Nauni varsity increases reserved seats for wards of Defence and CAPF personnel

May 24, 2018 17:26 | Education&Sports

50 percent subsidized seats already reserved for students from Government schools in rural areas from the last session

Dharamshala (Arvind Sharma )24/05/18

The University has doubled the reserved seats for the wards of serving and retired Defence and Central Armed Police personnel wanting to pursue higher studies in Horticulture and Forestry from Dr YS Parmar University of Horticulture and Forestry, Nauni (UHF) in Himachal.

Informing this, Dr HC Sharma, UHF Vice-Chancellor said,” The university has reserved two seats each in B Sc (Hons) Horticulture and B Sc (Hons) Forestry programmes at the university for wards of serving/ex-defence personnel and wards of serving/retired CAPF personnel. Previously, only one seat was reserved in each discipline. Moreover, the university has also reserved one seat each for the above-mentioned categories in B Sc (Hons) Horticulture, B Sc (Hons) Forestry programmes and B Tech Biotechnology at College of Horticulture and Forestry (COH&F), Neri.”

 This is the first time these seats have been introduced in COH&F, Neri and takes the total number of reserved seats for such students in all disciplines to 14.

“The seats for the wards of defence/CAPF personnel is just a small way to honour the selfless service of our defence forces towards the nation. Also, this is going to benefit the people from Himachal serving our defence forces," said Dr HC Sharma, UHF Vice-Chancellor.

 He added that  the university from the last academic session has reserved 50 percent seats in its undergraduate programme for the students of Government Schools located in rural areas of Himachal. Any student who has completed any two of the three examinations (8th, 10th or 12th) from any government school located in the rural areas of Himachal is eligible for seats under this category.