Himalayan Institute of Computer Science is one of the most prestigious institutes in the field of computer education in the region which covers Himachal Pradesh, Haryana, Punjab, Uttrakhand, and Union Territory of Chandigarh. It was established in the year 2007. It is a self financing institute established and promoted by MaaSaraswati Educational Trust. The course is approved by AICTE, Ministry of HRD, New Delhi, and H.P. Government and affiliated to H.P. Technical University, Hamirpur The institute is located in the most picturesque and serene environment at Kala Amb, on Yamuna Nagar highway on sprawling campus having a well established library, a well equipped computer lab, well ventilated class rooms, a beautiful canteen, lecture halls, seminar hall, separate boys and girls hostel, indoor-outdoor games facility, bus transportation facility, etc. The institute uses LCD projectors etc. for imparting education to the students. The students are exposed to guest lectures by experts in various fields and have regular interaction with industry through Industrial Visits etc. Workshops on communication and personality development, seminars, group discussions, case studies etc. are regular features of the curriculum. The institute has recruited well educated, dedicated and hardworking faculty, which enrich the students with knowledge in their specific fields. Extra-curricular activities like cultural functions, sports activities, Educational and excursion trips etc. are organized to shape up the personality of the students.
The admission to B.Tech 2nd year degree course under Lateral Entry Scheme shall be made on the basis of merit of diploma in appropriate branch conducted by H.P. Takniki Shiksha Board. Provided that if seats under lateral entry scheme remain vacant, the same shall be filled up from the candidates who have passed diploma in appropriate branch of Engineering and Technology from any other recognized University/Board.
21 years for general category, 24 years for SC/ST category and 23 years for girls candidates, as on the 1st July of the year concerned. The Vice-Chancellor may permit age relaxation up to maximum of three months. Category benefit only for Himachali Bonafide Candidates