Gurukul Kangri University

Summary

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

Gurukula Kangri (Deemed to be University)
Gurukul Kangri Vishwavidyalaya logo.jpg
TypePublic
Established1902
FounderSwami Shraddhanand
ChancellorDr. Satya Pal Singh
Vice-ChancellorProf. Roop Kishore Shastri
Students4000+
Location
29°55′12.16″N 78°7′22.69″E / 29.9200444°N 78.1229694°E / 29.9200444; 78.1229694
CampusRural, Urban
NicknameGKV
AffiliationsUGC
Websitewww.gkv.ac.in

Gurukula Kangri (deemed to be university; 'गुरुकुल कांगड़ी समविश्वविद्यालय') is a public central deemed to be university u/s 3 of the UGC act 1956 located in Haridwar, Uttarakhand, India.[1] It is fully funded by UGC. It is a NAAC "A" grade Accredited.[2] Situated near the bank of the Ganges about 6 km from Haridwar and about 200 km from New Delhi.[3] Gurukula Kangri has 24 academic departments covering Engineering, Applied Sciences, Vedic Sciences, Humanities and Social Sciences and Management programs with a strong emphasis on Vedic and Modern Sciences and technological education and research.[4]

History

Gurukula Kangri (Deemed to be University) was founded on 4 March 1902 by the Arya Samaj sannyasi Swami Shraddhanand, who was a follower of Dayananda Saraswati, with the sole aim to revive the ancient Indian gurukula system of education.[5] 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.

The Arya Samaj which advocated women’s education, as part of its policies for the upliftment of women in the country, established the Kanya Gurukula Campus, Dehradun in 1922 by Acharya Ramdevji making it a second campus of women’s education. But to give real shape to the dreams of Swami Shraddhanandaji, Kanya Gurukula Campus, Hardwar was established in 1993.[5]

The Gurukula has witnessed many distinguished guests. A few of them being C. F. Andrews, Ramsay MacDonald, Mahatma Gandhi, Pt. Madan Mohan Malaviya, 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,then speaker of the Lok Sabha.[5]

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 to the imagination of Dayananda Saraswati as mentioned in Satyarth Prakash. The site of Kangri village, Bijnor district, was flooded when the river changed course in 1924; the new (present) campus was built subsequently.

Campuses

The university has separate campuses for men and women.

  • Main Campus, Gurukula Kangri (Deemed to be University), Haridwar (males)
  • Kanya Campus, Haridwar (females)
  • Kanya Gurukul Mahavidhyalaya, Dehradun (females)
  • Faculty of Engineering and Technology, Haridwar (males)

Faculties and Departments

Faculty of Oriental Studies[6]

  1. Department of AIHC & Archaeology
  2. Department of Philosophy
  3. Department of Shradhanand Vedic Shodh Sansthan
  4. Department of Sanskrit
  5. Department of Veda
  6. Department of Jyotirvigyan and Karmkand

Faculty of Humanities

  1. Department of Psychology
  2. Department of Hindi
  3. Department of English

Faculty of Sciences

  1. Department of Mathematics & Statistics
  2. Department of Physics
  3. Department of Chemistry

Faculty of Life Sciences

  1. Department of Zoology and Environmental Science
  2. Department of Botany & Microbiology

Faculty of Management Studies

  1. Department of Management Studies

Faculty of Technology

  1. Department of Computer Science

Faculty of Engineering & Technology

  1. Department of Computer Science & Engineering
  2. Department of Electronics and Communication Engineering
  3. Department of Electrical Engineering
  4. Department of Mechanical Engineering
  5. Department of Applied Sciences

Faculty of Medical Science & Health

  1. Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences

Faculty of Yoga and Physical Education

  1. Department of Physical Education & Sports
  2. Department of Yogic Sciences

Faculty of Education

Courses Offered

Undergraduate Courses[7] Postgraduate Courses Ph.D Subjects
  • B.A.,
  • B.A. (Hons) in Veda/Sanskrit/Philosophy
  • B.Tech. (ECE,CSE,EE,ME)
  • B.P.Ed
  • B.Sc. (Maths Group- Phy/Chem/Comp Sc/Maths)
  • B.Sc. (Bio Group-Zool/Bot/Chem/Ind. Micro.)
  • B.Pharma
  • B.B.A
  • B.P. E.S


Diploma Courses:

  • P.G. Diploma in Hindi Journalism
  • P.G. Diploma in Yogic Science
  • Diploma in Pharmacy (D. Pharm.)
  • Diploma in Vedic Paurohitya (Karmkand)


Certificate Courses:

  • Yoga
  • The Art of Happiness
  • Sales Management
  • M.A. Sanskrit
  • M.A. English
  • M.A./M.Sc. Psychology
  • M.A./M.Sc. Yogic Science
  • M.A. Ancient Ind. History Cult. & Archaeology
  • M.A. Hindi
  • M.A. Philosophy
  • M.A. Veda
  • M.A. Jyotirvigyan & Vedic Karmakand
  • M.Sc. Mathematics
  • M.Sc. Physics
  • M.Sc. Chemistry
  • M.Sc. Microbiology
  • M.Sc. Environmental Science
  • MCA
  • MBA, MBA(BE), MBA(BF)
  • M.P. Ed
Sanskrit, English, Hindi

Vedic Literature

Ancient Indian History Cult. & Arch.

Psychology, Philosophy

Yogic Science

Mathematics, Chemistry, Physics

Microbiology, Environmental Science

Management, Computer

Science, Zoology, Botany

Physical Education

Pharmaceutical Science

Electronics & Communication Engg.,

Computer Science & Engg

Applied Sciences (Phy/Chem./Maths).

Notable alumni

Achievements

  • Deemed University Status: The distinguished services of this institution to the nation were recognized when it was given the status of Deemed to be University in 1962 by University Grants Commission.[1]
  • Four-Star Status: National Accreditation and Assessment Council (NAAC) has awarded four-star status to the Vishwavidyalaya in 2015 valid up to 15 November 2020.[2]
  • Centenary Year: Vishwavidyalaya celebrated 2002 as its centenary year.
  • Membership: Gurukula Kangri Vishwavidyalaya is a Registered autonomous institute. All the degrees conferred by the vishwavidyalaya are recognized by UGC and AICTE wherever required.[citation needed]
  • Gurukula Kangri Vishwavidyalaya is a member of the Association of Indian Universities and Association of Commonwealth Universities.[citation needed]

References

  1. ^ a b "University". www.ugc.ac.in. Retrieved 23 May 2021.
  2. ^ a b "NAAC Certificate" (PDF).
  3. ^ "Gurukul Kangri University | District Haridwar, Government of Uttarakhand | India". Retrieved 23 May 2021.
  4. ^ "List of Departments | GKV". Retrieved 6 October 2020.
  5. ^ a b c "About Main Campus – GKV". Retrieved 23 May 2021.
  6. ^ "List of Departments – GKV". Retrieved 22 May 2021.
  7. ^ "Information Brochure: 2020-2021" (PDF).

Further reading

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

External links

  • Gurukula Kangri (Deemed to be University) Website
  • District of Haridwar website
  • Uttarakhand Government Portal