SMVDU Katra: As the new academic session 2017-18 starts on 1st of August, Shri Mata Vaishno Devi University organized the general orientation session in the Matrika Auditorium. Around 300 newly admitted students and more than 150 parents attended the session. Dr. Sumeet Gupta dean Academic Affairs welcomed the students and parents and discussed the academic pattern of the University in details. He also mentioned that the parents are worthy of congratulation as they support the academic aspirations of their wards and expressed hope that the new students will do well and understand their responsibilities. Prof. D. Mukhopadhyaya Dean of faculty of Management introduced various programs and impressed upon that hard work has no alternatives and called for nurturing talents under the guidance of teachers. Dr. Vandana Sharma Dean Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences introduced various departments and programs and impressed upon integrity and human values, soft-skills like communication skills and other literary activities. Prof. V. K. Bhat Dean Faculty of Sciences and Registrar introduced the programs of faculty of Sciences and emphasized how academic activities are meant for transformation of life. Heads of various department, namely Prof. Baijnath Kaushik, Dr. Balbir Singh, Dr. K. R. Jha, Dr. Sanjeev Anand, Ar. Aditya Kumar Singh, Prof. B. Kamaiah, Dr.Sushil Kumar Mehta, Dr. A. K. Das, Dr. Sharada P., Dr.V.K. Tripathi, introduced their respective programs and activities.
Vice-Chancellor Prof. Sanjeev Jain in his address expressed that our academic programs are one of the most updated programs in India and provide opportunity for learning beyond the syllabi and beyond the classroom. Today, the contemporary education is undergoing a paradigm-shift – from content delivery to process-learning, from isolated disciplines to inter-disciplinary learning, from lock-step progress to continuous progress, teacher-centric learning to student-centric learning, single instructional process to multiple instructional process, we have made our campus efficient to meet all these requirements posed by the paradigm-shift. Training & Placement Officer Mr.B.K.Bhatia, Dean of Student Dr. Yugal Khajuria and Faculty I/c Central Library Dr.Suparn Sharma also introduced their activities in great details. The session ended with a much extended interaction with students and parents.