SMVDU Katra, 24 October: Former Chief Justice of the Hon’ble Supreme Court of India, Justice T. S. Thakur (retd.) visited the campus of Shri Mata Vaishno Devi University Katra on 24th October. He visited all prominent laboratories of various departments like Mass Array lab and Bioinformatics Lab of Dept. of Biotechnology, 5G IOT Lab in the Dept. of Electronics and Communication Engineering, deferent other laboratories in Dept. of Mechanical Engineering, Dept. of Computer Science etc. where he also interacted with research scholars. He was also briefed about the activities and initiatives of Technology Business Incubation Center, which he appreciated a lot. He was also escorted to the newly constructed C&D Block of Basoli Hostel Building. He was extremely delighted to see the facilities made available in the hostel like common rooms, state-of-the-art building, dining area, sports facilities, and mess facilities etc. He applauded the efforts put in by the Vice Chancellor, faculty and staff of the University. Vice Chancellor Prof. Sanjeev Jain felicitated Sh. Thakur by presenting a memento. It is pertinent to mention that Sh. Thakur was the member of the Executive Council of the University and had attended the very first meeting of it on 30th September, 2000, which was chaired by the then Chairman and Chancellor of the University and the Governor of the State Sh. G. C. Saxena.