Chancellor: His Excellency Dr. Aziz Qureshi, Governor of Uttarakhand
Vice-Chancellor: Prof Rakesh Bhatnagar
Excellent teaching and high quality research with the motto of all round development is the Mission of the University
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 Rakesh Bhatnagar, an internationally known renowned Biotechnologist 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
¤ 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.
¤ Kumaun University, a residential-cum-affiliating university, was established on 1st December 1973 under the Act of State Legislature (U P State Universities Act).
¤ The University Grants Commission (UGC) granted full recognition to the University on June 30, 1984.
¤ Ever since its inception, Kumaun University has always held a place of pride among the state universities.
¤ Kumaun University is permanent member of the Association of Indian Universities (AIU).
¤ Kumaun University has been awarded FOUR Stars status by the National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC).
¤ Kumaun University is an ISO 9001-2008 certified institution, which follows International Quality Management System.
¤ Kumaun University consists of two campuses at Nainital and Almora, University is developing its third campus at Bhimtal to cater the technical, professional and vocational education.
¤ 35 affiliated Government Colleges; and almost equal number of affiliated self-financed private institutions spread across the Kumaun region.
¤ The total area covered by the university thus far is an impressive 160 acres in the Central Himalayan region.
¤ The main focus of the University has been to include the courses which are relevant and facilitate the learners in developing skills for easy job access.
¤ Kumaun University has been imparting quality education in the disciplines of Arts (Languages, Literatures, Social Sciences, and Humanities), Commerce & Management, Education, Law, Medicine, Sciences, and Technology under the Clause 12 (B) of UGC.
¤ Faculties, College and Centres of Studies
¤ Faculty of Arts, Science, Commerce & Management, Education, Law, Medical Sciences, Technology & Visual Arts
¤ UGC-Academic Staff College
¤ Centre for Gandhian Studies, Centre for Studies in Climate Change & Centre of Excellence in Natural Resource Data Management System
Under-graduate (B.A., B.Com. & B.Sc.) three-year pass-course with various subject-combinations.
¤ B.A. with three major subjects (Hindi/English/Mathematics, Sociology/Mathematics, History/Geography, Political Science/ Sanskrit Literature/Drawing & Painting, Home Science/Statistics, Music/Statistics, Information Technology, Economics/ Music/Drawing and Painting, Economics/Home Science/Drawing & Painting, Education) with qualifying course on environmental sciences and foundation course in Hindi or English language.
¤ B.Com. with Management Group, Accounting Group, Business Economics and Business Laws Group with qualifying course on environmental sciences.
¤ B.Sc. with Mathematics Group (Mathematics, Physics and Chemistry/Economics/Geography, Mathematics, Physics and Computer Science, Mathematics, Physics and Geology, Mathematics, Physics and Statistics, Mathematics, Physics & Information Technology) and Biology Group (Botany, Zoology and Chemistry/Geography, Botany, Forestry and Chemistry/ Geography, Botany, Forestry and Zoology/Geography, Botany, Geology and Chemistry, Zoology, Geology and Chemistry) with an essential qualifying course on environmental sciences. B.Sc. in Forestry Four-year course under Indian Council of Forest Research and Education, B. Pharm. (Four-year course)
¤ Post-graduate (M.A., M.Com., M.Sc.) two-year programme almost in all subjects, which are taught at under-graduate level.
¤ M.A. (Hindi, Sanskrit, English, Sociology, History, Mathematics, Information Technology, Economics, Political Science, Geography, Drawing & Painting, Psychology, Music)
¤ M.Sc. (Physics, Chemistry, Botany, Geology, Chemistry, Forestry, Geography, Mathematics, Computer Science, Statistics, Bio-technology: fully funded under Department of Biotechnology, Government of India).
¤ M.Com. (I Year: Management Concepts and Organizational Behavior, Statistical Analysis, Direct Taxes and Tax Planning, Theory and Practice of Economic Planning. II Year: four papers out of A. Management Group or B: Accounting Group or C: Business Economics Group.
¤ P.G. Diploma in Tourism (one year course), M.B.A. (Four semesters), B.Ed and M.Ed. each of one year duration, LL.B. of three-year (six-semester), LL.M. of two-year duration are other attractions.
¤ Self-Finance Courses covered B.C.A., P.G.D.C.A., M.S.c. I.T., Advance Diploma in I.T. (Add on), P.G. Diploma in Geoinformatics, M.Sc. Geoinformatics, M.A. Home Science, P.G. Diploma in Translation, P.G. Diploma in Journalism & Mass Communication , M.Phil. (Hindi & Sanskrit), M.A. Philosophy, M.A. (Education), M.A. (Yoga), P.G. Diploma in Yoga, M.B.A., M.B.A. E-Commerce, B.Sc. Forestry, M.Sc. Forestry, Master of Social work (Sociology), B. Lib., M. Lib., Bachelor of Visual Arts, Master of Visual Arts, M.B.A. (Tourism), M.Sc. (Geology), B. Pharm, M. Pharm. (General), Master of Geographic Information Science & Technology, B.B.A., L.L.B., L.L.M. & M.Sc. Microbiology
¤ Ph.D. programme in the subjects of almost all post-graduate departments.
Quality Initiatives undertaken during 2009-2012:
¤ Activating the Academic Decision Making Bodies
¤ Restructuring the Course Curriculum, Examination-Evaluation System and Faculties
¤ Alumni Cell has been established in May 2010
¤ UGC, New Delhi has given accreditation to Kumaun University as a nodal agency for conducting SET Exam 2012 for Uttarakhand State
¤ The Private sector partnership has already begun
¤ Sodhganga software has been installed to check the plagiarism in the researches.
¤ Establishing the New Courses and Study Centres viz. MBA (Tourism), M. Pharm. (Pharmacognocy, Pharmacology, Pharmaceutics & Pharmaceutical Chemistry), Master in Visual Arts & Net Coaching Centre for SC/SC students
Revamp of Academic and Administrative Activities
¤ Restoration of the position of Campus Director
¤ Creation of Directorate of Research and Extension and establishing the Research and Extension Advisory Committee
¤ Creation of Directorate of Placement and Counseling
¤ Creation of Directorate of Information and Communication Technology
¤ Activating the Internal Quality Assurance Cell
¤ Directorate of Information and Communication Technology
¤ Directorate of Sports