Miss Arti Rathore, an alumnus of M.Sc. Biotechnology (Batch 2018-2020) of Shri Mata Vaishno Devi University, Katra, has qualified the prestigious National Junior Research Fellowship (JRF) Exam and eligibility for Assistant Professor conducted under the Joint CSIR-UGC Test June-2021. She obtained All India Rank 03 (AIR-3) in Life Sciences. Ms. Arti has been a recipient of the Student Merit Cum Means Scholarship Scheme (SMMSS) on account of her academic performance. She has been an all-rounder at the University and also actively participated in many academic events, cultural activities and fests. Prof. (Dr.) Ravindra Kumar Sinha, Vice Chancellor, SMVDU, congratulated the candidate and wished her a successful career ahead. Biotechnology is one of the illustrious Schools of the University offering Integrated and Master’s Program in Biotechnology catering to the needs of students in pursuit of quality education in the country. The state-of-art infrastructure available has honed the research skills of the students and scholars as is evident from the excellent publications, patents and placements.