Shimla– The 25th Convocation of Himachal Pradesh University was held on November 29, 2019. As many as 448 Degrees and Gold Medals were awarded on the occasion to meritorious students, out of which 276 were females and 172 males. On the occasion, Vivek Kumar was awarded D.Litt Degree, whereas Afghan national Mohammad Sharif Shaheen was also awarded gold medal in Public Administration. 124 gold medals were also awarded today, out of which 87 gold medals are in the name of girls. Similarly, 189 girls are awarded PhD degree out of the total 323 students.
However, a large number of students who waited for the arrival of the Chief Guest, Union Human Resource Development Minister, Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank, and Union Minister of State for Finance and Corporate Affairs, Anurag Thakur, were disappointed over the rude and indifferent behavior of these guests.
Not only HRD Minister spared no time to listen to the grievances and issues of the varsity students, but Anurag also ignored them, the student delegations said. The students said they were shocked to see that these Ministers directed police to repulsed them.
Students from both major student organizations, Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad (ABVP) and Student Federation, who had been waiting since the morning to meet the Chief Guest, condemned such behavior on the part of the HRD Minister, Anurag Thakur, Education Minister Suresh Bhardwaj, and Governor and Chancellor Dattaterya Bandaru.
The students also condemned the behavior of police. ABVP said all that the students wanted was to bring some crucial issues like construction of hostels, IT labs, the establishment of a permanent campus for the central university etc. to the attention of the HRD Minister. They wanted to submit a memorandum regarding these issues. However, the Minister didn’t even listen to them, ABVP said.
“It’s evident from such an act on the part of Pokhriyal and Anurag Thakur that these leaders do not have any concern regarding the varsity or the issues of the students,”
Enraged over this neglect, ABVP shouted slogans against the Ministers.
Student delegation of SFI was also repulsed by police when they tried to meet the HRD Minister to submit a memorandum containing grievance and other issues related to the university and the students. SFI alleged that Vice-Chancellor Dr Sikandar Kumar had assured the students that they would be allowed to submit a memorandum to the HRD Minister.
“We wanted to submit a memorandum to the Minister regarding the demands of the students to make the report of the high-powered committee public, the matter related to increase in number of subsidized seats, and holding direct elections to the Students Central Association,”
said Campus President, SFI, Ravinder.
“However, the delegation was repulsed using police force,”
SFI warned that in future any Union Minister visiting the varsity would be shown black flags. SFI also said that Chief Minister Jairam Thakur and Anurag Thakur were also present, but they did not raise any issue related to the varsity or the students.
SFI also staged a protest over use of police force on students of JNU protesting against hikes in fees. SFI said it’s a deliberate act of the government to hike fees in educational institutes across India to deprive socio-economically weaker sections of receiving education.
SFI held the State Education Minister Suresh Bhardwaj responsible for forcing government’s outsourcing policy in the varsity.
SFI also protested against the Governor holding him responsible for the death of Rohit Vermula. SFI said it’s the same man who was booked under the Prevention of Atrocities Act in 2016.
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.