SMVDU Katra, MAR 2020. Under academic-industry interation, an industrial visit to the railway tunnel construction site, Bagha (Reasi) was arranged for the first year students of B.Tech Mechanical Engineering, Shri Mata Vaishno Devi University (SMVDU).
Dr. Balbir Singh, Faculty, SMVDU, coordinated the visit, accompanied by the senior faculty members, Dr. Ankush Anand and Dr. Sanjay Mohan Sharma, to the Mega Tunnelling Project in 111 km Katra-Banihal section in Udhampur-Srinagar-Baramulla New BG railway line-a project undertaken by M/s Patel Engineering Ltd.
Dr. RK Mishra, Head, School of Mechanical Engineering, SMVDU, laid emphasis on learning new technology to equip students for the future challenges. Officials on site provided practical insights to the students about latest machinery being used for the construction of tunnel in tough terrain in the regions.