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Dr. Y. S. Parmar University of Horticulture and Forestry Solan

Established on 1st December, 1985, the main objective of Dr. Yashwant Singh Parmar University of Horticulture and Forestry, Solan, was to promote education, research and extension education in the fields of Horticulture, Forestry and allied disciplines. 

It was named after Dr. Yashwant Singh Parmar, the first Chief Minister and the architect of Himachal Pradesh who gave a lot of importance to Horticulture and Forestry and believed that agriculture is of prime importance for the improvement of the State economy.

Timeline of Dr. Y. S. Parmar University of Horticulture and Forestry

  • Himachal Agricultural College, Solan was established in 1962 and affiliated to the Panjab University.
  • It became one of the campuses of Agriculture Complex of Himachal Pradesh University on its formation in 1970. 
  • With the establishment of Himachal Pradesh Krishi Vishvavidyalaya in 1978, this campus became its Horticulture Complex.
  • In 1985 Himachal Pradesh Krishi Vishvavidyalaya finally received the status of a State University.

Colleges and Departments of Dr. Y. S. Parmar University of Horticulture and Forestry

The University has four constituent colleges, out of which, two are located at the main campus Nauni, one for horticulture and the other for forestry, having 9 and 7 departments, respectively. The third College i.e., College of Horticulture & Forestry is located at Neri in Hamirpur District on Nadaun-Hamirpur state highway, about 6 Km from Hamirpur town and is well connected with bus service. The college offers three Undergraduate Degree Programmes i.e. BSc (Hons.) Horticulture, BSc (Hons.) Forestry and B. Tech. Biotechnology and MSc degree programme in a few subjects. The fourth college i.e. College of Horticulture and Centre of Excellence for Horticulture Research & Extension Mandi (Thunag) is located at Thunag District Mandi. This college offer BSc (Hons.) Horticulture degree programme. In addition, there are five Regional Research Stations, 12 Satellite Stations and five Krishi Vigyan Kendras (KVKs) situated in different zones of the State.

Mission

Strategic, need based and farmer oriented development of horticulture and forestry in Himachal Pradesh through excellence in education and research for food and ecological security, improved livelihood opportunities and economic prosperity of farming communities.
 
Goals

  • Human resource development through excellence in education and skill upgradation with intensive practical trainings.
  • Creation of sound scientific base for research and extension education in horticulture, forestry and allied sectors.
  • Dissemination of generated technologies to farming community through region specific transfer of technology modules.
  • Effective management of financial, structural and administrative resources of the university for competitive result oriented initiatives.
 
Objectives

  • Human resource development in horticulture, forestry and allied sciences.
  • Advancement of basic and applied research pertaining to horticulture, forestry and allied sciences.
  • Extension and dissemination of scientific information among the rural masses of the state.
  • Development of linkages with state, central, international institutions, NGOs, orchardists, farmers and industrialists for ensuring nutritional, economic and ecological security in the state.

Satya Nand Stokes Library

The University library is named after Satya Nand Stokes, the visionary, who was instrumental in introducing the delicious varieties of apples in Himachal Pradesh. Currently, the library  boasts of 42769 books covering areas of horticulture, forestry and allied sciences, and subscribes to 116 scientific journals. Besides, with effect from 27th July, 2008, access to more than 2000 electronic journals through CERA (Consortium for e-Resources in Agriculture) has been provided for easy tracking of literature by students and faculty. It has acquired all important data-bases on CD-ROM accessible on CD-NET like AGRIS, HORT-CD, TREE-CD, CAB-CD, Encyclopedia Britanica and Mc Graw-Hill Multimedia Encyclopedia of Science & Technology, etc.

Dr. Y. S. Parmar University of Horticulture and Forestry Academic Programs


Undergraduate Programmes


The undergraduate programme(s) i.e., B Sc (Honours) Horticulture/Forestry/ Bio-technology Programme shall be of 4-years (8 semesters). Each semester is of 21 weeks with two semester breaks of 5 weeks each. 


College of Horticulture
  • B Sc (Honours) Horticulture
College of Forestry
  • B Sc (Honours) Forestry
College of Horticulture & Forestry, Neri (Hamirpur)
  • B Sc (Honours) Horticulture
  • B Sc (Honours) Forestry
  • B Sc (Honours) Bio-technology
College of Horticulture and Centre of Excellence for Horticulture Research & Extension Mandi (Thunag)
  • B Sc (Honours) Horticulture

Academic Eligibility


B.Sc. (Hons) Horticulture, Forestry, Biotechnology Program

10 plus 2 or equivalent examination with English, Physics, Chemistry, Biology/ Mathematics from a recognized University/Board with a minimum of 50% aggregate marks (45% marks in case of SC/ST/ PH category candidates/ in-service nominees of HP) in the above subjects.

OR

Examination of a University/Board/College/School in a foreign country recognized by the Academic Council as equivalent to 10 plus 2 with science subjects provided the candidate has obtained at least 60% aggregate marks or 'B' grade/equivalent.

Admission to BSc Programs


Admission is based on marks secured in the Entrance Test. In case two or more candidates obtain the same percentage of marks, the candidate with highest marks at qualifying examination i.e. 10 plus 2 level shall be considered for admission. In case tie still occurs, the elder in age will be considered for admission.

Postgraduate Programme

College of Horticulture
  • M Sc (Horticulture) Fruit Science
  • M Sc (Horticulture) Floriculture & Landscape Architecture
  • M Sc (Ag.) Entomology
  • M Sc (Ag.) Plant Pathology
  • M Sc (Ag.) Seed Science & Technology
  • M Sc Food Technology
  • M Sc Molecular Biology & Biotechnology
  • M Sc Spices, Plantation and Medicinal & Aromatic Plants
  • M Sc Vegetable Science
Management Programmes
  • MBA (Agribusiness)
  • MBA
College of Forestry
  • M Sc (Forestry) Agroforestry
  • M Sc (Forestry) Environment Management
  • M Sc (Forestry) Forest Genetic Resources
  • M Sc (Forestry) Medicinal & Aromatic Plant
  • M Sc (Forestry) Silviculture
  • M Sc (Forestry) Wood Science & Technology
  • M Sc (Forestry) Watershed Management
  • M Sc (Ag.) Agricultural Economics
  • M Sc (Ag.) Soil Science
  • M Sc Environmental Science
  • M Sc Microbiology
  • M Sc Statistics
College of Horticulture & Forestry, Neri (Hamirpur)
  • M Sc (Forestry) Agroforestry
  • M Sc (Ag.) Entomology
  • M Sc Food Technology
  • M Sc (Horticulture) Fruit Science
  • M Sc Molecular Biology & Biotechnology
  • M Sc (Ag.) Plant Pathology
  • M Sc (Forestry) Silviculture
  • M Sc (Ag.) Soil Science
  • M Sc Vegetable Science
 

Eligibility for MSc programmes

BSc Horticulture/ BSc (Hons.) Horticulture/ BSc Forestry/ BSc (Hons.) Forestry/ BSc Agriculture/ BSc (Hons.) Agriculture/ BSc with an OGPA of 6.00/10 under course credit system or with a minimum of 60% marks from a recognized University or degree from a foreign University with at least 'B' grade or its equivalent recognized by the University.

The discipline wise qualification for admission to various MSc programmes shall be as under:-

MSc (Horticulture) Fruit Science
BSc Horticulture 4-year programme. However, if any seat remains vacant, the candidates with BSc Agriculture 4-year programme shall be considered on merit basis in the third counselling of admission amongst candidates attending third counselling.

MSc (Horticulture) Floriculture & Landscape Architecture and MSc Vegetable Science
BSc Horticulture/ Agriculture 4-year programme.

MSc Food Technology
BSc/ BTech Food Technology /BSc Horticulture/ Agriculture/ Home Science 4-year programme.

MSc (Ag.) Seed Science & Technology and MSc Spices, Plantation and Medicinal & Aromatic Plants
BSc Horticulture/ Forestry/ Agriculture 4-year programme

MSc (Ag.) Entomology and Plant Pathology
BSc Horticulture/ Agriculture/ Forestry 4-year programme

MSc Molecular Biology & Biotechnology

BSc/ BTech Biotechnology 4-year programme. However, if some seats remain vacant, the candidates with BSc Horticulture/ Agriculture or three year Biotechnology/ Medical subjects shall be considered on merit basis in the third counselling of admission amongst candidates attending third counselling.

MSc (Forestry) Silviculture, Forest Genetic Resources, Wood Science & Technology

BSc Forestry 4-year programme. However, if any seat remains vacant, the candidates with BSc Agriculture 4-year programme/ BSc Medical*/ BSc with 2-year Ranger Certificate course from recognized University/ College shall be considered on merit basis in the third counselling of admission amongst candidates attending third counselling.

MSc (Forestry) Agroforestry, Environmental Management and Medicinal & Aromatic Plants

BSc Forestry/ Horticulture/ Agriculture 4-year programme. However, if any seat remains vacant, the candidates with BSc Medical*/ BSc with 2-year Ranger Certificate course from recognized University/ College shall be considered on merit basis in the third counselling of admission amongst candidates attending third counselling.

MSc (Ag.) Soil Science and Agricultural Economics

BSc Forestry/ Horticulture/ Agriculture 4-year programme

MSc Microbiology

BSc Forestry/ Horticulture/ Agriculture/ Biotechnology 4-year programme. However, if some seats remain vacant, the candidates with three year BSc Microbiology/ Biotechnology/ Medical shall be considered on merit basis in the third counselling of admission amongst candidates attending third counselling.

MSc Environmental Science

BSc Forestry/ Horticulture/ Agriculture/ Biotechnology 4-year programme. However, if some seats remain vacant, the candidates with B Sc three year Environmental Science/ Medical/ Non-medical shall be considered on merit basis in the third counselling of admission amongst candidates attending third counselling.

MSc Statistics

BSc Forestry /Horticulture/Agriculture 4-year programme. However, if some seats remain vacant, the candidates with three years B Sc Statistics/ Non-medical shall be considered on merit basis in the third counselling of admission amongst candidates attending third counselling.

MBA (Agribusiness) Programme

BSc Agricultural Sciences with an OGPA of 6.00/10 under course credit system or with a minimum of 60% marks from a recognized University or degree from a foreign University with at least 'B' grade or its equivalent recognized by the University.

Postgraduate Admission


  • The basis of admission to MSc Programmes shall be merit as determined by the result of the entrance test conducted by this University.
  • The basis of admission to MBA (Agribusiness) Programme shall be merit of the entrance test conducted by this University followed by Group Discussion and Personal Interview to be conducted by the University. The final selection will be based on the candidate’s overall performance in the entrance test conducted by the University, group discussion & personal interview.

Ph. D. Programmes

College of Horticulture
  • Ph D Entomology
  • Ph D Floriculture & Landscape Architecture
  • Ph D Food Technology
  • Ph D Fruit Science
  • Ph D Molecular Biology & Biotechnology
  • Ph D Plant Pathology
  • Ph D Seed Science & Technology
  • Ph D Vegetable Science
 
College of Forestry
  • Ph D Agricultural Economics
  • Ph D (Forestry) Agroforestry
  • Ph D (Forestry) Forest Genetic Resources
  • Ph D (Forestry) Medicinal & Aromatic Plants
  • Ph D (Forestry) Wood Science & Technology
  • Ph D (Forestry) Silviculture
  • Ph D Environmental Science
  • Ph D Microbiology
  • Ph D Soil Science

Eligibility


The minimum qualification for admission to Ph D degree programme in respect of different disciplines in order of preferenceshall be as under:-

Ph D (Floriculture & Landscape Architecture, Fruit Science, Vegetable Science& Seed Science & Technology)

M Sc degree in concerned discipline with research thesis submitted in partial fulfilment of the programme in the concerned discipline from a recognized University under ICAR-AU system of education with an OGPA of 6.50/10 (65% marks).

Ph D Food Technology

  • M Sc degree in Food Technology/ Food Science & Technology with research thesis submitted in partial fulfilment of the programme in the concerned discipline from a recognized University under ICAR-AU system of education with an OGPA of 6.50/10 (65% marks).
  • M Tech degree in Food Technology holders with research thesis submitted in partial fulfilment of the programme and an OGPA of 6.50/10 (65 % marks).
 
Ph D (Forestry) Agroforestry, Forest Genetic Resources, Medicinal & Aromatic Plants, Silviculture, Wood Science & Technology

  • M Sc degree in concerned discipline with research thesis submitted in partial fulfilment of the programme in the concerned discipline from a recognized University under ICAR-AU system of education with an OGPA of 6.50/10 (65% marks).
Ph D Soil Science
  • M Sc degree in Soil Science with research thesis submitted in partial fulfilment of the programme in the concerned discipline from a recognized University under ICAR-AU system of education with an OGPA of 6.50/10 (65% marks). However, if any seat remains vacant, the candidates with M Sc (Forestry) Watershed Management shall be considered on merit basis. 
Ph D Agricultural Economics
  • M Sc degree in Agricultural Economics/ Economics with research thesis submitted in partial fulfilment of the programme in the concerned discipline from a recognized University under ICAR-AU system with an OGPA of 6.50/10 (65% marks).
  • M Phil degree in Agricultural Economics/ Economics from a recognized University under UGC system of education with 65% marks. The candidate must have also secured 65% marks at M Sc level. 
Ph D Entomology
  • M Sc degree in Entomology/ Nematology with research thesis submitted in partial fulfilment of the programme in the concerned discipline from a recognized University under ICAR-AU system of education with an OGPA of 6.50/10 (65% marks).
  • M Phil degree in Entomology/ Zoology from a recognized University under UGC system of education with 65% marks. The candidate must have also secured 65% marks at M Sc level.
              
Ph D Plant Pathology
  • M Sc degree in Plant Pathology/ Mycology & Plant Pathology with research thesis submitted in partial fulfilment of the programme in the concerned discipline from a recognized University under ICAR-AU system of education with an OGPA of 6.50/10 (65% marks).
  • M Phil degree in Plant Pathology/ Botany from a recognized University under UGC system of education with 65% marks. The candidate must have obtained 65% marks at M Sc level.

Ph D Molecular Biology & Biotechnology
  • M Sc degree in Molecular Biology & Biotechnology/ Biotechnology with research thesis submitted in partial fulfilment of the programme in the concerned discipline from a recognized University under ICAR-AU system of education with an OGPA of 6.50/10 (65% marks).
  • M Phil degree in Molecular Biology & Biotechnology/ Biotechnology from a recognized University under UGC system of education with 65% marks. The candidate must have also secured 65% marks at M Sc level.
  • M Tech degree in Molecular Biology & Biotechnology holders with research thesis submitted inpartial fulfilment of the programme and an OGPA of 6.50/10 (65 % marks).
 
Ph D Microbiology
  • M Sc degree in Microbiology with research thesis submitted in partial fulfilment of the programme in the concerned discipline from a recognized University under ICAR-AU system of education with an OGPA of 6.50/10 (65% marks).
  • M Phil degree in Microbiology from a recognized University under UGC system of education with 65% marks. The candidate must have obtained atleast65% marks at M Sc level.

Ph D Environmental Science
.
  • M Sc (Forestry) Environmental Management or M Sc Environmental Science with thesis in partial fulfilment of the programme from recognized University under ICAR- AU system of education with an OGPA of 6.50/10 (65% marks).
  • M Sc Forestry/ Horticulture/ Agriculture and its allied disciplines with thesis in partial fulfilment of the programme from recognized University under ICAR-AU system of education with an OGPA of 6.50/10 (65% marks).
  • M Phil degree in Bio-Sciences/ Physical Sciences from a recognized University under UGC system of education with 65% marks. The candidate must have also secured 65% marks at M Sc level
  • Inservice candidates with M Sc degree from ICAR/ State/ Central Institutes including Associate of IGFNA with diploma equivalent to M Sc Forestry with an OGPA of 6.50/10 (65% marks). For such candidates having atleast 3 years research/ teaching experience, the requirement of thesis in partial fulfilment at M Sc shall be relaxed.

Admission in PhD Programs


  • The basis of admission to Ph D Programmes shall be the merit of qualifying degree examination only. 
  • While determining the merit, the following percentage of marks shall be added to the result of those who have distinguished themselves in sports and games recognized by the Indian Olympic Association/Association of Indian Universities and for significant participation in NCC and co-curricular activities

Diploma Programme

  • Diploma Programme in Fruits
  • Diploma Programme in Vegetable Processing & Bakery Products

Eligibility

10 plus 2 or equivalent examination from a recognized University/Board with a minimum of 40% aggregate marks (35% marks in case of SC/ST).

 
Admission in Diploma Courses

The basis of admission shall be merit as determined by the 10 plus 2 examination.  In case two or more candidates obtain the same percentage of marks, the elder in age shall be considered for admission

The normal duration for different Programmes:
  • B. Sc. (Honours) - 8 Semester (4 Years)
  • Diploma Programme - 2 Semesters (1-year)
  • M Sc - 4 Semesters (2-years)
  • Ph D - 6 Semesters (3-years)

Dr. Y. S. Parmar University of Horticulture & Forestry
Solan, HP .India
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