Of Himachal Pradesh

Director Medical Education Research Himachal Pradesh

Facts and Figures
Type Number
Primary Schools 10484
Middle Schools 1056
Secondary / Higher Secondary Schools 1339
General Colleges 64
Medical Colleges
Homoeopathic Medical Colleges
Engineering 12
Universities 16 Private Universities have come up. Leading among them is APG (Alakh Prakash Goyal) Shimla University and Jaypee University alongwith others like Chitkara, Baddi, Shoolini and others. Besides these Private Universities major Government Universities are Himachal Pradesh University, Central University of Himachal Pradesh, National Institute of Technology, Hamirpur.
S.S.I. Units 30176

Himachal Pradesh was under the direct control of the British colonial rule in the mid 19th century. Also, the state was the summer capital of India during the British colonial rule. Hence, the standard of education provided in the state has reached to a considerably high level. The state has several highly reputed educational institutions for higher studies.
The Indian Institute of Technology Mandi, Himachal Pradesh University (HPU) and the National Institute of Technology (NIT), NIT Hamirpur are some of the pioneer institutions located in the state. The University Grants Commission (UGC) has allocated Rs 4.5 crore to Himachal Pradesh University in the 10th plan which is an increase of nearly 70% over the ninth one.Dr. Yashwant Singh Parmar University of Horticulture and Forestry has gained a unique distinction not only in the nation but also in whole of Asia for imparting teaching, research and extension education in horticulture, forestry and allied disciplines.

Solan Homoeopathic Medical College & Hospital is the first & only Homoeopathic Medical College in the state of Himachal Pradesh, founded in 2002 by Health Trust of India, a charitable trust registered in the state of Himachal Pradesh. The college is affiliated to H. P. University, Shimla, approved by the Himachal Pradesh Government & Recognized by the Central Council of Homoeopathy, Department of AYUSH (Govt. Of India) New Delhi for 5 ½ Years degree course – B.H.M.S (Bachelor of Homoeopathic Medicine & Surgery). It is located midway between Chandigarh & Shimla at KUMARHATTI on National Highway 22. Students from as far as Manipur and Mizoram are studying here in its serene, cool and spacious campus located among pine trees.

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