Prof. Prem Kumar Dhumal Hon’ble Chief Minister of Himachal Pradesh has announced the establishment of Himachal Pradesh Technical University with the objective to create excellent competent environment to impart the technical education across the State. Accordingly, the Himachal Pradesh Technical University (Established and Regulation ) Act, 2010 (Act No. 16 of 2010 of Himachal Pradesh Legislative Assembly which was assented by the Hon’ble Governor on 28th July, 2010. Subsequently, the Governor, Himachal Pradesh is pleased to appoint the 21st August, 2010 as the date on which the said Act shall come into force. The first Vice-Chancellor of Himachal Pradesh Technical University has taken over the charge on 7th January, 2011.
The Himachal Pradesh Technical University is established with the objectives for value creation and welfare in society through technical education and training, research, innovation, public and private sector consultancy, entrepreneurship, continuing education programmes, autonomous Colleges/Institution and affiliating constituent and private Colleges/Institutions. At the same time the University is responsive to the changing and exceptional requirements of our societies and economies and contribute to find answers to global problems.
This implies the continued existence and evolution of the University – defined by a commitment to offering society need-based and research-based technical education to increasingly diverse student bodies, to strengthening the linkage between teaching-learning and research, and to providing the University students with competences required to rapidly changing skilled labour markets.
This requires the University with different traditions, vision, mission mixes, and thrust areas in the context of a system of higher education Institutions incorporating progression routes from one institution to another, based on equality of esteem for diverse missions, and aware of the importance of balancing the need for competitiveness with that of enhanced cooperation, social cohesion and solidarity. The first statutes are based on a desire of the authorities of this University, to assign competence and responsibility to the relevant and to regulate by statutes only that which is required by the Himachal Pradesh Technical University Act of 2010 to be regulated by statutes or which is obviously necessary.