Hemwati Nandan Bahuguna Garhwal University


Hemvati Nandan Bahuguna Garhwal University
Hemwati Nandan Bahuguna Garhwal University logo.jpg
Former name
Garhwal University
TypeCentral University
Established1973 (49 years ago) (1973)
Location, ,
AffiliationsUGC, NAAC, AIU , ACU

Hemvati Nandan Bahuguna Garhwal University (formerly known as Garhwal University) is a Central University, established in 1973, located in Srinagar, Uttarakhand in Northern India.[1] The university is named after Hemvati Nandan Bahuguna, former Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh. The university is residential cum affiliating with jurisdiction over Garhwal region. It is on the banks of the river Alaknanda in the mid-Himalayas. University intake is through examination including Joint Entrance Examination – Main (JEE Main) for School of Engineering & Technology, CAT and MAT. The university is A Graded[2] with CGPA of 3.11 by the National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC).


The university was established in November 1973. It was renamed Hemvati Nandan Bahuguna Garhwal University in 1989 in commemoration of the memory of a leading statesman Hemvati Nandan Bahuguna. In 2009, Garhwal University was declared a Central University pursuant to the Central Universities Act.[3]


The university is a residential cum affiliating institution of higher learning. It has jurisdiction over seven districts of Garhwal region of Uttarakhand. Its headquarters are at Srinagar,112.9 km (70.2 mi) from Rishikesh along the Delhi-Mana National Highway. The university has three campuses: Birla Campus, Srinagar Garhwal with its extension at Chauras Campus, B. Gopal Reddy Campus, Pauri and Swami Ram Teerth (SRT) Campus, Badshahithaul, Tehri.[4] In addition, there are 121 colleges and institutes affiliated to it, spreading over seven districts of Garhwal region of Uttarakhand. The university offers undergraduate, post-graduate and research programmes in several various disciplines. Besides conventional courses under different streams of studies, the University has introduced some regionally relevant courses that are of greater significance for the mountainous areas.

  • Birla Campus – located at Srinagar (Garhwal) bisected into the Main Campus and the Chauras Campus by river Alaknanda. These campuses are 4.2 km (2.6 mi)apart.
  • B. Gopal Reddy Campus – on mountain slopes at Pauri (Garhwal), 30 km (19 mi) from Srinagar (Garhwal) and 105.4 km (65.5 mi) from Kotdwar, the nearest railway station
  • Swami Ram Teerth Campus – located at Badshahi Thaul (Tehri Garhwal) amidst dense pine forest (85 km (53 mi) from Srinagar (Garhwal) and 65 km (40 mi) from Rishikesh on the route to Gangotri)

Organisation and administration



Research facility

University Science Instrument Centre provides research facilities for research-oriented students.[5][6]

Central facilities

  • Central Library
  • Computer Centre
  • University Sports Board
  • Guest House
  • University Dispensary
  • University Science Instrument Centre
  • University Career Counseling and Placement Service
  • Women Cell for "Combating Sexual Harassment" and Creation of Healthy Environment in University

Other facilities

  • Auditorium
  • IT Infrastructure
  • Sports
  • Cafeteria
  • Medical/Hospital
  • Wireless fidelity (WiFi)
  • Alumni Associations
  • Boy's Hostel
  • Girl's Hostel
  • Transport

Self-financed affiliated institute

Student life

Students' Union

The Student Apex Body is the group of student leaders presiding over all the student unions of the colleges that are affiliated to HNB Garhwal University. The members of the apex body are elected by an indirect election amongst the university representatives coming from each college. There are about 161 colleges affiliated to HNB Garhwal University.

Notable alumni


  1. ^ Hemvati Nandan Bahuguna Official Website
  2. ^ Certificate of accreditation
  3. ^ Central Universities Ordinance, 2009, No. 3 of 2009 published in the Gazette of India, extraordinary Part-II, Sec-I, New Delhi, 15 January 2009.
  4. ^ [1][dead link]
  5. ^ User Registration Form and User Guide
  6. ^ Research Facilities Available and Facility Charges
  7. ^ "Baba Farid Institute of Technology". www.bfitdoon.com. Retrieved 26 December 2021.
  8. ^ a b "Top Bar | Hemvati Nandan Bahuguna Garhwal University" (PDF). hnbgu.ac.in. Retrieved 14 June 2021.
  9. ^ "Affiliation - Himalayan Institute of Technology". HIT Doon. Retrieved 24 July 2020.

External links

  • Official website