Yerevan State University Ijevan Branch


DSC00980 In October of 2018, “Dyucaznagirq” Association awarded Nver Gharibyan “Dyucaznagir” that he had lifted 9,800 kg of hanging hooks in each hand and rose 45 times in 30 seconds at the same time: performing the same exercise 102 times in 40 seconds. This record was registered in RA “Dyucaznagirq” Book of Records.

In this connection, we interviewed Never Gharibyan, YSUIB Faculty of Emergency Situations, Athletics and Sports, World Cup 2nd prize winner (2016), European champion (2016, 2017, 2018), world record holder (2018), “Dyucaznagirq” record holder (2018 ), master of sport of the international class of Armenia.

Mr. Gharibyan, on behalf of YSUIB Directorate and on behalf of university staff, we sincerely congratulate you on the occasion of your victory, wishing you new achievements in your sports and coaching career, numerous occasions to enjoy the victory, and thank you for participating in the interview.

Mr. Gharibyan, we would like to know When and for which sport did you apply for the official registration of your record and when you receive the record certificate “Dyucaznagir”?

– In 2018, On September 16, the corresponding record was registered by “Dyucaznagirq” Association committee headed by Vardan Tovmasyan and on October 10, I received the certificate.

-How long have you been preparing for this record? Whether the next victory easily won by World Cup 2nd prize winner, three-time European champion and world-class sports master Nver Gharibyan?

– I have been preparing for this record for about two years. It was very complicated because the exercise requires speed and power, great effort and energy, long-term training.

As a sportsman winning many times, do you agree that the more difficult the path of victory, the sweeter the joy of victory. Which of your numerous victories and achievements is more valuable to you?

– Yes, I agree, what is difficult to achieve is expensive and endless efforts, hard work and trainings are required to achieve high results. Any victory is valuable to me, as I have passed a long and difficult way to achieve those victories. My second participation in the European Powerlifting Championship (2017) was very important for me.

For the first time I took part in the European Championship in 2016 and lost to my opponent. I had a problem to prove that I was able to win, and I won, becoming a champion, in Europe Powerlifting Championship of 2017.

What future plans do you have with regard to sports and coaching work, what are the new achievements that you would like to win?

– It is a privilege for any athlete to take part in the Olympics during his sporting career, but my sport (powerlifting) is not yet an Olympic sport. So far, I think, I have won all the titles (world champion, three-time European champion), and there is no such a championship that I would like to participate in. During my coaching career, my athletes won in many competitions, I have three Armenian sportsmen of international class, two Armenian sports master, three of my pupils study at the Armenian State Institute of Physical Culture and Sports. In the nearest future (November 16-18, 2018) four of my athletes will participate in the European Powerlifting Championship in Tbilisi as part of the Armenian national team.

Your new achievement (becoming a record holder of “Dyucaznagirq”), Mr. Gharibyan, is not only a significant event for the branch and the sport world, but also a kind of inspiration for our students and youth of the region.

Once again, we congratulate you and wish you new victories and thank you for taking part in the interview.

Interviewer:  Hasmik Vanyan, responsible for YSU IB public affairs and press


In 2018, on October 2, a candle lighting ceremony was held at YSU Ijevan branch, dedicated to the memory of our great compatriot, RA National Hero, French-Armenian singer, composer, writer, film actor, public figure, greatest Armenian Charles Aznavour (Shahnur, Vaghinak Aznavouryan).


On the previous day, October 1, “one of the greatest and brightest stars of the Armenian sky rested in peace”… It is unbelievable. A man who brought up generations by his love, whom we have loved since childhood, followed his art and life, have been proud that there was such an Armenian in the world who kept the honor of his homeland everywhere.

Candle lighting dedicated to the memory of the great Aznavour was organized by the YSU IB Department of French Language and Literature and Student Council


Acting Head of the Department of French Language and Literature A. Mardanyan delivered a speech noting that the eldest son of the Armenian people, who belongs to Armenia, France and the whole humanity has left. She underlined that Aznavour was an individual who always stood by his people, who used his genius and influence so that the whole world would not forget and condemn the Armenian Genocide. Aznavour was a whole universe, and now that universe has remained with us, but without its creator.


 The 4th year students of the faculty French Language and Literature presented his life and work under the magical sounds of the songs of Aznavour, and recited poems.

Yesterday when I was young
The taste of life was sweet as rain upon my tongue,
I teased at life as if it were a foolish game
The way the evening breeze may tease a candle flame.
The thousand dreams I dreamed, the splendid things I planned
I always built, alas, on weak and shifting sand,
I lived by night and shunned the naked light of day
And only now I see how the years ran away.
Yesterday when I was young
So many drinking songs were waiting to be sung,
So many wayward pleasures lay in store for me
And so much pain my dazzled eyes refused to see.
I ran so fast that time and youth at last ran out
I never stopped to think what life was all about,
And every conversation I can now recall
Concerned itself with me, me, and nothing else at all.

DSCN3769Yesterday the moon was blue
And every crazy day brought something new to do,
I used my magic age as if it were a wand
And never saw the waste and emptiness beyond.
The game of love I played with arrogance and pride
And every flame I lit too quickly, quickly died.
The friends I made all seemed, somehow, to drift away
And only I am left on stage to end the play.
There are so many songs in me that won’t be sung,
I feel the bitter taste of tears upon my tongue.
The time has come for me to pay for yesterday
When I was young… Young… Young


Acting Director of YSU IB A. Cuculyan delivered a speech, in particular mentioning: “Communicating with our elders, we are cleansed a little, aspiring to betterment, to perfection. The values that Charles Aznavour created and gave will remain in all of us and will inspire hope and belief for all of us to fight, to create kindness, love and solidarity around us. Thank you all! “


On July 10 of 2018, the solemn ceremony of diploma awarding to 271 graduates of Ijevan Branch of YSU Foundation of 2017-18 Full-time and Part-time learning was held.


The event was preceded by an annual meeting of the Scientific Council, attended by members of Scientific Council, members of the administrative and professorial staff of the University, representatives of Tavush regional administration.


During the meeting, the results of YSU IB 2017-2018 final certification and graduates satisfaction assessment of 2018 academic year were summarized.


During the meeting, the results of YSU IB 2017-2018 final certification and graduates satisfaction assessment of 2018 academic year were summarized.


After the meeting of the Scientific Council, YSU IB universitarians (students, graduates, lecturers, staff members) gathered in YSU Ijevan Branch yard, marched to Ijevan fountains square.


In the heart of the city, the solemn ceremony of diploma awarding to 271 graduates of Ijevan Branch of YSU Foundation of 2017-18 Full-time and Part-time learning was held.

The most anticipated and significant day for students became a city holiday.


The festive event was accompanied by a colorful works exhibition of YSU IB Faculty of Applied Arts graduates and a beautiful concert organized by YSU Cultural Center (Director, Karine Davtyan).


The solemn ceremony was opened with prayer and hymn.

Primate of Tavush Diocese, on behalf of Bishop Bagrat Galstanyan, Bishop Simon Arakelyan delivered a blessing and prayer, congratulating YSU IB graduates.


The national anthem of the Republic of Armenia was performed by YSU Cultural Center choir (art director, RA Honored Art Worker Karen Sargsyan, conductor Ruben Karaseferyan).


The dance group of YSU cultural center performed a beautiful Armenian dance on the stage (art director Ani Haroyan).


Acting Director of YSU IB A. V. Tsutsulyan in his congratulatory speech, particularly mentioned:


“Dear students, graduates, employees, parents, Ijevan population and guests, YSU Ijevan Branch makes a great contribution to organizing the scientific, cultural and public life of the region. The presence of the branch in the region and in the republic is noticeable because its graduates have acquired the necessary knowledge; have the qualities corresponding to their professional qualifications, ready to compete in today’s economy, education, politics and culture.

I congratulate you, dear graduates, and want you to continue to keep the high reputation of YSU IB, which you will bear later. We have just taught you to study and wish that you continue throughout the life your self-development and remember that YSU Ijevan branch is your home, where we are always happy to advise you and, why not, also get your advice and suggestions. Thank you. “

Mary Petrosyan, a 2nd year student of the Faculty of Humanities of the Yerevan State University Ijevan Branch, performed “Armenia” song.


Then the solemn ceremony of diploma awarding took place.


First of all, A. V. Tsutsulyan awarded the graduates with honored diplomas and then graduates according to the faculties and specialties.


YSU Ijevan branch graduate of 2018 academic year, former Student Council Chairman Iskuhi Shakhbatyan delivered a congratulatory speech.

YSU IB graduates received congratulations with their musical and dance performances from:

  • Artsrun Khangeldyan, Arevik Prazyan, Tatev Telikian, Ani Kocharyan (YSU Cultural Center soloists)
  • Soloist of YSU Cultural Center Manana Asikyan (“Armenia”)
  • Julia Meyroyan: Ijevan Culture House (“Always Smile”),
  • Gor Harutyunyan: Ijevan Culture House (“Jamaica”),
  • YSU Cultural Center choir (“Let my people go”),
  • Zina Voskanyan, 2nd year student of YSU Ijevan Branch, Faculty of Humanities (“My Planet”),
  • Ijevan Art School dance ensemble (artistic director, Flora Asoyan, “Kochari”),
  • YSU Cultural Center soloist Ani Kocharyan (“Sun”),
  • Artsrun Khangeldyan, YSU Cultural Center soloist (“Oh, lovely”),
  • YSU Cultural Center girls dance ensemble (Sayat-Nova),
  • YSU Cultural Center Choir (soloists: Anushik Marozyan and Vahe Movsesyan, composer, Aram Satyan – “My Holy Motherland “)


YSU IB 2018 academic year diploma awarding ceremony was held by YSU Cultural Center “Hamalsaranakan” theater-studio, 3rd year student of the Faculty of Journalism Karine Simonyan and 2nd year student of the Faculty of International Relations Garnik Arakelyan.


The festive day ended with a musical-dance party organized in the nature of Tavush, in the territory of “Apaga tour” hotel in Yenokavan.


YSU Ijevan Branch hosted an event by the initiative of directorate on the occasion of YSU IB lecturer of the Department of Emergency Situations and Gymnastics, Nver Gharibyan’s victory at Powerlifting World Championship 2018, on June 9.


Representatives of YSU IB administrative and professorial staff, students and guests were present at the event.


The Armenian Men and Women National Powerlifting Teams have taken part in the European Powerlifting Championships hosted by Ukrainian city of Lutsk on May 17-22.


The Armenian athletes set new world records, winning gold and silver medals.

The Powerlifting Team of Armenia has left for the competition with 24 athletes (headed by Coach Gagik Saroyan) and has won 13 medals.


Varazdat Hakobyan (67.5 kg), William Saroyan (75kg weight category), Aram Khachatryan (90kg), Hrach Guloyan (100kg), Nver Gharibyan (110kg weight category) became world champions.

Nver Gharibyan, a lecturer of YSU IB Department of Emergency Situations and Gymnastics, won World Champion title in the 110kg weight class.


Gor Khachatryan (75kg weight category) became silver medalist of the championship, and Arthur Arakelyan (90kg weight category), bronze medalist.


Andranik Minasyan (75kg weight category) and David Avedikian (90kg weight category) won the title of world champion in the youth championship and Robert Ordinyan (110kg weight category) was awarded with a silver medal. 

Jasmin Hayrapetyan (56kg weight category), David Papyan (44kg weight category) and Eric Khachatryan (60kg weight category) won silver medals and Karen Arakelyan (82,5 kg) won silver medals. 


Ararat Shahinyan (82,5 kg), Gevorg Davtyan (110 kg), Gagik Saroyan (125 kg), Hovhannes Yazichyan (100 kg) and Aram Khachatryan (90 kg) became the winners in the veterans ‘world championship and Arthur Avetisyan (82.5 kg) became the silver medalist of the championship.(see:


YSU IB deputy-director A. Cuculyan delivered a congratulatory speech on the occasion of the glorious victory of our lecturer, the 2nd prize winner of the World Cup (2016), the three-time in a row European champion (2016, 2017, 2018), world champion (2018), master of sport of the international class Nver Gharibyan.


Then, A.Cuculyan handed a souvenir and prize money to N. Garibyan, wishing him new victories, new opportunities for winning championships, both as an athlete and a coach (including YSU IB students trainer).  


N.Gharibyan thanked the directorate for warm reception, congratulations and appreciation, particularly mentioning: “Thank you so much for this honor, for such reception, such attitude and appreciation … All this makes me do more. So far I’ve decided that this will be my last tournament in sports, continuing, however, my coaching activities as I have good students, European and world champions and sports masters, but this once again makes me continue my sport career … Again, I am so grateful for appreciation and for this warm attitude … “