Kumaun University, a residential-cum-affiliating university, came into existence in the year 1973 by notification No. (10)/8651/15/75(85)/64 dated 23 November, 1973 under the Act No. 10 of State Legislature (U.P. State Universities Act, 1973 now adopted by Uttarakhand State).
Kumaun University aspires to be a bold and dynamic institution, with a “no walls” culture and a spirit of enterprise which strives for positive influence and impact through our education, research and service. Every member of our university enjoys diverse opportunities for intellectual, personal and professional growth. We strive to achieve international distinction for creativity, innovation and excellence. All components of the University ensure that it fulfills all of the mandates laid down by the mission and the vision of the university. The university values students, faculty and staff from different backgrounds and faith traditions and is committed to creating an atmosphere of trust, safety and respect in a community characterized by a rich diversity of people and ideas. It is committed to the dignity and fullest development of the whole person.