Mr Gourav Kumar has been declared qualified for the Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) in the School of Computer Science and Engineering by Shri Mata Vaishno Devi University (SMVDU). The candidate has worked on the topic, entitled” Hybrid Evolutionary Neural Networks Approach for Stock Market Prediction” under Prof. Sanjeev Jain, Vice-Chancellor, Central University of Jammu and Dr Uday Pratap Singh, Associate Professor, School of Mathematics, SMVDU. Mr Gourav Kumar has published various research papers in SCI/SCIE-indexed journals and presented his research papers at international and national conferences. At present, the candidate is working at Satish Dhawan Centre for Space Sciences, Central University of Jammu. The scholar expresses his gratitude to the School of Computer Science and Engineering, SMVD University, for providing all necessary facilities and support during his research. Prof. R.K. Sinha, Vice-Chancellor, SMVDU, and other committee members congratulated Mr. Gourav Kumar and wished him a bright future.