The idea of Government Hydro Engineering College in Bilaspur district of Himachal Pradesh was conceived in 2009 and after long wait finally this ambitious project has matured on April 27, 2017. On this auspicious day the foundation stone was layed by the Prime Minister Narendra Modi .
Himachal Pradesh government in July 2016 had signed special memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Government of India, NTPC & NHPC for the setting up college. This ambitious project with the financial supportof NHPC and NTPC would be set up at Bandla in Bilaspur district at the cost of Rs 125 crore.
The institution has its BOG under the Chairmanship of Smt. Nisha Singh, Add. Chief Secetary Technical Education to GoHP. Under its 4th BOG meeting the institution was given the name as Governemnt Hydro Engineering College, which has following
Vision: Create skilled engineers for energy and other sectors.
Develop a premier class institution equipped with quality infrastructure, resourceful
faculty and skilled students for maintenance of high standards in academics and research.
The approved institution master plan which is to be constructed by National Project Construction Corporation (NPCC Ltd.) and handed over by July 2020.
Currently the institution is of HPTU off-campus and it's transit campus is at Rajiv Gandhi Government Engineering College, Kangra. The two branches Civil and Electrical Engineering, having capacity
BOG Member of Hydro Engineering college Bandla (Bilaspur) Himachal Pradesh.