SMVDU Katra, November 2019. The School of Physics (SoP), Shri Mata Vaishno Devi University (SMVDU), Katra, organized an invited lecture by Prof. Sanjay Puri, Professor, School of Physical Sciences, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi, on “Kinematics of Phase Transitions”. Prof. Puri mainly focused on the examples of pattern formation in the kinetics of phase transitions. He addressed and introduced the audience in various states of matter, phase diagrams, phase transitions, phases of matter, dynamics of ordering and phase separations and many other ar-eas of the contemporary research in an interactive session. The students and faculty members of the university attended the lecture as reported by the organizer and coordinator, Dr. Vivek K. Singh. At the onset, Dr. Kamni Pathania, Faculty, School of Physics, welcomed the Prof. Puri, and Prof. A.K. Sharma, Head, SoP, along with the faculty members of SoP, presented a me-mento to Prof. Puri as a token of gratitude and appreciation.