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Himachal Pradesh University

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Himachal Pradesh University
Seal of the Himachal Pradesh University
Motto in English
Those, who are armed with knowledge, are skillful
Established22 July 1970 (22 July 1970)
ChancellorBandaru Dattatreya
PresidentAjay Singh Deopa
Vice-ChancellorProf.Sikander Kumar[1]
Location, ,
Coordinates: 31°06′41″N 77°08′20″E / 31.1115°N 77.1390°E / 31.1115; 77.1390
AffiliationsUGC, NAAC, AIU

Himachal Pradesh University (HPU) is a public non-profit university at Summer Hill about 5 km from the hill-station Shimla, in 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.


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Himachal Pradesh University was established on 22 July 1970 by an Act of the Himachal Pradesh Legislative Assembly.[citation needed]

Institutes and centres

  • Himachal Pradesh University Business School
  • University Institute of Information Technology, Shimla
  • University Institute of Legal Studies, Shimla
  • Agro-Economic Research Centre, Shimla
  • Centre of Environmental Studies
  • International Centre for Distance Education and Open Learning (ICDEOL)
  • Himachal Pradesh University-Centre for Evening Studies
  • The Institute of Integrated Himalayan Studies
  • Population Research Centre (PRC), Shimla
  • Pre Examination Coaching Centre
  • The Institute of Vocational Studies
  • The Institute of Urban Studies & Planning
  • Institute of Education Research & Development
  • Institute of Tribal Studies & Research
  • Centre for Australian and New Zealand Studies
  • Centre for Women's Studies and Development
  • University College for Business Studies

General degree Colleges under Himachal Pradesh University

Engineering Colleges under Himachal Pradesh University

Notable alumni


  1. ^ "RS Chauhan made HPU officiating VC". The Tribune. Tribune News Service. 25 May 2017. Retrieved 6 June 2017.
  2. ^ "Hamid Karzai is an alumni [sic] of Himachal University", 6 December 2001
  3. ^ "Commerce Minister introduction at the Ministry of Commerce website" Archived 24 February 2012 at the Wayback Machine
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