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Last Updated: May 05, 2024

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 Press Release  No. QSD/PR/1122  dated: May 05, 2024

 

Vice-Chancellor Dr D.K.Vatsa inaugurates Workshop on Vegetable Crops, appreciates scientists for record 44 recommendations

 

Palampur 3 May. A record 44 recommendations to increase vegetable production in the State were made during a State  level workshop on vegetable crops  at  Chaudhary Sarwan Kumar Himachal Pradesh Agriculture University, here today. Chief Guest Dr D.K.Vatsa, Vice Chancellor, in his inaugural address, profusely appreciated the scientists for development and recommending new varieties of okra, capsicum, chili, paprika, tomato, cauliflower and peas. He said new recommendations on disease  and pest management in major vegetable crops will enable the vegetable growers to increase production and enhance their income. He told that leafy type lettuce cultivation in hydroponics has proved more profitable. Out of 44 recommendations, 23 recommendations were from the host University and 21 recommendations were made by the scientists of Dr Y.S.Parmar University of Horticulture and Forestry (Dr YSPUHF), Solan. Dr Vatsa said that new recommendation of cultivation of vegetables in natural farming conditions will propel natural farming in the State. The Vice Chancellor said that scientists from the vegetable departments from both farm varsities were working in perfect cohesion for development of new varieties and technologies. He exhorted the officers from the state department of agriculture to help in transferring such new technologies at the earliest in farmers' fields to enhance farm income.  Dr Naveen Kumar, Director of Extension Education said that Krishi Vigyan Kendras have been directed to apprise the farming community about newly developed varieties and technologies. Dr Pawan Kumar Sharma, Joint Director of Agriculture from the State department of agriculture disclosed that off season vegetables were contributing significantly in the State GDP. He urged the scientific community to address the new challenges in vegetable production. Dr.A.K.Panda, Associate Director of Research, heads and around 100 scientists from the host University, Dr YSPUHF, and officers from the State Department of Agriculture took part in the workshop jointly organized by both farm universities of H.P. Dr Inder Dev, Director Extension Education and  Dr  Sanjeev Kumar Chauhan, Director of Research from Dr YSPUHF and some other scientists and officers attended the workshop in online mode.

 

 

 

 

 

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Last Updated: May 05, 2024

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 Press Release  No. QSD/PR/1121  dated: May 05, 2024

 

Vice-Chancellor Dr D.K.Vatsa  inaugurates Farm Officers Workshop on Kharif Crops

 

 

Palampur 3 May. A State level agriculture officers' workshop on Kharif crops was organized at  Chaudhary Sarwan Kumar Himachal Pradesh Agriculture University, here today Chief Guest Dr D.K.Vatsa, Vice Chancellor, in his inaugural address, exhorted the scientists and farm officers to help farmers in increasing production of Kharif crops. He said that climate smart agriculture can help in enhancing production of food crops, oilseeds, pulses and vegetables in the State, which was below national  productivity. He sought help of farm officers in transferring the University approved crop varieties and technology among farmers quickly so that income of farmers is increased. The Vice-Chancellor also discussed the University initiatives in the use of  artificial intelligence in drone technology, crop diversification, use of robots in farm mechanization etc. The Vice-Chancellor also highlighted the importance of quality seed in bumper production and advised to adopt the cluster farming approach with  planned marketing strategy. He also spoke on the challenges like ever increasing population and decreasing farm land and sought introduction and adoption of newage technologies. Guest of Honour Dr Pawan Kumar, Joint  Director of Agricuture, detailed preparations for the ensuing Kharif season. He told that adequate stock of farm inputs like quality seed, fertilizers, chemicals, farm machinery and tools, etc has been arranged for the ensuing Kharif season. He also shared crop production targets and arrangements with different schemes to achieve these district wise. Dr Suresh Kumar Upadhyay, Director of Research, detailed major research achievements and future research priorities of the University. He  proposed inclusion of Him Palam Maize Composite, Him Palam Dhan 3 and Him Palam Dhan 4  in Package of Practices and new recommendations like maize hybrid Him Palam Sankar Makka 3, spacing in fodder oats, etc.He also discussed research highlights on rice,maize, soybean, vegetable crops,etc. Dr Naveen Kumar, Director of Extension Education said that short and long duration training on various aspects of farming have been organised by the University and Krishi Vigyan Kendras.Geotagging of front line demonstrations on farmers' fields have been introduced.He detailed other extension  education activities also. The topics like research experiences of nano fertilizers, weed management in maize, chemical weed control in transplanted and puddle rice, etc were deliberated in detail. The deputy directors of agriculture provided feedback about the farm scenario in  their respective  districts.  Drs Luv Bhushan and R.K. Asrani also expressed their view. Around 150 scientists from the University and officers from the State Department of Agriculture took part in the workshop. Some officers attended the workshop in online mode.

 

 

 

 

 

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Last Updated: April 29, 2024

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 Press Release  No. QSD/PR/1116  dated: April 29, 2024

 

Farm University takes lead in introducing Gherkins in H.P.

 

Palampur 28 April. A new vegetable crop Gherkins has been successfully introduced in the State by Chaudhary Sarwan Kumar Himachal Pradesh Agriculture University. Disclosing this here today, Dr D.K.Vatsa, Vice Chancellor told that Gherkin, scientifically known as Cucumis anguria L. is a warm season vegetable crop belonging to the family Cucurbitaceae in horticultural crop community. Being a short duration crop with high yield potential, it is mainly cultivated and consumed in Africa, Brazil, and United States and India. The unripe fruits are used for processing as pickles, eaten as a cooked vegetable and are used in curries. The fruits of gherkin are consumed as boiled, fried, and fresh in salads. The gherkin is also known for traditional importance in medicinal to treat stomach ache, jaundice, haemorrhoids and preventing stone formation in kidney and its addition to diet can help in increasing intake of several nutrients like vitamin A, folate, calcium and iron. Dr Vatsa said that this is a new crop for the state and can help farmers to increase their farm income.He complimented Dr Parveen Sharma, Professor in the Department of Vegetable Crops and Floriculture for successfully growing and introducing this vegetable crop in  hi-tech production unit. The unit was established under National Agricultural Higher Education project.

 

 

 

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Last Updated: April 22, 2024

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 Press Release  No. QSD/PR/1115  dated: April 22, 2024

 

Vice Chancellor Dr D.K.Vatsa inaugurates training on  toxicology in farm animals 

 

Palampur 22 April. Dr D.K.Vatsa, Vice Chancellor, Chaudhary Sarwan Kumar Himachal Pradesh Agriculture University, inaugurated a three days refresher course on 'Toxicological Know how in Animal Treatment' here today. The Vice Chancellor said that toxicity among farm animals was a common problem leading to huge economic losses to farmers. It is important that field  veterinary officers are trained to properly diagnose and treat this problem. He said that early diagnosis and prompt treatment can save valuable animal wealth. Dr Vatsa said that farmers should also be made aware about toxicity among animals as  sometimes animals eat toxic plants like lantana when fodder is not available and pets eat toxins accidentally. He appreciated the Department of Veterinary Pharmacology and Toxicology for organising the training. Dr Ravindra Kumar, Dean, Dr G.C.Negi College of Veterinary and Animal Sciences told that 11 veterinary officers from the State Department of Animal Husbandry will get training on various aspects of toxicological problems, its  diagnosis, treatment and management in livestock from the experts. He said that continuing veterinary training updates knowledge of officers. Dr Vishal Sharma, Joint Director Animal Husbandry, said that training will be very useful to veterinary officers. Course director Dr Pallavi Bhardwaj and Dr Dinesh Sharma also detailed about the refresher course.

 

 

 

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Last Updated: April 18, 2024

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 Press Release  No. QSD/PR/1114  dated: April 18, 2024

 

 

Vice Chancellor Dr D.K.Vatsa congratulates University alumnus Dr Taruna Kamal for cracking UPSC exam

 

Palampur 18 April. Dr Taruna Kamal, an alumnus of Chaudhary Sarwan Kumar Himachal Pradesh Agriculture University has brought glory to the University by cracking UPSC examination.

Dr D.K.Vatsa,Vice Chancellor, has extended his greetings to Dr Taruna Kamal for  attaining the 203rd  All India rank in UPSC examination. He said that other students should also imbibe the competitive spirit of Dr Taruna. Despite her humble family background, she excelled to attain great heights in life and career. Dr(Mrs) Madhu Chaudhary, HPAS, Registrar has also congratulated Dr Taruna Kamal. She said that Dr Taruna's spectacular success will inspire other students of the University in realization of their ultimate goal in life through hard work and perseverance only.

Dr Taruna Kamal, obtained her B.VSc. & AH from Dr G.C.Negi College of Veterinary and Animal Science in 2020.

 

 

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Last Updated: March 28, 2024

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 Press Release  No. QSD/PR/1113  dated: March 28, 2024

 

 

Vice Chancellor Dr D.K.Vatsa calls for saving soil for sustainable farming

 

Palampur 28 March. Dr D.K.Vatsa,Vice Chancellor, has said that agriculture is very basic requirement for humanity. All other professions and avocations follow agriculture. He underlined the need to save soil for sustainable farming. The Vice Chancellor said that micro irrigation and micro shed management can be handled well following right cropping systems. He said that scientists should think whether the wheat- paddy system is right for the Himalayas. He advocated importance of growing millets in this region. He said that farmers are very knowledgeable but we should provide them holistic information for sustainable farm development. He also discussed the need to save our agriculture under adverse conditions like disasters and climate change. He said farmers and farm scientists need appreciation for providing food to humanity. Prof H.M. Desarda, Professor Emeritus, MGN University, Aurangabad spoke on the topic, 'Strategy of micro watershed development and adoption of farming system approach to promote ecologically sustainable and socially just agriculture growth' with faculty and students of the University.

Dr S.K.Upadhyay, Director of Research also spoke on the occasion. Dr.Ravindra Kumar, Dean, Dr GCN COVAS; Dr R.K.Kapila, Dean PGS, Dr Rajesh Uppal, Librarian, Heads, faculty and students also attended the program.

 

 

 

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Last Updated: March 07, 2024

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 Press Release  No. QSD/PR/1112  dated: March 07, 2024

 

Training on Small Animal Abdominal Sonography and Echocardiography concludes at CSKHPAU:

 

Palampur 6 March.  Dr.D. K.Vatsa ,Vice Chancellor has emphasized the importance of enhancing the skills of professionals. He was addressing participants and scientists during the concluding ceremony of three days training on "Small Animal Abdominal Sonography and Echocardiography" at Dr G.C.Negi College of Veterinary and Animal Science, here today. He appreciated the Department of Veterinary Surgery and Radiology for organising such trainings on regular intervals.

The Vice Chancellor awarded nine  participants from Delhi and other states. Prof. SP Tyagi, organising chairman and  Head of the department, said that  training focused on improving the clinical diagnostic skills of the delegates by giving them hands-on exposure to ultrasonographic examination techniques. Every participant was given ample opportunity to practice the techniques on clinical patients under the supervision of experts.  Prof.Adarsh Kumar Course Director,Dr Rohit Kumar, Organizing Secretary,Drs Amit Kumar, Deepti Bodh and Deepti Sharma, Co-Organizing secretaries also expressed their views. The delegates thanked the University for providing quality  training to them

 

 

 

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Last Updated: March 06, 2024

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 Press Release  No. QSD/PR/1111  dated: March 06, 2024

 

Anti Ragging Committee Meeting at CSKHPAU

 

Vice-Chancellor Dr.D.K.Vatsa asks students to maintain glorious tradition of ragging free campus

 

Palampur 6  March.  A University level anti-ragging committee meeting was held at CSK Himachal Pradesh Agriculture University, here today. Dr.D.K.Vatsa, Vice-Chancellor while chairing the meeting, expressed satisfaction that the university has a glorious tradition of being a ragging free campus for the last several years and exhorted all concerned to maintain this tradition with vigil and diligence. The Vice-Chancellor told that as per the legal and statutory requirements, all necessary steps have been taken to prevent ragging in the University. He said that a large number of CCTVs have been installed in the hostels, colleges etc and he has been personally getting feedback from the University officers and students and  so far no adverse feedback about the incidents of ragging has been reported. He advised the students to avail all helpline numbers in case of any need.T he students may directly contact him. Dr Vatsa also advised the senior students to treat new entrants as their family members and guide them about semester system and other academic matters. The Vice-Chancellor got independent feedback from the new students, their parents and other members. Dr Mrs Madhu Chaudhary,HPAS, Registrar and Dr R.S.Chandel, Students Welfare Officer also expressed their views. Almost all four dozen members, including new and senior students, wardens, etc  actively participated in the proceedings. Some parents of newly admitted students also attended the meeting.

 

 

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Last Updated: February 28, 2024

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 Press Release  No. QSD/PR/1110  dated: 28 Feb 2024


National Science Day at CSKHPAU

 

Vice-Chancellor Dr D.K.Vatsa distributes prizes to the winners

 

Palampur 28 February. A week long celebrations of  National Science Day concluded at the  College of Basic Sciences, Chaudhary Sarwan Kumar Himachal Pradesh  Krishi Vishvavidyalaya , here today. Dr.D.K.Vatsa, Vice-Chancellor distributed prizes to the winners of various competitions. Later, while addressing the scientists and students, he highlighted the importance of indigenous technologies and their role in achieving self reliance (Atamnirbharta). He said that such technologies will help in making the county developed (Viksit Bharat). Dr Vatsa appreciated the efforts of the college in promoting scientific awareness. 

Dr.S.K.Upadhyay, Director of Research delivered a keynote lecture on "Indigenous Technologies for Viksit Bharat". Dean Dr Sharda Singh told that the programme was organized with the support of HIMCOSTE and National Council for Science, Technology and Communication. The students also presented a colorful cultural program to mark the occasion. All the Statutory Officers, scientists and students were present during the prize distribution ceremony.

Results: Declamation: Surbhi from College of Community Sciences bagged 1st prize, Poster: Priyanshu from College of Veterinary and Animal Sciences bagged 1st prize, Science Quiz: Team of students Pranjal Patil and Pallavi Katoch from College of Community Sciences bagged 1st prize and Rangoli competition: Team of students Akriti and Shagun from College of Basic Sciences bagged 1st prize.

Academic Prizes: Isha Saklani, Divanshu Dogra and Shilpa Thakur secured first positions in their respective classes.

 

 

 

 

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Last Updated: February 26, 2024

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 Press Release  No. QSD/PR/1109  dated: 26 Feb 2024

 

CSKHPAU gets accreditation for another five years with 'A' grade :Dr D.K.Vatsa, Vice Chancellor

 

Palampur 24 February. Chaudhary Sarwan Kumar Himachal Pradesh Agriculture University has been accredited for five years. While disclosing this, Dr D.K.Vatsa, Vice Chancellor said that the Indian Council of Agricultural Research has conveyed that the University has been accredited till March 2028 and awarded 'A' grade. He told that a high level ICAR Peer Review Team had visited the University almost six months back and had thoroughly inspected and studied all the facilities for academic, research and extension education. The team had independently interacted and elicited feedback from all stakeholders including farmers, students and staff.

While expressing his gratitude to National Agricultural Education Accreditation Board of the ICAR for granting accreditation with 'A' grade, Dr Vatsa thanked the University community for working in close cohesion and dedication for this prestigious achievement. He  exhorted all to maintain high tempo to achieve excellence in assigned mandate. He told that almost all academic programs have been  accredited and the University has been asked  to upload self study reports of the constituent colleges on the University website. A mid term review will be done and the University has been asked not to increase intake of students without the permission of National Agricultural Education Accreditation Board. He said that the University will diligently follow all the conditions. At present, National Institution Ranking Framework of the Union Education Ministry has  ranked the University 12th among all agricultural and allied science intuitions and ranked it 8th among all State Agricultural Universities of the country. The Vice Chancellor said that the University will try it's level best to improve this ranking also.

 

 

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Last Updated: February 09, 2024

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Press Release  No. QSD/PR/1108  dated: 09 Feb 2024

 

Palampur 9 February. Annual inter-college games and athletic meet concluded at Chaudhary Sarwan Kumar Himachal Pradesh  Agriculture University, here today.

 

Chief guest, Dr.D.K.Vatsa,Vice Chancellor distributed prizes to winners. In athletics, College of Agriculture won the overall  trophy and Dr. G.C. Negi College of Veterinary and Animal Science was declared runners up. In games, Dr G.C.Negi College of Veterinary and Animal Science was declared winners and College of Agriculture remained runners up. Rajat  from  College of Agriculture was declared best athlete among boys and Drishty Singh  from the same college was declared best athlete among girls.

Dr.D.K.Vatsa Vice-Chancellor appreciated the students for playing the games with true sportsmanship spirit. He said that the selected teams for various games should practice more under the guidance of coaches to bring glory to the University in inter University games.

Dr R.S.Chandel, Studentsí Welfare Officer, told that more than 250 students took part in fifteen track & field and throw & jump competitions and ten games.

Statutory officers, heads, scientists, non-teaching employees and students were present in the closing ceremony.

 

 

 

 

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Last Updated: February 08, 2024

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Press Release  No. QSD/PR/1107  dated: 08 Feb 2024

 

 

Farm varsity takes lead to prohibit plying of official vehicles once in a month

 

 Palampur 8 February. Taking a lead among all universities of the region, Chaudhary Sarwan Kumar Himachal Pradesh Agriculture University has prohibited the plying of all official vehicles once in a month.

Disclosing it here today,  Dr.D.K.Vatsa, Vice-Chancellor, said that he was mulling on this issue for quite some time and now orders have been issued in this regard. All the University vehicles including official car of the Vice-Chancellor will not ply on 16th of every month. Apart from the main campus, the order also applies to eight Krishi Vigyan Kendras and thirteen Research stations of the University all over the state.

The Vice-Chancellor said that his University was known as most clean and green campus in the State and new initiative was a small step for sustainability of environment and curtailing expenditure. "Some more steps on austerity and resource generation like creation of University Corpus Fund were under consideration. Similarly, to motivate students and staff to minimise use of their personal vehicles at the campus, a plan was underway to create and mark parking facilities in each college from where all may walk in the beautiful campus", disclosed Dr. Vatsa.

The order exempts use of e-carts and in case of emergency; the vehicles can be used with the permission of administration. The Vice-Chancellor has also appealed to staff and students for car pooling for resource and environment conservation.

 

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Last Updated: January 29, 2024

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Press Release  No. QSD/PR/1106  dated: 29 Jan 2024

 

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Vice-Chancellor D.K.Vatsa  inaugurates Annual Games and Athletic meet at CSKHPAU

Palampur 29 January. Dr.D.K.Vatsa, Vice-Chancellor, was Chief Guest in the inaugural ceremony of the annual inter-college games and athletic meet at Chaudhary Sarwan Kumar Himachal Pradesh  Agriculture University, here today. While declaring the meet open, the Vice-Chancellor said that the students of the university have excelled in academic activities and brought laurels at the national level but they also need to perform well in sports, athletics and cultural activities with the same spirit. Dr.Vatsa  said that various sports and  athletic competitions test the stamina and endurance of participants and also help in strengthening the bonds of comradeship, understanding and mutual respect. Dr Vatsa said that sports help to reduce stress. He expressed happiness that three new games Kabbadi, Kho Kho and wrestling have been added for the first time. Dr R.S.Chandel, Students' Welfare Officer, told that more than 230 students are  taking part in twenty five  track & field and throw & jump competitions and ten sports events like football, basketball, volleyball etc. Statutory officers, heads, scientists, non-teaching employees and students were present in the inaugural ceremony.

 

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Last Updated: January 27, 2024

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Press Release  No. QSD/PR/1105  dated: 26 Jan 2024

 

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Palampur, 26 January. Chaudhary Sarwan Kumar Himachal Pradesh Agriculture University marked Republic Day with an inspiring display of patriotic fervor and enthusiasm. 

Dr. D.K. Vatsa, Vice Chancellor, hoisted the National Flag and oversaw a remarkable parade presented by the NCC contingent. In his address to the University community, the Vice Chancellor paid glowing tributes to freedom fighters and  detailed significance of the Constitution of India. He said that the farsighted vision of national leaders have  paved the way for the country's remarkable progress. By replacing Indian Penal Code of 1860 with Bhartiya Nayay Sanhita 2023, the country has shed colonial past. He discussed progress of the nation in agriculture from food deficit to food surplus nation. He said that we are moving  towards  nutritional security at a faster pace. He told that the University have played a pivotal role in agriculture development and making Himachal Pradesh self-sufficient on the food front. The Vice Chancellor discussed emerging challenges such as climate change, natural disasters, diminishing farmland, and the need  to increase food production for a growing population.

    Dr. Vatsa outlined the University's proactive approach to tackling these challenges through initiatives like farm mechanization and the adoption of cutting-edge technologies such as drones, remote-controlled farm machines, and artificial intelligence. Expressing satisfaction with the nearly completed admission process, he  told that out of 2016 students on roll, 1164 are girl students. As farm ladies play important role in hill agriculture so increasing number of girl students in farm education is encouraging. Highlighting the University's commitment to knowledge dissemination, Dr. Vatsa said that the new initiatives of State Government like Him Unnati Yojna and Him Ganga scheme will  boost agriculture and animal production. He assured farmers of the University's dedication to extending knowledge and technology support. He asked all participants to take a pledge to serve the nation with complete dedication and commitment. Vice Chancellor Dr.D.K. Vatsa lauded Dr. Ravinder Singh Chandel, Students Welfare Officer, for meticulously organizing the function. He also praised NCC officer Dr. Ankur Sharma and the NCC and NSS cadets for their commendable parade performance, various achievements, and the vibrant cultural program. The Vice Chancellor also distributed certificates to cadets for their contributions in various activities like blood donation camp, etc. The Republic Day celebrations witnessed active participation from all Statutory Officers, staff, their families, and students, reflecting a shared spirit of patriotism and unity.

 

 

 

 

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Last Updated: January 19, 2024

 

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Press Release  No. QSD/PR/1104  dated: 19 Jan 2024

 

The University promoting cultivation of pulses and millets: Dr D.K.Vatsa

 

Palampur 19 January. Dr. D. K. Vatsa, Vice-Chancellor said that the University was promoting  cultivation of pulses, millets and vegetables in Bilaspur district through its Krishi Vigyan Kendra and Research Sub Station, Berthin(Bilaspur). He was interacting with farmers, scientists and students during his visit to KVK, Berthin .

The Vice-Chancellor asked farmers to bring more area under pulses to increase their income. He also advised them to visit the University  campus at Palampur and maintain a live link with University KVKs and research station to update their farm knowledge. He also interacted with students undergoing Rural Agricultural Work Experience Programme in farmers' fields. He asked them to disseminate new agro-techniques in farmers' field during village attachment.

During his demonstration and seed production farm visit, he appreciated the concerned scientists for maintaining the farm and asked them to vigoursly extend technology to the farmers' fields. 

 

 

 

 

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Last Updated: January 05, 2024

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Press Release  No. QSD/PR/1103  dated: 5 Jan 2024

 

CSKHPAU students interact with DDG, ICAR

"Be passionate about your profession", advises Dr R.C.Agrawal

 

Palampur 5 January. Dr. R.C. Agrawal, Deputy Director General, Indian Council of Agricultural Research, who is also National Director of National Agricultural Higher Education Project(NAHEP), interacted with Post Graduate students of Chaudhary Sarwan Kumar Himachal Pradesh Agriculture University here today.As Chief Guest, Dr Agrawal advised that learning should be a life long passion to progress and contribute for the benefit of humanity. He said that routine research should be replaced by new ideas and out of box thinking. There is no shortage of funds for innovative research. Dr Agrawal discussed new research ideas which may give new kind of solutions for global challenges. He suggested students to find opportunities to work with Nobel laureates and other top scientists. He asked students and scientists to dream big and work hard to realise their ideas.He said that exposure of students in the international and national institutes of repute, altogether changes their personality. It enhances their vision and makes them confident to face and resolve challenges on academic and research front. He said one should have passion in the chosen profession to excel.

Dr Agrawal said that the Centre of Advanced Agricultural Science and Technology on Protected Agriculture and Natural Farming in the University has done well.He discussed challenges for agriculture at National and international level.The Chief Guest also released seven publications authored by the University scientists.

In his presidential remarks, Dr. D.K. Vatsa, Vice-Chancellor,said that future of agriculture is secure in the hands of bright young scientists.He said technology intervention and artificial intelligence will be playing a pivotal role in the coming times. He emphasised that young farmers need to be engaged in modern farming.

The Vice Chancellor thanked ICAR for sanctioning a project on protected Agriculture and natural farming under NAHEP. It has enabled the University to modernise many facilities for future agricultural research. He expressed the hope that all those students who got training under the project will work dedicatedly for the welfare of farmers.

Guest of Honour Dr Anuradha Agrawal, National Coordinator,NAHEP, said that excellent facilities have been developed at the University for protected agriculture and natural farming. She said that this University selected students for advanced training meticulously. She told that our country has also developed world class facilities and cutting edge technology. The students can carry out their experiments in the country itself.

Dr S.K.Upadhyay, Director of Research, told that 44 University students attended international and national training at prestigious institutes under the NAHEP.

Many students shared their experiences and thanked NAHEP for sponsoring the training and enriching their research expertise.

Dr Ranvir Singh Rana, Principal Investigator, NAHEP in the University, detailed achievements and contributions of the project.

Drs Akhilesh Sharma and Rishi Mahajan also spoke on the occasion.

 

 

 

Last Updated: January 04, 2024

 

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Press Release  No. QSD/PR/1102  dated: 4 Jan 2024

 

Oath Taking Ceremony at Dr G.C.Negi COVAS

 

The nation is moving towards nutritional security : Dr. R.C. Agrawal,DDG,ICAR

 

Palampur 4 January. An oath taking ceremony for passing out veterinary graduates was organized at Chaudhary Sarwan Kumar  H.P.Agriculture University, here today. Chief Guest Dr. R.C. Agrawal, Deputy Director General, Indian Council of Agricultural Research(ICAR), said that the nation is moving towards  nutritional security with system based approach. The role of young graduates and scientists is important to achieve it. He said that science, technology and innovation can enable the nation to produce more to feed the ever increasing population. He asked graduates and young scientists to accept the new emerging challenges and come out with innovative solutions. He said one should think big and contribute for one health, nutritional security and also discussed Agri startups. He said that more that five thousand Startups are in operation and most of these are in the farm sector. He said that true commitment towards nation is required from all. The Chief Guest asked scientists to work with passion and put acquired knowledge to action for bringing name and fame to the nation. Dr Agrawal said that veterinarians are providing a great service as they treat the ones who cannot speak. He said that it was encouraging that girls are outnumbering the boys in agricultural and allied sector education.

 

In his presidential remarks, Dr. D.K. Vatsa, Vice-Chancellor,while congratulating the passing out graduates,  asked them to serve the livestock keepers and society with zeal and dedication. He said that agricultural and allied sectors are very crucial as these sectors  feed the nation. He underlined the importance of good farm education. The Vice-Chancellor said that livestock keepers face multiple challenges and they need good technology to improve their income. Dr Vatsa discussed the importance of animals in human life. He said that veterinarians are playing a positive role with their immense contributions. He also talked about the need to sustain the system with agricultural and animal production.  He said that he was happy to learn that intensive  internship has  provided the internees a vast learning experience including entrepreneurial training. He expressed the hope that some graduates will take up  entrepreneurship. The chief guest distributed internship completion certificates  to neo-graduates. Pallavi, Neha, Yamini and Anchal  received gold medals. The Chief Guest and Vice Chancellor also released  eight manuals, brochures and extension publications. Dr Ravindra Kumar, Dean, Dr G.C.Negi College of Veterinary and Animal Sciences, told that 1033 graduates have passed out from the College since its establishment in 1986. He detailed major achievements of his college and informed that several passed out students have established their clinics and have become job providers to many. He  administered professional oath to neo-graduates. Dr Amit Singla, internship incharge, told that 36 graduates, including 19 girls have successfully completed their B.V.Sc.& AH degree program. Dr A.K.Panda  extended a vote of thanks. Dr Anuradha Agrawal, National Coordinator; National Agricultural Higher Education Project, parents of neo-graduates, Statutory Officers and scientists attended the solemn ceremony.

 

 

 

 

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Last Updated: January 02, 2024

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Press Release  No. QSD/PR/1101  dated: 2 Jan 2024

 

New Year Address of the Vice Chancellor

 

CSKHPAU to create new facilities for the students and farmers: Dr.D.K.Vatsa

 

Palampur 2 January. Dr. D.K.Vatsa, Vice Chancellor, Chaudhary Sarwan Kumar Himachal Pradesh Agriculture University, has exhorted the staff to work with renewed commitments to serve the farming community in this new year. During his New Year address, while conveying his greetings to the University community, the Vice-Chancellor said that the right introspection reveals deficiencies of the past year and provides the opportunity to plan afresh for the progress of the institution, society, state, and nation. He asked scientists to get maximum number of research projects sanctioned. He said that foundation stones of agriculture labs worth Rs five crore and an examination hall worth Rs. four crore will be laid this year.

Dr D.K.Vatsa underlined the importance of agriculture and increasing food production to feed the ever increasing population. He said that students need to work hard. He said that there is need to prepare a master plan to face new challenges like climate change. He underlined the importance of maintaining sustainability for farming as well as for the University . He discussed financial stress in the University and asked all to help in revenue generation. Dr Vatsa sought the cooperation of the University community to take forward the University and improve its ranking. He asked all to give their suggestions for 'Institutional development plan.' He suggested creating a corpus development fund where donations from alumni are sought. It will help in creating new facilities for the students and farmers. He said a unit will be created to generate funds.

The Vice Chancellor appreciated all organs of the University for their good work in the preceding year enabling the University to attain eighth position among all State Farm Universities of the country. He also appreciated 12 faculty members and 44 students who got trained in prestigious international institutions. 85 students qualified JRF examination. Dr Vatsa told that academic calander has been standardized. He expressed gratitude to all funding agencies for their regular financial support to the University.

Dr S.K.Upadhyay, Director of Research conducted the proceedings of the ceremony.

All the statutory officers, heads, scientists, non teaching staff, and students were present on the occasion.

 

 

 

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