About Kumaun University
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 32 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 past 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 Dinesh Kumar Nauriyal, a renowned academecian 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.