Governor NN Vohra, who is also Chancellor of the Shri Mata Vaishno Devi University (SMVDU), today called for promotion of entrepreneurship by very early making the Technology Business Incubation Center (TBIC) fully functional.
He was chairing the 25th meeting of the Executive Council of the University at Kakryal, Katra, today. The Department of Science and Technology, Government of India, has sanction Rs. 18.14 crore for TBIC to be set up in SMVDU.
The Chancellor also inspected the ongoing work of the Rs. 16.33 crore 306 bed Basholi Boys Hostel, and directed its time bound completion. He also inspected the site for construction of the additional 418 bed hostel for girls at an estimated cost of Rs. 36.25 crore.
The Chancellor advised the Vice Chancellor to very early bring up a well considered perspective plan, keeping in view the university's mandate to provide technical education of the highest standards.
In this context the Governor decided to hold a special meeting of the Executive Council to discuss the perspective plan to be drawn up by the VC.
The Council approved establishment of an Industrial Research & Development (IRD) section in SMVDU to provide a sharper focus on Research and Consultancy in the University and to streamline and strengthen the administrative and managerial processes involved.
VC informed the Council that with a view to facilitate overall development of students and foster sportsmanship, self-confidence and initiative amongst them, the university has taken a number of initiatives for promoting sports activities on the campus. Besides, taking up development of the Stadium Ground and other facilities for outdoor sports activities, the students have been encouraged to participate in inter-university tournaments.
VC reported that the 4th Alumni Meet was held on the University campus on 13th August 2016. 05 Alumni interactions have been conducted in various Departments/Schools during the period 1st August till 28th September, 2016.
The social web group of SMVDU Alumni has 1509 active members who have been interacting and sharing views, experiences etc.
The VC informed that the university has opened a Linked-in Account which is continually updated with the events and achievements of the university and is also being utilized for publicizing about the recruitment process. Over 2000 alumni of the university are now linked to the University's Linked In Account.