Himachal Pradesh has abundant natural beauty and is located in northern India. Hamirpur District located in the state is recognised as one of the top district in India for literacy.
Some of the pioneer universities in the state are - The Indian Institute of Technology Mandi, Himachal Pradesh University Shimla, Institute of Himalayan Bioresource Technology (IHBT, CSIR Lab), Palampur; the National Institute of Technology, Hamirpur; Indian Institute of Information Technology, Una the Central University Dharamshala, APG (Alakh Prakash Goyal) Shimla University, The Bahra University (Waknaghat, Solan) the Baddi University of Emerging Sciences and Technologies Baddi, IEC University, Shoolini University Of Biotechnology and Management Sciences, Solan, the Jaypee University of Information Technology Waknaghat, Eternal University, Sirmaur & Chitkara University Solan.
Himachal Pradesh houses IIT Mandi which is one attractions of higher education in the state. It is one of the eight new Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs) established by the HRD Ministry. IIT Mandi offers admission to B.Tech., M.S, and Ph.D. programs.
Best MBA colleges in Himachal Pradesh are APG Shimla University, Shimla; Arni School of Business Management (ASBM); Central University of Himachal Pradesh, Dharamshala; Chitkara Business School; Himalayan Group of Professional Institutions, Sirmaur; Indian Institute of Management Sirmaur (IIM Sirmaur); Institute of Engineering & Emerging Technologies, Solan; Institute of Management Studies, Shimla; National Institute of Technology Hamirpur (NIT Hamirpur); SRI SAI University, Palampur.