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January 24, 2015

Public Relations Unit

No. QSD/PRU/714 Dated  24 Jan, 2015 

Press Release

CSKHPAU establishes International Coordination Cell for effective linkages

 

Palampur 24 January. CSK H.P. Agriculture University created an International Coordination Cell (ICC) here today 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.

According to Dr.K.K.Katoch, Vice-Chancellor, this cell will finalize all modalities with whom CSKHPAU has entered or will enter into memorandum of association for effective linkages within India and abroad. The ICC will also seek support and extend help to foreign alumni of the University for enhancing visibility of the university activities in the foreign lands.

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 will coordinate activities of the university within and outside country with various institutions. Dr.H.K.Chaudhary, Head, Department  of Crop Improvement has been made convener  with Dr.Sanjay Sharma, Professor, Deptt of Soil Science; Dr.Rajesh Rajput, Associate Professor, Deptt of  Veterinary Anatomy; Warden, International Students’ Hostel; Programme Director, Human Resource Development & Placement Cell and Joint Director( Information & Public Relations) as other members of  ICC Executive Committee.

Dr.K.K.Katoch expressed the hope that the newly created ICC will enable the university to forge alliances with institutions within country and abroad for the common good of students and farmers.
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Dr.Hirday Paul Singh
Jt.Director(Info & PR)
CSK H.P.Agri.University
Palampur 176062

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January 24, 2015

Public Relations Unit

No. QSD/PRU/713 Dated  23 Jan, 2015 

Press Release

CSKHPAU to create International Coordination Cell

Palampur 23 January. CSK H.P. Agriculture University has decided to create an International Coordination Cell (ICC) to coordinate the major university activities like academic, research and extension programmes with  the foreign institutions and universities. According to Dr.K.K.Katoch, Vice-Chancellor, this cell will finalize all modalities with whom CSKHPAU has entered or will enter into memorandum of association for effective linkages within India and abroad.

Orders have been issued to run the Food Processing Plant in the College of Home Science for sixteen hours daily on commercial lines.  This plant will process different value added products based on hill crops, fruits and vegetables.  These products are likely to be made available within next two weeks through Agricultural Technology Information Centre (ATIC) initially under the brand name ‘Him Palam’. ATIC center is already making available various items produced in the university farms and other units like improved seed, organic tea, cattle feed, eggs, biscuits, turmeric powder, honey, farm literature, etc.

All the income generating and entrepreneurial Units are being strengthened to increase domestic income of the university. The university dairy will be run on economically viable basis.   Similarly to curtail expenditure, orders have been issued   to limit expenditure on tours for attending symposia, seminars, workshops etc.  The staff has been directed not to undertake journey by air without prior approval of the competent authority. The scientists will be allowed to take outside University assignments and sidelining activities only when they complete the given university assignments. The seminars and symposiums will be organized strictly as per the guidelines of the Indian Council of Agricultural Research.   

It has also been decided to organize a State level Kisan Mela in April at the University Headquarters and district level Kisan Melas will be organized by the Krishi Vigyan Kendras.  To improve the effectiveness of Project Monitoring and Evaluation Cell, it will be reconstituted soon.  A  Media Coordination Cell is also proposed to be established in the near future. Bee Research Station will be strengthened with a posting of one more scientist there. It has been decided to initiate a programme for the personality development of students with an intention to ignite minds towards effectiveness in personal and professional life. Realizing the importance and necessity for developing skills , a proposal to establish Deen Dayal Upadhyay Centre for Knowledge Acquisition and up-gradation of skilled human abilities and livelihood (Kaushal Kendra) will be submitted to the University Grants Commission.This will help in development of skills among  students  and creating work ready  manpower at large.

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

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January 07, 2015

Public Relations Unit

Significant University Activities for the month of December 2014

Key Highlights

Ø  Mr P.Mitra, IAS, Chief Secretary, Govt. of Himachal Pradesh visited the University on 7 December and  interacted with  Dr.K.K.Katoch, Vice-Chancellor and some other senior officers of the university. The Chief Secretary  advised the University to enhance  its domestic income by increasing  farm produce and selling it  at competitive price. Mr Mitra visited the experimental farm of Horticulture department, Dairy and Fishery units and also the modern veterinary complex in the University. He said that the University was producing quality planting material and it has a demand among farming community and others. The production of such material and other farm produce needs to be increased manifold and made available.Dr.K.K.Katoch, Vice-Chancellor, briefed the Chief Secretary about  teaching, research and extension education activities. He also  told that commercial vegetable  was generating huge  revenue in the State and protected cultivation has bright future in  Himachal Pradesh.

Ø  Mrs Upma Chaudhary, Additional Chief Secreatry(Agriculture) visited the University on 11 Dec and held discussions with the Vice-Chancellor. Dr S.Baldi, Principal  Secretary (Finance) visited the University on 12 December and visited some of the departments. Mr.Rajesh Sharma,Special Secretary(Finance) & Director LAD and Mr.Anil Dutt, Additional Director LAD also also visited the University from 9-11 December.

Ø  The meeting of the Senate was held on 15 December.It was chaired by Dr.K.K.Katoch,Vice-Chancellor.

Ø  A five days Innovation in Science Pursuit for Inspired Research (INSPIRE) internship camp for 184 meritorious students from 34 schools of the districts of Kangra and Una was organized from 26-30 December.Dr.K.K.Katoch, Vice-Chancellor, inaugurated the camp and also was Chief Guest during closing cermomny. He asked the students to pursue a career in science and help the nation in creating a rich human resource pool in various branches of the science. Dr.S.S.Kanwar, Coordinator and  Students Welfare Officer, informed  that the University has organized 12 such inspire  camps in the University with the participation of 1980  students from all over the State.

Research

Ø  A project proposal entitled “Eco-Friendly Management of Sudden Wilt of Bottle Gourd worth Rs. 4.98 lac with Dr. Suman Kumar, Assistant. Scientist, Deptt. of Plant Plant Pathology, as P.I. of the project has been sanctioned to the  University by the Project Director, ATMA, Palampur.

Ø  Three research project proposals viz. (i) “Village Information System (VIS) of selected Villages in distinct Agro-ecological Zones in District Kangra of Himachal Pradesh” amounting to Rs. 36.20 lac, ((ii) “Evaluation of Plantation raised under CAMPA in Kullu and Mandi Regions of Himachal Pradesh” amounting to Rs. 34.07 lac and (iii) “Identification, Mapping and Authentication of Fish Fauna of Himachal Pradesh through DNA Barcoding” worth Rs. 15.88 lac have been submitted to DST, New Delhi,  Principal Chief Conservator of Forests, Himachal Pradesh and UGC, New Delhi, respectively for consideration and necessary funding.

 Extension Education

Ø  The Directorate of Extension Education and KVKs organized 49 training programmes which were attended by 1350  farmers.

Ø  936 farmers from all over the State visited the University and KVKs for technical guidance.

Ø  Women in Agriculture Day was celebrated  by KVK, Kullu and KVK, Mandi on 4 December.

Ø  A training programme on MS Office for the KVK staff was organized  on 28-29 November.

Ø  A team of veterinary scientists from the Department of Gynaecology & Obstetrics, Dr.G C Negi College of Veterinary & Animal Sciences organized six clinical camps in remote villages of district Sirmour. The camps benefitted around 215 livestock keepers. These camps were organized under Rashtriya Krishi Vikas Yojna (RKVY) project to investigate status and incidence of infertility in bovines of Himachal Pradesh.

Ø  428  clinical cases were diagnosed & treated in clinics and 108 samples were analyzed.

Finance

Ø  Dr GCN COVAS generated an income of  Rs.15,06,260 only, College of Agriculture generated an income of Rs. 10,43,833  only and the Directorate of Extension Education generated an amount of Rs.61,826 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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January 01, 2015

Public Relations Unit

No. QSD/PRU/711 Dated  1 Jan, 2015 

Press Release

 

Dr.K.K.Katoch unfolds agenda of the University for New Year 2015

 

Palampur 1 Januray. CSK Himachal Pradesh Agriculture University has prepared a roadmap for financial sustainability and was working on it to increase its domestic income manifold. This was disclosed by Dr.K.K.Katoch, Vice-Chancellor during his New Year address to the university staff, here today.

The Vice-Chancellor told that his university was generating an annual income of Rs.10.5 crore which it intends to increase up to Rs.35 crore in the next decade. The road map for it has been appreciated by the finance committee and many senior officers of the Govt. including Chief Secretary, Additional Chief Secretaries and Principal Secretaries   have also given valuable suggestions which will be implanted for the growth of the university. The finance committee has recommended Rs. 109 crore budget for the university.

 He said that three milk ATMs will be installed in this year, including one at Palampur town and ISO has commended the university for the excellent teaching, research and extension programmes. He said modalities were being worked out to reserve some seats in B.Sc. Agriculture programme for the wards of cultivators. This year, effort will be made to conduct viva -voce examination of post graduate students through video-conferencing and this facility will be extended to Dr.G.C.Negi College of Veterinary and Animal Sciences and two research stations at Kukumseri and Lari. New admissions will be done thought online processing of applications only.

The Vice-Chancellor also informed about the major achievements of the preceding year like holding of five convocations, construction of two new students hostels, creation and strengthening of facilities for students, farmers and staff and assured to carry forward the given mandate with the cooperation of  staff. He said that 81 teachers and 171 non-teaching employees were promoted last year and the promotion case of 34 teachers was under process. The university was sanctioned research projects worth Rs. 7.89 crore and 37 animal treatment camps were organized in very remote areas of the state. Central Purchase and Disposal Unit has been established and land has been identified for the construction of university guest house at Shimla. He also thanked the State government, the Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR) and other funding agencies for support of the university from time to time.

All the statutory officers, teachers and non-teachers and some students were present during the address of the Vice-Chancellor in the university auditorium.
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Dr.Hirday Paul Singh
Jt.Director(Info & PR)
CSK H.P.Agri.University
Palampur 176062

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