Himachal Pradesh University Department of Evening Studies is the foundational institute of the University. Since its inception in 1962 as Punjab University Evening College, the Department has been committed to its mandate of providing higher education to the workforce of the hill community to pave the way for the development of the students and of society at large. It particularly provides opportunity to study to the deprived sections of society and students from rural backgrounds who come to the state capital in pursuit of livelihoods. Department of Evening Studies has motivated students and dedicated faculty and staff who work together in a learning-centric environment.
The Department offers programmes of Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Commerce; and Masters in English, Hindi, Economics, and Commerce. It has also recently added MA in Political Science in response to the demands of its students. Its series of webinars and special talks in the past year were well received. I am pleased that the renovation work of the heritage campus is underway and adequate funds are being released for the same.
I am confident that the Department will rise to the challenges of changing times and strive towards achieving its goals. My best wishes for its future endeavours.
(Prof. Sat Parkash Bansal)
Himachal Pradesh University