SMVDU Katra, 1st April 2019. A four-week Orientation Program commenced from 1st April 2019 at the Faculty Development Centre (FDC) of Shri Mata Vaishno Devi University (SMVDU), Katra. Dr. Bijoy Boruah, Professor of Philosophy, Department of Humanities and Social Sciences, IIT Ropar, was the Chief Guest of the inaugural session which was presided by Prof. (Dr.) D. Mukhopadhyay, Dean, Faculty of Management & Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, and Coordinator, FDC, SMVDU. After the welcome address, Prof. D. Mukhopadhyay, Dr. Pabitra K. Jena, Coordinator of the program, introduced the scheme of the topics to be covered during one month which will conclude on 30th April 2019. In his inaugural address, Prof. Boruah, emphasized the need of an intensive interaction between the senior professors of various disciplines and the young recruits of the universities and colleges. The orientation program is organized through the Faculty Development Centre (funded by MHRA, Govt. of India under the Pandit Madan Mohan Malviya National Mission on Teachers and Teaching scheme) to facilitate personal, instructional, organizational and professional development of young teachers of higher education. The inaugural session was conducted by Dr. Anil Kumar Tewari (Co-coordinator of the program) and Mr. Anoop Sharma (Co-coordinator) delivered the vote of thanks. The program is being attended by the young faculty members of various institutions of higher learning across the country. Eminent professors of various disciplines are invited to guide them in the formation days of their career.