SMVDU Katra, November 2019. A two day North Zone Vice Chancellors Meet (16th -17th November 2019), organised by the Association of Indian Universities (AIU), New Delhi, was concluded today at Shri Mata Vaishno Devi University (SMVDU), Katra, J&K, where more than sixty Vice Chancellors and Directors of various institutions, including the Officers of NAAC, AICTE, and other government bodies were engaged in a serious discussion on employability, education and entrepreneurship. During the Valedictory Session, Prof. RK Sinha, Vice-Chancellor, Shri Mata Vaishno Devi University (SMVDU), Katra, graced the occasion as the Chief Guest. He expressed his gratitude to Dr. (Mrs.) Pankaj Mittal for providing SMVDU an opportunity to organise the North Zone Vice Chancellors Meet. During his welcome speech, he raised some significant existential issues and challenges of higher education institutions, addressing what and how education is helping out to get clean air, water and sustainable development. He also emphasised that alternate systems are perhaps required, and we need to give importance to our natural resources. He emphasised that we need to make a fine balance between what is good and beautiful in past and present. At the onset, Prof. VK Bhat, Registrar, SMVDU, presented a welcome note, and thanked all the dignitaries. Dr. Amitabh V Dwivedi, Chairperson, Media Cell, and Dr. Saurabh, Head, School of Management, presented a brief report on the two day event, encapsulating the information of the five sessions. Dr. Rama Devi Pani, Editor, AIU Newsletter, presented a vote of thanks.