The fourth Management Fest- Tatva ‘ 13 is being organized by the College of Management, Shri Mata Vaishno Devi University, Katra. The management fest was inaugurated today at 10 am. This two days event is the representation of the corporate life that the budding managers will be facing in future. The objective of the event is to inculcate management qualities in students so that they are able to play a catalytic role in future. It’s a quest to explore the unexplored.
The inaugural session was held today morning which was presided by Prof. D. Mukhopadhyay, Dean, College of Management and Dr. Saurabh, Coordinator of Tatva’13. Mr. Vibhakar Khajuria, AGM and Cluster Head, J&K Bank as a representative of Chairman J&K bank. Prof. Mukhopadhyay said that this fest is an opportunity for interaction with industry and learn the ground realities of management for the students of SMVDU. In this fest, the learning extravaganza will be conducted in an environment of complete fun and freedom which includes events like Future CEO, Strokes of Genius, Amazing Trove, Mercury Ring, Beat the Clock, Logo and Pamphlet Design, Market Situation, Theme Based Advertisement. The event also includes a Cultural manifest by Natrang Theatre on 16th April 2013 and cultural performances of students of College of Management SMVD University on the evening of 17th April 2013. Prof. Mukhopadhyay conveyed the message of Vice Chancellor SMVDU regarding his assurance to create the growing and learning environment by engaging the industry, academia and society. The Faculty of College of Management was present at the event and encouraged the students in various activities with guidance and full support.
Various participant institutes include Islamic University, Kashmir; Kathua Campus, JU; SPMR College, Jammu; International Business School, JU along with College of Management SMVDU. The student coordinators, Savneet Kaur and Siddharth Sarvesh have led this student management fest and they said that the event engages and brings out the organizing as well as managing capability of the students. They Told that Tatve is an annual activity of the SMVDU calendar and the support of the administration and the Vice Chancellor SMVDU is motivating for the students.
The fest is sponsored by J&K bank along with Sarveshvar, Swastik Hotel, VLCC and media partner Takeone channel, Doordarshan Jammu and JK Channel.
Practical applications are of prime importance and are meant to be refined through constant endeavors and innovative approaches. Under the aegis of College of Management Entrepreneurship Development Cell conducted a Three Days Workshop-cum-Training Programme from 22nd March to 24th March, 2013 in the area of Entrepreneurship Development by Dr. T. Prasad, Faculty Adviser to Center for Student Enterprises and Associate Professor, National Institute of Industrial Engineering (NITIE), Mumbai for the students of the University. The themes covered in the different sessions include: Entrepreneurship Practicalities, Business ideas for technocrats and Budding Managers, Mandi Model of Learning, Hamara Dhanda Model of Learning and Learning-Online. Dr. Prasad emphasized the importance of ‘experience, enterprise and earning’. Dr. Prasad underlined that what we learnt in our classrooms is a part of broad learning and it is also very useful and important to look at practical side of things. He also asked the students to initiate some small entrepreneurial activities which would boost their confidence and also provide an edge amongst the crowd. He also interacted, guided, and encouraged young budding entrepreneurs to continue such activities. Chanting the slogan “Socho Becho, Becho Seekho , Seekho Socho” Dr. Prasad gained popularity among the participants as Dr. Mandi. The mathematical and innovative toys brought by him architected a new vision among the students. The participants looked very exuberant during the whole sessions. At the end of the programme, Mr. Prasad was felicitated with a feedback chart prepared by the students for sharing his varied and wide experience and bringing the innovative idea of MANDI.
A team of 8 students under the leadership of Mr. Aman Kumar Jha (2009EEC20) participated in the Annual Youth Festival -SAMMILAN 2013 of Model Institute of Engineering and Technology, Jammu on 23rd March 2013. The students took part in 5 events and they won 4 prizes in total. The details of the participation are as follows:
Palvi Gupta D/o Smt. Sudershan Gupta and Sh.Satish Gupta a Research Scholar at School of Physics, Shri Mata Vaishno Devi University, Katra (J&K) got the Fair and Lovely foundation scholarship 2012 at YB Chavan Auditorium, Mumbai on 21st March 2013. Total 225 students all over India were selected for this scholarship and 40 students out of 225 were invited for this award ceremony. She has been selected by the panel of judges through an interview which were held at Lucknow on 8 Feb, 2013. She is the only candidate from J&K who has been facilitated with this award by FAL foundation this year.
Formed in 2003, the Fair & Lovely Foundation aims at female economic empowerment. It aims to achieve this through providing information, resources, inputs and support in the areas of education, career and enterprise. Fair & Lovely, as a brand, stands on the economic empowerment platform and the foundation is an extension of this promise. The award is given to encourage the economic empowerment of the Indian woman through information and resources in the areas of Education, Career and Enterprise.
Fair & Lovely Foundation understands the importance of education for women. The support provided by Fair & Lovely Foundation has helped girls avail opportunities of higher education and acquire skills in appropriate professions thereby carving a path for their future.
The Fair & Lovely Foundation provides scholarships each year for deserving girl students who display an excellent academic track record, as well as social initiative and drive. To date, the Foundation has given out more than 1300 scholarships to deserving applicants. Scholarship is open only to women with Indian citizenship who want to pursue graduation, post graduation and PhD studies from Government Recognized Indian Universities. Scholarship will be awarded solely as per the discretion of the panel of judges.
UGC sponsored One- day National conference on “Contemporary Issues in Business with reference to Global Economic Meltdown” organised by College of Management, Shri Mata Vaishno Devi University was inaugurated by Prof. Sudhir K Jain, Vice Chancellor in the university campus. The event witnessed presence of eminent academic and corporate professionals. The event started with lighting of the lamp by the Chief Guest Prof. S. K. Jain, Hon’ble Vice Chancellor; Guest of Honour and Keynote speaker, Prof. Neelu Rohmetra, Rector Kathua campus, University of Jammu and Mr. Ashok Kumar Mattu, DGM, Reserve Bank of India, Jammu, J&K. The session was also chaired by Prof. B.C. Sharma, Dean placements, The Business School, University of Jammu; Prof. Varsha Mehta, Director, The Business School, University of Jammu; Prof. N.D. Mathur, Dean, University of Rajasthan; Prof. B.K. Basu, University of Kolkata; Prof. D. Mukhopadyay, Dean College of Management, Shri Mata Vaishno Devi University, Prof. T.A. Bhawani, Economist from Institute of Economic Growth and the faculty members of the College of Management, Shri Mata Vaishno Devi University. The keynote addresses were delivered by Prof. Jain, Prof. Mukhopadhyay, Prof. Rohmetra and Prof. Basu.
In his inaugural address, Prof. Sudhir Jain, Vice Chancellor, highlighted challenges faced by the organisations during meltdown and hoped that the deliberations in the seminar will be fruitful and will come out with some viable soutions .
Speaking on the occasion, Mr. Mattu introduced 7C’s in context of recession. Prof. Rohmetra highlighted the importance of cross cultural knowledge of the human resources in the organisations. Prof. Basu drew attention to the Euro-American financial risk and its impact on India. Prof. Bhawani narrated the importance of manufacturing industry in economy and its impact on India. Finally, Prof. Mathur enriched the session with the main focus on the flat economy followed by the paper presentations by the research scholars from different parts of the Country in two parallel sessions. Thirty quality research papers on different dimensions to combat the issue of recession meltdown were presented during the conference. The technical session reports were presented by Dr. Jyoti Sharma from Shri Mata Vaishno Devi University and Dr. Sanjeev Gupta from Central University of Himachal Pradesh.
Prof. Sudhir K Jain, Vice Chancellor of Shri Mata Viashno Devi University inaugurated a UGC sponsored Five Day Workshop on Translation Studies and Comparative Literature: Paradigms and Practices in the university campus. Organized by the School of Languages and Literature, the workshop aims at generating a purposeful discussion on the issues relating to theories and practices of Translation and Comparative Literature, besides a great deal of focus on actually translating some works of literature, to generate a purposeful discussion on the issues relating to theories and practices of Translation and Comparative Literature. In his inaugural address, Prof. Jain appreciated the endeavor of the School and reinforced the integration of Science, Humanities and Philosophy which can lead to achieving the desired vision of an institution.
The Keynote speaker Prof. Avadesh K Singh, Director School of Translation Studies, IGNOU Delhi and the former Vice Chancellor Dr. Baba Saheb Ambedkar University Gujrat dwelt upon the explosion of knowledge in the 21st century and said the translation in the 21st century means translation from Hamlet to Hotel menu and there can be no survival without translation. He appreciated the university for taking the initiative of generating discussion on translation studies which is an empowering act in the 21st century.
Earlier the Dean of the college Prof. V K Bhat delivered the formal welcome address and conveyed his best wishes for the success of the seminar.
Speaking about the workshop, Dr. Vandhana Sharma, Director of the School of Languages and Literature and the workshop coordinator said that the workshop has been designed to produce passionate translators to enrich and globalize the Bhasa literature and to localize the Western canon. She hoped that sessions by prominent academia like Prof. AK Singh, Prof. Mohit K Ray, Prof. Chander Mohan and Dr. Roshan Sharma and practical sessions of translating the texts will generate interests and passion in the young scholars for translation. Dr. Sharma expressed her satisfaction at the response of participation from different universities and colleges of North India. Dr. Neeru Sharma, Asst. Professor in the School delivered the formal vote of thanks and the research scholars of the school Quleen Kaur and Simranpreet Kaur conducted the proceedings.
Prof. Lalit Mangotra. President Dogri Sanstha Jammu, Prof. Veena Gupta and Prof. Shashi Pathania also attended the inaugural function and gave their valuable inputs and suggestions for the enrichment of Dogri language and literature.
A National Seminar on Recent trends in Mathematical Sciences was inaugurated at Shri Mata vaishno Devi University by Prof. V. K. Bhat, Director, School of Mathematics & Dean College of Sciences on 22.03.2013. The Seminar is organised by School of Mathematics, SMVDU and is sponsored by UGC. Prof. Bhat conveyed good wishes from Prof. Sudhir. K. Jain, Hon’ble Vice Chancellor, Shri Mata Vaishno Devi University to all the participants for a successful Seminar. He recalled the contribution of great Mathematicians like Hilbert, Weyl, Gauss, Ramanujan etc to Mathematics. He highlighted the contribution of Emmy Noether (a German Mathematician) to theoretical Physics. He also highlighted the applications of Mathematics in Chemistry, Computer science and other branches of Science.
Prof. P. K. Jain, Former Head, Department of Mathematics, University of Delhi said that Mathematics is merely not a subject but a foundation of all Sciences. He also gave a brief about the application of Analysis to other areas of Mathematics.
Prof. B. S. Panda, (IIT Delhi) highlighted the importance of Discrete Mathematics in Computer science, Mechanical Engineering and other related areas.
Prof. S. D. Sharma, Head, Department of Mathematics, Central University, Jammu highlighted the relation of Mathematics to art and poetry.
Dr. A. K. Das, Convenor of the Seminar gave a brief about the Seminar and welcomed all the participants. He also conducted the proceedings.
Vote of thanks was proposed by Mr. Surender Singh.Approximately 120 delegates from SMVD University, IIT’s, Universities and Post graduate Colleges participated in the Seminar.
An outreach under the banner of Educations UK centre was conducted by School of Innovation and Community Development, SMVD University to acquaint the students about the higher education opportunities in UK. This event was organized as a part of the sustained relationship with British Council (BC), New Delhi was is now a little over 4 years old. Ms. Moneesha Gupta, Senior Project Manager, North India, Services for International Education Marketing, British Council, New Delhi was the resource person for the session. While interacting with over 120 students from different schools of the university she emphasized that UK offers a variety of unique opportunities to Indian students so far as higher education is concerned. She said that the admission criterion that is followed in the UK is individual applicant centric and there are no entrance exams like in India there. Universities and colleges in UK try to identify their potential students through the statement of purpose that every student is supposed to submit along with the application. Students who have excelled on areas other than their main area of study get preference over their peers who have only excelled in academics. Students asked many interesting questions during the session which were addressed by the speaker. The session provided a unique opportunity to our opportunity to students to clear their doubts. Dr. S. K. Wanchoo, Director I/c SICD thanked the speaker for delivering special lecture which was truly beneficial to the participants.
British Council has already setup Education UK Center a couple of years back for the benefit of campus community, which has been housed in the Central Library. The centre is equipped with literature about all the leading institutions in the UK.
Dr. Vinay Kumar, School of Physics, Shri Mata Vaishno Devi University was awarded with Young Scientists Award in recognition of his outstanding contributions in the area of nanotechnology in the National Conference on Physics of Engineering Materials (NCPEM- 2013) organized by Department of Physics, Deenbandhu Chhotu Ram University of Science and technology (DCRUST), Murthal, Haryana from March 15-17, 2013. There were about 200 delegates from all part of India. Five best young scientists were shortlisted for this award. Dr. Kumar presented his work on the fluorescent nanoparticles so called nanophosphor and their practical use in Forensic Science for latent finger print development, light emitting diodes (LEDs), compact fluorescence lamps (CFLs) and high-resolution TV screen.
Dr. Kumar is very motivated, excited and passionate about science, and was thrilled to receive this award. “It is wonderful to be recognized by my peers and I am happy to be the recipient of the Young Scientist Award,” says Kumar. “I felt honoured yet humble to be on the list of other scientists who went on to make great contributions in material science and nanotechnology.” Dr. Kumar has published 38 papers in various international reputed and peer reviewed journals. Beside this, currently, he is handling three major research project worth Rs. 63,00,000/- as principal investigator in the School of Physics, SMVDU.
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.