Ms. Pooja Khajuria has been declared qualified for the Doctor of Philosophy (Ph. D.) in Physics award by Shri Mata Vaishno Devi University, Katra. The candidate worked on the topic, titled “Synthesis, Structural and Spectral Studies of Some Rare Earth Doped Metal Zirconates” under Dr. Ram Prakash, Faculty, School of Physics, Shri Mata Vaishno Devi University. The researcher has published research papers indexed in SCI/SCIE-ranked journals and presented her study at various international and national conferences. The candidate has expressed gratitude for the experimental facilities provided by UGC- DAE Consortium for Scientific Research, Indore. Prof. R.K. Sinha, Vice-Chancellor, SMVDU, and other committee members congratulated the candidate and wished her a bright future.