University of Himachal Pradesh

The University of Himachal Pradesh was recognized as a Centre with Potential for Excellence in Himalayan Studies by UGC (University Grants Commission) in 2002. It is the only affiliating university in the state and also the first one to start distance education in India.

Name of the Institution University of Himachal Pradesh
Type of Institution Public
Location Summer HillShimla-171005 (Himachal Pradesh)
Ownership Government
Courses Offered Bachelors, Masters, M. Phil, PhD, Diploma, Advanced Diploma, and Certificate
Departments/ Branches
  • Mathematics and Statistics
  • Dental Sciences
  • Journalism and Mass Communication
  • Medical Sciences
  • Computer Sciences
  • Education
  • Social Sciences
  • Commerce and Management
  • Computer Sciences
  • Physical Sciences
  • Biotechnology
  • Law
  • Performing and Visual Arts
  • Tribal Studies
Admission Procedure Postgraduate applicants for Science subjects and Computer Applications are selected on the basis of entrance examinations that usually take place in the month of May. The aspirants of post graduation in arts and humanities are selected on merit basis (marks obtained at the graduation level). The last date of admission for undergraduate classes has been fixed to 30th June of every year.
  • Merit scholarships for specific subjects
  • Group wise merit scholarships
  • Scholarships for sports
  • Scholarships for cultural activities
  • UGC scholarships
  • Poverty-cum-Brilliance Scholarship Scheme
  • Scholarship scheme for Low Income Group (PG courses)
  • H.P.U. Junior Research Fellowships for LL.M./Ph.D.
  • H.P.U. Senior Fellowships, for Post Doctoral Research
  • U.G.C. Junior Research Fellowships for Ph.D
Examinations & Results Examinations of the Himachal Pradesh University are conducted under the semester system.
Eligibility Criteria Applicants for undergraduate courses have to pass their 10+2 examinations. Postgraduate aspirants need to have a graduation degree from a recognized university. The eligibility criteria are different for each department and course.
Established in the Year 1970
Facts & Figures The university provides free education to girl students and one seat is kept reserved under each department for single girl child.
Events Workshops, International Seminars, Conferences, NCC, NSS
Accreditation NAAC