Shri Mata Vaishno Devi University
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NSS at SMVD University along with SMVD Narayana Super Specialty Hospital organized voluntary blood donation camp at the Medical Aid Center of SMVD University Katra on October 15, 2017 from 11 am onward. Students of different disciplines participated in it included B.Arch. in Architecture and Landscape Design and B.Tech. in Computer Science and Engineering etc.

The event was coordinated by volunteers of NSS, namely, Ms. Medha Singh, Ms. Aruna Pandita, Ms. Harshita Anand, Ms. Shubhangi Suri, Ms. Shreya Pandita, Mr. Dhanraj Singh and Mr. Ajit Kumar under the supervision of Mr. Sumanta S. Sharma (Faculty Coordinator, NSS) and Dr. Rita Kumari (Associate Consultant, Blood Bank).

It is pertinent here to note that NSS at SMVD University is encouraging students to donate blood to the serious patient or when required by the Blood Bank of Shri Mata Vaishno Devi Narayana Super-specialty Hospital. Faculty, Staff and students of SMVDU have donated blood from time to time or when required. Dr. Sanjeev Jain, Vice-Chancellor, SMVD University, appreciated the efforts of the NSS Team for organizing such events which could help save lives and inculcate feeling or responsibility in students towards society and expressed his desire to conduct more such events in the coming semester for the welfare of the people.

Chennai, 13 October: Shri Mata Vaishno Devi University Katra J&K is participating in India International Science Festival inaugurated on 13th October by the Hon’ble Minister of Science and Technology, of Environment, Forest and Climate Change and of Earth Sciences Dr. Harsh Vardhan on the campus of Anna University Chennai. Dr. Harsh Vardhan highlighted in his address the govt’s initiatives and financial support for startup India and standup India endeavours. He also called upon Indian scientists and innovators to come up with solution to the problems of rural India, which according to him is a challenge for science. The inaugural session was also elevated by the presence of Sh. K. P. Anbalagan, S&T Minister Govt. of Tamil Nadu, Sh. Abdul Lateef Roshan, Higher Education Minister Republic of Afghanistan and Sh. Yeapesh Osman, S&T Minister, Govt. of Bangladesh. The festival is jointly organized by Ministry of Science & Technology GOI, Ministry of Earth Science, GOI, National Institute of Ocean Technology, Vigyan Bharati, Anna University and Govt. of Tamil Nadu.

Amidst a large congregation of more than 4000 people from academic institutions, research organization, industry and corporate, many non-govt. organizations are also participating. Shri Mata Vaishno Devi University has put up its stall and will be displaying during the four days its various research activities, innovation promotion and details about the study opportunities and fellowships offered in all programs. Vice Chancellor Prof. Sanjeev Jain, who was an invited guest in the inaugural session presented a memento to Hon’ble Minister S&T Sh. Harsh Vardhan and also met the SMVDU team of faculty, staff and its alumni from Chennai and congratulated them for their enthusiasm. Dr. Hari Govind Mishra Director DQA, Dr. V.K. Tripathi Dean Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences and Mr. Samir Vohra Assistant Registrar Academic Affairs are representing SMVDU. Mr. Bhupendra Singh from C-DAC, ACTS Pune is also part of the team. Prof. Pawanesh Abrol, Professor Dept. of Computer Science & IT, University of Jammu and Mr. Nikhil Mishra from Satyabama University also extended his services to the team. The festival will continue till 16th October and the Vice-President of India Sh. M. Venkaiah Naidu will be the chief guest in the valedictory.

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This is to acknowledge the diligent efforts put forward by Ms. SANYA NEGI (17BCS046) and Mr. SHIVAM SHARMA (17BCS048) both pursuing B.Tech. in Computer Science and Engineering as the best volunteers of Vikalp for the month of September 2017. They joined Vikalp as a part of NSS and were regular, disciplined, cooperative and have also taken initiatives on their own. As fresher they participated in every initiative taken forward and are still offering commendable services. Vikalp family is happy to be associated with them wish the very best for future. We require more students like them who can help us to reach our goal of ‘education and training to all’.

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Amidst global challenging factors like, slow world economic growth and changing global business environment where media is talking about IT slump, Shri Mata Vaishno Devi University opens its Campus-2018 Recruitment program with global IT Companies TCS and Wipro. A team of Technical and HR Panellists headed by Narender Chandel, Regional Head (TA) from TCS conducted the Campus Drive for 2018 passing out students on 8 – 11 October 2017. 118 students from Shri Mata Vaishno Devi University appeared in this campus drive. After passing through a rigorous campus selection process consisting of Online Test, Technical Interview and HR Interview, 43 students from B.Tech., M.Tech. & MCA from SMVDU, Katra, were declared finally selected by the TCS Recruitment Team.

Narender Chandel, Regional Head, TCS also met Dr. Sanjeev Kumar Jain, Vice- Chancellor, SMVDU, to understand and deliberate on challenges for and expectations from technical institutions. Dr. Jain and Mr. Chandel both discussed & agreed upon various strategies and initiatives required to be taken in the current scenario of automation, artificial intelligence, digitization and low economic growth, for providing better employment opportunities to the students. Earlier, TCS had offered 06 students and Wipro had selected 07 students of the same batch. SMVDU has placed so far 56 students from the batch passing out in 2018.

Dr. Sanjeev Kumar Jain, Vice-Chancellor, Shri Mata Vaishno Devi University, congratulated all the final selects and advised them to be sincere, hardworking and honest to their work after joining. He also asked the students to stay at least 3 to 5 years with their campus recruiters so that they get specialization in their field which will also be helpful for their juniors at the university.

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SMVDU Katra: SMVDU Chess Team had won 1st State inter-university chess championship organized on its campus from 8-10 September. The honouring ceremony of the winner team held yesterday. Vice Chancellor Prof. Sanjeev Jain honored the winners for their performance by presenting them the winners’ trophy and also gave his best wishes for the upcoming Association of Indian Universities (AIU) North Zone games at Jalandhar next week for Chess. Vice Chancellor also enquired about their preparations for the upcoming event. Registrar Prof. D. Mukhopadhay, Mr. Rajiv Kumar President Board of Sports Activities, Cp. Sucha Singh Sports Coach of University and Mr. Vinod Sharma Administrative Officer were also present during the honouring ceremony.

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The students of Department of Architecture & Landscape design (DoLAD) of Shri Mata Vaishno Devi University (SMVDU), Katra, have visited the Bhimgarh fort, Reasi, on September 18th, 2017. The fort, situated on the top of a hillock near Reasi town, is a state protected monument in the Indian state Jammu and Kashmir as officially declared by the Archaeological Survey of India (ASI). This educational tour had been organised to instil field measurement techniques, observational qualities and to inculate teamwork among the 21 participants from fifth semester of B.Arch. program. The on-site data collected by students will be further used for preparing measure drawings and documentation which will enhance their academic capacities. The activities at the tour were handled by Ar. (Dr.) Rashmi Kumari, Assistant Professor (DoALD), SMVD University, Katra.

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Prof. S. K. Samdarshi, from Centre for energy engineering, Central University of Jharkhand visited the Department of Energy Management, SMVDU for a 02 days lecture series on 03rd October 2017 as Adjunct Professor. He was felicitated d by Dr. Sanjeev Anand, Head DoEM, SMVDU.

Prof. Samdarshi (Ph.D. from IIT Delhi) works in the field of Solar Energy: Experimental and theoretical (computer simulation) studies on different solar systems and applications; Solar Pond; Solar Cooker; Solar Photo catalytic Detoxification/Disinfection; New generation Organic PV Cells. Energy Materials. His current activities include studies on development of organic PV cells and development of new materials for various energy applications.

Prof. Samdarshi, delivered a lecture on Solar thermal applications, Energy scenario in India and World, Energy materials and key infrastructure for energy studies to the students of M.Tech. (Renewable Energy) as well as various Faculty members, Dr. Vineet Tyagi, Dr. Ankush Gupta, Mr. Yatheshth Anand and Mr. Amit Verma etc of SMVDU, were also present during the sessions.

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SMVDU Katra, 10 October: Shri Mata Vaishno Devi University Technology Business Incubation Centre (SMVDU-TBIC) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Jammu and Kashmir Bank Limited (J&K Bank) on October 10, 2017. The main objective of the MoU is to support the Startups as well as provide one stop platform to access various schemes available with J&K Bank to promote entrepreneurship. The MoU is expected to support the Startup community and potential entrepreneurs in the state keeping in view, the enormous capabilities especially in sectors of Engineering (Electronics, Robotics, E-commerce, GSM/GPRS based Technology, Alternative Energy Management, Biosensors), Information Technology, Architecture, Biotechnology, Health care, Agriculture, Horticulture, Handicrafts Hospitality & Tourism etc. The focus is on fostering entrepreneurial environment in the State of J&K. On behalf of SMVDU-TBIC, Dr. Swarkar Sharma, Interim CEO, SMVDU TBIC and on behalf of J&K Bank Sh. Rakesh Gandotra, Vice President, Strategy & Business Development Division, J&K bank, signed the MoU. The ceremony took place in Administrative building, SMVDU in presence of Chairperson SMVDU-TBIC (GC & MC) and Vice Chancellor SMVDU Dr. Sanjeev Jain; Sh. Rakesh Magotra, Executive Manager J&K Bank and other members from J&K Bank and SMVDU.

Sh. Rakesh Gandotra also visited the SMVDU-TBIC office and met the Staff of SMVDU-TBIC. Ms. Nikita Jain, Manager SMVDU-TBIC appraised Mr. Gandotra about the various achievements of SMVDU-TBIC and introduced him to various SMVDU-TBIC incubated startups. He was impressed by the progress made by the startups and appreciated the efforts and endeavors of SMVDU-TBIC. For the facilitation of all, SMVDU-TBIC has kept its online application portal open 24x7 at www.smvdutbic.org as receives preliminary applications through out the year.

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Students of Department of Architecture and Landscape Design have taken an initiative for cleaning the areas near slums in SMVD University on October 02, 2017. NSS at SMVDU joins hand with this cleanliness drive on the auspicious occasion of Gandhi Jayanti as well as on completion of three years of Clean India mission with the motto of ‘Swacchata hi Seva”. The objective of this mission was to clean the slums occupied by construction workers, roads leading to these places and nearby areas along with spreading the message of cleanliness, health and hygiene.

It may be noted that the Hon’ble Prime Minister of India, Shri Narendra Modi has called upon the nation to begin a campaign, Swachhata Hi Seva. He called upon people of India to create an environment of cleanliness in the whole country so that the third anniversary of the Swachh Bharat Abhiyaan and birth anniversary of the father of nation, can be celebrated in a befitting manner. A pledge to segregate waste in two dustbins along with working for cleanliness throughout the year is undertaken by students.

The event was coordinated by Mr. Debadatta Jena (B. Arch) along with Mr. Ajit Kumar (B. Tech, Mechanical), Mr. Dhanraj Singh (B.Tech Electronics) and Mr. Akhil Kalsi (B.Tech Computer Science) under the supervision of Mr. Sumanta S. Sharma (Faculty Coordinator, NSS). Hon’ble Vice Chancellor, Dr. Sanjeev Jain has expressed his satisfaction on the conduction of this event and has also appealed to all the members of SMVD University to make cleanliness, health and hygiene – a part of daily life.

 

 

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SMVDU Katra 5 October: A training session on EBSCOhost Business Source Premier, which is an online data provider for research, held at Shri Mata Vaishno Devi University on 5th October and was attended by all members of faculty and research scholars. EBSCOhost is a leading aggregator of data and provider of more than 100 databases which are available on ABSCO host platform. With the help of the platform a researcher may find case studies world-wide, research data related to industries and in any other field. The training session focused on how to access the online collection, advance search tips, basic and advance search strategies, navigating through search results, prioritizing the data etc. All the aforesaid search functions are designed on Boolean Operations on the platform. There are also available on the platform hundreds of leading magazines like Fortune, Forbes, PC World, Entrepreneur, Money etc. that any user can freely download articles from.

The session was conducted by Mr. Ritesh, Senior Training Specialist, North India Zone of EBSCO Information Services India Pvt. Ltd. and was accompanied by Mr. Arun Kumar Kalia, Business Manager of EBSCO Delhi and North India. Dr. Suparn Sharma, Associate Professor School of School of Business and Faculty In-Charge Central Library organized the session and briefed the participants that SMVDU has already subscribed the EBSCO platform and now with the added value of the Training Session, it is going to be ready-to-use for the faculty members and research scholars. Vice Chancellor Prof. Sanjeev Jain congratulated Dr. Suparn Sharma for organizing the session. All the Staff Members of the Central Library also attended the session.

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Four-day workshop on Bamboo Design possibilities in Architecture and Design concluded at Shri Mata Vaishno Devi University, Katra.This workshop was organized by Department of Architecture & Landscape Design, Shri Mata Vaishno Devi University, Katra in collaboration with National Institute of Design (NID)-Ahmedabad. Prof. Pravinsinh Solanki (Coordinator-centre of Bamboo Initiatives at NID Ahmedabad) was invited as the resource person for the workshop. Through the workshop, Prof. Solanki gave a detailed insight into the use of Bamboo in Design in addition to laying impetus on use of such sustainable materials in present design era.

Workshop was organized through intelligent inputs from Prof. Solanki over the span of 04 days and most of the contents of the workshop were targeted upon 2-way teaching and learning. Prof. Solanki also showcased his students work at NID along with his own works carried out in India and abroad using Bamboo. Day 03 presentation from Prof. Solanki was focused upon the ‘Contemporary Designs Using Bamboo’, and highlighted various interior products like wardrobe hangers using bamboo. The creativity and elegance of bamboo designs of Prof. Solanki were the eye-opener and resulted in unprecedented learnings and huge appreciations from one and all present in the sessions.

The workshop was primarily focused on the training of students of Architecture-SMVDU with the art of using Bamboo. Pertinent to mention that this 4-day workshop was the first module of the 2-module workshop as such various designs were developed by the students under the guidance of Prof. Solanki and Departmental faculty for possible fabrication during the module-2 (hands on training of using Bamboo) of the workshop scheduled in December. The various possibilities and limitations of bamboo understood and attempted during this module shall be developed over next 10weeks by students under constant interaction and guidance of Prof. Solanki before its fabrication in the SMVDU campus during module-2.

In the concluding remarks, Prof. Solanki emphasized the importance of such workshops and collaboration of reputed institutes of learning for wider learning required in today’s competitive world. Owing to his vast International experience of Design, he further suggested various niche areas of collaborative learning at National and International platforms.

Hon’ble Vice-Chancellor of the University and Head of the Department expressed interest for larger collaboration between the two institutes and thanked Prof. Solanki for conducting this innovative workshop. Ar. Anoop Sharma, Ar. Navin Gupta and Ar. Abhimanyu Sharma, other members of the organizing team and about 100 participating students of Architecture department also expressed their sense of gratitude towards Prof. Solanki and assured for more frequent initiatives for such collaborations in coming days.

 

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