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University Administration

The University is organized and functions on a modified pattern of ICAR Model Act. The main decision-making bodies in administration, teaching, research and extension education are :

  • SENATE
  • Board of Management
  • Finance Committee
  • ACADEMIC COUNCIL
  • RESEARCH COUNCIL
  • EXTENSION COUNCIL

University Statutory Officer

Statutory Head of the University Governor, HP Govt. Shimla 
Vice Chancellor Administrative Head of the University
Director Research Responsible to develop and co-ordinate research in the departments and research stations of the university, promote inter-disciplinary collaboration in research programmes and co-operate and collaborate with the Director of Extension Education in extending the results of research to the fields.. Also responsible to co-ordinate all researches conducted within the teaching departments by members of the staff and post-graduate students of the departments in the university in co-operation with the Deans of the colleges.
Director Extension Education Responsible to plan and execute all extension education programmes and activities of the university in co-operation with the Deans and the Director of Research. To supervise and control the field activities of the extension specialist of various disciplines. Also responsible for initiation, organization and conduct of extension education programmes of the university
Dean College of Horticulture Chief Executive Officer of the College of Horticulture. Responsible for the management of resident instructions in the departments of the College of Horticulture. Supervise the registration of the UG and PG students in the college. Also responsible for co-ordination of research of the PG students and its integration with the general research programme of the university in collaboration with Director of Research.
Dean College of Forestry Chief Executive Officer of the College of Forestry. Responsible for the management of resident instructions in the departments of the College of Forestry. Supervise the registration of the UG and PG students in the college. Also responsible for co-ordination of research of the PG students and its integration with the general research programme of the university in collaboration with Director of Research.
Dean College of Horticulture & Forestry Chief Executive Officer of the College of Horticulture & Forestry, Neri Hamirpur. Responsible for the management of resident instructions in the departments of the College of Horticulture & Forestry. Supervise the registration of the UG and PG students in the college. Also responsible for co-ordination of research of the PG students and its integration with the general research programme of the university in collaboration with Director of Research.
Registrar Overall incharge of administration of the University
Comptroller Finance Officer of the University. Responsible to regulate all accounts and effect internal inspection of accounts in the university campus and research stations. Also responsible to prepare and present the annual accounts and balance sheet to the statutory auditors for examination and certification. 
Estate Officer Responsible to get designs, plans and estimates prepared for construction work of the university and to maintain buildings, roads, lands and other physical facilities of the university. To provide protection against theft, fire and other dangers. Also responsible to organize and supervise such services as water, electricity, communication and operation and maintenance of university vehicles.
Librarian Responsible to maintain the library and to organize its services. Also responsible for the purchasing, receiving and accessioning all library materials such as books, periodicals, journals etc. To initiate, participate and co-operate in programs designed to stimulate and encourage the use of library facilities by student and staff.
Students' Welfare Officer Responsible to arrange for the housing and messing of the students and to exercise general control and supervision over the physical education programs and other co-curricular activities of the students. Also responsible to deal, in consultation with the Deans, with the students indiscipline and other irregularities in the hostels.

List of Members of Senate

Chancellor Chairman
Vice-Chancellor Member
Secretary (Horticulture) to the Government Member
Secretary (Forests) to the Government Member
Heads of Government Departments of Agriculture, Horticulture and Forests Members
All Deans and Directors and other Statutory Officers of the University Members
Other Members:  
Two members to be elected by and from amongst the Members of the Himachal Pradesh Legislative Assembly in such manner as may be prescribed by the Speaker of the Assembly. Members
Two teachers/Heads of the Departments of the University other than Deans/Directors, having at least 5 years’ teaching experience to be elected in the manner prescribed in the Statutes so as to give representation to the constituent colleges of the University. Members
One representative of the employees of the University (Other than teachers) to be elected in the manner prescribed in the Statutes. Member
Registrar, Dr. Y.S. Parmar UH&F, Nauni, Solan Member-Secy.

Powers and functions of the Senate

  • The Senate shall review the broad policies and programmes of the University and suggest measures for the improvement and development of the University.
  • Consider and pass resolution on the annual report, annual accounts, financial estimates and audit report on such accounts of the University.
  • Advise the Chancellor in respect of any matter which may be referred to it for advice.

List of Members of Board of Management

Vice-Chancellor Chairman
Vice-Chancellor of Himachal Pradesh Krishi Vishva Vidyalaya Member
Secretary (Horticulture) to the Government Member
Secretary (Finance) to the Government Member
Secretary (Forests) to the Government Member
Heads of Government Departments of Horticulture, Forest and Agriculture Members
Other Members  
One officer to be nominated by the Chancellor from amongst the Deans/Directors of the University Members
Two eminent scientists, one in horticulture and other in forestry, to be nominated by the Chancellor Members
Two progressive orchardists or farmers to be nominated by the Chancellor Members
One progressive orchardist /farmer from the tribal areas of the State, to be nominated by the Chancellor Member
One outstanding woman social worker, preferably having background of rural advancement to be nominated by the Chancellor Member
One distinguished engineer to be nominated by the Chancellor Member
One representative of the Indian Council for Agricultural Research, New Delhi Member
One representative of the Indian Council of Forestry Research and Education, Dehradun Member
Registrar, Dr. Y. S. Parmar UH&F, Nauni, Solan. Member-Secy.

Powers and functions of the Board of Management

The Board shall exercise and perform the following powers and functions:

  1. To review and consider the financial requirements and estimates for the University and approve its budget.
  2. To make appointments to the posts in accordance with the provisions of the Act.
  3. To provide for the administration of any funds placed at the disposal of the University for the purposes intended.
  4. To arrange for the investment and withdrawal of funds of the University.
  5. To borrow money for capital improvements and make suitable arrangements for its repayment.
  6. To provide for accepting, acquiring, holding and disposing of property on behalf of the University.
  7. To direct the form and use of the common seal of the University.
  8. To appoint such committees, either standing or temporary, as the Board may consider necessary and establish the terms of reference thereof within the purview of the Act or the Statutes.
  9. To determine and regulate policies relating to the University in accordance with this Act or the Statutes.
  10. To make financial provision for instructions, teaching and training in such branches of learning and courses of study as determined by the Academic Council within the purposes of this Act and for research and advancement and dissemination of knowledge.
  11. To provide for the establishment and maintenance of colleges, hostels, laboratories, experimental farms and other facilities necessary for carrying out the purposes of this Act.
  12. To make provision for instituting and conferring degrees, diplomas, certificates and other academic distinctions.
  13. To provide for institution, maintenance and award of scholarships, fellowships, studentships, medals, prizes, etc.
  14. To accept, on behalf of the University, trusts, bequests and donations.
  15. To meet at such times and in such places, as often as it may deem necessary:
    Provided that a regular meeting of the Board shall be held at least once in every three months.
  16. To regulate and determine all matters concerning the University in accordance with the Act and the Statutes and to exercise such powers and to discharge such duties as may be conferred on or imposed upon the Board by this Act or Statutes.
  17. The Board may, for purposes of consultation, invite any person having experience in or special knowledge of any subject under consideration to attend a meeting. Such a person may speak in and otherwise take part in the proceedings of such meeting but shall not be entitled to vote at any such meeting. Any person to invite shall be entitled to such allowances for attending the meeting, as may be prescribed.

List of Members of the Finance Committee

Vice-Chancellor, Dr. Y.S. Parmar University of Horticulture & Forestry, Nauni, Solan Chairman
Finance Secretary to the Govt. or his representative Member
Principal Secretary or Secretary (Agriculture) Member
Principal Secretary of Secretary (Horticulture) Member
Registrar, Dr. Y.S. Parmar University of Hort. & Forestry, Solan Member
Examiner, Local Audit Department Member
Heads of Government Departs of Horticulture and Forests Member
One member chosen by the Board from amongst its non-official members Member
Registrar, Dr. Y.S. Parmar University of Horticulture and Forestry, Nauni, Solan Member
Comptroller, Dr. Y.S. Parmar University of Horticulture and Forestry, Nauni, Solan Member-Secretary

Powers and duties of the Finance Committee

  1. To examine the annual accounts of the University and to advise the Board thereon
  2. To examine the annual budget estimates and to advise the Board thereon
  3. To examine the annual audit report and action taken thereon.
  4. To review the financial position of the University from time to time
  5. To make recommendations to the University on all matters relating to the finances of the University.
  6. To make recommendations to the Board on all proposals involving expenditure for which no provision has been made in the budget or which involve expenditure in excess of the amount provided in the budget.

List of Members of the Academic Council

Vice-Chancellor, who shall be the ex-officio Chairman Ex-officio Chairman
Deans of Colleges of the University Member
Director of Research of the University Member
Director of Extension Education of the University Member
Director (Forestry Education), Forest Research Institute, Dehradun Member
Librarian of the University Member
Students’ Welfare Officer of the University Member
Two senior-most professors from each college for a term of two years, by rotation Member

Two eminent scientists, one in horticulture and other other in forestry

Member
Registrar, Dr. Y.S. Parmar University of Horticulture and Forestry, Nauni, Solan Ex-officio Secy.

Powers and duties of the Academic Council

  1. The academic council shall, subject to the provisions of this Act and the Statutes, have the power to regulate and prescribed all courses of study and determine curricula and shall have general control of teaching and other educational programmes within the University and shall be responsible for the maintenance of standards thereof.
  2. It shall have power to make Regulations consistent with this Act and the Statutes relating to all academic matters subject to its control and to amend or repeal such Regulations.
  3. In particular, and without prejudice to the generality of the foregoing powers, the Academic Council shall have power to ---
    1. advise the Board on all academic matters including the control and management of libraries;
    2. make recommendations for the establishment of new colleges, departments, experimental stations, sub-stations, professorships, associate professorships and other teaching posts including posts in research and extension education and in regard to the duties thereof;
    3. formulate, modify or revise schemes for the constitution or reconstitution of departments or teaching, research and extension education;
    4. Make Regulations regarding the admission of students to the University, and determine the number of students to be admitted;
    5. make Regulations relating to the courses of study leading to degrees, diplomas and certificates;
    6. make Regulations relating to the conduct of examinations and maintain and promote standards;
    7. make recommendations regarding post-graduate teaching, research and extension education;
    8. make recommendations regarding the qualifications to be prescribed for teachers in the University;
    9. recommend to the Board the conferment of honorary degrees
    10. exercise such other powers and perform such other duties as may be conferred or imposed on it by or under the provisions of this Act. 

 

List of Members of the Research Council

Vice-Chancellor, Dr. Y.S. Parmar University of Horticulture & Forestry, Nauni, Solan Ex-officio Chairman
Director of Horticulture, H.P. Government Member
Director of Agriculture, H.P. Government Member
Principal Chief Conservator of Forests, H.P. Government Member

Deans of the Colleges
Dean, College of Horticulture, UHF, Nauni Solan
Dean, College of Forestry, UHF, NAuni Solan
Dean College of Horticulture & Forestry, Neri, Hamirpur

Member
Director of Extension Education Member
All Heads of the Departments Member
All the Associate Directors (R&E), UHF Member
Director of Research, CSK HPKV Palampur Member
One outstanding social worker to be nominated by the Vice Chancellor Member
Two progressive orchardists, one progressive vegetable grower and one progressive farmer involved in social forestry to be nominated by the Vice-Chancellor Member
Registrar Member
Comptroller Member
Director of Research Member-Secretary

Powers and duties of the Research Council

The Council shall advise the University regarding;

  1. Planning and evaluation/review of various research activities of the University.
  2. Ways and means of increasing the effectiveness of the University’s research programmes.
  3. The co-ordination of University research programmes with the State and National Programmes.

List of Members of the Extension Council

Vice-Chancellor, Dr. Y.S. Parmar University of Horticulture & Forestry, Nauni, Solan Ex-officio Chairman
Director of Horticulture, H.P. Government Member
Director of Agriculture, H.P. Government Member
Principal Chief Conservator of Forests, H.P. Government Member
Deans of the Colleges Member
Director of Research Member
All Heads of the Departments Member
All the Chief Scientists Regional Horticultural Research Stations Member
Joint Director (Training), Directorate of Extension Education Member
Joint Director (Communication), University of Horticulture and Forestry, Solan Member
Extension Co-ordinator, Directorate of Extension Education Member
Deputy Commissioner, Solan Member
One outstanding social worker to be nominated by the Vice Chancellor Member
Two progressive orchardists, one progressive vegetable grower and one progressive farmer involved in social forestry to be nominated by the Vice-Chancellor Member
Director of Extension Education Member-Secretary

Powers and duties of the Extension Council

The Council shall advise the University regarding;

  1. Planning and evaluation/review of various extension education activities of the University.
  2. Ways and means of increasing the effectiveness of the University’s extension programmes.
  3. The co-ordination of University extension programme with the State and National Programmes.