Vice Chancellor’s Message
H.N.B.Garhwal University, an institution of higher learning, academic excellence, established under the U.P. State Universities Act (1973) in December 1973 by the name of Garhwal Universitywas renamed Hemwati Nandan Bahuguna Garhwal University in the memory of Late Sri H.N. Bahuguna in 1989. As a mark of the appreciation of its importance and achievements it has been upgraded as a Central University under the Central Universities Act of 2009. Our University is among the ten largest Universities of the country with 3 campuses and about 176 affiliated colleges, providing higher education in 7 out of the 13 Districts of the State of Uttarakhand.
While the University has come a long way since its inception, it has to keep pace with the changing needs and expectations of the society. It has to successfully perform the multiple roles of creating new knowledge, acquiring new capabilities and producing an intelligent human resource pool for the promotion of economic growth, cultural development, social cohesion, equity and justice.
Choosing a university is one of the most important decisions, a student takes in his life. In the process, one will have to take into consideration many factors like the reputation of the University, its location, its alumni,the courses and the facilities offered by the university.We have a wide range of courses which are open to students at all India level. We also strive to provide various facilities to our students. We emphasize not only the purpose of education, but also the essence of education, and strive to provide an integrated approach to learning and education.
I believe education is above more than employability. It includes progress with a vision, developing different perspectives and opening one’s mind to the immense avenues of leadership, dynamism and entrepreneurship.
I am glad that H.N.B.Garhwal University has a rich and competent faculty, hardworking staff who are whole heartedly concerned with creation and diffusion of knowledge in the best possible way. The university has also rich and illustrious alumni, which speaks about the role played by this university in constructing a rich resource base. I am also glad that we have a rich body of students, who make our campus vibrant and who participate in various educational and co-curricular activities. Garhwal being part of Himalayan region has also plentiful natural resources, which adds to its glory.
The university is already running some of the most dynamic and multi-dimensional courses. It is in the process of starting new courses, in tune with newer challenges of education, learning and research. We at the university are committed to a collective, systematic, responsible and productive growth of the university for the benefit of students and society at large.
I invite every young aspirant, inquisitive mind and dreamer from across the country to experience a unique learning experience in the serenity of Himalayan environment.
With best wishes.
Jawahar Lal Kaul