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Last Updated: August 26, 2015

Media Cell

No. QSD/MC/40  Dated 25 August ,2015

Press Release

Inter college sports competitions at CSKHPAU

 

Palampur 25 August.  Inter college sports competitions began at CSK Himachal Pradesh Agriculture University, here today. Dr.K.K.Katoch, Vice-Chancellor while inaugurating the sports events, told that his University has reserved a seat under sports quota in each undergraduate and master's programme from the current academic session.

He said that due importance has been given to sports and extracurricular activities in the University and a massive infrastructure has been created at Sports Complex. The students must avail all such facilities for acquiring the qualities like leadership, discipline, mutual understanding and brotherhood as sports persons   imbibe all these qualities effortlessly. He told that 48 men and women teams will be taking part in six sports competitions namely basketball, badminton, volleyball, table tennis, chess and power- lifting.

The Vice-Chancellor told that possibility will be explored to make indoor sports complex sound proof. He asked the students to play the games with a spirit of sportsmanship.

Dr. Jahnvi Shekhar, Students' Welfare Officer, welcomed all and told that sports competitions will conclude on 1st September. All the statutory officers, teaching and non-teaching staff and students from the four constituent colleges participated in the inaugural ceremony.

 

A view of inaugural ceremony

 

Vice-Chancellor meeting the volleyball teams of  COA and COBS and  spectators

 


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

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Last Updated: August 24, 2015

Media Cell

No. QSD/MC/39  Dated 22 August ,2015

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Sensitization program on ragging at CSK Himachal Pradesh Agriculture University

 

Palampur 22 August. A sensitization progrmme on ragging was organized at CSK Himachal Pradesh Agriculture University, here today. Dr.K.K.Katoch, Vice-Chancellor while addressing the newly admitted and other regular students, teachers and non-teaching employees assured that all required steps have been taken by the University to stop the menace of ragging .

The Vice-Chancellor said that his university has the glorious tradition of ragging free campus and he will ensure that this convention continuous in this academic session and in future as well. He told that there was tremendous response to all the major   academic programs  of all the constituent colleges and congratulated the students for securing admission in the prestigious university. He advised the students to pay special attention towards time management and make use of excellent facilities in the institution. He also suggested them to be conscious of the environment and abide by the rules and regulations that govern students'  conduct. Dr.Katoch said that  the campus  life offers  a lot of freedom so they must  keep off  from all activities do  not contribute positively to their  future. He also gave a special emergency intercom number 603 to the students where they could talk to him in case of any problem.He said that he will not hesitate to take strongest possible action if any incident of ragging takes place in the University.   

Mr.Manoj Kumar, Registrar; Dr.J.Shekhar, Students' Welfare Officer; Dr.S.P.Sharma, Dean Post Graduate Studies; Dr.Kamlesh Singh, Dean, College of Basic Sciences; Dr.Pawan Mehta, Dean College of Agriculture; Dr.R.K.Agnihotri, Dean Dr. G C Negi College of Veterinary & Animal Sciences and  Dr.Promila Kanwar Dean College of Home Science also elaborated about the university and college activities and steps taken to stop the menace of ragging. All students and staff members attended the programme.

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

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Last Updated: August 21, 2015

Media Cell

No. QSD/MC/38  Dated 21 August ,2015

Press Release

 

Every rupee spent by the farmer must give him the profit: Dr.K.K.Katoch, Vice-Chancellor

 

Palampur 21 August.  A two days officers' meet of     National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development (NABARD) began at CSK Himachal Pradesh Agriculture University, here today. Fifteen General managers and district development managers of the bank are taking part in the programme which was inaugurated by  Dr.K.K.Katoch, Vice-Chancellor.

While interacting with managers, the Vice-Chancellor asked them to develop a synergy between NABARD and the University so that the farming community was able to adopt latest useful farm technologies. He said that every rupees spent by the farmer must give him the profit only them he will adopt and implement the technologies.

Dr.K.K.Katoch told that production of quality and safe food was an essential activity to sustain humanity but global warming and continuous shrinking farm land for other purposes were major challenges before scientists and planners. He emphasized the optimum use of irrigation water without wastage of a single drop and storage of water through proper use of watershed and water management. He also advocated management of natural resources and production of safe food by pesticide load reduction. Dr.Kaotch told that integrated farming systems should be popularized and certification of organic produce should be done in the State. He asked NABARD to fund his University in developing useful technologies for the farmers.

Dr. P. Radhakrishnan, Chief  General Manager, NABARD, Shimla informed that his bank will join hands with Krishi Vigyan Kendras(KVKs), beginning with  in tribal areas so that scientific technology percolates to the end users. Dr.Atul, Director of Extension Education, spoke on the future of agriculture. Drs. Suresh Kumar, D.R.Chaudhry, Hirday Paul Singh  were also present during inaugural ceremony. Some officers of NABARD raised the issue of non-availability of quality seed for farmers during crop season. They sought assistance of the University in soil testing also.

A view of dais during 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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Last Updated: August 21, 2015

Media Cell 

No. QSD/MC/37  Dated 20 August ,2015

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Training for Producer Organization Promoting Institutions begins at CSKHPAU

 

Palampur 20 August. "Cooperative societies and NGOs can play an active role in educating farming community  to increase their farm production", said Dr.K.K.Katoch, Vice-Chancellor while inaugurating a three days training programme for Producer Organization Promoting Institutions at CSK Himachal Pradesh Agriculture University, here today. The programme has been organized by National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development (NABARD) for sixteen NGOs of Himachal Pradesh.

Dr.Katoch said that NGOs have always played an active role in motivating stakeholders to bring a positive change in the society. He cited the example of Maharashtra where cooperative farm societies have ameliorated the fate of farmers. He asked the Producer Organization Promoting Institutions of the State to motivate and educate the farmers so that their produce may get them remunerative price in the market. He also asked the NGOs to propagate oilseed, pulses and minor millets farming as the State was almost self sufficient on food front but was deficient in oilseeds and pulses. He said that it will help poor and marginal farmers the maximum. The Vice-Chancellor also asked them to educate and train farmers in marketing skills. He also appreciated the efforts of his University scientists and NABARD for joining hands for the common good of farmers.

Dr. P. Radhakrishnan, DGM, NABARD, Shimla told that the purpose of training was to strengthen the NGOs with inputs about agriculture, dairy, financial management, agri-business enterprises, etc. Dr.Atul, Director of Extension Education, Dr. Suresh Kumar, Dr.D.R.Chaudhry and officers of NABARD were also present during 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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Last Updated: August 21, 2015

 

Media Cell 

No. QSD/MC/36  Dated 17 August ,2015

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Van Mahotsav celebrated enthusiastically at CSKHPAU

 

Palampur 17 August. Van Mahotsav was celebrated enthusiastically at CSK Himachal Pradesh Agriculture University here today. Dr.K.K.Katoch, Vice-Chancellor, planted a sapling  of  Indian soap nut tree and the University community also planted around 150 saplings of  soap nut  tree  to mark the occasion.   Dr.Katoch asked the staff to protect the environment and plant useful trees like Indian soap nut for the benefit of mankind. He told that it was a popular plant among people due to its multiple uses right from its root to fruit. Since centuries people grow it for homemade remedies and medicinal properties of root, bark and fruit. Some villagers also use its leaves as fodder for animals , especially during drought. It is very useful medicinal plant also and grows up to an elevation of 1300 meters  above mean sea level.  It was widely grown in districts of  Kangra, Chamba, Mandi,Shimla and Sirmour.Statutory officers, teachers, noon-teaching staff and students were present on the occasion.

The Vice-Chancellor planting a sapling of  Indian soap nut tree on the occasion of Van Mahotsav

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Last Updated: August 14, 2015

Media Cell 

No. QSD/MC/35  Dated 12 August ,2015

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125 HP Veterinarians Imparted Professional Training by Veterinary Scientists of CSKHPAU

 

Palampur 12 August. A five days 'continual professional development training' programme for eleven veterinary officers concluded at Dr.G.C. Negi College of Veterinary & Animal Sciences (COVAS), CSK H.P Agriculture University, here today . This was sixteenth batch of trainees.

 Under the aegis of the Rashtriya Krishi Vikas Yogjna (RKVY)  funded project entitled "Consolidating Veterinary Clinical delivery services by expanding diagnostic and therapeutic technologies for capacity building and transfer of adaptive technology to field Veterinary Hospitals",  125  field veterinarians from all the 12 districts of Himachal Pradesh  have been  given on-campus hands-on-training on various clinical skills, techniques and diagnostics in sixteen  batches during last one year by the scientists and experts of  Veterinary Surgery & Radiology department.  

The veterinarians were trained on the practical contemporary aspects of soft tissue surgery, diagnostic imaging, orthopedics, surgical and medical emergencies and gynecological aspects by the faculty members.

Prof. S.K Sharma, Associate Director Research and Head of the Department told  that it was an  effort of the department and university towards continual professional development (CPD) of the field veterinarians, that this project was envisaged and implemented. A CPD kit was also provided to each participant containing materials and instruments for their routine use in their rural veterinary clinical practice. A handbook on new concepts in clinical skills and diagnostic technology was also distributed to the trainees. In addition, 6 off- campus  trainings were also held in which faculty members from the Department of Veterinary Surgery & Radiology , attended the OPDs of the Veterinary Hospitals of the State Animal Husbandry Department  to assist the Veterinary Officers in their routine clinical routines using modern diagnostic equipments and   techniques. The project coordinator Prof. Adarsh Kumar informed that a two- way interactive web site has been developed in which the field veterinarians can interact with the university veterinary experts on various animal disease related ailments encountered in their rural hospitals for the prompt diagnosis and treatment of animals of the livestock owners of the far flung areas of the State at their doorsteps. 

The trainee officers from the department of Animal Husbandry valued the need based, field oriented hands on training module and requested for organizing regular continual professional development programmes in future also . The last leg of the project, off-campus trainings will be conducted in the two tribal districts of the state shortly. The training was conducted by Drs. S.K.Sharma, Adarsh Kumar, S.P.Tyagi, Arvind Sharma, Amit Singla, Ajay Katoch  and Pankaj Sood. Dr.K.K.Katoch, Vice-Chancellor has appreciated the endeavor of scientists for these trainings.

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

 

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Last Updated: August 08, 2015

Media Cell 

 Significant University Activities for the month of  July 2015

Key Highlights

Research

Extension Education

Miscellaneous

Finance

 

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Last Updated: August 05, 2015

Media Cell 

No. QSD/MC/35  Dated 4 August ,2015

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CSK H.P. Agriculture University to fill up 35 teaching positions

 

Shimla 4 August. The Board of Management (BOM) of CSK Himachal Pradesh Agriculture University, Palampur on the recommendations of  Finance Committee has accorded permission to fill up thirty five teaching positions and thirteen non- teaching posts in the university. This was disclosed by Dr.K.K. Katoch, Vice Chancellor at Shimla today after he chaired 108th BOM meeting.

Dr.Katoch told that 32 posts of assistant professors or equivalent, three posts of associate professors or equivalent, two posts of hostel assistants, three posts of veterinary pharmacists, one post of laboratory technician, one staff nurse, one library assistant and five posts of junior office assistants would be filled up.

He said that BOM has decided to send a proposal to the Govt for awarding career advancement scheme to co-terminus teachers. A three member BOM team under the chairmanship of Vice-Chancellor will visit University of Agricultural Sciences, Dharwad, Karnataka to study the income generation sources adopted by that university.

The Vice-Chancellor informed the members about major activities undertaken in the University since last meeting held in February this year. He said that online admission procedure was successfully adopted in the University and all necessary measures have been taken to prohibit ,prevent and eliminate the scourge of ragging in the University. Six students have qualified for Senior Research Fellowship and one student got selected in University of East Anglia, UK. Thirteen students got junior fellowship on the basis of all India entrance post graduate programme. Eight research projects worth Rs. 122 lac have been sanctioned to the university. He also elaborated about other research and extension activities.

Fifteen members including Shri  Onkar Sharma, Secretary Agriculture, Shri  Rajesh Sharma, Special Secretary Finance, Dr. Shekhar Masey, Director of Animal Husbandry, Shri  D.P. Bhangalia, Director Horticulture, Shri  Kewal Singh Pathania, Dr. H.S. Baweja, Shri Rakesh Kumar, Smt. Nirmla Devi, Er. S.P. Negi, Dr. J.S. Bhatia, etc also attended the meeting.

 

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

 

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Last Updated: August 03, 2015

Media Cell 

No. QSD/MC/34  Dated 3 August ,2015

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Meetings of Research & Extension Councils at CSKHPAU

CSKHPAU gearing up to face the challenges posed by global warming: Dr.K.K.Katoch

 

Palampur 3 August. "The University was streamlining its research and extension activities to deal effectively with new challenges thrown-open by global warming" said Dr.K.K.Katoch, Vice-Chancellor while chairing the twin meetings of Research Council and Extension Council at CSK Himachal Pradesh Agriculture University, here today.

The Vice-Chancellor told that  challenges due to  global warming have started making its adverse effects on hill agriculture and the University was working to manage the new problems like  frequently occurring droughts and torrential rains , emergence of new insect- pests and weeds, degradation of natural resources, etc. He also spoke on the issues like shrinking of farm-land and said that the protected cultivation can play major role as production in poly houses was almost eight times more than open cultivation. Dr Katoch informed that organic agriculture was picking up in Himachal Pradesh but agricultural biotechnology has not been able to play the required role. He said that the university was also working on hill farm mechanization and management of stray cattle.

The Vice-Chancellor also advised that trainings should be held for maintenance and repair of poly houses as a large number of farmers have taken up protected cultivation. He said that Krishi Vigyan Kendras(KVK) were required to cater to the farm training and other needs of respective districts. Package of scientific technology was available with the University and KVKs which needs quick dissemination. Dr.K.K.Katoch informed that the University has initiated the process to get additional KVK sanctioned from the Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR)for Spiti valley of Lahaul & Spiti district . Initially the ICAR has agreed to increase grant of KVK, L&S to the tune of 20 percent to serve the farmers of Spiti valley in a better way.

Dr.N.K.Pathania, Director of Research and Member Secretary, elaborated about various achievements since last meeting held a year back. He told that seven new varieties of wheat, chickpea, okra, tomato, asparagus bean and elephant foot have been developed and seven new technologies have also been developed. He also gave details of various achievements in the areas of crop production and protection, veterinary and animal sciences, basic and home science, etc. Twenty two research projects worth Rs.524 lac have been sanctioned to the University.

Dr.Atul, Director of Extension Education and Member Secretary, Extension Council, elaborated about major activities undertaken to transfer the technology to the farming community of the State. He said that forty professional trainings were organized benefitting 1028 rural youth and many   such programmes were also organized catering to different sections of  the society in  addition to front line demonstrations, fairs, workshops, etc. The director informed that 445 trainings and fifty vocational trainings for 1285 trainees have been planned for the coming one year. KVK,Bajaura(Kullu) has been adjudged as best KVK in Zone -I.

The members emphasized that need based technologies should be developed and effective feedback mechanism should be developed to see the effects and adoption of training programmes.

Other members of the councils, Dr.J.C.Rana, Director Agriculture, H.P., Dr. D.P.Bhangalia, Director Horticulture, H.P.,  Dr R.K.Malik, Joint Director Research, National Dairy Research Institute; Drs.A.K.Mehta and Usha Kiran Chopra, Retd well-known scientists Scientist; Capt(Retd.) Janmejay Singh; Mrs Radhika Jasrotia; Mrs Veena Chaudhry, all progressive farmers, Dr.Kamlesh Singh, Dean College of Basic Sciences; Dr.S.P.Sharma, Dean  Post Graduate Studies, Dr.P.K.Mehta, Dean College of Agriculutre; Dr.R.K.Agnihotri, from   Dr.G.C.Negi College of Veterinary & Animal Sciences, Dr.Promila Kanwar, Dean College of Home Science, etc. also actively participated in the meetings.

Dr.K.K.Katoch, Vice-Chancellor,  chairing meeting of Extension Council and associated pics

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

 

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Last Updated: August 01, 2015

Media Cell 

No. QSD/MC/33  Dated 1 August ,2015

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CSKHPAU Veterinary scientists organize clinical camps in remote areas of the State

 

Palampur 1 August. A team of veterinary scientists from CSK Himachal Pradesh Agriculture University organized six clinical camps at Datt Nagar, Kareri, Kalai, Dofda, Syarla and Kamsu  villages of Rampur sub-division of Shimla district.  The camps were organized under Rashtriya Krishi Vikas Yojna (RKVY) project to investigate various reasons of infertility in bovines of Himachal Pradesh and around 130 cows suffering from infertility problems were examined and treated. 

Prof. Madhumeet Singh, team leader, told that the scientists collected blood samples and uterine discharge samples from infertile cows for detailed diagnosis of the diseases and free medicines were distributed to the farmers.

In the last two years, around 120 such infertility camps have been organized by the scientists of veterinary gynecology department under this project in various locations of Himachal Pradesh, including some remotest tribal villages of Pangi, Lahaul & Spiti, Kinnaur, Bharmour, trans-Giri areas of Sirmour and also Dodra-Kwar of district Shimla and more than 4000 animals have been examined and treated in these camps. The team members included Prof. Madhumeet Singh and   Dr. Pravesh Kumar from the Department of Veterinary Gynecology and obstetrics, Dr. G. C. Negi College of Veterinary and Animal Sciences. Manoj Negi and Vijay Rana were other members of the team. Dr.K.K.Katoch, Vice-Chancellor, has appreciated the efforts of veterinary scientists and asked them to organize more such camps in remote areas of the State for the benefit of livestock keepers.

 

 

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

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