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, vide letter no. F.9-10/2002(CPP-I) dated 09 Dec. 2002. 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 (Electronics & Communication Engineering), M.Tech (Computer Science & Engineering), M.Tech (Computer Science & Engineering [Information Security]), M.Tech (Civil Engineering with Specialization in a)Structural Engineering, b)Construction Management and c)Environmental Engineering), M. Tech (Biotechnology). The University is offering M.Sc. Biotechnology, M.Sc. Bioinformatics, M.Sc. Physics and M.Sc. Statistics. The University is offering Ph.D.in Bioinformatics, Biotechnology, Civil Engineering, Computer Science & Engineering, Electronics & Communication Engineering, Humanities & Social Sciences, Mathematics and Physics & Materials Science.