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November 26, 2014

The football team of the College of Agriculture who won Inter-college Football championship with Vice-Chancellor Dr.K.K.Katoch  and the team of College of Home Science which was runners up also with Vice-Chancellor.Students Welfare Officer and team incharge teachers of the colleges are also seen in the picture.

 


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

 

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November 25, 2014

Public Relations Unit

No. QSD/PRU/704  Dated: 25 Nov, 2014

Press Release

 

ICAR sanctions  Rs.22 lac  consortium research platform  centre on Borers to CSK HPAU

Palampur 25 November. The Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR) has sanctioned   Rs.22.0 lac Consortium Research Platform (CRP) centre on Borers in Network mode to CSK Himachal Pradesh Agriculture University.

According to  Dr.K.K.Katoch, Vice-Chancellor,  the  newly approved CRP centre on borer will come into operation in the Department of Entomology in the College of Agriculture in the University. To begin with, the ICAR has sanctioned a sum of  Rs.22 lac  and the project will play a significant role to focus research programme as well as dissemination of the latest technology on various aspects of eco-friendly and bio-intensive management of  borer insect-pests  and  the  insecticidal resistance  management in  borers. Dr D. C. Sharma Principal Scientist and Head is the Principal Investigator of this adhoc project. The Vice-Chancellor thanked the ICAR and Dr A Krishnamoorthy , Project Coordinator, ICAR –CRP on Borers ( Network Mode) for sanctioning the centre. He told that the Indian Institute of Horticulture Research, Bangaluru is the nodal institute for borer platform (Net work project).
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Dr.Hirday Paul Singh
Jt.Director(Info & PR)
CSK H.P.Agri.University
Palampur 176062

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November 22, 2014

Public Relations Unit

No. QSD/PRU/703 Dated: 21 Nov, 2014

 

PRESS RELEASE  

CSKHPAU and  Mongolian University to form teams for accelerate collaboration

 

Palampur 21 November. CSK H.P. Agriculture University (CSKHPAU and  Mongolian University of Life Sciences (MULS) have decided to accelerate collaboration in the areas of teaching, research and extension education by immediately forming small scientific teams to sort out issues related to course curricula, duration of study and research among students and hosting joint conferences, etc. This was decided in a wrap up meeting of Dr. T. Kheruuga, President of the university and Dr. Sukhtulg, Chief Administrator for International Affairs with Dr.K.K.Katoch, Vice-Chancellor and other statutory officers at CSKHPAU, here today.

Dr.Katoch accepted the request of Dr.Kherugga to send 10 students each in the Bachelor degree programmes in veterinary and agricultural sciences and  two students each in master and doctoral degree programme at CSKHPAU after completing all government level formalities.

Both the universities will also jointly host a conference on organic agriculture next year and CSKHPAU will also train the extension staff of MULS. It was also agreed to help MULS in water conservation and providing technology for check-dams. Dr. Kherugga said that he was greatly impressed with the academic, research and extension programmes at CSKHPAU and would like to replicate some of the institutional set-ups like extension programs in his University.

Earlier, Dr.K.K.Katoch, Vice-Chancellor, thanked the delegation for  visiting  the university, some of its research and extension  centers in Kangra and Kullu districts and assured full  help of his university in improving the sociso-economic status of farmers of Mongolia.

 

 

Dr. K. K. Katoch, VC HPAU, honoring the visiting delegation of MULS and a meeting in progress

 

 


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

 

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November 20, 2014

Public Relations Unit

No. QSD/PRU/702 Dated: 19 Nov, 2014

 

PRESS RELEASE  

Palampur 19 November    An MoU was signed today between the authorities of Chaudhary Sarwan Kumar Himachal Pradesh Krishi Vishvavidyalaya Palampur  and Rajiv Gandhi Govt. Post Graduate Ayurvedic College Paprola to undertake joint research work in the areas of mutual interests and formulate Research Projects and Human resource Development plans for joint work. Farm varsity and Rajiv Gandhi Govt. Post Graduate Ayurvedic College, Paprola will cooperate in the areas of common interest of both the institutions. 

Both the institutions have decided to join hands in serving the people of state and will exchange their faculty and staff through deputation and secondment basis for a minimum possible period  at a time for the purpose of implementation of joint tasks within the areas of Co-operation. As per the term of MoU , joint sponsored  and consultancy Projects  shall be undertaken with long term and short term goals, keeping in view the interests and philosophies of the respective institutions.

Access to laboratory, library and other supporting facilities for jointly supervised P.G. Degree, P.G. Diploma and Ph. D. students in the areas of mutual interests will be shared by both the organizations. Areas of common interest and co-operation will be defined and modified from time to time by the Co-ordination Committee set up for the purpose. Registrar, CSKHPKV, Palampur or his nominee shall be co-ordinator from CSKHPKV for each identified area of co-operation.

The Vice-chancellor, CSKHPKV may nominate faculty coordinator for different areas of co-operation. A faculty member, appointed by the Principal Rajiv Gandhi Govt. Post Graduate Ayurvedic College, Paprola shall act as coordinator from Rajiv Gandhi Govt. Post Graduate Ayurvedic College, Paprola. The MoU shall be valid for a period of five years from the date of signing. After the expiry of validity period of the MoU, a fresh MoU with similar  or modified terms may be considered for signing.

            Sh. Rattan Gautam  Registrar, Sh. Ranjit Singh Comptroller, Dr. N.K. Pathania, Dean College of Agriculture, Dr. Sanjit Katoch, Dean College of Veterinary Science,  Dr. kamlesh Singh, Dean, College of Basic Science College , Dr. S.R. Malhotra, Dean College of Home Science and Dr. P.K. Mehta, Librarian were also present at the occasion.

 

Rajeev Gandhi Govt. Post Graduate Ayurvedic  College, Paprola signs MoU with  CSK Himachal Pradesh Krishi Vishvavidyalaya Palampur  to undertake joint research work in the areas of Mutual interests

PD Sharma
Asstt. Editor
Information & Public Relations Unit
Directorate of Extn. Edu.CSKHPKV, Palampur

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November 18, 2014

Public Relations Unit

No. QSD/PRU/698 Dated: 18 Nov, 2014

Press Release

 

High level delegation of Mongolian University at CSKHPAU

 

Palampur 18 November.  A high level two member delegation of Mongolian University of Life Sciences (MULS) reached CSK H.P. Agriculture University (CSKHPAU) and held a meeting with the University administration, here today.

 Dr. T. Kheruuga, President of the university and Dr. Sukhtulg, Chief Administrator for International Affairs, said that they were impressed to see the excellent infrastructure and achievements of the CSKHPAU. There was a strong possibility of collaboration in the areas of post-graduate studies and research work in the areas of veterinary and animal sciences, protected and organic agriculture and work in the areas of cold desert region.

Dr. Kherugga said that his sixty six year old university had around twelve thousand students and five graduate schools. “Since altitude and weather of some of the areas of Himachal Pradesh was similar to his country so there was a strong possibility of cooperation and collaboration in many areas for the common good of the economy of our countries”, he added. He said that his country strongly believes in exchange of knowledge and ideas for the progress of science and there ought to be exchange of  useful technologies to increases of farm production. He said that it was interesting to know that CSKHPAU had  technology to advanced sowing time and delay harvesting time of some of the crops which could be of immense use to his country. He said that his university was keen to send students for higher studies or develop two years collaborative programmes for post graduate students. As the organization set-up of CSKHPAU was similar to MULS so entering into collaboration was likely to be very smooth.
Earlier, Dr.K.K.Katoch, Vice-Chancellor, welcomed the delegation and informed about the strengths of his university in the areas of teaching, research and extension education. He specifically informed about the research work in Spiti and Kinnaur areas which were similar in climate to Mongolia. He said that there could be collaboration in improving the breed of horses, especially Spiti horses, sheep, goat, cattle, etc. “Due to global warming, cold  regions of the State and Mongolia have lot of potential for agriculture,” the Vice-Chancellor told. He also underlined the importance of water for crops in such areas and informed about the water conservation technologies developed by his university. He also informed the delegation about facilities for international students and expressed the desire to work together in nutritional and food security. He  told that due to the development of chromosome elimination techniques in the university, crop varieties can be developed in half time than the existing long time period. The university has done work in the areas of rainfed farming and conservation agriculture which could be of much use to landlocked Mongolia.

Dr.S.P.Sharma, Director of Research, made an elaborated presentation to the delegation about teaching, research and extension education at CSKHPAU. Shri Rattan Gautam, Registrar, Shri Ranjit Singh, Comptroller, Dr.N.K.Pathania, Dean , COA, Dr.Sanjit Katoch, Dean, COVAS, Dr.Kamlesh Singh, Dean, COBS, Dr.S.R.Malhotra, Dean, COHS, Dr.S.S.Kanwar, SWO, Dr.P.K.Mehta, Librarian,, Dr.J.Shekhar, Dean PGS, Er.A.K.Chadha, EO also attended the high level meeting with MULS delegation.

 Dr. Dr. T. Kheruuga also honoured Dr.K.K.Katoch with presentations from MULS. The delegation visited all the colleges and research farms and took stock of the facilities in the international hostel. The delegation will visit some of the research stations and farm science centers in districts of Kangra, Mandi and Kullu in the next two days and will have final discussions with the Vice-Chancellor on 21st November. It also intends to meet the press that day.

 

A view of interaction, President MULS honouring VC HPAU

Delegation with VC and other officers, visiting various colleges

 

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

 

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November 18, 2014

Public Relations Unit

No. QSD/PRU/696 Dated: 15 Nov, 2014

Press Release

 

Annual conference of the Indian Association of Biomedical Scientists

 

Dr.N.K.Relan  from Stone Brook University, New York discusses Radio diagnoses techniques

 

Palampur 15 November. Radio diagnoses techniques in various ailments, particularly in diabetes, arthritis and other diseases were discussed by Dr.N.K.Relan, a well known scientist in Stone Brook University, New York during the second day of three days annual conference of the Indian Association of Biomedical Scientists (IABMS) at CSK H.P. Agriculture University, here today.

He also emphasized that many times, single technique led to misdiagnosis due to interference of other type of diseases. Prof Rajat Sandhir from Punjab University discussed about the development of drugs particularly with respect to ill effects on some of the important metabolic pathways. Many other top scientists of the country discussed issues related to microbes, technological innovations, advancement in cancer research, etc.

 Dr.S.S.Kanwar, Organizing Secretary of the conference, said that the deliberations would be helpful to the young scientists in designing their research experiments. A total 41 oral presentations were made today, in addition to thirty poster presentations.
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Dr.Hirday Paul Singh
Jt.Director(Info & PR)
CSK H.P.Agri.University
Palampur 176062

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November 14, 2014

Public Relations Unit

No. QSD/PRU/695 Dated: 14 Nov, 2014

Press Release

Annual conference of the Indian Association of Biomedical Scientists

 

Strenuous efforts required to keep environment safe and healthy for the existence of human life: Dr.K.K.Katoch

 

Palampur 14 November. Dr.K.K.Katoch, Vice-Chancellor inaugurated a three days annual conference of the Indian Association of Biomedical Scientists (IABMS) at CSK H.P. Agriculture University, here today.

 While addressing around 125 top biomedical experts and scientists from various leading research and educational institutes of the country, he said that environment plays a crucial role in the human health and strenuous efforts were required to keep environment safe and healthy for the existence of human life. He also emphasized that there should be strict mechanism to check the environmental toxicity through the application of applied aspects of the science. He also expressed his concern that the farming had become a source of toxicity to human and animal health due to indiscriminate use of chemicals. Dr.Katoch underlined the need to develop synergy between medical institutes and higher institutes of education and research for quality results.He expressed the hope that the discussions in the conference will get a practical shape for the benefit of end users.

Dr.S.S.Kanwar, Organizing Secretary of the conference and head of microbiology department in the university, told that the participants would be discussing issues pertaining to environmental toxicity and health, food safety concerns and health, cancer causes and health and technological innovations.

 Dr.O.P.Sharma, Scientist emeritus, also underlined the importance of clean environment and spoke on the topic, “Science of life.”

 Dr. G. Victor Rajamanickam, the President and Dr.S.Karthikeyen, Secretary, IABMS, also deliberated on the main theme of the conference, “Environment and Health.”  Dr. Sidharth Dev, Joint Organizing Secretary also expressed his viewsProf.N.K.Relhan and Dr Neha from USA also participated in the discussions. Prof D.K. Dhawan, Chairperson, Department of Biophysics and coordinator nuclear medicine, Punjab University, Chandigarh highlighted the role of radiation with respect to the environment and health. Nineteen scientists were also honoured by the IABMS and it also honoured Dr K.K.Katoch, Vice-Chancellor. Statutory officers, heads of the departments and University scientists participated in the inaugural ceremony.

 

Dr.S.S.Kanwar honouring Vice-Chancellor and President of the society also honouring the Vice-Chancellor

 


Dr.K.K.Katoch, Vice Chancellor with the recipients of various awards
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Dr.Hirday Paul Singh
Jt.Director(Info & PR)
CSK H.P.Agri.University
Palampur 176062

 

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November 13, 2014

Public Relations Unit

No. QSD/PRU/695 Dated: 13 Nov, 2014

 

GLIMPSES OF TWELFTH CONVOCATION: A PHOTO FEATURE

 

Palampur 13 November. Smt Urmila Singh, HE the Governor, Himachal Pradesh and Shri Virbhadra Singh, Hon'ble Chief Minister graced the 12th Convocation of the University today. Six hundred and eighty six doctoral and master's degrees were conferred and 337 students received their degrees in person. The Governor conferred Ph.D degrees and allowed Dr.K.K.Katoch, Vice-Chancellor to confer degrees on Master's degree recipients . Hon'ble Chief Minister decorated thirty five brilliant students with Gold Medals. Later, the Chancellor appreciated the University for helping farmers in raising their socio-economic status with useful technologies. Hon'ble Chief Minister called HPAU as most peaceful campus in the State and congratulated the staff for dedicated work and discipline. He said that off-season vegetable production has helped the farmers and asked for the development of region specific vegetable varieties. He also spoke on the women empowerment and expressed happiness that the girl students out-numbered the boys at HPAU .Dr. K.K.Katoch, Vice-Chancellor, welcomed the dignitaries and told about the various achievements in the areas of academics, research and extension education .Shri Rattan Gautam, Registrar, conducted the proceedings. Shri BBL Butail, Speaker of HP Vidhan Sabha, Shri Sujan Singh Pathania, Agriculture Minister, Shri Sudhir Sharma, Minister of Housing and Urban Development, Shri Jagjivan Pal, CPS, Shri Yadvinder Goma, MLA, Members of Senate, BOM, Academic Council, Officers of district and local administration and parents of the degree recipients attended the convocation. The University staff also attended the convocation held after a gap of eight years.

 

 

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November 11, 2014

Public Relations Unit

No. QSD/PRU/692 Dated: 11 Nov, 2014

Press Release

The Governor to preside over and the Chief Minister to be Chief Guest in Twelfth Convocation of CSKHPAU

 Palampur 11 November. The twelfth convocation of CSK H.P. Agriculture University will be held on 13 November. Smt. Urmila Singh, Governor of Himachal Pradesh, who is also Chancellor of the University, will preside over the convocation and Shri Virbhadra Singh, Chief Minister, will deliver the convocation address as Chief Guest.

There is enthusiasm among the students to receive their degrees as the convocation is being held after a gap of about eight years. Six hundred and eighty six students will be awarded their masters’ and doctoral degrees during the convocation and around 360 students have already confirmed their participation. Certificates of honor and gold medals will also be awarded to the meritorious students.

 Dr.K.K.Katoch, Vice-Chancellor will present the progress report of the university highlighting major achievements in the areas of academics, research and extension education. Besides the parents of degree recipients, the members of the senate, board of management, academic council, etc. will be present in the convocation. The University organized four under graduate level convocations in September this year where 1141 passed out graduates were awarded degrees.--
 

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

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November 03, 2014

Public Relations Unit

No. QSD/PRU/691 Dated: 1 Nov, 2014

Press Release

University Foundation Day Celebrated enthusiastically

Palampur 1 November. The CSK H.P. Agriculture University community enthusiastically celebrated its foundation day here today. Dr.K.K.Katoch, Vice-Chancellor, while addressing the university officers, students, teaching and non –teaching employees recalled the contributions of former vice-chancellors and other staff in the last thirty six years for the development of the institution.

He said that the university has contributed substantially in making the Himachal Pradesh almost self-sufficient on food front and the State has earned its name in commercial agriculture. Despite constant decrease in area under farming, crop yields have increased. The State has earned name in commercial agriculture, especially Vegetable cultivation. Harvests have become plentiful and the socio-economic position of the farming community has improved a lot. This has been possible due to sincere and arduous work in the university.

The Vice-Chancellor also exhorted the staff to work with renewed vigor with unflagging zest to serve the farming community and the students. He also drew attention of the staff towards new emerging challenges in the area of agriculture and resolved to solve them for the benefit of farmers. He said that there will be continuous improvement in all programmes in the university so that the students were prepared to face the world with pragmatic approach.

Shri Rattan Gautam, Registrar,  Dr.S.P.Sharma, Director of Research, Dr.N.K.Pathania, Dean, College of Agriculture, Dr.Atul, Director Extension Education,  Dr Rekha Malhotra, Dean, College of Home Science, Dr.S.S.Kanwar, Students Welfare Officers, Dr.J.Shekhar, Librarian and Er.A.K.Chadha, Estate Officer were also present on the occasion.

 

 

 

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