SMVDU Katra: A high level committee was constituted by the Chancellor Sh. N. N. Vohra comprising Prof. D. P. Agrawal former Chairman UPSC and founder Director of IIITM Gwalior, Prof. K. L. Chopra, a noted nanotechnologist and former Director IIT Kharagpur, Mr. Rajendra S. Pawar, Chairman and Co-Founder of NIIT Group and Prof. Satish Kumar Director NIT Kurukshetra, for the Academic Audit of various departments of Shri Mata Vaishno Devi University. The committee had started the audit exercise from 17th March which completed 0n 15th May, after different phases. The parameters of the audit were like curriculum review and upgrading, building skill-set, evaluation and assessment environment, research, innovation, design and development, outreach and stakeholder engagement, industry collaboration, alumni engagement, library and e-learning, placement, governance, benchmarking, feedback and grievances redressal system, vision for next 10 years, to quote a few prominent ones.
The committee after having thoroughly evaluated the academic functioning of all the departments will give its elaborated recommendations for achieving excellence and the benchmarks set up by the university, for both the individual faculty and the departments. It is pertinent to note here that SMVDU stands amongst the few institutions in India which has been able to arrange Academic Audit in such a short duration from its inception – just after 12 years of its establishments.