A State University Accredited with 'A' Grade by NAAC
The Himachal Pradesh University was founded on July 22, 1970. It is located at Summer Hill, which is at a distance of 5 kms from the main town, Shimla. The University is nestled amidst tall and lush green trees of deodars, oaks, pines and rhododendrons. The location of the University presents a panoramic natural view among the woods, located around Summer Hill. The campus is so designed that where one half-bathes in the fresh sun towards the east and another half is in the backdrop of grandeur of unique sunset on the West. Overlooking snow peaked majestic mountain ranges add to the lofty ideals and vision of the university. Its salubrious climate and calmness presents a congenial atmosphere to pursue higher studies. The University campus occupies an area of 200 acres and has been developed to possess a distinctive architectural style. Himachal Pradesh University is the only multi-faculty and affiliating University in the state. It firmly believes in what India's first Prime Minister Jawahar Lal Nehru said in his oft-cited convocation address at the University of Allahabad, “A University stands for humanism, for tolerance, for region, for progress, for the adventure of ideas and for the search for truth.”
It aims at cultivating the spirit of free enquiry, fostering independent and critical thinking. It is the repository of knowledge, an instrument of dissemination of knowledge. The University aims at providing opportunity, both through the formal and distance mode, for total quality education to everyone irrespective of gender, race, creed, caste, or class. It is engaged in equipping students with relevant and appropriate skills, attitudes and experiences for meeting the challenges of life.
Hence broadly speaking, the mission of the University is to usher Himachal Pradesh and India into the new millennium as a leading contributor in the field of education and research both in the social sciences, languages, behavioral sciences and in science & technology.
At the moment, HP University has more than 200 colleges under its wings imparting education in varied streams. Himachal Dental College, Sundernagar is affiliated to HP University, Shimla. IJDS, an official journal of HP University, is listed on it's website www.hpuniv.nic.in.
Indian Journal of Dental Sciences, an official publication of Himachal Pradesh University, Shimla, is a peer-reviewed online journal with Quarterly
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