• Sleepy Hollow, Nainital, Uttarakhand
  • registrar@kunainital.ac.in

Our University values students, faculty and staff from different backgrounds, faiths, traditions and is committed for creating an atmosphere of trust, safety and respect in a community characterized by a rich diversity of people and ideas for the fullest development of the whole person by inculcation of moral values. We aim:

  1. to be a bold and dynamic community, with a “no walls” culture and a spirit of enterprise which strives for positive influence and impact through our education, research and service which will help us in achieving international distinction for creativity, innovation and excellence;
  2. to be established as a University, known for the quality of teaching and learning, with a particular commitment to education for employment and harmonisation with the various professions, business, industry and Government;
  3. to deliver superior customer service to all stake holders with the goal of attracting, developing, motivating, and retaining a diverse workforce in a supportive work environment;
  4. to provide an excellent, relevant and responsive education across a wide range of discipline in baccalaureate, postgraduate and professional education to students from all backgrounds from Uttarakhand and around the country.

The mission of our University is the creation, dissemination and proliferation of knowledge to all sects of the society. As a leading centre of academic excellence our purpose is:

  1. to develop hidden gems of tomorrow;
  2. to be the premier regional higher education provider offering quality employability-based programmes on accessible terms delivered through the most innovative technologies and studentcentric learning techniques;
  3. to transform the way people think and do things through education, research and service in the best interest of region and state in particular and country and universe in general;
  4. the discovery, communication, and preservation of knowledge and cultural heritage. We value integrity, quality, and teamwork in everything we do and address the social, cultural, and economic needs of our community and our society;
  5. to make a significant, sustainable and socially responsible contribution to Uttarakhand, India and the World, promoting personal growth and a passion for learning;
  6. to create an atmosphere where students can earn while they learn;
  7. to develop an academic, administrative and research work culture where we ‘think Globally and act Locally’.

The ten key components of Kumaun University’s strategy are:

  1. Nurture, recruit and retain best quality people – the single most important determinant of the quality of education and research.
  2. Nurture the students, who are academically strong, and who have passion, commitment, leadership potential and come from diverse backgrounds.
  3. Promote the average and below average students and make efforts to bring them in the main frame.
  4. Make special provisions for slow learners.
  5. Provide a high quality educational experience that stretches students, is globally-oriented, and develops skills and values to enable them to reach their full potential.
  6. Focus on high impact research that advances knowledge and its application, and which is of high international quality andimpact.
  7. Inject a spirit of enterprise into education and research, and develop impactful synergies in education, in research, and between education and research, within a dynamic “no-walls” environment.
  8. Nurture committed alumni to be key members of the Kumaun University community, who will actively support Kumaun University towards its Vision and Mission.
  9. Develop global profile so as to emerge as a leader among universities.
  10. Adopt and adapt best practice governance and management for optimal administration, management of resources and faculty, staff and student services.