Shimla Founded in 1970, Himachal Pradesh University is a non-profit public higher education institution located in the urban setting of the large town of Shimla (population range of 50,000-249,999 inhabitants), Himachal Pradesh. Officially accredited and/or recognized by the University Grants Commission, India, Himachal Pradesh University (HPU) is a coeducational higher education institution. Himachal Pradesh University (HPU) offers courses and programs leading to officially recognized higher education degrees such as bachelor degrees in several areas of study. See the uniRank degree levels and areas of study matrix below for further details. International students are welcome to apply for enrollment.