SMVDU Katra 19thSept,18. The School of Languages & Literature organised one-day National Doctoral Students Conclave today at Shri Mata Vaishno Devi University, Katra (SMVDU) where research scholars of J&K universities and other states, participated and presented their papers on various topics, including Dalit Studies, Queer Studies, Public Sphere, Western Pahari Languages, Management, Philosophy and Cultural Studies. Notably, the School of Languages & Literature is a leading research-oriented department in the university which organises academic events and activities on regular basis. During the inaugural session, Prof. D. Mukhopadhyay, Dean, Faculty of Humanities & Social Sciences, SMVDU graced the occasion as a chief guest. He emphasised on the qualities of a good research and researcher, while enumerating that iteration process of methods, questions and data is important. On this occasion, the school also felicitated NET & SET qualified students of the school, Dr. Amitabh V. Dwivedi, Coordinator & Head, School of Languages & Literature reported. Many quality papers were presented, and based on their presentations three scholars, namely Ms. BhushanShamra, Ms. Ayushi& Ms. ParulPriya were awarded with cash prize and certificates, says Dr. Anurag Kumar, Convener. The organising committee thanked Dr. Ashok K. Tarai, Dr. Swarkar Sharma, Dr. Sadaf Shah, and Dr. VeenetTyagi for evaluating the presentations. The Conclave ended with a vote of thanks presented by Dr. SimranPreet Kaur & Dr. Ranbir Kaur. Prof. Sanjeev Jain, Vice-Chancellor, conveyed best wishes to the School, and wished that such events should be organised often.