Shimla, the "Queen of Hills" and the capital of Himachal Pradesh, is best known for scenic landscape of Shimla. Apart from being one of the top tourist attractions of India, the town is also known for providing quality education. It has been regarded as the hub of school education. The town is dotted with a number of residential (boarding) schools, which are renowned ever since the British Era. It is also home to some of the top colleges and universities of Himachal Pradesh. Here, one can pursue quality higher education in conventional as well as professional streams, such as medical, engineering and nursing.
School Education in Shimla
School education in Shimla is known all over the country, for its quality. Apart from the regular syllabi, schools in Shimla also encourage the students to partake in the extra curricular activities, for the overall development of the students. Majority of the schools in the town are either affiliated to either ICSE or CBSE. Bishop Cotton School is the top school in Shimla. Affiliated to Council for the Indian School Certificate Examinations (CISCE), the Boy's school is one of the oldest residential schools in Asia. Among the other top schools in Shimla are Sacred Heart Convent, St Edwards School, DAV Public School, St Thomas School, Dayanand Public School, Monal Public School, Govt. High School, Chail Military School, The Lawrence School and Auckland House School.
Higher Education in Shimla
Thousands of young aspirants from neighboring states come to pursue higher education in Shimla. One can pursue undergraduate and postgraduate level degree/diploma programmes in the fields of medical science, nursing, engineering, management, humanities, science and commerce, in Shimla. Majority of the colleges in Shimla are affiliated to Himachal Pradesh University. Government Degree College, Sanjaulli, Institute of Information Technology, Institute of Management Studies (IMS), H P Government Dental College & Hospital, Indira Gandhi Medical College, G B Pant Memorial Govt. College are among the top colleges in Shimla.
Himachal Pradesh University (HP University) is the only university located in Shimla. It provides affiliation to the majority of colleges in Shimla. The university is state-owned affiliating educational institution, which offers quality education through its faculties and affiliated colleges. The university is providing courses at different degree levels, in the popular streams of Ayurveda, commerce, management, medical science, dental science, life science, physical science, education, language, laws, performing and visual arts, computer science, journalism etc.