HPU: Courses, Fees, Contact Details, Facilities

Lisha Gupta Lisha Gupta | Nov 17, 2023
Lisha Gupta
Lisha Gupta

Updated on - Nov 17, 2023

Himachal Pradesh University, [HPU] Shimla was established in the year 1970 as a state government university. The campus of HPU Shimla is located in Summer Hill area of Shimla, Himachal Pradesh and has an area of 200 acres. HPU Shimla is accredited by the National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC) with ‘A’ grade, and is recognized by the University Grants Commission (UGC).

HPU Shimla is a member of Association of Indian Universities (AIU) and Association of Commonwealth Universities (ACU). HPU Shimla offers certificate, diploma, undergraduate, postgraduate and doctorate level programmes in the fields of engineering, science, management, education, law, commerce and medical. HPU admisson 2022-23 is open for the PhD program. The HPCET 2023 will be conducted on May 14, 2023, and the registration process will commence in March 2023.

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HPU Shimla Highlights

Some of the key highlights of HPU Shimla are given below, including the courses and their programme levels offered, accreditations, recognitions, infrastructure etc.

Himachal Pradesh University, [HPU] Shimla Highlights
Year of Establishment
Type of University
Courses Offered
B.Tech, B.Ed, MBA, M.Phil, MCA
Infrastructure Facilities
Gym, Medical center, Cafeteria, Sports facilities, Hostel
Campus Area
200 acres
Program levels Offered
Certificate, Diploma, Undergraduate, Postgraduate, Doctorate

Why Choose HPU Shimla?

HPU Shimla is worth choosing over its alternatives for the following reasons.

  • HPU Shimla is one of the few institutes in North India that offer good quality distance learning programmes.
  • HPU Shimla has collaborated with many academic and industrial institutions to perpetually improve on the quality of imparted education.
  • Infrastructure facilities on offer at HPU Shimla are of top notch quality, providing an ideal learning and living environment for its students.

HPU Shimla Courses

HPU Shimla offers certificate, diploma, undergraduate, postgraduate and doctorate level programmes in the fields of engineering, science, management, education, law, commerce and medical. Major courses and their specializations offered at HPU Shimla are given below.

HPU Shimla Engineering Courses

Information Technology, Computer Science, Civil, Electrical, Electronics and Communication

HPU Shimla Management Courses

Finance, Marketing, Human Resource, Rural Development

HPU Shimla Science Courses

Botany, Zoology, Chemistry, Physics, Bio-Technology, Mathematics, Geography
Computer Applications
Computer Applications
Botany, Zoology, Geography, Computer Science, Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics
PG Diploma
Polymer Science, Applied Analytical Chemistry
Chemistry, Mathematics, Environmental Sciences

HPU Shimla Arts Courses

Hindi, Sanskrit, Performing Arts, Economics, English, Public Administration, Political Science, Psychology, Sociology, History, Mathematics, Yoga, Rural Development
Performing Arts, Visual Arts, Economics, History, Journalism and Mass Communication, Political Science, Psychology, Public Administration, Sociology, Yoga
Painting, Economics, Business Economics, History, Journalism and Mass Communication, Political Science, Psychology, Public Administration, Sociology, Social Work, Yoga
PG Diploma
Population studies, Disaster Management
Organizational Psychology, Environmental Psychology, Clinical Psychology, Yoga, Bhoti, German, Russian, French
Advanced Diploma
Bhoti, German, Russian, French
Bhoti, German, Russian, French
Pahari Miniature Painting

HPU Shimla Education Courses

Education, Physical Education

HPU Shimla Commerce Courses


HPU Shimla Law Courses


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HPU Shimla Eligibility Criteria

Students must satisfy the below mentioned eligibility criteria before applying for admission into courses offered by HPU Shimla.

HPU Shimla B.Tech Eligibility

  • Candidates must have 50% marks in 12th standard completed with Physics, Mathematics and any one of other elective subjects.
  • Candidates must appear for Common Entrance Test (CET) of HPU Shimla.
  • Candidates must not be more than 22 years old.

HPU Shimla MBA Eligibility

  • Candidates must have a bachelor’s degree with 50% marks.
  • Candidates must have appeared for HPU-MAT.

HPU Shimla M.Phil Eligibility

  • Candidates must have appeared for the entrance test.
  • Candidates must have a master’s degree in a relevant field with 55% marks.

HPU Shimla LLM Eligibility

  • Candidates must have appeared for the entrance test.
  • Candidates must have 55% marks in LLB.

HPU Shimla MCA Eligibility

  • Candidates must have 50% marks in bachelor’s degree in a relevant field.
  • Candidates must have appeared for the entrance exam.

HPU Shimla Departments

All the academic activities at HPU Shimla are segregated into the following departments.

Vocational Studies
Bio Sciences
Bio Technology
Physical Education
Computer Science
Journalism and Mass Communications
Life Long Learning
Political Science
Public Administration
Sociology and Social Work
Yoga Studies
Defence and Strategic Studies
Performing Arts
Visual Arts
Buddhist Studies
Modern European and Foreign Languages
Engineering and Technology
Interdisciplinary Studies
Dental Sciences
Medical Science

HPU Shimla Admission 2024

On the official admission website of HPU Shimla, candidates interested in getting admitted into courses offered by HPU Shimla must get themselves registered and then fill up the admission form pertaining to their programme. Application fees need to be paid and supporting documents like marksheets and certificates need to be submitted along with the application form. The candidates will either be directly admitted to the course based on their qualifying exam and/ or entrance exam scores, or will be shortlisted and invited for further admission process like interview, written test and group discussion.

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HPU Shimla Cut Off

All the diploma, undergraduate, postgraduate and doctorate level programmes offered at HPU Shimla have different cut offs every year, and they depend on aspects like the total number of applicants of the programme in a given year, difficulty of the university’s entrance exam, category of the applicant, 12th standard marks of the students, cut offs of previous years, number of seats in the programmes, academic record of the students, number of students clearing the entrance exam, etc.

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HPU Shimla Campus

The campus of HPU Shimla is located in Summer Hill area of Shimla, Himachal Pradesh. The campus has an area of 200 acres and sports all the infrastructure facilities required to make it an ideal knowledge exchange and living environment for the students and faculties. The whole campus of HPU Shimla is connected to the internet via wi-fi. Also, all the extracurricular activities conducted by the students of HPU Shimla are hostel on the campus itself.

HPU Shimla Hostel Details

HPU Shimla offers separate hostel facilities for boys and girls. There are four boys hostels with accommodation capacity of about 589 and ten girls hostels with accommodation capacity of about 1058 girls. Chief wardens and individual hostel wardens are assigned to make arrangements for all the needs that the students might face during their stay. Mess facilities, supervision and security, common TV room, reading room, indoor games for recreation etc. are the basic amenities on offer at HPU Shimla hostels.

HPU Shimla Infrastructure

HPU Shimla has been offering top quality infrastructure to its students and staff to make sure that they always have the best learning experience at the campus. The library of HPU Shimla holds a large number of books, around 85000 journals, M.Phil dissertations and Ph.D theses in various subjects of study etc. The sports facilities at HPU Shimla include volleyball, basketball, boxing, Kabaddi etc. Some other facilities at HPU Shimla include the following.

  • Classrooms
  • Auditorium
  • Laboratories
  • Gym
  • Medical center
  • Cafeteria

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HPU Shimla Placements

The Placement Cell at HPU Shimla has the primary responsibility of being the joining link between the students of the university and the national and international private organizations that are current and potential recruiters for the students. The placement cell, every year, invites the companies for internship recruitments as well as for final recruitments of students of HPU Shimla. The placement cell also prepares the students of HPU Shimla to make sure that they have an edge over others when it comes to cracking the recruitment process.

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HPU Shimla Scholarships

HPU Shimla offers many scholarships to the students who excelled in their academics and the students with financial needs. The students aid fund offers scholarships to students belonging to low income families. There are also provisions for scholarships offered to students with extraordinary contributions in cultural activities. Moreover, scholarship schemes are present at HPU Shimla for students with excellent sports achievements demonstrated.

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HPU Shimla Collaborations

HPU Shimla has collaborated with many national and international bodies with the aim of providing top notch education to the students, while continuously improving on it, thereby giving the students a sustainable edge once they become professionals. Some of these linkages formed are with academic institutes and some are with private organizations. Names of some of the major collaborators with HPU Shimla are given below.

EARTHWATCH Institute, Oxford
Altai State technical University, Russian Federation
Altai State agrarian University, Russian Federation
International Council of the Roerich Organizations
State Pollution Control Board
Himachal Pradesh Power Corporation Limited (HPPCL)
Participatory Research in Asia (PRIA)
Dr. Y. S. Parmar University of Horticulture and Forestry, Nauni, Solan
CSKHPKV, Palampur
State Council of Science, Technology and Environment, Himachal Pradesh government
Forest Survey of India
Council for Advancement of People's Action and Rural Technology (CAPART)

HPU Shimla Distance Education

Directorate of Correspondence Course was established in the year 1971 at HPU Shimla, which was later renamed as International Centre for Distance Education and Open Learning (ICDEOL). This body under the university offers various professional courses to students worldwide without them requiring to visit the campus. HPU Shimla was a pioneer in the field of distance education in the 1970s. The ICDEOL offers undergraduate and postgraduate level programmes in the fields of arts, education, commerce, science and management.

HPU Shimla Alumni

Himachal Pradesh University Alumni Association (HPUAA) was established in the year 2012 with the goal of benefiting the alumni, their alma mater and the society as a whole. The alumni of HPU Shimla can get themselves registered on the alumni page of the official website of HPU Shimla. The alumni association aims at joint collaboration of alumni and the university to collect funds for and establish professional institutions to spread education and literacy, publish learning resources, award the deserving students etc. Names of some of the notable alumni of HPU Shimla are given below.

  • Anupam Kher, Indian actor
  • J P Nadda, National President of Bharatiya Janata Party
  • Hamid Karzai, former President of Afghanistan
  • Mohit Chauhan, Indian singer
  • Shazia Ilmi, Spokesperson of BJP
  • Indu Goswami, Member of Parliament, Rajya Sabha

HPU Highlights

Institution Type Public
Total Area (In Acre) 36
Construction Area (Sq. M) 24980
Year of Establishment 1970
Website www.hpuniv.nic.in

HPU Courses & Fees 2024

Course Average Fees Duration
BTech -- 4 Years
MTech ₹1,10,000 2 Years
MBA ₹1,14,000 2 Years
LLB ₹1,50,000 3 Years
BHM ₹1,80,000 3 Years
BAMS -- 5 Years 6 Months
MCA ₹1,50,000 3 Years
MJMC ₹440 2 Years
LLM ₹6,896 2 Years
M.P.Ed ₹70,000 2 Years

HPU Courses and Fee Structure

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Courses offered by HPU

M.Tech [Master of Technology]

Offline On Campus

₹ 1,10,000 (2 Years)

B.Tech [Bachelor of Technology]

Offline On Campus

Exams Accepted: JEE Main

Exams Accepted: JEE Main

₹ 1,14,000 (2 Years)

LLB [Bachelor of Law]

Offline On Campus

₹ 1,50,000 (3 Years)

₹ 1,80,000 (3 Years)

Advance Diploma

Offline On Campus

M.Com [Master of Commerce]

Offline On Campus

₹ 440 (2 Years)

MD [Doctor of Medicine]

Offline On Campus

₹ 80,000 (3 Years)

BA [Bachelor of Arts]

Offline On Campus

₹ 1,00,000 (2 Years)

₹ 70,000 (2 Years)

LLM [Master of Laws]

Offline On Campus

₹ 6,896 (2 Years)

₹ 440 (2 Years)

₹ 1,50,000 (3 Years)

Exams Accepted by HPU

JEE Main

Result Date: Apr 25, 2024

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