Dr. Yashwant Singh Parmar University of Horticulture and Forestry
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|Motto||Education Research and Extension|
|Vice-Chancellor||Dr. H.C. Sharma|
|Location||Solan, Himachal Pradesh, India|
Dr. Yashwant Singh Parmar University of Horticulture and Forestry in district Solan, Himachal Pradesh, India is the first university of its kind in Asia with an exclusive mandate of education, research and extension in horticulture and forestry. People usually use the short form of the university name: Dr. Y S Parmar University of Horticulture and Forestry by the initials YSP UHF, or "Nauni University". As per the ranking released by Ministry of Human Resource Development, National Institute Ranking Framework(NIRF) 2017 UHF Nauni was ranked 51.
It covers 5.5 km² and is situated in Nauni on the Solan-Rajgarh Road. The campus lies 15 km from the town of Solan.
The university was established on 1 December 1985 and is named after the first Chief Minister of Himachal Pradesh. This university was inaugurated by the late Rajiv Gandhi, Prime Minister of India, on 30 April 1988.
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(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.
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