Doon University

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Doon University
दून विश्वविद्यालय
Doon University logo.png
Motto "ज्योतिर्वृणीत तमसो विजानन्"
Established 2005
Type State public university
Chancellor Governor of Uttarakhand
Vice-Chancellor Prof. V.K. Jain
Undergraduates 400
Postgraduates 250
80
Location Dehradun, Uttarakhand, India
Campus Suburban
Affiliations UGC, MHRD
Website doonuniversity.org

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.[2]

Campus[edit]

Doon University campus is located on Dehradun - Mothrowala Road, at a distance around eight kilometers from Dehradun city in foothills of Shivalik range. Doon University is a residential University. Students are expected to stay in the Hostel unless permitted otherwise. The students are encouraged to stay in the Campus as they will be required to participate in group discussions and attend tutorials after the regular classes. There are separate hostels for girls and boys. The hostels with single accommodation for each student are provided with modern facilities.[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. V.K. Jain is VC of the university.[4]

Academics[edit]

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 Communication[edit]

M.A Communication (40 Seats): Graduate in any subject from a recognized University with at least 50 percent marks (45 percent for SC/ST and other categories).[6]

School of Design[edit]

This school offer Bachelors of Design (B.Des.) course.[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, 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 Phisical 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]

School of Technology[edit]

This school offers a Integrated Master of Computer Application (MCA) degree course of five year duration after Intermediate.[6][5]

References[edit]

  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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Coordinates: 30°16′04″N 78°02′45″E / 30.2678065°N 78.045935°E / 30.2678065; 78.045935