Himgiri Zee University has been established to meet the growing demand for trained human resources in various social, educational, scientific, technical and professional organizations so as to channel human energy towards sustainable economic and social development.In order to make a positive difference to education and employment, Shri Subhash Chandra, Chairman, Essel Group of Industries and Zee Telefilms had brought together in 1995 a group of committed anthropologists, sociologists, economists and development communications professionals to set up TALEEM Research Foundation in Ahmedabad. One of the mandates of Taleem Research Foundation was to set up the Himgiri Zee University.Based on the motto `Vasudhaiva Kutumbakam’ (World as Family), Himgiri Zee University has been established for the vocationalisation of higher education which is national in character and transnational in jurisdiction. The University is characterized by its resolve not to discriminate on grounds of caste, creed, residence, community, gender and religion. HZU has been established under Act No. 17 of 2003 of the State Legislative Assembly, Government of Uttaranchal (Act 2003, Uttaranchal Adhiniyam Sankhya 17 of 2003) and has since become operational.The University offers programmes in both the regular and the distance learning modes and envisages the use of modern technologies for this purpose.
The vision of HZU is to be a world class University and to be a harbinger for vocationalisation of higher education through the conventional as well as through the open and distance learning modes in order to meet the future demands for trained human power in the country.
HZU will provide educational opportunities to all segments of society, without discrimination of any kind. In addition to regular face-to-face education, HZU will, through the use of modern technologies of communications, bring education to the doorsteps of all those who did not have access to higher education earlier or were denied such an access
Vice ChancellorProfessor S.C Bagri
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