The University aims to offer world class, innovative, career-oriented professional post graduate and undergraduate programs through inclusive technology-aided pedagogies.
The ICFAI University Dehradun (IUD) is a constituent of the ICFAI Group that is widely recognized as a centre of excellence in the education sector. The group comprises 11 universities, 9 b-schools, 7 tech schools, and 6 law schools. The Dehradun campus was established in 2003, and it houses four schools of higher learning, namely, ICFAI Law School, ICFAI Business School, ICFAI Tech School, and ICFAI Education School.
Haven of Educational and Infrastructural Brilliance
IUD offers 17 programs, including Ph.D. in all the schools. The university is recognized by UGC under Section 2(f) of the UGC Act, 1956, BCI, and NCTE. It is a student centric university which focuses on holistic development of the students. It has evolved into an institution that grooms its students into innovative and ethically grounded individuals, capable of managing a change in a global professional environment and serving the nation with utmost devotion. The structure and syllabi of its academic programs are benchmarked with best of the institutions.
The university houses certain specialty labs set up in association with premier institutions, including:
- Texas Instruments Lab by Texas Incorporation, USA
- E-Yantra Robotics Lab and Nodal Center (Sponsored by MHRD – Govt of India & IIT Bombay)
- Virtual Lab Resource Center by IIT Delhi
- North Region Hub by FOSS Project of IIT Bombay
IUD offers various courses in disciplines of management, law, engineering, and education, at UG and PG levels. In all, it offers thirteen programs including B.Tech, M.Tech, BBA, MBA, BA LL.B (Hons), BBA LL.B (Hons), and so on. It has also introduced innovative specialization B.Tech in mechatronics.
Co-Curricular and Extra-Curricular Activities
The university strikes a balance between theory and practice. They give students opportunities to practice in the real world, the theory that they have learnt in the class. Various co-curricular and extra-curricular activities are conducted for bringing out and sharpening the talent of its students, such as bridge programs, soft skill development programs, and yoga & stress management (Art of Living) programs. Moreover, many national competitive events are organized by the students including Management Fest, Tech Fest, Moot Court, and Model United Nations. This helps students to sharpen and show their talent and develop competitive spirit.
Various activities conducted at the university include annual fests like ‘IUD Utsav’ (a cultural fest) and Sports Fest. They are conducted and supported by various clubs such as Cultural Club, College to Corporate Club, Photography Club, Sports & Trekking Club, Yoga & Meditation Club, and Social Responsibility Club to facilitate complete personality development and social life at the campus.
About the Vice Chancellor
The Vice Chancellor of the ICFAI University, Dehradun is Dr. Pawan K Aggarwal. He holds a Ph.D degree in economics from the prestigious Delhi School of Economics, University of Delhi. Endowed with more than 38 years of rich experience as an acclaimed academician, policy advisor, trainer, administrator, and institution builder, he has served eight years as Director/Associate Pro Vice Chancellor of an educational institute of repute, and more than two years as Vice Chancellor.
Throughout its glorious journey, the university has achieved numerous landmarks. Their strengths are reflected in their rankings by external agencies and excellent placements with some of the students receiving more than one offer. Many of the students are receiving internships with stipend ranging from Rs.5000/- to Rs.25000/- per month. As of date, IUD has produced 5000+ alumni and more than 50 Ph.Ds. The alumni of the university cover the globe and their contributions are making a difference everywhere. Some of the rankings awarded to the university are:
- IBS Business School
- Ranked 1st in Uttarakhand by CSR-GHRDC Survey 2018
- Ranked 7th in North Zone by Silicon India Survey 2018
- ICFAI Tech School
- Ranked 1st in Uttarakhand by India Today Survey
- Ranked 2nd in Uttarakhand by CSR-GHRDC Engineering Colleges Survey 2018
- ICFAI Law School
- Ranked 1st in Uttarakhand by Careers 360 as well as India Today Survey 2018
- Ranked 4th in North India among the Pvt. Law Colleges by The Week, Survey 2018
Scholarships and Financial Assistance
IUD not only provides quality education, but also offers financial aid to the students in need. The university offers the following financial support:
- Merit scholarship throughout a program based on the past academic record
- Merit scholarship based on the performance during a program
- Fee concession for students of Uttarakhand domicile
- Fee concession for wards of armed forces, border security forces, and personnel belonging to CRPF or Police Dept. personnel (current/retired)
- Students are given support for participating in academic/cultural/sports events conducted by other institutions
Diversified Career Opportunities
All the four schools of IUD are renowned for their brilliant placement records. The students represent the ICFAI University, Dehradun in almost all spheres of corporate, higher education, judiciary, and social dimensions. Placement records and repeated recruitment by many recruiters are a strong evidence of excelling career opportunities for the students.