Palampur, January 4
To strengthen teaching and research activities, CSK HP Agriculture University has appointed 32 scientists and the process to fill 84 posts of teaching and non-teaching staff is underway, said Prof HK Chaudhary, Vice-Chancellor, while addressing mediapersons here today.
He said, “Last year, the university had filled 56 posts of scientist and 23 posts of non-teaching staff. In last fortnight, interviews were conducted for 32 posts of scientist and appointment orders were also issued.
Of the newly recruited scientists, 14 have been posted at the university research stations situated in Kinnaur, Lahaul and Spiti, Chamba and other districts. This will accelerate research activities and help in the conservation and propagation of rich bio-resources of the state”.
Chaudhary said that the National Education Policy warrants that the number of students should increase so that the staff strength could also be increased gradually. Besides recruiting three teachers, the university was making all-out efforts to declare the results and complete the recruitment process for 81 posts of junior office assistant, clerk, field assistant, etc. this month.
He said that the university had also initiated work to demonstrate integrated farming systems to the farmers of the state and through startups young entrepreneurs were being encouraged to take up scientific farming.
He said the scarcity of fodder was a problem for livestock keepers in the state and for the first time, the university had been able to prepare 4,500 quintals of silage in 15 silo pits. Now, the farmers would be demonstrated and trained in this simple technology.