Prof. Arvind Kalia,(Dean Of Studies), E-mail: deanstudies[at]hpuniv[dot]ac[dot]in
Office Telephone Number: 0177-2830922
The Dean of Studies office functions under overall control of the Vice-Chancellor and look after the academic and administrative matter of the University. More Details are available under Statute 7(1) and Ordinance 27.1 & 27.2 of the H.P. University Statutes and Ordinances respectively.However, before making any reference, relevant provision(s) of Act/Statutes/Ordinances may also be consulted.
There are 28 teaching departments in the University Campus. All the academic activities of various departments are coordinated by the Dean of Studies. As and when a new department is created or new subject is introduced for teaching in the University, the role of the Dean of Studies becomes very significant. The Dean of Studies is assisted in his work by the Deans of Faculties in the interpretations of rules with regard to admission and other academic matters.
The Dean of Studies is responsible for making the schedule of admissions, teaching, examination and publications of prospectus for admissions. The Dean of Studies is also responsible for managing the entrance tests of candidates desirous to seek admissions to some of the P.G. classes on the campus. The Dean of Studies as Senior Superintendent, is also responsible for the examination schedule, holding of the examinations on the campus wish the help of Superintendents, Deputy Superintendents and Invigilators put on duty as per the roster of teaching faculty for the examination.
The Dean of Studies is also responsible for giving scholarships to research scholars on the basis of merit in the qualifying examination. Scholarships are awarded to the candidates and later continued as per the rules after receiving the recommendations from the Department on the basis of the progress of the candidate. The Group-wise Merit Scholarships are also awarded to candidates from among the fresh entrants in P.G. Classes. One group scholarship is exclusively given to one girl student on the basis of highest merit.
The University has established a Model School known as H.P. University Model School (upto class X) keeping in view the requirement of the children of the University employees. The school is also open to wards of persons who are not in the employment in the University. At present the teaching in school is upto Class X. This school is affiliated to H.P. Board of School Education, Dharamshala. The school is having highly qualified staff headed by Principal, Shri Umesh Moudgil, M.Sc. (Maths), B.Ed. It is well equipped with proper equipments and infrastructure with a facility of a big playground. The Dean of Studies as the Chairman of the Advisory Committee of the School has to play a pivotal role for the smooth functioning of the school. The advisory committee is constituted by this office on some crucial matters related to the overall betterment of school. At present, the total strength of students in the school is around 500.