University of Horticulture & Forestry

University of Horticulture & Forestry Information

University of Horticulture & Forestry has its origin in erstwhile Himachal Agricultural College and Research Institute, Solan established in 1962 with its affiliation to Panjab University, Chandigarh.

University of Horticulture & Forestry was raised to the status of Post – graduate College in 1965 when it introduced M.Sc. ( Agriculture ) programs in some important subjects. With the establishment of Himachal Pradesh University ( HPU ) in 1970, its affiliation changed to HPU and thereafter it became Agriculture Complex of HPU, Shimla in July, 1971.

This Agriculture Complex further became Horticulture Complex of HPU and Himacahal Pradesh Krishi Vishvavidyalaya ( HPKV ), Palampur in 1976 and 1978, respectively. On December, 1985 this complex got the recognition of Dr.Yashwant Singh Parmar University of Horticulture and Forestry, Solan named after Dr. Yashwant Singh Parmar, the architect of Himachal Pradesh and visionary of Horticulture and Forestry University for the state of Himachal Pradesh.

Today, University of Horticulture & Forestry has grown into its own kind not only in the country but in whole of Asia with new dimensions of education, research and extension in Horticulture and Forestry.

It is playing an important role in increasing horticulture production in the state of Himachal Pradesh in particular and in the country in general.

Mandate

  • Providing education in Horticulture, Forestry and allied branches of learning and scholarship.
  • Advancement of basic and applied research pertaining to Horticulture, Forestry and other allied sciences.
  • Extension and dissemination of Scientific information among rural masses of the state.
  • Developing linkages with the State / Central / International Institutions, NGOs, Orchardists, Farmers and Industrialists for ensuring economic and ecological security in the State.
  • Pursuit of other objectives that the University may determine from time to time.

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University of Horticulture & Forestry Courses :

College of Horticulture

Under Graduate Courses Horticulture :

  • B.Sc. Four Year Program in Horticulture
  • B.Sc. Five Year Program in Horticulture

Post Graduate Course in :

  • M.B.A in Agriculture – Business

Post Graduate ( M.Sc. ) Course in Horticulture :

  • Fruit Science
  • Vegetable Science
  • Floriculture and Landscaping
  • Entomology and Agriculture
  • Plant Pathology
  • Post – harvest Technology
  • Biotechnology

Ph.D. Program in Horticulture :

  • Fruit Science
  • Vegetable Science
  • Floriculture and Landscaping
  • Entomology and Apiculture
  • Plant Pathology
  • Post – harvest Technology
  • Biotechnology

College of Forestry

Under Graduate Courses :

  • B.Sc. four Year Program in Forestry

Post Graduate ( M. Sc. ) Course in Forestry

  • Silviculture
  • Agroforestry
  • Soil Science and Water Management
  • Forest Products
  • Tree Improvements
  • Environmental Science

Post Graduate ( M.Sc. ) Course in Allied Sciences :

  • Agriculture Statistics
  • Agriculture Economics
  • Microbiology

Ph.D. Program in Forestry :

  • Silviculture
  • Agroforestry
  • Soil Science and Water Management
  • Forest Products
  • Tree Improvements

Ph.D. Program in Allied Sciences :

  • Agriculture Economics

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University of Horticulture & Forestry Address :

Dr. Yashwant Singh Parmar University of Horticulture and Forestry,
Nauni – District,
Solan, Himachal Pradesh,
India,
Telephone No. : ( 01792 ) 252363 ( O ),
Mobile No. 94182 – 03800 252609 ( O ), 252343 ( R ),
Fax : ( 01792 ) 252242,
Website : http://www.yspuniversity.ac.in,
Email : vc@yspuniversity.ac.in ,vcuhf@yahoo.com.

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