Dr. Yashwant Singh Parmar University of Horticulture and Forestry in district Solan, Himachal Pradesh, India is the first university of its kind in Asia with an exclusive mandate of education, research and extension in horticulture and forestry. People usually use the short form of the university name: Dr. Y S Parmar University of Horticulture and Forestry.
It covers 5.5 km² and is situated in Nauni on the Solan-Rajgarh Road. The campus lies 15 km from the town of Solan.
The university was established on December 1, 1985 and is named after the first Chief Minister of Himachal Pradesh. This university was inaugurated by the late Rajiv Gandhi, Prime Minister of India, on 30 April 1988.
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