Himalayan Phytopathological  Society

Head Office:  Department  of Plant Pathology,
Dr Y.S. Parmar University of  Horticulture and Forestry,
Nauni-173230, Solan, Himachal Pradesh, India
Telefax: 01792-252140; E-mail : secretaryhps2018@gmail.com
website :yspuniversity.ac.in

The existing Phytopathological Club, in the Department of Plant Pathology has been upgraded to Himalayan Phytopathological Society” in 2017 and this has been registered under the Societies Registration Act, 2006 with Registration No. PSH/16/892/2018 dated 31.12.2018. The Society has been formed with a vision to create a forum for discussion, deliberations, communication for furthering the discipline of plant pathology to develop sustainable disease management practices for the crops grown in the Himalyan region.

Governing Body


Name of the post for which elected

Dr Harender Raj Gautam


Dr Satish Kumar Sharma


Dr Anil Kumar Handa

Joint Secretary

Dr Narender Kumar Bharat

Joint Secretary

Dr Dharmesh Gupta


Dr Bhupesh Kumar Gupta

Executive Member

Dr Usha Sharma

Executive Member

Dr Kumud Jarial

Executive Member


The objectives of the Society shall be as follows:

    • To work for the upliftment of the farmers and weaker sections for achieving the cause of rural development.
    • To work as a platform for exchanging of the ideas, scientific knowledge and also knowledge enrichment of the members, students and farming community in the field of plant pathology/ plant protection.
    • To arrange social functions/seminars/lectures/workshops/personality development camp/ farmer training  camps/ field demonstrations etc.
    • To receive donations/grants and acquire/purchase any moveable or immovable property from any govt./semi govt. or individuals in the name of society for furtherance of its objectives.
    • To carry out all activities on welfare basis without any discrimination on the basis of casts, creed or colour.
    • Promotion of  agricultural science/ plant protection with focus on plant pathology.
    • Dissemination of useful knowledge through means of social media, electronic media and traditional means by maintenance of library or reading rooms for general use among the members.
    • To assist the needy students/ research scholars in agriculture/ plant protection/ plant pathology in enhancing their capabilities to maintain highest traditions of workmanship and skills to rehabilitate them as self supporting individuals/institutes.
    • To print or publish or get printed or reprinted books/ journals  on dissemination of the research/ technologies in the field of plant protection/ plant pathology/ traditional science/knowledge, system of thought etc.
    • To organize or participate in course of study, research and seminars.
    • Any other activity subservient to the aims and objectives of the society.



The office of the Society is located at Department of Plant Pathology of the University of Horticulture  & Forestry, Nauni, Solan (HP) - 173 230



  • Any individual-scientist, student, farmer and private entrepreneur  with interest in the field of plant pathology/ plant protection.
  • Such class or classes of persons or associations of persons as may be specified by the society.
  • A person who has subscribed to the membership of the society by paying a admission fee of Rs 500 and Annual subscription of Rs. 500/-
  • An individual can become a life member with the approval of governing body and subsequent ratification by general body after paying life membership fees of Rs. 10,000/-

All the scientists, Officers of State Departments of Agriculture and Horticulture, public and private entrepreneurs, students and farmers desirous for working towards this vision are requested to come together and become member of the HPS, by paying Rs. 500/- in favour of  A/C name: Himalyan Phytopathological Society; Bank Name- UCO Bank, UHF, Nauni, HP 173230;   Account number: 0969100001689; IFSC code: UCBA0000969. The registration form of the Society will be uploaded soon on the University website in the link of the Society. After remitting the requisite fee, the intimation in the prescribed registration form may be sent to the Dr Satish Kumar Sharma, Joint Director Research (Horticulture) and Secretary HPS through E-mail: secretaryhps2018@gmail.com
The Society is engaged in organizing various activities like Workshops, brain storming sessions, guest lectures, field visits for farmer-scientist interaction, excursion visits, publication of E-Magazine- Technology Notes to further the science and technology output out of plant pathology. It is another proud moment for the Society that in the series of good initiatives in the last two years, we  were hosts to the two Workshops Technological Advancements in Plant Pathology on May 4, 2016 andAdvances in Disease Management Technologies in Horticultural Crops on December 7, 2016 and co-hosts to the two National Symposia on ‘BIORATIONAL APPROAHES IN PLANT DISEASES MANAGEMENT’ on October 27-28, 2017 and ‘Alternative Approaches in Plant Health Management for Enhancing Farmers' Income’   on November 2-3, 2018 being organized at the main campus of the University at Nauni. 



The Society in its inaugural year had taken another major initiative by starting an annual Dr R.L. Munjal Memorial Best Ph.D. Thesis Research Award which has been instituted by Dr B.C. Suman- our former Professor and Head and alumnus of this department for salient Ph.D. research work which has promising effect for uplifting the economy of the farmers in the hilly States of the country. The award is in the name of Dr R.L. Munjal- our former Head of the Department and scientist of international repute who contributed immensely with his scientific acumen for laying a sound foundation of this Department. In the second year of its inception, applications are invited for this award and the broad guidelines of the award are as follows:

  • The name of the award is Dr  R.L. Munjal Memorial Best Ph.D. Thesis  Research Award.
  • The award is annual with initial amount of Rs. 10,000/, citation, shawl and cap to be given by the Himalyan Phytopathological Society.
  • The award is open to all the Ph.D. theses submitted during the last 3 years in the field of Mycology and Plant Pathology.
  • The work of the Ph.D. thesis should related to or have imminent impact on the economy of the farmers in the hilly States of the country.
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