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Doon University (Hindi: दून विश्वविद्यालय) is a state public university located in the city of Dehradun in north Indian state of Uttarakhand. The university was established by Government of Uttarakhand through an Act of the Uttarakhand Legislative Assembly in October 2005.[1] The first academic session of university was started from July 2009. The university follows a semester system with two semesters every year.

Doon University
दून विश्वविद्यालय
Doon University logo.png
Motto"ज्योतिर्वृणीत तमसो विजानन्"
TypeState public university
ChancellorGovernor of Uttarakhand
Vice-ChancellorDr. C. S. Nautiyal
Location, ,
30°16′04″N 78°02′45″E / 30.2678065°N 78.045935°E / 30.2678065; 78.045935
Colours     Sky Blue
AffiliationsUGC, MHRD


Doon University Admin Block
Doon University Campus

Doon University campus is located on Dehradun - Mothrowala Road, at a distance around eight kilometers from Dehradun city in foothills of Shivalik range and at the river bank of Rispana river. Doon University was established as a residential University. Students were expected to stay in the Hostel unless permitted otherwise. The university changed itself to the day and residential university in 2013. After which the students have an option to become a day scholar. There are separate hostels for girls and boys. The hostels with single accommodation for each student are provided with modern facilities. It has a fully Wi-Fi enabled campus. The university is spread in 52.35 acres.[2]

Administration and organizationEdit

In the Indian higher education system, Doon University is classified as a State University.[30] The university is in the jurisdiction of the state government of Uttarakhand. The Governor of the state is ex-officio Chancellor of the university and (s)he appoints a Vice-chancellor (VC), who functions as a full-time Chief executive of the university. The Vice-chancellor chairs a Board of Management, which is the highest executive body of the university and oversees primarily financial and administrative matters and also ratifies recommendations of other councils of the university. Governor of Uttarakhand Mrs. Baby Rani Maurya is the present Chancellor and Prof. Chandra Shekhar Nautiyal is VC of the university.[3]

Central LibraryEdit

Library Reading section

The Central Library was set up in 2009 to support the teaching learning process in the University, and since then the Library has been consistently making efforts to develop a strong collection of learning resources and to provide access to knowledge through its services. The Library is broadly divided into two parts; Reading Section and Circulation Section. Both sections combined have a good number of printed documents, including textbooks, reference books, reports, yearbooks, manuals and case studies. The circulation section consists of books of all the UG/PG courses covered by the different schools of the university and one can issue a designated number of books from this section.

In order to support the teaching and research process of the University, the Library is subscribing both print and electronic based journals, a total of 69 print journals/magazines and 126 e-journals of Science Direct are available in the library, apart from this Library also provides access to more than 6000 e-journals through INFLIBNET consortia.

Reference SectionEdit

This section provides more than 4000 printed documents, including reference books, novels, case studies, reports, magazines including India Today, The Outlook, Time etc. The Section also subscribes daily newspapers including Amar Ujala, Hindustan Times etc. It also consists hundreds of audio and visual documents.

Lending sectionEdit

This section mainly consists of textbooks, and one can take (issued) designated number of books from this section. The section has textbooks of all the UG/PG courses covered by the different schools of the university.

Library ResourcesEdit


The Library has a moderate collection of books, which includes textbook, reference books, dictionaries, encyclopedias, etc. The collection is focused on the courses studied at university. The books are available in both the section of the library for study. For collection building, the library is following a focused collection development policy which covers all areas studied at the University.

Print Journals/Magazine subscribed by the LibraryEdit

The Library subscribes to a total of 69 scholarly Journals and Magazines covering a wide area of subjects, these are available for study in the Reference Section of the Library.

E-Resources subscribed by the LibraryEdit

The Library also subscribes some electronic journals to support the research and teaching activities of the University, at present, a total of 126 journals of Elsevier/Science Direct are subscribed by the library. Electronic access of 21 e-journals of SAGE publication, 07 e-journals of NISCAIR and 02 e-journals of Indian Academy of Science, have also received with the print subscription of these journals. These e-journals are accessible to every user through university INTRANET.

E-Resources received through UGC E-ShodhSindhu ConsortiumEdit

The Library is also receiving access to thousand of E-Journals through UGC E-ShodhSindhu consortium. These E-Journals includes the journals of Economic and Political Weekly, Emerald, ISID (Database), JCCC(Database), JSTOR(2585 journals), Springer Link, Taylor and Francis, Wiley-Blackwell etc.


The Library is subscribing all the major Hindi and English Newspapers.

Bound Volumes of JournalsEdit

Bound Journals Volumes are the most valuable treasure of any academic library, the Central Library also understand this fact and accordingly maintaining different back volumes of journals, these are available in the reference section of the library.


The library is maintaining a number of CD-ROMs, in its circulation section, the majority of these are received with different books. These CD-ROMs contain software, design, data table, exercises, problems and their solutions, projections/maps, and the like. Apart from these, there are a number of CD-ROMs useful for learning different languages. Library maintains these CD-ROM with the help of CD-ROM equipment, a title and subject wise index is also maintained for the easy retrieval of CD-ROMs.


Constituent schoolsEdit

Doon University is a non-affiliating university and its academic activities are organized through its eight constituent schools (faculties), which run different undergraduate (UG), Postgraduate (PG) and Doctoral degree programs. Eight schools of university are listed below.[4]

School of Technology (SOT)Edit

The school was established in 2014. It holds the control of IT services in the university. This school offers Integrated Master of Computer Application (iMCA) degree course of five-year duration after Intermediate along with specialization in Artificial Intelligence, Network Security or Cloud Computing. The total intake of the course is 40. The candidate should have at least 50% in intermediate with maths as a prominent subject. The duration of the course is five years, however the students have an option to leave after three years with a BCA degree. Students have to clear an exam in order to get admission in the school. From the academic year 2016-17, the school will also offer a 6-month postgraduate diploma in cloud computing.[5][4]

School of Media and Communication (SMC)Edit

The school offers Integrated MA(5 years) and MA(2 years) in mass communication. The school focuses on areas of mass communication viz. journalism, media studies, social and development communication, advertising, public relations, photography, radio, television, films, animation, graphic design, multi-media, media management and communication research. The campus has placement is available for this course. The school has a total intake of 40 students both in MA and integrated MA.

Electronic Media Production CentreEdit

The school has a state of art media production centre equipped with latest technology currently used by the media industry. It consists of a TV studio with multi camera production facility, digital still photography and high-definition video cameras with accessories for indoor and outdoor shoots. Students, time to time get training from professionals currently working in news channels, production houses.[5]

School of DesignEdit

This school offers Bachelor of Design course (B.Des.) lasting 4 years. The course has been started from the academic session 2015. This school is one of the few design programs in India that is based in a university education framework. The school offers a one-year common design foundation programme followed by three years of specialization in graphic design, product design.[5][4]

School of Environment and Natural ResourcesEdit

M.Tech in environmental technology with 20 seats. M.Sc. Natural Resource Management (20 Seats): Graduation in biological or applied sciences from a recognized University with at least 50 percent marks (45 percent for SC/ST) M.Sc. Environmental Studies (20 Seats) Graduation in basic or applied sciences from a recognized University with at least 50 percent marks (45 percent for SC/ST) Ph.D Programme master's degree from a recognized University with minimum of 60% of marks or equivalent OGPA in the relevant field and those who have qualified the NET/JRF examination conducted by CSIR/UGC/ICMR/DBT.[5][4]

School of LanguagesEdit

Integrated Five Years M.A in Chinese, Spanish, French, German Languages (20 Seats in each Language): 10+2 in any subject from a recognized Education Board with 50 percent marks (45 percent for SC/ST). Lateral exit after three years may be permissible .in that case Bechlor degree will be awarded.[5][4]

School of ManagementEdit

Graduation in any subject from a recognized University with at least 50 percent marks (45 percent for SC/ST category). Admission will be based on valid CAT/MAT scores followed by Group discussion & Interview at the discretion of the University.[5][4]

School of Physical SciencesEdit

This school offers full-time Bachelor of Science(Hons.) as well as Integrated Master of Science in Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics and Computer Science. It also offers Master in Physics (M.Phy) with specialization in Optoelectronics and Master in Mathematics (M.Math) post graduation degree courses. From academic session 2016, school will also offer Ph.D. programs in Chemistry, Physics, Computer Science and Mathematics.[4][5]

School of Social SciencesEdit

Established in 2010, it is honored as the one of the first schools of the university. It includes Department of Economics that offers B.Sc.(Hons.)/M.Sc. Integrated in Economics. New departments of Social Anthropology, Social Work and Psychology are proposed to be established under the school.[4][5]


InterUniversity Youth Fest at Doon University

The university has a lot of playgrounds including cricket, football,badminton courts, basketball courts, table-tennis and a lot of other stuffs. The games between different schools of the university are organised time to time. Also the university students participate in different Inter-university sports tournaments.


  1. ^ "Doon University Act, 2005" (PDF). Governor of Uttarakhand. Retrieved 21 May 2011.
  2. ^ "Facilities: Doon University". Doon University. Retrieved 9 October 2014.
  3. ^ "Administration: Doon University". Doon University. Retrieved 1 May 2014.
  4. ^ a b c d e f g h "Doon University Prospectus 2015-16" (PDF). Doon University. Retrieved 25 May 2015.
  5. ^ a b c d e f g h "Prospectus: Doon University". Doon University. Retrieved 19 May 2015.

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