Nauni/Solan: Dr Nisha Thakur, a Senior Research Fellow at the Dr YS Parmar University of Horticulture and Forestry, Nauni (UHF) has been awarded Post-Doctoral Fellowship by the Indian Council of Social Science Research (ICSSR), Ministry of Human Resource and Development, for the year 2018-19.
The national level fellowship awarded by ICSSR will see Dr Nisha work on the topic ‘Organic and Inorganic Farming in HP- a Comparative Study’. Dr KK Raina, Professor and Head of Department of Business Management will be her supervisor for the study. During the two- year fellowship, Dr Nisha will receive Rs 28,000 per month with contingency of Rs 20,000 per annum.
The main objective of ICSSR Post-Doctoral Fellowship is to encourage and retain young Indian social science scholars who have completed their PhD and who wish to pursue a regular career in teaching and research.
Hailing from village Nandal near Oachghat in District Solan, Dr Nisha has completed her B Sc and M Sc from UHF. She completed her doctorate in Agricultural Economics from the Department of Social Science last year and has since been working as a Senior Research Fellow in the Department of Fruit Science.
University Vice-Chancellor Dr HC Sharma congratulated Dr Nisha on her achievement and wished her the best for carrying out the study.