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The Thomason College, the oldest engineering college in India. The Roorkee College was established in 1847 AD as the First Engineering College in the British Empire. The College was renamed as The Thomason College of Civil Engineering in 1854. It was given the status of University by Act No. IX of 1948 of the United Province (Uttar Pradesh) in recognition of its performance and its potential and keeping in view the needs of post-independent India. Pandit Jawahar Lal Nehru, the first Prime Minister of India, presented the Charter in November 1949 elevating the erstwhile college to the First Engineering University of Independent India.

On the 21st September 2001, the University was declared an institute of national importance, by passing a bill in the parliament, changing its status from University of Roorkee to Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee.
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Gurukula Kangri Vishwavidyalaya was founded on March 4, 1902 by Swami Shraddhanandaji with the sole aim to revive the ancient Indian Gurukula System of education, on the bank of Ganges. This institution was established with the objective of providing 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.It is a deemed to be university fully funded by UGC/Govt. of India.

Arya Samaj has been advocating women’s education since the day it was founded. As part of its policies for the up-liftment of women in the country, Kanya Gurukula Campus, Dehradun was established in 1922 by Acharya Ramdevji as a second campus of women’s education. To give real shape to the dreams of Swami Shraddhanandaji, Kanya Gurukula Campus, Hardwar was established in 1993.

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Uttarakhand Sanskrit University is working with the aim of conservation and promotion of oriental science. With the University, 44 colleges of Uttarakhand are affiliated and the main campus is situated in Haridwar. The University has initiated study-teaching initiatives by connecting modern subjects and sciences with Sanskrit. The present time is of unprecedented potential between Sanskrit, Computer and Science, hence Sanskrit University has given its priority to educational activities based on the interdependence of Sanskrit, Computer.

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About 21 Yrs ago in 1993 a place in Distt. Haridwar was blessed with a temple of education where the student of this comparatively less educated, less known and undeveloped arena could get excellent education facilities for their successful career formation and all round development of their personalities. Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalaya, Roshnabad, Haridwar is an innovative, Teah.-savvy, dynamic in all modern approaches towards education and whole heartedly committed to the cause of society. It was established under the national policy on education, 1986 under the ministry of human resource development, Govt. Of India through an autonomous body Navodaya vidyalaya Samiti, Noida , U.P.

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