SMVDU Katra, 8th Oct. 2018. The Human Development Center at Shri Mata Vaishno Devi University organized one-week Faculty Development Program (FDP) on ‘Research Methodology’ from 08th -12th Oct.18, which was inaugurated in the Matrika Auditorium. Dr. Shailla Cannie, Dean, Faculty of Nursing & Principal, was the Chief Guest of the event, whereas Prof. D. Mukhopadhyay, Director, H.R.D.C., chaired the inaugural session while gracing the occasion as the Guest of Honor. Dr. M. M. Chaturvedi introduced the theme of the FDP while emphasizing the need to master the existing methods & techniques of quantitative analysis along with new techniques suitable to Indian context. Prof. Mukhopadhyay asked the participants to take the full benefit of this program while expressing his delight that H.R.D.C. has been upgraded to Faculty Development Center (FDC) under the PMMMNMTT scheme of MHRD, GoI. The Chief Guest, Dr. Shailla Cannie, expressed her satisfaction that SMVDU regularly organizes such programs, aiming at empowering research scholars and faculty towards better research. The FDP attracted a huge participation from different parts of India, including Andhra, Odisha, Punjab, Uttar Pradesh, Uttarakhand, and others. Dr. Sanjeev Jain, Vice-Chancellor, emphasized that such events should be organized often, and congratulated the H.R.D.C. team. The vote of thanks was presented by Dr. Sushil Mehta. The inaugural session was also attended by Dr. Anil K. Tewari, Head, School of Philosophy & Culture, Ms. Kanchan Gupta, and other faculty members and research scholars of the university.