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Himachal Pradesh University

Himachal Pradesh University
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Himachal Pradesh University

Himachal Pradesh University (HPU), Shimla was established in 1970 by an Act of the Himachal Pradesh Legislative Assembly. The University is the only multi-faculty and affiliating University in the state. The University has been accredited by National Assessment & Accreditation Council (NAAC) and recognized by UGC for excellence in Himalayan studies. The mission of the University is to usher Himachal Pradesh and India into the new millennium as a leading contributor in the field of education and research both in the social sciences, languages, behavioral sciences and in science & technology.


The University aims at providing opportunity, both through the formal and distance mode, for total quality education to everyone irrespective of gender, race, creed, caste, or class. It is engaged in equipping students with relevant and appropriate skills, attitudes and experiences for meeting the challenges of life.


Campus of Himachal Pradesh University -


The Campus is located at Summer Hill which is at a distance of 5 kms from the main town, Shimla. The University campus occupies an area of 200 acres and has been designed to possess a distinctive architectural style. The University is nestled amidst tall and lush green trees of deodars, oats, pines and rhododendrons. The location of the University presents a panoramic natural view among the woods, settled around Summer Hill.


Facilities at Himachal Pradesh University -

  • Classrooms
  • Computer Lab
  • Library
  • Hostels
  • Auditorium
  • Laboratories
  • Health Center
  • Sports


Departments/ Institutes at Himachal Pradesh University -


  • Department of Education
  • College of Business Study
  • Department of Maths
  • Department of Chemistry
  • Department of Economics
  • Department of Population Research Centre
  • Department of Sanskrit
  • Department of English
  • Department of Hindi
  • Department of Political Science
  • Department of Public Administration
  • Department of History
  • Department of Foreign Language
  • Department of Tribal Studies
  • Department of Performing Arts
  • Department of Physical Education
  • Department of Life Long Learning
  • Department of HPU Business School
  • Department of University Institute of Information Technology
  • Department of Computer Science
  • Department of Bio-Technology
  • Department of Buddhist Studies
  • Department of Yoga
  • Department of Geography
  • Department of Journalism
  • Department of Physics
  • Department of Bio-Sciences
  • Department of Visual Arts
  • Department of Laws
  • Department of Sociology
  • Department of Education
  • Master of Tourism Administration
  • Department of Psychology
  • Department of Himalayan Studies
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