Glocal University is a private and coeducational institution located in Saharanpur, Uttar Pradesh, India. It is situated in the foothills of Shivalik mountains. The university is a non-profit university established by the Uttar Pradesh Private Universities Act, 2011, (U.P. Act no. 2 of 2012) and is recognized by University Grant Commission. In keeping with the its vision of Global canvass, local colours, the school's name is a portmanteau of "global" and "local". The university's 6 major schools offer more than 35 undergraduate, post-graduate, and professional courses.Glocal's self-container campus is spread across 300 acres It is situated close to the urban industrial cities of Saharanpur and Dehradun, on the Dehradun-Saharanpur Road The university is approximately a two hours by car from Dehradun's Jolly Grant AirportThe library is a central support to the university's teaching, learning, and research programmes. Its facilities are available for students, faculty members, and university employees. Its collection includes CDs and DVDs; books on engineering, science, bioinformatics, humanities, social sciences and mass communication; and copies of research publications. The university is also expanding its holdings through an online portal to major libraries around the world.
Glocal University is a residential campus, with separate in-campus hostels for males and females. The overall capacity for each hostel is 1030 students. Each room is equipped with bed, study table with chair, and . As a whole, the hostels are equipped with air conditioning, RO-filtered drinking water, an uninterrupted power supply, wireless internet, television sets in common rooms, 24-hour security (with special attention to female residents), gymnasium facilities, medical facilities and a bankMeals are prepared on-campus under the supervision of a dietician and professional manager. Cuisines include Indian, Chinese, and European.On 27 August 2013, Dr. Amir Ullah Khan discussed economics in India as a panelist in Washington, DC.Dr. Amir Ullah Khan is the President of Glocal University. Dr. Khan is an international economist with a background in engineering. He had previously served Glocal as Vice-Chancellor.
The academic council consists of Dr. Kashi Balachandran, Dr. Rajiv Kumar, Syed Safawi, and Dr. Debabrata Goswami. The university's advisory group constitutes a mix of policy makers and experts in their respective disciplines.The university has a placement office for students, headed by Indrajit Gupta. Other members of the office consist of alumni from the Indian Institutes of Management and distinguished individuals from industrial, media and legal sector DPharm (Diploma in Pharmacy),BPharm (Bachelor of Pharmacy),Education and Health: Special focus on Uttar Pradesh, with Rajiv Kumar, Glocal University Press, 2014,Common Property Resource management: A focus on Forestry, with Mousumi Majumdar, Academic Foundation, 2011,The WTO deadlocked: Understanding the dynamics of International Trade, with Debashis Chakraborty, Sage, June 2008,States of the Indian Economy, with Harsh Vivek, Sage, November 2007.
The following is the list of articles by scholars from Glocal University that are published in OMICS International journals.