2 Weeks ISTE Workshop on Signals and Systems concludes at SMVDU


A two weeks ISTE workshop on Signals and Systems in collaboration with IIT Kharagpur was conducted successfully at SMVDU campus from 2nd -12th January, 2014 under the coordination of Mr. Ashish Suri as Workshop Coordinator, and Mr. Sudesh Kumar as Remote Centre Coordinator. The mode of presentation was live lecture series from the eminent professors from IIT Kharagpur and IIT Bombay. The participants were teaching faculties from SMVDU and faculty members from various technical Institutes of the State of Jammu & Kashmir.

It was live interaction program where participants were attended the rigorous curriculum developed by IIT Kharagpur. There were live lectures through A-VIEW software in the morning session followed by interactions with the Subject experts of IIT Kharagpur and IIT Bombay in the afternoon session.

Participants enjoyed the lecture series on the Signals and Systems and participated in the numerous clicker quizzes during the two weeks ISTE workshop through Aakash Tablets which were provided to each participant at the commencement of the workshop. The workshop covered the basic concepts of the Signals and Systems and opened new pathways for teaching the subject to the students.

Overall the workshop was very useful for the participants and everybody appreciated the hospitality rendered by SMVDU, Katra. At the end every participants lauded the effort made by the professors of IIT Kharagpur and IIT Bombay who took so much pain and effort to teach us.

The Workshop Organizing Committee believe that the reason behind the success of the workshop was able guidance and continues encouragement from the Hon’ble Vice Chancellor Prof. S.K. Jain, Dean College of Engineering Prof. V. Verma, and the continues support from the Registrar Mrs. Roop Avtar Kaur and other administrative departments including Finance, Academics & Research, Stores & Procurements, Audio Video Cell, Transportation, Electricity Wing, Network Centre, Guest House and Dean of Students. The organizing committee also thanked Mr. Sumeet Gupta I/c Director, faculty & staff members of School of Electronics & Communication Engineering for their continuous support during the workshop.

Two week workshop begins at SMVDU


A two week ISTE workshop on ‘Signals and Systems’ conducted by Shri Mata Vaishno Devi University (SMVDU), Katra in collaboration with IIT Kharagpur began here today. The workshop is being conducted under the National Mission on Education through ICT (NMEICT) project by IIT Bombay.

The workshop is simultaneously being conducted through live video conference mode by subjects’ experts from IIT Bombay and IIT Kharagpur using A-View software across 237 remote centers all across India with more than 10,000 participants in total. The SMVDU is the only remote centre of IIT Kharagpur for this workshop in the state of J&K with participants from the University as well as from outside Technical Institutes.


The workshop was inaugurated live by the Dean Continuing Education along with the Workshop Coordinator of IIT Kharagpur and IIT Bombay and was attended by the Dean Faculty of Engineering SMVDU, faculty members of the SMVDU and participants.

The workshop coordinator, Mr. Ashish Suri distributed the registration kits along with Aakash tablet to the participants and highlighted the need of such interactive workshop to empower the teachers through ICT.

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.


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