Katra, Dec 27: The 1st National Biennial one week Short Term Course titled “An Introduction to MATLAB® and MATROX® Imaging Library with Emphasis on hands on Practice (MMIL’10)”, (DEC 27 - 31, 2010) was inaugurated today at the School of Electronics & Communication Engineering, Shri Mata Vaishno Devi University, Katra.
The course was inaugurated by Prof. R.N.K Bamezai, Vice Chancellor, Shri Mata Vaishno Devi University in the presence of other members including Mrs. Roop Avtar Kaur (Registrar), Dr. Vipan Kakkar (Director, SECE), Coordinator of the course Mr. Amit Kant Pandit along with other faculty members.
Prof. Bamezai applauded the efforts of the School of Electronics & Communication Engineering & particularly the Course Coordinator in organizing this program and providing an opportunity to students & faculty members of other institutions to have hand-on knowledge of the software package and the associated libraries. He extended a warm welcome to the participants and assured all support for the technical up-gradation development of the School of Electronics and Communication Engineering.
The course coordinator Mr. Amit Kant Pandit expressed the need of such software packages to minimize the deficiencies of Technocrats in analyzing and simulation of Engineering Problems. He mentioned that MATLAB is a high performance software package, which is used by the industry worldwide to solve, simulate, and model simple to complex problems.
The course is being attended by participants from various colleges from across the country and includes students as well as faculty members.
Mr. Pandit expressed his thanks to JK Bank and BenchMark Electronics for providing sponsorship for the program.
Gandhi Parikrama for Global Peace, which flagged off from Kanyakumari on 17th October 2010 under the aegis of Gandhi Global Family (a federation of Gandhian Institutions), reached at SMVDU on Thursday, 16th December 2010. There was an intensive interaction between the students, faculty members and the members of the Parikrama. While welcoming the team on the journey, Dr. Anil K Tewari, Cultural Coordinator, SMVDU, remarked that the wonderful aspect of Mahatma Gandhi’s personality is that he himself practiced before prescribing anything to anyone. The Parikrama is intended to promote peace and harmony and to create awareness for uprooting social evils from the society. The team (of 11 members) led by Mr. P. Maruthi, Gen. Secretary of Gandhi Global Family for South India, holds public interactions en-route in accordance with the principles of Gandhiji for the purpose. The journey will conclude on the Martyrs’ Day, 30th January 2011 again at Kanyakumari, Tamilnadu.
The Governor, N. N. Vohra, presided over the 16th Meeting of the Executive Council of Shri Mata Vaishno Devi University, which met here to discuss academic, administrative and financial matters, including proposals for further infrastructure development in the University.
Expressing satisfaction over the various academic initiatives taken by the University, the Governor, who is also the Chancellor of the University, stressed the need for recruitment of the most qualified and experienced faculty in a time-bound manner to meet the University’s present and emerging academic requirements. He also urged the Vice Chancellor to take time bound steps to secure the required infrastructure for achieving the all round development of the University.
The Vice Chancellor of the University, Prof. R.N.K. Bamezai, informed that the profile of admission seekers to the various technical courses had witnessed sharp improvement this year, in terms of AIEEE ranking of the students. The Governor complemented the Vice Chancellor and the concerned faculty on the assignment of several research projects to the University by the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) and the Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO).
The meeting was attended, among others, by Prof. Riyaz Punjabi, Vice Chancellor, University of Kashmir, Prof. Varun Sahni, Vice Chancellor, University of Jammu, Prof. Vinaysheel Gautam, Professor of Management Studies, IIT, Delhi, R.K. Goyal, Chief Executive Officer, SMVDSB, Prof. M. L Garg, Dean College of Engineering, Prof. V. Verma, Dean College of Sciences, Prof. R. S Mishra, Dean College of Humanities and Social Sciences, Prof. D. Mukhopadhyay, Dean College of Management, Prof. C.L. Razdan, Director, School of Architecture and Landscape Design, SMVDU and Mrs. Roop Avtar Kaur(IFS), Registrar, SMVDU.
The School of Philosophy & Culture of Shri Mata Vaishno Devi University (SMVDU) Katra celebrated World Philosophy Day on Saturday 27th November. The celebration was inaugurated by Prof. Vishwa Murti Shastri, Principal, Jammu Campus of Rastriya Sanskrit Sansthanam, New Delhi. Prof. M.L. Garg, Dean, College of Engineering, SMVDU, chaired the inaugural session. The celebration was sponsored by the Indian Council of Philosophical Research, New Delhi. A one day Seminar on the theme “Need of Philosophy as a core subject in School and Higher Education” was organized to mark the celebration. Students and faculty members of philosophy discipline from MAM College, Jammu, Govt. College for Women (GCW), Parade, Jammu and GCW, Udhampur participated in the event. Prof. Kiran Bakshi, Principal, Govt. College for Women, Parade, Prof. B. Labh, Dept. of Buddhist Studies, Jammu University, Prof. Shiv Nirmohi, Panthal, were among the other distinguished participants.
After the lighting of the ceremonial lamp and Saraswati Vandana, Dr. Anil K. Tewari, Coordinator, World Philosophy Day 2010, introduced and welcomed the guests and participants. He also introduced the theme for the deliberation in the Seminar. There were three academic sessions in the celebration. In the Lecture Session, Prof. Kiran Bakshi, Prof. Baidyanath Labh, Dr. Varun K. Tripathi, Dr. Hari Narayanan V. and Dr. P.P. Singh delivered their lectures. In the Special Lecture Session, Prof. Vishwa Murti Shastri delivered a lecture on the scientific aspect of the ritualistic performances and the significance of a Vigrah in Upasana. In the last Interactive Session, Dr. Tripathi informed the outside participants about the activities and programmes offered by the School of Philosophy & Culture. It was followed by an intensive interaction between the students and faculty members of philosophy. The celebration ended with a vote of thanks by Dr. Tripathi.
The Two day State Level Competition (J&K) of National Business Olympiad’10, IIM- Ahmedabad confluence 2010, concluded at Shri Mata Vaishno Devi University on the evening of 22nd Nov, 2010. The event was organized by MarketINE–The marketing club & Entrepreneurial Development Cell of College of management, SMVDU. The technical support for the event was provided by Smartsims India. The Chief Guest for the event was Hon’ble Vice Chancellor, SMVDU Prof. R.N .K. Bamezai. Other dignitaries at the valedictory function were Prof. D. Mukhopadhyay (Dean, Director-College of Management, SMVDU), Dr Suparn Sharma(Chief Coordinator, EDC), Dr Sunil Giri (Co-Cordinator, EDC) along with faculty members of SMVDU & various participating institutions of J&K and students of SMVDU as well as students of various participating management institutes of J&K .
The competition aimed at harnessing the decision making skills of the budding managers, who had to compete with each other in a simulated business environment with the target of improving the Share holder value of the firms that they were representing. The simulation game was conducted in 5 rounds & the top three positions were declared at the valedictory function.
The valedictory began with a warm welcome by Prof.D.Mukhopadhyay (Dean,Director-SMVDU). The highlights of the event were announced at the valedictory function. The participants and organizing committee students were honored with certificates by Hon’ble Vice Chancellor. The winners of the competition were Piyush Gupta, Rayees Ahmed & Hitesh Mahajan, MBA (Business Economics), College of Management, SMVDU.
The Hon’ble Vice Chancellor, Prof. R.N .K. Bamezai, in his encouraging address to the gathering emphasized upon the positive energy created on the campus with the help of such kind of activities. He said that the competitions like NBO give management students right opportunity to prove their mettle. He said that the simulated environments can help in preparing the students for the various real time possibilities in the business world. He appreciated the students and College of management in providing the right kind of platform where they can balance the virtual simulated experiences along with the right time real world experiences through live projects. He expressed his gratification with the exhilarated environment that extended the positive attitude as well as synergy shown by various participating teams. He said that such kind of events would provide new dimensions to the management education in the state.
Shri Mata Vaishno Devi University added another milestone in its existing history of achievements by hosting a state level competition of “National Business Olympiad 2010” annual confluence IIM Ahmedabad with technical support of SMARTSIMS. The winners of this competition would participate in the grand finale at IIM Ahmedabad confluence from 25th -27th Nov, 2010.
The competition aims at harnessing the decision making skills of the budding managers who have to compete with each other in a simulated business environment which has MarketINE – The Marketing Club & Entrepreneurial Development Cell of College of management of SMVDU jointly took the initiative to organize this Olympiad exclusively created by the Smartsims. Smartsims is simulation software which has been licensed to EDC, COM-SMVDU to exclusively develop the decision making skills of the managers & students under training. This provides a competitive edge to them over others and prepares them to be best prepared with the analytical skills for the business decision making in the competitive environment.
The competition was inaugurated at SMVDU with tradition of lamp lighting and saraswati vandana. Prof. D. Mukhopadhyay, Dean College of Management, SMVDU gave the welcome address. He appreciated the efforts of the students and commended the initiative that the marketing club MarketINE has taken in organizing this National Business Olympiad. The guest of honor for the occasion was Prof. R.S Misra, Dean of Students, SMVDU. He addressed the students & encouraged them to pursue these activities in future. He appreciated the students for organizing the entire event in a very short span of time. He said that such kind of initiatives provide the students right kind of platform to test their skills. Dr. Suparn Sharma enlightened the students about the efforts of Entrepreneurial Development Cell (EDC).He elucidated the concept of Entrepreneurial Development Cell (EDC) in the University. He said that the entrepreneurship development cell in the university was initiated with the help of AICTE and was created with the objective of improving the entrepreneurial skills of the students as well as the various beneficiaries.
The organization of State level competition of National Business Olympiad is one of the efforts in preparing the various entrepreneurs to take decisions in the business like situation. The audio video presentation of the National Business Olympiad created an enthusiastic atmosphere. The event was formally declared “open” by Dean College Of Management. Students of various Business Schools of the State of Jammu & Kashmir are participating in the competition. First round of competition will be held today after the demo and query sessions. There will be total five rounds of the competition and the winners will be declared on 22nd Nov, 2010.
Prof. Ravinder Bhan, an eminent Landscape Architect of great repute, presented a series of lectures to the students of B.Arch program at the University Campus from 15th -17th Nov 2010. The students and faculty members of the School of Architecture & Landscape Design listened in rapt attention as Prof. Bhan highlighted the importance of Landscape Architecture in Architecture & Environment in today’s fast changing and complex world.
During his lectures and presentation, a number of projects were shown to students with related explanations. Students had a very good interaction and discussed their class/studios projects with him and received suggestions of immense importance. His thrust on the Landscape aspects of live projects was full of solutions to bring architectural works in close proximity to nature so that the projects become sustainable and energy efficient. By sheer explanations simple in nature, it was emphasized that Nature has all values and answers hidden in it and exploring and applying the same could help survival on the planet.
Ar. Ravindra Bhan, Landscape Architect and Ecological Planner studied Architecture in London and later in America where he also completed his formal education in Landscape Architecture and Ecological Planning. Prof. Ravindra Bhan has lectured extensively in USA on ecological aspects of planning. He was also awarded the prestigious Agha Khan award for Mughal Sheraton Hotel Project in Agra India for his outstanding contribution to Architecture and Landscape Architecture.
Prof. V.Verma, Dean College of Sciences & Director, School of Biotechnology, Shri Mata Vaishno Devi University, Katra (India) has been awarded with Industrial Medal Award of the year 2009 in recognition of his pioneering work in field of Microbial Biotechnology. The award was given for a technology transferred to M/S Prathista Industries Ltd., Secunderabad, which has proved viable and resulted in successful commercial exploitation in India and abroad. Prof. Verma competed for this award against about 40 nominations. The award consisted of a Medal, Citation and Trophy and given away jointly by the Science Attaché of the Italian Embassy in India and Vice Chancellor , Madurai Kamraj University, Madurai at the glittering inauguration function of the Indo-Italian International Conference on Genomics Sciences-ICGS 2010 and VII convention of the Biotech Research Society, India(BRSI) at Madurai Kamraj University, Madurai on Nov. 12, 2010. Prof. Verma also presented his work on the development of award winning technology. The conference was attended by more two than thousand International and National delegated from various parts of India.
Katra 13 Nov: International Conference on Mitochondria Research and Medicine (ICMRM-2010) concluded here today. 150 delegates apart from the 10 invited speakers from India, USA and Austria participated in the Conference. The concluding session was chaired by Vice Chancellor, Prof. R.N K Bamezai in the Matrika Auditorium in the university campus of Shri Mata Vaishno Devi University. Mr. M. K Dwivedi, Secterary to Govt., Science and Technology Department was the Guest of Honour on this occasion. Prof. Bamezai in his address expressed his satisfaction over the successful conduct of first evener International Conference organized by SMVD University. He said that ICMRM-2010 has provided an excellent platform to the young and budding scientists to pursue their ideas in the area of Mitochondria with renewed commitment and enthusiasm. He said that I consider myself blessed to be the head of SMVD University and exhorted the faculty and students of various institutions to peruse intergraded approach to innovative research which to lead to social development.
Mr. Dwivedi, congratulated the Vice Chancellor and Organizing Secretary of the conference for taking initiative to organize ICMRM-2010 in our state. On this occasion he asked the scientific community of the state to expose the young students of the state to eminent scientists from all over the world in the frontier areas of S&T. He said that poling of resources from National and International Institutions coupled with our own resources for strengthening our S&T base is the need of the hour. On this occasion he recollected his long association with Shri Mata Vaishno Devi Shrine Board and said that SMVD University is one of most successful projects established by the Board and what we see today on the ground is as was envisioned by the Board when the idea was conceived.
The co-chair of the conference Prof. Keshav Singh from Roswell Park Cancer Institute, USA said that there are many challenges that young students have to face, but it is important to continue to pursue the innovative ideas. He said that when he started working in the area of Mitochondria there was hardly any activity in this area world over, however ever since then critical mass in this area has gone up and the momentum needs to be maintained.
On this occasion best paper and poster awards were given away jointly by Prof. Bamezai, Mr. Dwivedi and Dr. Singh. The best paper award in oral category went to Ms Gousia, IIIM, Jammu, second prize went to Ms. Shelly, Jammu University and the third prize went to Ms. Nahid, from CCMB, Hyderabad. The best poster award went to Ms Arpita, IIIM Jammu, Second prize went to Mr. Govindraj, CCMB, Hyderabad and the the third prize went to Ms. Irum, IIIM Jammu.
Dr. S. Vaishnavi, Organizing Secretary of the conference in her address thanked Department of Biotechnology (DBT), GOI, Department of Science and Technology (DST), GOI, Indian Council for Medical Research (ICMR), GOI, Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR), GOI, J & K State Council for Science & Technology, J&K Govt. & Sea Horse Biosciences, USA for supporting the conference.
As part of the conference a special Conference Workshop by Prof. Erich Gnaiger, Innsbruck Medical University, Austria on "Problems and Solutions in Mitochondrial Respiratory Physiology” was held in the evening which was attended by all the young participants and students of the University.
Katra 12 Nov: International Conference on Mitochondria Research and Medicine was inaugurated by the Vice Chancellor, Prof. R.N K Bamezai in the Matrika Auditoruium in the university campus of Shri Mata Vaishno Devi University with the participation of galaxy of eminent scientists and researchers from across the country and abroad. The keynote address was delivered by Prof. Bamezai on the topic “Mitochondrial Genome Variations, Retrograde Signaling Patterns and Association with Complex Genetic Disorders”. The co-chair of the conference Prof. Keshav Singh from Roswell Park Cancer Institute, USA introduced the genesis of Mitochondria research and medicine in his presentation.
The scientific program featured many topics from role of mitochondria in cancer to apoptosis, from mitochondrial physiology to mitochondrial disorder case studies etc. To present this program, experts from across the country and abroad participated. As part of the conference a special Conference Workshop by Prof. Erich Gnaiger, Innsbruck Medical University, Austria on "Problems and Solutions in Mitochondrial Respiratory Physiology” will be held on 13/11/2010.
The conference is sponsored by Department of Biotechnology (DBT), GOI, Department of Science and Technology (DST), GOI, Indian Council for Medical Research (ICMR), GOI, Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR), GOI, J & K State Council for Science & Technology, J&K Govt. & Sea Horse Biosciences, USA. Dr. S. Vaishnavi, Organizing Secretary of the conference presented the welcome address followed by an exhibition by K.K Gandhi. The exhibition provided an aesthetic feast to scholars and scientists.
An enthralling evening of colorful and scintillating cultural programme was presented by students of university for the delegates.