Uttarakhand Residential University


Uttarakhand Residential University
Uttarakhand Residential University logo.png
ChancellorGovernor of Uttarakhand
Vice-ChancellorH. S. Dhami
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Uttarakhand Residential University (URU), also known as Uttarakhand Aawasiya Vishwavidyalaya, is a state university[1] located at Almora, Uttarakhand, India. It was established in 2016 by the Government of Uttarakhand through the Uttarakhand Aawasiya Vishwavidyalaya Act, 2016 (Act No. 20 of 2016).[2] It is the second residential university in Uttarakhand following Doon University, and modeled after Jawaharlal Nehru University.[3] The first Vice-Chancellor (VC) was H. S. Dhami, formerly VC of Kumaun University.[4]

Repeal Act

In June 2020 the government of Uttarakhand repealed the Uttarakhand Aawasiya Vishwavidyalaya Act, 2016 through (Repeal) Act No.19 of 2020. Following that, the UGC removed URU from the list of state universities, effective August 2020.[5]


  1. ^ "List of State Universities as on 29.06.2017" (PDF). University Grants Commission. 29 June 2017. Retrieved 1 July 2017.
  2. ^ "About University". urualmora.org. Uttarakhand Residential University, Almora. Retrieved 24 August 2017.
  3. ^ Kunwar, Darshan (22 August 2015). "U'khand to get second residential university at Almora". The Times of India. Times News Network. Retrieved 24 August 2017.
  4. ^ "H S Dhami appointed VC of Uttarakhand Residential University". The Indian Express. Press Trust of India. 31 October 2016. Retrieved 24 August 2017.
  5. ^ "List of State Universities as on 14.12.2020" (PDF). University Grants Commission. 14 December 2020. Retrieved 30 December 2020.

External links

  • Official website