2 Days International Conference concludes at SMVDU

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youtubepicA Two-day International Conference on Renewable Energy for Sustainable Environment: Challenges and Remedies successfully concluded at SMVDU on 21st March 2017. The valedictory was presided over by Prof. V. K. Bhat, Dean of Sciences and the Registrar, SMVDU. The conference was organized by Dept. of Energy Management, the only institute in the State to offer such an interdisciplinary post graduate and doctoral studies in the Renewable Energy and Energy Management. The event was inaugurated by Mr. Chander Parkash Ganga, Hon'ble Minister for Industries and Commerce, J&K Govt with Prof. N. K. Bansal, Ex Vice Chancellor, SMVDU, Prof. D. Bhddhi, Vice Chancellor Suresh Gyan Vihar University in Jaipur, Prof. N. A. Rahim, UMPEDA Centre, University of Malaya, Malaysia being some of the prominent speakers. Dr. Sanjeev Anand, Convener of the conference briefed the participants about the conference. He apprised that the conference saw participation from around 150 participants from all across the state, country and abroad. The conference had 3 plenary speeches, 7 Keynote speeches and 14 Invited speeches by the speakers from within the country and abroad. There were many technical sessions for the oral and poster presentations.

Prof. V. K. Bhat in his valedictory address congratulated the organising team of the conference on its success. On the occasion, Prof. V.K. Bhat presented the awards for the best oral presentations in individual technical sessions to Miss. Samiksha Sikarwar, BBAU Lucknow, Mr. Satish K. Yadav, Lucknow Univ, Mr. Vinayak V Pathak, Gurukul Kangri, Haridwar and Mr. Sanjay Sharma, SMVDU. The awards for the best poster presentation in individual sessions were distributed to Miss. Vidya lakshmi, Central Univ. Rajasthan, Miss. Anita Verma, BBAU Lucknow, Miss. Mahak Gupta and Miss. Parushi Nagotra, Univ. of Jammu, Miss. Priyanka Chaudhary and Mr. Shakti Singh, BBAU Lucknow.

International Conference on Renewable Energy inaugurated at SMVDU

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SMVDU, Katra: A Two-day International Conference on Renewable Energy for Sustainable Environment: Challenges and Remedies kick started in SMVDU on 20th March 2017, organized by Dept. of Energy Management. The event marked the presence of many dignitaries with Mr. Chander Parkash, Hon'ble Minister for Industries and Commerce, J&K Govt. being the Chief Guest on the occasion, Prof. N. K. Bansal, Ex Vice Chancellor, SMVDU, Dr. Sanjeev Jain, Vice Chancellor, SMVDU, Prof. D. Bhddhi, Vice Chancellor Suresh Gyan Vihar University in Jaipur, Prof. N. A. Rahim, UMPEDA Centre, University of Malaya, Malaysia.

The conference started with a welcome address by Dr. Sanjeev Anand, Convenor of the conference. He briefed the audience about the objective of holding such a conference and its interdisciplinary nature. He also apprised that the conference is having participation of around 150 participants all across the state, country and abroad. Giving focus on the theme of the conference he stated that there are extensive Plenary, Keynote and Invited Lectures and this would be followed by Technical Sessions (both Oral and Poster). Dr. Anand also informed the delegates that the Dept. of Energy Management is the only dept. in the State of Jammu and Kashmir to offer an interdisciplinary course on Energy Management.

Prof. N. K. Bansal, Sintex Chair Professor, CEPT University and Ex Vice Chancellor, SMVDU, deliberated on the need of energy conservation. He enlightened the audience about the role and position of the country in the global scenario and highlighted the role of oil storage and refinery in the country. He also deliberated upon the futuristic goals to develop the storage techniques, reduction in the oil usage and also insisted upon organising such conferences for making people more aware about the present issues. Prof. D. Buddhi stressed upon the extension of the research in the field of energy as the need of the present hour. Prof. N. A. Rahim stressed that it is the time to take appropriate action. He said the India being the oldest country on the map holds a greater responsibility for the initiative and should invest extensively in this direction. Dr. Sanjeev Jain, Vice Chancellor, SMVDU, stressed on the sustainability in the energy usage as an important factor. He insisted upon the rise in population and the ever changing life style as the factors for increased energy demands and also contributors towards energy wastage.

Sh. Chander Parkash, Hon'ble Minister for Industries and Commerce, J&K Govt., insisted upon the energy as the need of the hour and also stressed upon the all the necessary measures to be taken to ensure energy conservation in the state. He was also very particular that such events are essential for finding the remedies to the challenges faced in this sector and hence such conferences should be organised more often. Dr. Vineet Tyagi, Assistant Professor, Department of Energy Management, presented vote of thanks. The event was supported by many sponsors like Sterlite Power, Orkan Energy Pvt. Ltd. & Taylormade Solar Solutions Pvt. Ltd.

SMVDU to Host International Conference on Renewable Energy

Department of Energy Management, SMVDU in collaboration with Science and Engineering Research Board, Department of Science and Technology (SERB, DST), Government of India is going to host an interdisciplinary two-day long International conference on the theme Renewable Energy for Sustainable Environment: Challenges and Remedies (ICRESE-2017) at the University. SMVDU being the only institution in J&K to offer an interdisciplinary post-graduation and doctoral programme in renewable energy. Shri Chander Prakash, Hon`ble Minister for Industries & Commerce, J&K Government will inaugurate the conference on 20th March`2017. Dr. Sanjeev Jain, Vice Chancellor, Shri Mata Vaishno Devi University, shall preside over the inaugural function with Dean Faculty of Engineering and other faculty members of the SMVDU will also participate in the inaugural function.

Dr. Sanjeev Anand, I/c Head Department of Energy Management and Convener of an International Conference has confirmed that the conference will witness the participation of around 150 senior faculty members, research scholars and postgraduate students from various reputed Research Institutes, Universities and Colleges of the state, country and abroad. The objective of organizing an Interdisciplinary conference on Renewable Energy is to provide a platform for scientific interaction, to develop scientific temperament in the youth, to disseminate information about latest developments in the field of renewable energy and to provide an opportunity for young researchers of the country to interact within themselves and with the senior scientists. This will also create opportunities for solving local and global problems through national and international collaborations in research programmes which naturally would bring indigenous and foreign attention.

Dr. Sanjeev Anand, apprised that presently the contribution of technology based on scientific aptitude has been a driving force in changing lives of millions of people across the globe and we are standing on an interface of technological revolutions happening in various scientific endeavours. So, the objective of organizing an Interdisciplinary conference on Renewable Energy for Sustainable Environment: Challenges and Remedies (ICRESE-2017) will serve as a platform for scientific interactions focusing around various interesting themes which include innovative approaches in the Clean and Renewable Energy sectors based on harnessing of different renewable energy forms for different applications. However, advancements in Power and Materials for Energy Engineering, Environment and Waste to Energy, Energy Conservation and Sustainable Development, Climate Change and Assessment of Available Technologies, Environmental Issues and their Mitigation and Policy Issues for making alternative sources of energy as well as technologies affordable are also the topics to be delivered upon in the conference.

Dr. Sanjeev Jain, Vice Chancellor, Shri Mata Vaishno Devi University while expressing his satisfaction over the arrangements for this mega event, conveyed his best wishes to the Convener, Organizing Secretary and his team for the successful organization of the International Conference.

Dr. Vineet Veer Tyagi, Organizing Secretary who was also present at the occasion, said that scientists/academicians from country and abroad, working extensively on the core areas of renewable energy and their related issues have been requested to be as Plenary, Keynote and Invited speakers. Few would also chair the technical sessions in the conference for giving a first-hand feedback to the presenter. There will be number of venues/sections for technical sessions that will include oral and poster presentations on the conference theme. In each section best oral and best poster award will be given to young researchers.

The special invitees who would deliver plenary lectures during the conference include Prof. N.K Bansal, Sintex Chair Professor; CEPT University; Ahmedabad, Former Vice Chancellor SMVD University J&K, Prof. (Retd.), CES, IIT Delhi, New Delhi, Prof. Nasrudin Abd Rahim, Director & Founder; UM Power Energy Dedicated Advanced Centre, University of Malaya, Kuala Lumpur Malaysia and Prof. D. Buddhi, Vice Chancellor, Suresh Gyan Vihar University, Jaipur.

Keynote speakers during the conference include Dr. Vinod Kumar Sharma, Department of Energy, Division for Bioenergy, Bio-refinery and Green Chemistry ENEA Research Centre, Italy, Prof. Kumaran Palanisamy, Director, Institute for Sustainable Energy, University TenagaNasional (UNITEN), Jalan, Selangor, Malaysia, and Dr. S. K. Tyagi, Thermo-chemical Conversion Division, Sardar Swaran Singh National Institute of Renewable Energy, Kapurthala-144601 (Punjab) India.

Other invited speakers are Mr. Pankaj Kumar, United Nation Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) UN House, New Delhi, Mr. K R Suri, GM (Retd.) Power Gridand Head Engineer Sterlite Power, Mr. P. S. Ojha, State Coordinator, U.P. State Bio-energy Development Board, Dr. DharmendraTripathi, Manipal University, Jaipur, India, A. Sreekumar, Central University, Pondicherry, India.

National Symposium on Indigenous Learning for Business and Society Concludes

20032017 concludeTwo day national symposium on ‘Road to Resurgence: Indegenius Learning for Business and Society’ organised by School of Business, Shri Mata Vaishno Devi University, Katra, concluded successfully on 17th March 2017. Around 42 participants from various institutions across the country participated and deliberated upon the resurgence of India through innovative techniques and research methods.

In the technical session, the scholars from various institutions of India presented their research and thesis in the presence of Prof. Shiv Nirmohi( Dogri writer), Dr. Ashish Pandey, SJMSOM, IIT Bombay, Dr. Vishwajeet Pendse, Nagpur, Dr. Amit Kumar Dashora, MoU, (HP) and the faculty members of SMVDU. The salient features of the concluding day was deliberations made by Dr. Vishawajeet pendse who delivered talk upon research for resurgence foundation, Dr. Amit deoria provided insight upon relationship of ancient research methods and new techniques, Dr. Varun Tripathi provided talk on Gyan for Abhiyan, Dr. Suparn Sharma on Research in India, Dr. Aditya Singh on Building and Architecture, Shri Shiv Nirmohi Rediscovering Dogri culture, Dr. Sunil Wanchoo on Earth Speaks Dr. Ashutosh Vashishtha on research for resurgence and rediscovering India and Dr. Saurabh on experiences of Glocal India.

Finally the colossal event came to a closure with a valedictory ceremony, facilitating all the 42 participants. Dr. Ashish Pandey SJMOM, IIT Mumbai, expressed his appreciation at the level of education imparted at School of Business SMVDU. He said that the University can be equivalent to any top ten Universities of India. Dr. Ashutosh Vashishtha, Head of Department of School of Business SMVDU gave concluding remarks and said that SMVDU is dedicated to deliberate and contribute for the contempoarary issues and we must do more activities to relive the glory of India. Dr. Saurabh organising secratry of the program thanked the Vice Chancellor for his dynamic vision of guidng the University and all the participants who have taken the discussion to a meaningful end.

National Symposium on Road to Resurgence: Indigenous Learning for Business and Society, School of Business, SMVDU

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A National Symposium on Road to Resurgence: Indigenous leaning for business and society was organized by School of Business Shri Mata Devi University, Katra, J&K. The two day event’s inaugural took place today in the present of eminent researchers and scholars from various parts of the country. The key note address of Prof. Rajendra Kumar Gupta, researcher of high repute, who has nurtured scholars at IIM and MDI under his service, emphasized upon the requirements of resurgence of Indian thinking and contribution of original Indian theories to the world.

Dr. Sanjeev Jain, the Vice Chancellor, SMVDU, in his message wished the success to the symposium and said that I think that the platform such as this symposium are required to deliberate on the issues for revisiting the galore of our traditional learning for futuristic discourses. He mentioned that Shri Mata Vaishno Devi University in a very short span of time has been able to create a mark and has the fundamental vision for nurturing young talented human resource for the service of Indian society & world at large, preserving the integrity and sanctity of human values. Prof. Dr. D. Mukhopadhyay, Dean, Faculty of Management provided insight for the importance of such programs. HOD, School Of Business Dr. Ashutosh Vashishtha said that the country requires the research that is rooted in the Indian ethos and its time when we can relive the Indian glory. Dr. Saurabh organizing secretary informed that the program is being attended by the scholars from scholars of various institutions of India. He said that in the time when the India is set to regain its glory and provide leadership to the world in terms of the sustainable solutions for the various issues at the organizational, technological, social, and economic level, we need to deliberate deeply over the roadmap for design of research and solutions and hence symposium shall provide input to the same.

Dr. Ashish Pandey, SJMSOM, IIT Bombay took a workshop on research for resurgence. Dr. Pankaj Mehta focused upon the sustainability of Green Building for resurgence. Dr. Vishawajeet Pendse, Nagpur, provided his insight upon the requirement of Indian research and informed the audience upon the Research for Resurgence foundation.

This symposium had a panel discussion which included some of the renowned Professors Dr. Rajendra K Gupta, as moderator, Prof. D. Mukhopadhyay, Dean, Faculty of Management, Arch. Aditya Singh, Deptt. Of Architecture, Dr. Sunil Wanchoo, Deptt. Of Physics, Dr. Madhu Mangal Chaturvedi, Deptt. Of Philosophy and Culture, Dr. Vandana sharma, Dean Humanities, Dr. Vishwajeet Pendse. The panel deliberated upon the promising areas for Research for Resurgence.

The inaugural ended with an energetic session conducted by Dr. Ashish Pandey which was in turn a brilliant experience for all the participants and the Students of School of Business.

SMVDU, Research Scholar won First Award in 12th JK Science Congress

15032017 photoNiharika D/o Bharti and Dr. Bharat Bhushan Gupta who has been awarded 1st best poster award in the 12th JK Science Congress on the theme "Science and technology: Emerging trends and Innovations" held at University of Jammu from March 2nd -4th, 2017, in the section mathematical, statistical and computer sciences. The poster was presented on "Task Scheduling Algorithms in cloud orchestration". Niharika is pursuing Ph.D. under the supervision of Dr. Naveen Kumar Gondhi at Department of CSE at SMVDU, Katra.

SMVDU, Research Scholar won Prize in JK Science Congress

15132017 msShakeelMs. Sehar Shakeel Raina, Research Scholar, Department of Mathematics, Shri Mata Vaishno University bagged 3rd Best Oral Paper Presentation Award in the category of Mathematical Sciences in 12th JK Science Congress held at University of Jammu during 2nd - 4th March, 2017. She presented a paper entitled “Relative -Normal and Relative Quasi Normal Spaces”.

In the past few years she has also achieved many prizes and awards including the prestigious Alka Memorial Award from Jammu Mathematical society, various prizes in One day Students Conferences and symposia organized by University of Jammu, Jammu Mathematical Society, Baba Ghulam Shah University and several other institutions. She has completed her master’s degree in Mathematics from SMVD U by securing Ist position. Presently she is perusing her PhD in Mathematics under the supervision of Dr. A. K. Das, Head Department of Mathematics, Shri Mata Vaishno Devi University, Katra. Sehar expressed her heartfelt thanks to her parents and teachers for their guidance throughout her studies.

Inaugural Ceremony of Two Weeks Refresher Course on Research Methodology

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Two Week Refresher Course on “Research Methodology” organized by Human Resource Development Centre, Shri Mata Vaishno Devi University from 14th to 27th March, 2017 was inaugurated on 14th March, 2017 at SMVDU in which participants from various States like Punjab, Haryana, Uttar Pradesh, Jammu & Kashmir etc. enrolled for the refresher course.

On the occasion, Prof. (Dr.) Sanjeev Jain, Vice Chancellor, Shri Mata Vaishno Devi University was the Chief Guest and Prof. (Dr.) V. K. Bhat, Registrar, SMVDU was the Guest of Honour, in the inaugural ceremony of the course.

Welcoming the Chief Guest, Guest of Honour and participants to the occasion; Prof. (Dr.) D. Mukhopadhyay, I/c Director, HRDC encouraged the participants to exploit this opportunity of learning with full zest and vigour. Prof. V. K. Bhat detailed about the importance of Research Methodology in the current education scenario. Prof. (Dr.) Sanjeev Jain expressed hope for the success of the course and wished the great learning experience for participants.

Adjunct Professor visited Department of Mathematics of SMVDU

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Adjunct Professor H. N. Ramaswamy from University of Mysore, Mysore, visited Department of Mathematics of Shri Mata Vaishno Devi University and delivered a series of lectures in Algebra during 2nd to 11th March 2017. On the first day of the lecture series Dr A. K. Das, Head, Department of Mathematics introduced Prof. Ramaswamy to the students, Research Scholars and faculty members of the Department. Prof V. K. Bhat, Dr. A. K. Sharma, Dr. K. Raj, Dr. S. Bhougal, Dr. S. Singh and Dr. S. Sharma were present during the introduction. Professor. Ramaswamy started his lecture by introducing basic notions of Algebra and in the subsequent lectures he covered advanced topics which include Group Theory, Ring Theory and Field Theory. The entire lecture series was attended by M.Sc.(Maths.) students and research scholars. Apart from taking classes, Prof. Ramaswamy spent time in the Department and interacted with research scholars and faculty members of the Department. During this visit, Prof. Ramaswamy also delivered an Invited talk in the “Two- Day National Conference on Topology, Analysis, Algebra and Their Applications” organized by the Department of Mathematics. On the last day of the lecture series, Dr. A. K. Das thanked Prof. Ramaswamy for his visit to the Department and requested him to visit again in the next semester.

Jammu Division Co-ordinators meets of 2nd JK Medical science Congress held at SMVDU

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SKIMS Soura and MPPCOS (Metabolic Syndrome-Pre-diabetes- polycystic ovary syndrome Society), in association with all Universities of Jammu and Kashmir, Medical colleges, and Directorates of health is organizing 2nd JK Medical Science congress 2017 and from 10-13 May 2017 at SKICC, Srinagar. The JK Medical Science Congress is an initiative of Jammu and Kashmir State Council for Science and Technology and the event is co-sponsored by MP PC0S society.

Being an academic partner in the event, a pre-conference meet of coordinators was held at SMVDU, Katra. The meeting was co-ordinated by Dr. Rakesh Kumar, Assistant Professor, Department of Biotechnology, SMVDU.

Prof. Mohammad Ashraf Ganie, Department of Endocrinology, SKIMS and Convener Medical Science Congress chaired the meeting and gave an Introduction to the conference and discussed the background of the MPPCOS society.

It was deliberated in the meeting to explore the academic partnerships from different Universities and Institutes of Jammu division. Dr. Ashraf laid stress on scientific contributions from various institutes from within and outside the state. He emphasized that there is a need for such a platform so that all scientists from different and varied fileds of Biological sciences can come and share their observations. It was also decided to extend the early bird registration of the meeting and all institutes must give a wide publicity to the event. It will be a major event in the state of Jammu and Kashmir with over 1200 delegates expected to attend the event. Dr Ashraf also presented the draft brochure and announced that 20 international speakers are expected to present in the meeting.

Other coordinators who attended the meeting were Prof. Ravinder Gupta from ASCOMS, Dr. Jitendra Mehta (National Health Mission), Dr. Sandeep Kaul from SMVDNH, Dr. Rakesh Raina (Dental Surgeon-Directorate of Health services, Govt. of J and K), Dr, Parvinder (Jammu University), Dr. Vikas Sharma (SKUAST Jammu), Dr. Audesh Bhat (Central University, Jammu) and Dr Ritesh from Dental College, Jammu.

All the co-ordinators thanked SMVDU for hosting the meeting.

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