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.
Dr. Sachin Kumar Gupta, Assistant Professor, Department of Electronics & Communication Engineering, SMVDU, participated in 6th International Conference on Advances in Engineering Sciences and Applied Mathematics (ICAESAM’2016) held in the Grand Seasons Hotel, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia in collaboration with International Institute of Engineers (IIE). The theme of the conference was “To discuss Engineering and Technology related latest developments through interactions amongst the researchers and academician across the globe on a common platform”.Dr. Sachin Kumar Gupta presented the following papers in the conference, Network Architectures Exploiting Multiple Tethered Balloon Constellations for Coverage Extension,Optimal Relation between ART and Mobility & Transmission Range at Default QualNet & Calculated Transmission Powers,Effect of ASE on Raman Gain in 800nm band
One day National Seminar on “Demonetization of Currency and Indian Economy" was organized by the Department of Economics, Shri Mata Vaishno Devi University, Kakryal, Katra. The Chief Guest/Key note Speaker for this seminar was Prof. Rajender Gupta (Dean Faculty of Social Science) University of Jammu .He shared his views regarding demonetization and its impact on different sectors of the economy. The Organizing Secretary of this seminar was Dr. Roop Lal Sharma welcome the participants to the seminar. He enlightened the participants about the pros and cons of demonetization on various economic variables and entities and provided information regarding the seminar. Prof. D.Mukhopadhyay encouraged the participants to exploit the opportunity and discussed the impact of demonetization on Indian Economy. Adding to the details about the program, there were two Technical Sessions chaired by Dr. Kuldeep Raj and Dr. Sandeep Bhougal where the participants presented their research papers. Various topics were discussed during this seminar which included Federal Fiscal Structure in India, Role of information in Consumer Decision Making Process of buying ACs, Money Supply in India: Issues and Challenges etc. A large number of papers were presented during the two technical sessions by participants both from the SMVD University as well as from various other institutions such as Jammu University, DDE Jammu, and GDC Udhampur etc. This one day national seminar ended on a very informative and productive note as various economic problems were discussed by the participants. The formal vote of thanks was presented by Dr. Saurabh Srivastava. He encouraged and appreciated them for availing the benefit provided to them by the Department of Economics through this seminar. He thanked administrative staff of university as well as the participants from various institutions for their active participation. The seminar concluded with the certificate distribution to all the participants.
Dr. Rakesh Kumar, Assistant Professor, Department of Mathematics, Shri Mata Vaishno Devi University, Katra delivered an invited talk entitled, “Modelling Queues with Customers’ Impatience” in a Two Day National Conference on Advances in Mathematical Sciences (NCAMS-2016) at Department of Mathematics, Netaji Subhash Chander Bose Memorial Government College, Hamirpur, Himachal Pradesh, INDIA during December 21-22, 2016.
Around 120 delegates from all over the India attended this conference and presented their research work. Prof. (Dr.) Yoginder S. Verma, Pro-VC, Central University of Himachal Pradesh was the Chief Guest of the conference. The Key Note address was delivered by Prof. Rajneesh Kumar (Kurukshetra University). Other invited speakers of the conference were Prof. R. P. Sharma (H.P.U. Shimla), Prof. Veena Sharma (H.P.U. Shimla), Prof. R. P. Urvashi Gupta (UICET, P.U. Chandigarh), Prof. K. L. Verma (Career Point University, Hamirpur) and Prof. S. K. Tomar (P.U. Chandigarh).
Dr. Rakesh Kumar discussed the basics and applications of queuing theory to the heterogeneous gathering in the conference. He then apprised the participants of the recent advances in queuing models with customers’ impatience. In particular, he presented his recent work on retention of impatient customers in queuing systems facing customers’ impatience. The lecture became very interesting amongst the audience when they started interacting.
He also chaired one technical session in the conference.
Dr. Rakesh expressed his deep sense of gratitude to the SMVDU authorities for permitting him to attend this conference. His thanks are also due to the organizers of the conference for inviting him to deliver this lecture.
Prof. (Dr.) V. Verma, Head, DoBT & Dean, Faculty of Engineering, SMVDU was awarded prestigious Distinguished Scientist Award in the World Congress on Biotechnology (Theme: Biotechnology for healthy & sustainable life) held at historic & renowned Taj Vivanta, Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh from 15th to 16th December, 2016.
Besides, he delivered plenary lecturer on the topic “Bioprospecting fungal endophytes for Bioactive molecules”. The Conference was attended by about 500 Scientists & Scholars from India and many foreign countries. Prof. V. Verma also chaired two technical sessions in the Conference.
Mr. Rajiv Kumar, Assistant Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering, SMVDU, participated in 6th International Conference on Materials Processing and Characterization (ICMPC) held in the Victoria University, Melbourne (Australia) from 5th to 7th December, 2016 in collaboration with Elsevier. The theme of the conference was “The Emerging Trends Related to Advanced Materials Processing, and Characterization” which was attended by researchers and academicians from across the world. Mr. Rajiv Kumar presented paper on “Natural Systems and Tribology - Analogies and Lessons”. The paper was related to drawing lessons of friction, wear and lubrication from natural systems.
Dr. Swarkar Sharma, Assistant Professor and coordinator Human Genetics Research Group at Shri Mata Vaishno Devi University, Katra has been invited as an expert at National Geographic Society Headquarters, Washington DC, USA to attend a meeting about Human Genographic Project. He was the only Scientist from India in the Brainstorming meeting, which was meant to discuss the future course of action for globally renowned Human Genographic Project. The project emphasizes on understanding the evolutionary perspectives of modern humans worldwide and specifically deep in time ancestral migration history of human Populations. Dr. Swarkar Sharma is a key researcher in the area and his research work primarily targets the population of Jammu and Kashmir, India. In his trip to USA (10th December 2016 to 19th December 2016), he also visited various research groups at UTSouthwestern Medical Center, Dallas, Texas USA and Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, New York, USA to seek future Indo-US collaborative research Opportunities and Projects.
Sonali Verma of Biotechnology, SMVDU brought laurel to University as she won Third prize in “Best Oral presentation” and a cash prize of five thousand Rupees at “The Silver Jubilee conference of Association of Gynecologic Oncologists of India" at Leela Ambience Gurgaon, India from 2nd Dec to 4th Dec 2016. She is Pursuing Ph.D. in Biotechnology under the supervision of Dr.Rakesh Kumar Assistant Professor and Co-supervision of HoD Biotechnology Professor Vijeshwar Verma, from Shri Mata Vaishno Devi University (SMVDU). The presented study, “Genetic analysis of OGG (rs1052133) in Ovarian Cancer females from Jammu and Kashmir region” the study has been carried out in collaboration with Dr.Ajay Wakhloo and Dr.Deepak Abrol, of SMGS and GMC Jammu. National and international delegates attended the Conference. The study indicates a genetic polymorphism in a DNA repair gene OGG1 is found to decrease the risk of developing Ovarian Cancer, in females of Jammu and Kashmir region.
According to Dr. Rakesh from SMVDU, more work needs to follow the preliminary results and the findings can act as biomarkers for ovarian tumors patients in future. It is worth mentioning that this could happen only because of the research MoU signed between the two institutes. Dr Vishal R Tandon Associate Professor, GMC Jammu and Dr Rakesh from SMVDU are principal Coordinators for any Joint research and academic activity between two institutions as per the MoU. Principal/Dean of GMC Jammu Dr Zahid Gilani and honorable vice chancellor of SMVDU Dr. Sanjeev Jain congratulated the team for bagging the award and bringing the laurels to state.
Honrable VC of SMVDU Dr. Sanjeev Jain has been laying stress on collaborative work and encouraging the faculty for it from day one he joined the University. He laid emphasis on such studies and reiterated that these studies are commendable for their international standards and the highlight being the collaboration between basic scientists and clinicians which will go a long way in patient care and data generation from Jammu and Kashmir. Dr Rahul Sharma and Dr Deepak Abrol were of the opinion that XRCC1 GENE Polymorphisms can be the answer to Million dollar Question why some people get cancer and some don’t.
A renowned scholar of Indian Philosophy and retired Professor of Philosophy and Religion from Davis and Elkins College, West Virginia (USA), Prof. Kisor Kumar Chakrabarti visited SMVDU from 25th Nov. – 12th Dec. 2016 as an Adjunct Professor in the Department of Philosophy & Culture (DOPC). During his visit, he conducted 11 text-reading sessions with the faculty members and research students of DOPC. Several sections of the Nyaya text called Karikavali with a commentary Muktavali, authored by Vishvanatha Panchanana (a Nyaya philosopher of 17th century AD), were taken up for discussion. A dense philosophical debate on the relevance of prayer in the beginning of a Sanskrit text, the Nyaya causal argument for the existence of God, the logical grounds for the acceptance of an immaterial self were some of the topics for the discussion. Prof. Chakrabarti lucidly demonstrated very impressive pedagogy for philosophical discussion. He compared philosophical debates in India with the western logical tradition and pointed out with convincing examples that the density of debate in Indian philosophical tradition is unparalleled. Apart from the text reading sessions, he delivered a lecture on “Value Education and Virtue” in the Thursday Mind-Meet (a regular discussion forum in SMVDU) on 1st Dec. 2016. In his lecture, Prof. Chakrabarti suggested that every decision in our life should have two considerations: it should have achievable goals and it must not produce more harm than good. He was also the keynote speaker in the celebration of World Philosophy Day which was organized by DOPC on 2nd Dec. 2016 with the financial assistance of Indian Council of Philosophical Research, New Delhi. In the last meeting on 12th Dec. 2016, Prof. Chakrabarti gave valuable suggestions regarding the contents of “Discourse on Human Virtues” course. This course is offered by the Department of Philosophy and Culture to inculcate the sense of virtues in every student of the University. It is in the furtherance of the directions of UGC to impart value education to the students. Prof. Chakrabarti is the author of many books on Indian philosophy and his books are adopted by more than 500 universities across the world in their curriculum of philosophy. Also, he is the President of the Institute for Cross Cultural Studies and Academic Exchange which organizes various academic events across the world and facilitates faculty and student exchange between India and USA. Besides, Prof. Chakrabarti is the Editor of the Journal of Indian Philosophy and Religion which is regularly published since 1996.
National Level Faculty Development Programme on ‘’Entrepreneurship Development was inaugurated at SMVDU. The programme is being organized by Entrepreneurship Development Cell, SMVDU with the financial support from DST-NIMAT Project Government of India. During his Inaugural address Sh. Satish Kaul, Resident Director, Emcure Pharmaceutical Ltd. and Chief Guest of the ceremony highlighted the effectiveness of such kind of development programme for the faculty members. 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.
Earlier during the function, Chief Coordinator, Entrepreneurship Development Cell, SMVDU & Associate Professor, School of Business, Dr. Supran Kumar Sharma extended warm welcome to the participating faculty members of the programme. While introducing the aims and objectives of the programme to the participants, he underlined that this programme aspires to provide essential tools and techniques related with entrepreneurship development to the faculty members so that they can effectively apply this know-how in their classroom teaching, research and self-generated new knowledge. Dr. Ashutosh Vashistha, Associate Professor, School of Business provided a brief overview of activities of School of Business and wished happy journey to the participants. Prof. Sanjeev Jain, Vice-Chancellor, SMVDU conveyed his best wishes for the programme.
This two week long programme will comprise of various interactive sessions comprised of case study discussions, panel discussions, business plan preparation, brain-storming, library research, role plays, etc. which will be taken by esteem resource persons from academia, corporate and industrial training institutes including MSME DI, Jammu; JKEDI; NITIE Mumbai; University of Jammu; IIT Roorkee; IIT Delhi, etc. apart from in-house resource persons. One day field visit would also be the part of this ambitious event. The participants of the programme belong to different universities/institutions including Guru Jambeshwar University, Hisar; Manav Rachna International University, Faridabad; Central University of Jammu; University of Jammu,