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August 22, 2014

Public Relations Unit

No. QSD/PRU/674 Dated: 22 August, 2014

 

Press Release

 

Dr.K.K.Katoch, Vice-Chancellor chairs University Anti-ragging committee meeting  and inaugurates inter college  sports competition at CSKHPAU


 

Palampur 22 August. Dr.K.K.Katoch, Vice-Chancellor has installed an emergency helpline number under his direct control where the students and staff can call anytime. This was disclosed by him while chairing a University Anti-ragging committee meeting, here today.

The Vice-Chancellor asked the students to maintain the glorious tradition of ragging free campus and have harmonious relations among themselves. He also asked the fresh students to explore their full potential in excelling in the academics and other programmes of the University. Dr.Katoch told that electronic surveillance system has been strengthened in the whole campus including colleges, hostels and all vulnerable points and there was a system in place to monitor it. The students, especially the new students, may call an emergency number in need anytime as he he was monitoring it. He told that the university was also alcohol and smoke free and anyone found violating the sanctity will be dealt with strongly as per the Anti-ragging act and rules.

Dr.S.S.Kanwar, Students’ Welfare Officer, informed about the various steps taken to prohibit the ragging in the campus and hostels. He said that sports tournaments have been started so that the new and old students may mix up and develop good relations.

Shri Rattan Gautam, Registrar, also asked the students to come forward unhesitatingly if they find any problem and also asked them to shun negativity.

Dr.Vidyasagar, Dean, Post Graduate Studies; Dr.Kamlesh Singh, Dean, College of Basic Sciences; Dr.Sanjit Katoch, Dean, Dr.GCN College of Veterinary and Animal Sciences and Dr.Rekha Malhotra, Dean, College of Home Science also addressed the member.  Representatives of local administration, Shri Vimal Shekhri, Presidents and Dr.Goverdhan Sharma, Secretary Non-Teaching employees union, hostel perfects, representatives of students associations, students representatives of various undergraduate and post graduate porgrammes and Dr. Hirday Paul Singh, Jt. Director(Information & Public Relations) also participated in the meeting.

 

Earlier, Vice-Chancellor Dr.K.K.Katoch inaugurated the 22nd University Inter College Sports Competition in the Sports complex here today. While addressing the participating students from the constituent colleges, staff and others, he said that it was imperative for students to take part in the games for their physical and mental well-being. Sports help in developing one's personality and teach many lifelong lessons like unity, team spirit, mutual understanding and brotherhood. He asked them to fully utilize all available sports facilities in the University. Dr. S. S. Kanwar, Students' Welfare Officer, informed that 44 teams from four colleges were taking part in six events in men and women categories. He asked the participants to maintain the sportsman spirit. Statutory Officers, staff and students  also attended the inaugural ceremony.

 

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

 

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August 13, 2014

Public Relations Unit

Significant University Activities for the month of July 2014

Key Highlights

 

Ø  Oath taking ceremony for passing out 24th batch of veterinary graduates was organized on 10 July.Dr.K.K.Katoch, Vice-Chancellor, was the Chief Guest and Dr.K.S.Pathania,Director Animal Husbandry was Guest of Honour.

Ø  Dr.K.K.Katoch, Vice-Chancellor, inaugurated Chamundeshwari girls’ hostel (phase-II) on 3 July.  He said that the University was known for providing quality education and all possible facilities will be provided for their overall development of the students . He also announced a grant of Rs. 20 lakh for adding furniture and other facilities in the newly inaugurated hostel. The Vice-Chancellor also thanked the ICAR for a grant of Rs.1.5 crore for the construction of this hostel.Dr.S.S.Kanwar, Students’ Welfare Officer, informed that the new hostel has 19 dormitories to accommodate 57 students.

Academics

 

Ø  Registration of new and continuing students  to various undergraduate and master degree programmes was  done in the constituent colleges.

Ø  Shri Maneet Rana, Ph.D student topped ARS-2013 in Agri.Biotechnology.

Ø  The Students Welfare Organisation conducted training on Personality Development for B.V.Sc & AH final year students w.e.f. 30 June to 07 July.

Ø  Seven days NSS camp was organized at village Bharmat(Palampur) w.e.f. 01July to 07 July by Dr GCN COVAS in which 53 students participated. A special NCC camp was also organized for B.Sc.(Agri.) 3rd year  students.

 

Research

 

Ø  Four research project proposals viz. (i) “Development of high yielding blight resistant chickpea (Cicer arietinum L.) using mutation breeding” amounting to Rs. 24.39  lakh with Dr. Kamal Dev, Professor, Deptt. of Agril. Biotechnology, as P.I of the project, (ii) “Socio-Economic Status of Swan Catchment: A Benchmark study of Phase-IV-Swan River Flood Management Project in Una District of Himachal Pradesh” amounting to Rs. 10.00 lakh with Dr. Rajesh Thakur, Asso.Prof.,COA as P.I. of the project; (iii) “Vulnerability and Assessment of Agriculture-Horticulture Sector in Kullu District of Himachal Pradesh” amounting to Rs. 12.15 lakh with Dr. Ranbir Singh Rana, Principal Scientist (Agronomy), CGRT as P.I. of the project and (iv). “Molecular markers assisted pyramiding of bean anthracnose resistance genes in Indian common bean (Phaseolus vulgaris L.) amounting to Rs.22.79 lakh with Dr. (Mrs.) Anju Pathania, Scientist, Deptt. of Crop Improvement as P.I. of the project  have been sanctioned  to this University by the Govt. of India, Deptt. of Atomic Energy (DAE), Board of Research in Nuclear Sciences (BRNS), BARC, Mumbai , Executive Engineer, Flood Protection Division, Gagret, Una (HP) , Embassy of Switzerland under Indian Himalaya Climate Change Programme (IHCAP), New Delhi and DST, New Delhi, respectively.

Ø  The grant of two proposals sanctioned under Fund for Improvement of S&T Infrastructure in Universities and Higher Education Institutions (FIST) programme viz. (i) in the College of Basic Sciences worth Rs. 66.00 lakh and (ii) in the Deptt. of Vety. Surgery and Radiology, COVAS, CSKHPKV, Palampur worth Rs. 6.75 lakh have been received from  the Govt. of India, Ministry of Science and Technology (Inspire & Fist Division), New Delhi.

Ø  Six project proposals worth Rs. 333.15 lakh under RKVY (three under Production Growth theme in Agriculture Sector, two under Production Growth theme and  one under Infrastructure and Assets in Animal Husbandry Sector) have been submitted to the Department of Agriculture, Govt. of Himachal Pradesh for consideration and necessary funding  during the year 2014-15.

Ø  Five research project proposals viz (i) “Synthesis of novel gene pool by introgressing earliness from mung bean to rice bean and resistance for cercospora leaf spots from ricebean to mungbean through interspecific hybridization” amounting to Rs. 52.65 lakh, (ii) “Evaluation of bio activator for enhancing water and crop productivity of cucumber under protected conditions in Himachal Pradesh” amounting to Rs. 4.0 lakh, (iii) Phytochemicals, Antoxidant, Properties and fee Radical- Scavenging Activity of Valeriana jatamansi” amounting to Rs. 19.17 lakh, (iv) “A base Line Survey of Irrigation Project to Upper Beat area in Una District of Himachal Pradesh” amounting to Rs. 9.63 lakh and (v) “ Evaluation of propargite 42% + Hexythiazox 2% EC against mites on tea in Himachal Pradesh” amounting to Rs. 7.07 lakh have been submitted to various funding agencies  for consideration and necessary funding.

 

Extension Education

 

Ø  The Directorate of Extension Education and KVKs organized 48  training programmes on various aspects which were attended by 1624 farmers. 43 Telephone help lines were attended by the ATIC.  887  farmers visited the University and KVKs for technical guidance .

Ø  Scientific Advisory  Committee meetings of  KVKs Kullu, Una, Hamirpur, Mandi and Kangra were organsied in July.

Ø  Two Kisan Gosthees were organsied in Mandi and Sirmour by KVKs.

Ø  31 front line demonstrations and 18 on farm trials were conducted by KVKs.

Ø  A job training for AWWs at AWTC, Department of Human Development is being organized w.e.f 11 July to 9 August.A total of 35 Anganwadi workers from district Kangra are attending the training.

Ø  Pharmacist training under RKVY was conducted  by the Deptt. of  Vety Gynaecology from 3 July  to 9 July.

Ø   562 clinical cases were diagnosed & treated in the veterinary clinic and 220 clinical & other samples were also analyzed . KVKs also conducted 52 diagnostic and clinical visits to different places.

 

Miscellaneous

Ø  Campus placement interview for the post of Manager/Assistant Manager (Mushroom) conducted for B.Sc.(Ag.)/M.Sc. (Agr.) students on 30 July and  for B.Tech. (Food Science and Technology) conducted on 26 July by Himalaya International Limited .

 

 Finance

Ø  Dr GCN COVAS generated an income of  Rs.25,29,297 only; College of Agriculture generated an income of  Rs.3,15,561 and the Directorate of Extension Education generated an income of Rs. 3,23, 189 only.

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

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August 06, 2014

Public Relations Unit

No. QSD/PRU/672 Dated: 5 August, 2014

Press Release

Dr.K.K.Katoch, Vice-Chancellor, sensitizes the University community on ragging

Palampur 5 August. CSK H.P. Agriculture University has taken all measures to prevent ragging and has the distinction to keep campus ragging free. This was disclosed by  Dr.K.K.Katoch, Vice-Chancellor, while addressing the new students, regular students, teaching and non-teaching staff to sensitize them about all the aspects about ragging.

The Vice-Chancellor told that the University was taking all the measures to prohibit, prevent and eliminate the scourge of ragging. A Monitoring Cell on Ragging, a High Power Committee for Promotion and Monitoring of  Inter-action, an Anti-Ragging Squad and an Anti-Ragging Women Squad for the Academic Year 2014-15 have been constituted at the University level to monitor the anti-ragging activities. In addition to it, Anti-Ragging Squads and Anti Ragging Committees have also been formed at the college level and the hostel level by the Deans and the Students’ Welfare Officer for maintaining general discipline amongst the students and to monitor their activities, check them from indulging in any type of ragging.

 All the Deans and the Students’ Welfare Officer have been asked  to ensure strict compliance of anti-ragging measures and make all out efforts to keep the campus ragging free. He also informed about various provisions of UGC Guidelines and Himachal Pradesh Educational Institutions (Prohibition of Ragging) Act, 2009 and warned that any violation of these regulations will be dealt strictly.

Dr.Katoch told that 416 fresh students have taken admission in the current academic session which includes 305 students in undergraduate programme and 111 in Masters’ Programme .Total strength of the students was 1279 and the University has twelve students’ hostels including six hostels for the girls. He also apprised the students about excellent infrastructure and other facilities for their academic excellence and asked them to avail these for their overall development and better career prospects.The Vice Chancellor also informed about the holding of college-wise convocations in September and asked the students to inform alumni to attend these and also enroll for the University Alumni Association.

Dr.S.S.Kanwar, Students’ Welfare Officer also informed about the measures to control ragging in the hostels. He told that all 750 applicants have been accommodated in the university hostels.As per the instructions of the Vice-Chancellor a special two days counseling session has been arranged for the fresh students on 7-8 August by an eminent counselor of the country. Dr.Vidya Sagar, Dean Post Graduate Studies, Dr.Sanjit Katoch, Dean, Dr.GCN College of Veterinary & Animal Sciences, Dr.N.K.Pathania, Dean, College of Agriculture, Dr.Kamlesh Singh, Dean, College of Basic Sciences, Shri Rattan Gautam, Registrar  and Dr.Y.S.Dhaliwal, representative of Dean, College of Home Science also addressed the students and staff.

Dr.Atul, Director of Extension Education, Shri Ranjit Singh, Comptroller, Er A.K.Chadha, Estate Officer, Dr.Hirday Paul Singh, Jt. Director(Information & Public Relations) , other officers and whole University staff attended the programme.

 

SWO receiving the Vice-Chancellor

A view of the dais and audience

 

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

 

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August 04, 2014

Public Relations Unit

No. QSD/PRU/670 Dated: 2 August, 2014

Press Release

Extension and Research Councils meet at CSKHPAU

 

Farmer is the main focus in all programmes: Dr.K.K.Katoch, Vice-Chancellor

 

Palampur  2 August. Twin meetings of Extension Council and Research Council were organized at   CSK H.P. Agriculture University, here today. Dr.K.K.Katoch, Vice-Chancellor, while chairing the meetings said that farmer was the main focus of his University in its all research and extension education programmes.

The Vice-Chancellor informed that in addition to regular programmes, the Directorate of Extension Education and eight Farm Science Centres (Krishi Vigyan Kendras) have been asked to adopt and demonstrate new scientific technology in one village each. He told that biggest challenge was to enhance quality food production on ever decreasing farm land so the farmers will have to utilize services from all agencies and sources. The University has developed twenty improved farm tools and these were being made available by the State department of agriculture. The university was making available around 600 quintal breeder seed to the department of agriculture for further multiplication at its farms.

 Dr.K.K.Katoch informed that all  Krishi Vigyan Kendras have adopted two poly-houses  each in all development blocks of  Himachal Pradesh. He also told about the regular training programmes for all those farmers and unemployed youth who are keen to adopt poly-house cultivation. The Vice-Chancellor elaborated about the steps taken by the University for Crop Diversification resulting in tremendous increase in vegetable production in the state touching 14 lakh metric tons. The University was also popularizing water harvesting through poly-lined tanks. Dr.Katoch also told that twelve new technologies have been approved and more emphasis will be given to farmer oriented research. He also touched the issues related to soil health, efficient water management, farm mechanization, medicinal and aromatic plants , better  livestock management ,etc. The Vice-Chancellor  also appreciated the perfect coordination between the University and departments of agriculture, animal husbandry, fisheries, etc for quick and easy transfer of latest technology. He assured the members that his University will take all possible steps to fulfill the given mandate and serve the farmers with zest.

Dr.N.K.Pathania, Director Extension Education, while presenting the progress report of past one year also elaborated about the future activities to be undertaken. He told that besides 467 training programmes, 39 farmers’ days and nine farmers’ fairs will be organized throughout the State in coming one year. Dr.S.P.Sharma, Director of Research spoke about the research achievements and future plans.

Dr.J.C.Rana, Director of Agriculture, Dr.K.S.Pathania, Director Animal Husbandry, Dr.Gurdev Singh, Director, Horticulture, Dr.Gurcharan Singh, Director-cum- Chief Warden Fisheries, Shri Rattan Gautam ,Registrar, Shri Ranjit Singh, Comptroller, Dr.S.S.Kanwar, Students’ Welfare Officer, University deans, nominated members and progressive farmers  Messers Ram Swaroop, Sabo Ram, Tej Singh Thakur, Kuldeep Singh, etc.  actively participated in the deliberations.

Dr.K.K.Katoch chairing the extension council meeting

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

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August 01, 2014

Public Relations Unit

No. QSD/PRU/669 Dated: 1 August, 2014

Press Release

Fish Stocking Day celebrated  at CSKHPAU

 

Palampur 1 August.  Fish Stocking Day was enthusiastically celebrated at CSK H.P. Agriculture University, here today. Dr.K.K.Katoch, Vice-Chancellor, released around fifteen thousand fingerlings in various water bodies of the University.

Dr.K.K.Katoch told that all the check dams, artificial and natural ponds in the University have been handed over to the Deptt. of Fisheries , Dr.G.C.Negi College of Veterinary & Animal Sciences(COVAS) for stocking, harvesting and feeding of fish to enhance fish production and increasing domestic  income. Dr Sanjit Katoch, Dean of the college told that the Deptt. of Fisheries will be stocking all the water bodies at main campus with culturable  and fast growing species of fish. Dr.P.K.Dogra, Head of Department and Dr.R.K.Bali told that stocking of fish in these water bodies will  serve twin purposes of  irrigation and providing fresh fish to the consumer. The department is also distributing the fish fingerlings to the farmers of the State to augment their income.

Dr.H.K.Chaudhry, Head, Deptt. of Crop Improvement, also congratulated the Vice-Chancellor for implementing the recent  vision of Govt. of  India for Blue Revolution and expressed the hope that the University will be able to make a major headway in this direction. Dr.N.K.Pathania, Director of Extension Education, Dr.S.S.Kanwar, Students’ Welfare Officer, Dr.Kamlesh Singh, Dean, College of Basic Sciences, Drs. Sandeep Kumar Sharma, Associate Director and  Drs.V.K.Gupta, Mandeep Sharma, Desh Raj, R Kuhrana, all heads, etc. were present of the occasion.

Dr.K.K.Katoch, Vice-Chancellor, also inaugurated ‘Experimental Animal House’ in Dr.GCNCOVAS. It has been constructed at a cost of Rs. 10 lac and will house small laboratory animals. Dr S.K.Subhaiya, President, HPAUTA, Dr.Shivani Katoch, President, VASTA and Sh.Vimal Shekhri, President, NTEU were also present on the occasions. A large number of students and staff were present on both the occasions.

Office bearers of various teaching and non-teaching staff unions congratulated and interacted with the Vice-Chancellor on the occasion of completion of his one year in the office today.

Vice-Chancellor releasing fingerlings in water bodies

Vice Chancellor addressing students and staff

Inaugurating ‘Experimental Animal House’


Office bearers of various teaching and non-teaching staff unions congratulated and interacted with the Vice-Chancellor on the occasion of completion of his one year in the office today

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

 

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