Himachal Pradesh University

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Himachal Pradesh University (HPU)
Seal of the Himachal Pradesh University
Motto शस्त्रे शास्त्रे च कौशलम (Sanskrit)
Motto in English Those who are armed with knowledge are skillful
Established 1975
Type Public
Chancellor Urmila Singh
Vice-Chancellor Prof. A. D. N. Bajpai
Location Summer Hill, Shimla, Himachal Pradesh, India
Coordinates: 31°06′41″N 77°08′20″E / 31.1115°N 77.1390°E / 31.1115; 77.1390
Campus Urban
Nickname HPU
Affiliations UGC, NAAC, AIU
Website www.hpuniv.in

Himachal Pradesh University (or simply HPU) (Hindi: हिमाचल प्रदेश विश्वविद्यालय) is a public non-profit university located in Shimla nearly 5 km away from the town of Summer Hill, 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.

History[edit]

The school was established on 22 July 1970 by an Act of the Himachal Pradesh Legislative Assembly.

Institutes & Centres[edit]

  • University Institute of Information Technology, Shimla
  • Agro-Economic Research Centre, Shimla
  • Centre of Environmental Studies
  • International Centre for Distance Education and Open Learning (ICDEOL)
  • Himachal Pradesh University Business School
  • University Centre for Business Studies
  • 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

Faculties[edit]

Faculty of Engineering

  1. Bachelor of Technology in Information Technology (B.Tech.(IT))
  2. Bachelor of Technology in Engineering Management

Faculty of Commerce and Management

  • Department of Commerce
  1. Master of Philosophy in Commerce
  2. Master of Commerce
  3. Diploma in Accounting and Taxation
  • University Business School
  1. Master of Business Administration
  2. Master of Personnel Management
  3. Master of International Business Management
  4. Master of Finance & Control
  5. Bachelor of Business Administration
  • Institute of Vocational Studies
  1. Master of Tourism Administration

Faculty of Education

  • Department of Education
  1. Master of Philosoply in Education
  2. Master in Education
  3. Bachelor in Education
  4. P.G. Diploma in Adult Education
  5. P.G. Diploma in Guidance & Counselling
  • Department of Physical Education
  1. Master in Physical Education

Faculty of Languages

  • Department of English
  1. Master Of Philosophy in English
  2. Master of Arts in English
  • Department of Hindi
  1. Master of Philosophy in Hindi
  2. Master of Arts in Hindi
  3. Master of Translation (Hindi & English)
  • Department of Sanskrit
  1. Master of Philosophy in Sanskrit
  2. Master of Arts of Sanskrit
  • Department of Modern European & Foreign Language
  1. Certificate Course in German (German Language Learning)
  2. Diploma Course in German (Language & Geographical literature and Translation)
  3. Advanced Diploma in German (Languages/Grammar/Geographical Study)
  4. Certificate Course in Russian (Russian Language Learning)
  5. Diploma Course in Russian (Language & Translation)
  6. Advanced Diploma Course in Russian (Language/Translation/Literature)
  7. Certificate Course in French (French Language)
  8. Diploma Course in French (Language,Grammar, Translation)
  9. Advanced Diploma Course in French (to be started from the academic session 2001-2002)

Faculty of Laws

  • Department of Laws
  1. Ph.D. in Law
  2. Master of Laws
  3. Bachelor of Laws (LL.B.)

Faculty of Life Sciences

  • Department of Bio-Sciences
  1. Master Of Philosophy in Botany
  2. Master Of Science in Botany
  3. Master of Philosophy in Zoology
  4. Master of Zoology
  1. Doctor of Philosophy in Biotechnology (Ph.D Biotechnology)
  2. Master of Philosophy in Biotechnology (M.Phil. Biotechnology)
  3. Master of Sciences in Biotechnology (M.Sc. Biotechnology)

Faculty of Performing and Visual Arts

  1. Master of Philosophy in Music
  2. Master of Arts in Music
  3. Master of Philosophy in Performing Art
  4. Master of Arts in Performing Art
  5. Master of Arts in Performing Art
  6. Master of Arts in Visual Art

Faculty of Physical Sciences

  • Department of Chemistry
  1. Master of Philosophy in Chemistry
  2. Master of Science in Chemistry
  • Department of Physics
  1. Master of Philosophy in Physics
  2. Master of Sciences in Physics
  3. Master of Sciences in Physics (Electronic Science)
  • Department of Mathematics & Statistics
  1. Master of Philosophy in Mathematics & Statistics
  2. Master of Arts/Sciences in Mathematics & Statistics

Faculty of Social Sciences

  • Department of Economics
  1. Master of Philosophy in Economics
  2. Master of Arts in Economics
  3. Master of Business Economics
  4. P. G. Diploma in Population Studies
  • Department of Geography
  1. Master of Philosophy in Geography
  2. Master of Arts in Geography
  • Department of History
  1. Master of Philosophy in History
  2. Master of Arts in History
  • Department of Political Sciences
  1. Master of Philosophy in Political Sciences
  2. Master of Arts in Political Sciences
  • Department of Public Administration
  1. Master of Philosophy in Public Administration
  2. Master of Arts in Public Administration
  3. P.G. Diploma in Human Resource Development
  • Department of Psychology
  1. Master of Philosophy in Psychology
  2. Master of Arts in Psychology
  • Department of Sociology
  1. Master of Philosophy in Sociology
  2. Masters in Social Work
  • Department of Journalism & Mass Communication
  1. Ph.D. in Journalism and Mass Communication
  2. Master’s in Journalism and Mass Communication
  3. Bachelor in Journalism & Mass Communication
  • Department of Urban Studies & Planning
  • Department of Yoga Studies
  • Department of Bhoti

Faculty of Computer Sciences

  • Department of Computer Science
  1. Ph.D in Computer Science
  2. Master of Technology (M. Tech.) in Computer Science
  3. Master of Computer Applications
  4. P.G. Diploma in Computer Applications
  5. Bachelor of Computer Applications
  • Department of Computation and Neural Systems
  • Department of Control and Dynamical Systems

Colleges under Himachal Pradesh University[edit]

Notable alumni[edit]

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