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No Diwali celebraion this year for HPU students

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The students, protesting against the fee hike by Himachal Pradesh University, did not to celebrate Diwali this year

“We were expecting some good news before Diwali but now it looks as if it was a black day for the students agitating against exorbitant and unreasonable fee hike for past two months”, said member, Joint Action Committee (JAC)

The committee on fee hike, headed by former High Court Judge V K Sharma, has submitted its report to the government, but it appears that it has given only marginal relief in the name of balancing and rationalising the free structure.

It has been a bad year for students who were burdened with hefty fee hike and lost their democratic right to elect the Students Central Associations of Himachal Pradesh University and 100 affiliated colleges. Nominated bodies have been thrust on students at the behest of the government.

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The JAC, which had suspended the stir for 10 days on October 17, will review the situation and chalk out the strategy to revive and intensify the agitation if the issue was not settled.

The semester examinations will commence on November 27 and there will be little time left for students to prepare for these and if the examination fee for different courses is not reduced, the students will be forced to pay hefty fee.

The government should take immediate decision on the committee report to provide relief to the students and take a decision to roll back the fee hike even if the recommendations of the committee fell short of it.

BY Bhanu P Lohumi, TNS

Madan has studied English Literature and Journalism from HP University and lives in Shimla. He is an amateur photographer and has been writing on topics ranging from environmental, socio-economic, development programs, education, eco-tourism, eco-friendly lifestyle and to green technologies for over 9 years now. He has an inclination for all things green, wonderful and loves to live in solitude. When not writing, he can be seen wandering, trying to capture the world around him in his DSLR lens.

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HP University Extends College Admission Date for 2021-22 Session Till Oct 25

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Shimla-Dates for admissions to undergraduate courses for the session 2021-22 in colleges affiliated to Himachal Pradesh University has been extended, which has come as a relief to not only those students who were seeking fresh enrollments in the first year but also to the students of the second and third year. 

The varsity informed that the decision was taken after considering requests received from various students regarding the same.  

Now, willing students can apply for enrollment in both government and private colleges till 5 PM, October 25, 2021.

This extension of date would benefit students who recently passed supplementary exams or those students of the second and third-year who had missed admission due to delay in declaration of their previous results.

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UHF Nauni Extends Admission Dates for UG, PG, PhD Till Oct 18

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Solan– Dr. YS Parmar University of Horticulture and Forestry (UHF), Nauni, has extended the last date for applying to various Undergraduate, Postgraduate and Doctoral programmes in Horticulture, Forestry, Biotechnology, Agribusiness and Business Management. Applicants can submit their complete online application on the university’s admission portal till 18th October.

The normal seats of BSc (Hons) Horticulture, BSc (Hons) Forestry and B Tech Biotechnology will be filled on the basis of scorecard of ICAR-AIEEA (UG) 2021.

Admissions to MSc, MBA (Agribusiness) and PhD (for normal and self-financing seats) will also be conducted on the scorecard of ICAR AIEEA (PG) and AICE-JRF/SRF respectively. Students who have appeared in the ICAR-AIEEA 2021 for UG and PG, or AICE-JRF/SRF examination and are interested in seeking admission, such students must fill the university online application form before 18th October. Undergraduate aspirants who have not appeared in the ICAR test can however apply for the self-financing seats for B Sc and B Tech Biotechnology programmes run by the university by filling the online application on the university website.

The university has also advised the registered candidates to submit complete online application forms along with online payment acknowledgement slip before the due date. The schedule for online counselling will be announced by the University on the website after the declaration of the ICAR examination result. Application forms other than online mode will not be accepted.

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Nauni Varsity Extends Dates For Applying to Various UG, PG, and Doctoral Programmes

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Solan-Dr. YS Parmar University of Horticulture and Forestry (UHF), Nauni has extended the last date for applying to various Undergraduate, Postgraduate and Doctoral programmes in Horticulture, Forestry, Biotechnology, Agribusiness and Business Management for the academic year 2021-22.

The interested students can now submit their complete online application on the university’s admission portal till 30th September. The detailed prospectus for each programme can be downloaded from the university website. 

This year, the university is filling the normal seats of BSc (Hons) Horticulture, BSc (Hons) Forestry and B Tech Biotechnology on the scorecard of ICAR-AIEEA (UG) 2021. Admissions to MSc, MBA (Agribusiness) and PhD (for normal and self-financing seats) will also be conducted on the scorecard of ICAR AIEEA (PG) and AICE-JRF/SRF respectively. The ICAR entrance exam was conducted by the National Testing Agency earlier this month. 

Prashant Sirkek, UHF Registrar informed that those students who have appeared in the ICAR-AIEEA 2021 for UG and PG, or AICE-JRF/SRF examination held earlier this month and are interested to seek admission to the university, such students must fill the university online application before 30th September. 

He added that the UG aspirants who have not appeared in the ICAR test can however apply for the self-financing seats for BSc and B Tech Biotechnology programmes run by the university by filling the online application on the university website.

The Registrar added that as the candidates who fail to submit complete online application forms of the university along with online payment acknowledgement slip will not be considered for admission. Therefore, the Registrar has appeal to the registered applicants to fill the forms before the due date.

The schedule for online counselling will be announced by the University on the website after the declaration of the ICAR examination result. Application forms other than online mode will not be accepted.

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