SMVDU Katra 3rd November: Annual Technical Festival – Titiksha 2017 and the 4th International Conference on ‘Recent Trends and Advancements in Engineering and Technology’ (ICRTAET-17) inaugurated at Shri Mata Vaishno Devi University on 3rd November. The three-day technical festival is all set to portray the extravaganza of technical and innovative skills of students of the university as well as the participants from more than 41 other institutions. The events like Robo-war, circuit-maker, catapult, hurdle-race, robo-relay-race, exploring-DNA, cypher-trivia, hydraulic-arm etc. will engage competitors into tough tests and problem-solving challenges.
In the conference, more than 300 research papers will be presented by delegates from reputed institutions like IITs, NITs and other institutions. There will be 5 technical sessions which will be conducted in various engineering departments. Dr. Rakesh Jha, Asst. Professor, School of Electronics and Communication Engineering and President Board of Professional Activities welcomed the delegates and presented the theme of the conference. Release of abstract-proceedings of conference also took place.
The Chief Guest on the occasion was Dr. Rajneesh Anand, Chief Scientist CSIR-IIIM Jammu. Describing SMVDU as a university of high prestige, he gave his wishes to all the participants from different colleges. The inaugural was also embellished by Aarshi Kalas, on the notes “Bol mitti deya bhaavya” which was well applauded by the audience. Dr. V. K. Bhat Registrar, Sh. Vinod Sharma Administrative Officer, Dr. Swarkar Sharma and all the faculty and staff members were present on the occasion. Dr. Yugal Khajuria, Dean of Students, conducted a review meeting today and discussed the necessary arrangements. Vice Chancellor Prof. Sanjeev Jain conveyed his good wishes to the organizing team and hoped substantial outcome from the conference.