Shri Mata Vaishno Devi University
A State University recognized under Section 2 (f) & 12 (B) of UGC Act of 1956
Ranked 78th among Engineering Institutions and Among Ranked Top 100 Business Schools in National Institutional Ranking Framework (NIRF 2020) declared by MHRD, Govt. of India.

27072021 FDP

One-Day Online Workshop on “Understanding the Role of Universal Human Values in Education” was organized by the Faculty Development Center, approved under the PMMMNMTT scheme of Ministry of Education, Government of India, New Delhi, in collaboration with the School of Philosophy & Culture (SoPC) at Shri Mata Vaishno Devi University (SMVDU). The inaugural session of the workshop started at 10:00 AM in the Administrative Committee Room of the University.

Prof. (Dr.) Ravindra Kumar Sinha (Padmashri), the Hon’ble Vice-Chancellor of SMVDU, was the Chief Guest of the ceremony and Shri Nagendra Singh Jamwal (K.A.S.), Registrar SMVDU, was the Guest of Honor.The inaugural session began with a brief introduction to the workshop by Dr Madhu Mangal Chaturvedi, Asst. Prof. SoPC and Coordinator of the workshop.

Mr Sumanta Sarathi Sharma, I/C Head SoPC and Convener of the workshop welcomed the dignitaries and the participants.Dr Suparn Sharma, Dean, Faculty of Management and Coordinator of FDC, while addressing the participants, stated that mere technical education does not prepare students to deal with the negative impact of technology and require the guidance of human values.

Prof. (Dr.) V.K. Bhat, Dean, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, highlighted the role of human values in the betterment of personal and social life. Dr Balbir Singh, Dean of Students’ Welfare and Coordinator, Human Values Cell, SMVDU, informed the participants about the AICTE initiative to incorporate human values in the model curriculum and Faculty Development Programs to train the teachers to teach a course on human values.Shri Nagendra Singh Jamwal also reminded the audience of the age-old commitment of India to human values as a culture and nation.

Vice-Chancellor, SMVDU, Prof. Sinha, in his address, expressed his pleasure at the fact a workshop was being organized on human values, which is the most crucial aspect of our society. He observed that even the uneducated might be full of human values, whereas the so-called educated may not. Dr Anil Kumar Tewari, Asst. Prof., SoPC and Organizing Secretary of the Workshop delivered the vote of thanks.The workshop was conducted by faculty of SoPC, SMVDU and Mr Sanjeev Chopra, Member, Cell for Human Values and Transformative Learning, SCERT, Delhi. The participants were teachers of schools, colleges and universities from across India and faculty of SMVDU.

20072021 news

Dr. Rakesh Kumar, Principal Investigator, ICMR-CAR, School of Biotechnology, Shri Mata Vaishno Devi University, Katra, met Principal, GMC Anantnag, Dr. Tariq Sayed Qureshi, along with his research team to discuss some innovative ideas regarding infertility issues, and to evaluate reproductive parameters in Kashmir valley, particularly district Anantnag.Dr. Kumar would like to implement the latest scientific ideas in the remote regions of Jammu and Kashmir. The idea of opening an exclusive infertility clinic at GMC Anantnag was also discussed.

This collaboration will help to explore the knowledge about various health issues in both males and females to analyze the mechanism of development and progression of reproductive cancer, urological and gynaecological disorders which in long term may help in making personalized medicine.

Dr. Kumar assured all the help to GMC Anantnag for the development of an advanced genetic lab. SMVDU has already been working with GMC Jammu for delineating the genetic mechanism among the population of the Jammu region. The initiative of collaboration was taken up by Dr. Ruchi Shah and Dr. Asif Amin, team members of Prof. Raies Qadri from the University of Kashmir. Administrative Officer, Mr. Showket. Head, Obs and Gynae, Dr Syed Nawaz, Dr. Mehbooba and Dr. Irfan from Community medicine and Dr. Ruchi from the University of Kashmir also attended the meeting.

The Principal GMC Anantnag shared his vision for the institute and region and assured all administrative cooperation in making collaboration a success. The ICMR-Centre for advanced research was sanctioned to SMVDU, Katra, Jammu University, Central University of Jammu and the University of Kashmir for studying reproductive health among people of Jammu and Kashmir.

03072021 news

The School of Philosophy & Culture (SoPC) of Shri Mata Vaishno Devi University (SMVDU), Katra, organized the 2nd Indian Council of Philosophical Research (ICPR) New Delhi’s Study Circle Meeting online on 2nd July 2021.

On this occasion, a discussion on Prof. Pradeep P. Gokhale’s book “THE YOGASŪTRA OF PATAÑJALI: A New Introduction to the Buddhist Roots of the Yoga System” (London & NY: Routledge, 2020) was organized. The program began with a welcome address by Sh. Sumanta Sarathi Sharma, I/C Head, SoPC..The discussion was held in the gracious presence of the author Prof. Pradeep Gokhale, who is an Honorary Adjunct Professor in the Departments of Philosophy and Pali, Savitribai Phule Pune University, Pune, Maharashtra.

The main discussants were Dr. Anil Kumar Tewari & Dr. Madhu Mangal Chaturvedi, Asst. Profs., SoPC.The book is an account of the perceived influences of the meditational practices (Samatha & Vipassyana) of the Abhidhamma and Early Yogacara Buddhism on the Yogasutra of Patanjali. Dr. Anil Tewari observed that the Yoga tradition is an age-old tradition of Indian culture that is believed to have its origin in the concept of Hiranyagarbha of Vedic literature. Buddhism has presented it in a way accessible to common people. It is therefore plausible to say that Patanjali was familiar with the Buddhist terminologies. However, it seems more plausible to claim that Patanjali and Buddhism were inspired by their common cultural heritage. Dr. Madhu Mangal Chaturvedi also made his observations regarding the concept of Citta and its various modifications and the way they are seen in both traditions.

In the book under discussion, Prof. Gokhale very meticulously pointed out the common terminologies between the Yogasutra and Buddhism while commenting on all 195 aphorisms of Patanjali’s Yogasutra. He has also observed that the popular belief about this text is often misleading. He claims that the influence of the metaphysical thinking of the Sankhya philosophy and the empirical-psychological thinking of Buddhism is obvious on the Yogasutra. The event was attended by more than 30 participants across the country. It concluded with a vote of thanks by Dr. Chaturvedi. He expressed his gratitude to ICPR, New Delhi for sponsoring the event and to the speakers and audience for their active participation.

12072021 news

Under the Thursday Minds-Meet program, an online discussion on the cultural and historical heritage of Rajouri was organized at Shri Mata Vaishno Devi University (SMVDU), Katra, on 8th July 2021. The program began with an initial remark and welcome by Dr. Anil Tewari, Nodal Officer, Hindi Cell, SMVDU. He informed that the old name of Rajouri is Rajpuri and that Maharaja Gulab Singh(1792-1857) named it Rampur. He remarked that the cultural roots of the region are so deep that even the Muslim rulers in their more than 600 years of a rule adopted the title “Raja”, not Nawab etc.His invocations were followed by a formal welcome address by Sh. Nagendra Singh Jamwal (a senior JKAS Officer), Registrar, SMVDU. Two prominent speakers were invited to share their experiences and thoughts: Dr. Javaid Rahi, Writer and Chief Editor of Gojari Wing of Jammu and Kashmir Academy of Art, Culture and Languages and Ms. Ambika Bali, Assistant Director, Tourism, Katra, also with an additional charge of Rajouri and Poonch. Dr. Rahi presented a broad picture of the cultural and social practices of the tribal people of the region along with their historical situation. He remarked that there is a wide presence of Gujjars in India and they carry the indigenous knowledge system with them since times immemorial.

Their tribal identity is primary and religious affiliation is incidental. He emphasized the need for preservation and respect of their belief systems. Ms. Ambika, an officer of JKAS, highlighted the need for the development of rural tourism in the north-western region of the country. She informed about the places of cultural, historical and geographical significance which have great potential for tourism. Dr. Lalit Gupta was one of the distinguished participants who shared his experiences.

Dr. Virendra Bangroo, Director, J&K Regional Centre of IGNCA, New Delhi (SMVDU Campus) informed that the so-called Mughal Road is originally Lavanya Marg due to the export of salt through this route. Dr. Rahi also observed that there are several such routes in the region that were developed by the tribes without any intervention or help from any ruler. These routes are the intimate links between the people of the region. The program concluded with a vote of thanks by Dr. Bangroo. More than 20 participants attended the event directly which is recorded for the worldwide dissemination purpose.

02072021 news

Two-week long DST-NIMAT Project Sponsored National Faculty Development Program on ‘Entrepreneurship Development’ concluded at Shri Mata Vaishno Devi University.In his valedictory address Padma Shree Prof. Ravindra Kumar Sinha, Vice-Chancellor of SMVDU & Chief Guest of the function, emphasized the need to provide support to budding entrepreneurs through entrepreneurship development cells and incubation centers.

Guest of Honour of the valedictory function, Mr. Vidya Bhushan, COO & Co-founder-Daalchini Technologies, interacted with the FDP participants and shared his success story of curiosity and learning to the new venture.Dr. Supran Kumar Sharma, Coordinator, FDC-SMVDU, Chief Coordinator, EDC-SMVDU & Dean, Faculty of Management explained how small ventures are the challenge to big foreign companies as these small players are proving to be more efficient in resources utilization and the future of developing India.Earlier, the detailed report of the conduction of national-level FDP was presented by Dr. Deepak Jain, co-convener of the program. Along with sessions from the subject experts, two panel discussions, two virtual factory visits, and interactions with successful Entrepreneurs were organized.

Dr. Saurabh, Convener of FDP and Head, School of Business, discussed the importance of udhyam, dharma, and purusharth for the success of an entrepreneur. Dr. Sumeet Gupta, Dean-Academic Affairs informed the participants about the achievements, ranking, and diversity inclusion of SMVDU in last 17 years. Dr. Rashi Taggar, Organizing Secretary, moderated the valedictory session. Dr. Syeda Shazia Bukhari, Co-Organizing Secretary, delivered the vote of thanks and expressed gratitude towards DST, EDI, and FDC for sponsoring this program.

Eminent resource persons like Colonel Rajiv Bhargav from Indian School of Business- Mohali, Mr. Vikrant Tomar, International Trainer, and Director-UMS India, Prof. T. Prasad is known as Prof. ‘Mandi’ from NITIE-Mumbai, Ms. Ganga S. from Society for Innovation & Entrepreneurship-IIT Mumbai, senior faculty members, from GNDU, Amritsar, GJUST-Haryana, Shri Vishwakarma Skill University- Haryana, Gujrat University, Entrepreneurship School, Gurgaon, BPSMV-Haryana, Marwadi University-Gujarat, J&K EDI, Senior Managers from PNB, UCO Bank and DIC-Jammu were invited, who gave valuable entrepreneurial knowledge, inputs and trained the participants. Entrepreneurs - Mr. Purnendra Kishore, Mr. Udit Sawhney, Mr. Vipin Agarwal, Mr. Annil Suri, Bhaskar Suri, Mr. TVS Gujral, Mr. Amit Pandotra, Mr. Sujat Mahajan, Mr. Raju Moza interacted and shared the success stories of their ventures and along with virtual factory visits with the participants.

Participants of this FDP were faculty members from Indian states with diverse specializations, participants actively involve themselves in the program and imbibed new skill-sets, and also got exposed to the importance of inculcating entrepreneurial zeal among students.

08072021 news

An interactive Web of Science session was conducted at Shri Mata Vaishno Devi University (SMVDU) by Mr Saurabh Srivastava, Sr. Account Manager (North) and Mr Vishav Sharma, Regional Solution Consultant (on behalf of Clarivate) where the benefits of Web of Science were shared, especially how young researchers can find relevant papers in a particular subject area, and access to a vast quality of “open- access” full-text on the web.

The university library staff members, faculty and research scholars from various Schools got an opportunity to clear their doubts regarding different technical aspects of journal metrics and publications. The event was coordinated by Dr Sharada M. Potukuchi, Head of, School of Biotechnology, SMVDU.

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