Vice-Chancellor's Message


It is my privilege to welcome you to Himachal Pradesh University which has a picturesque campus spreading across an area of over 200 acres. The majestic buildings of the campus are complemented by rhododendron, silver oak, pine and deodar trees offering a salubrious climate and amiable atmosphere for higher studies and research. Himachal Pradesh University, situated at Summer Hill, a Suburb of Shimla a leading teaching and research institution in the state of Himachal Pradesh, was established in the year 1970. It is one of the foremost affiliating-cum-residential universities in India.

The university has 12 faculties out of which nine are campus based. There are 29 departments and more than 18 specialized centres. In terms of quality teaching at postgraduate level, the university is on a sound footing and has ample potential for excellence. Besides running various academic programmes, the university has been carrying out research in varied fields. Various departments of University have been carrying out research in Physical Sciences, Life Sciences, Computer Science, Humanities and Social Sciences, Law, Engineering and Technology, Management & Commerce, Literature & Languages and many more areas addressing the issues related to state's economy and its resources.

The university was awarded with a Centre with Potential for Excellence in Himalayan Studies by UGC in the year 2002. Besides this, the university has a well-established Human Resource Development Centre. Special assistance has been