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

Gurukula Kangri (Deemed to be University)
Gurukul Kangri Vishwavidyalaya logo.jpg
Former name
Gurukula Kangri Vishwavidyalaya
FounderSwami Shraddhanand
AccreditationNAAC A Grade
ChancellorDr. Satya Pal Singh
Vice-ChancellorProf. Roop Kishore Shastri

29°55′12.16″N 78°7′22.69″E / 29.9200444°N 78.1229694°E / 29.9200444; 78.1229694
CampusRural, Urban

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. It is NAAC "A" grade accredited.[2] Situated near the bank of the Ganges about 6 km from 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]

History of GKV

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, Hardwar 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 Radha Krishnan, Sh. Jamnalal Bajaj, Dr. Munje, Sadhu Vaswani, Pt. Jawahar Lal Nehru, Smt. Indira Gandhi and Sh. Gyani Jail Singh, Sh. L.K. Advani and in 2011 Smt. Meira Kumar the then speaker of the Lok Sabha.[6]

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 Gujrawala, Punjab. During India Partition Swami ji searched for a suitable palace in India according to the imagination of Dayananda Saraswati as mentioned in Satyarth Prakash. The site of Kangri village, Bijnor district, was flooded when the river changed course in 1924; the new (Present) campus was built Subsequently.


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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

Undergraduate Courses[8] Postgraduate Courses 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

Diploma Courses:

  • P.G. Diploma in Hindi Journalism
  • P.G. Diploma in Yogic Science
  • Diploma in Pharmacy (D. Pharm.)
  • Diploma in Vedic Paurohitya (Karmkand)

Certificate Courses:

  • Yoga
  • The Art of Happiness
  • Sales Management
  • 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.Sc. Mathematics
  • M.Sc. Physics
  • M.Sc. Chemistry
  • M.Sc. Microbiology
  • M.Sc. Environmental Science
  • MCA
  • M.P. Ed
Sanskrit, English, Hindi

Vedic Literature

Ancient Indian History Cult. & Arch.

Psychology, Philosophy

Yogic Science

Mathematics, Chemistry, Physics

Microbiology, Environmental Science

Management, Computer

Science, Zoology, Botany

Physical Education

Pharmaceutical Science

Electronics & Communication Engg.

Computer Science & Engg

Applied Sciences (Phy/Chem./Maths)

Notable alumni

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  1. ^ a b "University". Retrieved 23 May 2021.
  2. ^ a b "NAAC Certificate" (PDF).((cite web)): CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  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).((cite web)): CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  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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