Dr. Yashwant Singh Parmar University of Horticulture and Forestry
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|Motto||Education Research and Extension|
|Vice-Chancellor||Dr. Vijay Singh Thakur|
|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 or by the initials YSP UHF.
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 two colleges: the College of Horticulture and the College of Forestry, which are subdivided into 14 departments and are looked after by a faculty of over 200 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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