Doon University

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Doon University
दून विश्वविद्यालय
Doon University logo.png
Motto "ज्योतिर्वृणीत तमसो विजानन्"
Type State public university
Established 2005
Chancellor Governor of Uttarakhand
Vice-Chancellor Prof. V.K. Jain
Undergraduates 400
Postgraduates 250
Location Dehradun, Uttarakhand, India
Campus Suburban
Affiliations UGC, MHRD

Doon University (Hindi: दून विश्वविद्यालय) is a state public university located in the city of Dehradun in north Indian state of Uttarakhand. The university was established by Government of Uttarakhand through an Act of the Uttarakhand Legislative Assembly in October 2005.[1] The first academic session of university was started from July 2009. The university follows a semester system with two semesters every year. Doon University is in the list of premier universities of University Grants Commission.[2]


Doon University Admin Block
Doon University Campus

Doon University campus is located on Dehradun - Mothrowala Road, at a distance around eight kilometers from Dehradun city in foothills of Shivalik range and at the river bank of Rispana river. Doon University was established as a residential University. Students were expected to stay in the Hostel unless permitted otherwise. The university changed itself to the day and residential university in 2013. After which the students have an option to become a day scholar. There are separate hostels for girls and boys. The hostels with single accommodation for each student are provided with modern facilities. It has a fully Wi-Fi enabled campus. The university is spread in 52.35 acres. Its lush green environment makes it one of the most beautiful universities of India. Watch this video to have a look at this university. Doon university Life[3]

Administration and organization[edit]

In the Indian higher education system, Doon University is classified as a State University.[30] The university is in the jurisdiction of the state government of Uttarakhand. The Governor of the state is ex-officio Chancellor of the university and (s)he appoints a Vice-chancellor (VC), who functions as a full-time Chief executive of the university. The Vice-chancellor chairs a Board of Management, which is the highest executive body of the university and oversees primarily financial and administrative matters and also ratifies recommendations of other councils of the university. Governor of Uttarakhand Dr. Krishan Kant Paul is the present Chancellor and Prof. Vinod Kumar Jain is VC of the university.[4]

Central Library[edit]

Library Reading section

The Central Library was established in 2009. The library has two parts. One is ar eading section and another is the textbook section. Both sections have more than 13,000 printed documents, including textbooks, reference books, reports, yearbooks, manuals and case studies. The library also subscribes 56 print magazines/journals/newspapers, of which 17 are also available in electronic form. The library subscribes ScienceDirect, through which readers can gain access to 106 online journals. Besides this all, the library provides its readers access to OPAC, DELNET and INFLIBNET. The library is open to the university students, faculty and non-faculty members. Through Inter Library Loan, the library provides access to 1,81,51,854 bibliographic records, 36,940 periodicals, 9,22,122 periodical articles, CD-ROM databases of 22,276 records, video recordings of 6,000 cassettes, sound recordings of 1,072 records, 70,296 theses and much more.

Library reading section[edit]

This section provides more than 4000 printed documents, including reference books, novels, case studies, reports, magazines including India Today, The Outlook, Time etc. The Section also subscribes daily newspapers including Amar Ujala, Hindustan Times etc. It also consists hundreds of audio and visual documents. This section provides access to all documents under Inter Library Loan, OPAC and other online databases.

Library textbook section[edit]

As the name suggests, this section of the Central Library consists of textbooks of all the UG/PG courses covered by the different schools of the university. Students and Faculty members are allocated books under some conditions. It has nearly every course book for the students.


Constituent schools[edit]

Doon University is a non-affiliating university and its academic activities are organized through its eight constituent schools (faculties), which run different undergraduate (UG), Postgraduate (PG) and Doctoral degree programs. Eight schools of university are listed below.[5]

School of Technology (SOT)[edit]

The school was established in 2014. It holds the control of IT services in the university. This school offers Integrated Master of Computer Application (iMCA) degree course of five-year duration after Intermediate. The total intake of the course is 40. The candidate should have at least 50% in intermediate with maths as a prominent subject. The duration of the course is five years, however the students have an option to leave after three years with a BCA degree. Students have to clear an exam in order to get admission in the school. From the academic year 2016-17, the school will also offer a 6-month postgraduate diploma in cloud computing. [6][5]

School of Media and Communication (SMC)[edit]

The school offers Integrated MA(5 years) and MA(2 years) in mass communication. The school focuses on areas of mass communication viz. journalism, media studies, social and development communication, advertising, public relations, photography, radio, television, films, animation, graphic design, multi-media, media management and communication research. The campus placement is available for this course. The school has a total intake of 40 students both in MA and integrated MA.

Electronic Media Production Centre[edit]

The school has a state of art media production centre equipped with latest technology currently used by the media industry. It consists of a TV studio with multi camera production facility, digital still photography and high-definition video cameras with accessories for indoor and outdoor shoots. Students, time to time get training from professionals currently working in news channels, production houses. [6]

School of Design[edit]

This school offers Bachelor of Design course (B.Des.) lasting 4 years. The course has been started from the academic session 2015. This school is one of the few design programs in India that is based in a university education framework. The school offers a one-year common design foundation programme followed by three years of specialization in graphic design, film and animation design, product design or craft design.[6][5]

School of Environment and Natural Resources[edit]

M.Tech in environmental technology with 20 seats. M.Sc. Natural Resource Management (20 Seats): Graduation in biological or applied sciences from a recognized University with at least 50 percent marks (45 percent for SC/ST) M.Sc. Environmental Studies (20 Seats) Graduation in basic or applied sciences from a recognized University with at least 50 percent marks (45 percent for SC/ST) Ph.D Programme Master's degree from a recognized University with minimum of 60% of marks or equivalent OGPA in the relevant field and those who have qualified the NET/JRF examination conducted by CSIR/UGC/ICMR/DBT.[6][5]

School of Languages[edit]

Integrated Five Years M.A in Chinese, Spanish, French, German Languages (20 Seats in each Language): 10+2 in any subject from a recognized Education Board with 50 percent marks (45 percent for SC/ST). Lateral exit after three years may be permissible .in that case Bechlor degree will be awarded.[6][5]

School of Management[edit]

Graduation in any subject from a recognized University with at least 50 percent marks (45 percent for SC/ST category). Admission will be based on valid CAT/MAT scores followed by Group discussion & Interview at the discretion of the University.[6][5]

School of Physical Sciences[edit]

This school offers Integrated Master of Science in Physics/Chemistry/Mathematics and Computer Science. It also offers Master in Physics (M.Phy) and Master in Mathematics (M.Math) post graduation degree courses.[5][6]

School of Social Sciences[edit]

Graduation with at least 50 per cent marks (45 per cent for SC/ST) from a recognized University with Economics as one of the subjects or Graduation in any discipline with minimum 60 per cent marks (55 per cent for SC/ST).[5][6]


InterUniversity Youth Fest at Doon University

The university has a lot of playgrounds including cricket, football,badminton courts, basketball courts, table-tennis and a lot of other stuffs. The games between different schools of the university are organised time to time. Also the university students participate in different Inter-university sports tournaments.


  1. ^ "Doon University Act, 2005" (PDF). Governor of Uttarakhand. Retrieved 21 May 2011. 
  2. ^ "About Doon University". Doon University. Retrieved 1 May 2014. 
  3. ^ "Facilities: Doon University". Doon University. Retrieved 9 October 2014. 
  4. ^ "Administration: Doon University". Doon University. Retrieved 1 May 2014. 
  5. ^ a b c d e f g h "Doon University Prospectus 2015-16" (PDF). Doon University. Retrieved 25 May 2015. 
  6. ^ a b c d e f g h "Prospectus: Doon University". Doon University. Retrieved 19 May 2015. 

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