Prof. Diwan Singh Rawat

Hon’ble Vice Chancellor

About Vice Chancellor's

Professor Diwan S Rawat, an esteemed academician with affiliations to notable institutions, currently serves as the Vice Chancellor of Kumaun University in Nainital. He holds prestigious titles such as FNASc (Fellow of the National Academy of Sciences, India), FRSC (Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry), and CChem (Chartered Chemist from London). With a profound academic background and expertise, Professor Rawat has contributed significantly to the field of chemistry

  • Hon’ble Vice Chancellor

  • Ph. D, Organic Chemistry, Central Drug Research Institute (CDRI), Lucknow, UP/ Kumaun University, Nainital, Uttrakhand, India, 1998.

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Vice Chancellor's Message

I would like to welcome you to this unique and prestigious University which is driven by its guiding principle of providing good quality academic services. In Kumaun University we offer a variety of programs designed to either start your career or move your career forward. Our curriculum is very relevant and adaptable which we continuously acclimatize to face new social, economic and scientific challenges in a global context. Our faculty members are highly competent and well qualified with strong academic credentials. Apart from teaching faculty members of Kumaun University are actively engaged in research, consultancy and training programs in their respective areas of expertise.

Our priority is continuous improvement in teaching learning practices, scientific research and maximum utilization of technology. The Kumaun University intends at facilitating and promoting academics, research, innovation, incubation, entrepreneurship and extension work for achieving excellence in higher education. The student will have a holistic growth and all round development in a congenial environment. Extra-curricular, sports and other similar activities are essential elements of the Kumaun University experience which help students succeed in much more than just their academic activities.

We strive to expand our horizons as we partner with other institutions locally, across India, and abroad. We also invite visiting scholars to explore with our students the most provocative questions of time. We plan to advance Kumaun University through meaningful, lifetime engagement of its alumni base.

Kumaun University has been accredited by National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC) with a prestigious ‘A’ grade. It is also an ISO 9001:2008 certified institution. Kumaun University has been ranked in the first ever QS India ranking 2019 under QS world University ranking 2019. The University was ranked 66th in QS India ranking and 301 in BRICS University ranking. University was ranked 25th in India Today University ranking 2019. The WEEK magazine ranked Kumaun University 15th in the North Indian Universities. Kumaun University was also awarded Education Excellence Award by Berkshire Media, USA. University is a permanent member of Himalayan Consortium of ICIMOD, Kathmandu along with 65 prestigious universities of the world. It is a matter of pride that Pharmacy College of Kumaun University ranked 75th in the National Institutional Ranking Framework (NIRF) 2020.

Kumaun University has a rich tradition of preparing dynamic leaders, professionals, researchers and people who make a difference, with the skills to contribute to the nation. I would like to congratulate you on choosing Kumaun University as an academic institution in developing your career and realizing your dreams. Again, congratulations on the start of a journey that will transform your career and enhance your life.

Prof. Diwan Singh Rawat

Vice Chancellor, Kumaun University
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