One-week Faculty Development Program on “Research Avenues and Challenges in Industry 4.0” began at Shri Mata Vaishno Devi University, Katra, being organized by the Faculty Development Centre (FDC) in collaboration with the School of Mechanical Engineering (SoME) Prof. Ravindra Kumar Sinha, Vice-Chancellor, SMVDU, during the inaugural address emphasised the importance of science and technology, academia-industry collaboration in the overall development of the country and its people.
Dr. Balbir Singh, Coordinator, Workshop, welcomed all participants across 18 states of the country and highlighted the advancement of various technologies such as IoT, big data, cyber security, cloud computing, and others which led to the fourth industrial revolution. Prof. E. Muthusamy, Dean, Faculty of Engineering, SMVDU, conveyed appreciation for all participants for upgrading their professional skills. Dr. Supran Sharma, FDC, Coordinator, SMVDU, highlighted the vision of FDC in developing the skills of the faculty members through various FDPs and workshops in the latest fields/Technologies.Prof. S.K. Saha from IIT Delhi initiated a team-based online project (TOP) scheme to have active learning by all participants from this FDP. Sh. NS Jamwal, Registrar, SMVDU conveyed his best wishes to all the participants for this knowledge journey, a step towards industry 4.0 adoption by Indian industries.