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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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Rusa in HP University

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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Last date for Admissions to UHF Diploma extended

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Nauni University Admissions Date for Diploma

Solan: The Dr YS Parmar University of Horticulture and Forestry, Nauni has extended the last date to apply for its one-year Diploma in Fruit and Vegetable Processing and BakeryDiploma in Fruit and Vegetable Processing and Bakery products, informed the Public Relation Officer, Suchet Attri.

The last date to apply for the diploma run by the Department of Food Science and Technology of the university has now been extended to January 29. Earlier the last date for application was January 17. The counselling for the diploma programme will now be held on January 31.

The PRO also informed that this year, the university has also reduced the fee charged for the diploma to Rs 5000. Earlier, the fee for this diploma was Rs 20,000. The decision was taken to ensure that more and more people can apply for the programme, he said.

The minimum educational qualification for this diploma programme is Class 10+2 with at least 40 per cent with no age cap for admission. A total of 35 seats are available in the programme. Prospectus and application form can be downloaded from the university website (www.yspuniversity.ac.in)

The PRO further informed that the programme has also been linked to the Skill Development Allowance scheme of the Government of Himachal Pradesh. Any person enrolled in the programme can also apply for this allowance.

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Two JRF among HP Varsity’s 11 disabled students who cracked UGC NET 2018

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Disabled HPU Students Clears UGC NET

Shimla-Crossing milestones in academics, disabled students of Himachal Pradesh continue to achieve what is otherwise considered insurmountable for them.

Eleven differently-abled students have cleared UGC’s National Eligibility Test (NET). Two of them qualified for the Junior Research Fellowship. Five of these students are visually impaired.

It’s important to mention that disabled students had to fight a legal battle to claim their right to higher education in Himachal Pradesh University. Even after ‘The Rights of Persons with Disabilities Bill – 2016’ was passed, the students had to fight for its implementation as the government did not make it easy for them.

Two students who qualified for the JRF include Saveen Janha, an M.Phil in Hindi, and Pankaj Sharma, P.hD in Tourism Administration. Both are physically disabled, informed Ajai Shrivastava, a member of the State Advisory Board on Disability and HPU Executive Council (EC).

Indu Kumari, a visually impaired student, who is pursuing her M.A. in Political Science, cleared the NET examination in her very first attempt. Similarly, visually impaired Roma Negi, a resident of Rampur, has cleared the exam in History in her first attempt. She wants to pursue her P.hD from HP University.

Other names include Anuj Kumar (Economics), Vinod Sharma (Political Science), Jasbir Lubanand (Political Science), Vinod Sharma Yogacharya (Yoga), Priyanka Thakur (Law), Ajay Kumar (History). Some of these students have cleared the NET examination twice. Raj Kumar is a Ph.D in Education and has cleared the NET exam in the same. He had also passed the NET examination in History and this time cleared the exam in Political Science.

The Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Sikander Kumar has congratulated all these students and appreciated their hard-work despite facing hardships due to their disability. He said these students have brought laurels to the State.

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Nauni Varsity Admissions Open for Diploma in Fruit, Vegetable Processing & Bakery products

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Solan-The Dr YS Parmar University of Horticulture and Forestry, Nauni has invited applications for its one-year Diploma in Fruit and Vegetable Processing and Bakery products. The diploma will be run by the Department of Food Science and Technology of the university.

This year, the university has also reduced the fee charged for the diploma to Rs 5000. Earlier, the fee for this diploma was Rs 20,000. The decision was taken to ensure that more and more people can apply for the programme.

In addition, the programme has also been linked to the Skill Development Allowance scheme of the Government of Himachal Pradesh. Any person enrolled in the programme can also apply for this allowance.

The minimum educational qualification for this diploma programme is Class 10+2 with at least 40 per cent with no age cap for admission. The last date of application is 17 January 2019 and the counselling will be held on 19 January.

A total of 35 seats are available in the programme. Prospectus and application form can be downloaded from the university website(www.yspuniversity.ac.in).

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