|Vice-Chancellor||Prof Rakesh Bhatnagar|
|Location||Nainital, Uttarakhand, India|
Kumaun University is headquartered in Nainital, India. The university was established in 1973 under the UP State Act. It has two campuses, in Nainital and Almora, and 27 affiliated colleges spread over the Kumaun region. A campus is being developed at Bhimtal. It imparts research and teaching in 23 postgraduate and 4 undergraduate departments. The university serves the education needs of the socially and economically weak region.
The teaching and research activities are being carried out in both the residential campuses and affiliated colleges of the university.
 UGC-Academic Staff College
The UGC-Academic Staff College, Kumaun University, Nainital was sanctioned by the UGC, New Delhi on 10 October 2006 and started its first orientation programme on 12 February 2007. In addition to conducting orientation programmes and refresher courses, the UGC-ASC undertakes a number of innovative extension activities.
UGC-ASC Nainital also conducted short-term courses (2–6 days) for the senior faculty and professional development programme for non-teaching staff.
The UGC-ASC, Kumaun University, Nainital shares the vision of making quality the defining element of higher education in India. It is envisaged that the college will engage not only in its primary task of training of teachers of higher education institutions but will also undertake varied innovative extension activities in the academic arena.
The UGC-ASC Nainital is single Academic Staff College in the state of Uttarakhand and is to play a leading role in the pursuit of excellence in higher education in the region. The overall vision is to make the Academic Staff College a centre for academic activity that will contribute to the development of this Himalayan region.
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