HPU RUSA Results: 70% Students Failed, 900 Scored 0 Marks, 2600 Scored Less Than 10
Shimla-The Himachal Pradesh University is again in controversy over poor examinations results under Rashtriya Uchchatar Shiksha Abhiyan (RUSA) system. The students alleged that approximately 70 percent of the students who appeared in the fifth-semester examination in various colleges of the state had been flunked. There are over 2600 students who have obtained less than 10 marks, and 900 students were given zero marks.
The students under the banner of Student Federation of India today gheraoed the Vice-Chancellor over this issue alleging that these results point towards inefficiency of the university administration. They demanded the provision of re-evaluation under RUSA and re-checking of answer sheets of failed students.
The students also alleged that the university is charging heavy fees in the name of re-checking unlawfully. Under the RUSA system, there is a provision of re-checking but not a re-evaluation, the students alleged. They further complained that not making provision for a re-evaluation shows the failure of the university. Moreover, in re-checking, only counting of marks is undertaken.
The students said the Controller of Examination had said that some students, who were earlier declared fail, were passed after re-checking because checking of their answer sheets was not complete. The students said incomplete checking of answer sheets is a fault of the university, not of the students. Despite that, students are made to pay Rs 400 for re-checking.
The students have demanded that the procedure of re-checking should be free of cost. They also alleged that this is not the first time that RUSA results have caused trouble. There have been occasions where 98 percent of students were declared fail.
Such conduct and working of the authority are bringing a bad name to the university and causing degradation in the quality of education, students said.
The students have demanded that the university should make provision for re-evaluation and the criteria of passing mark should be lowered from 45 percent to 35 percent.
The RUSA system has been in controversy since its adoption in 2013. It was supposed to improve the quality of education through strategic funding to the university from the Centre Government. However, the majority of students had been protesting over either delayed results or poor scoring since 2013.
ABVP and SFI have been holding protests and strikes, demanding elimination of the system or to lowering of the pass percentage to 35%. Then in opposition, the Bhartiya Janata Party had also criticized the hasty implementation of RUSA and had promised to solve it after coming to power. However, this struggle of the students still continues in 2019.
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.