About us

Dr. Yashwant Singh Parmar University of Horticulture and Forestry, Solan, 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.The University is located at Nauni in Solan District of Himachal Pradesh, 15 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 train and bus services.

University Constituents Colleges

Our University Sustainability is designed to tackle urgent global challenges

Directorate of Research

Directorate of Research is the nodal authority to plan, implement, monitor, evaluate and coordinate research activities of various departments and Research Stations situated in all agro-climatic zones of the State as well as postgraduate and doctoral research carried out in the university.

Directorate of Extension Education

With the establishment of Dr. Y. S. Parmar University of Horticulture and Forestry at Nauni in 1985, the Directorate of Extension Education also came into being. The Directorate is the central hub for planning, organization and monitoring of all the extension activities undertaken by the University.

Students' Welfare Organisation

Building a vibrant community of creative and accomplished people from around the world

  • Student Life

    A residential campus with diverse housing, exceptional dining, health care and over 600 student organizations

  • Arts & Culture

    A rich tradition of fostering creativity and a vibrant arts district on campus

  • Convocation of The University

    Horticulture University Convocation: 75 PhDs, 665 degrees, 11 gold medals awarded

Satyanand Stokes Library

  • About Library

    Satyanand Stokes Library of Dr. Y. S. Parmar University of Horticulture and Forestry, named after Mr. Satyanand Stokes, a native of U.S. who became Indian National and heralded apple revolution...

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  • Multimedia Facilities

    Directorate of Research is the nodal authority to plan, implement, monitor, evaluate and coordinate research activities of various departments and Research Stations situated in all agro-climatic zones ... of the State as well as postgraduate and doctoral research carried out in the university. Regional Research and Training Stations throughout the state have been established in all the agro-climatic zones of the state with the mandate to carry out research programs which are need based and location specific. Read More

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  • eResources

    Directorate of Extension Education provide trainings and transfer of technology to the farmers, rural youth and field functionaries of the line departments. It works in close collaboration with the various ...departments of four colleges of the university, Five KVKs, Directorates of Agriculture and Horticulture, Agricultural Technology Management Agency, ICAR and other extension education agencies. Read More

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Alumini Testimonials

  • I remember the committed teachers and staff who, despite of the seniors was always very supportive and was true guide. The grooming and training in Solan has capacitated me to shoulder positions in different organisation in the country. I acknowledge the cooperation received from the faculty. One always remains indebted the legendry associated with the establishment and growth of the university.

    Dr.P.L.Gautam ,
    Former Chairman National Biodiversity Authority, Chennai, Ministry of Environment, Forests and Climate Change Govt. of India

    Batch 1960

    Email: - pl_gautam@yahoo.com

  • It gives me an immense pleasure to write for a platform that brings together, strengthens and unifies the YSP-UHF alumni around the world to renew our strong relationship with successive generations of the great institution. Since inception the university has a long history of excellence in education, research and extension. The combine efforts of our scientist, staff and students have brought great laurels to Himachal Pradesh in Horticulture and Forestry. I urge the entire fraternity of YSP-UHF alumni to join this forum to make YSP-UHF a Centre of excellence and role model institution of higher learning.

    Dr. Hari Chand Sharma, Ex Vice-Chancellor of Dr. YS Parmar University of Horticulture and Forestry

    Batch 1970

    Email: - hcsh19@gmail.com

  • I joined the 1971 batch at College of Agriculture, Solan and completed M.Sc. in Horticulture in 1977. After that I started my career but soon shifted towards my passion of Astrology. Looking back, I can proudly say that COA played that decisive role in shaping my destiny. I owe all the success to the humble beginning which I had made at the COA, Solan.

    Mr. Deepak Kapoor, Astrologist

    Batch 1971

    Email: - www.jyotishguru.com

  • It is with great pleasure and enthusiasm that I greet you on the occasion of the Alumni meet. These grand reunions provide us the opportunity to reminisce and relive our happy, memorable and fun filled experience in our university. The transition of lives from childhood to adulthood and further more are always recognized by some beautiful memories and experiences. Our lives have taken different directions; we became scientist teachers, social workers and successful business tycoons. We are still young at heart to face the future with strength, courage and good humour.

    Dr. VP Sharma, Director, ICAR-DMR, Solan

    Batch 1979

    Email: - directordmr@gmail.com

  • It is matter of pride for me to pen down my compliments. I feel nostalgic while remembering about my years spent in this great institute of learning. My memories of those times are quite vivid. I am indebted to all my class/college /university fellows and faculty members for their contribution to shape up my career and making me rise to the position where I am today. I am proud of the accomplishment of this institute which has grown and it gives me great satisfaction that the university is progressing in all its endeavours towards the overall development and personality of the young scientist.

    Dr. Nand Lal Sharma, Chairman & Managing Director of public sector SJVN Limited Government of India

    Batch 1981

    Email: - www.sjvn.nic.in

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