Student protest at HPU campus over long pending ‘statute amendment’ file
Shiml: The Himachal Pradesh University is again echoing with protesting voices. This time, the students are not led by any student organization or political ideology.
About 150 students of the MBA-Rural Development Department, M.Sc. Environmental Sciences, Master of Fine Arts and Department of Disaster Management are protesting over their demands regarding the notification of the new Faculty and Department, classrooms, computer labs and recruitment of teachers to start the classes smoothly.
The students of the Department of Interdisciplinary Studies (DIS) have united under the Chhatra Sangharsh Morcha
The file related to the amendment in the University statute is pending with the Governor for the last two years. Neither the university nor the governor has bothered to clear it,
said a student.
The students started a chain hunger strike on Wednesday. The strike continued on the third day. The students also staged a ‘Dharna’ in front of the Vice-Chancellor office.
On the third day, Vivek Negi, M.Sc. Environmental Science, and Tenzin, MBA-Rural Development, continued the chain hunger strike.
Students marched from the Integrated Institute of Himalayan Studies department to the Vice-Chancellor’s office. For about two hours, students protested outside the office.
Students tried to enter the office but were pushed back using police force. The students alleged the policemen not only manhandled the students on chain hunger strike, but the girl students were abused too by male policemen.
The growing aggression among protesting students forced the VC to come out of the office. The VC did not show much concern towards the aforesaid demands, alleged the students, said the Morcha.
The pace of work on the top floor of the Science Block-A is very slow. Only two laborers are given the entire responsibility of the construction, said the students.
The academic environment is adversely affected and the project work of the outgoing batch is hampered, said another student.
The VC himself is reluctant. Otherwise, if he has a little concern towards the distress of the students, their reasonable demands, and career, he has emergency power vested in his position provided through the ordinance. He can use this power in such times, said a student.
The students warned the protest will continue until all the demands are fulfilled. The students said they want a genuine and permanent solution, not just temporary arrangements.
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.