Himachal Pradesh University, located at a picturesque location of Summer Hill in Shimla, is a prestigious university of India. The University has more than 25 departments focusing on, among other subjects, Bhoti (a Tibetan language), Ayurveda, and Yoga. The university was established on 22nd July, 1970.
Besides the regular teaching departments, the University has an Agro-Economic Research Centre (AERC) for carrying out research and investigations in the field of Agricultural Economics in Western Himalayan Region consisting of Himachal Pradesh and Jammu & Kashmir. The University has also established a Centre of Environmental Studies (CES) so that the wide amplitude of bio-wealth of the state from dry-scrub forests to alpine pastures with large number of exotic and endemic flora, a rich repository of medicinal and aromatic plants, diversity of wildlife and 8% protected area network can be utilized.
Himachal Pradesh University has several hostels to accommodate the students for residential studies. Some of these hostels are for boys and others are for girls. These hostels provide facilities of Common Room, TV, Reading Room, Indoor games, Geysers and mess, which is run on co-operative basis by the boarders. The Library is situated in its multi-storeyed building, specially designed to house various functions of a modern University Library and it maintains comprehensive collection of books and periodicals to support University's formal programme of instruction and research in various disciplines and promote inter-disciplinary communications and research as well as general pursuits in the advancement of knowledge.
The University also awards Merit Scholarships to deserving students. The Health Centre located in the University provides round-the-clock medical facilities to the students, employees and their dependents. The Computer Centre offers computing facilities to students of the Department of Computer Science as well as to students of other departments.
- Faculty of Commerce and Management Studies
- Faculty of Education
- Faculty of Languages
- Faculty of Laws
- Faculty of Performing and Visual Arts
- Faculty of Physical Sciences
- Faculty of Life Sciences
- Faculty of Social Sciences