SMVDU, Katra 26thNov. 2018. The School of Philosophy & Culture (SoPC) of Shri Mata Vaishno Devi University (SMVDU), Katra, convened its Board of Studies meeting on 26th Nov. 2018 in the Conference Room of the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences (FoHSS) which was was chaired by Prof. (Dr.) D. Mukhopadhyay, Dean, FoHSS. The meeting was attended by Prof. (Dr.) Sanil V. from the Dept. of Humanities and Social Sciences, IIT Delhi, Dr. Sumeet Gupta, Associate Dean (Academic Affairs), SMVDU, Dr. Anil Kumar Tewari, Head, SoPC, Dr. MadhuMangalChaturvedi, Asst. Prof. and Mr. SumantaSarathi Sharma, Asst. Prof., SoPC. The Board discussed the matters pertaining to different courses offered by the School of UG and PG students of engineering and sciences. The School placed a proposal of the Project for Epistemic and Spiritual Empowerment of People (PESEC) before the members of the Board. Under this open project, the School envisages to launch different certificate courses useful for various working group in the society. The Board also discussed the possibility of offering a postgraduate program in Vedic Studies along with the existing Master of Philosophy and PhD programs. The proceeding was conducted by the Head of the School Dr. Tewari. The meeting concluded with a vote of thanks to the chair.