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UHF Nauni Again Ranked Among Top 100 Universities of India

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UHF Nauni Among Top 100 universities of india

Solan-Dr YS Parmar University of Horticulture and Forestry, Nauni, has yet again been ranked among the top 100 Universities of the country in this year’s Ministry of Human Resource Development’s National Institutional Ranking Framework (NIRF) 2019.

The university has been ranked at 80th position in the university category making it the only university in the top 100 from Himachal Pradesh. Only nine horticulture, agriculture and veterinary universities have found a place in this top 100 universities list.

However, UHF slipped from its last year’s rank of 71st position.

The rankings were released by the Hon’ble President Shri Ram Nath Kovind at New Delhi earlier on April 8, 2019. This year, the Ministry carried out rankings for Overall, Universities, Engineering, Colleges, Pharmacy and Management, Medical, Architecture and Law. 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.

In Research and Professional Practice, which includes Publications and the Quality of Publications, IPR and Footprint of Projects, and Professional Practice and Executive Development Programs, the university has improved its score from 5.81 in 2018 to 5.97 in 2019. Further, the university has also improved in the Perception parameter from 2.01 in 2018 to 2.41 this year. The university has also performed well in Graduation Outcomes and Teaching Learning and Resources.

Speaking at the event organized at the university on Thursday evening, Vice Chancellor Dr HC Sharma congratulated the scientists, staff and the students on being the highest ranked university in the state and among the select few from the agricultural field, which have made it to the top 100 list.

Stressing on the need to work harder to improve the rankings, Dr Sharma said,

We have improved our scores in the research and publications and perception, but there is still ample scope for improvement in all the parameters. In order to improve our rankings, we will be aggressively pushing our research and patent filing process and look to expand our international and national tie-ups for research and exchange.

He added that that the university has made several efforts under the technology transfer initiative and in the past few months several technologies developed by the university has been made available to the entrepreneurs. Dr JN Sharma, Director Research of the university explained the ranking methodology and called for making a collective effort to work on the areas where improvements can be made in the future.

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

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Solan-The Dr YS Parmar University of Horticulture and Forestry (UHF), Nauni has invited applications for its one-year Diploma in Fruit and Vegetable Processing and Bakery products for the academic session 2019-20.

The diploma is run by the Department of Food Science and Technology of the university. The main objective of the programme is to train the students to start their enterprises in the field of food processing and bakery items.

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 September 16, 2019, and the counselling will be held on September 18 at 11:00 am in the office of the Dean, College of Horticulture, Nauni.

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

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To enable more applicants to apply for the diploma programme, the university charges a nominal fee of Rs 5000 for the one-year programme. Besides, 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 applicants need to attach copies of Class 10 and 12 detailed marks sheet, character certificate from the head of the school last attended or from a gazetted officer or concerned Gram Panchayat Pradhan and self-attested copy of reservation certificate(if applicable) along with the form.

 

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ABVP Locks Down Main Gate of Solan College, Burns CM’s Effigy, Demands Restoration of SCA Elections

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Solan-The voices of student organizations seeking restoration of direct elections to the Students’ Central Association are getting lauder. Today, Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad (ABVP) staged an aggressive protest at Solan Degree College. The students locked down the main gate of the college at 9:30 AM over the demand of restoring SCA elections and for declaration of pending results. ABVP said that it is a democratic right of the students and state government and HPU authority are deliberately depriving them of it.

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The students also burnt an effigy of the Chief Minister Jairam Thakur. ABVP alleged that prior to elections, Bharatiya Janata Party had made a promise to restore SCA elections after coming to power. However, it did not keep its words.

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The gate was opened at 12:00 PM only after the Sub-Divisional Officer, Solan, Tehsildar, and Deputy Superintendent of Police arrived at the college and convinced the students.

The President of ABVP’s Solan unit, Shubham Rathore, warned the state government that if no positive step was taken in regard to restoring SCA elections, more aggressive protests would be organized across the state.

All major student organizations, ABVP, SFI, and NSUI, have been demanding direct elections to the SCA, which were banned in 2014.

However, on September 2, 2019, on the recommendations of the High-Power Committee, the HPU authority decided that elections would be held on a nomination basis, and there would be no direct elections.

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It implied that no elections would be held and students would not be able to cast their vote to elect suitable leaders (members) for the SCA but the university authority would nominate them. Similarly, the Department Representatives would be nominated by the Chairpersons/Directors of the Departments.

Both SFI and ABVP had been alleging that corruption has reached at its peak at HPU campus and voices of the students were being suppressed through various tricks and gimmicks. The varsity has adopted a dictatorial attitude and imposing its Tughlaqian orders on students.

The organizations alleged that this the main reason that the varsity does not want to hold direct elections. SCA elected by students would resist and expose the ongoing corruption, irregularities in administrative working, and lack of facilities at the varsity.

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ABVP HPU Demands Additional Buses for Day Scholars and Replacement of Old Ones

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Shimla-The Himachal Pradesh University unit of Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad (ABVP) on Wednesday gheraoed the pool officer over shortage of bus facility for day scholars.

ABVP warned the varsity administration that if additional buses were not provided for day scholars, then no vehicles of officials and teachers would be allowed to enter the campus.

Unit Secretary Ankit Chandel said the varsity buses are being overloaded and some of the buses like ‘Neel’ have completed run of over 2 lakh kilometres. Still, these old buses are in operation, which is a joke with the lives of the students, Ankit said.

With the introduction of new courses at the varsity, the number of students has also increased, which is resulting in overloading in institute’s buses, he said.

He also said that the varsity buses are running without conductors, which makes them vulnerable to accidents.  

ABVP demanded that new buses are purchased as soon as possible. Meanwhile, services of  HRTC buses are availed temporarily.  The Organizations warned that it will not tolerate any compromise with the safety of the studetns. It would not hesitate in launching a massive protest if the demands are not met.

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