The Doon University, located in the lush green foothills of Shivalik, is dedicated to promoting excellence in teaching and research while offering a full range of multi-disciplinary academic programmes at the undergraduate, postgraduate and doctoral level. A unitary and residential university located on the outskirt of the city, it has a scenic campus with a state-of-art infrastructure, stunning architecture and a soothing environment.
Aiming at creating an autonomous and accountable institution of higher learning, the university was established by the Government of Uttarakhand by Doon University Act, 2005 (Uttaranchal Adhiniyam Sankhaya 18 of 2005) and recognized under 12 (B) of UGC Act. The spirit of the Act is to create an autonomous and accountable institution of higher learning. Accordingly, the university intends to impart socially and economically relevant education. It also aims to provide lead in frontier areas of research and pedagogy. Having a huge and challenging mandate, the university started its first academic session in August 2009 and has stood up to the challenges during such a relatively short period of time.
Vision and Mission of the University
In accordance with the provision in Section 5(1) of the Act, the Doon University envisions itself as a Centre of Excellence and set high standards for creation and dissemination of knowledge through teaching and research in the chosen areas of studies, both in India and around the world.
The university will be known for:
Student and learning-to-learn centered pedagogy supported by a community of eminent research-scholars;
Leadership through collaborative educational ventures;
Value- based learning;
Offer state-of-the-art educational programmes in cutting-edge disciplines of regional, national and international relevance;
Conduct high quality and multi-disciplinary research to push the boundaries of knowledge in the chosen areas;
Provide a challenging and conducive environment for scholar-researchers to engage in pursuit of excellence.