For admission to the first year of any course, a student must not be more than 23 years (25 years for girls) of age on 1 July of the academic year. However, in respect of SC and ST students a relaxation of 3 years is given.
The Vice-Chancellor of HPU Shimla has the power to permit age relaxation up to a maximum of 6 months. All such cases could provisionally be granted age relaxation up to 6 months by the Principal and a consolidated list o such cases be sent for approval of the Vice-Chancellor by 31st October of every academic year. A candidate who has availed age relaxation at the time of first admission shall be eligible for the same in subsequent classes also.