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Significant University Activities for the month of March 2015

Key Highlights

  CSK Himachal Pradesh Agriculture University organized a Kisan Mela at Panchrukhi(Palampur) on 20 March. Dr. K.K.Katoch, Vice-Chancellor, as Chief Guest, while addressing the farming community, told that farm mechanization can play an active role to reduce farm drudgery and increase production from ever decreasing farm land. He said that his university has developed improved farm machines and tools suitable for the hilly terrain of the State. As a special guest Dr.M.R.Goma, former MLA, thanked the university for organizing the Mela. Dr.D.K.Vatsa, Head of Agricultural Engineering department and his team interacted with the farmers. More than five hundred farmers evinced interest in the Technology and Machinery demonstration exhibition.

  Dr.K.K.Katoch, Vice-Chancellor, inaugurated a  Govt. of  India sponsored  five days Innovation in Science Pursuit for Inspired Research internship camp for 120 meritorious students from ten schools of  the districts of  Kangra and Kullu at the university on 27 March. Dr.O.S.K.S.Sastri, Head of Physics department from the Central University of  H.P., delivered a keynote address.Dr.S.S.Kanwar, Coordinator and Students Welfare Officer, informed that the University has organized 13 such inspire camps in the past with the participation of 1983 students from all over the State.

   CSK H.P. Agriculture University and Eternal University, Baru Sahib(Sirmour)  will sign  a Memorandum of Understanding. This was decided in a high level meeting held between Vice-Chancellors of both the universities on 9 March. Dr.K.K.Katoch, Vice-Chancellor and all the statutory officers from CSKHPAU and Dr.H.S.Dhaliwal, Vice-Chancellor and his team from Eternal University held a meeting and decided to join hands  in the areas of  academics, research and extension education.

  The Vice-Chancellor presided over training-cum-awareness programme on PPV&FRA at KVK Bara on 25 March.

  A joint meeting of the Monitoring & Guidance Committee and Executive Committee of International Coordination Cell was held under the chairmanship of Dr.K.K.K.Katoch, Vice-Chancellor on 26 March. The Vice-Chancellor sought information from the Executive Committee regarding information brochure for the foreign students and also sought suggestions from the members of Monitoring & Guidance Committee.

  With his visits to the Deptt of Organic Agriculture, Deptt of Seed Science & Technology and Deptt of Tea Husbandry & Technology, Dr.K.K.Katoch, Vice-Chancellor, concluded his visits to experimental areas of all departments of the College of Agriculture on 21 March.During his visits, the Vice-Chancellor monitored the experiments by the departments and post graduate students and also got feedback from the scientists and students. Some of the problems were solved on the spot during these visits. The Vice-Chancellor was accompanied by Director of Research; Director of Extension Education; Dean, College of Agriculture and Dean, Post Graduate Studies.

  Dr.K.K.Katoch, Vice-Chancellor  attended the meeting of  GB Pant Institute of Himalayan Environment and Development, Uttrakhand at Paryavaran Bhavan, New Delhi on 2 March.

  The Vice-Chancellor presided over the meeting of Finance Committee of  of the University on 3 March at  Shimla.

Academics

  Three post-graduate students of Department of Agricultural Economics, Extension Education and Rural Sociology attended sensitization workshop on Bankable Schemes of NABARD for setting up entrepreneurship in Agri-clinic and Agri-business centers organized by the Placement Cell on 3 March.

  RAWE students organized six plant clinics at Tatehal, Agojar, Malan, Nagri , Chimbalhar & Averi  villages.

Research

  Three research project proposals viz. (i) "Eco-friendly use of agro-chemicals for greenhouse whitefly management under protected environment" worth Rs. 10.27 lac, (ii) "Host derived biomarkers for the development of a diagnostic immunoassay for bovine tuberculosis" worth Rs. 5.00 lac  and  (iii) "Establishment of a fish disease diagnostic facility in Himachal Pradesh" amounting to Rs.32.29 lac have been submitted to the State Council for Science Technology & Environment, Shimla  for consideration and necessary funding.

Extension Education

  The Directorate of Extension Education and KVKs organized 44  training programmes which were attended by 1318  farmers.

  676 farmers from all over the State visited the University and KVKs for technical guidance.

  Eight field days were organized by KVK, Una ; KVK, Bara and KVK, Berthin which were attended by 813 farmers.

   Two training camps were organized at Dhurenka and Khani (Bharmour )on 24 and 25 March, respectively by the Department of Soil Science.

  One training was organized by Department of Seed Science & Technology on 25-26 March. One camp was organized by Department of Agricultural Engineering  at Bhawarna on 11 March.Department of Tea Husbandry organized one camp on 28 March at Mansimbal.

  Department of Vety Physiology & Biochemistry organized training for Veterinary Pharmacists under RKVY project from 16-21 March.

  Dr.GCN COVAS  appraised 242 farmers with the technology of Livestock Production.        

  426  clinical cases were diagnosed & treated in clinics, 510 samples were analyzed and 100 X-ray examinations were done.

Miscellaneous

  Dr.K.K.Katoch, Vice-Chancellor, flagged-off a rally by NSS volunteers to commemorate International Women Day week at the campus on 13  March.NSS volunteers of four constituent colleges carried NSS flags of their respective colleges and placards with slogans on women empowerment.

  The University Media Cell conducted a media visit for Reporters on 11 March. It was informed that the Library provides online and offline services like web based, Online Public Access Catalogue), C-D ROM, LAN, access to full text on line journals through CeRA, access to full-text e-books and other library related information etc. through the University website. Dr.P.K.Mehta, Librarian told  that the University Library is fully equipped with modern facilities.

  Delegates of Royal Agriculture University, U.K visited the University on  24 March.

Finance

  Dr GCN COVAS generated an income of  Rs.30,68,373 only, College of Agriculture generated an income of Rs. 3,57,311 only and the Directorate of Extension Education generated an amount of Rs.1,47,553 only.

  The University  approved the grant of dearness allowance at the enhanced rate of 107 percent to its employees with effect from July, 2014. The payment of enhanced DA will be made with the pay for the month of April payable in May.

   The funds received from various funding agencies were fully utilized for payment of salary, wages and retirement benefits etc. 

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March 27, 2015

Media Cell

No. QSD/MC/10   Dated 27 Mar., 2015

Press Release

Vice Chancellor Dr.K.K.Katoch inaugurates  INSPIRE internship camp at CSKHPAU

Palampur 27 March. "It is a blessing to be a scientist!"; said Dr.K.K.Katoch, Vice-Chancellor, while inaugurating a  Govt. of  India sponsored  five days Innovation in Science Pursuit for Inspired Research (INSPIRE) internship camp for 120 meritorious students from ten schools of  the districts of  Kangra and Kullu at CSK H.P. Agriculture University, here today.

Dr.K.K.Katoch said that as a scientist one can serve the society effectively and derive the joy of innovations. He exhorted the participating brilliant students not to be the part of the crowd in adopting run- of-the mill routine professions purely for materialistic life-styles. He informed that the the Department of Science and Technology, Govt. of India was spending huge amount to popularize science in the country. There were three programmes to attract students to science beginning with 'Scheme for Attracting Talent', 'Scholarship for Higher Education' and 'Assured Opportunity in Research Career' and asked the students to utilize the rare opportunity to pursue science as  career and help the nation in creating a rich human resource pool in various branches of the science.

The Vice-Chancellor informed that original thinking gives new ideas and there was always a need of India specific useful innovations. He said that Inspire has been able to create a joy of learning and innovation among school students. The studentship is a wonderful period to experiment, learn and choose career and it was the duty of teachers to help the young minds to explore all possibilities of growth. He told that the nation has always held its scientists in high esteem.

The Vice-Chancellor also lauded the efforts of Dr.S.S.Kanwar, Coordinator of the camp for fruitfully organizing  such camps and motivating the students to pursue a career in science.

Dr.S.P.Sharma, Director of  Research, as a guest of honor, spoke on the importance of science in day to day activities and underlined the usefulness  of  attending such programmes which enlighten the students about their career options. Dr.O.S.K.S.Sastri, Head of Physics department from the Central University of  H.P., delivered a keynote address.

Dr.S.S.Kanwar, Coordinator and Students Welfare Officer, informed that the University has organized 13 such inspire camps in the past with the participation of 1983 students from all over the State. He told that the students who score 84 percent of more marks in the matriculation examination are invited to attend such camps. Top scientists from the region will expose the students to physics, chemistry, mathematics, life sciences and earth sciences. They will be taken around the labs and  all  students will be provided science kits enabling them to conduct small experiments.

The inaugural session was attended by Dr.N.K.Pathania, Dean, College of Agriculture; Dr.Atul, Director of Research, Dr.P.K.Mehta, Librarian, head of the departments, officers and scientists from the host University.

A view of the dais and participating students


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Dr.Hirday Paul Singh
Jt.Director(Info & PR)
CSK H.P.Agri.University
Palampur 176062

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March 21, 2015

Media Cell

No. QSD/MC/09    Dated 23 Mar., 2015

Press Release

CSK HPAU releases additional installment of seven per cent DA to its employees

Palampur 23 March. CSK Himachal Pradesh Agriculture University has approved the grant of dearness allowance at the enhanced rate of 107 percent to its employees with effect from July, 2014.  It has been enhanced from existing 100 percent to 107 percent. The payment of enhanced DA will be made with the pay for the month of April payable in May and the payment of arrears for the period July, 2014 to March, 2015 will be made subject to the availability of funds.

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March 21, 2015

Media Cell

No. QSD/MC/08    Dated 20 Mar., 2015

Press Release

Technology and Machinery Demonstration Fair

 

Farm mechanization can reduce farm drudgery and increase proudction: Dr.K.K.Katoch

 

Palampur 20 March. CSK Himachal Pradesh Agriculture University organized a Kisan Mela at Panchrukhi, around eight KMs from here today.

 Dr. K.K.Katoch, Vice-Chancellor, as Chief Guest, while addressing the farming community, told that farm mechanization can play an active role to reduce farm drudgery and increase production from ever decreasing farm land. He said that his university has developed improved farm machines and tools suitable for the hilly terrain of the state. Such tools worth Rs. Two crore were produced in the university and were made available to farming community by the State Department of Agriculture, he added. Dr.Katoch said that the farmers may purchase power tiller and all such machines in groups and with the improved technology can produce more from the limited land holdings.  He informed  that  the university has developed perfect technology for the poly- house farming and there were more than fifteen thousand poly houses in the State and the farmers were reaping rich harvests from vegetable cultivation with this technology developed by the university. He also asked the farmers to adopt new scientific technology to save water and seek help of his university experts for their farm related problems. The Vice-Chancellor appreciated the role of farm women and exhorted the youngsters to adopt modern farming.

As a special guest Dr.M.R.Goma, former MLA, thanked the university for organizing the Mela and told that the government was abreast with their farming related problems of monkeys, stray cattle and wild animals. He requested the farmers not to sell their land.

Dr.S.P.Sharma, Director of Research, told that research work was on going on farm machinery and tools, poly-houses, renewable energy, ergonomics and safety in agriculture, post harvest technology and such technology can certainly boost farm production.

Dr.D.K.Vatsa, Head of Agricultural Engineering department, told that as per the instructions and support from the Indian Council of Agricultural Research, such Technology and Machinery Demonstration Fairs have been organized today all over the country. He told that the university was working to develop techniques to ward off monkeys and other wild animals from the farms.

Drs. Neena Vyas,R.S.Rana, V.K.Sharma and Rakesh Gupta also elaborated about farm mechanization. Dr. Atul, Director of Extension Education; Dr.N.K.Pathania, Dean, College of Agriculture; BDO Mr. Sant Ram Officers from the State Department of Agriculture, BDO Mr. Sant Ram and village Pardhans also actively took part in the Mela. More than five hundred farmers evinced interest in the Technology and Machinery demonstration exhibition. They also sought answers to their farm related problems from the scientists.

A view of the dais and exhibition

Dr.Hirday Paul Singh
Jt.Director(Info & PR)
CSK H.P.Agri.University
Palampur 176062

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March 13, 2015

Media Cell

No. QSD/MC/07    Dated 13 Mar., 2015

Press Release

NSS Rally to commemorate International Women Day


Palampur 13 March. Dr.K.K.Katoch, Vice-Chancellor, flagged-off a rally by NSS volunteers to commemorate International Women Day week at CSK H.P. Agriculture University, here today.

NSS volunteers of four constituent colleges carried NSS flags of their respective colleges and placards with slogans on women empowerment. The rally started from the main gate and covered the whole campus. Dr.S.S.Kanwar, Students' Welfare Officer, other statutory officers, NSS officers and the University employees were present during the flagging off ceremony.

 

 

 

 

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March 12, 2015

MEDIA CELL

Significant University Activities for the month of February 2015

Key Highlights

 

Research

 

Extension Education

 

Miscellaneous

 

Finance

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March 11, 2015

Media Cell

No. QSD/MC/06    Dated 11 Mar., 2015

Press Release

 

Media visit conducted to the CSK H.P. Agriculture University Library

 

Palampur 11 March.The University Media Cell conducted a media visit for the friends from Media to the CSK H.P. Agriculture University Library, here today.

It was informed that the Library provides online and offline services like web based, Online Public Access Catalogue (web OPAC), C-D ROM, LAN, access to full text on line journals through CeRA, access to full-text e-books and other library related information etc. through the University website. The Library also created a digital library after installation of one of the most advanced storage server. Besides the other data bases, the library has its own databases; Theses holdings, back volumes of journals, books available in the library etc.
 The library is regularly receiving FAO publications directly from Rome. The library is a member of Agricat. Agricat developed under e-GRANTH in collaboration with Online Computer Center, Ohio, USA. It is a union catalogue of 12 agricultural libraries, useful to all library users, helps in locating and sharing materials among group of libraries. The library provides special services to off campus users through EZproxy. Library management allows online access to researchers, teachers, students and other stakeholder.  The University Library has also digitized Ph.D. Theses through Shodhganga.
Dr.P.K.Mehta, Librarian told the University Library is fully equipped with modern facilities. At present 90 thousand books and periodicals are available in the library. The library has its own book bank. The students are entitled to draw books from book bank for full semester. This library was conferred Best Library of the year Award - 2010 by World Management Congress Committee. Mr.Dev Walia, professional assistant and coordinator, Shodhganga and Shodhgangotri project also took the media persons to different sections of Library like Special section on H.P, Book bindery section, circulation section, electronic resource center, rare book section, etc.
DrHirday Paul Singh, Joint Director (Information & Public Relations) was present during the Media Visit.


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March 09, 2015

Media Cell

No. QSD/MC/05 Dated 09 Mar., 2015

Press Release

 

CSKHPAU and Eternal University to sign MOU


Palampur 9 March.  CSK H.P. Agriculture University and Eternal University, Baru Sahib (Sirmour) will sign  a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU), next month. This was decided in a high level meeting held between Vice-Chancellors of both the universities, here today.
Dr.K.K.Katoch, Vice-Chancellor and all the statutory officers from CSKHPAU and Dr.H.S.Dhaliwal, Vice-Chancellor and his team from Eternal University held a meeting and decided to join hands  in the areas of academics, research and extension education.
 A six member committee comprising three members each from both universities will finalize the areas of mutual interest and fine tune the memorandum within this month so that MOU is signed by mid April, disclosed Dr.K.K.Katoch, Vice-Chancellor. He said that basic purpose to enter into MOUs was to extend more facilities to the students of both universities and serve the farming community of the State. His university will draw strength from Eternal University to extend farm technology to the farming community of Sirmour district, in addition to betterment of both the universities.
 Dr.H.S.Dhaliwal told that his university was offering several programmes and undergraduate residential programmes were only for the girl students. The university has also introduced B.Sc. (Agriculture) from the last academic session. The university has strength in biotechnology, molecular biology, etc. and was willing to share its research material with CSKHPAU for the development of new crop varieties.   


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