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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 years. At present, 33 universities (11 state universities, 01 central university, 03 deemed universities and 18 private universities), 03 institutes of national importance, 119 Government Colleges, 21Government Aided colleges and many other private institutions are operating in the state. Uttarakhand is one of the first states to implement the provisions of National Education Policy 2020 in Higher Education.
For the purpose of wide publicity of plans and policies related to higher education, the department has officially created its own social media account. The department is sharing its information officially through Facebook and Twitter. The Higher Education Department can be connected through the official Facebook ID HE Uttarakhand, Facebook page Higher Education Uttarakhand and Twitter account Higher Education Uttarakhand. Higher Education Department make the repository of different lectures in various subjects which broadcast through Uttarakhand Tele Education Network - EDUSAT, and also make it available on the You Tube educational channel of the Higher Education Department.