History of Doon University
The main idea behind the setting up of this university is the complete dearth of higher educational system and institutes that the state of Uttarakhand had been facing. The main idea behind this university is to address the issue of higher education system in the state. The Uttarakhand Legislative Assembly passed the Doon University Bill, 2005 (Uttaranchal Adhiniyam Sankhaya 18 of 2005) and it was agreed by the governor on April 23, 2005. Then, on April 26, 2005, it was published in the Uttarakhand Gazette. Its statuses were fully approved on 9th May 2009, and the university started its academic curriculum on 6th August 2009.
The entire idea behind the Act was to set up an accountable and autonomous university for the purpose of higher education. Accordingly we see that Doon University strives towards imparting economically relevant and socially believable education. It aspires to impart edge in areas of research and methods of pedagogy. The mandate is indeed vast and challenging.
Courses offered by Doon University
* M.A. Communication / 5 years integrated M.A. programme.
* M.A. Economics / 5 years integrated M.A. Programme.
* M.Sc. Environmental Studies.
* M.A. Languages.
* M.Sc. Natural Resource Management.
Apart from these academic courses the there're some constituent institutes that are also available which are under the ambit of Doon University, and they are as follows;
1. School of Communication.
2. School of Environment and Natural Resources.
3. School of Language.
4. School of Management.
Facilities available in Doon University
1. Hostel facilities
Many facilities are offered by this college. The classrooms are large and spacious. There are laboratories, audiovisual room, auditorium, library, reading room, canteen, hostel etc. This institute offers residential facilities to its students. Pupils are expected to stay in the hostels unless otherwise permitted. The students are always expected to stay in the campus as there are many co-curricular that are organized where the participation of students is compulsory. Students take part in group discussions and also attend tutorial after the regular class hours. This is organized mainly to discuss topics where there is an iota of doubt and clarifications are sought. The hostels have modern facilities and students are abides by Hostel and Cafeteria Regulations/Rules. Possession of music system and firearms is extremely prohibited and anyone found in possession of jewellery, camera and heavy cash with them in the Hostels is seriously dealt with.
2. Banking and Medical Facility
University authority is taking steps to set ATM counters in the campus. There are steps being taken to provide medical help to students as well.
3. Extracurricular activities
Students of Doon University can indulge in various types of extra curricular and co curricular activities in the university campus. Some of the activities that a student can take part are literary, cultural, social, film, etc.
Students studying at Doon University are not just recipient of education and knowledge but it allows the student to understand the continuous process of construction of ideas and knowledge. Active education actually helps to retain knowledge and education and helps to apply them in real life. Apart from classroom lectures, discussion, group work, presentation, case studies, tutorials etc are key learning activities/tools in all University curriculum. Summer Internship, mandatory project work in the final semester and, regular participation of visiting/guest faculty from professions are the various means through which students will sharpen their knowledge and skills for entry-level jobs.