Higher education plays an important role in social, economic and cultural development of any region. It provides the opportunities and scope of all-round development of available human resources particularly youth. Indian higher education system has the distinction of being the third largest system in the world after America and China. Keeping in view the importance of 'knowledge and research' in development of society and nation, several efforts are being made by the central and state governments for the development of higher education.
After the establishment of the state of Uttarakhand, there has been a rapid development of higher education in the state in numerical terms in a period of 22