Himachal Central University without permanent campus for 6 years, running in shifts
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 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,
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.
Nauni Varsity Scholar Naincy Bags Scholarship to Pursue PhD in France
Solan: Naincy Sagar, an alumna of Dr. YS Parmar University of Horticulture and Forestry, Nauni has bagged a fellowship for pursuing PhD from France. Nancy has reached France and will be pursuing PhD in Forest Genetics from the University of Orléans under INRAE fellowship. INRAE is France’s National Research Institute for Agriculture, Food and Environment.
Naincy has completed her BSc Forestry from College of Horticulture and Forestry (COH&F), Neri in 2018 and MSc Forest Biology and Tree Improvement and Genetic Resources from UAS, Dharwad, under ICAR’s National Talent Scheme. Before leaving for France last week, Naincy was working as a Junior Research Fellow in a research project at COH&F, Neri.
She had applied for a PhD with a scholarship in Forest Genetics which was advertised by INRAE. Naincy was successful in the interview and was awarded a fellowship for three years for pursuing PhD at the University of Orléans. During the course of the PhD, she will receive a total scholarship of around Rs 70 lakh along with medical reimbursement. Naincy will be working on forest tree larch species in the Project titled ‘Vigour at what cost? ‘Trade-off’ of hybrid vigour in Larch-Phenological, morphological and physiological determinants of hybrid superiority in Larix X eurolepis’ with a team of 20 scientists of Joint Integrated Biology Research Unit having expertise in genetics, genomics and physiology for the enhancement of tree and forest diversity
Dr. Parvinder Kaushal, Vice-Chancellor of the university spoke to Naincy via web conferencing and congratulated her. Dr. Kaushal, who has also done his doctorate from France, shared some tips and suggestions. He asked Naincy to explore this opportunity to learn about new cultures along with doing research that could help to enhance and conserve forest wealth in the future.
Naincy expressed gratitude towards her father Satya Prakash Sagar (Retd. SDO BSNL) and mother Monika Sagar, who is working as SDO in BSNL for their continuous support for higher studies. She also thanked Vice-Chancellor Dr. Parvinder Kaushal, Dean Dr. Kamal Sharma and Dr. Dushyant Sharma, Project Investigator and all the university staff for their support and guidance. The university administration, Dean of COH&F Neri congratulated Naincy and wished her success.
HP University Extends College Admission Date for 2021-22 Session Till Oct 25
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.
UHF Nauni Extends Admission Dates for UG, PG, PhD Till Oct 18
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.