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Last Updated: January 12, 2017

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No. QSD/MC/94 Dated: 12 January, 2017

National Youth Day at CSKHPAU


Palampur 12 January.  National Youth Day was celebrated at CSK H.P. Agriculture University, here today.

Prof. Ashok Kumar Sarial, Vice-Chancellor, while addressing the students and teachers, underlined the importance of the day and told that this day was being celebrated throughout the country to commemorate the birth anniversary of Swami Vivekanand since 1985. He elaborated   about the immense role of Swamijee in spreading the philosophy of India world over. He asked the younger generation to imbibe the   teachings of Swami Vivekanand.

The Vice-Chancellor said that it was imperative to double the income of farmers in next five years as envisaged by the Prime Minister and directed Heads of all departments in the constituent colleges to submit a concrete proposal on it within a week's time. He emphasized the commitment of the University to help farmers in their socio-economic development.

On this occasion, the Department of Agricultural Economics organized a talk by Prof. H.R.Sharma, Dean, Central University of Himachal Pradesh on "Doubling Farmers' Income".  Dr Sharma highlighted the need to increase the gross income of farmers through increased productivity, reduced input cost, farm diversification, reduction in post harvest losses and remunerative prices.

Some students of the constituent colleges also spoke on the life, philosophy and teachings of Swami Vivekanand.

Dr.Dinesh Badiyala, Dean, College of Agriculture; Dr Ashwani Basandrai, Dean, Post Graduate Studies and  Dr Ashok Kumar, OSD to Vice-Chancellor were present in the function. University teachers and students also attended the programme.

NCC cadets of the university celebrated the day by educating the shopkeepers and general masses of three villages namely Bharmat, Tanda and Banuri about various methods of cashless transactions. Village Pardhans were also present on the occasion.


A view of the dais and audience

Vice-Chancellor expressing his views, 




Last Updated: January 11, 2017

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No. QSD/MC/93 Dated: 11 January, 2017


Inter-college Youth Festival concludes with cultural extravaganza at CSKHPAU

Palampur 11 January.  A two days inter-college youth festival concluded with cultural extravaganza at CSK H.P. Agriculture University, here today.

Prof. Ashok Kumar Sarial, Vice-Chancellor, while appreciating the winners of various cultural events, appreciated the students for maintaining and sustaining rich cultural heritage of  Himachal Pradesh and presenting it beautifully in their various performances. He said that despite a busy academic schedule in professional college of his University, the students were full of creativity and talent. The Vice-Chancellor extended his best wishes to the team who will represent the university in inter-university youth festival to be held next month. He also lauded the efforts of Students' Welfare Organization for organizing the festival.

Earlier, Dr Kamlesh Singh, Students' Welfare Officer, informed that around 250 students from four constituent colleges took part in nineteen cultural, literary, theatre and fine arts competitions.

Overall, the College of Agriculture  teams were adjudged first in nine cultural and other events like  Quiz, Extempore, One Act Play, Skit, Mime, Mimicry, Light Vocal Indian, Patriotic Song, Group Song and the College of Home Science teams bagged first position in  Debate, Clay Modeling, Cartooning, Rangoli and the teams of College of Basic Science  were adjudged first in  on- the- spot painting, collage and poster making whereas teams of Dr.G.C.Negi College of Veterinary & Animal Science were declared first in  folk dance, mono-acting and elocution competitions.

All the statutory officers, teachers, non-teachers and students attended the concluding ceremony.


Students giving performance in folk dnce completions

 Prof. A.K.Sarial, Vice-Chancellor addressing the students and others  




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No. QSD/MC/93 Dated: 10January, 2017


Vice-Chancellor Prof A.K.Sarial inaugurates inter-college Youth Festival

 Palampur 10 January.  "Those who perform on stage also have good chances to excel in life", said Prof. Ashok Kumar Sarial, Vice-Chancellor, while inaugurating inter-college youth festival at CSK H.P. Agriculture University, here today.

The Vice-Chancellor said that extra-curricular activities were an essential component of academic activities which enable students to exhibit their talent and creativity. He advised that all students must take part in any of the cultural or sports activity to have a feeling of comradeship, brotherhood, oneness and develop a sense of belonging. He told that some initiatives have been taken for the overall development of students' personality and sharpen their competitive skills. Already, a mechanism has been put in place where some of the teachers have volunteered and taking extra classes to prepare the students for various national level competitions. He expressed the hope that such efforts and hard work were bound to bear fruits.

Earlier, Dr Kamlesh Singh, Students' Welfare Officer, said that around 150 students from four constituent colleges will be taking part in nineteen cultural, literary, theatre and fine arts competitions like dances, songs, one act plays, skits, debates, poster making, clay modeling,  etc. A team to represent the University for National Level Youth Festival will be selected based on the performance of students.

All the statutory officers, teachers, non-teachers and students attended the inaugural ceremony held in the University auditorium.

Prof. A.K.Sarial, Vice-Chancellor lightening the lamp and addressing the participants


 A view of the audience   



Last Updated: January 02, 2017

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No. QSD/MC/91 Dated: 02 January, 2017


CSKHPAU Vice-Chancellor's New Year Address to Staff & Students

Prof A.K.Sarial asks staff to make 'excellence' a buzz word in their assigned duties

Palampur 2 January. In his new year address to teachers, non-teachers and students Prof Ashok Kumar Sarial, Vice-Chancellor, CSK H.P. Agriculture University has asked its staff members to make 'excellence' a buzz word in their assigned duties.

During his address here today, the  Vice-Chancellor said that much has been done last year yet a lot of accomplishments were to be made this year to serve the farming community effectively. He told that work culture must be improved so that the assigned mandate of teaching, research and extension education is carried out outstandingly. Prof Sarial informed that the university need to follow National Ranking Framework criteria of the Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR) for state farm universities and teachers should work hard and put extra hours so that students win maximum fellowships and attain top positions in competitive examinations conducted by the ICAR and other national and international institutions. Recently, the university has made efforts to guide and prepare students for such competitions by designating a programme director and four coordinators for providing students coaching, counseling and placements services. Students' advisory system has been strengthened and they will be provided wide academic exposure. He declared that forty posts of teachers will be filled-up soon besides appointing 24 new head of departments. 

Prof Sarial told that each faculty member should write a wining research project  to seek funding and a committee has been constituted on project formulation to guide faculty members to improve the quality and  presentation of projects before funding agencies. He told that 25 research projects worth Rs. Seven crore were sanctioned after his joining in August last year and 69 projects worth Rs. 177 crore have been submitted for funding to various funding. He said that on-going research projects will be effectively monitored.  He asked each faculty members to have at last one adhoc research project.

Prof Sarial appreciated the extension education activities and told that 514 training programmes were organized with the participation of around 18000 farmers and technologies on the aspects of protected cultivation, mushroom cultivation, apiculture, floriculture, etc have been disseminated besides formations of Self Help Groups throughout the state. He also appreciated media for highlighting and making public aware about his major initiatives for the students, staff and new ventures like automation of offices and cashless working in the university.

He said that three new student hostels will be constructed and court cases will be reviewed for mutual settlements to save time and money for the employees and the university. He asked the comptroller to make all out efforts to get additional grant of Rs. 47 crore to meet out the requisite financial needs of the university.

Later, Vice-Chancellor hosted tea to those students and staff members who have qualified for national competitions, won national awards or submitted research projects worth crore or more and who were rated outstanding in their work.

Statutory officers, teachers, non- teachers and post- graduate students attended the address by the Vice-Chancellor.