SMVDU Katra. The research students of Shri Mata Vaishno Devi University (SMVDU) never miss a chance to bring laurels to the institution. Until recently, Ms. Verruchi Gupta, SRF, School of Biotechnology, presented a research paper entitled “Cloning & NGS analysis of gene encoding Asparaginase enzyme from a glacier in Northern Western Himalayas, J&K, India” in the 3rd International Conference on Clinical Metagenomics 2018 (ICCMg3) at University of Geneva, Switzerland. This prestigious international conference was organized by La fondation privée des HUG, Geneva where more than 200 scientists and delegates from UK, USA, Japan and European countries attended and presented their researches. Notably, Ms. Verruchi was the only flag-bearer from India who has been pursuing her doctoral research under the supervision of Prof. V.Verma and Dr. Shafaq Rasool in the School of Biotechnology, SMVDU. The candidate thanked her supervisors for their support and guidance, and expressed her gratitude to Dr. Sanjeev Jain, Vice-Chancellor, for providing doctoral students with a conducive environment for research in the university.