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Last Updated: January 10, 2020

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No. QSD/MC/405 Dated: 10.01.2020


CSKHPAU cautions general public about fake recruitment scam by some mischievous elements


Palampur 10 January. CSK HP Agriculture University has cautioned the general public against fake recruitment scam in the name of the university by some mischievous elements. It has come to the notice of administration that some fake appointment letters have been issued for the post of ‘clerk’ to some gullible people in Sirmaur district. The University has advised such affected persons to approach the police so that culprits are brought to book.It has been clarified that all university recruitments are done by adopting proper procedures by the Registrar office and no individual or agency has been authorized for the recruitment of staff.



Last Updated: January 10, 2020

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No. QSD/MC/404 Dated: 10.01.2020


CSKHPAU student Mrs. Neha Chauhan qualifies UGC-NET


Palampur 10 January.      Mrs. Neha Chauhan, Ph.D student of CSK Himachal Pradesh Agriculture University has  qualified All India UGC-NET examination for Junior Research Fellowship (JRF) and Assistant Professor. In the discipline of Environmental Sciences, out of 20 527 candidates, only 108 candidates have been awarded JRF.She is the first student of the Department of Soil Science to qualify UGC NET and was Gold Medalists during her B.Sc and M.Sc degree programme.Mrs. Neha Chauan has attributed her success to her teachers, family members and Vice-Chancellor Prof. Ashok Kumar Sarial for inculcating competitive culture among students in the University.




Last Updated: January 03, 2020

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No. QSD/MC/402 Dated: 03.01.2020


Vice-Chancellor Prof Ashok Kumar Sarial holds Press Conference


CSKHPAU to recruit 90 Junior Office Assistants and 40 security staff: Vice-Chancellor Prof A.K.Sarial


Palampur 3 January. CSK HP Agriculture University has decided to recruit 90 Junior Office Assistants and 40 security staff. This was disclosed by Prof Ashok Kumar Sarial, Vice-Chancellor, during a press conference, here today.

The Vice-Chancellor informed that a decision has been taken by the Board of Management of the University to recruit 90 junior office assistants after taking State Government's permission. Thirty-five other posts of non-teaching employees like field assistants, stenographers, etc will also be filled up. The process to recruit 26 posts of lab attendants, hostel attendants, etc. has been almost completed.

To manage the security of campus, 40 security personnel will be recruited through   Ex-servicemen Corporation, Hamirpur. He told that efforts have been made to strengthen working of eight Krishi Vigyan Kendras of the University and interviews were held last month to fill up 14 positions of subject matter specialists. After his joining as Vice-Chancellor in August 2016, 47 positions of teachers and non-teachers have been filled- up besides resolving the issues of 46 co-terminus staff members.

Prof Sarial told that visibility and credibility of the University has increased as many  departments from Govt. of India, Govt. of Gujarat, Govt. of M.P., Govt. of J&K and reputed Public and  Private sector institutions have come forward for signing  MoUs for the training of their staff and farmers.138 research projects worth Rs. 6750 lakh are in operation which is  highest number and amount in the last four years. Such projects, besides helping to solve the farm problems and researchable issues, help in providing employment to qualified students and others. He also elaborated about the lead role of his University in natural farming which has drawn the attention of many state governments and institutions from all over the country.  

The Vice-Chancellor also answered several questions by the reporters from print and electronic media. Dr.Hirday Paul Singh, Joint Director (Information & Public Relations) was present in the press conference.







Last Updated: January 01, 2020


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No. QSD/MC/401 Dated: 01.01.2020


New Year Address of the Vice-Chancellor


CSKHPAU to provide consultancy services and conduct contract research: Vice-Chancellor Prof A.K.Sarial


Palampur 1 January. Prof Ashok Kumar Sarial, Vice Chancellor, CSK Himachal Pradesh Agriculture University, has urged the staff to maintain hard-earned distinction and serve the farming community with dedication. He was addressing the scientists, non-teaching employees and students on the occasion of New Year, here today.

The Vice-Chancellor announced that 'AgrInnovate Setup' has been approved to provide consultancy services, contract research, contract training programmes and contract services. It will act as an effective interface between the University and the stakeholders of the agricultural sector like farmers; public and private sector firms; research and development organizations etc. for securing, sustaining and promoting global agricultural development. He told that among all the farm varsities in the country, his university has been ranked at 11th  position by the Indian Council of Agricultural Research.

Prof Sarial apprised the staff and students about the major achievements in academics, research and extension education. He told that a good number of passed out students were getting jobs or pursuing higher education with scholarships. More than fifty students cleared national level competitive examinations like national eligibility test (NET), national talent scholarship (NTS), JRF, SRF, etc this year and added that the ever-increasing number of applicants for university academic programmes was an indicator of excellence in education which would be maintained. He told that for the first time in University, 14 girl cadets got NCC 'C' certificate and 36 cadets passed NCC 'C' certificate with 'A' grade,

Prof A.K.Sarial informed that the University has recommended four improved varieties like Trombay Him Palam Mustard-172, Him Palam Rye Grass-1, Him Palam Jau -2 besides four vegetable crop varieties have been notified at all India level. In the year 2019, 33 research projects worth Rs. 3248 lakh were sanctioned by various funding agencies and 138 research projects worth Rs. 6741 lakh were in operation. He informed  that some prestigious projects sanctioned like 'Protected Agriculture and Natural Farming project' worth Rs. 22.66 crore; establishment of 'Shiitake Cultivation and Training centre' worth Rs. 5.00 crore 'Him Palam Raftar Agri-Business Incubator' worth Rs. 233 lakh; 'H.P.Chief Minister's Startup Scheme' worth Rs. 40 lakh, etc. would directly benefit the farmers, students and other stakeholders.

The University organised around 560 training programmes benefiting more than 17,000 farmers. The University has signed MoUs with Bhaba Atomic Research Centre, International Centre for Agricultural Research in Dry Areas, Agricultural Skill Council of India, Union Ministry of Agriculture, NABARD, SJVN, National Higher Education Research Project, etc. to propel research and extension activities.

Prof A.K.Sarial also elaborated about the creation of new infrastructure like hostels and told that 12 teachers were recruited besides promoting 25 teachers and 54 non-teaching employees. Benefits like additional increment to 157 class four employees were also provided. He told that the government has given approval to fill-up several posts of teachers and non-teachers and the process was underway to recruit the staff.

The Vice-Chancellor profusely expressed his gratitude to the State Government for liberal financial support to the University to run the affairs smoothly. He expressed satisfaction that the University continued its glorious tradition of ragging and smoke-free serene campus. Prof Ashok Kumar Sarial congratulated and thanked all staff members for their performance and helping him to bring credit to the institution.

Later, the Vice-Chancellor organised a tea party to around 85 teaching and non-teaching staff members whose performance was ranked outstanding in 2019 and the scientists who bagged research projects worth Rs. fifty lakh or more amount. He said that good workers were an inspiration to others and valuable asset of the University All statutory officers and representatives of all teacher and non-teaching employees unions were also present on the occasion. 



Vice-Chancellor addressing the staff in auditorium




Group pic with outstanding staff members