Sri Dev Suman Uttarakhand University Badshahi Thaul is situated on the way between Chamba and New Tehri at a distance of 3 km from Chamba, one of the brightest spots of district Tehri Garhwal, at an elevation of 1676 m from sea level. This town, situated on Delhi-Gangotri national highway, offers one of the most spectacular view of snow-capped Himalaya and enchanting Bhagirathi Valley. The university campus is situated at an elevation of 1750 m on a ridge facing to the east, surrounded by dense oak and pine tree forest. It is at a distance of 8 km from New Tehri, a newly established master-planned township at an elevation of 1900 m and district headquarter of Tehri Garhwal. The University. nestled in the lap of Himalayan ranges in the Tehri Garhwal and having juridiction over seven districts viz. Chamoli, Raudraprayag, Pauri, Tehri. Uttarakashi. Haridwar and Dehradun of Garhwal region of Uttrakhand. The objectives of the University are to disseminate and advance Knowledge by providing instructional and research facilities in such branches of Learning as it may deem fit: to make special provision for integrated courses in Humanities. Social Sciences. Science and Technology in its educational programmes: to take appropriate measures for promoting innovations in teaching learning process and inter-disciplinary studies and research: to educate and train man power for the development of the State and country: to establish linkages with industries and research organisations for the promotion of science and Technology in the state: and to pay special attention to the improvement of the social and economic conditions and welfare of the people, their intellectual, academic and cultural development. It was established as a State University of Uttarakhand vide Sate Government notification No 270/XXXVI(3)/2012/48(1)/2012 dtd 19th October, 2012 in continuation to amendment of erstwhile Pt Deen Dayal Upadhyay Uttarakhand Vishwavidhyalaya Act. 2011 (Uttarakhand Act No 22 of 2011) as notified by State Government vide No 357/XXXVI(3)/201 1/57(1)/2010 dated 4th November, 2011. Dr.Rawat Vice chancellor has been honored by various organization/ Agencies Keeping in view of his academic contribution and meritorious services in the field of Higher-Education some of them are âÂÂ Uttarakhand rattan award (2013), Uttarakhand Gomukh award (2009), Samajshri award (2006), Vijay Shree award (2005), International award by American biological Institute (1997), Leadership award (2004-2005), Sri Dev Suman Award 2014 and also has been felicitated by 12 Gram Panchayat of Tehsil Joshimath (Chamoli) for his outstanding contribution in the field of Higher Education at village Mallari of Joshimath Tehsil (Chamoli) on 15th August,2015. Recently, the Education Excellence award 2015 for Best Emerging University in the State University category is received by Sri Dev Suman Uttarakhand Univerisityat Dehradun.