Himachal Pradesh University (HPU), Shimla has released the application form for admission to Bachelor of Technology (Information Technology (IT) & Computer Science Engineering (CSE)) (Fresh Entry & Lateral Entry) at HPU, Shimla for the academic year 2018-19. Candidates can check the complete information regarding HP University B.Tech admission 2018 application process, eligibility criteria and other important information on this page below.

Latest: Himachal Pradesh University has released the online application form for B.Tech(CSE/IT) fresh entry and B.Tech(CSE/IT) Lateral Entry. Candidates can scroll down to apply online.

Schedule for the HPU B.Tech Admission 2018 is given below.

Event Dates
Date of activation of online submission form (Fresh entry) or
download of Application form (Lateral entry)
20 Mar 2018
Last Date of submission of application form 19 May 2018
Last date of correction in application form 22 May 2018
Last Date for submission of PDF of application form in
UIIT office
25 May 2018
Activation of downloadable Admit Card 28 May 2018
Date of Entrance test for Fresh entry 03 Jun 2018
Date of Declaration of Entrance Exam Result 14 Jun 2018
Display of Counseling Schedule on UIIT website for fresh entry 27 Jun 2018
Date of First counseling for fresh entry 02 Jul 2018
Date of counseling for Lateral entry 23 Jul 2018
Date of Commencement of Classes (for all semesters) 01 Aug 2018
Last date of admission 18 Aug 2018
Last date of admission(with permission of Hon’ble Vice Chancellor) 31 Aug 2018

The University Institute of Information Technology presently functions in UIIT, Silverwood Estate in the main campus of H.P. University. The Institute has starting functioning in its own independent Wi-fi campus at new site.

HPU B.Tech Application Form 2018

Interested and Eligible candidates who wants to take admission in Himachal Pradesh University as per schedule may fill their application from the official website on or before the last date. Candidates have to fill separate application form for each. The duration of B. Tech. course in Information Technology and Computer Science Engineering shall be of 4 years spread over 8 Semesters on full time basis for fresh entry candidates and be of 6 Semesters for Lateral Entry candidates (admitted directly in 2nd year).

Application form: Click here to fill the online application form.

Instruction for filling the Application Form

  • Click on “PG/UG/Ph.D./Certificate Diploma” to access the list of programs.
  • Click on the program name.
  • Click on the program name for which you are willing to apply.
  • Fill the personal information.
  • Click on save button at the last of the page.
  • Continue and fill other required information
  • Login with unique Registration number along with password and you will
    get all the earlier submitted information in personal information page.
  • Fill Education and document detail and upload related documents. Uploaded
    Photo and signature should be as per specifications
  • Click on ‘Continue and Save’ button at the bottom of each screen.

For detailed instructions of application procedure click here.

Eligibility Criteria

For Fresh Entry (1st Year) 

  • The eligibility is 10+2 examination or equivalent, passed with Physics, Mathematics and any one of the other elective subjects of a Board/University established by law in India with 50% marks or equivalent grade. For SC/ST candidate’s eligibility will be 45% marks or equivalent grades.
  • In case of candidates studying in University/Board/College or School in a foreign country, the eligibility/qualifying examination will be the same as recognized equivalent to 10+2 by the University or the Association of Indian Universities with 50% marks in three subjects as detailed above in (a). For SC/ST candidates, eligibility will be 45% marks or equivalent grades.
  • The candidate should not be, more than twenty-two years (22) in age as on 1st July of the year of admission.
  • The admission of eligible foreign students shall be conducted strictly as per the guidelines of the H.P.
    University, Shimla.

For Lateral Entry (2nd Year)

For being eligible to seek admission to an Engineering Degree programme at the second year/third semester level, through lateral entry scheme, a candidate must fulfill any one of the following conditions:

  • Should have acquired a diploma of 3 years in IT or CSE or ECE (after 10+2 or matriculation) preferably from Himachal Pradesh State Board of Technical Education or equivalent with minimum of 60% marks in aggregate from institute preferably located in H.P.
  • Must have passed the Bachelor Degree in Science (B.Sc.), with Mathematics and Physics as subjects and minimum of 60% marks in aggregate from Himachal Pradesh University or any other recognized University/Institutions located in preferably Himachal Pradesh.
  • A candidate seeking admission under sponsored category under the lateral entry scheme should have same eligibility as given in (a) or (b) above. The candidate should have minimum of 3 years experience of working in Government sector /Public Sector Units /Industry related to Information Technology/ Computer Science Engineering. The candidates are required to produce the experience certificate from the employer along with (i) requisite leave of 3 years, (ii) salary statement/ at the time counseling. Form 16-A (of salary) for the last three years from the employer.
  • The candidates, who have appeared in the final year/semester, but their result of Degree/Diploma course is awaited, can also apply. But, they should get their result cleared and show the pass certificate with requisite percentage on the date of counseling.

Provided further that the seat(s) remain vacant under lateral entry scheme from the bonafide Himachali candidates, then vacant seat(s) will be filled up from the candidates, who have passed the prescribed diploma or B.Sc. from other University/ Board with conditions of (a) or (b) mentioned above, after exhausting all possibilities of filling these seats from bonafide Himachali candidates.

Admit card

Admit cards for appearing in the entrance examination will be generated online only, to those candidates who have submitted their online application forms complete in all respect before or by the last date as notified by the University. Online Admit cards to such candidates will be activated after May 27th 2018 and candidates are adviced to download the same after logging in to the online registration account created during the online submission of application. So, candidates are advised not to forget their registration ID and password of account created for online application. No separate admit card will be issued to the candidates from UIIT. Without the valid admit card, candidate will not be allowed to enter the examination hall. Admit card is to be retained by the candidate as he/she may have to produce the card at the time of counseling and admission or at any time during the admission process, when asked for.

Exam pattern

Candidates fulfilling the eligibility criteria will be called for common Entrance Examination for B. Tech
(IT/CSE). The Entrance Examination will consist of two papers, each of two hours duration. In each paper,
candidate will be required to answer 100 Multiple Choice Questions (MCQ) as detailed below

Paper Subject No. of Questions
Paper I Physics 50 MCQ
Mathematics 50 MCQ
Paper II Aptitude Test with Logical Reasoning 40 MCQ
IT related GK 40 MCQ
English (Language) 20 MCQ

Examination Centres

There will be four examination centers for the Entrance Test, two in Himachal Pradesh and two outside H.P.

Region Examination Centre
Himachal Pradesh Shimla, Dharamshala
Outside Himachal Pradesh Chandigarh, Delhi


Paper 1: (A) Physics


Unit and dimensions, displacement, velocity, acceleration, kinematics in one and two dimensions, projectiles, circular motion, concept of relative motion. Newton’s laws of motion, concepts of inertial and uniformly accelerated frames. Force, spring force, frictional force, and gravitational force. Work, energy and power, momentum, conservation of momentum and energy. Linear and angular momentum, simple, harmonic motion. Universal law of gravitation, gravitational potential and field, acceleration due to gravity, motion of planets and satellites in circular orbits, Kepler’s laws. System of particles, Center of mass and its motion, elastic and inelastic collisions. Rigid bodies, moment of inertia, parallel and perpendicular axes theorems, moment of inertia of simple geometrical shapes, i.e. uniform ring, disc, thin rod, cylinder. Angular momentum, its conservation, torque, equilibrium of rigid bodies.

Hook’s law; Young’s shear and bulk modulus. Principle of buoyancy, pressure in fluid, streamlined flow, Bernoulli’s theorem. Wave motion, concepts of amplitude, frequency and phase. Longitudinal and transverse waves, superposition of waves, progressive and stationary waves. Vibration of strings and air columns, resonance, beats, velocity of sound echo, Doppler effect.


Thermal expansion of solids, liquids and gases, ideal gas laws, absolute temperature,specific heats and their ratio, Isothermal and adiabatic processes. First law of thermodynamics. Calorimetry, latent heat, equivalence of heat and work, Heat conduction in one dimension, convection and elementary concepts of radiation. Stefan’s law of radiation. Wien’s displacement law, Newton’s law of cooling. Elements of the kinetic theory of gases. Pressure and temperature of an ideal gas.


Coulomb’s Law, electric field and electric potential, lines of force, capacitance, dielectric constant,
parallel plate capacitor, capacitors in series and parallel. Energy stored in capacitor, charging and discharging of capacitor.


Electric current, Ohm’s law, series and parallel arrangements of resistance’s and cells. Kirchoff’s laws and applications to networks. Heating effect of current. Biot-Savart’s law, force on a moving charge and on a current carrying wire in a magnetic field, magnetic moment of a current loop, effect of a uniform magnetic field on a current loop, moving coil galvanometer, voltmeter, ammeter. Growth and decay of current in L-R and C-R circuits. Electromagnetic induction, Faraday’s law, Lenz’s law, definitions of self and mutual inductance. A. C Generator, LCR circuit with A.C. Phasor diagrams and L-C oscillations.


Rectilinear propagation of light, light reflection and refraction at plane and curved surfaces. Total internal reflection and critical angle. Deviation and dispersion of light by a prism. Thin lenses, Spherical aberration, microscope, telescope. Wave nature of light, interference. Young’s double slit experiment, fringe width, elementary concepts of diffraction by a single slit.


Radioactivity: alpha, beta and gamma radiations, law of radioactive decay, decay constant, half- life and mean life Photoelectric effect. de-Broglie wavelength, Bohr’s theory of hydrogen- like atoms. Production of characteristic and continuous X-ray. Atomic nucleus, binding energy and its calculation. Fission and fusion processes, energy calculation in these processes.


Elementary concepts of metals. Insulators and semiconductors, Intrinsic and extrinsic semiconductors, p-n junction as an amplifier (in CE mode) and an oscillator with quantitative applications.

HPU B.Tech 2018 Result

Entrance Exam Result will be announced by HP University. Candidates can check their Result from official website OR through the direct link which will be provided here. HPU B.Tech Admit Card 2018. The Merit shall be determined on the basis of aggregate marks obtained by candidates in the common entrance test and a common merit list shall be prepared for B. Tech. IT & CSE and admission will be given in the order of course preference given by candidate in the counseling form. In case of a tie i.e. student obtaining equal marks (aggregate) in the competitive examination, the issue shall be resolved according to higher marks obtained by the candidate in Paper-I of entrance test followed by marks obtained in Paper-II. Even if there is a tie in inter-se ranking after exhausting the above procedure, then the candidate older in age will be given preference.

Seat Intake

Fresh Entry (1st Semester)

83 for Each Branch.

Basis of Admission

For admission to all seats, a common entrance examination will be conducted by the University. Separate merit lists for HIMACHALI candidates ( passing 10+2 from schools within Himachal Pradesh) and ALL INDIA candidates (Open to all Candidates) will be prepared.

Note :

6 Seats are 10% of the sanctioned intake approved by the AICTE for the current year in B. Tech. IT & CSE each, over and above, to provide concession/programme fee waiver for – Women, Economically Weaker Section (Having annual income of parents/family less than Rs.2.5 lakh) & Physically Challenged meritorious students in the respective ratio of 2:3:1 as per AICTE norms. One of the given seats is reserved for Single Girl Child (only child of parents, that too a girl). Three of the given seats are reserved for the wards of HPU Employees. 2 of the given supernumerary seats are reserved for the bonafide domicile residents of Jammu and Kashmir.

Later Entry (3rd Semester)

06 + any seat(s) remaining vacant at the level of 2nd year for each branch

Basis of Admission

For admission in Lateral Entry Scheme, a joint merit list will be drawn from the eligible candidates as mentioned in eligibility for Lateral entry.

Note – 6 Seats are 10% of the sanctioned intake of the first year in B. Tech. (IT & CSE). Out of the allowed intake of 10% of the sanctioned seat under the lateral entry scheme, 1 seat i.e. 20% of this intake be admitted under the category of sponsored candidate.

Reservation of Seats

15% and 7.5% of the seats shall be reserved for Scheduled Caste and Scheduled Tribes candidates, respectively. Further 3% of total seats are reserved for Physically Challenged (PC). Physically Challenged candidates will have to produce a certificate of minimum disability of 40% (issued by competent authority) at the time of counseling, to avail the reservation in PC category. Roaster applicable for this will be followed for deciding seats for SC, ST and PC categories separately.

The seats reserved for SC, ST and PC categories i.e. (15% + 7.5% + 3% = 25.5%) shall be filled as under:

  • 40% of the seats for admission shall be open for all the candidates irrespective of the institution from where they have passed their qualifying examination.
  • 60% of the seats shall be filled out of the candidates who have passed their qualifying examination (10+2) from schools located within Himachal Pradesh.

The remaining 74.5% seats (100% – 25.5%) shall be filled as under:

  • 40% of the seats shall be open for all the candidates irrespective of the institution from where they have passed their qualifying examination.
  • 60% of the seats shall be filled out of the candidates who have passed their qualifying examination (10+2) from schools located within Himachal Pradesh.


Dates of counseling and the list of candidates eligible to attend counseling will be displayed on UIIT website. The exact dates of counselling will be updated here also. There will be a counseling system to allot the available seats in order of merit drawn category wise by the University. The eligibility of the candidates will be determined by the counseling committee (to recommend the admission to UIIT). Final Merit will be decided only for those candidates who will appear for counseling in person as per counseling schedule. The candidates who will not be able to appear in person, may depute an authorized person to convey his/her consent for the course, i.e. B. Tech. IT and CSE, with a letter of authority or intimate in writing his/her refusal for joining the said course, failing which the merit of the candidate will be cancelled. The committee will also prepare a waiting list and as soon as vacancy arises next candidate(s) from the waiting list will be allotted seat(s) in the UIIT.

Important Notes: If candidate is unable to produce/bring original certificates at the time of counseling, his/her candidature will be rejected there and then by the committee constituted for counseling for B. Tech. (IT/CSE) course without any notice. All disputes are subject to Judicial Courts in Shimla.

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