Haridwar, one of the seven most important Hindu pilgrimage sites in India, is fast growing beyond its religious significance. Located in Uttarakhand (formerly known as Uttaranchal), Haridwar has evolved as a center for quality higher education in the State. It is dotted some of the renowned colleges and universities of Uttarakhand. These educational institutions are renowned for their academic pursuits. Due to the quality of education, numerous researchers and scholars from all over the country flock to Haridwar, to pursue their higher education.
School Education in Haridwar
Majority of the schools in Haridwar are located in and around Roorkee, while there are renowned schools in Ranipur as well, which follow either CBSE syllabus and exam pattern or the one formulated by Uttaranchal Education and Examination Board. One can find both residential and day schools in the city. These educational institutions impart quality education to nurture efficient professionals for the future. They also encourage their students to excel in extra curricular activities. Delhi Public School (DPS), located in Ranipur is one of the leading schools of Haridwar. Established in 1977, DPS Ranipur is affiliated to the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE). Swami Anand Murti Uma Bharti Public School, (Haridwar-Rishikesh Road), Anand S A Sarawasti Vidya Mandir (Roorkee), Army School (Roorkee), St. John's Senior Secondary School (Roorkee), and Bal Bharti Sr Sec School (Ranipur) are other best schools in Haridwar.
Higher Education in Haridwar
Colleges in Haridwar impart education in a wide variety of streams. The colleges conduct regular as well as correspondence courses. Apart from the conventional degree course, such as BA, B.Com, B. Sc, MA, M.Com and M.Sc, colleges in Haridwar also offer professional courses, such as engineering, pharmacy, medical (Ayurveda and Allopathy), education and teaching and management. IIT Roorkee, one of the institutes of National Importance, is the prominent engineering college in Haridwar.
IIT Roorkee, Gurukula Kangri Vishwavidyalaya, Dev Sanskriti University, Uttarakhand Sanskrit Vishwavidyalaya, Uttarakhand Sanskrit Academy, Rishikul State Ayurvedic College, Gurukul Medical College, Govt Degree College Laksar, S.N.M.J. Degree College, Mahila Vidhiyalya College, College of Engineering, Om Bio-Sciences & Pharma, Om Bio-Sciences & Pharma, Rishikul Ayurved College and Gurukul Kangri College Haridwar are the prominent colleges and Universities located in Haridwar.