Kumaun University

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Kumaun University
Kumaun University logo.gif
Established 1973
Type Public
Chancellor K.K. Paul
Vice-Chancellor H. S. Dhami
Location Nainital, Uttarakhand, India
Campus Urban
Affiliations UGC
Website www.kunainital.ac.in

Kumaun University is a state university[1] headquartered in Nainital, Uttarakhand, India.


The university was established in 1973 under the Uttarkhand State Act. It has two campuses, in Nainital and Almora, and 35 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.

  • Faculties of Arts
  • Faculties of Science
  • Faculties of Commerce & Management
  • Faculties of Education
  • Faculties of Law
  • Faculties of Medicine
  • Faculties of Technology and Visual Arts
  • Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences

UGC-Academic Staff College[edit]

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.[2]


  1. ^ "Universities in India (statewise)". fctworld.org. 
  2. ^ UGC-Academic Staff College homepage

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 29°23′29″N 79°26′46″E / 29.3914°N 79.4460°E / 29.3914; 79.4460