Founded in 2005, Doon University is a non-profit public higher education institution located in the the urban setting of the metropolis of Dehradun (population range of over 5,000,000 inhabitants), Uttarakhand. Officially accredited/recognized by the University Grants Commission, India, Doon University is a coeducational higher education institution. Doon University offers courses and programs leading to officially recognized higher education degrees in several areas of study. Doon University also provides several academic and non-academic facilities and services to students including a library, as well as administrative services.
Doon University campus is located on Dehradun – Mothrowala Road, at a distance around eight kilometers from Dehradun city in foothills of Shivalik range and at the river bank of Rispana river. Doon University was established as a residential University. Students were expected to stay in the Hostel unless permitted otherwise. The university changed itself to the day and residential university in 2013. After which the students have an option to become a day scholar. There are separate hostels for girls and boys. The hostels with single accommodation for each student are provided with modern facilities. It has a fully Wi-Fi enabled campus. The university is spread in 52.35 acres. Its lush green environment makes it one of the most beautiful universities of India. Watch this video to have a look at this university. Doon university Life
Administration and organization
In the Indian higher education system, Doon University is classified as a State University. The university is in the jurisdiction of the state government of Uttarakhand. The Governor of the state is ex-officio Chancellor of the university and (s)he appoints a Vice-chancellor (VC), who functions as a full-time Chief executive of the university. The Vice-chancellor chairs a Board of Management, which is the highest executive body of the university and oversees primarily financial and administrative matters and also ratifies recommendations of other councils of the university. Governor of Uttarakhand Dr. Krishan Kant Paul is the present Chancellor and Prof. Vinod Kumar Jain is VC of the university.
The Central Library was set up in 2009 to support the teaching learning process in the University, and since then the Library has been consistently making efforts to develop a strong collection of learning resources and to provide access to knowledge through its services. The Library is broadly divided into two parts; Reading Section and Circulation Section. Both sections combined have a good number of printed documents, including textbooks, reference books, reports, yearbooks, manuals and case studies. The circulation section consists of books of all the UG/PG courses covered by the different schools of the university and one can issue a designated number of books from this section.
In order to support the teaching and research process of the University, the Library is subscribing both print and electronic based journals, a total of 69 print journals/magazines and 126 e-journals of Science Direct are available in the library, apart from this Library also provides access to more than 6000 e-journals through INFLIBNET consortia.
This section provides more than 4000 printed documents, including reference books, novels, case studies, reports, magazines including India Today, The Outlook, Time etc. The Section also subscribes daily newspapers including Amar Ujala, Hindustan Times etc. It also consists hundreds of audio and visual documents.
This section mainly consists of textbooks, and one can take (issued) designated number of books from this section. The section has textbooks of all the UG/PG courses covered by the different schools of the university.
The Library has a moderate collection of books, which includes textbook, reference books, dictionaries, encyclopedias, etc. The collection is focused on the courses studied at university. The books are available in both the section of the library for study. For collection building, the library is following a focused collection development policy which covers all areas studied at the University. to search the Library database and access your library account click OPAC (available on INTRANET only)
Print Journals/Magazine subscribed by the Library
The Library subscribes to a total of 69 scholarly Journals and Magazines covering a wide area of subjects, these are available for study in the Reference Section of the Library.
E-Resources subscribed by the Library
The Library also subscribes some electronic journals to support the research and teaching activities of the University, at present, a total of 126 journals of Elsevier/Science Direct are subscribed by the library. Electronic access of 21 e-journals of SAGE publication, 07 e-journals of NISCAIR and 02 e-journals of Indian Academy of Science, have also received with the print subscription of these journals. These e-journals are accessible to every user through university INTRANET.
E-Resources received through UGC E-ShodhSindhu Consortium
The Library is also receiving access to thousand of E-Journals through UGC E-ShodhSindhu consortium. These E-Journals includes the journals of Economic and Political Weekly, Emerald, ISID (Database), JCCC(Database), JSTOR(2585 journals), Springer Link, Taylor and Francis, Wiley-Blackwell etc.
The Library is subscribing all the major Hindi and English Newspapers.
Bound Volumes of Journals
Bound Journals Volumes are the most valuable treasure of any academic library, the Central Library also understand this fact and accordingly maintaining different back volumes of journals, these are available in the reference section of the library.
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The library is maintaining a number of CD-ROMs, in its circulation section, the majority of these are received with different books. These CD-ROMs contain software, design, data table, exercises, problems and their solutions, projections/maps, and the like. Apart from these, there are a number of CD-ROMs useful for learning different languages. Library maintains these CD-ROM with the help of CD-ROM equipment, a title and subject wise index is also maintained for the easy retrieval of CD-ROMs.
Doon University is a non-affiliating university and its academic activities are organized through its eight constituent schools (faculties), which run different undergraduate (UG), Postgraduate (PG) and Doctoral degree programs. Eight schools of university are listed below.
School of Technology (SOT)
The school was established in 2014. It holds the control of IT services in the university. This school offers Integrated Master of Computer Application (iMCA) degree course of five-year duration after Intermediate along with specialization in Artificial Intelligence, Network Security or Cloud Computing. The total intake of the course is 40. The candidate should have at least 50% in intermediate with maths as a prominent subject. The duration of the course is five years, however the students have an option to leave after three years with a BCA degree. Students have to clear an exam in order to get admission in the school. From the academic year 2016-17, the school will also offer a 6-month postgraduate diploma in cloud computing.
School of Media and Communication (SMC)
The school offers Integrated MA(5 years) and MA(2 years) in mass communication. The school focuses on areas of mass communication viz. journalism, media studies, social and development communication, advertising, public relations, photography, radio, television, films, animation, graphic design, multi-media, media management and communication research. The campus placement is available for this course. The school has a total intake of 40 students both in MA and integrated MA.
Electronic Media Production Centre
The school has a state of art media production centre equipped with latest technology currently used by the media industry. It consists of a TV studio with multi camera production facility, digital still photography and high-definition video cameras with accessories for indoor and outdoor shoots. Students, time to time get training from professionals currently working in news channels, production houses.
School of Design
This school offers Bachelor of Design course (B.Des.) lasting 4 years. The course has been started from the academic session 2015. This school is one of the few design programs in India that is based in a university education framework. The school offers a one-year common design foundation programme followed by three years of specialization in graphic design, film and animation design, product design or craft design.
School of Environment and Natural Resources
M.Tech in environmental technology with 20 seats. M.Sc. Natural Resource Management (20 Seats): Graduation in biological or applied sciences from a recognized University with at least 50 percent marks (45 percent for SC/ST) M.Sc. Environmental Studies (20 Seats) Graduation in basic or applied sciences from a recognized University with at least 50 percent marks (45 percent for SC/ST) Ph.D Programme master’s degree from a recognized University with minimum of 60% of marks or equivalent OGPA in the relevant field and those who have qualified the NET/JRF examination conducted by CSIR/UGC/ICMR/DBT.
School of Languages
Integrated Five Years M.A in Chinese, Spanish, French, German Languages (20 Seats in each Language): 10+2 in any subject from a recognized Education Board with 50 percent marks (45 percent for SC/ST). Lateral exit after three years may be permissible .in that case Bechlor degree will be awarded.
School of Management
Graduation in any subject from a recognized University with at least 50 percent marks (45 percent for SC/ST category). Admission will be based on valid CAT/MAT scores followed by Group discussion & Interview at the discretion of the University.
School of Physical Sciences
This school offers full-time Bachelor of Science(Hons.) as well as Integrated Master of Science in Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics and Computer Science. It also offers Master in Physics (M.Phy) with specialization in Optoelectronics and Master in Mathematics (M.Math) post graduation degree courses. From academic session 2016, school will also offer Ph.D. programs in Chemistry, Physics, Computer Science and Mathematics.
School of Social Sciences
Established in 2010, it is honored as the one of the first schools of the university. It includes Department of Economics that offers B.Sc.(Hons.)/M.Sc. Integrated in Economics. New departments of Social Anthropology, Social Work and Psychology are proposed to be established under the school.
The university has a lot of playgrounds including cricket, football,badminton courts, basketball courts, table-tennis and a lot of other stuffs. The games between different schools of the university are organised time to time. Also the university students participate in different Inter-university sports tournaments.