Gurukula Kangri Vishwavidyalaya

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Gurukula Kangri Vishwavidyalaya Hardwar History

The Gurukula Kangri Vishwavidyalaya was established in 1902 by the Swami Shraddhanandji Maharaj. The Vishwavidyalaya was established to provide an option of imparting education in the national language, discouraging the English system of education in India based on the education policy of Lord Macaulay.

It aimed at creating a viable environment for students for higher learning and research in the areas of Vedic literature, Indian philosophy, Indian culture and literature and modern subjects.

Since its inception, the Arya Samaj has been advocating for women education. In order to shape this dream, the Kanya Gurukula Mahavidyalaya ( K.G.M. ) Dehradun was established in 1923 by Late Acharya Ramdevji. Later the Kanya Gurukula Mahavidyalaya, Haridwar was also established in 1993 for Post Graduate Classes.

The basic task before the Vishwavidyalaya is to enhance the physical, moral and intellectual strength of both girls and boys and thus to make them ideal citizens, by giving them education of ancient and modern subjects, without any discrimination of caste and creed and untouchability on the pattern of Gurukula system of education which emphasizes healthy and harmonious teacher – taught relationship. The Vishwavidyalaya is situated about 5 km in south from Haridwar Railway Station.

Recognizing the objectives and services of this institution, Government of India in June 1962 conferred on it the status of Deemed to be University under UGC Act of 1956, Article 3, for imparting P.G. education in Vedic literature, Sanskrit literature, Indian philosophy, Hindi literature, English literature, Psychology, Maths and Ancient Indian History Culture & Archaeology.

Besides these subjects, a number of modern subjects like Physics, Chemistry, Computer Science and Management Studies etc. have also been started. In May 2002 National Assessment & Accreditation Council ( NAAC ) visited the Vishwavidyalaya and having been influenced by its natural, unpolluted environment, academic ambience, grand library and museum of international repute, awarded Four Star
Status to it.

Needless to say that all the degrees conferred by the Vishwavidyalaya are recognised by the Government of India / University Grants Commission. The Vishwavidyalaya is a pride member of the Association of Indian Universities ( AIU ) and Association of Commonwealth Universities.

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Gurukula Kangri Vishwavidyalaya Courses

The Under Graduate, Post Graduate & Ph.D Programs offered by Gurukula Kangri Vishwavidyalaya :

Under Graduate Courses :

  • B.A ( Alankar ) – Veda
  • B.A ( Alankar ) – Jyotish Karamkand ( Subject )
  • Dharam Darshan Sanskrit ( Subject ) ( DDS )
  • B.A – Sanskrit
  • Ancient Indian History, Culture & Archaeology
  • Philosophy
  • Yoga & Human Consciousness Certificate in Yoga
  • B.P.Ed Physical Education & Sport
  • B.A – Faculty of Humanities
    -Economics (Subject)
  • B.A – Faculty of Humanities
    -Political Science ( Subject )
  • B.A – Hindi
  • B.A – English
  • B.A – Psychology
  • BSc – Mathematics
  • BSc – Chemistry
  • BSc – Physics
  • BSc – Computer Science
  • BSc – Zoology
  • BSc – Botany & Microbiology
  • B.Tech – Faculty of Engineering & Technology ( FET ) – Self Finance
  • B.Pharm – Faculty of Ayurved and Medical Science ( FAMS )
  • B.A – KGM, Dehradun, Humanities
  • -English

Post Graduate Courses :

  • M.A – Veda
  • M.A – Jyotish Karamkand ( Subject )
  • M.A – Sanskrit
  • M.A – Ancient Indian History, Culture & Archaeology
  • M.A – Yoga & Human Consciousness + P.G. Diploma in Yoga
  • M.A – Hindi
  • M.A – English
  • M.A – Psychology
  • MSc – Mathematics
  • Chemistry
  • Physics
  • Computer Science ( MCA )
  • Environment
  • Microbiology
  • Faculty of Management Studies
    – MBA
    -MBA ( BE )
    -MBA ( BF )
  • KGM, Dehradun, Humanities
  • -English
  • KGM, Haridwar ( 30 in each Department )
  • -History
    -Environmental Science
  • KGM, Dehradun, ( MBA )
  • KGM, Dehradun, ( MCA )
  • -Sanskrit

Ph.D. Courses :

  • Sanskrit Literature
  • Vedic Literature
  • Philosophy
  • English
  • Hindi Literature
  • Human Consciousness and Yogic Science
  • Ancient Indian History, Culture and Archaeology
  • Psychology
  • Management
  • Physics
  • Chemistry
  • Mathematics
  • Computer Science
  • Zoology
  • Botany
  • Microbiology
  • Environmental Science

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Gurukula Kangri Vishwavidyalaya Departments :

Faculty of Oriental Studies

  • Veda
  • Sanskrit
  • Philosophy
  • AIHC & Archaeology; Arch. Museum
  • Yoga
  • Shardhnand Vedic Shodh Sansthan
  • Physical Education

Faculty of Humanities

  • Hindi
  • English
  • Psychology

Faculty of Management Studies

  • Management Studies

Faculty of Engineering & Technology.

  • Faculty of Life Sciences.
  • Botany & Microbiology.
  • Zoology & Environmental Science.

Faculty of Technology.

  • Masters in Computer Application.

Faculty of Science.

  • Math & Statistics.
  • Chemistry.
  • Physics.


  • English
  • Hindi
  • Psychology

Prachya Vidhya Sankaya

  • Sanskrit
  • History
  • Philosophy


  • Physics
  • Chemistry
  • Math

Life Sciences

  • Environmental Sciences
  • Microbiology

Computer Centre

  • Computer Centre

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Gurukula Kangri Vishwavidyalaya Distance Education : 

There has been considerable growth expansion and diversification of open and distance learning system both through single and dual mode universities. At present around on – fifth of the total students population in higher education are being catered through distance education programs is on the rise.

Keeping in view the spirit of open and distance learning system and in accordance with National Policy of Education, which lays emphasis on Continuing and Distance Education, Gurukula Kangri Vishwavidyalaya established Faculty of Distance Education with the approval of Distance Education Council, New Delhi, for running various under graduate courses in oriental education and modern science. Therefore, Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Science, Bachelor of Commerce, Diploma in Yogic Science and diploma in Vedic Karm Kand courses were started by the Vishwavidyalaya from the session 2003 – 04.

Faculty of Distance Education under its teaching programs also runs Personal contact classes besides providing the self developed course material prepared by learned faculty members of the Vishwavidyalaya following the UGC module adopted for the regular students.

The faculty laid emphasis on quality of education and our past experience revealed that our distance education graduates and diploma holders tuned out to be as good as our regular students for which the credit goes to our counselors and supporting staff of the university.

The personal contact programs for B.Sc. students in 40 days in which theory lectures are delivered by the counselors and practical classes are run like regular students in respective departments of the university and the personal contact programs for B.A., B.Com. & diploma courses are of 20 days. 75 percentage attendances of the students are compulsory during personal contact programs.

The examination of the students is conducted on the campus of Vishwavidyalaya on the pattern of regular students and the centers outside the Vishwavidyalaya are not permitted.

We have been teaching Dharm Darshan and Sanskriti, as a compulsory general course to our all graduate students besides environmental Science. Sanskrit is compulsory in our B.A. course. Our counselor drawn from the teaching staff of our university and HNB Gharwal University, Srinagar ( Garhwal ).

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Gurukula Kangri Vishwavidyalaya Address :

The Registrar,
Gurukula Kangri Vishwavidayalaya,
Gurukula Kangri (  P.O. ) ,
Haridwar – 249 404,
Telephone No. : 01334 – 249013,
Email :


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