Himachal Pradesh University

Himachal Pradesh University (HPU) is a public state university at Summer Hill in the capital city Shimla. It is close to the vicinity of the Indian Institute of Advanced Study. It is wholly financed by the government of Himachal Pradesh and the University Grants Commission, New Delhi. It is situated on the hilltop because of which it can be seen from most parts of the city.

Himachal Pradesh University
Himachal Pradesh University Shimla Logo.svg
Seal of the Himachal Pradesh University
Mottoशस्त्रे शस्त्रे च कौशलम्
Motto in English
Those, who are armed with knowledge, are skillful
Established22 July 1970; 50 years ago (1970-07-22)
ChancellorGovernor of Himachal Pradesh
Vice-ChancellorSikander Kumar[1]
Location, ,
Coordinates: 31°06′41″N 77°08′20″E / 31.1115°N 77.1390°E / 31.1115; 77.1390
AffiliationsUGC, AIU, ACU, NAAC


Himachal Pradesh University was established on 22 July 1970 by an Act of the Himachal Pradesh Legislative Assembly.[2] The most prestigious Faculty of Law of the university came into existence on the same date, whereas other departments were made in subsequent years. There are a lot of famous colleges in the state which are affiliated to the university such as Govt. College Sanjauli, St. Bede's College, RKMV College, Rajiv Gandhi Degree College, etc.


  • Faculty of Law
  • Department of Journalism and Mass Communication
  • Department of History
  • Department of English
  • Department of Sociology and Social Work
  • Department of Psychology
  • Department of Public Administration
  • Department of Economics
  • Department of Hindi
  • Department of Tribal Studies
  • Department of Life Long Learning
  • Department of Sanskrit
  • Department of Maths
  • Department of Physics
  • Department of Chemistry
  • Department of Botany
  • Department of Zoology
  • Department of Computer Science

Institutes and centresEdit

General degree Colleges under Himachal Pradesh UniversityEdit

Engineering Colleges under Himachal Pradesh UniversityEdit

Notable alumniEdit

J.P. Nadda, Current National President of BJP, LLB from Faculty of Law, Himachal Pradesh University
Anupam Kher, drop-out of Government College, Sanjauli
Mohit Chauhan, Popular Indian singer, M.Sc from Govt. College Dharamshala


  1. ^ "Professor Sikander Kumar 26th VC at HPU". 3 August 2018.
  2. ^ http://www.hpuniv.ac.in/upload/uploadfiles/files/1%20Act%20and%20Statutes_18_12_2015.pdf
  3. ^ "Hamid Karzai is an alumni [sic] of Himachal University", 6 December 2001
  4. ^ "Commerce Minister introduction at the Ministry of Commerce website" Archived 24 February 2012 at the Wayback Machine

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