Weeklong Workshop on Data Analytics with Python Commenced at Bhaderwah Campus

Bhaderwah, May 7 : Department of Computer Science and IT , Bhaderwah Campus in collaboration with Indian Institute of Technology –Roorkee (IIT Roorkee) today organized week long workshop on “Faculty Development Programme on data analytics with Python at Bhaderwa Campus here today. The week long programme is being organized by Department of Computer Science and IT , Bhaderwah Campus in collaboration with Indian Institute of Technology –Roorkee (IIT Roorkee). This workshop is a part of “Golden Jublee Celebration of University of Jammu. The workshop was inaugurated by Rector Bhaderwah Campus, Chief Guest and Patron of this workshop , Prof. Anil K. Raina in presence of Dr. Srriraman Raja Gopalan as IT expert , Dr Jatinder Manhas Head Computer Science and IT and Organizing Secretary of this workshop, Dr Neeraj Sharma HOD IME , event Coordinator Dr Abid Sarwar and computer expects from different Universities of the stats. The workshop commenced with the lighting of lamp. More than 70 participants (Academic and Research Scholars) from different Universities and the state and outside the state are attending this workshop. The aim behind this workshop is to make aware the budding computer experts about this new technology which is data analytics with Python. Speaking on the occasion , Rector Bhaderwah Campus and Patron of this workshop , Prof. Anil K. Raina while congratulating the Department of Computer Science and IT , Bhaderwah Campus and Indian Institute of Technology –Roorkee (IIT Roorkee) for organizing this workshop on the latest technology. “This workshop was possible only with the tireless efforts of Dr Jatinder Manhas who being the Organizing Secretary of this event held series of correspondence with IIT Roorkee in getting this event done,” he said adding further informed that soon Bhaderwah Campus and IIT Rurkee will sign MOU which will help further to organize more FacultyDevelopment Programmes. Dr. Sriraman Rajagopalan IT expert form IIT Roorkee in his detailed Power Point Presentation, spoke on the technical aspect of this workshop he said that Python is a general-purpose programming language that is becoming more and more popular for doing data science. “Companies worldwide are using Python to harvest insights from their data and get a competitive edge. “It is really a great experience to work with department of Computer Sciences Bhaderwah Campus and this workshop will further strengthen the relations between IIT Roorkee and Bhaderwah Campus,” He futher said that this one week faculty development programme (FDP) on “Open Source Technologies in Data Science with special focus on PYTHON” from 6 th to 11 th May, 2018 will discuss many issues. “The workshop on FDP will discuss issues related to Artificial Intelligence, Deep Learning,and Image Analytics with particular emphasis on the emerging research paradigms in data science with respect to its applications in various fields,” he added Dr Prof. Sanjeev Manhas Principal Investigator E&ICT Academy of IIT Ruorkee who is instrumental in organizing this workshop interacted with the participants through online mode. Dr. Jatinder Manhas, head computer sciences and organizing secretary of this event presented a formal welcome to the participants. “I am thankful to all the guests who are part of the weeklong event. This workshop was possible only due to the support and guidance extended by the Rector Bhaderwah Campus Prof. Anil. K. Raina,” He said that during this workshop focus will be on the themes: (a) Artificial Intelligence & Machine Learning Algorithms (b) Deep Neural Networks (c) Medical Image Processing (d) Data Science initiatives in medical diagnosis, etc. (e) IoT Technology. “The five days event include three technical theory sessions followed by practical hands on lab session every day. Later Dr Abid Sarwar event coordinator presented formal vote of thanks.

Plantation Drive

Recognizing the importance of promoting environmental awareness amongst students, the Bhaderwah Campus University of Jamamu launched plantation drive and an awareness programme on ‘Go Green’ initiative on aimed to involve students, teachers, and staff alike. More than 2000 saplings of Deodar and several other varieties planted during the month long drive in the campus. Rector Bhaderwah Campus, Prof G. M. Bhat distributed saplings to the students and staff members and asked them to plant the same in whole premises of the campus and all participants also took a pledge to protect the environment and eco-system. Prof G. M. Bhat informed that the objective of the go green campaign and plantation on of 2000 saplings of Dedodar in campus premises is to create awareness and usefulness of Plants and cleanliness and creating eco-friendly atmosphere in and around Bhaderwah Campus

One Week Faculty Development Program (FDP) in Machine Learning in Collaboration with IIT Roorkee at Bhaderwah Campus.

The faculty development program was organized by the Department of Computer Sciences & IT, in collaboration with IIT Roorkee w.e.f 25th to 29th May, 2018. The FDP discussed various issues related to Artificial intelligence, Deep learning, and Image analytics with particular emphasis on the emerging research paradigms in data science with respect to its applications in various fields. The five days’ event included three theory technical sessions followed by practical hands on lab session every day. The Chief Guest Prof. R.D. Sharma Hon’ble Vice Chancellor University of Jammu, discussed the importance of such events in the curriculum of PG Courses. He appreciated the initiative taken by the faculty of MCA department Dr. Jatinder Manhas (Local Coordinator) & Dr. Abid Sarwar (Organizing secretary) under the able guidance of Prof. G. M. Bhat Rector Bhaderwah Campus for collaborating with prestigious and Premier institutes of India like IIT Roorkee. He also said that such collaborations improve the overall personality of academicians, researchers, scholars and students. He also said that Bhaderwah campus is an active campus where many events take place that help in overall development of students. He also thanked the resource persons from IIT Roorkee & SMVDU for training the participants on latest trends relevant to the current technological era. Prof. G M Bhat, Rector Bhaderwah Campus university of Jammu also appreciated the Department of computer Science & IT for coordinating with E&ICT academy IIT Roorkee for conducting such technical workshop at Bhaderwah Campus. Prof. Lalit Sen Sharma Convener of FDP and Prof. Vinod Sharma laid stress upon the importance of such faculty development programs for keeping the faculty and scholars upBrest with the current trends in technology.

Bhaderwah Campus, University of Jammu Celebrates “Ehsaas: Ek Din Nawazi Mehmanoun (Differently abled) Ke Sath”

Keeping its commitment to sensitize the society at large towards the important section of society comprising the “Nawazein” or differently abled, the Bhaderwah Campus, University of Jammu observed, “Ehsaas: Ek Din Nawazi Mehmanoun (Differently abled) Ke Sath”, on the pattern of “Ehsaas: Ek Din Buzurgoun (old aged) ke Saath” observed last year on October 3rd 2017. The word “Nawazein” is coined by Prof G.M. Bhat, Rector Bhaderwah Campus to acknowledge the fact that these Differently abled are actually differently blessed by Almighty and the need to change the discouraging approach of society at large towards “Nawazein” (Differently abled). Total 51 guests participated who were warmly received by students, scholars, faculty, members of civil society, non-teaching staff, students of Little Angles School and Rector with the rhythmic applaud, showering petals, ceremonial band and rangoli. In his welcome address, Prof G. M. Bhat, Rector Bhaderwah Campus welcomed the guests of the day and encouraged them to believe in themselves and achieve the best and be inspirational to their peers and to the society. Dr. Vandana Sharma, Associate Professor, Central University of Jammu, highlighted the significance and responsibilities of the academic institutions in the formation of civilized society through such events. Colonel DD Pandey, Commanding Officer,4 Rashtriya Rifles, Bhaderwah, the Chief Guest of the programme appreciated the vision of Prof GM Bhat and the role of Bhaderwah Campus, University of Jammu, under his guidance in the formation of sensitive society by bringing the marginalized and the main stream on the common platform to share their feelings and emotions. Invited navaazein mehmaan Prof Irshad Hussain Shah, Senior Assistant Professor, Government College for Women, Parade, Jammu in his address motivated the guests and encouraged them to take their disabilities as challenge given to them by Almighty. He assured help if one shows obedience, fortitude and determination, as proven by a number of examples that include John Milton, Helen Keller, Thomas Nash and Stephen Hawking etc. He encouraged the guests to make best use of technology and contribute in the development of the nation. He also felt and shared the significance of such events and thanked Prof G. M. Bhat for reaching the grass root level and hearing the unheard. Navaazein mehmaan Master Sanjay Vidrohi from School for Blind, Roopnagar Jammu, enthralled and inspired the audience with his poetry recitation. Another navaazein mehmaan, Nadir performed a mesmerizing dance item. Students from the School of Education & Little Angels School presented various cultural items for the guests that included songs, skits, dances etc. The students of the campus also made the navaazein mehmaan aware with many government schemes like Nirmaya, Sehyog, Samartha etc. through which the guests may be benefitted. Later, the students of various departments of the campus, scholars, faculty members, students of Little Angles School were divided into small families which were dedicated to each navaazein mehmaan individually for the day, during which they shared their experiences, expectations and apprehensions to evolve mutual understanding. The programme concluded with the address by some of the navaazein mehmaan, and the final address by Prof. G.M. Bhat, in which he showed his intention to make such programs annual feature so that the society may become better and better with each such event.

Prof. Campbell from UK Interacts with Women Folk of JU Bhaderwah Campus

Prof. Ben Campbel, a learned anthropologist from University of Durham United Kingdom, interacted with the women folk of Bhaderwah Campus, 5University of Jammu. During his interaction, Prof Campbel dwelt upon the status of women folk in context with their socio-cultural contributions in the marginal landscapes of Himalayas. In a case study on the subsistence farming and alternative energy sources in Langtang National park, Nepal, he explained how efficiently the community participation and local governance can help raising the socio-economic fabric of marginalized rural class in Himalayas. He narrated to the audience the success story of how Yak Cheese, small scale industrial setup has successfully established its production and marketing at domestic and international cheese market. He emphasized upon the researchers of different backgrounds and women stakeholders to join hands together and work for the strengthening and upliftment of marginalized women folk of Himalayas, especially the nomads. Prof. G.M. Bhat impressed upon the faculty members and researchers of Institute of Mountain Environment to jointly work on the models for providing alternate energy resources especially the Gobar Gas options to the Gujjar and Gaddi communities living at tree line to meet their energy requirement in a cleaner and sustainable way. The marathon interactions started with the question answer session and ended with the recommendations and strategies, Bhaderwah Campus will adopt in the future to deal with the energy requirement of mountain communities.

The five days All India Painters Camp concluded at Bhadarwah Campus

The five days All India Painters Camp concluded at Bhadarwah Campus organized by Jammu and Kashmir Academy of Arts, Culture and Languages (JKAACL). The valedictory function of this All India Painters Camp held at the auditorium of the Bhaderwah Campus University of Jammu. Prof. G. M. Bhat, Rector Bhaderwah Campus was the chief guest on the occasion while as students, teachers, senior officials from Bhaderwah campus and (JKAACL) were present during the valedictory function. Students of various departments of the campus and Little Angels School presented colourful cultural programme depicting the dynamic culture of the state. The artists appreciated the students who performed the cultural programme. This is for the first time in the History of Bhadarwah that All India Painters Camp was organized, in which National level artists participated. Speaking on the occasion, Prof. GM Bhat hailed the Jammu and Kashmir Academy of Arts, Culture and Languages for organizing this camp in this Chenab region which is being held twice a year in different parts of the state. "The motive of the Art camp is to promote the heritage and culture of the area, with main motive to boost the hidden talent of the youngsters and inspire them to Art and creativity," he said adding that such camps will inspire the youngsters towards Art and to provide a vast picturesque sceneries to the participants, which they can draw on their canvas. Emphasizing the importance of holding such camps, the Rector Prof. G. M. Bhat observed that the getting together of artists from various parts of the State and other parts of the Country encourages creative activities and, besides, promotes integration in our vast country. In this camp, 12 National repute Artists from all over the country including Lucknow, Delhi, Mumbai and Bihar, beside Jammu and Kashmir participated. During the camp these artists devolved their painting art work based on different social and natural landscape themes. The participating Artists expressed their gratitude to Rector Bhaderwah Campus and JKAACL for providing such a beautiful and mesmerizing location for the valedictory function. Cultural Officer Doda, Assadullah Wani said that during this camp, Artists visited different locations of Bhadarwah valley for their assignments (paintings) and it was great experience for them as well to draw the nature on their canvas,".

Jenab Ghulam Nabi Azad Inaugurated One Day Regional Seminar at Bhaderwah Campus, University of Jammu.

Ghulam Nabi Azad, Union Minister for Health and family welfare inaugurated one day regional seminar on the theme ‘Information Technology, Computer Research and Development – Emerging Paradigms in Modern World’ organised by MCA Department of Bhaderwah Campus, University of Jammu. In his address, Azad Congratulated Staff ,Teachers and Students of Bhadarwah Campus for their best efforts to organise such seminar in an institution which is still in its early stages of development. Azad also appreciated remarkable growth of Bhadarwah Campus in a short span of time. Azad also released the maiden book titled “Preliminary Objective Question Cluster” authored by Sourabh Shastri, Astt. Professor Bhadarwah Campus”.

Bhaderwah Campus of Jammu University Arranged Guest Lectures for MCA Students