Administrative Structure
Chancellor's Message


Sh. N. N. Vohra
His Excellency Governor of Jammu & Kashmir & Chancellor, Shri Mata Vaishno Devi University

I am delighted to know that Shri Mata Vaishno Devi University is re-launching its website to keep the students and their guardians around the country abreast with the academic achievements and serene environment of the university. This, I believe, will immensely benefit students desirous to pursue technical and professional education in this temple of learning, which is all set to achieve even higher academic excellence in years to come. We have already traversed a long way, yet many milestones are still to be covered. Given the commitment and devotion of the Vice Chancellor, Faculty, Staff and Students, the day is not far when our vision of making this a world-class institution worthy of being associated with the name of Mata, will be accomplished.

My good wishes to the university on the launch of its website.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 22 October 2013 04:54
Vice Chancellor's Message


Vice-Chancellor, Shri Mata Vaishno Devi University

Shri Mata Vaishno Devi University (SMVDU) was established by ‘Shri Mata Vaishno Devi Shrine Board’ through the SMVD University Act of J&K Legislative Assembly in 1999. This fully residential university started teaching programs in 2004 and is situated just about 14 kms from the holy town of Katra in the Reasi district of Jammu & Kashmir. The university campus with an area of about 400 acres is located on the Katra-Srinagar road in the beautiful surroundings of the hills – one side being the Trikuta hills well known for the holy shrine of Mata Vaishno Devi. The university has excellent infrastructure and provides semi-furnished accommodation to all the faculty members as well as staff members in the campus.

SMVDU endeavors to provide excellent education to the students through undergraduate and postgraduate degree programs so as to create finest professionals and human beings. At present, the university offers B.Tech. degree in the fields of Computer Science & Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Electronics & Communication Engineering and Industrial Bio-technology, and B.Arch. degree. The postgraduate and doctoral programs are offered in all these areas of technology as well as in select sciences, humanities and social sciences viz. Physics, Bio-technology, Mathematics, Management (for MBA degree), Philosophy and English. SMVDU is one of the fastest growing young universities of India, attracting students from more than 22 States of the country. The university has a modern world-class auditorium with seating capacity of 1000. All classrooms are fitted with LCD/DLP projectors. Smart boards are available in the Schools (Departments).

SMVDU (campus) was inaugurated by Shri A.P.J. Abdul Kalam, Hon’ble President of India in 2004. The university had the privilege of having Hon’ble Prime Minister of India Dr. Manmohan Singh and Hon’ble President of India Smt. Pratibha Devisingh Patil as the Chief Guest for the Convocation in 2008 and 2011 respectively. Shri N.R.Narayana Murthy addressed the Convocation as the Chief Guest in 2009. The guiding spirit of the university is our Chancellor Shri N. N. Vohra, the Chairman of SMVD Shrine Board and Hon’ble Governor of Jammu & Kashmir State.

The SMVDU campus is safe and picturesque. After the sun-set, in the north of the campus, one can see the beautiful well-lit path that has non-stop movement of pilgrims 24 hours a day and 365 days in the year going for ‘Mata Darshan’. The number of pilgrims crossed the landmark figure of one crore (10 million) in 2011. The impact of positive vibes of the Trikuta hills shrine of Shri Mata Vaishno Devi, which is seen on one side of the campus, is visible in the courteous behavior of the campus community – be it the staff or faculty or the students. The campus living is quite familial in nature. I believe that each member of SMVDU family feels privileged to be here. I welcome all distinguished professionals and young bright students to be a part of the growing SMVDU family.

Jai Mata Di

Prof. Sanjeev Jain

Last Updated on Monday, 21 March 2016 07:15
The Executive Council

The Executive Council is the executive body of the University and is in charge of the general management and administration of the University.

The Executive Council of the university, as defined in the Act, currently consists of the following & members who are drawn from various fields linked to higher technical education.

    • Sh. N. N. Vohra, His Excellency The Governor, J&K & Chancellor, SMVDU (In Chair)
    • Prof. Sanjeev Jain, Vice Chancellor, SMVDU
    • Prof. R. D. Sharma, Vice Chancellor, University of Jammu
    • Prof. Khurshid I. Andrabi, Vice Chancellor, University of Kashmir
    • Prof. Goverdhan Mehta, National Research Professor, School of Chemistry, University of Hyderabad
    • Prof. K.L.Chopra, Former Director, IIT Kharagpur & Padma Bhushan Awardee
    • Sh. R.P. Agrawal, Former Secretary MHRD, Government of India
    • Sh. Pradip Kumar Tripathi, I.A.S., Principal Secretary to Governor, J&K. Permanent Invitee (Ex-officio)
    • Sh. Ajeet Kumar Sahu, IAS, Chief Executive Officer, Shri Mata Vaishno Devi Shrine Board. Permanent Invitee (Ex-officio)
    • Prof. V. Verma, Dean, Faculty of Engineering, Director - SBT, SMVDU
    • Prof. V. K. Bhat, Dean, Faculty of Sciences, SMVDU
    • Dr. Yugal Khajuria, I/C Dean of Students , SMVDU
    • Dr. Vandana Sharma, Head, Department of Languages & Literature, SMVDU
    • Prof. V. K. Bhat, Registrar, SMVDU. Secretary


Last Updated on Thursday, 09 March 2017 07:21
The Academic Council

The Academic Council is the academic body of the University and is responsible for the maintenance of standards of instruction, education and examination within the university.

The members of the Academic Council are:

  • Prof. Sanjeev Jain, Vice Chancellor, Shri Mata Vaishno Devi University (Chairman).
  • Shri Lokesh Saxena , Member Expert, Vice President (Industrial Business & Services), SKF India Ltd, Pune
  • Prof. Rajesh Srivastava, Member Expert, Head, Department of Physics (Indian Institute of Technology, Roorkee).
  • Prof. K.K.Biswas, Member Expert, Emeritus Professor, Department of Computer Science & Engineering(Indian Institute of Technology Delhi).
  • Prof. P.K.Jain, Member Expert, Professor, Department of Management Studies (Indian Institute of Technology Delhi).
  • Dr. V.K.Jain, Member Expert, Professor, Department of Electrical Engineering (Indian Institute of Technology Delhi).
  • Prof. Sunil Pandey, Member Expert, Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering (Indian Institute of Technology Delhi).
  • Prof. S.Dharmaraja, Member Expert, Professor & Head, Department of Mathematics (Indian Institute of Technology Delhi).
  • Mr. Subrata Deb, Librarian
  • Prof. V. Verma, Dean Faculty of Engineering, & Head, Department of Biotechnology, SMVDU.
  • Prof. V. K. Bhat,Dean Faculty of Sciences, & Dean Faculty of Management,SMVDU.
  • Dr. V.K.Tripathi, Head, Department of Philosophy & Culture, SMVDU.
  • Dr. Yugal Khajuria, I/c Dean of Students & I/c Head, Department of Physics.
  • Dr. Vandana Sharma, I/c Dean, Faculty of Humanities & Social Sciences & Head, Department of Languages and Literature, SMVDU.
  • Dr. Ajay Koul, I/c Head, Department of Computer Science & Engineering, SMVDU.
  • Dr. Amit Kant Pandit, Head, Department of Electronics & Communication Engineering, SMVDU.
  • Dr. Ankush Anand, I/c Head, Department of Mechanical Engineering, SMVDU.
  • Dr. Jyoti Sharma, Head, School of Business, SMVDU.
  • Dr. A.K.Das, I/c Head, Department of Mathematics, SMVDU.
  • Ar. Aditya Kumar Singh, Head, Department of Architecture & Landscape Design, SMVDU.
  • Dr. Sanjeev Anand, I/c Head, Department of Energy Management, SMVDU.
  • Dr. Kakali Majumdar, I/c Head, Department of Economics, SMVDU
  • Prof. V. K. Bhat ,  Registrar, SMVDU
Last Updated on Thursday, 09 March 2017 07:20
The Finance Committee

The members of the Finance Committee are.

  • Prof. Sanjeev Jain, Vice Chancellor, Shri  Mata Vaishno Devi University. (Chairman)

  • Chief Executive Officer, Shri Mata Vaishno Devi  Shrine Board Katra.

  • Director General Budget, Finance Department,  Govt. of J&K

  • Additional Chief Executive Officer, Shri Mata  Vaishno Devi Shrine Board Katra.

  • Chief Accounts Officer, Shri Mata Vaishno Devi  Shrine Board Katra.

  • Finance Officer/Deputy Finance Officer, Shri  Mata Vaishno Devi University (Secretary)
Last Updated on Monday, 21 March 2016 07:29
Organization Chart
Last Updated on Monday, 19 July 2010 11:22

Alumni Talk


Nikhil Sharma | B.Tech
- Dassault  Systems
- PLM Developer

SMVDU is an excellent place for learning with great faculty and State of the Art infrastructure in terms of practical knowledge in engineering sciences. This is the place where I inculcated all my academic and professional knowledge and face the challenges of a professional future.
"Salutes to my Alma Mater"


Anshuman Mishra | B.Tech
- IBM, Pune
- System Operation Lead Specialist

"At SMVDU, I have had the privilege to be taught by professors who really care about my academic progress, and I've benefitted from this immensely.Not only have I honed my professional skills at SMVDU but have grown more culturally aware. SMVDU provides the resources necessary for concretizing your goals and ambitions - whatever they may be. The opportunities I've been furnished with at SMVDU range from meeting diverse people and building solid, long-lasting friendships to enjoying the exciting scenic beauty. ...


Rahul Pandey | B.Tech
-Batch 2005-09
- Cleared Civil Services Examination 2010

"The alma mater of a student plays a defining role in his/her life. It is the place where the final touches to the personality of a young kid are given. SMVDU laid the foundation of my success in civil services as it provided the apt environment for achieving my aim. A lively environment on the campus, good guidance by teachers and an ideal environment for learning-that's what SMVDU is in my eyes ...


Gaurav Handoo | B.Tech
- Xalted Info. Systems
- Test Engineer

"I used to think that any university must have insufficient amenities as compared to IITs but at SMVDU I witnessed world class infrastructure coming into existence right in front of my eyes. Faculty members helped me gain academically as well as developing an all round personality...


Anup Rastogi | B.Tech
- Nokia Siemens Network
- Core (NSS) Engineer

SMVDU today is very well known as an premier instution and being at the university, I’ve had the pleasure of meeting people from all over the country, which has broadened my perspective and that’s the best thing about this place. It was so easy to develop closeness to the teachers and fellow students in a calm, seren environment but the academic grinding was intense...


Pratima Labroo | B.Tech
- University of Dundee, UK
- M.S (Biomedical Engineering)

. The course at SMVDU required hard work and some serious studying, that being said I enjoyed every minute of it; thanks to my classmates, teachers and especially working on projects each year enabled me in developing my skills. It prepared me and helped me identify what I really enjoyed doing and my future goals. After B.Tech completion I went on for a Master's degree in Biomedical Engineering at University of Dundee, U.K. I am planning to follow up with a PhD in Biomedical Engineering and establish my career in academics and research...


Supreet Lakhotia | B.Tech
- Forbes Marshall Ltd., Pune
- Marketing Engineer

SMVDU gave me the flexibility to explore my potential and my stay here has been a journey of self realization. The campus is serene, has excellent infrastructure and you can really enter neck deep in you preparations to fulfil your career aspirations. My Faculty Mentor helped me at every step including helping me getting placed with Forbes Marshall...


Ishaan Ratanpal | B.Tech
- Ogilvy & Mather
- Advertising Executive

Currently pursuing Branding & Advertising as a career, I believe the most important lesson that SMVDU has taught me is to keep striving for what you want to achieve with relentless passion, perseverance, honesty and hard-work. The faculty and the environment provided me the confidence to harness my hidden potential, which would not have been possible otherwise. ...


Ikhlaq Singh | B.Tech
- Accenture Consulting
- HR Executive

"At SMVDU, the location, the beautiful campus, hostels, friends and most important the 'Faculty'; everything was like 'the perfect fit'. The kind of culture that nourishes the students in the foothills of Shri Mata Vaishno Devi Shrine is totally unrivalled. The level of education, both professional and personal is very high and the facilities are a class apart..


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