The Department of Chemistry was established as full-fledged Department of Himachal Pradesh University, Shimla in the year 1970. It has grown with a list of accolades earned nationally and internationally. The Department aims at providing the best learning resources to its students and researchers in Chemical Sciences. The Department runs M.Sc, M.Phil and Ph.D degree programs in three core specializations: i.e. Inorganic, Organic and Physical Chemistry. Sixty four students including two SGCs (Single Girl Child) are admitted annually for the two year M.Sc programme through an entrance test conducted by the University.