CSK H.P. Agriculture University and Indian Grassland and Fodder Research Institute sign MOU Meeting on Intensification and sustenance of pulses in North Hill Zone of India at CSKHPAU
CSK H.P. Agriculture University and Indian Grassland and Fodder Research Institute (IGFRI), Jhansi have signed a Memorandum of Understanding for Teaching, Research and Technology Dissemination.
Prof H.K.Chaudhary, Vice-Chancellor told that his University and IGFRI, a premier institute of the Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR), have thoroughly discussed fields of common research interests and allied activities between the two institutions. As per the MOU, both institutions will have long-term collaboration for the promotion of students' teaching and quality research in cutting edge areas in accordance with the provisions contained in the ICAR Guidelines. This will facilitate joint participation in the Teaching, Research and Technology Dissemination. Prof Chaudhary said that the University will provide office space for the scientists working at IGFRI Regional Research Station, Palampur till it creates its own infrastructure. The IGFRI regional station will facilitate conducting research related to the thesis requirement of the University research students for M.Sc. and Ph.D degree programmes. IGFRI scientists will be associated in teaching and guidance or research of the University students. read more
A pulse revolution underway in India: Dr.T.R.Sharma, DDG, ICAR
A brainstorming meeting on 'Intensification and Sustenance of Pulses in North Hill Zone of India' was held at CSK H.P. Agriculture University, here today.
The Chief Guest Dr T.R.Sharma, Deputy Director-General, the Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR), while inaugurating the meeting, said that pulse revolution in the country was underway as this year the production has touched 25 million tons. He asked scientists to intensify work on developing pulses with high protein content, having traits like short duration and climate-resilient. "As taking care of crop production and crop protection measures can being five per cent jump in the crop yields so the profile of each pulse crop should be developed", suggested Dr Sharma.
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Programme to mark the Birthday of Hon'ble PM and Poshan Abhiyan evam Vriksharopan at CSKHPAU CSKHPAU honours Dr T.R.Sharma, Deputy Director General, Indian Council of Agricultural Research
To commemorate the birthday of Hon'ble Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi and as a curtain raiser to the 'International year of millets 2023', a daylong programme on National campaign on 'Poshan Abhiyan evam Vrikshropan" was organized at CSK Himachal Pradesh Agriculture University, here today.
While chairing the programme, Prof H.K.Chaudhary, Vice-Chancellor extended greetings on behalf of the whole University community to the Hon'ble Prime Minister. He said that farm ladies sacrifice their all comforts for their family and they should be educated about the importance of healthy and nutritious diet. He said that ladies play predominant role in hill agriculture and the University has decided to organise 'Mahila Krishak Mela' in the near future where ladies, self help group members, public representatives, etc will be invited from all over the state. He also spoke on the importance of millets, commonly known as 'Motta Annaj' and said that traditional millet crops like amaranthus (Seul), buckwheat(bhares), Bathua, kodra, kangni, bhares, etc. should be made an essential part of our diet as theses were rich in nutrients and vitamins like iron, zinc, magnesium, potassium. etc.
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An alumnus of CSK H.P. Agriculture University Dr T.R.Sharma, Deputy Director-General, Indian Council of Agricultural Research was honored here today.Prof H.K.Chaudhary, Vice-Chancellor, while presenting a scroll of honour, shawl and Himachali cap to Dr.T.R.Sharma said that the University was proud of his immense contribution to Indian agriculture and felt elated to honor a star alumnus. He is credited for founding several high-tech farm institutes in the country besides developing some promising crop varieties. A student of PhD. Plant Pathology in 1990 batch at the University, Dr Sharma is a recipient of several awards beginning with Young Scientist Award to prestigious Rafi Ahmad Kidwai Award, etc. read more
Historical Bee Research Station of CSKHPAU to be upgraded to Bee Heritage Farm
CSK Himachal Pradesh Agriculture University has decided to upgrade its historical Bee Research Station at Nagrota Bagwan to a Bee Heritage Farm of India. The University has submitted a mega project worth Rs. 6.20 crore to the Indian Council of Agricultural Research for this purpose and is hopeful that it will be sanctioned soon so that work is initiated in the Golden Jubilee year of H.P. Statehood.
Disclosing this, Prof H.K.Chaudhary, Vice-Chancellor informed that this station was established in 1936 under Department of Agriculture, Punjab. It an important station for the information and technical knowhow for beekeeping and is pioneer for introducing exotic Apis Mellifera bee, commonly known as European Honey bee, in the country in 1964.
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"Serve the society selflessly"; Vice-Chancellor Prof H.K.Chaudhary exhorts the students Tough to become a good teacher: Vice-Chancellor Prof H.K.Chaudhary, CSKHPAU
A seven days NSS camp concluded at the College of Basic Sciences at CSK Himachal Pradesh Agriculture University, here today.
While distributing certificates to 43 NSS volunteers, Prof. H.K.Chaudhary, Vice-Chancellor, appreciated the good work by the volunteers and asked each one of them to serve the society with utmost devotion selflessly throughout life.
Prof Chaudhary said that NSS and NCC help the students to learn serving the nation and feel proud for their contributions, whatever small these may be. He said that all should make cleaning the home and surrounding an essential part of their routine. He asked the volunteers to help the village youngsters and others to keep their villages neat and clean. He said that a joint camp of all constituent colleges should be help to make any village a model. He said that a good beginning can be made from the campus which has more than 125 species of birds. "NSS should not be restricted to cleaning activity only", advised Prof Chaudhary and asked the volunteers to think and work differently from the crowd and make their mark on the society. read more
Teacher's Day in CSKHAPU
The Teachers' Day was celebrated at CSK Himachal Pradesh Agriculture University, here today.
While presiding over the function, Prof H.K.Chaudhary, Vice-Chancellor, said the former President of India Dr. Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan, the great teacher and philosopher continuous to inspire all. He told that it was only teachers who enlighten their students selflessly and their greatest joy is to see their students excel in life. The Vice-Chancellor said that the world has become very competitive now and all are under regular scrutiny. To become a good teacher is very tough and they have a big responsibility towards the students, the society and the nation.
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CSKHPAU to get GI for red rice and other crops Training on Protected Cultivation concludes at CSKHPAU Virtual national training on organic and natural farming concludes at CSKHPAU
CSK H.P. Agriculture University has recently submitted application for GI(Geographical Indication) registration of Japonica Red Rice of the state to the Geographical Indications Registry Office, Chennai.
This was disclosed by Prof H.K.Chaudhary, Vice-Chancellor. He said that the University was also working on three projects on the aspect of GI tagging of Red Rice of the state, Karsog Kulthi and Chamba Chukh. He has directed the scientists to file at least fifty GI registration applications in this Golden Jubilee of H.P. Statehood. After getting GI, the farmers get national and international recognition for that particular crop or commodity which helps them to get highly remunerative price benefitting them financially. read more
A four days training on protected cultivation concluded at CSK Himachal Pradesh Agriculture University, here today.
This was sixth training programme under 'Mukhymanti Nutan Polyhouse Priyojna' of the total 52 such trainings sponsored by the State Department of Agriculture to the University. Twenty nine farmers from Una, Hamirpur, Solan, Bilaspur and Kullu districts took part in the training. Prof Madhumet Singh, Director of Extension Education presented certificates to the trainees and asked them to share the gained knowledge among other farmers of their area. read more
A three days virtual national training on organic and natural farming concluded at CSK Himachal Pradesh Agriculture University, here today.
This training was jointly organized by the Directorate of Extension Education of the University and National Institute of Agricultural Extension Management (MANAGE), Hyderabad. During the training various aspects related to crop, vegetable, fruit, fodder, dairy products and quality organic food production under organic and natural farming were discussed by the speakers. The visuals with experimental results of natural farming trials in the University were shared with the participants. It evoked great interest among all the participants as CSKHPAU is the very first University in the country to initiate research work on natural farming.
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Glimpses of Sixteenth Convocation of CSK Himachal Pradesh Krishhi Vishvavidyalaya

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CSKHPAU launches new digital services for the students and farmers: Prof H.K.Chaudhary, Vice-Chancellor, CSKHPAU 75th Independence Day Celebrations at CSKHPAU
CSK Himachal Pradesh Agriculture University launched two new services for the students and farming community during the convocation held yesterday. Disclosing this, Prof H.K.Chaudhary, Vice-Chancellor said that the facility of National Academic Depository (NAD) digilocker will provide access to the students for their authentic digital degrees and other academic documents. Newly updated website of the University includes dedicated Kisaan portal for transfer of technologies. Now, the farmers will be able to get scientific solutions to their crop, animal husbandry and related problems in simple Hindi on Kisaan Portal.
The Vice-Chancellor said that the NAD Digilocker ecosystem comprises academic institutions, students, verifying partners on NAD repository.The University has taken lead among farm varsities to publish the degrees on NAD Digilocker platform which will digitally empower the students and will help in making the institution paperless. The students can register themselves on the Digilocker and can access the Degree Certificates directly on their account and mobile phones just like License, Adhaar card, etc. read more
Vice-Chancellor Prof H.K.Chaudhary announces ban on single use plastic
CSK Himachal Pradesh Agriculture University has decided to ban single use plastic. This was announced by Prof H.K.Chaudhary, Vice-Chancellor his Independence Day address, here today.
After hoisting the Tricolour and inspecting an impressive parade by the NCC contingent of the University, Prof Chaudhary paid glowing tributes to the freedom fighters whose supreme sacrifices have allowed the countrymen to enjoy precious freedom. He said that the collaborative efforts of hard working farming community, scientists, planners and policy makers enabled the country to traverse a glorious path of making country food surplus beginning with green revolution in 1960s. " The challenges in H.P. are different due to tough geographical and climatic conditions so we need to think out of box to address issues like disaster management, stray cattle menace, water conservation, etc.", said Prof Chaudhary and detailed major plans for the 75th Independence Year progammes.
The Vice-Chancellor said that a conference of 75 agricultural ambassadors (Krishi Doots) will be held with active participation of farm students and scientists, 75 videos of traditional knowledge of farmers will be uploaded on the Kisan portal of updated website of the University, one village one Tiranga programme by each Krishi Vigyan Kendra will be held, One valley two products, Tricolor Rangeen Thali Poshak Thali, Lakshya Yojna for small farmers, three days state level farm women fair, etc were other programmes envisaged. read more
Collaborative approach and holistic technologies by farm institutions are mantra for doubling the income of farmers: Prof H.K.Chaudhary, Vice-Chancellor, CSKHPAU Prof.H.K.Chaudhary, Vice-Chancellor, CSKHPAU, exhorts farmers to grow specialized crops Training for internal committee on 'Sexual Harassment of Women at Workplace (Prevention, Prohibition and Redressal) Act at CSKHPAU'
Prof H.K.Chaudhary, Vice-Chancellor, CSK Himachal Pradesh Agriculture University has suggested that all institutions working for the welfare of farmers should come together so that the collaborative approach with holistic technologies may increase the income of farming community in Himachal Pradesh.
The Vice-Chancellor was giving his views as Co-chairman in a 'State Level Interface Meeting on State Specific issues pertaining to agriculture and allied sectors for the State of Himachal Pradesh' today. Prof Chaudhary said that farm universities, Indian Council of Agricultural Research(ICAR) institutions, departments of agriculture and horticulture, Krishi Vigyan Kendras(KIVKs), etc. were working very efficiently but mostly in isolation. read more
Prof.H.K.Chaudhary, Vice-Chancellor, CSK H.P. Agriculture University has asked the farmers to take advantage of their specialized crops to take lead in earning money and name. He was addressing a group of 35 red rice farmers from Chamba district during their training-cum-interaction programme at Rice and Wheat Research Station of the University at Malan today.
Prof.H.K.Chaudhary, Vice-Chancellor said that the people in metropolis have understood the importance of red rice so it was in demand. read more
A training programme for internal complaints committee (ICC) was held at CSK Himachal Pradesh Agriculture University, here today.
The Chief Guest Dr. Daisy Thakur, Chairperson, H.P.State Commission for Women underlined the importance of the 'Sexual Harassment of Women at Workplace (Prevention, Prohibition and Redressal) Act, 2013.' She said that the members of ICC must be aware about the provisions of this act which ensures equality and safe working environment to the women staff. She elaborated about the major rules, regulations and provisions of this act and asked the members to maintain absolute confidentiality when they receive and process any complaint.
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Vice-Chancellor Prof H.K.Chaudhary honours two progressive farmers and three KVKs CSKHPAU Veterinary Scientists organized animal infertility treatment camps in Spiti valley
Progressive farmers Shri Hariman Sharma and Shri Sanjay Kumar were honored in a 'Samman Samaroh' (honoring ceremony) by CSK Himachal Pradesh Agriculture University, here today.
Prof H.K.Chaudhary, Vice-Chancellor, while decorating both farmers with a certificate, shawl and cap, said that he was happy that his recommendation for prestigious national level 'Jagjivan Ram Abhinav Kisan Puruskar' for innovations to Shri Hariman Sharma from village Paniyala (Bilaspur) and another recommendation for 'Pandit Deen Dayal Upadhyay Antodaya Krishi Puruskar' for outstanding performance to Shri Sanjay Kumar from village Palhuta (Mandi) were duly honored by the Indian Council of Agricultural Research awards (ICAR). read more
A team of veterinary scientists from CSK Himachal Pradesh Agriculture University organized seven infertility treatment camps in different parts of Spiti Sub-division of District Lahaul & Spiti from 14-20 July.
The camps were organized in at villages Guling, Sagnam, Tashigung, Gette, Kibber, Kaza and Chichong situated between the altitude of 12000 -15300 feet height above mean sea level. Tashigung village is world's highest polling station at 15,256 feet . The camps were organised in collaboration with the State Department of Animal Husbandry under Rashtriya Krishi Vikas Yojna (RKVY) project, entitled "Investigation and management of infertility in bovines of H.P. with special reference to high altitude tribal areas", to investigate the status of infertility in bovines reared in tribal areas of H.P. read more
CSKHPAU NCC cadets visit Shaheed Capt. Saurabh Kalia home
To commemorate the Kargil Vijay Diwas, Prof H.K.Chaudhary, Vice-Chancellor, CSK H.P. Agriculture University sent NCC cadets of the University to the home of Shaheed Capt.Saurabh Kalia at Palampur. They paid their tributes to Capt Kalia, who was an alumnus of the University and the first martyr in the Kargil war.
The parents of Capt Kalia appreciated this gesture by the University NCC cadets. read more
Vice-Chancellor's recommendations honoured by the ICAR
Two H.P. farmers got national award on the recommendations of Prof H.K.Chaudhary, Vice-Chancellor, CSKHPAU
Prof H.K.Chaudhary, Vice-Chancellor, CSK H.P. Agricultural University has extended his greeting to two progressive farmers from the State who were awarded on the occasion of Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR) foundation day yesterday.
Prof H.K.Chaudhary had recommended the name of Shri Harman Sharma from village Panyala (Bilaspur) for the prestigious national level 'Jagjivan Ram Abhinav Kisan Puruskar' for his innovations in his recommendation letter in early February, this year.
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ICAR Foundation Day Celebrations The Vice-Chancellor's weeklong Review Meeting at Dr G.C.Negi COVAS
350 saplings of fruit trees planted in the Golden Jubilee Nutrition Garden at CSKHPAU
CSK Himachal Pradesh Agriculture University commemorated the Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR) foundation day by planting 350 saplings of fruit trees in the Golden Jubilee Nutrition Garden here today.
Chief Guest Prof H.K.Chaudahry, Vice-Chancellor, after planting a sapling of medicinal value plant Harad, addressed the scientists and students and conveyed greeting to the ICAR for its commendable work in the last 92 years. He underlined the importance of planting trees and exhorted all to plant at least two trees in their home or surroundings. He said that Himachal Pradesh has several species of trees like Fig, Tooni, Khirik and Beul etc. which are grown on bunds in the villages. He appreciated that 350 saplings of fruit trees such as Malta, Mousambi, Mandarine, Kagzi lime, Grapefruit, Sweet lime, Galgal, Baramasi lemon, Guava, Litchi, Mango, Fig, Jamun and trees of medicinal value such as Harad, Bhera, Aonla, Lasora, Tejpatta etc were planted today. read more
CSKHPAU to institute awards for young scientists: Prof H.K.Chaudhary, Vice-Chancellor
CSK Himachal Pradesh Agriculture University has decided to institute 'Vice-Chancellor's Best Department Award' and 'Vice-Chancellor's excellence award for early research in career award'.
After wrapping up his weeklong review of all 18 departments and interacting with all scientists working in Dr.G.C.Negi College of Veterinary & Animal Sciences, Prof. H.K.Chaudhary, Vice-Chancellor, announced that two awards to develop competitive spirit among 40 departments in the University and to encourage young scientists to excel in their initial five years professional career, will be instituted. The Vice-Chancellor said that excellent work was done in the collage and it must reach the livestock keepers and farmers in an easy to understand written and visual form during the current Golden Jubilee of H.P. Statehood. read more