Solan-The Dr YS Parmar University of Horticulture and Forestry (UHF), Nauni has set sights on achieving working international collaborations in the field of horticulture, forestry and allied disciplines to broaden the learning environment of students and faculty working in the university. The move is part of the university’s initiative to strengthen its global linkages and partnership in order to achieve its goal of competing with the leading institutions of repute in the field.
As part of this initiative towards forging new partnerships, a three-member team of the university lead by Vice-Chancellor Dr Parvinder Kaushal attended the India Africa Higher Education and Skill Development Summit held at New Delhi earlier this week. The summit was organized by Confederation of Indian Industry (CII), and was attended by over 75 delegates from 17 African countries. Several university and institutes from India also took part in the event.
Besides Dr Kaushal, the UHF team also included Dr Rajesh Bhalla and Dr Kulwant Rai, who held discussions with the delegates from several African countries and discussed the possibility of a formal tie-up for collaborative research, student and faculty exchange. Several countries including Ghana, Ethiopia, Nigeria, Kenya and Sudan showed a keen interest in developing an alliance with the university for agri-horticulture, forestry and allied disciplines.
“International linkages are key to the development of any institution and the university has decided to strengthen this area and forge a new international partnership. The major areas for collaboration will be in the area of academic and research and students and faculty exchange,”
said Dr Kaushal.
He added that UHF received a very positive response in the summit with representatives from most countries showing keen interest to collaborate with the university.
“The university will soon be getting in touch with the embassies of these countries in India for signing Memorandum of Understanding for collaborating in our many areas of expertise. The university will welcome any foreign partnership as it not only allows us to showcase our skills and expertise but also gives valuable exposure to our scientists and students. Further, to usher in a new era in international academic and research collaboration, the university will look to start certificate, diploma and degree level vocational courses and need-based region-specific international programmes to cater to the specific needs of any foreign partner”
said Dr Kaushal.
The university delegation also met the representatives from the National Skill Development Council and discussed the possibility of funding support for vocational courses. The NSDC members were of the view that funding support can be provided for trainer’s training with scope for introducing subjects of Horticulture and Forestry as skill development venture
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.