About the organizer
The Central Library, Shri Mata Vaishno Devi University (SMVD), Katra, Jammu & Kashmir was established on August 19th, 2004 with only 2000 books and within a short span of time the Library has acquired more than 47,000 books and 3000+ CD/DVD collections. The Central Library collection encompasses Management, Economics, Engineering, Architecture, Sciences, Philosophy, Culture, Religion, English, Dogri & Hindi Literature, etc.
The Library provides access to more than 9000 online Journals and e-Resources of International publications through eShodhSindu Digital Library Consortium, INFLIBNET (Information and Library Networking) and also has subscription-based e-Resourced from various suppliers and renowned publishers.
The library is also a member of Developing Library Network (DELNET). The Library is also actively depositing quality PhD Thesis to the repository of Shodhganga of INFLIBNET Centre. INFLIBNET is an autonomous Inter-University Centre of UGC.
About the Essay Competition
The Central Library of Shri Mata Vaishno Devi University, Katra, J&K is the organizer of the competition. The Competition is a National level essay writing competition which is organized in an effort to harness the energy, creativity, and initiative of the students.
The competition is open for all the students pursuing Undergraduate and Postgraduate courses in Indian Colleges/Universities.
The topics for essay writing competition are:
- Digital Economy: Opportunities and Challenges
- Social Media: A Two Edge Knife
The deserving essays will receive prizes as follows:
1st – Cash prize of Rs. 10,000
2nd – Cash prize of Rs. 5,000
3rd – Cash prize of Rs. 2,000
Consolation – Cash prize of Rs. 1,000 (To be given to 5 candidates, if deserving)
How to submit
The interested candidates may send their essay through email at firstname.lastname@example.org latest by August 10 followed by a hard copy of the essay to the Event Coordinator (address given below).
All inquiries and correspondence with reference to the event may be made to:
Dr Supran Kumar Sharma,