CSK H.P. Agriculture University appoints 21 Assistant Professors in COVAS


Palampur: CSK H.P.Agriculture University has issued appointment letters to 21 Assistant Professors in different disciplines of veterinary sciences. All the newly appointed teachers have been posted in different departments of Dr.G.C.Negi College of Veterinary & Animal Sciences(COVAS). The newly appointed teachers include Drs.Aman Dev Moudgil (Veterinary Parasitology), Ajayta Rialch (Veterinary Parasitology), Madhu Suman (Animal Nutriton), Prashant Sudamrao Daundkar (Veterinary Pharmacology & Toxicology), Anjali Somal( Veterinary Physiology), Surender Kumar (Veterinary Medicine), Sanjay Kumar ( Livestock Products Technology), Anjali Kumari (Livestock Production Management), Ankaj Thakur (Livestock Production Management ), Narender Kumar(Livestock Production Management), Rakesh Kumar( Veterinary Pathology) ,Swati Sharma(Veterinary Pathology), Manoj Kumar Sharma( Veterinary & Animal Husbandry Education, Krishanender Dinesh (Animal Genetics & Breeding), Rajesh Kumar (Animal Genetics & Breeding), Nishant Verma (Animal Genetics & Breeding), RishikaVij( Veterinary Biochemistry), Parul Shukla(Veterinary Anatomy), Raheeqa Razvi (Veterinary Anatomy), Shama Khan( Veterinary Gynaecology & Obstetrics) and Madhu Sharma( Fisheries).
According to Prof. Ashok K. Sarial, Vice-Chancellor, the recruitment has been done as per the policy of State Government after a long gap of almost eight years. He told that it was essential to fill-up the positions to maintain high academic standards in COVAS as the staff was over burdened due to faculty positions fallen vacant on retirement. The Veterinary Council of India, a regulatory body at all India level of veterinary education, during inspection of the college last year had also raised concern about shortage of faculty. Prof Sarial said that majority of the freshly recruited candidates have their B. V. Sc degree from this university but acquired their M.V. Sc and Ph. D degrees outside the state from reputed national institutes like Indian Veterinary Research Institute (IVRI), Izatnagar and National Dairy Research Institute (NDRI), Karnal, hence possess wide exposure to academic standards that will help in the long run to accelerate the pace of teaching, research and extension education activities of the university. Acquiring degrees from different institutes outside the state is considered an essential ingredient to prevent inbreeding in faculty which according to the Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR) is a cause of deteriorating academic norms in many of the state agricultural universities in India.
Prof Sarial said that all the newly selected teachers not only possess wide academic excellence but have qualified the all India National Eligibility Test (NET) of Assistant Professor conducted by Agricultural Scientists Recruitment Board of the ICAR.
The Vice-Chancellor informed that the process to fill- up more posts of teachers in other three colleges and non-teaching staff in the university was underway after receiving permission from the state government. He thanked the Chief Minister in particular and Govt. of Himachal Pradesh in general for granting permission to recruit staff in the university.

Friday, April 21, 2017