Hemvati Nandan Bahuguna Garhwal University
Former name
Garhwal University
TypeCentral University
Established1973 (51 years ago) (1973)
Vice-ChancellorProf. Annapurna Nautiyal
Location, ,

30°13′32″N 78°48′14″E / 30.225441528581655°N 78.80389893533093°E / 30.225441528581655; 78.80389893533093
AffiliationsUGC, AIU , ACU

Hemvati Nandan Bahuguna Garhwal University (HNBGU) (formerly known as Garhwal University) is a Central University, established in 1973, located in Srinagar in the Pauri Garhwal district of Uttarakhand in Northern India.[1] The university is named after Hemvati Nandan Bahuguna, former Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh. The university is residential cum affiliating with jurisdiction over Garhwal region. It is on the banks of the river Alaknanda in the mid-Himalayas. University intake is through examination including Joint Entrance Examination – Main (JEE Main) for School of Engineering & Technology, CAT and MAT. The university is A Graded[2] with CGPA of 3.11 by the National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC).


The university was established in November 1973. It was renamed Hemvati Nandan Bahuguna Garhwal University in 1989 in commemoration of the memory of a leading statesman Hemvati Nandan Bahuguna. In 2009, Garhwal University was declared a Central University pursuant to the Central Universities Act.[3]


The university is a residential cum affiliating institution of higher learning. It has jurisdiction over seven districts of Garhwal region of Uttarakhand. Its headquarters are at Srinagar, 112.9 km (70.2 mi) from Rishikesh along the Delhi-Mana National Highway. The university has three campuses: Birla Campus, Srinagar Garhwal with its extension at Chauras Campus, B. Gopal Reddy Campus, Pauri and Swami Ram Teerth (SRT) Campus, Badshahithaul, Tehri.[4] In addition, there are 121 colleges and institutes affiliated to it, spreading over seven districts of Garhwal region of Uttarakhand. The university offers undergraduate, post-graduate and research programmes in several various disciplines. Besides conventional courses under different streams of studies, the University has introduced some regionally relevant courses that are of greater significance for the mountainous areas.

Organisation and administration



Research facility

University Science Instrument Centre provides research facilities for research-oriented students.[5][6]

Central facilities

Other facilities

Self-financed affiliated institute

Student life

Students' Union

The Student Apex Body is the group of student leaders presiding over all the student unions of the colleges that are affiliated to HNB Garhwal University. The members of the apex body are elected by an indirect election amongst the university representatives coming from each college. There are about 161 colleges affiliated to HNB Garhwal University. Student Union in HNBGU University Campuses are directly elected by voting of students reading here.


  1. ^ Hemvati Nandan Bahuguna Official Website
  2. ^ Certificate of accreditation
  3. ^ Central Universities Ordinance, 2009, No. 3 of 2009 published in the Gazette of India, extraordinary Part-II, Sec-I, New Delhi, 15 January 2009.
  4. ^ "Brief about University | Hemvati Nandan Bahuguna Garhwal University". Archived from the original on 8 August 2020. Retrieved 10 August 2020.
  5. ^ User Registration Form and User Guide
  6. ^ Research Facilities Available and Facility Charges
  7. ^ "Doon (P.G) College of Agriculture Science And Technology". www.bfitdoon.com. Retrieved 26 December 2021.
  8. ^ a b "Top Bar | Hemvati Nandan Bahuguna Garhwal University" (PDF). hnbgu.ac.in. Retrieved 14 June 2021.
  9. ^ "Affiliation - Himalayan Institute of Technology". HIT Doon. Retrieved 24 July 2020.