SMVDU Katra: A team of Shri Mata Vaishno Devi University faculty and officials conducted yesterday two sessions of career counseling for the students of +2 level at Army Public School (APS) and Shivalik College of Education Udhampur, respectively. Principal APS Sh. Sanjeev Kumar welcomed the team and the Director APS Col. A. K. Sharma also addressed the participating students. Dr. Sumeet Gupta Dean Academic Affairs SMVDU discussed in grate details with students about the future prospects of education and career after +2. He dwelt upon the career possibilities at SMVDU, what avenues of education are available there and what are the further possibilities of higher education after graduation. As SMVDU offers B.Tech. in Computer Science, Electronics and Communication, Mechanical Engineering and B.Arch. Program and a Five Year M.Sc. Economics after +2, many students showed their interest in these programs. Dr. Sumeet also told the participants about the range of fellowships available at SMVDU and the campus facilities, life on campus, students’ diversity, other medals, awards and scholarships under SMMSS Scheme, special opportunities for girl students. For girls, Shri Mata Vaishno Devi College of Nursing, which is affiliated to SMVDU, offers a 4 Year B.Sc. Nursing program. Students raised numerous quarries and they were addressed by Dr. Sumeet and Dr. Sunil Wanchoo. Principle APS Sh. Sanjeev Kumar also appraised students about the institutions under Army Professional Colleges (APC), which are more than hundred in India, like Army Institute of Technology Pune, Army Institute of Management Kolkata etc.
At Shivalik College of Education, the team was welcomed by Sh. Manish Gulati and Sh. Vikram Gulati – the hosts of the event, and Dr. Sumeet Gupta spoke about the opportunities for students there. Dr. Hari Govind Mishra from School of Business, Dr. V. K. Tripathi from Dept. of Philosophy, Dr. Sunil Wanchoo from Dept. of Physics, Ar. Anoop Sharma from Dept. of Architecture, Dr. Rakesh Jha from Dept. of Electronics, Dr. R. K. Mishra from Dept. of Mechanical Engineering were part of the counseling team. More than three hundred students altogether were benefited by the counseling sessions. The team also collected feedback from students for future connectivity.