Top Universities in Dehradun

Finding the perfect University/College for Tertiary-level Education is always a priority for young students, to convert whatever university experience they've always wished for into reality. A number of factors come into consideration while opting for the best of the best studying options that lay the path for their whole career. so it's quite rational to look up to all the considerations thoroughly.

Dehradun, popularly known as 'Doon Valley', is mostly known for its pleasant year-round climate and its natural resources, since it's situated near the Himalayan Foothills. But other than the natural scenery of Dehradun, it is also quite popular in terms of education. A very large number of renowned educational institutions are situated there, which makes studying there all the more favorable.

There are more than 200 colleges/universities in Dehradun. And here's a list of top Universities amongst them:

Some Top Universities in Dehradun

UPES (University of Petroleum & Energy Studies)

Established in 2003, UPES is a private university, that holds a number of accreditations and rankings including the most recent 'The University of the Year-North' by the ASSOCHAM. The university offers more than 20 industry-aligned and specialized UG and PG programmes. UPES holds a very high placement record of 94%. It constitutes of seven schools and the admission is through entrance tests- UPESEAT/ UPESDAT/ UPESPAT/ UPESMET conducted by the University itself.

Uttarakhand Technical University

This is a public University and has 8 constitute institutions and more than a hundred college affiliations. UTU provides education in a number of graduates, postgraduate, and doctorate programmes.  It offers courses in disciplines like Management, Engineering, Hotel Management, Pharmacy, and many more. It is a renowned University established by the Government of Uttarakhand.

Uttarakhand Ayurveda University

UAU was founded by the government of Uttarakhand to offer higher-end education in Ayurveda. Courses offered are BAMS, BHMS, BUMS, MD/MS in Ayurved, and Ph.D. in Ayurveda, out of which some courses require appearing in an entrance test- UAPMT. It is an Autonomous Government University.

Forest Research Institute

FRI is a training institute of the Indian Council of Forestry Research and Education. It is known to be one of the oldest institutions in Dehradun. The infrastructure and location of the campus are divine. The university runs a number of Post-graduate courses but mainly focuses on Forest research.

Uttranchal University

This University (founded in 2003) is a merger of 3 institutions, namely, LCD, UIT, UIM. With all its affiliations from UGC, AICTE, AIU, BCI, PCI and a motto - 'For the excellence within 'U'', this very large University (almost 170 acres) offers a variety of courses and is best known for the very eye-warming campus and beautiful infrastructure.

Graphic Era University

Founded in 1993, GEU is one of the most popular universities in Dehradun. It gained the status of Deemed University in 2008. Along with its accreditations, this university withholds an estimable reputation in Uttarakhand. It offers a variety of undergraduate courses from Engineering to Hospitality along with a number of post-graduate courses some of which may include B.Tech, MBA, B.Com(H), BBA, MCA, Bsc(H), and a lot more in a myriad of different fields. The campus is beautiful and full of lush green trees.


Founded by the Unison Group, Dehradun Institute of Technology or 'DIT' was formed in 1998 and has been a prestigious institution ever since. It offers more than 80 UG, PG, diploma, and doctoral courses in various streams. Along with the wide 23-acre campus and its amazing location, i.e., just in the feet of 'queen of hills' also known as Mussoorie, this institution holds very commendable placement records.

Doon University

Doon University is another public university situated in Dehradun. Affiliated by UGC and MHRD and formed in 2005. It constitutes eight schools running Undergraduate and Postgraduate courses including School of Design, Management, Languages, Physical Sciences, and a few more. The university covers 52.35 acres of land and is situated on the banks of Rispana river.

IMS Unison University

It is known to be one of the best private Universities in India. Recognized by UGC, AICTE, BCI and formed in 1996, this university offers 22 courses including BBA, BBA-LLB(H), MBA, MA, and many more. It also offers very promising placements to the students.

ICFAI University

Recognized by UGC, ACU & AIU, established in 2003, ICFAI University is a private University that constitutes four schools - Law School, Tech School, Business School & Education School out of which the Law School was ranked 23 in ' India's Best Law College:2018 ' by India Today.