SMVDU Katra, 27 Dec. 2018. Two top institutes of Jammu & Kashmir region, Shri Mata Vaishno Devi University (SMVDU) and IIT, Jammu signed anMoU to affirm the value of collaboration and to exchange information related to research activities. Dr. Sanjeev Jain, Vice-Chancellor, SMVDU, and Prof. Manoj Singh Gaur, Director, IIT, Jammu signed the Mou in the presence of Prof. V. K. Bhat, Registrar, SMVDU; Mr. Naresh Kumar, OSD, IIT, Jammu; and Dr. Rahul Salunkhe, MoU Coordinator, IIT, Jammu. Both institutes agreed to promote joint research projects, joint consultancy, with particular emphasis on national and internationally funded projects; and joint supervision of postgraduate and Ph.D. students, while sharing infrastructure for facility members and students. The institutions also agreed topromote expert lectures by faculty members for B.Tech/M. Tech students of both institutes. A consensus was also made on conducting joint conferences/ short term courses/workshop/seminar on topics of mutual interest.The aim of the MOU is to enable co-operations in the research fields and to mutually benefit each other. The periodic implementation of this agreement would be coordinated by Dr. R.K. Jha, Associate Dean, R&D, SMVDU; Dr. UdayPratap Singh, Associate Professor, School of Mathematics of SMVDU and Dr. ShivnathMajumdar, Associate Dean (R&C), IIT, Jammu.