Sleepy Hollow, Mallital, Nainital
Telephone +91-5942-235563, 236187
Kumaun University is headquartered in Nainital. The University was established
in 1973 under the UP State Act. The University has two campuses one each in
Nainital and Almora and 31 affiliated colleges, 05 government aided colleges and
27 self financed colleges/ institutes spread over the whole Kumaun region, that
are fast adding a lot of beautiful structures to add to the panoramic and scenic
beauty of the surroundings. One more Campus is being developed at Bhimtal to
cater the needs of professional, technical and vocational education. The
teaching and research activities are being carried out in both the residential
campuses and affiliated colleges of the university and during last three years,
untiring efforts have been made to establish the healthy academic atmosphere and
to develop the research oriented curriculum enabling the students to follow the
part of higher learning.
The university being located in the upland hilly area of new state of
Uttarakhand, serves the educational needs of the socially and economically weak
region. It has developed some highly recognized centers of scientific and social
researches and is imparting excellent research and teaching in 27 (23
postgraduate and 4 undergraduate) departments. Freedom of the highest order of
research is the main strength of this university.
Nestled in the lap of nature Kumaun University, under the dynamic
Vice-chancellorship of Professor V.P.S. Arora, an internationally academician
known with a number of international and national distinctions to his credit is
playing a pivotal role to impart quality education and excellent research to
improve the quality of human values irrespective of caste, creed, gender,
religion and region .
Excellent teaching and high quality research with the motto of all round development is the Mission of the University
AT A GLANCE
Government Colleges: 32
Government aided Colleges and Institutions: 03
Self-financed Colleges/Institutes: 29
Teachers’ strength: 255
Non-Teaching Staff: 425
Regular : 85, 000
TOTAL: 1,56, 000
§ NAAC accredited ‘Four Star” University and an ISO 9001:2008 certified Institute, Which follows International Quality Management System.
§ Established on 1st December 1973, Kumaun University, a residential-cum-affiliating university and is a permanent member of the Association of Indian Universities (AIU).
§ It sprawls over in three campuses (DSB Campus in famous hill station Nainital, SSJ Campus in Cultural Capital of Uttarakhand, Almora and Bhimtal Campus in Ancient Town of Bhimtal)
§ Total area covered by the university is 160 acres, with a further thirty-five affiliated colleges spread far and wide across the Kumaun region.
§ Special emphasis is placed by the university to uphold the motto of excellence in teaching; the University has given a new direction and dimension to the higher studies in this region.
§ To ensure better education the university has introduced semester system as per UGC guidelines.
§ Kumaun University has been imparting quality education in various disciplines through the Faculties of Arts, Science, Commerce & Management, Law, Education, Technology and Medicine.
§ The main focus of the University has been to include the courses which are relevant and facilitate the learners in developing skills and procure easy job access.
§ In course of this evolutionary growth, the latest additions like special Directorates and Cells with their focused and coherent approach shall develop Kumaun University along the lines of the best Universities in the country.
§ The university has started entrance exam for Ph.D, Central library is being equipped with Anti-plagiarism software to ensure quality in research.
§ University is organizing SET exam in near future for Uttarakhand state.