SMVDU KATRA, 25th Oct. 2018. Shri Mata Vaishno Devi University organised its annual technical festival, Titiksha 2018, along with 5th International Conference on ‘Recent Trends and Advancements in Engineering and Technology’ (ICRTAET-18) where Dr. Ram Vishwakarma, Director, IIIM-CSIR, Jammu graced the occasion as a Chief Guest. Titiksha attracted a huge participation from more than 21 institutes across the country, whereas during the conference, more than 250 research papers will be presented by Indian and international delegates, including Germany, South Africa, France, and Netherlands. Titiskha will feature the events, such as Robo-war, Trebuchet, Game of Codes, RoboSchoker, A’ Maze Solver Clock, and alike, whereas 7 technical and academic sessions will be conducted during the conference, as reported Dr. Rakesh Jha, President, Board of Professional Activities, SMVDU. Previously, in his welcome address, Dr. Vishwakarma, Chief Guest and Director, IIIM-CSIR, Jammu deliberated upon the sincere efforts of the scientific community nationwide, and he was full of praise for SMVDU, while describing it an institution of high prestige. During the conference abstract-proceedings release, Dr V K Bhat, Registrar, DrYugalKhajuria, Dean of Students Welfare, Mr. Vinod Sharma Administrative Officer, Mr. Romesh Singh (KAS) Finance Officer, DrSumeet Gupta, Associate Dean (Academic Affairs), Mr. Samir Vohra, Assistant Registrar, and others were present. Dr Sanjeev Jain, Vice Chancellor, conveyed his best wishes to the organising teams, and expected substantial outcome.