Set up by Act No. 14 of 2002 vide Extraordinary Gazette notification of Government of Himachal Pradesh dated May 23, 2002. Approved by the University Grants Commission under section 2(f) of the UGC Act and member of the Association of Indian Universities.
The University commenced academic activities from July 2002 with undergraduate B.Tech. degree programs in Electronics & Communication Engineering, Computer Science & Engineering, Information Technology, Bioinformatics, and Civil Engineering (from July 2003).
The University is offering M.Tech (Computer Science & Engineering), M.Tech (Electronics & Communication Engineering), M.Tech Construction Management, M.Tech. programme in Biotechnology and a 4 year degree in B Pharma Practice.
Jaypee University Of Information Technology , Solan is the state university of Himachal Pradesh and is approved under Section 2(f) of the University Grants Commission (UGC) Act 1956 and is a Member of the Association of Indian Universities (AIU).
To establish and incorporate a University in the name of Jaypee University of Information Technology by law and to provide for matters connected therewith or incidental thereto.
WHEREAS the Government of Himachal Pradesh being desirous of creating facilities for education, training, and research in the emerging areas of technology including Information Technology in the State of Himachal Pradesh, entered into an agreement for collaboration with Jaiprakash Sewa Sansthan, New Delhi, a registered Trust, which has a major objective among others, of creating education facilities at all levels; and
WHEREAS the purpose of this collaboration was to establish a University for technical education for undergraduate, postgraduate and doctoral levels including facilities for lifelong education, training and research in the State of Himachal Pradesh; and
WHEREAS the State Government after due consideration has come to the conclusion that the Trust is willing and is capable of meeting its obligations under the aforesaid agreement and has actually invested substantial resources in the creation of major part of the infrastructure required for setting up of the proposed University..............