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September 19, 2014

Public Relations Unit

No. QSD/PRU/683 Dated: 19 September, 2014

Press Release

 

UG Segment convocation of College of Basic  Sciences

Development in Basic Sciences must for economic prosperity: Dr.K.K.Katoch, Vice-Chancellor

 

Palampur 19 September. Dr.K.K.Katoch, Vice-Chancellor, CSK Himachal Pradesh Agriculture University has underlined the importance of Basic Science in research and applied sciences. As chief guest in the under graduate segment convocation of the College of Basic Sciences, the Vice-Chancellor told that development in Basic Sciences ensured economic prosperity. He said that scientific knowledge was more essential for wealth creation than either capital or land. Dr. Katoch said that without a proper foundation in Basic Sciences it was very difficult to achieve a sustainable scientific development.

The Chief Guest desired that the attention of students should be drawn towards sciences with an assurance of a career so that students can choose the science stream. “There has been more use of modern biology and chemistry techniques in crop breeding, mineral nutrition, chemical analysis of soil, plant and various agricultural products. The importance of Basic Sciences has also been realized by Indian Council of Agricultural Research(ICAR) and a decision had been taken to allow the graduates from Basic Science stream to get admission in Masters’ programme in Agricultural Sciences”, he informed.

 Dr.K.K.Katoch also advocated that knowledge should be translated into innovations providing economic or social value. The transfer of knowledge for economic growth has revolutionized the world. He said that his University was making impressive strides in providing innovation and technology led growth in the region while creating better access to higher education right in rural areas. He told the  University has been assessed by SWISO India Pvt. Ltd. for quality management system and found that the design, delivery and assessment of teaching, research, extension and consultancy services in the area of Agriculture, Veterinary & Animal Sciences, Home Science, Basic Sciences and allied sectors were in accordance with the requirement of quality of ISO 9001: 2008 standard. The College of Basic Sciences was also accredited by the University Grant Commission as well as by the ICAR. He called upon the degree recipients to continuously strive for making the world a better place to live.

 The Vice-Chancellor also conferred 333 degrees and 207 students received their degrees in person. He also presented seven   gold medals and 46 certificates of honour.

Shri Rattan Gautam, HAS, Registrar, lead the convocation procession, read the permission of the Chancellor and conducted the proceedings of the convocation.

Dr.Kamlesh Singh, Dean, College of Basic Sciences, while presenting the achievements told that since the inception of the college, 597 students have earned their degrees in Under Graduate and 232 in Post Graduate programmes in the college. Presently 270 undergraduates and 22 post graduate students were continuing their studies in the college. The Dean informed that conscious efforts had been made to provide quality academic, extra-curricular, co-curricular and other requisite facilities to the students. NCC, NSS, sports and cultural programmes, etc. were regular features of the academic calendar. Thirteen students qualified   for National Eligibility Test or Senior Research Fellowships .Two students have been awarded Chief Minister Gold Medal. In addition, 15 students were commissioned in Army and 2 joined Himachal administrative or police services. The College has taken steps to form Alumni Association of the college of Basic Sciences which would be ultimately a part of University Alumni Association.

He told that faculty members have completed 32 research projects with budget outlay of 1044.96 lakh from the various national and international funding  and  11 projects worth Rs. 254.55 lakh were in progress.

Members of University Senate,  Members of Board of Management, Members of Academic Council, Members of Faculty, parents of degree recipients, some officers from  local administration   attended the solemn occasion.

 

The Chief Guest being received by the Registrar Sh Rattan Gautam

Vice-Chancellor Dr.K.K.Katoch conferring degrees and awarding Gold Medals

 

Vice-Chancellor delivering the Convocation address

A view of the dais and degree recipients


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

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September 17, 2014

Public Relations Unit

No. QSD/PRU/682 Dated: 17 September, 2014

Press Release

UG Segment convocation of College of Home Science

 

CSKHPAU should play an active role in developing food processing technology: Shri Mukesh Agnihotri

 

Palampur 15 September. Shri Mukesh Agnihotri, Minister of  Industry, Labour & Employment, Parliamentary affairs, Information  & Public Relations has asked the CSK H.P. Agriculture University to work on modern and easy to adopt food and fruit processing technology  so that the famers may adopt it  to improve their economy. As Chief Guest, the minister was addressing the twelfth convocation of College of Home Science, here today

Shri Agnihotri said that different kinds of fruit and vegetables were grown in the State but there were limited processing facilities. If the university comes forward to develop easy to adopt processing technology then farmers would be benefited. Shri Agniohotri informed that there were very good schemes to establish food processing industry and the Govt. was giving land on lease and subsidy to the tune of Rs. 10 crore. He also advised the university to establish linkages with industry. He told that the state government will extend all help in extending the new technology and useful research to the farmers of the H.P.

Shri Agnihotri said  that education was a key to success and it illuminates human mind and also makes the society cultured.The students should contribute their mite in nation building and development. The minister also elaborated about various initiatives of the government in the areas of education and informed that there were more than 15000 educational institutes in government sector. The Govt. was spending Rs.4282 crore on education and was committed to make the State an education hub. He said that farm varsity had earned name and fame in the country and desired it to continue to excel in the given areas of teaching, research and extension education

The minister also awarded nine gold medals to the students.

Dr.K.K.Katoch, Vice-Chancellor of the University read the exhortation and conferred degrees on 120 students and 73 students received their graduate degrees in person. He also awarded 22 certificates of honour to the students.

Shri Rattan Gautam, HAS, Registrar, lead the convocation procession, read the permission of the Chancellor and conducted the proceedings of convocation.

Dr.Rekha Malhotra, Dean, College of Home Science while elaborating about various achievements in the areas of academics, research and extension education. She told that besides, B.Sc .(Home Science honors), her college was also offering B.Tech. (Food Science & Technology) and B.Sc.  (Hospitality & Hotel Administration. A Memorandum of Understanding has been signed by the University with Punjab Agricultural University, Ludhiana for exchange of Ph.D. students for one semester of the programme in the field of Food Science and Nutrition to develop a collaborative liaison of mutual benefits and for jointly undertaking educational and scholarly activities. She told that 17 students of the college qualified the Junior Research Fellowship Test conducted by Indian Council of Agricultural Research. One student got INSPIRE Fellowship from DST in the year 2012 for pursuing Ph. D. programme. A number of initiatives have been taken towards quality improvement in the education. All the laboratories have been renovated and equipped with latest infrastructure for undergraduate and post graduate classes.A mega project on “Setting up of Food Testing Laboratory” at CSK HPKV has been sanctioned by the Ministry of Food Processing Industries, Govt. of India in the year 2013 worth Rs. 211.81 lakhs.  This project when in operation will be very useful for the professional and industrial personnel of the State and adjoining areas. 

Members of University Senate,  Members of Board of Management, Members of Academic Council, Members of Faculty, parents of degree recipients, officers from the State Deptt. of Industry, Information & Public Relations, local administration   and university staff attended the formal occasion.

Shri Mukesh Agnihotri, the Chief Guest being received by the Registrar Sh Rattan Gautam

A view of the dais and degree recipients

 

The Vice-Chancellor conferring degrees

The Minister awarding Gold Medals

 

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

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September 15, 2014

Public Relations Unit

No. QSD/PRU/681 Dated: 15 September, 2014

Press Release

UG Segment convocation of Dr. G C Negi College of Veterinary & Animal Sciences

Animal husbandry offers a better scope for marginal farmers: Dr. K. K. Katoch, Vice-Chancellor

 

Palampur 15 September. Dr.K.K.Katoch, Vice-Chancellor, CSK Himachal Pradesh Agriculture University has appreciated the veterinary graduates from Dr.G.C.Negi College of Veterinary & Animal Sciences (Dr.GCN COVAS) for serving the livestock keepers of the state with dedication. As chief guest in the UG Segment convocation of the college, the Vice-Chancellor told that animal husbandry sector was contributing 22 percent to National Agricultural GDP. The contribution of animal husbandry sector to agricultural GDP in Himachal Pradesh was more than 50 percent.

 He said that that animal husbandry offered a better scope for marginal farmers whose income from agriculture was dwindling fast due to vagaries of weather, fragmentation of landholdings, insect-pest problems, monkey menace and poor pricing, etc. Dr.K.K.Katoch told that the country needed around 72000 veterinarians against the availability of 43000. He complemented the faculty members, non-teaching staff and students for working hard for the enhancement of livestock production and effective animal health cover in the state.

 “The veterinary graduates from Dr.GCN COVAS are highly respected and sought-after and till date this college has produced 685 veterinary graduates” he added. He told that the college was having excellent infrastructural facilities like Advanced Multispecialty Hospital and Farmers Capacity Centre, Critical care unit, Pasteurization unit etc and had procured various state-of-art equipments and strengthened its Laboratories, Farms and Hostels from the fund provided by the State and central governments. The Vice-Chancellor conferred 275 degrees, 30 gold medals and  22 certificates of honour to the students and delivered convocation address.143 students received degrees in person.

Shri Rattan Gautam, HAS, Registrar, lead the convocation procession, read the permission of the Chancellor and conducted the proceedings of convocation.

Dr.Sanjit Katoch, Dean of the college , while presenting the progress report told that his college was fulfilling the objectives to generate technical human resource as well as to conduct area specific research and to cater needs of the livestock sector in Himachal Pradesh. The college was amongst the first institution in the country to adopt the Veterinary Council of India regulations of minimum standards of Veterinary education for the award of Bachelor of Veterinary Sciences and Animal Husbandry degree since the academic year 1994-95. The college has 18 departments besides two service units in the form of a Livestock Farm and Veterinary Clinic cum teaching complex including the department of Fisheries.

The passed-out graduates of the college were serving in the State Animal Husbandry Department, engaged in private practices, serving the Indian Army in its Remounts Veterinary Corps, Indo-Tibet Border Police, Border Security Force and Sashastara Seema Surksha Bal, working in pharmaceutical and nutraceutical companies in India and abroad, administrative services, and few of them are working as faculty and research scientists in reputed institutions in India and abroad. He told that graduates of Veterinary College secured 1st and 2nd   ranks during the year 2012-13 at All India level JRF examination conducted by Indian Council of Agricultural Research and every year 10 to 15 students were getting fellowships. In the year 2011, eight students from this college were selected and recommended for serving Indian Army in Remount Veterinary Corps.  During last year, one student has been selected for IAS and 3 students for Himachal Administrative Services and four students for paramilitary forces and three for Agricultural Research Services.

He also presented department wise achievements in the areas of teaching, research and extension education. The Dean informed that efforts were on for establishment of an animal biotechnology centre which will take collaborative animal research to the advanced level. During last five years, research projects to the tune of Rs. 28 crore were started in the college. He also informed about the achievements of students and staff.

Members of University Senate,  Members of Board of Management, Members of Academic Council, Members of Faculty, parents of degree recipients, officers from the State Deptt. of Animal husbandry  and university staff attended the formal occasion.

 

A view of the Chief Guest and others at dais

 

Vice-Chancellor conferring degrees and gold medals


 

Degree recipients and other guests in the auditorium

 

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

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September 14, 2014

Public Relations Unit

No. QSD/PRU/680 Dated: 14 September, 2014

Press Release

Farm Officers’ Workshop on Rabi Crops

Progressive farmers should inspire others to adopt scientific farming: Dr.K.K.Katoch

 

Palampur 14 September. Dr.K.K.Katoch, Vice-Chancellor, CSK Himachal Pradesh Agriculture University has exhorted the progressive farmers to become harbingers of change in their respective districts so that other farmers may emulate them to adopt scientific farming. He was addressing officers from the State Department of Agriculture, University scientists and progressive farmers during the inaugural ceremony of State level Agriculture Officers’ Workshop on Rabi crops.

The Vice-Chancellor declared that his university will work in close cohesion with the State Deptt. of Agriculture to develop  one  model village in each constituency  under ‘ Chief Minister Model village scheme’. Similarly, the Krishi Vigyan Kendras have been directed to adopt poly-houses in  each development block in Himachal Pradesh. Young farmers will be trained to repair and maintain poly-houses. He also directed Krishi Vigyan Kendras  to organize district level ‘Kisan Mela’for the benefit of local farmers.

The Vice-Chancellor told that there was immense possibility of crop diversification in remote and inaccessible areas in the State which have got road connectivity. The small and marginal farmers should be encouraged to form cooperatives to judiciously utilize resources. He also discussed issues like soil conservation, fertigation based on soil testing, natural resource management and underlined the importance of farm mechanization in the hill state .He advised that when-ever any new food crop variety is developed; efforts should be made to get feedback about its quality from stake holders. The Vice-Chancellor also assured that all efforts will be made to increase crop production in the State. He also welcomed some progressive farmers from different regions of the state and told that his university had taken lead in reserving front seat for farmers in all farmers’ related functions as they were the ones who can inspire many other farmers to learn the intricacies of modern farming and deserve special respect.

Dr.J.C.Rana, Director, Deptt of Agriculture, H.P. informed about the arrangements made for farm inputs for ensuing Rabi season. He said that conditions were ideal for timely sowing of early crop varieties and farmers should be encouraged to reap the benefits of adequate soil moisture. He told that   crop production target of 16 lac metric ton has been fixed and 76 thousand quintal seed has been arranged. Under ‘National Food Security Mission’ Rs 12 crore will be spent for crop demonstrations. Under ‘ Rashtriya Krishi Vikas Yojna’ projects  worth Rs. 86 crore will be implemented.

Dr.S.P.Sharma, Director of Research, elaborated about various research achievements and priorities of the University. He told about newly developed wheat variety HPW 368(Palam Gehun 2) and  Gobhi Sarson variety  GSC7.He said that 136 research projects worth Rs. 5524 lac were in operation in the University.

Dr.Atul, Director of Extension Education, told that modern technology has been introduced for information dissemination. Weather advisory services through SMS have been initiated in four districts of the State and only last week it has further been introduced at block level in Hamirpur district. Social media will also be extensively used for this purpose and all eight Krishi Vigyan Kendras have been asked to use it. Feedback mechanism to improve trainings have also been introduced recently.

Dr.N.K.Pathania, Dean, College of Agriculture, Progressive farmers Ms. Jyoti Pruthi (Mandi) and Messers Subhash Sharma(Sirmour), Banta Ram Thakur(Kullu) Parma Ram(Mandi), Garib Das (Kangra), Paras Ram(Kangra) and Onkar Saini(Kangra) also took active part in the discussions and gave suggestions.

A view of dias

A view of the progressive farmers, scientists and officers.


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

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September 14, 2014

Public Relations Unit

Significant University Activities for the month of August, 2014

 

Key Highlights

Ø  Fish stocking day was celebrated in the University on 1 August. Dr K.K. Katoch, Vice-Chancellor released around fifteen thousand fingerlings in various water bodies at the campus.

Ø  Annual Inter College Indoor sports competitions were organised  from  22-28 August. Dr.K.K.Katoch, Vice-Chancellor inaugurated and he  also distributed the prizes during closing ceremony.

Ø  Meetings of Extension Council and Research Council were organized and Chaired by Dr. K.K. Katoch,Vice-Chancellor on 2 August.

Ø  The  Vice Chancellor chaired University Anti-Ragging Committee Meeting on 22 August.

 

Research

Ø  A research project proposal entitled “High resolution linkage map and draft genome sequencing in horsegram (Macrotyloma uniflorum) amounting to Rs. 5.26 lakh with Dr. Rakesh Kumar Chahota, Associate Professor, Deptt. of Agril. Biotechnology, as P.I. of the project has been sanctioned to this University by the Deptt. of Science and Technology, GOI, New Delhi.

Ø  Five project proposals viz. (i) “Provision of confirmatory disease diagnostics and services for small ruminants of Himachal Pradesh to enhance productivity” amounting to Rs.54.89 (ii) “A Base Line Survey of Lift Irrigation Scheme of Upper Beat Area in Una District of Himachal Pradesh ”  amounting to Rs.6.13 lakh (iii) “Sustainable  Production  and Value Addition underutilized Crops” amounting to Rs.2.0 lakh (iv) “Deciphering diversity  at er cloci for diversification of powdery mildew resistance in pea” amounting to Rs.32.06 lakh and (v) “Bovine Tuberculosis Immunoepidemiology: A comparative analysis of poly functional immune response and skin test reaction” amounting to Rs.13.99 lakh have been submitted to Director of Animal Husbandry, Govt. of HP., Supdt. Engineer(IPH), Una, ICAR, New Delhi,  DST, New Delhi and UGC, New Delhi respectively for consideration and necessary funding.

Extension Education

Ø  The Directorate of Extension Education and KVKs organized 70 training programmes on various aspects which were attended by 2498 farmers. 169 Telephone help lines were attended by the ATIC.  686 farmers visited the University and KVKs for technical guidance.

Ø  Sixteen Front line Demonstrations and five On Farm Trial were conducted by KVKs.

Ø  Three days training was imparted to Veterinary Officers of State Animal Husbandry Deptt.

Ø  474 clinical cases were diagnosed & treated in clinics and 272 samples were analyzed.

Ø  Four clinical camps camps were organized by the team of Dr.GCN COVAS.

Ø  8340 fingerlings and 39 golden fish were distributed to the farmers.

Ø  Fifty three lectures were delivered to farmers and field officers in different aspects by the scientists of COA.

Miscellaneous

Ø  The Studnets Welfare Organisation organized the lectures of Vice-Chancellor, Deans of the constituent colleges in the University Auditorium on 5 August, in order to sensitize the students about ragging , measures to prevent ragging and punishments to be inflicted for this offence, to all the teaching, non teaching staff and students of the University.

Ø  The organization also organized college-wise freshers’ counseling by counselor Dr.M.S.Vignesha, Dean, Students Welfare, UAHS, , Karnataka on 7-8 August.

Ø  A lecture on  “Prevention of Sexual Harassment at Workplace” by  Dr.(Mrs.) Neelam Sharma, Chairperson, Sexual Harassment Committee, was organized on 20 August . All  the employees and students attended the lecture.

Ø  College of Agriculture bagged first position and  Dr.GCN COVAS remained runners-up in  Annual Inter College Matches for the year 2014-15.

  Ø  Scientists participation in the following workshops: Workshop of AICRP on Integrated Farming System at CCS HAU, Hisar, Haryana on 11-13 August, Interaction exhibition of new technology at NIT, Hamirpur and National Innovation Foundation, Ahmedabad, National Crop Meeting of AICRP (Forage crops) at PAU, Ludhiana  and Annual Group Meeting of Linseed and Safflower at MARS, UAS, Raichur, Karnataka in August.

Finance

Ø  Dr GCN COVAS generated an income of Rs. 27,40,554 only, the  College of Agriculture generated an income of Rs. 3,78,520 only  and Directorate of Extension Education generated Rs. 10,628 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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Dr.Hirday Paul Singh
Jt.Director(Info & PR)
CSK H.P.Agri.University
Palampur 176062

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September 05, 2014

Public Relations Unit

No. QSD/PRU/678 Dated: 12 September, 2014

Press Release

UG Segment convocation of College of Agriculture

Integrate farm growth with developments in other sectors. Shri Sujan Singh Pathania

 

Palampur 12 September. Shri Sujan Singh Pathania, Minister of Multi Purpose Projects & Power, Agriculture and Non-Conventional Energy Sources, has appreciated the farm graduates from CSK H.P. Agriculture University for contributing substantially in improving the agriculture productivity in Himachal Pradesh. As chief guest, he was addressing the twelfth convocation of College of Agriculture, here today.

The Minister said that annual revenue of about Rs. 15,000 crore was generated from agriculture and allied sectors and the college has produced more than 1600 graduates who were  contributing considerably in transforming the agriculture scenario of Himachal Pradesh. He told that at national level, agriculture was contributing 13.7 per cent to National GDP. The contribution of agriculture sector in the state was 15 per cent  of the state GDP. Shri Pathania said that agriculture had become a challenge due to vagaries of weather, climatic variations, fragmentation of landholdings, pest & disease problems, unorganized marketing and pulls and pushes of world trade etc. Under this situation, there was a need to maintain a steady growth rate of at least 4 per cent in the agriculture sector. Though, the growth of agriculture is very promising, yet in order to make our country a global leader in agriculture, it is imperative to integrate it with developments in other related sectors. The developments in Information Technology over the past few decades were tremendous and offered great potential in improving crop husbandry. Various modern technologies like precision farming, organic agriculture, pest surveillance and forecasting, molecular breeding and biotechnological approaches offer vast opportunities for enhancing agriculture productivity, thereby ensuring economical as well as nutritional security. “Knowledge based system has a key role in addressing the issues which requires better understanding and application”, he added.

The Minister expressed the  Government’s commitment for the farming community and discussed about various  initiatives and schemes like Rashtriya Krishi Vikas Yojana , National Food Security Mission Japan International Corporation Agency funded project, Agricultural Technology Management Agency, Watershed Programmes, Horticulture Technology Mission and Dr. Y. S. Parmar Kisaan Bagwan Samridhi Yojna to improve the livelihood security of resource poor farmers in different agro-climatic zones of the state. 

Shri Sujan Singh Pathania also advised the neo-graduates to be prepared to boldly face the new challenges and inculcate confidence and competence so as to serve the society as a responsible and sensitive citizen of the country. He also congratulated the faculty members, non-teaching staff and students of the college for working hard for the education of rural students and upliftment of the farming community of the state. The Minister also awarded gold medals to 32 students.

 Dr.K.K.Katoch, Vice-Chancellor of the University read the exhortation and conferred degrees on 413 students and 262 students received their graduate degrees in person. The Vice-Chancellor also awarded certificates of honour.

Shri Rattan Gautam, HAS,Registrar, read the permission of the Chancellor and conducted the proceedings of convocation.

Dr. N.K. Pathania, Dean, College of Agriculture informed that convocation was being held after eight years. He told that his college was offering Master’s Degree Programme in 9 disciplines and Doctoral Degree Programme in 8 disciplines. The students’ strength was 294 at under graduate level and 205 at Post graduate level. Keeping pace with the needs of the changing times, the College upgraded the Undergraduate programme from B.Sc. (Agriculture) to B.Sc. (Honors) Agriculture during academic session 2008-09 and adopted the revised course curricula including the Rural Agricultural Work Experience programme as approved by the Indian Council of Agricultural Research(ICAR) to enhance the knowledge and skill in the field of agriculture for inculcating confidence and competence for commercialization of Agriculture.The concepts of ‘Earn While You Learn’ , ‘Experiential Learning’ and ‘Plant Clinics’ have been introduced in the course curricula of the undergraduate programme to sharpen their skills and knowledge to become successful entrepreneurs. He also elaborated about various other achievements of the students in NCC, NCC, Sport and cultural programmes. Fifty five students have qualified National Eligibility Test conducted by Indian Council of Agricultural Research and 15 other students joined Agricultural Research. Sixty three students have qualified the Junior Research Fellowship examination of ICAR.

 For quality seed monitoring, a DNA fingerprinting laboratory has been established in the Department of Seed Science and Technology. Till date, DNA fingerprinting of 32 private hybrids of maize and 6 varieties of rajmash has been done. For the management of the fruit fly in cucurbitaceous vegetables, the Department of Entomology has developed and popularized the ‘Palam Trap’. The Department of Agricultural Engineering has developed 13 farm implements and tools for reducing the drudgery of women in agriculture. More than 50 naturally ventilated polyhouses and 10 high-tech polyhouses have been constructed for the practical farm training in protected cultivation. The  college also prepared District Agriculture Plans which were appreciated by the Planning Commission, Govt. of India. Seventeen faculty members of the College have visited abroad to acquire advanced trainings in their respective fields of specialization. Eight fellowships have also been bagged by the faculty of the College. More than 40 varieties of wheat, rice, maize, pulses, oilseeds, fodder and vegetables were developed and released for cultivation in the state and there is huge demand for supply of quality seed of these varieties. The faculty of College of Agriculture is providing free consultancy services to the farming community of the state by solving their day to day agriculture related problems. The different departments of College of Agriculture have generated income to the tune of Rs. 17 crore.

Members of University Senate, Members of Board of Management, Members of Academic Council, Members of Faculty, parents of degree recipients, officers from the Deptt. of Agriculture and university staff attended the solemn occasion.

 

A view of the dais 

The Minister awarding gold medals

Vice-Chancellor conferring the degrees

 

The degree recipients

 

Dr.Hirday Paul Singh

Jt.Director(Info & PR)
CSK H.P.Agri.University
Palampur 176062

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September 05, 2014

Public Relations Unit

No. QSD/PRU/676 Dated: 05 September, 2014

 

Photo News

 

Dr.K.K.Katoch, Vice-Chancellor, CSK Himachal Pradesh Agriculture, who is leading a three member delegation to  Mongolian University of Life Sciences (MULS) , interacted with its the President Dr. T. Kheruuga,Vice-President Professor Gombo Gantulga and Professor Batchuun Jalbasuren. The President expressed a strong desire for cooperation in the field of Teaching, Research, Extension and Business. Dr. Katoch expressed his University’s interest in (i)  exchange of UG and PG students, faculty exchange in the fields of agriculture and veterinary and animal husbandry, so that trained human resource may be developed for better conduct of research; (ii) agriculture, veterinary and animal husbandry, home science and basic sciences, which included cooperation in the field of improvement of crops especially winter wheat, barley, oats, sea- buckthorn and fodder and forage crops especially production of Lucerne which can only be had in cold desert / cold area. In the field of animal husbandry collaboration can be had with respect to the Spiti horse, Gaddi goat, chegu / pashmina goat and yak; and various other aspects. Other collaboration areas which were highlighted were Natural resource Management (Soil and Water Conservation), Organic agriculture, bio-pesticide formulation for insect pest control, studies on climate change and mitigation of ill impact on crops and livestock, characterization and improvement of local breeders of animals; veterinary health services; animal nutrition; fodder cultivation and rangeland management. (iii) Regarding extension methodologies for faster dissemination of technologies to the end users and (iv) as far as business issues were concerned offer for export of Organic Tea from CSKHPAU Palampur can be done subject to completion of all the codal formalities; organization of joint symposium. Seminars and conference in the field of common interest; exchange of books published by both the universities; exchange of planting material of sea-buckthorn and technologies related to its utilization; and also establishment of joint business enterprises.

 Mr. Batbold, Member of Parliament, Govt. of Mongolia, who is also the Member of Council of the Mongolian University of Life Sciences welcomed the Memorandum of Understanding between both universities for the development of agriculture in Mongolia and Himachal Pradesh. Shri Kewal Singh Pathania, Member, Board of Management (BOM) of CSKHPAU interacted with the Student Council Member Mr. Batbold. He invited him and the President of on behalf of Shri Virbhadra Singh,Chief Minister of Himachal Pradesh. The role of BOM at CSKHPAU is similar to that of Student Council of Management at MULS, where the member of this council are appointed by the Government of Mongolia on the similar pattern as is done for CSKHPAU in Himachal Pradesh.

Dr. S. P Sharma, Director of Research, made a presentation on the overview through a Power Point Presentation to the Vice-President. A documentary film on the activities of CSK Himachal Pradesh Agricultural University was also screened to acquaint the officers of MULS.

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

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