Shimla: Students belonging to Scheduled Castes (SC) and Scheduled Tribes (ST) categories will be provided free lodging facility in all three government universities and colleges across the state from this academic year. Students would however have to pay other hostel related expenses. Instructions in this direction were given by University Grants Commission (UGC) to promote education among SC and ST communities.
Himachal Pradesh University has also decided to employ private security at the campus considering that there are not enough security personnel available with the university. The university has also decided to take external help for cleanliness and mess jobs in hostels.