Himachal Pradesh Shimla University

The Himachal Pradesh University came into existence on 22 July 1970. It is relatively a new university and is graded ‘A’ class by the University Grants Commission (UGC) grading system.
Earlier, the Himachal Pradesh University was affiliated and a part of Punjab University, which served as a regional centre of the university.

The sprawling campus is spread in an area of more than 200 acres in a picturesque hill named Summer Hill near Shimla. Its beautiful surroundings have views of snow-covered mountains. The forest surrounding the university is rich in rhododendron, silver oak, pine and deodar trees. Its salubrious climate and congenial atmosphere is best suited for higher studies and research. The peace and calm surroundings attract a lot of students to this university both from India and abroad.

The president of Afghanistan Hamid Karzai has studied in this prestigious university. He obtained his Masters degree in Political Science from the Himachal University in Shimla in the early 1980s.He visited this place in 2006 and during this visit recalling his student days in Himachal Pradesh, Mr. Karzai said: “The salubrious environs of Shimla had left a magical impression.” Highlighting the simplicity and deep virtues of the hill people, he said for a student there could not be a better-privileged atmosphere for studies. “Shimla had given me the English language, and before coming here I was a native Afghan not knowing a word of English.”

Address and contact numbers of Himachal Pradesh Shimla University

Summer Hill, Shimla, Himachal Pradesh, India, Pin Code: 171005

University Telephone Numbers

 +91-177–2830273 , 2830434, 2830445, 2830614, 2830635, 2830678, 2830709, 2830741, 2831637, 2831727, 2831742, 2831809, 2831876, 2831998

Fax: +91-177-2830775

Official Website / Institution home page: hpuniv.nic.in

The Shimla university faculties include

  1. Ayurveda
  2. Commerce & Management
  3. Dental Sciences
  4. Education
  5. Language
  6. Laws
  7. Life Sciences
  8. Medical Sciences
  9. Performing & Visual Arts
  10. Physical Sciences
  11. Social Sciences
  12. Computer Sciences
  13. Bio-Techonogy
  14. Journalism & Mass Comm.

The Himachal Pradesh University Institutes include

  1. Agro-Economic Research Centre
  2. Centre For Environment Sciences
  3. International Centre for Distance Education and Open Learning (ICDEOL)
  4. Evening College
  5. Institute Of Integrated Himalayan Studies
  6. Institute Of Management Studies
  7. Population Research Centre
  8. Pre Examination Coaching
  9. Institute Of Vocational Studies
  10. Affiliated Colleges
  11. Academic Staff Of College
  12. University Library
  13. College Development Council
  14. Institute Of Tribal Studies 
  15. Institute Of IT

HP University Distant Education

The Himachal Pradesh University took the bold step right in the beginning for distant education and a Directorate of Correspondence Courses was set up after the establishment of the University (1971). Not only this, the University emerged as a pioneering institution in launching the programmes of distance education at the postgraduate level. In India, the H.P. University was the first University to start Master of Arts in different disciplines along with Master of Education and Master of Commerce. Now the Directorate of Correspondence Course has been re-christened as the International Centre for Distance Educational and Open Learning (ICDEOL). It is located on the Campus of the University at Summer Hill. It has its own independent complex consisting of two buildings having five stories each.

Courses at Under-Graduate Level at Shimla University

B.A. Part I/II/III (Pass Course) Three-year course (Annual System)
B.Com. Part I/II/III (Pass Course) Three-year course (Annual System)
BCA Part-I/II/III Three year course (Annual System)

Courses at Post-Graduate Level at HP university

M.Com. (Master of Commerce) Two-year course in four semesters.
M.A. in English -do-
M.A. in History. -do-
M.A in Economics -do-
M A in Political Science -do-
M.A. in Public Administration -do-
M.A. in Hindi -do-
M.A. in Sanskrit -do-
MA./M.Sc. in Mathematics -do-
M.A. in Sociology -do-
M.A. in Music -do-

M. Phil. Courses at HPU Shimla

M.Phil. in English One Year course in two semesters.
M.Phil. in Hindi -do-
M.Phil. in History -do-
M.Phil. in Political Science -do-
M.Phil. in Economics -do-
M.Phil. in Commerce -do-
M.Phil. in Pub. Admn. -do-
M.Phil. in Sanskrit -do-

Professional Courses at HPU Shimla

MBA (Master of Business Administration) Two-year course in four semesters
Bachelor of Education (B. Ed.) Two-year (Annual System)
Master of Education (M. Ed.) Two-year (Annual System)
BJMC One year (Annual System)
MJMC One year (Annual System)
PGDPM & LW One year two semesters.
PGDCA One year, two semesters.
APGDIT One year, two semesters.

Admissions to the various courses of study are usually held in the months of June/July, and with late fee up to time notified from time to time.

5 comments to Himachal Pradesh Shimla University

  • ushmita

    hello i want to pursue post graduation course from himachal university . i have completed my prabhakar $ visharad course. how i can take addmission in shimla(h.p) univesity. pls reply some useful information about the same.



    I am MBA(HR)regular from PTU university. now i want to do the MPhill(correspondence) from your university. can u plz send me the details and fee structure for the addmission.

  • sheenu

    hello i want to pursue post graduation course from himachal university . i have completed BTECH in CSE. how i can take addmission in shimla(h.p) univesity. pls reply some useful information about the same.


    i want to do MBA correspondence from HP unversity. pls provide me the Processor for appling and fee structure.

  • abhishek

    hello,i want to ask that ,as i have completed my prabhakar in synthesizer,nd prabhakar in guitar frm prayag sangeet samiti allahabad this year.., last year i have completed my 12th . So am i eligible to do mba directly or should i have to do bba first. Pls suggest

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