Kumaun University
Kumaun University logo.png
Established1 December 1973
ChancellorLt. Gen (Retd.) Gurmit Singh
Vice-ChancellorNK Joshi[1]

Kumaun University is a state university[2] headquartered in Nainital, Uttarakhand, India.

In 2017, it hosted the first Kautik Student Film Festival.[3][4]


The university has two campuses, DSB Campus Nainital, and KU campus Bhimtal.

UGC-Academic Staff College

The UGC-Academic Staff College, Kumaun University, Nainital was sanctioned by the UGC, New Delhi on 10 October 2006 and started its first orientation programme on 12 February 2007.[citation needed] In addition to conducting orientation programmes and refresher courses, the UGC-ASC undertakes a number of extension activities.[citation needed]

UGC-ASC Nainital conducted short-term courses (2–6 days) for the senior faculty and professional development programme for non-teaching staff.[5]


  1. ^ "Kumaun University gets new V-C | Dehradun News - Times of India".
  2. ^ "Universities in India (statewise)". fctworld.org.
  3. ^ "Kautik Student Film FestivalKautik Student Film Festival - Cinematic Illusions". cinematicillusions.com. Retrieved 2 June 2017.
  4. ^ "Student Film Festival Start at Nainital 15860212". jagran.com. Retrieved 2 June 2017.
  5. ^ "UGC-HRDC Nainital | UGC-Academic Staff College homepage". ascnainital.org. Retrieved 2 June 2017.

Coordinates: 29°23′29″N 79°26′46″E / 29.3914°N 79.4460°E / 29.3914; 79.4460