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February 26, 2015

Media Cell   मीडिया प्रकोष्ठ

No. QSD/MC/02    Dated 25 Feb., 2015

Press Release प्रैस विज्ञप्ति

CSKHPAU promotes thirty three scientists


Palampur 25 February.  CSK H.P. Agriculture University has promoted 33 scientists after getting approval from the Board of Management. Twenty seven associate professors or equivalent have been promoted to the rank of Professors or equivalent and six assistant professors or equivalent have been promoted to the rank of associate professors or equivalent. The University has also promoted one personal assistant to the post of   private secretary and two senior scale stenographers to the post of personal assistants. Similarly, two stenographers have been promoted to the posts of senior scale stenographers and one superintendent grade two has been promoted to the post of superintendent.

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


February 24, 2015

Press Release

No. QSD/MC/01 Dated 23 Feb., 2015


CSKHPAU creates a Media Cell

Palampur 20 February.  To enhance the visibility and better communication of the achievements, CSK H.P. Agriculture University created a media cell.

According to Dr.K.K.Katoch, Vice-Chancellor, the existing Public Relations Unit has been  merged in the newly created cell which will provide a dedicated single window service to the print, electronic and social media.

Dr.K.K.Katoch said that the university was already providing information to the media but wanted to improve the functioning so a single window system has been created. The cell will be responsible for wider publicity of the advancements made in the field of teaching, research and extension education activities of the University by various Public Relations and Communication tools, ensuring that all major events, in which the university engages, both on and off the campus, were successfully covered in the Print, Electronic and Social Media to portray the stated mission of excellence. The media cell will engage in planning, arrangements, co-ordination, follow up of all Public Relations activities with the effective support of the administration. The cell will also ensure effective and focused communication.

Dr.Katoch told that the Media Cell will also be responsible for highlighting the decisions emanating from the meetings of various statutory bodies of the university which help in image building and benefiting general masses.

The Vice-Chancellor told that the Joint Director (Information and Public Relations) has been made Incharge of the Media Cell and declared spokesman for the university. He will also organize press-conference of the Vice-Chancellor with the authorized media persons and contact newspapers and electronic channels to elicit their views on the requisite inputs from the university from time to time.



February 23, 2015

Public Relations Unit   

 No. QSD/MC/718Dated 21 Feb., 2015


Press Release

Inter-college youth festival begins at CSKHPAU 

Palampur  21 February. Dr.K.K.Katoch, Vice-Chancellor, CSK Himachal Pradesh Agriculture University inaugurated inter –college youth festival.

He said that such events help the students to develop a spirit of competitiveness and cooperation. He advised the students to show their best talent in various events so that a good team is sent to participate in All -India Agricultural Youth Festival to be held at National Dairy Research Institute, Karnal, next month.

Dr.S.S.Kanwar, Students’ Welfare Officer informed that 175 students from the constituent colleges of the university will take part in 15 events like Theatre, Music, Fine arts and literary events in the two –days festival. All the statutory officers, teachers, non-teaching staff and students attended the inaugural ceremony.


February 23, 2015

Public Relations Unit   

 No. QSD/MC/717 Dated 20 Feb., 2015


Press Release

CSKHPAU opens gateway for international collaborations

Palampur  20 February. A maiden joint meeting of the Monitoring and Guidance and Executive Committee of the recently constituted International Coordination Cell (ICC) was held at CSK H.P. Agriculture University.


While addressing the members, Dr.K.K.Katoch, Vice-Chancellor, said that the university has opened a gateway for international collaborations  in the areas of teaching, research and extension education activities. He asked the members of executive committee to prepare a roadmap at the earliest so that some students from some foreign countries were enrolled in the university in the coming academic session. The university has already developed a protocol and developed quality facilities for providing top class education to the students. The existing rules for admission of foreign students will be elaborated.The executive committee should project the institution among prospective countries through embassies and prepare a proper database for it. The committee should also help in implementing memorandum of understandings (MOU) done in the past and prepare ground for future MOUs with like-minded institutions so that the stakeholders were benefitted. He also asked the members to identify and help in generating resources for faculty exchange programme. Dr.K.K.Katoch, asked the members to support and extend help to foreign alumni of the University as it would enhance the visibility of the university activities in the foreign lands.

Shri Ranjit Singh, Registrar-cum-Liaison Officer, Dr.S.P.Sharma, Director of Research, Dr. Kamlesh Singh, Dean, College of Basic Sciences, Dr.Sanjit Katoch, Dean, Dr.G.C.Negi College of Veterinary and Animal Sciences, Dr.Rekha Malhotra, Dean, College of  Home Science, Dr.J. Shekhar ,Dean, Post Graduate Studies;  all members of Monitoring and Guidance  and Dr. H.K.Chaudhary, Convener, executive committee, assured that the executive committee will  assist  the university to forge alliances with institutions within country and abroad for the common good of students and farmers. Dr.Sanjay Sharma, Professor, Dr.Rajesh Rajput, Associate Professor, Dr.Y.S.Chandel,  Warden, International Students’ Hostel;  Dr.R.S.Chandel, Programme Director, Human Resource Development & Placement Cell and  Dr.Hirday Paul Singh, Joint Director( Information & Public Relations) ; all  members of  ICC Executive Committee also attended the meeting.



February 21, 2015

Public Relations Unit

 No. QSD/PRU/716 Dated 19 Feb., 2015


Press Release

CSKHPKV experts extend consultancy to field vets through dedicated web portal


Palampur 19 February.  The veterinary scientists of CSK Himachal Pradesh Agriculture University will be extending their expertise through interactive web portal to the veterinarians working in field veterinary hospitals in Himachal Pradesh.

The web portal  has been launched with an intention to provide a two way interactive portal to quickly address the queries of the veterinarians working in hospitals. They can upload the picture, text or video on this portal and the panel of experts will address the queries. It is having video streams and images for e- learning which will assist them in routine health management. The portal will help in creating a working link between the State Departmental of Animal husbandry institutions and the university.

This portal has been developed under Rashtriya Krishi Vikas Yojna funded project “Strengthening Veterinary Clinical services through capacity building and continual professional development of Veterinarian’s skill and transfer of adaptive technology to Field Veterinary Hospitals” being executed in the Department of Veterinary Surgery and Radiology, Dr G.C.Negi College of Veterinary and Animal Sciences in the university.

This web portal will ensure to keep pace with the current standards of practice in veterinary and animal science field. It will ensure that knowledge stay relevant and up to date with awareness of the changing trends and directions in the profession. It will help identify focused areas and will open up new possibilities, new knowledge and new skill areas. This type of two way dynamic web portal is first of its kind in India which will provide assistance and consultancy to veterinarians working in field veterinary hospitals.

According to Dr.K.K.Katoch, Vice-Chancellor, this web portal has been conceived keeping in view the  critical need for Veterinary Continuing Professional Development to enhance the skills and competencies of Veterinarians. “Well-crafted and delivered training is important because it delivers benefits to the individual, the profession and the animal keepers”, he added. Dr.Katoch

 said that the  veterinary hospitals in Himachal Pradesh were  located at far flung and scattered areas. The Veterinary professionals can play a major role in realizing increased livestock production by acquiring updated relevant knowledge and extending that knowledge in the form of skilled practice and informed technical advice. The delivery of Veterinary services in term of diagnosis and treatment has advanced tremendously but has not percolated to applied levels at rural vet institutions.

The Vice-Chancellor said that through this website the university will try to promote the quality and quantity of continual professional development to service providers and end users with a goal to turn the most innovative research and latest practices in form of consultancy. The Vice-Chancellor also appreciated the efforts of Dr. Adarsh Kumar, Project Coordinator    and Prof S.K.Sharma, head of Veterinary Surgery and Radiology department for this noble cause and expected that it will be of much help to the users thus benefitting the livestock keepers. This web portal was launched by Shri Virbhadra Singh, Chief Minister, during his visit to the university on 16 February.



February 12, 2015

Public Relations Unit

Significant University Activities for the month of January 2015

Key Highlights

Ø  Dr.K.K.Katoch, Vice-Chancellor, addressed the University staff on New Year day and informed that CSKHPAU has prepared a roadmap for financial sustainability and was working on it to increase its domestic income manifold. He also unfolded plans for the year and emphasized to improve the services to the students and farmers.

Ø  The  University created an International Coordination Cell (ICC) to coordinate the major University activities like academic, research and extension programmes with the foreign institutions and universities. The Registrar has been declared as Liaison Officer with an International Coordination Cell Executive Committee and Monitoring and Guidance Committee.The Vice-Chancellor will be chairman of a nine member committee which will monitor and guide the affairs of ICC Executive Committee. All the Deans of four constituent colleges, Dean, Post Graduate Studies, Directors of Research and Extension Education and Students’ Welfare Officer will be other member of monitoring and guidance committee. A seven member committee, with  Dr.H.K.Chaudhary, Head, Department  of Crop Improvement as Convenor will coordinate activities of the University within and outside country with various institutions.

Ø  The Vice-Chancellor chaired  ‘National Youth Day’ function organized by Chinmaya Organization and delivered a lecture on “Role of Youth in protection and promotion of Women Rights in H.P.”  on 12 January.

Ø  Dr.K.K.Katoch, Vice-Chancellor, chaired Kisan Mela organized by Ambuja Cement at Darlaghat and delivered a talk on 17 January.


Ø  A project proposal entitled “Bio-efficacy data generation for product Glyphosate 71% SG (Ammonium Salt) on the crop Tea and Non-cropped area” worth Rs. 1.60 lac with Dr. Dinesh Badiyala, Principal Scientist & Head, Deptt. of Agronomy, Forages and Grassland Management, as P.I. of the project has been sanctioned to this University by the Coromandel International Limited, Secunderabad, (A.P.)

Ø  ICAR funded research project entitled, “ All India network programme on neonatal mortality in farm animals” with a financial outlay of Rs.94 lac has been sanctioned to the Deptt of Vety Pathology with Dr.V.K.Gupta, Dr.R.D.Patil, Dr.Desh Raj and Dr.P.Mitra as Co-PI.

Ø  Two research project proposals viz. (i) “Application of microbial bio inoculants(s) for extraction of flax fibre” amounting to Rs. 64.61 lac, ((ii) “Dissemination of Protected Cultivation Technology among the Farmers of Low-Hills Sub Montane/ Sub Tropical Conditions of Himachal Pradesh” amounting to Rs. 32.28 lac have been submitted to National Institute of Research on Jute & Allied Fibre Tech. (NIRJAFT), Kolkata and National Horticulture Board, Govt. of India, Haryana, respectively for consideration and necessary funding.


Extension Education

Ø  The Directorate of Extension Education and KVKs organized 48 training programmes which were attended by 1344  farmers.

Ø  767 farmers from all over the State visited the University and KVKs for technical guidance.

Ø  Eighteeen Kisan mobile advisory services were provided to 12508 farmers by KVKs.

Ø  Department of Agronomy, Forage and Grassland Management organized one day awareness programme on Resilient Agriculture on 28 January  at KVK, Bara.

Ø  Five trainings were organized on soil health and soil fertility management to the officers from the Deptt of  Agriculture, H.P.  

Ø  Department of Tea Husbandry and Agro forestry organized one day training on management of Tea Plantation on  28 January.


Ø  Deptt. of  Vety .Gynaecology & Obstetrics conducted three infertility camps under RKVY project. It also organized  six training-cum-clinical camps in Mandi, Sirmour and Solan districts under DST project.

Ø  403  clinical cases were diagnosed & treated in clinics and 137 samples were analyzed.


Ø  Dr GCN COVAS generated an income of  Rs.61,48,037  only, College of Agriculture generated an income of Rs. 7,97,090 only and the Directorate of Extension Education generated an amount of Rs.56,062 only.

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