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General Information Of Uttarkashi

Total Area: 8.2 sq kms(city area)
Total Population: 2,40,000 (1991census)
Altitude: 1,550 Mts. From the sea level
Temperature: 27.5?C in Summer
- 8to -12?C Degree in Winter
Location - On the bank of Bhagirathi
Clothing: Summer- Cottons/ light woolen, Winter - Heavy woolen
Languages: Hindi, English and Garhwali
STD Code : 01374

Facts Of District Uttarkashi
Total geographical Area - 8016.00 sq. Kms.
Total Population: 2,39,710 (1991census)
Literacy - Male 68.74 % , Female - 23.57 % (approx.)
Total Literacy - 47.23% (approx.)
Police Stations - 7
Post Office - 124
Telephone Connections - 2000 (approx.)
No.Of Schools,Colleges and Institutions -872 (approx.)
Total tehsils - 4
Community Development Blocks - 6
Total towns - 3
Total villages 686

Kumaon University

Kumaun University, established in 1973, it has two sprawling campuses ( DSB Campus, NainiTal and Almora Campus, Almora ) and 27 affiliated colleges spread over the whole Kumaun region, that are fast adding a lot of beautiful structures to add to the panoramic and scenic beauty of the surroundings. One more Campus is being developed at Bhimtal to cater the needs of professional, technical and vocational education. Nestled in the lap of nature Kumaun University, under the dynamic Vice-chancellorship of Professor C. P. BARTHWAL, an internationally academician known with a number of international and national distinctions to his credit is playing a pivotal role to impart quality education and excellent research to improve the quality of human values irrespective of caste, creed, gender, religion and region . Excellent teaching and high quality research with the motto of all round development of Mission of the University Uttaranchal with especial emphasis on Kumaun.


The teaching and research activities are being carried out in both the residential campuses and affiliated colleges of the university and during last three years, untiring efforts have been made to establish the healthy academic atmosphere and to develop the research oriented curriculum enabling the students to follow the part of higher learning. The university being located in the upland hilly area of new state of Uttaranchal, serves the educational needs of the socially and economically weak region. It has developed some highly recognized centers of scientific and social researches and is imparting excellent research and teaching in 27 (23 postgraduate and 4 undergraduate) departments. Freedom of the highest order of research is the main strength of this university. Establishment of Particle Physics, Environmental Geology, and Environmental economics are a few examples for which the university is nationally and internationally known for excellent teaching and research. Research materials are bio-diversity, bio-active principles contained in the Himalayan herbs and other plants, unique ecosystems, minerals, rocks and other geological structures that shape mountain environment and tradition, culture and human adaptation strategies in response to the need and constraints imposed by these massive mountain regions and working environment conducive to think about particles, spectra and structure of matter. These rich facilities show up in our more than two thousand publications in more than hundred research journals. Identification of two departments (Physics and Geology) for DSA and CONSIST under Special Assistance Programme of the University Grants Commission, FIST programme in three departments (Geology, Botany and Forestry), Identification of Department of Physics as Centre of Excellence by U.P. State, winning of two Bhatnagar awards and seven other national and international awards and two FNAs in our university. To generate awareness about environment, economic resources, utility of medicinal plants, human rights, development of tribes, symmetries & conservation and several other socio-economic problems of the region, 10 national and 2 international seminars were organized in the last year. On the basis of excellent research, quality education and clear administration, the university has been accredited by National Assessment and Accreditation Council at the four star level.


No. of Campuses

03 (with third campus at Bhimtal )

No. of affiliated Colleges


Jurisdiction of the university

Whole Kumaun region

Population of the area


Area covered by the university

150 acres

Build-up area of the university

2,20,500 sq. mt

List of Colleges :
  1. Thakur Dev Singh Bisht Campus , Nainital.
  2. Motiram Baburam Govt. P.G. College,Haldwani (Nainital)
  3. Govt. Girls Degree College , Haldwani (Nainital)
  4. Pyarelal Nandkishore Galbaliye , Ramnagar (Nainital)
  5. Almora Campus , Almora
  6. Govt. P.G. College , Ranikhet (Almora)
  7. Govt. P.G. College , Dwarahat (Almora)
  8. Govt. Degree College , Jainti (Almora)
  9. Govt. Degree College , Syalde (Almora)
  10. Govt. Degree College , Manila (Almora)
  11. Govt. Degree College , Chaukhutiya (Almora)
  12. Arya Kanya Degree College , Almora
  13. Govt. P.G. College , Pithoragarh
  14. Govt. P.G. College , Berinag (Pithoragarh)
  15. Govt. Degree College , Gangolihat (Pithoragarh)
  16. Govt. Degree College , Munsyari (Pithoragarh)
  17. Govt. Degree College , Narayan Nagar , Didihat (Pithoragarh)
  18. Govt. Degree College,Baulakote , Dharchula (Pithoragarh)
  19. Govt. P.G. College , Bageshwar
  20. Govt. P.G. College , Lohaghat (Champawat)
  21. Govt. Degree College , Champawat
  22. Radhe Hari Govt. P.G. College, Kashipur (U.S. Nagar)
  23. Govt. P.G. College , Rudrapur (U.S. Nagar)
  24. Govt. P.G. College , Khatima (U.S. Nagar)
  25. Govt. Degree College , Bazpur (U.S. Nagar)
  26. Ganna Krishak Girls Degree College , Kichcha (U.S. Nagar).
  27. Chandrawati Tewari Kanya Mahavidhyalaya , Kashipur (U.S. Nagar).
  28. Sanatan Dharma Girls Degree College , Rudrapur (U.S. Nagar)
  29. Guru Nanak Girls Degree College , Nanakmatta (U.S. Nagar)
  30. B.S.V. Girls Degree College , Jaspur (U.S. Nagar)
Affiliated Professional Institutes :
  1. Birla Institute Of Applied Sciences,Bhimtal
  2. Department Of Management Studies,Bhimtal Campus (Nainital).
  3. Kumaun Engineering College , Dwarahat (Almora)
  4. Amrapali Inst. of Management & Computer Applications, Haldwani
  5. Saraswati Inst. of Management & Technology, Rudrapur
  6. Kumaun Institute Of Information Technology,Kathgodam
  7. Uttranchal Institute of Technology, Almora
  8. Lalbahadur Shastri Technical Education nstitute,Halduchour
  9. Sriram Institute of Management and Technology,Kashipur
  10. Jai Arihant Academic Institute,Haldwani
  11. Dev Bhomi Institute of Professional Education,Ruderpur
  12. Inspiration Institute of Teachers Education,Kathgodam
  13. Sult Institute of Technology and Management,Sult,Almora
  14. SOS G.N. Kaul Institute of Education,Bhimtal
  15. Chankaya Law College,Ruderpur
  16. Chandola Homeopathy Medical College,Ruderpur
  17. Institute of Management and Technology,Kashipur
  18. Infusion College of Science and Technology,Haldwani
Designation Name Phone
VICE-CHANCELLOR Prof. C. P. Barthwal 235068, 236855
REGISTRAR Shri B. C. Joshi 235563, 236187
FINANCE OFFICER Mrs. Bhagirathi Bangyal 235286. 237712
SPORTS OFFICER Mr. G. L. Sah 236583, 236550