SMVDU Katra: Padam Shri Professor K. L. Chopra, father of thin-film technology, Ex-Director, Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur, interacted with first year students of B.Tech. and M.Tech. at Shri Mata Vaishno Devi University yesterday. Professor Chopra highlighted the importance of basic Sciences in Engineering and challenging areas where today’s engineers shall work to meet urgent issues being faced by our country and its citizens. Professor Chopra advised students to broaden their horizon by adopting multi-disciplinary approaches, project based learning and use of latest technology to make products using local resources for common masses as well as industries. Dr. Balbir Singh, Head, Department of Mechanical Engineering expressed vote of thanks to Professor K. L. Chopra for his interactive and motivational sessions with students of SMVDU. It is pertinent to note that professor Chopra is member of the Executive Council and Academic Audit Committee of the University.