UGC sponsored national seminar at SMVDU concludes

Excelsior Correspondent
JAMMU, Mar 25: A two day UGC sponsored National Seminar on Wireless Communication and Networks with special emphasis on Adhoc and Sensor Networks was organized by School of Electronics and Communication Engineering of Shri Mata Vaishno Devi University on March 24 and 25.
The focus of the seminar was on providing a platform for the researchers, academicians, industry personnel and students from various parts of the country to interact and learn about the new inroads being made in the field of Wireless Networks and Sensor Networks. Prof. Vinod Kapoor, HoD of E&CE, NIT Hamirpur while delivering the keynote address, emphasized the importance of Optical Communication and Networks in the field of day to day communication and the establishment of the internet backbone.
Convener of the seminar, Asstt. Professor Sumeet Gupta said that it was the duty of Technical University like SMVDU to provide platform for such excellent interactions in the exciting field of Communication and Sensor Networks in J&K which generally is seen as being technologically backward.
Prof. Dilbagh Singh from NIT Jalandhar spoke about the application of Wireless Communication and Networks in the field of Tele-medicine and Body Area Networks. Prof. Narottam Chand expounded on the technical aspects of Wireless Adhoc and Sensor Networks while K S Nagla, NIT Jalandahr, spoke about Robotics. Dr, Ankur Gupta from MIET and Dr. Vipan Kakkar from SMVDU spoke about Network Management and VLSI aspects in Sensor Networks.
A session using Qualnet Simulation Software and Sensor Node Test Bed and e-content development was arranged. About 120 participants from Karnataka, Rajasthan, Himachal, Punjab, Haryana, Uttrakhand, Delhi and J&K attended the seminar where Research papers were presented by number of faculty and student researchers highlighting the progress being made in their respective areas.
Co-Convener S B Kotwal and Ashish Suri, Astt. Professor said that they were extremely encouraged by the feedback of the participants and ensure that such events would be organized regularly for the benefit of the academic community at large in J&K. S B Kotwal presented the vote of thanks at the valedictory function.