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Solan: Shoolini University and Denefsa Non-Profit Company Kft signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU)  for knowledge exchange and collaboration for corporate partnership between the two institutions. The MoU was signed by Pro Chancellor Shoolini University Mr. Vishal Anand and Mr. Jay Caziraky, Founder and Chairman, Denefsa Non-Profit Company Kft. The MOU is a significant step towards enhancing academic partnership through various channels including the exchange of students and faculty, curriculum enhancement, joint research endeavors, and consultancy services.  Mr. Vishal Aanand, Pro Chancellor of Shoolini University, said this partnership “shows our dedication dedicated to promoting education and research”. He fadded that…

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Shimla: Dr. Yashwant Singh Parmar University of Horticulture and Forestry (UHF), Nauni has announced the commencement of admissions for its undergraduate and postgraduate programs for the academic session 2024-25. Prospective students keen on exploring diverse fields such as Horticulture, Forestry, Natural Farming, Biotechnology, Food Technology, and Agri-Business can apply. The application process is entirely online via the university website www.yspuniversity.ac.in, where detailed prospectuses are also available for download. In undergraduate programmes, the University is offering BSc (Hons) Horticulture and B Sc (Hons) Forestry at its main campus and at the Colleges of Horticulture and Forestry (COH&F) Neri and Thunag. In the main campus,…

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Solan: In yet another spectacular achievement, 14-year old Shoolini University has ranked number one private university and fifth overall in the country with the venerable India Institute of Science (IISc), Bangalore, taking the lead in the Times Higher Education (THE) Asia University rankings 2024. The rankings, which were announced last night, placed Shoolini University at the 150th rank in Asia while the IISC Bangalore was placed at the 32nd rank in the continent. Additionally, Shoolini University has topped among all universities, including the public sector universities in the country, in the parameters for International Outlook and has been ranked second…

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Sanawar: The Lawrence School, Sanawar, concluded its prestigious three-day-long event, The 19th  Lady Honoria Lawrence Invitational Inter-School Basketball Tournament, 2024, on 29th April. The tournament, dedicated to fostering camaraderie and sportsmanship among young female athletes, showcased exceptional talent from seven renowned schools across the nation. The tournament, held from 27th to 29th April, witnessed intense matches as teams battled for the coveted trophy. Host school, The Lawrence School, Sanawar, along with Daly College, Indore, Pinegrove School, Dharampur, Vidya Devi Jindal School, Hisar, Welham Girls School, Dehradun, and Yadvindra Public School, Mohali, displayed exemplary skills and competitive spirit throughout the event. In…

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Solan: Shoolini University and the Centre for Excellence, Government College, Sanjauli, Shimla have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for academic collaboration. Chancellor Prof. PK Khosla signed the MoU on behalf of Shoolini University, and  Principal Mrs. Bharti Bhagra signed on behalf of the College.  Under the MoU, Government College Sanjauli now has access to Shoolini University’s state-of-the-art laboratories and extensive library resources. This access extends to both students and faculty members, providing them with opportunities to explore and utilise the facilities available at Shoolini University. Beyond facility access, the MOU facilitates collaborative research initiatives between the two institutions. This aspect…

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Solan: An interactive session focusing on competitive examinations was held at Dr. YS Parmar University of Horticulture and Forestry, Nauni, on Thursday. Rakesh Kanwar, Secretary Education,Himachal Pradesh, was the keynote speaker, imparting valuable insights to students aiming to excel in national and state-level competitive tests. Professor Rajeshwar Singh Chandel, in his opening remarks, emphasized the importance of creating an environment where students can glean knowledge from seasoned professionals and grasp the mindset essential for success across various domains. Around 60 undergraduate, postgraduate, and doctoral students from the university, all preparing for diverse competitive exams, actively participated in the interactive session.…

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Solan: The College of Forestry emerged triumphant at the 8th Annual Inter College Sports Meet 2024 hosted by Dr. YS Parmar University of Horticulture and Forestry, Nauni. The spirited three-day event concluded on Thursday evening, showcasing exhilarating competitions among participants from all four constituent colleges of the university. The highlight of the event was the gripping finals of both men’s and women’s Kabaddi, drawing intense excitement from the audience. Dr. AS Chandel who served the university for 25 years as the Students’ Welfare Officer, graced the occasion as the Chief Guest. In his address, he commended the winners and participants,…

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Shimla: World Intellectual Property (IPR) Day was marked with a one-day seminar focused on ‘Emerging Trends in Intellectual Property Rights (IPR) Issues and Challenges’ it was organised by the Faculty of Legal Sciences at Shoolini University in the collaboration with the Himachal Pradesh State Legal Services Authority, various activities like quiz and poster making were also organised to mark the World IPR Day seminar.  Prof. Jyoti Rattan from Panjab University was the main speaker of the seminar. Prof. Rattan’s session delved into the complexities of Intellectual Property, particularly its intersection with artificial intelligence and its far-reaching societal impact. Prof. P…

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Shimla: Shoolini University has taken a significant step in expanding its global academic reach by forming strategic partnerships with three more international universities. These are  Islamic University of Lebanon, Narxoz University in Kazakhstan and the University of Jordan Aljubeiha in Amman. The newly signed Memoranda of Understanding (MoU) reflect Shoolini University’s commitment to fostering cross-cultural collaborations, advancing research, and creating transformative student exchange opportunities. The MoUs with these international universities establish a collaborative framework for a wide range of academic activities. These include joint research initiatives, academic programme development, faculty and student exchanges, and the organisation of international conferences and…

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Shimla: Upholding the cherished ethos of resilience and determination encapsulated in the school motto “Never Give In,” the 109th Annual Hodson’s Cross Country Race witnessed a spectacular display of sportsmanship as over five hundred students and staff from Lawrence School Sanawar participated with zing and zest. The event, a cornerstone of the school’s sporting calendar, unfolded amidst great excitement and enthusiasm on the school premises. To accommodate the global interest in the event, it was live-streamed, drawing over 500 viewers worldwide, including proud parents and alumni, affectionately known as ‘Old Sanawarians.’ Hodson’s Run, featuring different age categories, saw the entire…

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Shimla: SJVN achieved a significant milestone with the inauguration of India’s first Multi-purpose (Combined Heat & Power) Green Hydrogen Pilot Project at 1500 MW Nathpa Jhakri Hydro Power Station (NJHPS) in Jhakri, Himachal Pradesh today. Smt. Geeta Kapur, Chairman & Managing Director, SJVN inaugurated 20Nm3/hr Electrolyzer & 25kW Fuel Cell Capacity based state-of-the-art Green Hydrogen Pilot Project. This project is nation’s first Multi-purpose (Combined Heat & Power) Green Hydrogen Generation Plant with capability to cater to the High Velocity Oxygen Fuel (HVOF) Coating Facility of NJHPS for meeting its combustion fuel requirements in addition to generating electricity through its 25kW capacity Fuel Cell. The…

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Solan: The Directorate of Extension Education, Dr. YS Parmar University of Horticulture and Forestry, Nauni, in collaboration with the Department of Soil Science and Water Management (SSWM), hosted a one-day program focused on raising awareness about Soil Health and Soil Organic Matter. The event, part of the National Campaign on ‘Soil Health Management and Composting’, was organized under the Mission LiFE. The initiative began with an online session facilitated by the Indian Institute of Soil Science, Bhopal, engaging students, faculty, and staff. Distinguished soil scientists from across the country shared insights on natural farming, soil health, and vermicomposting during this…

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Shimla: Smt. Geeta Kapur, Chairman & Managing Director, SJVN graced the Closing ceremony of SJVN’s Inter-Projects Sports Meet 2023-24 held at Corporate Headquarters, Shimla today. The event marked the culmination of a series of sports events that commenced in November 2023 and spanned till April 2024. Smt. Geeta Kapur felicitated the victorious teams and participants during the ceremony. On this occasion, Chandra Shekhar Yadav, Executive Director (HR), Salil Shamshery, Executive Director (IT&SE) along with senior officials of SJVN were present. Congratulating the winners, Smt. Geeta Kapur emphasized that SJVN is committed not only to foster professional excellence but also nurturing…

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Geneva: Press Emblem Campaign (PEC), the global media safety and rights body, expressed concern over the imprisonment of Habib-ur-Rahman Taseer, a local Afghan journalist associated with Radio Azadi/Radio Free Europe. According to Afghanistan Journalist Center, Taseer was detained by the Taliban regime of Afghanistan on 6 April and lately he has been sent to jail. Taseer was reportedly detained for preparing local reports for Radio Azadi and his smartphone was seized and checked without his consent. The Ghazni-based journalist was also asked to exit from a joint whatsapp group of journalists. “It’s worrisome that a dedicated scribe like Habib-ur-Rahman Taseer…

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Solan: Himachal Pradesh Governor Shiv Pratap Shukla today chaired a meeting at circuit house Parwanoo in Solan district, and held discussion with district administration, and various concerned departments to address the recent surge in diarrhoea cases in the area. Emphasizing the increased risk of water-borne diseases during summer, he stressed the need of ensuring clean drinking water to the people of the area. The Governor reviewed the measures taken by concerned departments in response to the reported diarrhoea cases and urged swift identification of causes leading to the contamination of drinking water. He advocated for the formation of a combined…

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