SMVDU School of Mathematics selected for DST-FIST 2020 grant

Excelsior Correspondent
JAMMU, Mar 12: School of Mathematics of Shri Mata Vaishno Devi University (SMVDU) has been selected for the financial support under the ‘Fund for Improvement of S&T infrastructure in universities & higher educational institutions (FIST) Program-2020’ by the Department of Science & Technology (DST), Government of India.
The FIST programme of DST supports scaling up of the network of infrastructural facilities for teaching and research in universities and higher educational institutions to cater to high-end S&T infrastructural requirements for research and development not only for experimental work but also to cater to theoretical work.
The DST-FIST proposals for active post-graduate S&T Department from State & Central Universities, and degree awarding academic institutions for improving quality of teaching & research were invited by DST in 2020. For Mathematical Sciences, only 6 proposals have been recommended for Level-1 type support by DST. The proposals of School of Mathematics, SMVDU were among the recommended ones.
Vice Chancellor SMVDU, Prof Ravindra Kumar Sinha said that this has been possible on account of the dedicated efforts of the all-faculty members of School of Mathematics.
While sharing the details, Dr Uday Pratap Singh, Head of School of Mathematics, stated that this grant support is recommended by DST, New Delhi, based on the excellent research and academic performance of the faculty members of the school of mathematics. He mentioned that research facility to be developed by utilizing this grant will support in setting high benchmarks in the field of education and research.