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19012018 newspaper

SMVDU Katra: Students of School of Economics, Shri Mata Vaishno Devi University won the RBI Policy Challenge-2017 regional round competition. The team comprises of Mr. Vimarsh Padha, Mr. Snehin Gupta, Ms. Manvi Gupta and Ms. Suphal Sharma under the guidance of Dr. Pabitra Kumar Jena, Assistant Professor, School of Economics. The team has qualified for the Zonal round of the competition to be held at New Delhi on 2nd February, 2018. The above team would get Rs. 10, 000 as cash prize for qualifying in Regional round.

The contest is organized annually by The Reserve Bank of India in order to spread awareness regarding financial matters and promotion of better understanding of monetary and economic issues. This is a national level competition for undergraduate and postgraduate students. Vice Chancellor Prof. Sanjeev Jain, Head of the School of the Economics Prof. B. Kamiah and all faculty members of the school congratulates students.

16012018 ProfLattaSMVDU Katra: Prof. Devdas Bikulal Latta joined as Head of the School of Mechanical Engineering, Shri Mata Vaishno Devi University. Prof. Latta has a vast teaching and research experience of around 30 years. He has previously served in BIT Mesra, Ranchi. Prof. Latta is specialized in Thermal and Internal Combustion Engines. Apart from one book, he has published around 25 research papers both in international and national journals of high repute. Prof. Latta has completed 04 sponsored projects. He is also serving editorial board member and reviewer of various international journals. The faculty members of School of Mechanical Engineering, SMVDU welcomed Prof. Latta in the School.

15012018 jhaRKDr. Rakesh Jha, a leading specialist in the wireless technology joins as an Associate Professor, in the Department of Electronics and Communication in Shri Mata Vaishno Devi University, Katra. Dr. Jha is pursuing research in wireless communication, power optimizations, wireless security issues and optical fiber communication. He has received his PhD degree from NIT Surat, India M. Tech from NIT Jalandhar, India He is an author of most popular article on IEEE Xplore including all IEEE Transactions/Journal since last two years. He has published more than 40 Journal Papers out of which more than 20 SCI Journal papers including IEEE Transactions, IEEE Journal, Elsevier, Springer, Taylor & Francis, Hindwai etc. He has published papers Interference including ITU-T, IEEE ANTS, INDICON, IEEE ANTS, and APAN.

Dr. Jha’s concept related to router of Wireless Communication has been accepted by ITU (International Telecommunication Union) in 2010. He has received young scientist author award by ITU in Dec 2010. He has also received APAN fellowship in 2011 and 2012. He is a member of IEEE, GISFI and SIAM, International Association of Engineers (IAENG), ACCS (Advance Computing and Communication Society), CSI etc. he has joined under the direct recruitment scheme of the University.

15012018 youthDay

The School of Philosophy & Culture, Shri Mata Vaishno Devi University, Katra, organized an interactive session on “Exchanging Ideas for Transforming India” to celebrate 155th Birth Anniversary of Swami Vivekananda, the sage and visionary of modern India, on 12th January 2018. The session was moderated by Dr. Anil Tewari, Asst. Prof., SoPC. He began by saying that the event is organized to encourage the students to learn about the life, ideals and philosophy of Swami Vivekananda and apply them in their lives so as to become a valuable and harmonious part of not only the Indian society but also of the whole world. Students and faculty members of different Schools of the University participated in the event and exchanged their ideas. The interaction was followed by a meditation session.

02012018 newspaper

SMVDU Katra: In pursuance of the mission for training the faculty members at best of National and International levels; Ar. Navin Gupta, Ar. Abhimanyu Sharma and Ar. Anoop Sharma, Faculty members in Architecture at Shri Mata Vaishno Devi University attended 1 week Faculty Development Program (FDP)at MNIT Jaipur in Dec. 2017. The title of the program was “Energy efficient Building Design” and it was organized by Department of Architecture and Planning, Malviya National Institute of Technology (MNIT) Jaipur. The program was organized in collaboration with Council of Architecture’s Training and Research Council (COA-TRC). The faculty development program was participated by faculty members and professionals from all cross the country and more than 25 faculty members of different institutions in addition to practicing Architects attended it.

The program was focused on various energy efficient guidelines related to contemporary building design. The experts of the area from MNIT Jaipur and various Govt. and Pvt. Agencies elaborated the various key features involved in present day energy conscious Design and Architecture. The energy efficient building Code (ECBC) was the main crux of the program. The facilitators also introduced various energy simulation software like ‘Design-Build’ and ‘E-Quest’ during the program with dedicated sessions on the use of the same. Special sessions of the energy conservation techniques of the Rajasthan Architecture were also conducted by the main coordinator of the course Dr. Nand Kumar. The scope and need to adopt the area of energy conservation in buildings with the more accurate tools and software available nowadays was discussed and emphasized in the concluding remarks of the course. Dr. Tarush Chandra, Head of Architecture department-MNIT Jaipur delivered the concluding address of the course and congratulated one and all for successful and healthy interaction during the course.

15012018 hindiDiwasThe Hindi Cell of Shri Mata Vaishno Devi University, Katra organized the celebration of World Hindi Day (Vishva Hindi Diwas) on 10th January 2018. The celebration began with the invocation of Dr. Anil K. Tewari, Nodal Officer of the Cell, regarding the need of celebrating this Day. He informed that it is meant for popularizing Hindi language in the world and above all enabling the language to be adopted in the study of science and technology. To showcase the possibility, a presentation on the relevance of solar energy was made by Vibushit Gupta, Rudraksh S. Gupta and Nipun, M. Tech students of School of Energy Management. They informed that the Central Government provides 70% subsidy for the installation of solar panels for household purposes. In the end, Nikhil Khajuria, B. Tech student of School of Mechanical Engineering cited his Hindi poem titled “Behan”. The event concluded with a vote of thanks by Mr. Vivek Kumar, student Coordinator of the event.


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