Started as a Computer Center in a Dehradun Suburb with 2 Computers with an initial fund of INR 29,000- Started with AUTOCAD/Graphics training for ONGC Officers. Leading to the founding of Graphic Era Training Institute, at Capri Trade Centre
Graphic Era Institute of Technology (GEIT) was established as an institution offering engineering programs. GEIT had the distinction of being first Self- financed educational institute in the state of Uttarakhand.
GEIT started setting the benchmarks for higher education in the state, and started BCA and BMIT with affiliation to HNB Garhwal University with a 60 seat intake.
Our current flagship B.Tech Computer Science/ Information Technology and Electronics and Communication Engineering programs was initiated with a 180 seat intake. With the Founder and Chairman, Prof. Kamal Ghanshala, taking the lead in the academics, the programs grew to become the most popular in the region with the best placements
On August 14, 2008 GEIT was accorded the status of Deemed University under Section 3 of the UGC Act, 1956 Vide Notification F.9-48/2007-U.3(A) Approved by Ministry of Human Resource Development, Government of India and was renamed as Graphic Era Deemed to be University.
On April 28, 2011, Graphic Era Hill University was established under the state act no 0f 2011 Section 2(f) of the UGC Act, 1956 under the aegis of Graphic Era Educational Society, Dehradun. Primarily created as separate entity to boost the education credentials of the promising students of the state of Uttarakhand, banking on excellence academic credentials and the best infrastructure in the region, the University has carved out a space for itself in record time. Commencement of the first batch of Engineering at both Campuses, Dehradun and Bhimtal
Open Online Revolution Started - First MOOC Course started for the students of Computer Science. Graphic Era Hill University now has the highest number of students enrolled in MOOCs in the region.
Commencement of the first batch of B.Com (Hons.). The department is now the industry leader in the region by a mile. B.Arch introduced under the School of Architecture. Under the guidance of the coveted Design Chair, Prof. Shankar, the department is already the most eminent and active in the region. Lovesh Grover, from B.Tech Computer Science earned laurels for getting a brilliant paper published in an IEEE Journal on his research "Weighted Code Approach to Generate Gray Code"
The year saw a significant addition in the most popular departments in the current date. The introductions included the School Of Law, the Department of Allied Sciences and the much famed Department of English
The Year of Creativity and Pragmatism - Introduction of the popular Departments of Media and Mass Communication, Fashion Design and Fine Arts. They are not just the industry leaders in their segments now, but are setting benchmarks for the country with their achievements, with extreme practical exposure.
A year of International Acclaim - Graphic Era Hill University successfully delivered four online courses specifically created for the Commonwealth of Learning, Canada. The courses were much appreciated by the international body along with high course consumption on them till date.
The year saw the commencement of B.Sc Agriculture under the department of Agriculture. The course carries extreme significance for the states with Hilly Terrain, as it takes a highly specialized approach to flourish with climatic and terrain related constraints. The University's Bhimtal Campus also got the title of the 11th Most Beautiful Campus in the Country, by StoryPick. The Famous Bhimtal Lake next to the serene hills with a modern and aesthetically delightful campus in the center, it clearly deserved its spot.
A year of Records for us. Pradeep Rana, a student of Computer Application at GEHU, ably supported by the University set the Guinness World Record for the longest distance covered on a non-motored bicycle. Another shining star from the Bhimtal Campus recently created history by creating a Guinness World Record for the Biggest Paper Mash Sculpture ever. The University proudly participated in the Swacchta Rankings released by the Ministry of HRD, and attained a spot in the Top-10 Universities in India. Department of Pharmacy, inaugurated with the approval of the Pharmacy Council of India.
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