Gurukul Kangri University or Gurukul Kangri Vishwavidyalaya is a Deemed University located in the city of Haridwar in the Indian state of Uttarakhand.
The Institution was founded on March 4, 1902 by Swami Shraddhanand (1856-1926), a member of the Arya Samaj, with the aim of reviving the ancient Hindu educational system of residential schools or gurukuls imparting esoteric knowledge under the direct guidance of a guru.
In 1962, it was accorded a Deemed University Status by University Grants Commission. In 1922, a sister-institution, the Kanya Gurukul Mahavidyalaya was founded at Dehradun by Acharya Ramdev as a second campus of women’s education, which shifted to its new campus alongside the Gurukul Kangri University in Haridwar in 1993.
The Gurukul Kangri university provides education in modern sciences, technology and management, as well as covering traditional subjects such as Vedic literature, Indian philosophy and culture.
The Faculty of Engineering and Technology provides B.Tech. degrees in Computer Science and Engineering, Electrical Engineering and Electronics and Communication Engineering
The Faculty of Management Studies provides the following PG degree programs in the area of management, finance and economics, Master of Business Administration (MBA with electives in HR, Marketing, Finance, Production & IT), Master of Business Finance (with electives in Investment, Banking & Insurance) and Master of Business Economics
University has the following features:
Colleges: It consists of six University Colleges, corresponding to different faculties.
Faculties: Arts, Science, Oriental Studies, Management Studies, Technology.
Academic Courses: Vedic 7 Classical Sanskrit Literature, General Science incl. Botany, Chemistry, Comp. Sc., Industrial Microbiology, Statistics, Maths, Zoology, Physics, Management, Computer Science.
Degrees: Vidyalankar (equivalent to BA), BPED, BSc, MSc, B Tech and PhD in various Art and Science subjects.
Library: 1,27,275 books and 308 subscribed periodicals.
Enrollment: About 650, with 420 males and 230 females students.
Vocational Courses: One year PG Diploma in Museology, Archaeology, Industrial Microbiology, Vocational Hindi & English.
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