SMVDU Katra: Hon’ble Ministry of New and Renewable Energy, Govt. of India, approves fellowships for the academic programs of the Dept. of Energy Management, Shri Mata Vaishno Devi University, Katra. In response to the application for the Fellowship from SMVDU, the Ministry issued a letter on 12th May approving grant for fellowships to Ph.D. and M.Tech. students in New and Renewable Energy under the National Renewable Energy Fellowship (NREF) Program. Ministry has agreed to support 4 numbers of fellowships – JRF and SRF for Ph.D. and 10 fellowships for M.Tech. course in New and Renewable Energy for the academic session beginning from 2017-18. CSIR norms will be applicable for JRF and SRF and AICTE norms for M.Tech. fellowships under NREF.
It is pertinent to mention that Ministry specially informed to SMVDU that research fellows are encouraged to pursue research out of thrust areas of R&D identified by the Ministry available at the Ministry’s website. The fellowships will be disbursed following the DBT mechanism of the Govt. of India and further added that Dept. of Energy Management of Shri Mata Vaishno Devi University is the only dept. in the State of Jammu & Kashmir that offers M.Tech. and Ph.D. Programs in New and Renewable Energy. Vice Chancellor Dr. Sanjeev Jain congratulated Dr. S. Anand Head Dept. of Energy Management SMVDU.