Himachal Pradesh University (HPU)
|Prof. Sunil Gupta|
I studied two years in Himachal Pradesh University, Shimla for my post graduation in commerce. It is very great university. Like commerce education, there are other lots of educations which is provided in this university. Himachal Pradesh University has 27 Teaching Departments offering various courses. It is Located in the Summer Hills, Shimla, the campus occupies an area of 200 acres (0.81 km2). The Himachal Pradesh University, a premier institution of teaching and research in the country, was established on 22 July 1970 by an Act of the Himachal Pradesh Legislative Assembly. It is wholly financed by the Government of Himachal Pradesh and the University Grants Commission, New Delhi. It enjoys the status of an ‘A’ class University according to the UGC grading system. The University is situated nearly 5 km away from the town, at Summer Hill, a quiet suburb of Shimla in the vicinity of the Indian Institute of Advanced Study.
I am remembering my study days when I went to this university first time. It is situated in very cool area. Even in june month, you can feel fresh air in this university. There is big library in it for providing good study environment.The University Library is housed in its won multistoreyed building specially designed to house various functions of a modern University Library. The Library building has adequate space to accommodate more than 2 lacs of volumes in stace-hall, about 450 readers in reading halls and about 100 Research Scholars in Cubicles on Different floors. The basement on its completion will also provide space for a Museum, and Exhibition Room, bindery, Repographic Unit and Private Reading Room. Its beautiful surroundings present a panoramic view of snow peaked mountains and are ideally suited to pursue higher learning amidst rhododendron, silver oak, pine and deodar forests. Summer Hill Railway Station is five minutes walk from the Teaching Departments and the main office of the University.
The institute admits 90 students for MBA course. Out of these 90 seats 60 seats are under subsidized category and 30 seats are under Self-financing/NRI/NRI Sponsored. Prof. Suresh Kumar is the Director Institute of Management Studies of HPU.