About Himgiri Zee University
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 Kutumbakamâ€™ (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
The University offers programmes in both the regular and the distance
learning modes and envisages the use of modern technologies for this