Kumaun University

Kumaun University is a state university[2] headquartered in Nainital, Uttarakhand, India.

Kumaun University
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Established1 December 1973
ChancellorLt. Gen (Retd.) Gurmit Singh
Vice-ChancellorNK Joshi[1]

In 2017, it hosted the first Kautik Student Film Festival.[3][4]


The university has two campuses, DSB Campus Nainital, and KU campus Bhimtal.


The teaching and research activities are being carried out in both the residential campuses and affiliated colleges of the university.

  • Faculty of Arts
  • Faculty of Commerce
  • Faculty of Science
  • Faculty of Agriculture
  • Faculty of Education
  • Faculty of Law
  • Faculty of Management
  • Faculty of Technology
  • Faculty of Visual art

UGC-Academic Staff CollegeEdit

The UGC-Academic Staff College, Kumaun University, Nainital was sanctioned by the UGC, New Delhi on 10 October 2006 and started its first orientation programme on 12 February 2007. In addition to conducting orientation programmes and refresher courses, the UGC-ASC undertakes a number of extension activities.

UGC-ASC Nainital conducted short-term courses (2–6 days) for the senior faculty and professional development programme for non-teaching staff.[5]


  1. ^ "Kumaun University gets new V-C | Dehradun News - Times of India".
  2. ^ "Universities in India (statewise)". fctworld.org.
  3. ^ "Kautik Student Film FestivalKautik Student Film Festival - Cinematic Illusions". cinematicillusions.com. Retrieved 2 June 2017.
  4. ^ "Student Film Festival Start at Nainital 15860212". jagran.com. Retrieved 2 June 2017.
  5. ^ "UGC-HRDC Nainital | UGC-Academic Staff College homepage". ascnainital.org. Retrieved 2 June 2017.

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Coordinates: 29°23′29″N 79°26′46″E / 29.3914°N 79.4460°E / 29.3914; 79.4460