Katra: A week long Short Term Course on “Tribology for Sustainable Development” concluded today at SMVDU. The course was being hosted by the School of Mechanical Engineering, Shri Mata Vaishno Devi University. As informed by the course coordinators Dr. Mir Irfan Ul Haq (Asst. Prof., School of Mechanical Engineering) and Dr. Ankush Raina (Asst. Prof., School of Mechanical Engineering) the course was attended by students, scholars and faculty members of various institutes of the country. The course was designed to address the issue of sustainability aspects in tribology, an important field of mechanical engineering. The prominent speakers who delivered lectures during the week long course include Dr. S Anand Kumar (IIT Jammu), Dr. Hiralal Bhowmick (Thapar University), Prof. M F Wani (NIT Srinagar), Dr. Manjesh Kumar Singh (IIT Kanpur), Dr. Deepak Kumar (IIT Delhi) and other senior faculty members of SMVDU. Every lecture was followed by an interactive session wherein the participants cleared their doubts about the new advancements in the field. The course ended with a feedback session with the participants. During the valedictory function the various faculty members who spoke include Mr. Deepak Kumar, Dr. Sanjay Mohan Sharma, Dr. Balbir Singh, Dr. Ankush Anand. Dr. R.K.Mishra (HoD, SME) presided over the function and congratulated the participants for their interest and their quest for knowledge even during the difficult times. The coordinators thanked the university authorities and the members of the organizing team Dr. Rajiv Kumar, Mr. Karan, Mr. Sudesh and Mr. Vivudh for the successful event.