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.
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.
To 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
A thought provoking session under Mind Meet Forum was conducted in the Shri Mata Vaishno
Devi University on the topic “Rupee Depreciation: Issues and Challenges”. There was active
participation from different departments including College of Management, College of
Engineering and College of Humanities and Social Sciences. Students in large numbers attended
the discussion with full vigor and vitality. The panel members consisted of budding managers
from College of Management and technical engineers from College of Engineering.
The session began with introduction of the Mind Meet activities. The Panel discussion initiates
the discussion by giving an outline on rupee depreciation. He focused on various important
factors and explained the reasons contributing to the slide in rupee. Further the session proceeded
with some valuable concepts and points regarding the topic by the student panel.
Ms. Kamakshi Chandan, from MBA 1st semester introduced the basics of rupee depreciation. She threw light upon the facts and figures regarding the past and present scenario of rupee. She was followed by Ms. Arshiya Kapoor from MBA 1st semester who elaborated the reasons of the fall in rupee with regards to various live examples from Business Today Magazine. It continued further with the next panelist Ms. Deepika Khajuria from MBA 1st semester enlightening the audience with the steps taken by RBI to strengthen the value of rupee against dollar. She focused on the RBI policies and its impact on rupee slide by the ex Governor D. Subbarao. Steps taken by Indian policy makers to prevent the rupee drop were explained further by her. Ms. Mallika Sharma from MBA 1st semester added to the theme by relating the Indian Economy with rupee depreciation. She stressed on inflation and related it with rupee slide which in turn affects the general public. Mr. Tawqir Nasir from B.tech 4th year gave general concepts about rupee fall with respect to local people’s point of view. He made the discussion lively by citing various interesting examples in general perspective and correlating it with the political juggernaut. The last panelist Ms. Natasha Kaul from MBA 3rd semester gave valuable points on the topic by comparing the past, present and future scenario of rupee.
The panel discussion was followed up by the senior scholars Mr. Aabid Sultan and Mr. Ajaz Ul Islam who captivated the minds with their in-depth knowledge about the issue. Lastly there was question and answer session which was done in a positive spirit. The Mind Meet was a success & the comparers Mr. Naveed Majeed & Ms. Sudheepa Aluwalia managed the event very well and coordinated it whole heartedly. It was wound up by Ms. Binesh Hussain from MBA 3rd semester who proposed a vote of thanks to all the esteemed members present in the discussion. Participated actively.
To commemorate the birth anniversary of veteran Indian Engineer Sir M. Visvesvaraya, the National Engineers Day was celebrated here at SMVDU in which Vice Chancellor of the University Prof. S.K Jain was the chief guest. It is worth to mention here that every year September 15 is celebrated as the National Engineers Day throughout the Country. The theme of this year’s Engineering Day was “Frugal Engineering”.
In his address, the Vice Chancellor motivated the participating students to think beyond the conventional class room knowledge and prepare themselves to meet the challenges of today’s competitive world and serve the society by proving as professionals par excellence. Prof. Jain also lamented the need for celebrating the days of national importance as an annual feature in the SMVD University and has assured of all possible help in celebrating such events. He also lauded the young and the talented students of the university who have excelled in various spheres of knowledge during the recent past.
The Dean College of Engineering, Prof. V. Verma, emphasized upon the importance of Engineers Day in the Indian scenario. He also highlighted the various emerging fields of Engineering and Technology, the advancements made during the last few decades. Dr. Varun Tripathi, Asstt. Prof., School of Philosophy and Culture, delivered a talk on Engineering Ethics. Mr. Mir-Irfan-Ul-Haq, Asstt. Prof., School of Mechanical Engineering coordinated the events of the programme. The vote of thanks was presented by Dr. Ankush Anand, Asstt. Prof., School of Mechanical Engineering.
At the end the Vice Chancellor awarded the top rankers who presented their views on “Frugal Engineering”. Akshay Bhat and Bhasker Taneja of B.Tech. secured the first rank.
A function was organized to celebrate the National Teachers Day in the office of Director, SME
Dean COE, Dr. V. Verma the chief guest on the function stressed upon the importance of dedication and honesty in the teaching profession. Dr V. Verma in his motivational speech talked about the role of teachers in human resource development holistically. He also stressed that in addition to teaching academic courses, teacher must work for the overall development of the personality of the students.
A detailed presentation was delivered by I/C Director, SME Mr. Balbir Singh on the life of Dr. S Radha Krishnan. Mr. Balbir Singh also shared his collection of motivational audio Visual with the audience which the audience endorsed. Mr. Balbir Singh also emphasized that teachers must develop caring and accommodative attitude towards students and they must put in their best to become role model for the student community.
All faculty members & staff members of SME attended the function.