The HNB Garhwal University is nestled in the lap of Himalayan ranges in Garwal region. "The Abode of Gods, Devbhumi or Tapobhumi", it how find mention in mythology and religious literature. Srinagar , the Headquarter of the University is situated at 300 13' N /780 46' E in Pauri District of Garhwal region of Uttarakhand on the bank of river Alaknanda in mid-Himalaya.
Being the royal capital of the erstwhile rulers of Garhwal in the past, variously known as Sripur, Srikshetra and Danush Teertha, it remained capital of Garhwal kingdom till 1805 AD; thereafter the centre of Gorkha rule till 1850 AD and administrative centre of the British till 1890 AD. The historic township enroute to the supershrine resorts of Kedarnath and Badrinath is well linked by road to all the prominent places of the region, including the three rail heads- Rishikesh, Kotdwara and Dehradun. Of late, Srinagar has strongly emerged as a centre of higher learning and research with the establishment of the University.
Inception of Garhwal University on Dec. 1st 1973 was the fulfillment of a long cherished dream of the local people. The university was rechristened as Hemwati Nandan Bahuguna Garhwal University in 1989 in commemoration of the memory of a leading statesman of the country and the son of the soil, Shri Hemwati Nandan Bahuguna.The University is residential cum affiliating in nature, with jurisdiction over seven districts of the region.
These details have been retrieved from www.garhwaluniversity.org