Community College

Community College Scheme:

India is truly blessed with a demographic dividend; as per National Skill Development Corporation (NSDC) reports in Indian cities today is a youth. As we get into 2020, India’s median age will be 20 and we will have the youngest work force globally. Off the total global workforce by then almost 28% will be available in India. In order to harshness the fall demographic dividend. India need a educational system which is of high quality affordable, flexible and relevant to the individuals, economy and to the society as a whole, presently, the country faces a demand - supply mismatch, as the economy needs more ''skilled" workforce and also managers and entrepreneurs then created annually. In fact, majority of the contemporary institutions of higher learning remain almost disconnected with the requirements of the workplace. The skill oriented courses available in the market have low credibility and acceptability by the employers. The traditional higher education system in the country is also rigid in terms of duration of courses, timings for teaching-learning, place of study and choice of subjects. There is a worldwide shift from conventional educational system to competence based qualification system. With a view to make skills acquired by the learners acceptable nationally, the curricula and system of certification should align with the National Occupational Standards. In order to facilitate offering of nationally standardized skill related programmes the Government of India along with MHRD and UGC, have given shape to the concept of "Community College" in India.


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Objectives of Community College Scheme: 

  1. To provide affordable need-based courses with comparatively more employment opportunities catering to diversified needs.
  2. To provide entrepreneurial orientation along with required skill training for self employmentand entrepreneurship development. The underlying philosophy is to impart the requisite skills and proficiencies needed to build the competencies to succeed.
  3. More specifically, the objective of Community College is to provide employable and certifiable skills-based education in accordance with National Occupational Standards (NOSs) with necessary general education to Senior Secondary School pass -outs not willing to join existing higher education system.
  4. To provide opportunities for vertical mobility to move up to higher levels in education in future.
Composition of Board of Management

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Dr. Vibhav Shukla

Chairman cum Principal 


Dr. Pushpa Yadav

Coordinator & Assistant Professor


Dr. Jahid Ali Malik

Member and Assistant Professor


Prof. Kamlesh Sharma 

Member and Assistant Professor


Dr. Sunil Kumar 

Member and Assistant Professor

Courses Offered: 

1. Certificate in Food Processing:

Food Processing is a contemporary exercise that develops efficiency and improves promotion of the food products. This course is based on developing set of methods and techniques which can be used to transform raw material into nutritious and safe food for consumption. Despite the fact that food processing industry in India is at developing stage, it offers exponential career opportunities to trained professionals in food processing. The analysis of the economy of the Sirmour District in Himachal Pradesh revealed that except for Paonta Sahib and Kala Amb, the remaining district is predominantly an agrarian economy. The region is known for potatoes, ginger farming and high quality peaches, thereby endowed with huge potential for food processing industry. The adjoining district of Shimla is also a rich potential source of agricultural/horticultural raw material for the food processing industry. The predominantly organic farming in the area is also an added attraction for the food processing industry. 


(a)10+2pass pass with science or its equivalent from any recognized board.

(b)Age limit: there is no age limit for the course

2. Certificate in Pharmaceuticals:

Paonta Sahib is home to a la1ge number of pharmaceutical industries with big names like Ranbaxy (now Sun Pharma) and Mankind Pharma, and numerous small pharma manufacturers. Besides the pharma · city of Selaqui in Dehradun in the neighboring state of Uttarakhand is also just about 40 kms from Paonta Sahib. It must also be emphasised that Nalagarh-Baddi industrial area in the adjoining Solan distict o Himachal Pradesh has established as a pharma -hub in India. These pharma -hubs provide attractive job opportunities in the pharma sector.


(a)10+2pass pass with science or its equivalent from any recognized board.

(b)Age limit: there is no age limit for the course

Glimpse of Academic Visit 

Figure 1: Dr. UjjawalNautiyal delivering lecture to students of Community College at Himachal Institute of Pharmacy


Figure 2,3,4 & 5: Community College Students in Machine Room of Himachal Institute of Pharmacy

Figure 6: Students Attending Guest Lecture by Sh. Ajay Himanshu, HR and Dy Manager, Biological E Pharmaceuticals