The HIHT University
was established under the aegis of the Himalayan
Institute Hospital Trust, which is the sponsoring society of
the University. Shri Swami Rama, the founder of HIHT, acquired the
land for his dream project in the foothills of the Himalayas (in
Dehradun district) in 1989 after returning from the United States.
Institute of Medical Sciences
a small OPD in 1989, a 250 bed hospital began functioning in 1994.
Soon therefore, the construction of a medical college began. On
the recommendation of the Medical Council of India, the Govt. of
India granted permission to start the medical college in 1995. In
the year 2000, the college was recognized for the graduate (Bachelor
of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery) programme. The College
started Postgraduate programmes in
various specialities in 2001, with the prior approval of the Medical
Council of India and Govt. of India. These postgraduate programmes
got final recognition from the Medical Council of India in 2004.
Government of India granted Deemed University status to the Himalayan
Institute of Medical Sciences vide its notification No.F.9-43/2006
U.3(A) dated 6th June 2007. Subsequently, on 4th March, 2008, the
name of the deemed university was changed from Swami Ram Vidhyapeeth
to HIHT University, by the Government of India. The University is
established under section 3 of University Grants Commission (UGC)
To achieve excellence in education, research, and dissemination
of knowledge with enhanced self awareness for the development of
a compassionate, global, intercultural society.
To facilitate and nurture an environment for intellectual enquiry,
research, innovation and commitment to lifelong pursuit of knowledge
and selfless service.