Dr. Y.S. Parmar University of Horticulture and Forestry is one of the famous university that is named the after Dr. Yashwant Singh Parmar, the architect of Himachal Pradesh and visionary of Horticulture and Forestry University for the state of Himachal Pradesh.
It came into existence on December; 1985.Dr. Y.S. Parmar University of Horticulture and Forestry has established in 1962, with the affiliation of Punjab University, Chandigarh. In the year 1965, it was raised to Post-graduate College when it introduced in M.Sc. (Agriculture) Programme in few other subjects also. With the foundation of Himachal Pradesh University (HPU) in 1970, its connection changed to HPU and from there on it got to be Agriculture Complex of HPU, Shimla in July, 1971. This Agriculture Complex further got to be Horticulture Complex of HPU and Himacahal Pradesh Krishi Vishvavidyalaya (HPKV), Palampur in 1976 and 1978, individually. On December, 1985 this complex got the acknowledgment of Dr. Yashwant Singh Parmar University of Horticulture and Forestry. Like other State Agricultural Universities (SAUs), based upon Land Grant System, the University likewise takes after course credit arrangement of understudies instruction under bifurcation of yearly scholastic session into two semesters.in the semesters systems, 19 weeks in each semester is divided according to syaballus basis and also spread the break out in these weeks.In semester breaks, compulsory educational tour and training sessions which help the student to expose from different farming conditions.
The University has the following constituent Institutes:
· College of Horticulture
· College of Forestry
There are various departments which provides the educational cousses that are as-
Biotechnology,Entomology and Apiculture,Floriculture and Landscaping,Fruit Breeding and Genetic Resources,Mycology and Plant Pathology,Fruit Science,Post Harvest Technology,Vegetable Science,Silviculture and Agroforestry,Tree Improvement and Genetic Resources,Forest Products,Soil Sciences and Water Management,Basic Sciences,Social Sciences.
Dr. Y.S. Parmar University of Horticulture and Forestry is situated in the Nauni on the Solan-Rajgarh Road. The grounds lies 15 km from the town of Solan.
Dr. Y.S. Parmar University of Horticulture and Forestry has earned popularity not only in India as well as in complete Asia which can take part in education, research, teaching as well as horticulture and Forestry.