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Dr. Yashwant Singh Parmar University of Horticulture and Forestry

Dr. Yashwant Singh Parmar University of Horticulture and Forestry (YSP UHF), known by the abbreviation Dr. Y. S. Parmar University of Horticulture and Forestry, is a state university located in district Solan, Himachal Pradesh, India. It has exclusive mandate of education, research and extension in horticulture and forestry.

Dr. Yashwant Singh Parmar University of Horticulture and Forestry
Dr. Yashwant Singh Parmar University of Horticulture and Forestry logo.png
MottoEducation Research and Extension
TypePublic
Established1985
Vice-ChancellorParvinder Kaushal[1]
Location, ,
CampusRural
AffiliationsUGC/ICAR/ICFRE
Websitewww.yspuniversity.ac.in

It covers 5.5 square kilometres (2.1 sq mi) and is situated in Nauni on the Solan-Rajgarh Road. The campus lies 15 kilometres (9.3 mi) from the town of Solan.

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HistoryEdit

The Himachal Agricultural College, Solan was established in 1962 and affiliated to the Panjab University. In 1970 the Himachal Pradesh University was established and the college became one of its campuses. In 1978 it became the horticulture complex of the recently established Himachal Pradesh Krishi Vishvavidyalaya. Finally, on 1 December 1985 it was upgraded to a State University and named after Yashwant Singh Parmar, the first Chief Minister of Himachal Pradesh. It was inaugurated on 30 April 1988 by the late Rajiv Gandhi, Prime Minister of India.[2]

AcademicsEdit

It offers undergraduate, postgraduate and doctoral courses in horticulture, forestry and allied disciplines.

Dr. Y S Parmar University of Horticulture and Forestry has three colleges: the College of Horticulture, the College of Forestry, and the College of Horticulture and Forestry Neri, India (Hamirpur) which are subdivided into 14 departments and are looked after by a faculty of over 500 scientists and teachers. It has a school specialized in the study of apples, called Apple School, Nauni. The department of management is under the college of horticulture providing degree in three basic courses: Marketing, Finance, and Human Resources with agribusiness.

RankingsEdit

University and College rankings
General – India
NIRF (Overall) (2018)[3]101–150
NIRF (Universities) (2018)[4]71

The university was ranked 71 among universities in India by the National Institutional Ranking Framework (NIRF) in 2018[4] and in the 101–150 band overall.[3]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "From The VC Desk". www.yspuniversity.ac.in. Retrieved 12 July 2019.
  2. ^ "About University". www.yspuniversity.ac.in. Retrieved 26 April 2018.
  3. ^ a b "National Institutional Ranking Framework 2018 (Overall)". National Institutional Ranking Framework. Ministry of Human Resource Development. 2018.
  4. ^ a b "National Institutional Ranking Framework 2018 (Universities)". National Institutional Ranking Framework. Ministry of Human Resource Development. 2018.

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