Establishment and Objective ::
Gurukula Kangri Vishwavidyalaya was founded on March 4, 1902
by Swami Shraddhanandaji with the sole aim to revive the
ancient Indian Gurukula System of education, on the bank of Ganges
at a distance of about 6 km. from Hardwar and about 200 km. from
Delhi. This institution was established with the objective of
providing an indigenous alternative to Lord Macaulay's education
policy by imparting education in the areas of vedic literature,
Indian philosophy, Indian culture, modern sciences and research.
Arya Samaj has been advocating women's education since the day it
was founded. As part of its policies for the up-liftment of
women in the country, Kanya Gurukula Mahavidyalaya, Dehradun was
established in 1922 by Acharya Ramdevji as a second campus of
women's education. To give real shape to the dreams of Swami
Shraddhanandaji, a new campus for women's education, Kanya Gurukula
Mahavidyalaya, Hardwar was established in 1993 for PG classes for
Gurukula has witnessed many distinguished guests in its journey till
date. To name a few of them are C.F. Andrews, Former Prime Minister
of Britain, Mr. Remjy Mcdonald, Mahatma Gandhi, Pt. Madan Mohan
Malviya, Dr. Rajendra Prasad, Dr Radha Krishnan, Jamnalal Bajaj,Dr.
Munje, Sadhu Vaswani,Pt. Jawahar Lal Nehru, Smt. Indira Gandhi and
Gyani Jail Singh.
(a) Deemed University Status : The distinguished
services of this institution to the nation were recognized when it
was given the status of Deemed to be University in 1962 by
University Grants Commission.
(b) Four Star Status : National Accreditation and Assessment
Council (NAAC) has awarded four star status to the Vishwavidyalaya
(c) Centenary Year : Vishwavidyalaya celebrated year 2002 as
its centenary year. The Vishwavidyalaya has had phenomenal growth
over the past 100 years and now offers 20 UG courses and 17 PG
courses in different disciplines. Research facility leading to
degree of Ph.D. is available in areas like Vedic literature,
Sanskrit literature, Philosophy, Hindi, English, Psychology, Ancient
Indian History Culture & Archaeology, Environmental Science,
Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics, Microbiology, Computer Sciences and
(d) Membership : Gurukula Kangri Vishwavidyalaya is a
Registered autonomous institute. All the degrees conferred by
Vishwavidyalaya are recognized by GOI/UGC. Gurukula Kangri
Vishwavidyalaya is a pride member of Association of Indian
Universities and Association of Commonwealth Universities.
Governing Bodies of the Vishwavidyalaya ::
(c) Academic Council.
(d) Finance Committee.