Mission is Strategic, need based & farmer oriented development of horticulture & forestry in Himachal Pradesh
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. Late Dr. Yashwant Singh Parmar, the first Chief Minister and the architect of Himachal Pradesh perceived the importance of Horticulture and Forestry to develop and improve the State economy which led to the establishment of this University. Its history lies in erstwhile Himachal Agricultural College, Solan, established in 1962 and affiliated to the Panjab University. It became one of the campuses of Agriculture Complex of Himachal Pradesh University on its formation in 1970. Consequent upon the establishment of Himachal Pradesh Krishi Vishvavidyalaya in 1978, this campus became its Horticulture Complex and finally in 1985, assumed the status of a State University, being the only University in the country engaged exclusively in teaching, research and extension in Horticulture and Forestry.
1. The university is known to boast of fine hostels where out of stations can put up for accommodation. There are as many as 10 hostels that are run by the university.
2. The university runs a placement cell that is visited often by students who are on the verge of graduation. The placement cell offers career guidance and counselling and also arranges for job interviews to be taken place on the university campus.