Soban Singh Jeena University
Soban Singh Jeena University.png
Former names
SSJ Campus
Established2020; 3 years ago (2020)
ChancellorGovernor of Uttarakhand
Vice-ChancellorProf. Narendra Singh Bhandari
Location, ,

Soban Singh Jeena University (SSJ University) is a state university[1] situated at Almora, Uttarakhand, India. The University was established in 2020 under the Soban Singh Jeena University Act, 2019 (Uttrakhand Act No. 19 of 2020),[2] which was approved by the cabinet of Uttarakhand in October 2019.[3] The university started operation in August 2020[4] when Prof. Narendra Singh Bhandari, the founder Vice-Chancellor of the university, assumed his position.[5]

The University has three campuses affiliated to it :-

  1. Soban Singh Jeena Campus, Almora
  2. Laxman Singh Mahar Campus, Pithoragarh
  3. Pt. Badri Dutt Pandey Campus, Bageshwar[6]

Both the Pithoragarh and Bageshwar campuses were established in 2020 with the separation of SSJ University from Kumaun University.


  1. ^ "University". 4 December 2020. Archived from the original on 2020-12-04. Retrieved 4 December 2020.
  2. ^ "State Universities: Rajbhawan, Uttarakhand, India". Rajbhawan Uttarahand Govt. of Uttarakhand. 20 October 2020. Archived from the original on 2020-10-20. Retrieved 4 December 2020.
  3. ^ "Uttarakhand govt approves new water policy". Outlook India. Retrieved 30 December 2020.
  4. ^ Upreti, Gopesh (14 August 2020). "प्रो.नरेन्द्र सिंह भण्डारी ने सोबन सिंह जीना विश्वविद्यालय अल्मोड़ा के पहले कुलपति का कार्यभार किया ग्रहण". शक्ति न्यूज अल्मोड़ा |. Retrieved 6 January 2021.
  5. ^ "Bhandari to be first VC of Soban Singh Jeena varsity". The Pioneer. Retrieved 4 December 2020.
  6. ^ "बागेश्वर डिग्री कॉलेज को मिला कैंपस का दर्जा".

Coordinates: 29°35′31″N 79°38′45″E / 29.5919406°N 79.6458561°E / 29.5919406; 79.6458561