Himalayan University is a private university of India located at the Nahalagun in Itanagar established in 2013. The Himalayan University is accredited and recognized by the University Grants Commission under the section of 2 f of UGC act 1956. With its introduction to Arunachal Pradesh, a capital city Itanagar has now tagged with Himalayan University where students will find a wide range of degree programs at under graduate, post graduate and doctoral levels. The Arunachal Pradesh Gazette too approved the segment of Himalayan University under state government approval act no 6 of 2013.
Himalayan University was founded in 2013 under the Jeen foundation being as one of the state universities of Arunachal Pradesh where on 29 September 2012, the Arunachal Pradesh Assembly had passed the education bill for setting up of Himalayan University in the state by voice vote. At the same time, the Education Minister of the state Bosiram Siram said that the main aim behind passing the university was to boost the education system while offering new methods of imparting higher education. On 30 July 2013; Himalayan University has got higher education accreditation from IAO – International Accreditation organization.
Himalayan University has been assessed and approved in accordance with the guidelines of ISO 9001:2008.
Himalayan University has been awarded as "Best university of the year (East)" in excellence in education under 4th Annual India Education Award 2014 by Franchise India.
Himalayan University is winner of "Best Start Up University" by Digital Learning under World Education Summit 2014.
Himalayan University has been awarded as Best University For "Innovation in Rural Education" by Indian Education Innovation Awards 2014.
Himalayan University has been awarded with "e-Campus Award For Higher Education" under South Asia Education Summit Awards 2014.
Himalayan University has been awarded as Best University in Rural Area under National Education Excellence ASSOCHAM Awards – 2015.
Himalayan University was awarded as "Leading University of the Year (North East India)" under Brands Achiever Awards 2015 for pursued excellence in consumer satisfaction and signifies the appreciation of its target audience in respect of Quality Higher Education.