Upbeat over the possibility of an academic exchange programme with US universities, Himachal Pradesh University has constituted a five-member committee to chalk out the modalities for academic collaboration with three universities in the USA. It is for the first time that the US Embassy has chosen the HPU as one of the universities for academic collaboration with its institutions back home. The collaboration is likely to be held with three universities in the US – Arizona State University, the University of Illinois at Springfield and the University of Pennsylvania.