National Level FDP on ‘Entrepreneurship Development’ Successfully Accomplished at SMVDU

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National Level Faculty Development Programme on ‘’Entrepreneurship Development successfully concluded at SMVDU The program has been organized by Entrepreneurship Development Cell, SMVDU with the financial backing from Department of Science & Technology, NIMAT Project, Government of India. In his valedictory address, the Chief Guest of the function Dr. M.I. Parray, Director, Jammu & Kashmir Entrepreneurship Development Institute (JKEDI) congratulated the organizing team of the event and highlighted the usefulness of such kind of progressive activities for the faculty members of diverse streams and from different institutions across the country.

Moreover, Mr. Parray laid stress on identifying inner strengths and exploring our ultimate goals. He emphasized on diminishing self-interest and enhancing an ever ending quest for bringing smile on the face of budding entrepreneurs. According to him, it is very important to acquire appropriate skills to be successful. During his interaction with the participants, he emphasized upon taking motivation from the hard work behind the success of the great personalities and called for recommending 10 students for further training at JKEDI by each participant of the said FDP.

With the help of real life examples and short stories, he explained the attributes of entrepreneurs and mentioned that commitment and dedication are the key virtues for enjoying success with flying colours on the path of entrepreneurial endeavors. The participants of the program belonged to different universities/institutions including Guru Jambeshwar University, Hisar; ManavRachna International University, Faridabad; Central University of Jammu; University of Jammu, NIFTEM, Kundli; BGSB University, Rajouri, SMVDU, College of Commerce, Patna, GCET, Jammu etc.

During the valedictory function, Chief Coordinator, Entrepreneurship Development Cell, SMVDU & Associate Professor, School of Business, Dr. Supran Kumar Sharma briefed about the different activities conducted during the event. This program aspired to provide essential tools and techniques related with entrepreneurship development to the faculty members so that they can efficiently apply this know-how in their classroom teaching, research and self-generated new knowledge. This Two-week long program had encompassed of a range of lecturer sessions which comprised of case study analysis, panel discussions, business plan preparation, brain-storming, interface with successful entrepreneurs (Including Mr. T.V.S Gujral & Rajnish Sharma) library research, Industrial visit, role plays, etc. through contributions by esteem experts from academia, corporate and industrial training institutes including Mr. Saheel, Asstt. Director,MSME DI, Jammu; JKEDI; Prof. T.Prasad, NITIE Mumbai; University of Jammu; Dr. Zillur Rahman IIT Roorkee; Prof. Sudhir Jain, IIT Delhi, Dr. Satinder Kumar, Associate Professor, University of Jammu etc. apart from in-house faculty experts of SMVDU.


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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