SMVDU Katra, 16thAug,18. Mr. Deepak Sharma, a staff member of the School of Computer Science and Engineering, Shri Mata Vaishno Devi University, Katra has been declared qualified for the award of the Degree of Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D) in Electrical Engineering by National Institute of Technology, (NIT) Srinagar (J&K). He worked on the research topic, titled “Performance Investigation of a Three-Phase Improved Power Quality Converter for Supply side Perturbations” under the supervision of Dr. A. H. Bhat and Prof. Aijaz Ahmed, Department of Electrical Engineering, NIT, Srinagar. Mr. Sharma has also authored two books in Computer Science and Engineering, and he has presented and published papers in prestigious conferences and journals respectively. Mr. Sharma thanked the university for encouraging him to excel and the authorities for their kind support and cooperation.