SMVDU Katra: Upon the approval of the Chancellor and the Governor of J&K State, Sh. N.N. Vohra, who is also the Chairman of the Executive Council of Shri Mata Vaishno Devi University, three new engineering programs (B.Tech.) are being introduced in the University from the academic session beginning from July 2018. These programs are B.Tech. in Civil Engineering, Electrical Engineering and Food Technology; and will be run fully as per All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) norms. Keeping in view the demand of these programs in the region, and for better educational opportunity for youth, the Universities identified these disciplines. Accordingly, new departments are being created and their respective Board of Studies are meeting shortly for designing curriculum, keeping in view the need of the industry, infrastructure sector, and significant rise in the food processing industry. The Academic Council of the University will be discussing the curriculum in its meeting to be held in the next week.
Vice Chancellor Prof. Sanjeev Jain is taking all measures and supervision all necessary development and establishment activities for launching the new programs. The University is also initiating its own entrance examination – Shri Mata Vaishno Devi University Engineering Entrance (SMVDUEE) from this year for encouraging quality intake from all corners of the country. This examination will be held in the month of April this year. By addition of these new programs, there are now 7 engineering programs (including Bachelor of Architecture) in the University.