Himachal Pradesh University (HPU) is a non-profit university that was incepted on July 22, 1970 by an Act of the Himachal Pradesh Legislative Assembly. HPU is located at Summer Hill about 5 km from Shimla. The University that is wholly financed by the Government of Himachal Pradesh and UGC, New Delhi occupies an area of 200 acres. HPU Admissions are entirely based on the marks in the national level entrance exams. The state university is Accredited with Grade ‘A’ by NAAC and offers programs in streams in Law, Management, Science, Commerce, Engineering etc.
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There are several Courses offered by HPU at the Undergraduate, Postgraduate and Research level.
HPU offers several courses at the Undergraduate level namely, BDS, MBBS, BHM, BBA, BCA and LL.B. The minimum eligibility to apply is intermediate in a relevant stream from a recognized board with minimum 50% marks. To apply to LL.B. program a candidate must hold a Bachelor’s degree with minimum 50% marks in the qualifying examination. The selection to BDS and MBBS program will be on the basis of marks in NEET exam and for LL.B. on the basis of performance in the entrance test conducted by HPU. Seats to the BHM, BBA and BCA courses will be allotted purely on the basis of merit list.
HPU offers B.Ed. and M.Ed. courses in various streams. Candidate should have Bachelor’s or Master’s Degree in relevant stream with minimum 55% marks. Seats to B.Ed. and M.Ed. courses will be allotted on the basis of candidate’s performance in the subject-specific entrance examination, which will be conducted by the University.
The Postgraduate degree is offered to the candidates in various courses viz, M.A., M.Sc., MBA, MTA, MRD, LL.M., M.Com., MCA, M.Tech, MMC and PGDMC. To apply to these courses a candidate must be a Graduate in a relevant field with minimum required marks. Selection of candidates for M.Com., MTA, MDS and MRD will be on the basis of a merit list based on previous academic scores whereas for M.A., M.Sc., LL.M., MCA, M.Tech, MMC and PGDMC will be on the basis of entrance test conducted by HPU. However, admission to MBA program will be based on the marks in MAT entrance exam, GD and PI round.
HPU offers the M.Phil. and Ph.D. courses at the doctorate level. M.Phil. is offered under 21 specializations and the Ph.D. course is offered under 14 specializations. The applicant must hold a Master’s degree in the relevant field with minimum 55% marks. Candidates will be selected on the basis of marks obtained in the entrance test conducted by the university.
The university offers placement assistance to the students for seeking the best job in the industry. Along with that, the college also provides training and career guidance services to shape the career of students by developing their personalities. The institute organizes various programs to enhance the skills of the students and to prepare them for upcoming challenges.
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Himachal Pradesh University has a number of scholarships available for the students. These are provided by both State Government and Central Government.
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