Private Universities in Himachal Pradesh

S.No. University Name Date of Establishment
1 A P Goyal Shimla University 07.06.2012
2 Abhilashi University 23.01.2015
3 Arni University 03.11.2009
4 Baddi University of Emerging Sciences & Technology 15.10.2009
5 Bahra University 21.01.2011
6 Career Point University 03.05.2012
7 Chitkara University 21.01.2009
8 Eternal University 22.10.2009
9 I.E.C. (India Education Centre) University 11.05.2012
10 ICFAI University 20.10.2011
11 Indus International University 01.02.2010
12 Jaypee University of Information Technology 22.05.2002
13 Maharaja Agrasen University 05.01.2013
14 Maharishi Markandeshwar University 19.09.2010
15 Manav Bharti University 22.09.2009
16 Shoolini University of Biotechnology and Management Sciences 15.10.2009
17 Sri Sai University 27.01.2011



  • A P Goyal Shimla University

Alakh Prakash Goyal Shimla University has been awarded as Asia’s Greatest Brand and the Most Promising University in the year 2019 and 2017 respectively. It offers various undergraduate and postgraduate courses in the fields of Engineering, Architecture, Arts, Journalism, and Mass Communication such as B.Tech, B.Arch, M.Tech, MJMC, Ph.D., etc. The admission of such programs is based on merit in past academics and several entrance exams. The University also conducts its own entrance test.

  • Abhilashi University

Abhilashi University is a Government Recognised University founded in 2015 by the Government of Himachal Pradesh. The University offers UG, PG, Doctorate, and Diploma courses in various fields.

The University accepts Entrance exams for various courses such as CAT/XAT/MAT/HPCET for MBA, NEET UG for BAMS, GATE for M.Tech., UGC NET/AUCET/ SLET for Ph.D.

The University is recognized by UGC and approved by the Central Council of Indian Medicine (CCIM), Bar Council of India (BCI), Pharmacy Council of India (PCI), HP State Para Veterinary Council, and AICTE. According to UNI Rankings, Abhilashi University is at 841 country ranks.

Abhilashi University also has a great placement cell and works on giving the best opportunities to students in corporate houses across India. The university has assured a 100% placement record in domains such as B.Pharmacy, and MBA, during the session 2017-18. Some of its top recruiters are- RP Foundations, HDFC Bank Ltd., Reliance Life Insurance, etc.

  • Arni University

Arni University, Kangra in Himachal Pradesh is a well-organized university offering the utmost number of scholarships to its students in the form of fee waivers. The university offers Undergraduate and Postgraduate programs in the streams of Technology, Management, Commerce, Medical, Arts, and Science. Admission to these courses is both merit and entrance-based.

Students from Arni University are placed in well-reputed and prestigious companies like Allianz, Hero Cycles, Honda, ICICI Bank, ITC Ltd., Cease Fire, etc.

  • Baddi University of Emerging Sciences & Technology

Baddi University of Emerging Sciences and Technologies (BUEST), commonly known as Baddi University was established in 2002 and recognized as a university in 2009. Spread over 40 acres of land, the institute has built up an impressive structure for academics with project-based learning and excellent placements. Admission to professional courses in the university is entirely based on Merit. The merit list is prepared by analyzing the marks scored by candidates in the entrance examination conducted by the University. The University conducts entrance examinations in both offline and online mode. It offers various courses in fields such as engineering, management, nursing, etc.

The university has created 7 schools for different courses. These are Schools of Engineering & Emerging Technologies, School of Management Studies, School of Sciences, School of Pharmacy & Emerging Sciences, School of Agricultural Sciences, BUEST Nursing College, and School of Physiotherapy.

  • Bahra University

Bahra University (BU), Shimla is a multi-disciplinary university, was established in 2011 by State Legislature of Himachal Pradesh Act No. 2 of 2011. The university is approved by University Grants Commission (UGC) under section 22 of the UGC Act 1956 and the Bar Council of India (BCI). Bahra University offers undergraduate, postgraduate, and research courses in the field of Engineering, Management, Hospitality & Tourism, Law, Pharmacy, Basic-Sciences, and Physiotherapy.

  • Career Point University

Established by the ­­­Government of Himachal Pradesh in 2012, the Career Point University, Hamirpur provides courses in the field of Engineering and Technology, Computer Application and IT, Basic and Applied Sciences, Business & Management, Vocational, and Legal Studies. CPU is UGC approved and has 16 departments and 10 research areas.

Admissions to courses are both merit and entrance based. Selections are also based on the National/State level Entrance Test under the criteria fixed by HP Govt.

The college has been awarded various awards including the Bharat Gaurav Award 2017 and Himachal Rattan Award. The University has about 1500 students and over 100 teachings or supporting staff at the college campus.

  • Chitkara University

Chitkara University(CU) is one of the famous non-profitable University in North India. The University was established in 2008 under the UGC act of 1956. CU runs under Chitkara Educational Trust. The University campus is spread over 17 acres located at Atal Shiksha Kunj in Barotiwala, Himachal Pradesh. University has tie-ups with a number of international universities, offering exchange programs to the students across different departments.

  • Eternal University

Eternal University, Baru Sahib was established under the Himachal Pradesh Private Universities Act with effect from April 29, 2008. It is a Self-Financed Private University recognized by the UGC under the UGC act of 1956. It is located at a sprawling 8, 00,000 sq. ft campus at Baru Sahib. It is NAAC accredited & ISO 9001: 2015 Certified University established under the Himachal Pradesh Private University (Establishment & Regulation) Act 2006 & Himachal Pradesh Government Act.no. 3 of 2009

It offers undergraduate, postgraduate & Doctorate courses for girls only in agriculture, basic science, health and allied sciences, engineering and technology, education, economics, commerce and management, arts and social sciences.

Admission to other UG/PG/Ph.D. courses will be done on the basis of merit and entrance exams.

  • I.E.C. (India Education Centre) University

IEC University is a private university located at the HIMUDA education hub, near the village Kallujhanda, Solan district, Himachal Pradesh. IECU aim is to deliver multi-disciplinary world-class education through effective and efficient processes to make it accessible to all sections of society. IEC University faculty is also well trained and experts in their respective fields.

  • ICFAI University

The Institute of Chartered Financial Analysts of India University, Himachal Pradesh, (Baddi) popularly known as The ICFAI University, Himachal Pradesh, (Baddi) has been established under the provision of the Institute of Chartered Financial Analysts of India University (Establishment and Regulation) Act 2011 (Act No. 43 of 2011) passed by the Legislative Assembly of Himachal Pradesh on June 17, 2011. The University is sponsored by The ICFAI Society - a not-for-profit educational society established in 1984.

ICFAI University Baddi, Himachal Pradesh is one of its 11 sponsored Universities, is a private university established under the provisions of the ICFAI University (Establishment & Regulation) Act-2011 (Act no. 43 of 2011) as assented by the Governor on 17th Oct. 2011, situated at Baddi, Solan, Himachal Pradesh. ICFAI Baddi Admissions 2020, offers many courses such as B.Tech, M.Tech, BBA, MBA, B.Com, M.Sc., B.Sc., M.Sc., etc., imparting quality knowledge in economic fee structures.

Campus Infrastructure: The university campus is in the Educational Hub at Baddi. It has 2 lakhs sq. ft. a built-up area with academic blocks and classrooms with the latest audio-visual equipment. Other facilities include a well-equipped library, labs, and computer center. The entire campus is wi-fi enabled. ICFAI University Baddi Contact Numbers are given for admission & inquiry purposes.

  • Indus International University

Indus International University (IIU) was established under regulation Act, 2009, of Himachal Pradesh Government with the right to confer degree as per Sections 2f and 22 of the UGC Act 1956. The university campus is situated in Bathau, in the Una district. The campus is spread over 160000 sq. feet over 7 blocks.

It has been set up as a not-for-profit institution with the primary objective of providing educational opportunities in rural India. This step was taken to provide higher education to the rural students in order to save their time in traveling to other cities where all the major public universities are located. The University aims to provide high quality and world-class educational facilities to the students.

  • Jaypee University of Information Technology

Jaypee University of Information Technology (JUIT) is a state (private) university in Waknaghat, Solan Himachal Pradesh India. The Institute has been on a roll since its inception. The students are getting all the facilities to get groomed in the most educative manner possible.

The University provides undergraduate, postgraduate, and doctoral level studies and research in engineering and applied sciences disciplines. It is providing the best of education in the field of Information Technology. It is offering a Ph.D. in Bioinformatics, Civil Engineering, Social Sciences & Humanities, Mathematics, and Physics & Materials Science.

  • Maharaja Agrasen University

Maharaja Agrasen University (MAU), Solan, is a Private University located in Solan, Himachal Pradesh, and was established in the year 2013. The University is approved by the All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) and is recognized by The University Grants Commission of India (UGC). The university is envisioned to become an educational institution of the first choice of the students, teaching, and research community and be recognized for providing excellent opportunities for global success.

MAU offers various Diploma, Undergraduate, Postgraduate, and Doctorate level courses in a wide variety of fields like Architecture & Design, Basic & Applied Sciences, Law, Management, Pharmacy, and Technology.

  • Maharishi Markandeshwar University

The lush green Maharishi Markandeshwar University spread over an area of 47 acres with exotic surroundings of green hills is ideally located on Chandigarh-Shimla National Highway at Sultanpur Road, Solan (H.P.) in the lap of the 'devbhoomi' of great Himalayan. Established as a Multi faculty University in the name of the Maharishi Markandeshwar Ji, a great disciple of Lord Shiva, the foundation stone of the University was laid by the Hon'ble Chief Minister of Himachal Pradesh Shri Prem Kumar Dhumal Ji on 22 February 2009. With his blessings, the University has been operational with effect from the academic session 2010-11 with the admissions to the School of Engineering & Technology, School of Computer Technology, and School of Business Management. More Institutes of Medical Sciences, Dental Sciences, Nursing, Hotel Management, Pharmacy, Fashion Design, etc. will come up in the coming sessions.

  • Manav Bharti University

Manav Bharti University (MBU), is a state private university located in the Solan district of Himachal Pradesh. It offers undergraduate and postgraduate courses in engineering, management, law, pharmacy, commerce, and the humanities field. The admissions are done through standard entrance exams of the courses or the university entrance exam conducted by MBU. The hostel facility of the university makes it one of the choices of the students living in far-flung areas.

  • Shoolini University of Biotechnology and Management Sciences

Shoolini University, Solan is ranked 101- 150 All India Rank among India’s leading universities and ranked 1st in HP in Private Universities by EW India Higher Education Rankings. The university offers numerous degree and doctoral level courses in the discipline of Engineering, Pharmacy, Science, Management, Law, etc. SU Solan hosts 12 schools and has 6 academic faculties under its wings.

  • Sri Sai University

Sri Sai University (SSU) is a private university established in the year 2010 at Palampur, Himachal Pradesh. It offers a variety of Undergraduate, Post-graduate & Doctoral courses in fields such as Engineering and Technology, Management, Commerce, Applied Sciences, Computer Applications, Humanities, and Social sciences are available. The university has a world-class infrastructure and aims to provide quality education under a strong team of qualified faculty members.

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