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Gurukula Kangri Vishwavidyalaya - GKV Haridwar

Updated on: Apr 25, 2013

Gurukul Kangri Vishwavidyalaya, established by Swami Shradhanandji on March 4, 1902 with a view to regaining the ancient Indian Gurukul style of education. The main objective of of the university is to provide an indigenous alternative to Lord Macaulay's education policy by imparting education in the areas of vedic literature, Indian philosophy, Indian culture, modern sciences and research.

A wide range of courses, from ancient to modern education are offered by the university to cater to the educational needs of region. The university has been given the status of deemed university by the University Grants Commission (UGC) in 1962.

A Four star status has been awarded to the university by National Accreditation and Assessment Council (NAAC) in 2002.

The university library was also founded in the same year of the inception of the university in 1902. It has a rich collection of books which comprised of 2336 books consisting of very authentic books on Education, History, Biographies, Veda and Sanskrit.


Gurukul Kangri Vishwavidyalaya has a very strong placement cell. Some of the major recruiters are TCS, HCL Technologies, Satyam Computers, Wipro Technologies, L&T Infotech, ICICI Bank, etc.

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