In the 6th academic council meeting of the Himachal Pradesh Technical University (HPTU), institution decided to start Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) programme from the next academic session starting from June 2013. This decision was taken in the.

Academic council meeting was held here under the chairmanship of Vice-Chancellor Prof SK Dhiman. The meeting has approved the rules and regulations for the research degree programme and the admissions to the PhD programme would be announced soon after getting approval from the Chancellor of the university.

The syllabi for M Pharmacy in pharmaceutical, analysis and quality assurance, MCA, M Tech in computer sciences and engineering were also approved in this meeting.

In an important decision, the academic council meeting of the HPTU has given its nod to start the Human Values and Professional Ethics Course and make it compulsory for all students undertaking B Tech, M Tech, B Pharmacy, M Pharmacy and MBA courses.

A committee having national experts from IIT and IIIT was constituted in the meeting to formulate regulations and guidelines to provide partial academic autonomy to JNGEC, Sundernagar.