Hemwati Nandan Bahuguna Garhwal University
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|Type||Central Public University|
|Vice-Chancellor||Prof. J. L. Kaul|
|Location||Srinagar, Pauri Garhwal, Uttarakhand, India|
Hemwati Nandan Bahuguna Garhwal University (formerly known as Garhwal University) is a public university located at Srinagar town in the Pauri Garhwal district of Uttarakhand state in northern India. Named after Hemwati Nandan Bahuguna, the university is residential cum affiliating with jurisdiction over Garhwal district of the region. It is situated on the banks of the river Alaknanda in the mid-Himalayas.
Inception of Garhwal University on Dec. 1 st 1973 was the fulfillment of a long cherished dream of the local people .The University was established under the provisions of Uttar Pardesh State Universities Act (Act No. 10 of 1973) on 1.12.1973 and the Act come in force w.e.f. 1.12.1973.
The name of the university was rechristened to Hemwati Nandan Bahuguna Garhwal University in 1989 in commemoration of the memory of a leading statesman of the country, the son of the soil, Hemwati Nandan Bahuguna, and subsequently established as central university under the provision of the Central Universities Ordinance, 2009, No.3 of 2009 published in the gazette of India, extraordinary Part-II, Sec-I, New Delhi, 15 January 2009. The University is among the ten largest Universities of the country with 3 campuses and more than 180 affiliated colleges and institutes (both state run/aided and self-financed) and examining approximately 150000 students annually, providing higher education services in 7 out of the 13 Districts of the State of Uttarakhand.
The University has state of art research facilities, some of the best teachers and close academic relations with a number of premier institutions. With its Headquarters at Srinagar some 108 K.M. from Rishikesh along the Delhi-Niti National Highway, Birla Campus at Mussoorie (bisected into two halves. the Srinagar Campus and the Chauras Campus by the river Alaknanda), BGR Campus set on enticing mountain slopes at Pauri (30 K.M. from Srinagar and some 100 K.M. from Kotdwar, the nearest railway station) and SRT Campus at Badshahi Thaul (Tehri Garhwal) amidst dense pine forest (some 85 K.M. from Srinagar and 65 K.M. from Rishikesh on the route to Gangotri). the University offers a variety of higher learning courses and academic programmes through 10 Faculties. As a mark of the appreciation of its importance and achievements it has been upgraded as a Central University.
The Student Apex Body of the University is the Apex body of student leaders presiding over all the student unions of the colleges that are affiliated to HNB Garhwal Central University. The members of student apex body are elected by an indirect election amongst the University Representatives coming from each college. Currently there are about 184 colleges affiliated to HNB Garhwal Central University.