Shimla-On July 23, 2019, a violent scuffle broke out between students of Student Federation of India and Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad in the campus of Kotshera College in Shimla. SFI alleged that at least five students linked to ABVP entered the college premises in an intoxicated state and assaulted some members of SFI with a sharp-edged weapon. While three of them fled the scene, two of them were caught. SFI had also released a video clip showing two students being rounded up by police and college authorities.
It was also alleged that ABVP had threatened some students and misbehaved with a female student on July 22, which was reported to the college authority. It was after this complaint that infuriated ABVP activists assaulted SFI members, SFI had alleged.
SFI also alleged that instead of taking action against the intoxicated students, the principal took the side of ABVP and expelled SFI activists.
ABVP, on the other hand, claimed that the scuffle broke out after SFI tore apart their banners and assaulted its members. In this assault, ABVP alleged, some of their members sustained injuries. ABVP alleged that this assault was pre-planned and that SFI keeps creating such nuisance and environment of violence often. It also alleged that SFI is agitated over ABVP’s membership campaign in which a large number of students were showing immense interest.
After the matter reached the police and the college authorities, SFI alleged that one-sided action was taken and SFI members were expelled.
On Monday, SFI organised a protest demonstration against the Principal of Kotshera college. This protest demonstration was organised over a few demands, which included revoking the suspension of two SFI leaders and to take strict disciplinary actions against five ABVP activists who had created nuisance in the college campus in an intoxicated condition, SFI said.
The organization further alleged that the principal is an RSS activist and is taking one-sided decisions against SFI activists and was trying to implement the agenda of saffronisation in the college campus. The principal was alleged of openly patronizing ABVP. On July 9, when ABVP was celebrating its foundation day, the Principal was seen participating in it, SFI alleged.
Thousands of activist from the college, SFI Shimla town committee, and SFI HPU Unit sieged him. After the protest demonstration of nearly four hours, the Principal was compelled to attend to the leadership of SFI and had to revoke the suspension of SFI leaders. He also assured that disciplinary actions would be taken against the ABVP activists involved in the alleged nuisance in college under intoxicated situations.
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.