It may be surprising to know that Nainital has a large number of educational institutes. Besides known for its best schools, it also has a number of good colleges for higher education. Studying in these colleges amid the serene beauty of the Kumaun hills is a lifetime experience.
Most of the academic colleges are affiliated to the Kumaun University of Nainital. It was established in 1973 under the UP State Act. These colleges need not necessarily belong to the Nainital town but can be situated in any part of the Kumaun district like Almora, Haldwani, Ramnagar, and Pithoragarh. The colleges provide both post graduate and undergraduate courses in areas like environmental economics, particle physics, and environmental geology. Overall, it has around 27 affiliated colleges across the entire region.
A number of professional institutes are also affiliated to the university. They offer courses in the field of applied sciences, engineering, management, and information technology. All the institutes aim at providing quality education to children to help them fulfill their dreams. They provide excellent teaching and research opportunities to bring out the best in every child. Being a hilly district, it provides immense research and learning opportunities in the areas of homeopathy and botany.
Some of the colleges in the district are:
- Govt. P.G. College, Ranikhet (Almora)
- Thakur Dev Singh Bisht Campus, Nainital.
- Govt. P.G. College, Pithoragarh
- Pyarelal Nandkishore Galbaliye, Ramnagar (Nainital)
- Motiram Baburam Govt. P.G. College, Haldwani (Nainital)
- Radhe Hari Govt. P.G. College, Kashipur (U.S. Nagar)
- Govt. Girls Degree College, Haldwani (Nainital)
- Govt. P.G. College, Dwarahat (Almora)
- Almora Campus, Almora
- Ganna Krishak Girls Degree College, Kichcha (U.S. Nagar).
- Govt. P.G. College, Lohaghat (Champawat)
- Guru Nanak Girls Degree College, Nanakmatta (U.S. Nagar)
- Govt. P.G. College, Khatima (U.S. Nagar)
- Arya Kanya Degree College, Almora
- Chandrawati Tewari Kanya Mahavidyalaya, Kashipur (U.S. Nagar).
- Govt. Degree College, Didihat (Pithoragarh)
Some of the affiliated professional institutes are:
- Uttaranchal Institute of Technology, Almora
- Birla Institute Of Applied Sciences, Bhimtal
- Amrapali Institute of Management & Computer Applications, Haldwani
- Department Of Management Studies, Bhimtal Campus (Nainital).
- Kumaun Engineering College, Dwarahat (Almora)
- Sriram Institute of Management and Technology, Kashipur
- Saraswati Institute of Management & Technology, Rudrapur
- Chandola Homeopathy Medical College, Rudrapur