Solan: The Dr YS Parmar University of Horticulture and Forestry, Nauni, has been ranked at 71st in the National Institutional Ranking Framework (NIRF) 2018 of the Ministry of Human Resource Development.
As per the NIRF ranking released by Union Minister for Human Resource Development, Prakash Javadekar, at Vigyan Bhawan, only one university from Himachal Pradesh made it to top 100 in the universities category.
In the overall category too, the university narrowly missed the list of top 100 institutions in the country by a mere .22 points, said the UHF.
This year, the Ministry carried out rankings for Overall, Universities, Engineering, Colleges, Pharmacy and Management categories. Medical, Architecture and Law were the new categories added this year.
The institutions were judged on parameters like Teaching, Learning and Resources, Research and Professional Practice, Graduation Outcome, Outreach and Inclusivity, and Perception with each having several other subheads.
This list was topped by the Indian Institute of Science which has a strength of 430 scientists and an annual expenditure of Rs 525 crores.
In comparison, for the same period, Dr YS Parmar University had a faculty strength of 218 and an operating budget of 124 crores. The research budget of UHF is far less and is largely managed through research projects from funding agencies like ICAR, DBT, DST, HPSTC, etc., said the UHF.
What is encouraging for the university is that it has been ranked at 24th position in the university list for Teaching Learning Resources. This parameter includes the students’ strength including Doctoral Students (SS), Faculty-Student Ratio, Combined and Financial Resources.
The university has scored full marks in Faculty-Student Ratio and Women Diversity (percentage of women). The university has also scored well in the Faculty, Qualification and Experience, and University Examination.
The university has also increased its score from 39.54 to 40.30 this year. The university is placed at the seventh position among the 11 horticulture, agriculture and veterinary universities, which have found places in this top 100 universities list.
Vice-Chancellor Dr HC Sharma congratulated the faculty, students and staff for the impressive performance and urged them to work harder so that the university’s name figures in the top 25 institutions in the country in future ranking.
The university will examine the report closely and work on the parameters where the university has not done so well so that the university rankings can be improved in the future. To push for high rankings, we need to increase our faculty strength and need greater support for research from the state and central governments,
added Dr Sharma.
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.