Institutional Development Plan Nauni,Solan (HP)

Students Facilities

  1. Smart Classrooms.
  2. Virtual class rooms.
  3. UG practical labs.
  4. Up gradation of library resources.
  5. Digitization of Academic and Financial Management Systems.(AMS)
  6. Strengthening of agri-incubation centres, instructional farm, plantation Project
  7. Remedial courses and special attention towards weak students.
  8. Green initiatives.
  9. Capacity Building on soft skills.
  10. Student improvement Programmes.
  11. Student attachment with rural families.
  12. Students training and industrial exposure visits.
  13. Students amenities.
  14. Faculty improvement and competence programmes.
  15. Strengthening of alumni engagement centre.
  16. Expert talks for job seekers.
  17. Developing proactive industrial interface.
  18. Strengthening of student’s placement and career development centre.
  19. Student’s Exchange Programmes, Signing of MoU’s and Joint degree Programmes.
  20. Strengthening of Alumni network
  21. Agri business , Agri entrepreneurship and industry meet

Smart classroom

Smart classroom is an ED Tech upgraded classroom that enhances the teaching and learning process for both the teachers and for the students by inculcating audio video animations multimedia etc. these increases the engagement factor and leads to better performing students.

Virtual class rooms

Flexibility and accessibility, allowing teachers to maximise the potential for individual learning curves and style within the classrooms.

Srengthening of instructional farms cum demonstration units for enhancing practical skills at UG level

Medicinal and Aromatic Plants Enhancing practical skills of students through propagation/nursery raising techniques in selected medicinal and aromatic plants 5.00 Floriculture Enhancing practical skills of students through production of planting material of different ornamental and landscape pot plants along with the production of cuttings 4.00 Exotic Vegetables Enhancing practical skills of students through production of exotic vegetables 5.00 Soil Less Culture/ Hydroponic system Entrepreneurship development through vertical farming and soilless cultivation Training of UG students in production of vegetables under vertical farming unit (Leafy vegetables like lettuce, spinach) and soilless culture (Tomato, capsicum, cucumber) will help in entrepreneurship development . 7.00 Animal Science/ Dairy Skill development and entrepreneurship in dairy farming 5.00 2 Strengthening of agri-incubation centers on high tech plant nursery, processed food and forest products for entrepreneurial and agribusiness skills. Nursery Raising in Forestry Skill Upgradation and entrepreneurship development under agri incubator 18.50 3 Students attachment with rural families during first year of enrolment for complete graduation period . Engagement of students with rural families 10.00 4 Students training and industrial exposure visits to seminars, workshops, conferences , industrial startups, hubs, economic zones, cooperatives, academic fairs, business fests, Expos, exhibitions etc. in industries, universities and institutes of national and international repute

Library- Upgradation of library resources.

To make a conducive environment for study in the Library reading Halls to the users

    • To provide the accurate knowledge about the layout of the Library to the users with proper Sign boards have been placed.
  • Remote-Log -To provide remote access of all the e-Resources available in the Library to all the teachers and students on a single window with user authentication a Software “Remote-Log” from the informatics, Bangalore has been uploaded. The Linking of different e-Resources i.e. e-books, CeRA online Journals, CD-Rom, Krishikosh databases and Institutional Repository with this software is completed. The successful implementation has led to more than one lakh bytes for the CeRA students in the first two months of implementation.
  •  A Sensor Gate is raised at the entrance of the Library.
  •  Minor repair work of the Library will be extended under IDP
  • Replacement of old tube lights in to New LED panels in the reading area of the Library.
  • Online awareness programmes on the following topics were organizes
  • Scholarly Publishing, Plagiarism and Research Metrics by Dr Veeranjanelulu, Librarian & Head NIT Warangal.
  • E- resources in Agriculture and Allied  Sciences by Dr Veeranjanelulu, Librarian & Head NIT Warangal.
  • Emerging Research Metrics, Scientometrics, Impact Factor, H-Index, Almetrics” by Dr G Rathinasabapathy, Librarian, TANUVAS, Chennai.
  • Scholarly publishing and Plagiarism on by Dr. Veeranjanelulu, Librarian & Head NIT Warangal.

Academic Management System

Academic Management System (AMS) has been customized by the NAHEP Component - 2 Project Team at ICAR-Indian Agricultural Statistics Research Institute (IASRI) for the implementation at various Agricultural Universities. It is a web enabled system for management of all the various academic activities of the university. The system caters to the needs of different users: Dean, Registrar, Professor, Head, Guide, Faculty, Teacher, Student, Administrators and Officials for performing their assigned tasks. A System has been designed in a modular approach with in-built work flows. System ensures that the individuals responsible for the next task are notified and receive the data they need to execute at their stage of process. At present five modules have been envisaged viz., Student Management, Faculty 2 Management, Course Management, Administration Management and E-Learning. AMS facilitates in automation of various academic processes of the university and enhances the efficiency of the overall system by saving time and efforts involved in manual processes. It continues to be customized as per the respective needs of the various universities. The Project supports the Country Partnership Strategy and addresses the three engagement areas of integration, transformation and inclusion. These engagement areas foresee increased agricultural productivity and support quality improvements of higher education to create a more skilled workforce that continuously improves the productivity of key sectors, including agriculture. The proposed Project is also a multi-Global Practice collaboration (Agriculture and Education) and is expected to support activities and results directly related to cross-cutting strategic areas of climate change, jobs and gender.

Modules of Academic Management System

Academic Management System automates various academic processes of the university and will enhance the efficiency of the system by saving time and efforts involved in manual processes. The data generated by the system is used for generating the reports at the national agriculture portal by aggregating the data from various state agriculture universities.

The system has following sub modules:

  • Courses Management
  • Student Management
  • Faculty Management
  • Administration Management
  • E-Learning Management
  • Administrator Role
  • Head Role
  • Student Role
  • Faculty Role
  • Guide Role
  • Professor Role.

Green Initiative- Eco-friendly Initiatives To create environmental awareness following activities were undertaken regularly:
  • World Water Day celebrated on 22nd March and Expert lecture organized.
  • Celebrated World Ozone day on 16th September and expert lecture organized along with painting, slogan writing and debate competition.
  • Organized parthenium eradication campaign on 13th September 2021. Expert lecture on Parthenium hysterophorus invasion in Himachal Pradesh and its control measures was organized.
  • Celebrated World Environment Day on 5th June 2021 in online mode and included quiz, short video making, slogan writing and painting competition.
  • Webinar on Solid Waste Generation Scenario- Health Implications and Management Options was conducted.
  • Webinar on State of Art Hail Mitigation Technology and Disaster Management was organized.
  • Organized Awareness workshop and cleanliness drive on 27th December 2021.
  • Organized lecture on Global Climate Change: Impact, Adaptation and Mitigation Measures (21st December 2021) by Dr. Anand Sharma, Retired ADG IMD Delhi.
  • Organized Certificate course on Renewable energy technologies from 13th to 23rd December 2021 in which 20 students were enrolled.
  • Certificate course on Remote sensing and GIS is currently in progress with 25 students enrolled in the course.
  • IDP has organized a cleanliness drive under Environmental Sustainability Plan of IDP on 27th Dec 2021. About 102 participants/ volunteers including Forestry 4rth under graduate students as well as students & staff of the university registered themselves in order to become the part of this Cleanliness Drive.
  • Awareness Campaign on Environmental Responsibilities was also held on 27.12.2021. About 114 participants including students and staff took part in awareness Campaign.
  • Celebrated World Water Day with the theme ‘Groundwater: Making Invisible Visible’ on 22.03.2022

Social Safeguard:
Like health centre, social equity cell, wheelchairs for handicap.  

Capacity Building on soft skills.
Soft Skills is one of the major components under Institutional Development Plan. This component is very beneficial for the undergraduates to improve their Communication skills, develop a healthy personality and have an influence on others. So far, we have conducted:- Two certificate courses titled (i) “Savoir Faire- Speak and Act Appropriately in Social Situations” (16 hours duration certificate course). (ii) “Presentation Skills” (16 hours duration certificate course). The total number of 400 lectures were conducted (online and offline mode). Under the Virtual Counseling Cell continuous sessions were taken. Under the Eco- Philosophy Cell we have conducted one course on Meditation for Self-Management and also one lecture on World Forestry Day.

LANGUAGE LAB We have also established the Language Lab for undergraduate students. So that they can learn the different languages like  (Spanish, German, English, Hindi and Sanskrit). The total numbers of 21 computers were installed in the lab with Headphones and Speakers exported from Finland

Vocational Course Vocational Course on Mushroom Production
  • The course started from 12th, November, 2021
  • Total number of students is 24.
Vocational Course on Nursery Production in Temperate Fruits
  • The course started from 12th, November, 2021
  • Total number of students is 24.
Vocational Course on Dry Flower Production
  • The course started from 12th, November, 2021.
  • Total number of students is 16

Certificate course on Agriculture Drone
  • Speaker: Mr. Sonu Kumar (CS/IT Trainer, SLOG Solutions, Dehradun)
  • Course Duration: 16 hrs (from 18th April to 23rd April)
  • Speaker: Mr. Sahejeet Singh (Executive Trainer, SLOG Solutions, Dehradun)
  • Course Duration: 16 hrs (from 18th April to 23rd April)

Certificate course on  Machine Learning
Speaker: Mr. Sonu Kumar (CS/IT Trainer, SLOG Solutions, Dehradun) Course Duration: 16 hrs (from 18th April to 23rd April  

Waste Management
  • For effective waste management in the campus, following initiatives has been undertaken/In progress:
  • A shed for waste segregation and recycling has been constructed in the campus premises for scientific waste management.
  • Provision of medical waste collection and disposal has been made in the university health centre.
  • The process of purchase of Non-bio degradable waste incinerator (250 napkins/day) and Waste to Compost machine (500kg/day) has been initiated.
  • Steel dustbins has been installed in the classrooms and laboratories has been initiated.
  • Satellite storage area for hazardous waste collection and storage for further disposal to licensed hazardous waste firm has been initiated.
  • Biocomposter has been purchased for scientific waste management.
MoUs Signed

Mobile and web applications developed

Milestones Enhancing quality  and relevance of education by improving learning resources at under graduate levels  for human resource development and faculty competence

Outcome Focussed Activity Milestones
 Green Initiatives

Skill enhancement of  students Capacity building on soft Skills Ten  certificate courses  were completed
  1. Savoir Faire : Speak and Act Appropriately in Social situations
  2. Certificate Course on Presentation Skills
  3. Certificate Course on Drone Technology
  4. Certificate Course on Machine Learning
  5. Certificate course on Green Technologies
  6. Certificate Course on GIS/ Remote Sensing
  7. Three days Course on Effective Communication Skills
  8. Lecture Series on Personality Development
  9. Five Days course on Mediation for Self Management
Meditation  sessions for improved concentration and stress management amongst  students were organized with experts from Brahmakumari Movement and Buddhist monks/ spiritual leaders

Flag of ceremony
32-member student contingent of Dr. YS Parmar University of Horticulture and Forestry, Nauni was flagged off for the month-long international training programme at the Asian Institute of Technology (AIT) Bangkok. Professor Rajeshwar Singh Chandel, Vice-Chancellor flagged off the bus to Delhi from where they will be boarding their flight to Bangkok.
Alumni meet
A one-day workshop on the theme ‘Strengthening of Alumni network: Awareness Campaign on Entrepreneurship Opportunities and Job availabilities in Forestry and Horticulture Sector’ was organized on Thursday at Dr YS Parmar University of Horticulture and Forestry, Nauni. The workshop was organised under the IDP-NAHEP project of ICAR.  
Five alumni of the university- Ajai Rana, CEO of Savannah Seeds; Dr. Umesh Mahajan, Founder of Amazon Seeds and Sherpa Eco Resort; Ashish Dobhal, Regional Director of UPL; Manjula Sularia, Director, Prasanchetas Foundation and Rupinder Singh, Founder of NV Trading and Consultancy took part in the workshop which was attended by the faculty and over 300 UG and PG students.