Himachal Pradesh lies in the Northern part of India and Shimla is its capital. Although, it is situated at an extreme part of India, but still, the state’s economy is third fastest growing economy of the country. Presently, there are numerous Arts colleges in Himachal Pradesh with a glit-edged infrastructure and elite faculties to input necessary skills in their students. Most of the top Arts colleges in Himachal Pradesh are affiliated to Himachal Pradesh University, which has been accredited by NAAC( Score 53) and is also a UGC recognized Centre for Excellence in Himalayan Studies.
Arts and Arts colleges in Himachal Pradesh
Arts has always been a dominant stream taught in Himachal Pradesh, especially by Himachal Pradesh University. Adding to this, the university claims to be the first to start Distance Education in the country. Not only that, the role of private universities and colleges in Himachal Pradesh is intensively improving the literacy rate of this state. Following are the subjects of study in Arts colleges in Himachal Pradesh- Anthropology, Psychology, History, Education, English, Fine Arts, Philosophy, Geography, Economics, Sociology, Library Science, Political Science, Literature,Education, Archaeology etc.
On the basis of surveys done on media reports we have created a list of top Arts colleges in Himachal Pradesh. The list is prepared considering following parameters:
- Academic Excellence
- Selection Process
- Student Intake
- Student Care
Here is the list of top Arts colleges in Himachal Pradesh–
|S. No.||College Name||District|
|1||St. Bede’s College||Shimla|
|2||Vallabh Govt. College||Mandi|
|3||Govt. Post Graduate College||Bilaspur|
|4||NSCBM Govt. College||Hamirpur|
|5||Government Post Graduate College||Nalagarh|
|6||Rajkiya Kanya Mahavidyalaya||Shimla|
|7||Government Post Graduate College||Una|
|8||Rajiv Gandhi Government College||Chaura Maidan|
|9||Government Degree College||Kullu|
|10||Government Post-Graduate College||Solan|
A short profile for each of the colleges listed is given below:
Rank #1: St. Bede’s College
The college has got ‘A’ accreditation by NAAC, Established in 1904, UGC Granted. For student care, necessary medical services and hostel services are provided to students. Students are also engaged in extra-curricular facilities like N.S.S., N.S.O, Nature’s Club. Mess, Canteen, Restroom, Counselling cell are provided to the students The college has a well furnished infrastructure with all modern facilities, well equipped labs, library, Internet and Intranet Facilities, Cyber cafe. There are elite faculties for English, Economics, History ,Hindi, Political Science, Geography, Music, Physical Education, Sociology, Sanskrit, Music, Library, Journalism present in the college. Many students have scored top ranks in HP Univ. Along with B.A pass course, B.A Hons course is also available for English, Economics and Geography. Selection process includes class 12 percentage for Bachelors and Graduation percentage for post-Graduation degree.
St. Bede’s College,
Phone: +91 177 2842304, Fax: +91 177 2842498
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com
Rank #2: Vallabh Govt. College
It is the oldest college of Himachal Pradesh and has got B++ accreditation by NAAC. This college was established in year 1948. Selection Process includes class 12th percentage for Bachelors and graduation scores for Masters courses. There are around 2978 students in Arts. Medical services and hostel services are provided to students. Students are also engaged in extra-curricular facilities like N.S.S., N.C.C., National Integration Camps, Basic Leadership Camps and Representation at RD parades: Many students have scored top ranks in Himachal Pradesh University. Well experienced faculties are present in arts stream, teaching subjects like Hindi, English, Public Administration, Political Science, Hindi, Sanskrit, Geography, Economics, Music.
Vallabh Govt. College,
Mandi – 175001,
Phone: (01905)-235505, Fax: (01905)-237237
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org, www.vgcmandi.com
Website: www.vgcmandi.in, www.vgcmandi.com
Rank #3: Govt. Post Graduate College, Bilaspur
Established in year 1952, B++ accredited by NAAC, this is one the most reputed and oldest Arts college in Himachal Pradesh. It is ranked under top 5 colleges out of 72 colleges affiliated to Himachal Pradesh University, by media resources and scores say there are many students topping in Himachal Pradesh examinations from this college. Too, the college has established IGNOU Study centre. The colleges has assets of well equipped laboratories, well stocked library; sports, NCC and NSS facilities; a girls hostel and residential quarters for its teaching and non-teaching staff. There are 22 faculties in Arts department who are either PhD. or have a Masters degree. Scholarships are awarded for poor and meritorious students, hostel and medical facilities for students. The college is spread in an urban area covering 21 acres.
Rank #4: NSCBM Govt. College
Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose Memorial Government College has earned a reputation of getting B++ accreditation by NAAC and too it is UGC granted under sections 2f and 12(B). The college teaches various courses of Arts, Medical, Non-Medical and Commerce. There are around 72 associate and assistant professors in the staff teaching various Arts
subjects. Campus is spread across 25 acres of land.
NSCBM Govt Post Grdauate College
Rank #5: Government Post Graduate College, Nalagarh
This college is established in year 1973. It has got B++ accreditation by NAAC and is also granted by UGC. The college is affiliated to Himachal Pradesh University and is one of the most popular Arts colleges in the state. The college has hostel facilities to both boys and girls. it has well-equipped laboratories and a huge asset of books in its libraries. Not only in studies, but the college concentrates also on sports and extra-curricular activities like NCC and NSS. In the recent year the college has also established an IGNOU centre to promote Arts education in Himachal Pradesh.
Govt. PG College
Nalagarh, Distt. Solan
Rank #6: Rajkiya Kanya Mahavidyalaya
Rajkiya Kanya Mahavidyalaya is the only government girls college in Himachal Pradesh and was established in year 1977. This college has got B++ accreditation by NAAC. The college claims to have around 3500 students. It provides various bachelors courses in Arts, Science and Commerce streams and also provides honors courses in English and Physical Education. Besides this, the college also focuses on extra-curricular activities like NCC and NSS. It also runs its college annual magazine PADMA,that informs about various events in the college
Himachal Pradesh- 171001
Phone: 0177 – 2807959
Rank#7: Government Post Graduate College, Una
Established in 1968, this college has got B+ accreditation by NAAC. There are around total 4560 students in this college, with 426 students in Arts. Admission criteria are based upon class 12 percentage for Bachelors and Graduation percentage for post-Graduation degree. Elite Faculties for English, Economics, History, Hindi, Political Science, Geography, Music, Physical Education, Sociology, Sanskrit, Music, Library, and Journalism are present here. The college has well-furnished infrastructure with all modern facilities, well equipped labs, vast library etc. Student care includes medical services and hostel services are provided to students. Students are also engaged in extra-curricular facilities like NSS, NCC, number of scholarships for poor and meritorious students available through various Govt. and Non-Govt. agencies, Special scholarship of Rs. 4000/- is given to meritorious Sanskrit students by Rashtriya Sanskrit Sansthan New Delhi.
Govt. P.G. College
Near Indira Stadium
Teh. & Distt. Una (H.P.)- 174303
Phone: 01975-223548,226035; Fax-226435
Rank #8: Rajiv Gandhi Government College, Chaura Maidan
Rajiv Gandhi Government Degree College is one of the most famous colleges in Himachal Pradesh. The college was established in 1986. It is a co-education college and teaches the streams of Journalism & Mass Communication, Science, Commerce,Tourism and Travel,Humanities, Computer Applications, and Fine Arts. Not only in academics, but the college also gives concern to sports and cultural activities.
Rank # 9: Government Degree College, Kullu
Established in 1967 and has got B+ accreditation by NAAC. There are well experienced and elite faculties for English, Economics, History ,Hindi, Political Science, Geography, Music, Physical Education, Sociology, Sanskrit, Music etc present here. Many students have scored top ranks in Himachal Pradesh University. There are well equipped laboratories, well stocked library; sports, NCC and NSS facilities; a girls hostel and residential quarters for its teaching and non-teaching staff. Selection Process includes class 12 percentage for Bachelors and Graduation percentage for post-Graduation degree.
Degree College Rd,
Himachal Pradesh- 175101
Rank #10: Government Post-Graduate College, Solan
Established in 1959, this college has secured a B+ accreditation by NAAC. The college is affiliated to Himachal Pradesh University. It offers the under-graduate courses in Arts, Science and Commerce and a post graduate course in English. There are around 55 permanent teachers in the college. It is spread in an area of 5.2 acres and has well developed infrastructure.
Hindustan-Tibet National Highway – 22
Phone: 01792-229223, 91-9418001271
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