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:

 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;

 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;

 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;

 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:

 to develop hidden gems of tomorrow;

 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;

 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;

 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;

 to make a significant, sustainable and socially responsible

contribution to Uttarakhand, India and the World, promoting

personal growth and a passion for learning;

 to create an atmosphere where students can earn while they


 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:

 Nurture, recruit and retain best quality people – the single most

important determinant of the quality of education and research.

 Nurture the students, who are academically strong, and who

have passion, commitment, leadership potential and come from

diverse backgrounds.

 Promote the average and below average students and make

efforts to bring them in the main frame.

 Make special provisions for slow learners.

 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.

 Focus on high impact research that advances knowledge and its

application, and which is of high international quality and


 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”


 Nurture committed alumni to be key members of the Kumaun

University community, who will actively support Kumaun

University towards its Vision and Mission.

 Develop global profile so as to emerge as a leader among


 Adopt and adapt best practice governance and management for

optimal administration, management of resources and faculty,

staff and student services.