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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 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 Himalayan region and other areas.

Governing Body

Name of the post for which elected



Dr Harender Raj Gautam


Dr Narender Kumar Bharat

Joint Secretary

Dr Bhupesh Kumar Gupta

Joint Secretary

Dr Meenu Gupta


Dr Dharmesh Gupta

Executive Member

Dr Manica Tomar

Executive Member

Dr Arti Shukla

Executive Member

Dr RS Jarial

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: 09690100001689; 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 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.

The Society has organized workshops and symposia:

1.Technological Advancements in Plant Pathology on May 4, 2016.

2. ‘Advances in Disease Management Technologies in Horticultural Crops’ on December 7, 2016

3. Co-hosts of National Symposia on ‘BIORATIONAL APPROAHES IN PLANT DISEASES MANAGEMENT’ on October 27-28, 2017

4. Co-hosts ‘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. 

5. The Society organized satellite Symposium on “Crop Protection in Horticulture” in collaboration with International Association for the Plant Protection Sciences (IAPPS), the Crop Protection Societies in India, ICRISAT and XIX International Plant Protection Congress (IPPC 2019) on “Crop Protection to Outsmart Climate Change for Food Security & Environmental Conservation” at the International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics (ICRISAT) on 10-14 November, 2019, Hyderabad, Telangana, India.





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