Chancellor Inaugurates DBT Funded Bio-Informatics Facility at SMVDU
The Bio-Informatics facility in the Department of Biotechnology, inaugurated by SHRI N.N. VOHRA, IAS His Excellency, The Governor of J&K & Chancellor, SMVD University October 8, 2008. The Bio-Informatics facility in the school of Biotechnology has been created with the help of Department of Biotechnology, Govt. of India with the initial seed money of Rs. 20.00 lacs for the purchase of computer hardware, software and other infrastructures required for the setting up of this facility in this university.
A Day-long workshop on National Bamboo Mission (8th Dec.2008) organized by the Department of Biotechnology, Shri Mata Vaishno Devi University in collaboration with the State Forest Research institution Jammu, was held here at university campus. The Vice Chancellor, SMVDU Professor N.K.Bansal, inaugurated the workshop while Principal Secretary Agriculture Production Mrs. Sonali Kumar presided over it.
Workshop on "Trends in Bioinformatics" (16-19 March, 2009) has been organized jointly by Bioinformatics Centre, Department of Biotechnology, SMVD University in collaboration with Bioinformatics Centre, Department of Biotechnology, University of Jammu and has been sponsored by Department of Biotechnology, Government of India.
MOU Signed with Prathista Industries Ltd.
The MOU between Laval University SMVDU Prathista Industries aims at developing teaching and research resources as well as the promotion of International collaboration on the basis of equality and mutual assistance. Amongst its mode of cooperation the agreement includes the exchange of Professors, students, joint research activities, pedagogical and scientific documents and joint programmes and publication After signing the MOU, Prof. Bansal, a renowned Energy Scientist himself commented that the motto of collaboration is to use research for marketable technology for clean environment. He emphasized that since the University has already signed many MOU's with National and International Institutions / Industries but this MOU will provide another significant leap to the research activities of SMVD University.
Mr. Sai Ram, CEO and MD Prathista Industries Ltd. shared his plan of setting up a manufacturing unit of Prathista Industries in J&K. Moreover, he said that MOU will benefit the students immensely by their training and recruitment at Prathista Industries.
Prof. V.Verma, Dean Faculty of Sciences said that this MOU will give act as a bridge between the academia and Industry as it is imperative for the students of Industrial Bio Technology to get a first hand industrial exposure.
MOU Signed with Thapar University, Patiala
In its endeavour to strive for ex- Excellence, Shri Mata Vaishno Devi University (SMVDU), Katra has signed memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Thapar University, Patiala (TU) on Apr 28, 2009. In an official handout issued here today, it has been stated that the MOU was signed in the presence of Vice Chancellor SMVDU Prof. N.K. Bansal and Dean Faculty of Sciences Prof. V, Verma, Director Prof. Abhijit Mukherjee and Prof. R,K. Sharma, Dean Academic academic affairs represented Thapar University, Patiala.
University handout maintains that the MoU would provide an impetus to Research and Quality Education in the evolving field of Biotechnology and Biosciences. This MoU, a missions in M.Sc. (Biotechnology) course at SMVDU will be made on the basis of the rank order merit obtained by The students the Competitive Exam to be conducted by Thapar University at New Delhi, and Patiala on June 6, 2009.
Interested students shall, however, apply: for the above, course In SMVDU against advertisement to be released shortly. The forms for the above competitive exam of TU will be available at Axis Bank Bahu Plaza Gandhi Nagar , Jammu. This MoU Would facilitate joint research in the field of Biotechnology besides facilitating faculty exchange.
Prof. Subash Chand and Mr. Mukesh Goel from IIT, Delhi had been invited to deliver series of lectures in the field of 'Down stream process' and 'Chemical Reaction Engineering' as guest faculty from 12.03.2008 to 21.03.2008. Prof.
Dr. -Ing Karl Strauss from the University of Dortmund, Germany had been invited to deliver series of lectures in the field of 'Transport Process-2' as a Guest Faculty in our School of Biotechnology from 30th March to 11th April, 2008.
Dr. V.K. Koul, Scientist, IIIM, Jammu has delivered guest lectures in school of Biotechnology for IBTstudents for course: 'Bioprocess Calculations' from 16.09.2007 to 18.11.2007.
Prof. Dr. Ing. Rolf Wichmann from the University of Dortmund, Germany had been invited to deliver series of lectures in the field of 'Chemical Engineering' as a Guest Faculty in our School of Biotechnology from20.08.2007 to 31.08. 2007.