SMVDU Katra, April 2019. The first quarter of the year 2019 has brought good news for Shri Mata Vaishno Devi University, Katra. Under the able leadership of Dr. Sanjeev Jain, Vice-Chancellor, SMVDU, the university has improved its ranking and is ranked at 85th position as against 94th rank obtained last year in the Engineering Universities/Institutes of India, in the recently announced NIRF 2019 rankings declared by the Ministry of Human Resource Development, Government of India. Not only the 9th rank rise is a matter of joy for students and faculty members, but also quite significantly, the School of Business, SMVDU, has entered into the Elite Club of top 100 Business Schools of the country. Besides this, the university has retained its position among the top 150 universities of the country. Moreover, in the overall ranking, the university stands among the top 150 institutions of higher learning in the country for the first time. The faculty members and administration is looking forward to looking forward to more such endeavours in future which establish the name of the University not only in India but abroad too.