The Himachal Pradesh University was founded on July 22, 1970. It is located at Summer Hill which is at a distance of 5 kms from the main town, Shimla.

Himachal Pradesh University is one of the top State University in Shimla, Himachal Pradesh. Here are the details about Himachal Pradesh University - Courses, Fees, Placements, cut off, Ranking, Facilities, Reviews.

Himachal Pradesh University turned into set up through an Act of the Legislative Assembly of Himachal Pradesh on 22 July 1970 as a reaction to the desires and aspirations of the Union Territory, poised for complete statehood withinside the Union of India on 25 January 1971. It is the most effective multi-school residential and affiliating college withinside the State that gives better training to urban, rural, and tribal regions via formal and remote modes.

Accreditation and Ranking

Himachal Pradesh University was approved by NAAC and Ranked 96 For Overall By QS 2020.

Courses Offered 

Himachal Pradesh University courses are offered at various levels like Undergraduate Degree (i.e BBA, BCA, B.Com, Bachelor of Science Honours (B.Sc. Hons.) Physics, Bachelor of Technology (B.Tech.) in Electrical Engineering, etc.), Postgraduate Degree (i.e MBA, MCA,, Master of Science (M.Sc.) Biotechnology, Master of Technology (M.Tech.) Computer Science Engineering, and Information Technology, Master of Arts (MA) Sociology, etc.), Law Degree (i.e. BA-LLB, LLB, etc.). You can also find a brief overview of the different courses offered by the university across various disciplines with their specializations on the Course page.

Facilities and Infrastructure

Himachal Pradesh University, Summer Hill, Shimla homes Teaching Departments, properly-prepared Laboratories, Seminar Halls, and a Science Instrumentation Centre. It has 12 multi-storied buildings, which include Ambedkar Bhawan, Law Block, Science Blocks, Netaji Subash Chandra Bhawan, Multi-school Swami Vivekanand Bhawan, Gandhi Bhawan, and Main Library.

The University has 14 Hostels, a Faculty House, and an Auditorium that seats 800 persons. It additionally has residential colonies for coaching and non-coaching personnel. The University additionally has a playground, a put-up office, bank, ATM, cyber cafes, eateries, and shops. It has its very own fleet of buses and is properly related through avenue and rail.

Residential Accommodations:

Himachal Pradesh University continues FOURTEEN Hostels - FOUR for boys and TEN for women. These offer resorts to approx. 1058 women and 589 boys students. All hostels have facilities of Mess, Internet connectivity via Wi-Fi and LAN, Common Room prepared with LED TV, modern magazines, newspapers, and Indoor games. A Dining hall is maintained hygienically HHall is maintained hygienically for boarders to revel in their meals.

Each hostel has a Warden and workplace personnel who're accountable for its clean functioning and to perform ordinary activities. The Prefects could be appointed through the Hostel Warden among the senior boarders of desirable status to help him/her withinside the management of the hostel. The Warden along with specific Committees preserves discipline and an educational and nonviolent ecosystem withinside the hostel. Besides, all hostels are below CCTV surveillance 24x7.


H.P. University library serves as a repository of superb treasures starting from a massive quantity of books, journals, M.Phil. dissertations, and Ph.D. theses in perse disciplines/topics of study. Through INFLIBNET, about 85,00 journals from all primary publishers may be accessed. The library has its very own virtual catalog and individuals can seek the specified files at these days' established statistics kiosks.

The whole library is below surveillance via CCTV cameras established at numerous locations. All the theses and most quantity of dissertations to be had withinside the library had been digitized which may be browsed on shodh ganga assignment of INFLIBNET. These also are without problems handy withinside the Electronic Thesis and Dissertation (ETD) lab.


A unique lab prepared with suitable software/programs has these days been installed to facilitate visually impaired individuals. 

Medical Facilities:

The Health Centre of Himachal Pradesh University is one of the fine prepared number one fitness care centers in the state, with great facilities for the students, and personnel and additionally catering to the fitness desires of the encompassing regions.

OPD degree remedy is being supplied to the students, teachers and personnel, and their households in the course of the sunlight hours and additionally in the course of atypical hours in emergency situations. Due to the fine remedy being provided to the sufferers the quantity of sufferers coming for a remedy has visible growth in current years. Now around 20000 sufferers are being dealt with withinside the outpatient branch of the fitness center every year.


Admission to most of the courses at HPU is based on the entrance exams. Merit-based admission is also available for a few courses such as the HPU BA course or HPU MTA course.


Himachal Pradesh University has a number of scholarships available for students. These are provided by both the State Government and Central Government. 

Students Aid Fund

Cultural Activists Scholarships

Sports Scholarship


The placement statistics of HPU are pretty noticeable, college students get task opportunities from top-notch agencies. Over the years, the college holds an outstanding recruitment report and at the back of this, there may be the location cell & group of the college that works successfully with the agencies and college students. The MNCs had been touring the campus for placements and to impart schooling to the scholars.

The on-campus interview classes are performed via way of means of the agencies primarily based totally on the necessities in their respective firms. A majority of the scholars of HPU get located every year. The maximum income package deal gives at INR 5 LPA & the common CTC lays up to three LPA - 4 LPA.

Mission of Himachal Pradesh University

To cultivate the spirit of free enquiry, to foster independent and critical thinking, to be a repository of knowledge, to be an instrument of dissemination of knowledge and to promote the traditions, values enshrined in Indian heritage and tradition. To be specific, its purpose is to empower, in particular, the people of Himachal Pradesh, most of whom lives in difficult, remote and tribal areas, through educational processes by undertaking teaching, research and outreach programmes.

Objectives of Himachal Pradesh University

Further, it strives to have a system of higher education rigorously intellectual and socially relevant. It is to inculcate in students values of reason, discipline, democracy, patriotism, respect for differences, rigor, objectivity, professionalism, social responsibility, cooperation, non-violence and perfectionism.


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