A debate completion on the theme “Inclusive Growth in India is Possible only Through Cooperatives” was organized on 12th Oct. 2011 in the Lecture Theatre D at 5:30 PM. There were altogether 44 contestants. Drs. A. K. Tewari, Pabitra Kumar Jena and V.K. Tripathi were the judges of the performance. The following students were declared the prize winners and members of the National Debating Team:
2011 EEC 54
2009 EEC 26
2009 EAL 12
2011 EEC 64
2011 EEC 71
Team for National Debate scheduled at
The National Debate is scheduled at Natesan Institute of Cooperative Management, Chennai, Tamil Nadu from 27th – 30th December 2011. The team selected for the debate will also get opportunity to participate in an Inter University Quiz and Essay Writing Competition on Cooperation.
SMVDU, October 15: On the initiative of NSS, a session on Awareness about the Abuses of Drugs was organized to make the students aware of various aspects of health-hazards and medical risks involved in the abuses of drugs. Dr. Manu Arora, Asst. professor, Psychiatry Hospital, GMC, Jammu, conducted the session. He is an MD from Central Institute of Psychiatry, Ranchi and had worked in Australia for years as a Psychiatrist and now working in Jammu as a treatment expert. He was formally welcomed by Mr. TaHa Mughal. The event witnessed participation of 125 students across disciplines.
Dr. Arora elucidated upon various aspects pertaining to the issue and presented a brief sketch about the drug trafficking and its history in the world, the political economic and cultural issues associated with it. He defined and explained as in what sense the use of a particular substance is called ‘abuse’; precisely when it is taken for non-medical purpose and just for getting pleasurable sensations or stimulations resulting into ‘dependence’ on the consumption of the substance. He also added the socio-cultural factors, peer pressure, and other complications involved in abuses. Such complications are medical, financial, occupational, and family issues.
On part of the treatment, he discussed various methods/techniques which are applied and found working such as cutting off the association, counseling, and dissemination of proper information. He mentioned that there is no single treatment available as it varies from person to person and depends upon the intensity and nature of abuse. There are some medical treatments also being practiced and being found successful. Besides, there are prevention measures like dissemination of information, providing alternatives, resistance training, personal and social skills training and health promotion. Challenging certain misconceptions he clearly said that smoking and other has nothing to do with concentration or memory, it is rather a psychological gimmick that the abuser plays with himself by self-justifying that unless he smoke or use a substance he is not mentally prepared to work. The session was followed by extensive interaction and questionnaire.
The session ended with a formal vote of thanks by Student Secretary NSS, Mr. Vipul Kumar. Dr. Arora also expressed satisfaction over the quality of interaction with students of SMVDU.
Dr. Swarkar Sharma presently working at the Department of Research, Texas Scottish Rite Hospital and UT Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas USA; visited School of Biotechnology, Shri Mata Vaishno Devi University on 03rd & 4th Oct., 2011. He is a specialist in Human Genetics and delivered a lecture on “Genome wide association studies (GWAS) and next generation sequencing (NGS) in understanding complex disorders like Idiopathic Scoliosis” at Lecture Hall- A, School of Biotechnology. Idiopathic Scoliosis is a genetic disorder where adolescents may get a lateral curvature of the spine. Adolescent idiopathic scoliosis is an unexplained and common spinal deformity seen in otherwise healthy children. Its pathophysiology is poorly understood despite intensive investigation. Although genetic underpinnings are clear, replicated susceptibility loci that could provide insight into etiology have not been forthcoming. To address these issues he and his group performed genome-wide association studies (GWAS) of ~327,000 SNPs in 419 AIS families using high-throughput genomic and sequencing methodologies. In his lecture he suggested the relevance of axon guidance pathways in AIS susceptibility, although these findings require further study, particularly given the apparent genetic heterogeneity in this disease.
Prof. V. Verma, Director, School of Biotechnology & Dean, College of Sciences extended a warm welcome and introduced the speaker, Dr. Sharma to the faculty, U.G and P.G. students and research scholars of SBT, highlighting his academic and research achievements in India & US. The lecture was very well attended and generated a lot of interests in this fascinating area of molecular biology.
Katra 24 sept: The three days executive development program on “Supply Chain Management- A Strategic Perspective” from 23rd September 2011 till 25th September 2011 inaugurated today in Shri Mata Vaishno Devi University. The program was organized by College of Management, Shri Mata Vaishno Devi University. Prof. Mukhopadhyay, Dean, College of Management welcomed the guest and participants. He emphasized on the need of active and frequent interactions between industry and academia to match the theory with practice. He said that College of Management in SMVD University always tries to provide an opportunity of interface of academia with the industry in the serene environment and surroundings. It is this interface with the industry that provides for better opportunities to the students of College of Management.
Convener of the program Dr. Sunil Giri briefed the participants of the impending schedule of the program and welcomed the discussion of the problems faced by them in the organizations for solutions. He said that the supply chain is often confused with logistics and it is often seen as an operating efficiency subject. The supply chain has a strategic perspective and it includes a strategy framework. The operating efficiency of an organization must not be confused with strategy of the firm. Strategy is a multi as well as cross functional decisions regarding the actions to be taken for optimal results out of the available options. The course would deal with the managerial perspective of dealing with the subject at a strategic level. It would also help in imparting decision tools in the field of strategic management.
The program had the participation of senior level and middle level management from various organizations such as, United Phosphorus Ltd., Cadila Pharmaceuticals, Lupin Pharmaceuticals, Coca Cola Ltd., Shivam Motors, Ltd., WaterHealth, MIET, IUST. The program received good participation and representation from across the country.
Dr. Saurabh, organizing secretary of the program, thanked the audience and hoped the program be a success with delight and learning aspects for all the people involved. He said that this is the second Executive Development Program organized by College of Management in the field of Supply Chain Management, for industry-academia interface. He also said that the current leadership of Hon’ble Vice Chancellor Prof. R.N.K. Bamezai is a motivational factor in organizing these interfaces. The college of management is always ready to embrace the opportunities of contemporary learning with interaction with the industry. The program would continue for three days and main recourse persons for the program would be the faculty of SMVD University i.e. Dr. Suparn Sharma, Dr. Amit Kant Pandit and Ms. Rashi Taggar along with Dr. Sunil Giri and Dr. Saurabh. They all have a long experience of consulting, research and teaching in the field of strategy and supply chain.
Katra 17 sept: Shri Mata Vaishno Devi University (SMVDU) today celebrated the event of ‘Software Freedom Day’ (SFD) in their university campus. The event was organized by OSUM (Open Source University Meet-Up) club of SMVDU. The event was sponsored by AGMATEL INDIA PRIVATE LIMITED and AMTRAK TECHNOLOGIES. Software Freedom Day is a worldwide celebration of Free and Open Source Software (FOSS). The goal in this celebration is to familiarize the worldwide public about using high quality FOSS in education, in government, at home, and in business – In short everywhere! It is celebrated on 3rd Saturday of September every year. SFD 2011 was celebrated at 439 different venues worldwide to promote open source technologies and methodologies among the mass. Shri Mata Vaishno Devi University is the only academic institution in J&K to celebrate SFD every year.
The event started with inaugural i.e. cutting of ribbon by Prof. M.L. Garg [Dean, College of engineering] to get into the local campus venue Sanskriti Kaksh. Convener of the SFD Mr. Anuj Mahajan addressed the students about the occasion and its importance, motivating the students to use FOSS more and to be a part of the global FOSS community. The event was then continued by the guest speaker Mr. Manmeet Singh [Assistant Professor, BGSB University] who en-lighted the masses by sharing his valuable experiences and expertise on FOSS and ‘Open Source Licensing’. After that Prof. M.L.Garg addressed the students promoting the spirit of event and open source.
Then started the course of contests and events, starting with presentations in which there were more that fifteen participants, students presented their views of different open source technologies. The enthusiasm of the event was reflected from the fact that over 200 online registrations were made at the website for SFD according to the student event coordinators. Other than presentation events like quiz contest, programming contest and creative acts were organized. Small workshops were arranged all around the venue to teach the students practically using open source technologies. To further enthuse the students with the spirit of FOSS, free CDs of FOSS software were distributed among students, winners were given mementoes, and all the participants were given participation certificates.
September 15, Katra: The inaugural ceremony of Business Skill Development Program was held in Shri Mata Vaishno Devi University which has been organized by college of Management in collaboration with MSME Development Institute, Jammu. On the occasion, the honourable Vice Chancellor of SMVD University, Prof. R.N.K Bamezai, was the chief guest. Addressing the gathering of faculty members and the students, Prof. D. Mukhopadhyay, Dean, College of Management presented the welcome address. Shri Virender Sharma, Director, MSME, discussed the significance of such development programs in augmenting the entrepreneurial outlook in his key note address followed by the inaugural address by Prof. R.N.K Bamezai, in which the Vice Chancellor apprised to the gathering of the importance of skill development for positive business orientation. Prof. Bamezai emphasized on ensuing business integrities along with creative abilities is the need of the hour. Dr. Saurabh, the organizing secretary, presented vote of thanks. Thirty one MBA and B Tech students of final year have participated in this program which will continue for twenty two working days and it will be concluded on 14th October, 2011.
SMVDU (Katra): A panel discussion on the burning topic “Corporate & Corruption” was organized on 8 Sep 2011 by MarketINE (The Marketing Club) in Shri Mata Vaishno Devi University, Katra. The discussion covered various aspects of Corporate Corruption like Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR), Corporate Governance and Ethical Issue.
The panelists included Faculty Members like Dr.V.K.Tripathi, Dr. Ashutosh Vishisht, Dr. Saurabh Srivastav, Dr. Samantha Vaishnavi and students of College of Management including Nitish Tickoo, Arush, Amran, Vishal Mahajan and Abhishek.
The relevance of discussing Corruption in Corporate world is becoming more and more because new and new frauds and cases of corruption by Corporate world are being witnessed nowadays.
All the panelists gave their opinion about corruption in corporate world and corruption as a problem at large. It was the opinion of the house that there is no corruption as such but there are corrupt people. It was also agreed that corruption basically is using the power for personal pleasures. Various cases and there root causes were discussed like the Satyam Scam, 2G Scam, Telgi Scam. Lastly it was concluded that corruption is due to greed, circumstances, opportunities and temptations and it can’t be stopped by merely by enforcing rules, laws, regulations rather we have to embed a culture in the society by making it more ethical, accountable and having high moral values.
At last students Aditya Chuni, Sakshi Khullar and Sahil Bhagotra concluded the event by talking about the various issues raised by the panelists and what their possible solution could be.The coordinators of the event were Akhil Verma, Ankush Verma, TarunSharma, Meenakshal Sharma, Surabhi Kaul and Aayushi Sharma.
Dean College of management Prof. D Mukhopadhyay emphasized the requirement of strong and dynamic regulatory structure to restrain corporate from involving in corruption. In his concluding speech Hon’ble Vice Chancellor SMVD University, Prof. R.N.K Bamezai said that “When we are building a society, we should build it with character”. He emphasized that if all kinds of corporate structures and management adopts the Gandhian model of ‘trusteeship’ then the corruption can be dealt at root level.The discussion ended with a vote of thanks by the members of MarketINE club.
Katra: The consistent progression of placement drives at Shri Mata Vaishno Devi University over the years has made the university a hub of placements in the state of Jammu and Kashmir. As envisaged by the Vice Chancellor, Prof. R.N.K Bamezai who had issued special instructions to the T&P Cell of the University to cater to the needs not only of the university but of the entire state, the university has been striving for the placements not only of its own students but also for the students belonging to various engineering colleges of the state. All major IT companies, like, TCS, HCL, Infosys, L&T , Capegemeni, have kick started their campus recruitment much ahead of schedule for the current session. As per latest available information, the total hiring of fresher’s for the session 2012 is expected to be more than 2 lacs.
The campus placement season at Shri Mata Vaishno Devi University commenced in a spectacular manner with a massive recruitment drive by Indian Multi-national giant TATA Consultancy Services and HCL who selected a record 74 and 11 Engineering students respectively from Shri Mata Vaishno Devi University amounting to 70% placement of the total batch strength of the outgoing batch. GCET Jammu also participated in TCS campus drive held at SMVDU where 27 students of GCET were also placed.
After a policy change by NASSCOM, TCS chose SMVDU as one among the first institutions in the country to initiate the recruitment process for this year. A high level 11 member team from TCS conducted the Campus placement exercise at SMVDU campus. The intense competitive and exhaustive recruitment process was spread over two days with On-line written test followed by two levels of interview. The students have been selected for the position of Associate Software Engineer with an annual package of Rs.3.16Lakh. Moreover, 11 students of SMVDU got placed in HCL Technologies as Graduate Engineering Trainees with an annual package of Rs.3.25 Lakh.
The TCS team was extremely impressed with the quality of students recruited which they insisted has improved significantly over last year. Last year TCS had hired 39 students from SMVDU. Vice-Chancellor Prof. R N K Bamezai expressed his satisfaction at such large number of selections by TCS and assured all support for such drives in future which would help in seeking employment opportunities for the students of J&K. Prof. Bamezai congratulated the selected students and asked them to act as brand ambassadors for SMVDU at TCS.
Mr. B K Bhatia, Training & Placement Officer, SMVDU expressed satisfaction at the selection of large number of students from SMVDU by TCS and HCL and indicated that this was just the beginning of the placement session at SMVDU and more such opportunities were lined up for the students. In a pool drive of L&T Infotech, the university has invited a smart number of students from J&K and approximately 800 students are expected to participate from the different parts of the state.
August 23, 2011, SMVDU. Mr. Rahul Pandey, who was a B. Tech. student of Electronics and Communication Engineering (from 2005-2009) and has qualified for IPS through UPSC examinations of the year 2010-11, visited the campus and interacted with B. Tech. students at 3.30 pm in lecture Hall D. He was a meritorious student (overall 2nd rank in the first batch of B. Tech. ECE) and was fully determined for civil services right from the beginning.
During his interaction he emphasizing upon how to manage one’s time in consonance with one’s plans of 4 year stay in an academic institution like SMVDU. He aptly put forth that a student must have vision about his/her duration of stay the campus as what one envisages to do or achieve in the given time limit. Responding to the quarries of audience, he also talked about preparations for civil services examination. He accentuated on one’s commitment and determination apart from the development of other skills like reasoning, decision making, development of managerial skills etc. Besides, one must daily go through newspapers carefully as one’s level of awareness can very well be examined through it. He also suggested that while writing descriptive papers of UPSC one must abstain from criticizing government or making any anti-government remarks.
Adequate extraversion, interaction with people and participation in CCA & ECA (Co-curricular activities and Extra-curricular activities are essential components of preparation for interviews. Whatever hobby one peruses in one’s life, must know about the intricate details of it and be aware of events and personalities related to that, added Mr. Pandey.
It is worth noting that Mr. Rahul Pandey was Secretary, Council of Students’ Affairs in the Academic Year 2008-2009. He was also the founder member and Student Coordinator of the Quiz Club and member of Mess Committee and many other such bodies of the university.
Katra 12 Sept: The campus placement season at SMVDU opened in a spectacular manner with a massive recruitment drive by Indian Multi-national giant TATA Consultancy Services who selected a record 74 Engineering students from Shri Mata Vaishno Devi University. These students have recently joined the final year of their B.Tech and will complete their degree in June 2012.
After a policy change by NASSCOM, TCS chose SMVDU as one among the first institutions in the country to initiate the recruitment process for this year. A high level 11 member team from TCS conducted the Campus placement exercise at SMVDU campus. The intense competitive and exhaustive recruitment process was spread over two days with On-line written test followed by two levels of interview. The students have been selected for the position of Associate Software Engineer with an annual package of Rs.3.16Lakh.
SMVDU has, over the last few years, become a hub for placement activities in J&K State and has provided platform for students from other institutions in the State to get recruited. Students from GCET, NIT Srinagar, MBS, MIET have been provided opportunities in Campus Recruitment drives conducted at SMVDU by various Indian & multinational companies.
The TCS team was extremely impressed with the quality of students recruited which they insisted has improved significantly over last year. Last year TCS had hired 39 students from SMVDU. Vice-Chancellor Prof. R N K Bamezai expressed his satisfaction at such large number of selections by TCS and assured all support for such drives in future which would help in seeking employment opportunities for the students of J&K. Prof. Bamezai congratulated the selected students and asked them to act as brand ambassadors for SMVDU at TCS. Mr. B K Bhatia, Training & Placement Officer, SMVDU expressed satisfaction at the selection of large number of students from SMVDU by TCS and indicated that this was just the beginning of the placement session at SMVDU and more such opportunities were lined up for the students.
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