science & Technology, Lucknow, UP. Faculty members of School of Biotechnology, SMVDU, J&K presented 5 papers wherein, Dr. Sharada M. Potukuchi and Dr. Indu Bhushan, Asst. Profs., SMVDU were awarded Young Scientist Awards for their contributions. Prof. S.K. Jain, Hon’ble Vice Chancellor, SMVDU and Prof. V. Verma, Dean College of Engineering & Director SBT congratulated the awarded faculty for bringing laurels to the School of Biotechnology and the university.

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