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

Gurukula Kangri (Deemed to be University)
Former name
Gurukula Kangri Vishwavidyalaya
TypePublic Deemed Institute (1962)
FounderSwami Shraddhanand
AccreditationUGC, NAAC B, AICTE
Budget100 crores
ChancellorSatya Pal Singh
Vice-ChancellorSomdev Shatanshu

29°55′12.16″N 78°7′22.69″E / 29.9200444°N 78.1229694°E / 29.9200444; 78.1229694
CampusUrban, 500 acres, (2.02 square kilometres)
NicknameGK (DU)
AffiliationsUGC AICTE

Gurukula Kangri (Deemed to be University) ('गुरुकुल कांगड़ी समविश्वविद्यालय') is a Government-funded Deemed to be University u/s 3 of the UGC Act 1956 located in Haridwar, Uttarakhand, India.[1] It is fully funded by UGC/ Govt. of India. It is NAAC "B" grade accredited.[2] Situated near the bank of the Ganges, Haridwar and about 200 km from New Delhi.[3] Gurukula Kangri has 25 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] The university has signed about 34 memorandums of understanding with industries, universities, NGOs, and institutions.[5]


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.[6] 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, Haridwar was established in 1993.[6]

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. Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan, Sh. Jamnalal Bajaj, Dr. Munje, Sadhu Vaswani, Pt. Jawaharlal Nehru, Smt. Indira Gandhi and Sh. Giani Zail Singh, Sh. L.K. Advani and in 2011 Smt. Meira Kumar the then speaker of the Lok Sabha,[6] Amit Shah, Jagdeep Dhankhar, Arif Mohmmad Khan, Ramesh Pokhriyal, Swami Ramdev, Acharya Balkrishna.

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 Gujranwala, Punjab. Swami Ji searched for a suitable palace in India according to the imagination of Dayananda Saraswati as mentioned in Satyarth Prakash. The Gurukula was shifted to Kangri Village of Bijnor district. There was a heavy flooded when the river changed course in 1924; the new and present campus was built subsequently on National Highway. The buildings of Gurukula in Kangri Village still exist. It is called as 'Punya Bhumi'. The Gurukula at Kangri had a mix of vedic and modern science education since its inception. Impressed by the devotion of Swami ji, the entire land mass of more than 1000 bigah was donated by Munshi Aman Singh of Bijnaur District to Panjab Arya Pratinidhi Sabha exclusively for the purposes of Gurukula Education. Swamiji had donated his entire wealth for the Gurukula. He was a visionary who propagated vedic education and use of Hindi as primary language of instruction in the Gurukula.


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The university has separate Campuses for Men and Women.

Faculties and Departments

Faculty of Oriental Studies[7]

  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
  4. Department of Computer Science

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 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 Pharmaceutical Sciences

  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

Courses[8] 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
  • Bachelor in Journalism (Hindi)
  • B.Sc in Yogic Science
  • B.Sc in Computer Science

Diploma Courses:

  • P.G. Diploma in Yogic Science
  • Diploma in Pharmacy (D. Pharm.)
  • Diploma in Vedic Paurohitya (Karmkand)
  • Diploma in Technology/Engineering (D.Tech.)
  • Polytechnic

Certificate Courses:

  • Yoga
  • Postgraduate Courses:
  • M.
  • M.Pharm.
  • 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.A. Music
  • M.Sc. Mathematics
  • M.Sc. Physics
  • M.Sc. Chemistry
  • M.Sc. Microbiology
  • M.Sc. Environmental Science
  • MCA
  • MBA, MBA(BE)
  • M.P. Ed



Vedic Literature

Ancient Indian History Cult. & Arch.



Yogic Science





Environmental Science

Management, Computer




Physical Education

Pharmaceutical Science

Electronics & Communication Engg.

Computer Science & Engg

Applied Science (Physics)

Applied Science (Chemistry)

Applied Science (Math)

Notable alumni

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  1. ^ a b "University". 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. ^ "MoU's and Academic Alliances – GKV". Retrieved 11 March 2022.
  6. ^ a b c "About Main Campus – GKV". Retrieved 23 May 2021.
  7. ^ "List of Departments – GKV". Retrieved 22 May 2021.
  8. ^ "Information Brochure: 2020-2021" (PDF).
  9. ^ Jaiswal, Sheo S. (4 December 2021). "Amid internal rift, Gurukul Kangri univ's ranking slips to B". The Times of India. Retrieved 26 April 2022.

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