The 35th meeting of the Academic Council of SMVDU University (SMVDU) was held on 7th August 2023 and was chaired by Prof. Pragati Kumar, VC, SMVDU. The Academic Council recommended the proposal of two new Academic Programs Bachelor of Design and Bachelor of Mathematics & Computing, to be started from the year 2024-25. The Academic Council also finalized modalities for the implementation of NEP-2020 for the various B. Tech. Programs. The Council proposed to create the post of Assistant Director of Physical Education and Sports in line with UGC. Also, the provision of providing assistance to Non-GATE/NET students to be enrolled in Ph.D. Programs from the year 2024-25 were discussed, and it was decided to create a fund for students coming from poor economic backgrounds. The Vice-Chancellor stressed upon the need to make the education more skill orientated and specific to the requirements. The meeting began with a welcome note by the Sh. Nagendra Singh Jamwal, Registrar, SMVDU. The agenda items were presented by Dr. Balbir Singh, Dean of Academic Affairs, and attended by Deans and Heads of various schools and sections.