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Tempted by Rs 100 crores fat funds, HPU joking with future of students by faulty implemention of RUSA in haste

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SHIMLA- Hamirpur MP Anurag Thakur on Monday lashed out at chief minister Virbhadra Singh-led Congress government in Himachal Pradesh for its faulty implementation of Rashtriya Uchhtar Shiksha Abhiyan (RUSA) for undergraduate courses.

He said RUSA had been introduced in a hasty manner by (HPU) colluding with the state government to get additional annual fat funds of Rs 100 crores from the Centre.

Thakur also plans to raise the issue in the Parliament on Tuesday.

In their greed, Virbhadra government has played with the future of its students. Today, these students aren’t able to apply for their post-graduate courses in Delhi, Punjab, Chandigarh and other universities as their RUSA degrees are not being recognized,

he added.

He said with many universities across India not recognizing RUSA degree of HPU for postgraduate courses, the future of students graduating in 2016 also hangs in balance.

He said to make matters worse, the university is raising fees as well as planning to introduce RUSA system in its post-graduate courses.

No justification could be given for delaying the results, in some cases, for as long as three years. So now, if a third year graduate gets to know that he hasn’t cleared a first-year course, he/she would return and wait for additional years to complete these courses again! Virbhadra government should answer why such hasty implementation was done? What was their urgent need for annual Rs 100 crores fund? Was it worth playing with students’ future?

He has requested the Union HRD ministry to immediately intervene in the matter regarding the implementation of RUSA, delayed results and proposed fee hike with HPU. Also, since the academic session for the first batch of RUSA undergraduates is about to end, he has been following up with HRD ministry that immediate directions be issued to Delhi, Punjab, Chandigarh and other universities so that applications from HPU students be admitted until the matter be resolved.

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HPBOSE declares Class 12 exams results, reports 70.18% pass percentage

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HPBOSE Toppers 2018

Shimla: Today, the Himachal Pradesh Board Of Secondary Education (HPBOSE) announced the results for the Class 12 exams conducted in February-March, 2018 for the session 2017-18. Now the results are available on Board’s official website

Total 98,281 students had appeared in the Class 12 Board examination in this session. Out of it, 68,469 candidates passed the exams. The overall pass percentage for the exams was reported to be at 69.67 percent.

List of HPBOSE Class 12 Toppers for Session 2017-2018

Name

Marks Obtained (Out of 500)

School

District

Medical

     
 Pranjal Rana  489 Dhameta Govt Sr Sec School Kangra
Sneha Thakur 487 Mohal Ambition Classes Sr Sec School Kullu
       

Non-Medical 

     
Sahil Kattna  490 Bagwara Govt Sr Sec School Hamirpur
Vikrant Rewal   490 Ungh Sundernagar Vardhaman Mahavir Public Sr. Sec School Mandi
       

Arts

     
Akshma Thakur  479 Sujanpur Tihra  Sr Sec School Hamirpur
Garima Mahajan  477  Chamba Maharishi Daya Nand Adarsh Sr. Sec School,  Chamba 
       

Commerce

     
  Saijal Arora 483  Sarahan Sr Sec School Sirmaur
Prachi Chauhan  481  Nahan Career Academy Sr. Sec School Sirmaur
       

 

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IIM Sirmaur’s 2nd convocation ceremony held at Paonta Sahib

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Sirmaur: The second convocation ceremony of the Indian Institute of Management (IIM) was held at Poanta Sahib in Sirmour district on April 13, 2018.  Thirty-five students graduated from this institution.

Padmanabh Adhikari was awarded Director’s gold medal while Somaya Depdass was awarded as the best all-around student award. Arushi Singh grabbed the Director Special Recognition award.

IIM Sirmaur Convocation ceremony

Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur distributed medals to these meritorious students of the Institution.

 The institution was in its initial stage but still, it has created a niche for itself among the premier institution of the country, said the Chairman, Governing Council, IIM Sirmour Ajay S. Sriram.

IIM Sirmaur Convocation ceremony 2

Director, IIM, Dr Neelu Rohmetra while presenting the Director’s Report said that the institute was committed to producing the talent ready to meet the challenges of the modern era.

The institute was delivering a quality education to the students through highly qualified faculty and some of the best in the industry as guest faculty.

She said that the coming academic year would see main new initiatives by the institution.

The nation has great hope and expectations from the young professionals for making a New India,

the Chief Minister said while addressing the students and faculty.

The institution may have some limitation regarding infrastructure, but still, there was no dearth of talent and the students passing out from here would always cherish the memories of this institution and Himachal Pradesh as well, he further added.

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Nauni varsity scientist conferred ‘Bharat Shiksha Ratan’ award

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Dr Divender Gupta

Solan: Dr. Divender Gupta, an entomologist working at the Dr YS Parmar University of Horticulture and Forestry (UHF), Nauni, Solan district, has bagged the prestigious Bharat Shiksha Ratan Award.

The award was given in recognition for his services in the field of agriculture education, research, and extension.

The Global Society for Health and Educational Growth presented the award to Dr Gupta at a ceremony held at the Vithal Bhai Patel House, New Delhi.

Dr. Gupta is presently working as a Principal Scientist in the UHF’s Department of Entomology. After a brief stint in the All India Agricultural Services, he joined the UHF in 1990 at its regional station in Jachh.

Upon shifting to the main campus, Dr Gupta got involved in academics in addition to research and extension activities.

Dr Gupta’s main work has been on fruit flies, which is a formidable pest of agro-horticultural crops causing losses to fruit and vegetable crops. He has provided solutions to a number of problems pertaining to fruit and vegetable entomology. Dr Gupta has also been a pioneer in studying population dynamics and management of fruit flies in the department.

He has devised management methods against fruit flies like the use of methyl eugenol based attractant traps using wooden blocks.

This has also been included in the Package of Practices of the University and Spray Schedule of HP Horticulture Department.

Dr Gupta has also evaluated a chemical, which helps in breaking of eggs inside the body of the fruit fly. He is undertaking further studies on this method. He presented this work at an International Seminar in Malaysia in 2016 in which participants from 20 countries took part.

Besides several research papers in reputed journals, Dr Gupta has five chapters, manuals and a number of bulletins to his credit.

He attributed his success to hard work, inspiration from teachers, and feedback from the farming community, and good wishes of family members, friends and students. UHF Vice-Chancellor Dr HC Sharma and other faculty congratulated Dr Gupta on bringing laurels to the University.

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