A P Goyal Charitable Trust is a non-profit charitable organisation that aims to offer world class education and generate resources for supporting quality education for all kind of masses. Shri Rajesh Goyal, a successful entrepreneur as well as a social worker is the man behind the establishment of A P Goyal Charitable Trust. The trust has been carrying out various social and welfare activities in education, health and welfare sector. The university under the trust is named as A P Goyal Shimla University.
A P Goyal Shimla University is the only private university present in district of Shimla in the State of Himachal Pradesh. Shimla town is amongst the most important Hill Stations of India (more popularly known as Queen of Hills). The University has been approved by the University Grants Commission, Himachal Pradesh Higher education department, Himachal Pradesh Private Educational Regulatory Commission, Bar Council of India and Council of Architecture.