aaA Two-day International Conference on Renewable Energy for Sustainable Environment: Challenges and Remedies successfully concluded at SMVDU on 21st March 2017. The valedictory was presided over by Prof. V. K. Bhat, Dean of Sciences and the Registrar, SMVDU. The conference was organized by Dept. of Energy Management, the only institute in the State to offer such an interdisciplinary post graduate and doctoral studies in the Renewable Energy and Energy Management. The event was inaugurated by Mr. Chander Parkash Ganga, Hon’ble Minister for Industries and Commerce, J&K Govt with Prof. N. K. Bansal, Ex Vice Chancellor, SMVDU, Prof. D. Bhddhi, Vice Chancellor Suresh Gyan Vihar University in Jaipur, Prof. N. A. Rahim, UMPEDA Centre, University of Malaya, Malaysia being some of the prominent speakers. Dr. Sanjeev Anand, Convener of the conference briefed the participants about the conference. He apprised that the conference saw participation from around 150 participants from all across the state, country and abroad. The conference had 3 plenary speeches, 7 Keynote speeches and 14 Invited speeches by the speakers from within the country and abroad. There were many technical sessions for the oral and poster presentations.
Prof. V. K. Bhat in his valedictory address congratulated the organising team of the conference on its success. On the occasion, Prof. V.K. Bhat presented the awards for the best oral presentations in individual technical sessions to Miss. Samiksha Sikarwar, BBAU Lucknow, Mr. Satish K. Yadav, Lucknow Univ, Mr. Vinayak V Pathak, Gurukul Kangri, Haridwar and Mr. Sanjay Sharma, SMVDU. The awards for the best poster presentation in individual sessions were distributed to Miss. Vidya lakshmi, Central Univ. Rajasthan, Miss. Anita Verma, BBAU Lucknow, Miss. Mahak Gupta and Miss. Parushi Nagotra, Univ. of Jammu, Miss. Priyanka Chaudhary and Mr. Shakti Singh, BBAU Lucknow.