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Hemvati Nandan Bahuguna Garhwal University
(A Central University)
Srinagar Garhwal

Hemvati Nandan Bahuguna Garhwal University (formerly known as Garhwal University) is a Central University, located in Srinagar, Uttarakhand in Northern India on the banks of the Alaknanda river in the mid-Himalayas. The university was established in December 1973. In 1989, the university was renamed Hemvati Nandan Bahuguna Garhwal University in honour of a famous statesman, Hemvati Nandan Bahuguna, former Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh. The university is a residential cum affiliating institution with jurisdiction over the Garhwal region. The University was designated a Central University in 2009 under the Central Universities Act. It is among the ten largest universities in India with three campuses and more than 120 affiliated colleges and institutes, providing higher education services in 7 out of the 13 districts of the state of Uttarakhand.

Its headquarters are at Srinagar, which is 109 kilometres from Rishikesh on the Delhi-Mana National Highway. Birla Campus, Srinagar (Garhwal), with an extension at Chauras Campus, Gopal Reddy Campus, Pauri, and Swami Ram Teerth (SRT) Campus, Badshahi Thaul, Tehri are three campuses of the university. The Birla Campus is located in Srinagar bisected into the Main Campus and the Chauras Campus by the Alaknanda River at a distance of 4.2 km. The B. Gopal Reddy Campus is located on the steep slopes of Pauri (Garhwal), 30 kilometres from Srinagar (Garhwal), and 105 kilometres from the nearest railway station, Kotdwar. Swami Ram Teerth Campus is located at Badshahi Thaul (Tehri Garhwal) amidst​ dense oak and pine tree forest 85 km from Srinagar (Garhwal) and 65 km from Rishikesh on the route to Gangotri. The nearest Airport (connected to Delhi) is Jollygrant (Dehradun) at a distance of 80 km from university campus. The university offers undergraduate, post-graduate and research programmes in various disciplines. Besides conventional courses under different streams of studies, the University has introduced  several regionally relevant courses that are of greater significance for the mountainous areas.

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