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Jammu, February 12: SMVDU successfully organized a day-long first edition of the National Open Day @ SMVDU on 10th February 2024. The University opened its gate to the schools and colleges and witnessed a huge footfall of graduating students from across the Jammu and Udhampur regions, excited and eager to explore the possibilities of education in the university. The Open Day was organized by the university to provide a chance to the school and college students to visit and experience the university first hand. The students were provided a vivid and detailed depiction on the courses being offered and on accommodation and other facilities in the campus. More than 250 students belonging to different academic streams, accompanied by their faculty members participated enthusiastically in the event.
The participating colleges included GDC Reasi, GDC Udhampur, Women Degree College Udhampur, Parade College Jammu, GDC Akhnoor, GDC R S Pura ,GDC Paloura among others. The programme started with the morning session at the Matrika auditorium .The Associate Dean, Alumni and International affairs, Dr. Mir Irfan welcomed the visiting students and briefly explained the purpose and importance of the event. He urged the students to utilize the opportunity to learn about the current trends and updates on technological advancements in the area they wish to pursue. Prof. Balbir Singh ,Dean (Academic Affairs) showcased the details of the academic programmes being offered by the university and emphasized on the limitless opportunities for knowledge and career building through these programmes. Dean ,Students Welfare ,Prof. Raghvendra Mishra gave an insight of the accommodation, cultural ,sports and other related facilities provided to the students in the university campus. The Honorable Vice Chancellor, SMVDU, Prof. Pragati Kumar also addressed the guest students and faculty. He accentuated the invaluable role of such open day events in decision making for a student’s prospective career. He also assured that the university shall be very soon organizing the second edition of the event. In the afternoon session the students visited the various departments of the university , interacted with the faculty and students, inspected and queried on the ongoing research in various labs. They were guided by the NSS volunteers of SMVDU to a tour around the hostels, library and other campus facilities. The visiting students showed immense visible exhilaration throughout the tour .During the feedback in the evening session the students narrated their excitement and shared their enriching experience and the take away of the tour. In the end the Vote of thanks was presented by the Dean, Alumni and International affairs and coordinator of the event Dr. Yugal Khajuria. The event was very effectively coordinated by the Coordinator and Co-Coordinators of the event, Dr. Ratna Chandra ,Dr. Shafaq Rasool, Dr. Sakshi Arora , Dr. Mir Irfan, Dr. Ankush Raina ,Dr. Gautam Narula ,Dr. Vijay Kumar Sharma under the initiative and guidance of the Honorable Vice Chancellor, SMVDU, Prof. Pragati Kumar.