Gurukul Kangri Vishwavidyalaya

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Coordinates: 29°55′18″N 78°7′39″E / 29.92167°N 78.12750°E / 29.92167; 78.12750

Gurukula Kangri University
Gurukul Kangri Vishwavidyalaya logo.jpg
Type Public
Established 1902
Chancellor Dr. Ram Prakash
Vice-Chancellor Prof. Surendra Kumar
Location Haridwar, Uttarakhand, India
Campus Rural, Urban
Affiliations UGC
Website www.gkv.ac.in

Gurukula Kangri University or Gurukul Kangri Vishwavidyalaya ('गुरुकुल कांगड़ी विश्वविद्यालय') is a Deemed to be University in the city of Haridwar in the Indian state of Uttarakhand.

History[edit]

Gurukula Kangri Vishwavidyalaya was founded on March 4, 1902 by the Arya Samaj missionary Swami Shraddhanand, who was a follower of Dayanand Saraswati, with the sole aim to revive the ancient Indian gurukula system of education. It is on the bank of the Ganges about 6 km from Hardwar and about 200 km from Delhi. This institution was established with the objective of providing an indigenous alternative to Lord Macaulay’s education policy by imparting education in the areas of vedic literature, Indian philosophy, Indian culture, modern sciences, and research.

It is a deemed to be university fully funded the by UGC/Govt. of India.

The Arya Samaj advocated women’s education. As part of its policies for the upliftment of women in the country, Kanya Gurukula Campus, Dehradun was established in 1922 by Acharya Ramdevji as a second campus of women’s education. To give real shape to the dreams of Swami Shraddhanandaji, Kanya Gurukula Campus, Hardwar was established in 1993.

Gurukula has witnessed many distinguished guests. A few of them are C.F. Andrews, Ramsay Mcdonald, Mahatma Gandhi, Pt. Madan Mohan Malviya, Dr. Rajendra Prasad, Dr Radha Krishnan, Sh.Jamnalal Bajaj, Dr. Munje, Sadhu Vaswani, Pt. Jawahar Lal Nehru, Smt. Indira Gandhi and Sh. Gyani Jail Singh, Sh. L.K. Advani and in 2011 Smt. Meira Kumar, speaker Lok Sabha visited.

The impetus for the foundation was found in the teachings and activities of Dayananda Saraswati, founder of the Arya Samaj. The first foundation brick was laid down in Gujrawala, Punjab. During India Partition Swami ji searched for a suitable palace in India according the imagination of Dayananda Saraswati as mentioned in Satyaarth Prakash. The site of Kangri village, Bijnor district, was flooded when the river changed course in 1924; the new (present) campus was built subsequently.[1]

Campuses[edit]

The university has separate campuses for men and women.

  • Main Campus, Gurukul Kangri University, Haridwar (males)
  • Kanya Gurukul Mahavidhyalaya, Haridwar (females)
  • Kanya Gurukul Mahavidhyalaya, Dehradun (females)

Faculties[edit]

The university provides education in modern sciences, technology and management, as well as covering traditional subjects such as Vedic literature, Indian philosophy and culture.

The Faculty of Life Science provide B.Sc., M.Sc. and Ph.D degree in the following subjects:

  • Botany (B.Sc./Ph.D)
  • Zoology (only in B.Sc./Ph.D)
  • Industrial Microbiology/Microbiology (B.Sc, M.Sc. and Ph.D)
  • Environmental Science

The Faculty of Engineering and Technology provides B.Tech. degrees in the following subjects:

  • Computer Science and Engineering
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Electronics and Communication Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering

The Faculty of Management Studies provides the following PG degree programs and now UG program (2013 onwards) in the areas of management, finance and economics:

  • Master of Business Administration (with electives in HR, Marketing, Finance, Production & IT)
  • Master of Business Finance (with electives in Investment, Banking & Insurance)
  • Master of Business Economics
  • Bachelor of Business Administration
  • Master of Computer Application

Research and consulting facilities are available in the department.

Notable Alumni[edit]

Achievements[edit]

References[edit]

Further reading[edit]

  • Gurukul Kangri Vishwavidyalaya, Haridwar ka Sau Varsh ka Itihas, by Jayadev Vedalankar. Bhartiya Vidya Prakashan, Delhi, 2002.
  • Speech at Gurukul, Hardwar (April 8, 1915). Collected Works, by Gandhi. Published by Publications Division, Ministry of Information and Broadcasting, Govt. of India, 1958. v.13. Page 46.

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