Established under the U.P. State Universities Act (1973), then named as Garhwal University was founded in December 1973. It was rechristened in 1989 as Hemvati Nandan Bahuguna Garhwal University.

Today HNBG University is amongst the ten largest University of the country with 3 campuses and more than 180 affiliating colleges and institutes (both state run and self-financed). Since its inception, despite the limited resources and various geographical constraints, the University has charted a course of growth and development, to gain recognition as one of the better universities in India. As a mark of appreciation for its academic achievements, HNB Garhwal University was upgraded as a Central University under the Central Universities Act, 2009.

The University is located at Srinagar (105 kms from Rishikesh) on the banks of river Alaknanda, one of the major tributaries of river Ganga. The serene environment presents a near perfect setting for intellectual pursuits.  […]