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Himachal Central University without permanent campus for 6 years, running in shifts

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The centre university campus in Shahpur.photo by Kamaljeet.

The CUHP authorities have demanded that they should be handed over the building of the old regional centre of Himachal Pradesh University in government college, Dharamshala, the new building of the BEd college, tribal hostel of government college was virtually unoccupied

SHIMLA- Central University Himachal Pradesh (CUHP), which is embroiled in controversy and has been without a permanent campus for the last more than six years since its establishment in Kangra district, is being forced to work in shifts.

Presently, the CUHP has been established in government college building at Shahpur, about 20 km from Kangra. There are just seven proper lecture theatres in the college for 17 postgraduate, four undergraduate and two certificate courses being offered by the CUHP.

Yoginder Verma, Pro-Vice-Chancellor, CUHP, admitted that there was a shortage of space on the present campus. He, however, said the university was making optimum use of the space available with them.

We have partitioned many rooms in the college and even converted lab assistant room into lecturer theatre. Due to partitions, the number of lecture theatres in the temporary campus has been increased to 19. However, even this number is short for the university,

he said.

He said to make optimum utilisation of the space available with the university, 10 departments function from Monday to Friday, 10 from Tuesday to Friday and one department from Saturday to Monday.

Besides, there are two shifts in a day with one department functioning from 8.30 am to 11.30 am, while the other functioning after that,

he said.

A visit to the university revealed that the lack of infrastructure was taking a toll on the institute. Rooms of professors and associate professors have been reduced to small cabins that cannot provide an ideal environment to them for research. The space under the stairs has also been converted into a classroom.

Sources in the CUHP said due to the lack of space, the university was failing to attract senior faculty of the ranks of professor and associate professor. Even those who had joined the institute initially are now applying at other places looking from greener pastures.

Though the deadlock over the location of a permanent campus of the CUHP is continuing, the university authorities have requested the state government to provide them some buildings in Dharamshala so that they can decongest the campus at Shahpur and start some new courses.

The CUHP authorities have demanded that they should be handed over the building of the old regional centre of Himachal Pradesh University in government college, Dharamshala, the new building of the BEd college, tribal hostel of government college was virtually unoccupied and building of working women hostel is also lying vacant. The CUHP authorities have written to the Principal Secretary, Education, and the Deputy Commissioner, Kangra, for providing them the said building.

Minister for Urban Development Sudhir Sharma had said he would provide the said buildings to the CUHP at Dharamsala so that they could start new academic courses there. However, till date no decision has been taken on it.

The university authorities feel that the Union Government might contemplate shifting Central University from Himachal in case the issue of land was not resolved.

Photo: Kamaljeet

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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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Nauni varsity admissions for diploma

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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