Himalayan Garhwal University (HGU) is established and incorporated by Government of Uttarakhand Act No. 33 of 2016. Vide Notification no. XXXVI (3)/2016/48(1)/2016) of Uttarakhand Shashan (Vidhayee & Sansdiya Karyavibhag) and under Section 2(f) of the University Grant Commission (UGC) Act, 1956. Himalayan Garhwal University is situated in a peaceful and pollution free environment close to nature of Garhwal ranges of Shivalik hills. The Campus of University is surrounded by natural panoramic views which provides an ideal environment for higher education.
University has been established with a clear mission, vision and specific objectives of imparting quality education. Education and Training is supporting employment of quality manpower. Promoters of the university have varied experiences of education and business environment and have poured these experiences in the conceptualization and establishment of University. They are well aware of the geographical location and social needs of the hilly areas of Uttarakhand and committed to produce skilled manpower.
Migration of Population in the search of higher education and employment from hilly region of Uttarakhand is a major issue. The State Government is trying it’s best to minimize migration. Therefore with the Government support the Himalayan Garhwal University will be able to address this problem of migration. HGU will not only reduce migration of Hill Area but all encourage students from metro who are willing to study in pollution free environment especially at hilly areas. HGU also welcomes students from other countries for quality education of international standards at hill area of Uttarakhand.
HGU is especially focusing on the educational needs of women, the tribal’s and other marginalized sections. The university has also signed memorandum of understanding with several leading research institutions, companies and professional bodies for the benefit of its students.