Department of Evening Studies, Himachal Pradesh University, Shimla-171001, was established in July 1962 as Panjab University Evening College, on the recommendation of the University Grants Commission, to provide the facility of continuing education to those who cannot study in day colleges, especially the less privileged persons and those who take employment after schooling. It became a constituent of Himachal Pradesh University when it was established on 22 July 1970. In 1976-77 it moved to its present independent campus—the historical ‘Kirk’ (Gandhi Bhawan) and ‘Manse’ buildings.
This was the first institution in the state to introduce M.A. classes in English and Hindi in 1979 and in Public Administration in 1981. B. Com. was introduced in 1975. M.A. in Economics was started in 1990 and M.Com. in 2001. It was renamed Himachal Pradesh University Centre for Evening Studies in July 2001 and as Department of Evening Studies in June 2019.
The vision of the Department of Evening Studies is to improve and enrich lives and communities through inclusive, enabling and holistic lifelong education; to promote advancement in the workplace and to increase entrepreneurship; and to contribute to social, cultural and economic development as also to a just and humane society.
We are committed to:
Enable all-round learning in an environment of mutual cooperation, understanding and equal opportunity;
Enhance the capacities and skills of individuals to meet the requirements of the time with confidence and to contribute at the glocal level with knowledge, innovation and wisdom;
Nurture the tangible and intangible heritage together with acquiring new learning and expertise;
Foster ethics, excellence and nation-building.