|Motto||"ज्योतिर्वृणीत तमसो विजानन्"|
|Type||State public university|
|Chancellor||Governor of Uttarakhand|
|Vice-Chancellor||Prof. Surekha Dangwal|
Doon University's campus is around eight kilometers from Dehradun in the foothills of the Shivalik range and on the banks of the Rispana river. It started as a residential university, but has permitted day students since 2013. The university covers 52.35 acres and includes separate accommodation for male and female students.
Doon University is a State University under the jurisdiction of the government of Uttarakhand. The Governor of the state is ex-officio Chancellor of the university and appoints the university's Vice Chancellor, its full-time chief executive. The Vice Chancellor chairs a Board of Management, which oversees financial and administrative matters and ratifies recommendations of other councils of the university.
The school offers courses in mass communication including journalism, media studies, social and development communication, advertising, public relations, photography, radio, television, films, animation, graphic design, multimedia, media management and communication research. The school has a media production centre consisting of a TV studio and production facility. Its courses include contributions from media industry professionals.
The school offers postgraduate courses in environmental technology and natural resource management.
The university Central Library opened in 2009, offering print and electronic learning materials both of its own and via the INFLIBNET consortium.
The university has facilities for cricket, football, badminton, basketball and table-tennis.