Three day International Conference ICTOAD concludes at SMVDU

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Newspoint Bureau
Katra, April 16
The three day “International Conference on Theory of Architectural Design – Global Practices and Local Milieu “, organized by Department of Architecture and Landscape Design ( DoALD ), Shri Mata Vaishno Devi University ( SMVDU ) concluded successfully on April 16th ,2017. Chairman and CEO of J&K Bank, Parvez Ahmed was the chief guest of the Valedictory Function. Achievements of the conference were presented by J K Gupta, a renowned academician in the field of Architecture.
The third day of the conference began with parallel technical sessions and the thirty four delegates from all over the country made oral presentations of their papers on this day. Representative of International Architect Ken Yeang, also came from Malaysia to address the conference. The monotony of the academic sessions was broken by an entertaining cultural night on first day and exciting and interactive heritage walk to Mubarak Mandi and Amar Mehal, Hari Niwas Jammu on second day of the conference. This series of activities came to an end with the valedictory ceremony presided over by Jenab Parvez Ahmed, Chairman and CEO of J&K Bank. Paarvez Ahmed and Prof. V. Verma, Dean Faculty of Engineering Shri Mata Vaishno Devi University addressed the gathering during the valedictory function. Chief Guest stressed upon the issues related to environment friendly/sustainable materials, keeping in view the ecological and heritage of different regions of J&K State. Abhiney Gupta presented the report of the conference and Aditya Kumar Singh, Head of Department DoALD, presented formal concluding address. Abhimanyu Sharma presented Vote of Thanks. Awards were presented to the winners of architectural design competition held in Department of Architecture and Landscape Design. Anuksha Amla and team, students of final year secured the first prize of Rs. 12,000 and Karan Sharma and team was awarded the second prize of Rs. 8,000.
The conference was supported by M/s Kajaria Tiles Jammu and M/s Anchor (Panasonic) Jammu as title sponsers; M/s Godrej (Interio) Jammu, Jammu and Kashmir Bank and Truwood Ply as event sponsers; M/s BASF India Ltd., M/s Cadd Centre Jammu, M/s WadBros Jammu, M/s Geberit Jammu, M/s CERA Jammu and M/s Kitec composite Pipes Jammu as sponsors; Conference Alerts as media partners; and Intach, SCI Archives, McGrawHill, IIA and COA as knowledge partners.

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