SMVDU Katra, October 2019. A week long TEQIP-III sponsored Short Term Course on “Engineering Optimization” concluded today at SMVDU katra. The course started on 21st October, 2019 with participants from and outside J&K. During this week long course, the experts from IITs, Industry and JNTU Hyderabad interacted with the participants attending the course. The course was organized jointly by the School of Mechanical Engineering, SMVD University, Katra and the Department of Mechanical Engineering, JNTU Hyderabad. The participants also visited Dabur industries, Bari Brahmana, Jammu as a part of the course, where many aspects of optimization were discussed with the participants. During the valedictory session held today, Prof. Pradeep Kumar, IIT Roorkee, was the chief guest. The course involved a series of sessions on various optimization techniques and their role in engineering applications. The coordinator of the course Dr. Ankush Anand, Assoc. Prof., School of Mechanical Engineering, SMVD University, Katra presented the report on the proceedings of the course and thanked all the participants and the organizing team members in making this event successful. Mr. Amit Kumar Sinha, Asst. Prof., SME, SMVDU was the organizing secretary of this week long STC. Dr. R.K. Mishra, Head, SME, SMVDU, Katra, faculty and staff members were also present during the valedictory session. Mr. Ankush Raina, Asst. Prof., SME, carried out the proceedings during the last day.