YS Parmar University Solan, also known as Dr. Yashwant Singh Parmar University of Horticulture and Forestry. It is a state university located in Solan district of Himachal Pradesh, India. The university was established on 1st December, 1985 with the objective to promote education, research and extension education in the fields of horticulture, forestry and allied disciplines.
The university has earned a unique distinction not only in the country but also in whole of Asia to impart teaching, research and extension education in horticulture, forestry and allied disciplines with Himalayan perspective. Its milestones in teaching, research and extension education have strengthened the path of sustainable development of horticulture and forestry in Himachal Pradesh and have further presented a model of prosperity for eco-conscious development before Indian Himalayan states & entire region of Hindu Kush Himalayas.
About Dr Ys Parmar University Campus
The university is located at Nauni in Solan District of Himachal Pradesh, 13 km from Solan on Solan-Rajgarh Road, at an elevation of 1300 metres above mean sea level. Solan town is situated on national highway (NH-22) and is well connected by bus or taxi services.
Dr Ys Parmar University Four constituent college Campus
College of Horticulture Nauni Solan, College of Forestry Nauni Solan, College of Horticulture & Forestry Neri Hamirpur and College of Horticulture & Forestry Thunag Mandi. The university offers undergraduate, postgraduate and doctoral programmes in various branches of horticulture, forestry and allied fields. The university also conducts research and extension activities on various aspects of horticulture and forestry such as crop improvement, production technology, post-harvest management, plant protection, agroforestry, natural resource management, biodiversity conservation, climate change adaptation and mitigation etc.
YS Parmar University Entrance Test
The university conducts entrance tests for admission to various programmes. The entrance tests are usually held in June-July every year. The candidates have to apply online through the university website. The eligibility criteria, syllabus, reservation policy and other details are available on the website.
The university also provides scholarships, fellowships and financial assistance to meritorious and needy students.
The university has a well-equipped library, laboratories, farms, nurseries, orchards, experimental stations, hostels, guest houses, sports facilities etc. The university also has a number of centres of excellence such as Centre for Advanced Faculty Training (CAFT), Centre for Geo-Informatics Research & Training (CGIRT), Centre for Bee Research & Training (CBRT), Centre for Mushroom Research & Training (CMRT), Centre for Organic Farming (COF) etc.
The university has a strong alumni network that includes eminent scientists, academicians, administrators, entrepreneurs etc. The university also collaborates with various national and international organizations such as ICAR, DST, DBT, MoEFCC, FAO, UNDP etc for academic and research purposes.
YS Parmar University Solan is a premier institution that strives to achieve excellence in horticulture and forestry education and research with a vision to contribute to the socio-economic development and environmental sustainability of the Himalayan region and beyond. University Official Website https://www.yspuniversity.ac.in