SMVDU Katra, Nov. 2018. Shri Mata Vaishno Devi University is famous for imparting out-of-the-box learning to its pupils, and in this context the School of Languages & Literature recently organised an educational tour to Indian Institute of Advanced Study (IIAS), Shimla where the students and research scholars of languages & literature visited the prestigious institute and got a chance to get acquainted with the glorious past of the country. Around 40 students and research scholars along with the faculty members, namely Dr. Amitabh V. Dwivedi, Dr. SimranPreet Kaur and Dr. Ranbir Kaur, who assisted the students to Lalit Kala Academy; State Library; State Museum; and other buildings of literary and cultural importance during their four-day visit. The students showed keen interest in the rich literary and cultural heritage of the region, and their conduct during the tour was well appreciated, as reported by Dr. Dwivedi, coordinator of the educational tour & head of the school. The students thanked the coordinator for organising such academic activities in the school, and hoped for such learning experiences in future as well. The tour was the part of extension learning activities, regularly held in the school each semester. All students submitted a report on their return, and awarded with a certificate. Dr. Amitabh V. Dwivedi expressed his gratitude to Dr. Sanjeev Jain, Vice-Chancellor (SMVDU), for providing the school with such opportunity for collaborative learning.