About Us

At the forefront of Quality Higher Education and Academic Excellence Graphic Era Deemed to be University

Graphic Era Deemed to be University is the culmination of the hard work of its visionary founder, Prof. (Dr.) Kamal Ghanshala, who had the dream to change the destiny of thousands of youths through quality and holistic education. In 1993, he embarked on the mission to transform the higher education landscape of the Doon Valley with twenty-nine thousand rupees in his pocket and loads of determination and tenacity in his heart, and started off with Graphic Era Computer Centre, developing software and delivering training on Computer Graphics. His vision gained concrete shape in 1997 in the form of Graphic Era Institute of Technology (GEIT).

Nestled in the central part of the scenic and modern city of Dehradun, bordered by Rajaji National Park and the Clement Town Cantonment on either side, the University Campus is a sight to behold. The serene and picturesque campus with the energy of the students studying and staying at the campus is almost infectious and provides an unforgettable experience for all the students who’re a part of the Graphic Era fraternity. The Campus is well-equipped with facilities of all kinds, including but not limited to Sports, World Class Accommodation for its students, Gymnasiums, Recreational Areas, State of Art Libraries and Computer Centres, High-Speed Wi-Fi Enabled Campus, State of Art Lecture Theatres equipped with Smart Boards, Auditoriums (Both Indoor and Outdoor), Multiple Cafeterias and Food Trucks and so much more.

In 2008, after successfully establishing itself as a Premier Higher Educational Institution with an outstanding placement record, the Institute was accorded the status of Deemed University under Section 3 of the UGC Act, 1956 vide Notification F.9-48/2007-U.3 (A) dated 14 August 2008 and approved by the Ministry of Human Resource Development, Government of India.

 In August 2022, GEU was granted the coveted ‘A+’ grade by the National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC), after the University had enjoyed NAAC ‘A’ grade since 2015. 

In Dec 2022, GEU became the only university in the region to have 7 NBA accredited programs namely Computer Science & Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Civil Engineering, Electronics & Communication Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Biotechnology, and Master of Business Administration. The NBA Accreditations bear testimony to the High Standards of Academics at the University and allow students from the University to study at Top Universities across the globe without any hindrances.

 In 2022, GEU also launched Online Degree Programs at both UG and PG Levels and achieved the distinction of being the first university in Uttarakhand to offer UGC/AICTE entitled Online education. The University boasts state-of-the-art online content delivery and assessment system to facilitate seamless online learning in these courses, benefitting professionals from the corporate world.

In June 2023, Graphic Era (Deemed to be University) was conferred All-India Rank 62 in the Engineering Category, All India Rank 65 in Management Category, All India Rank 55 in the University Category, and All India Rank 89 in the Overall Category in the MHRD’s National Institutional Ranking Framework (NIRF) and retained its position consecutively for the fourth year amongst top 100 Universities of India. 

Graphic Era offers more than 85 undergraduate, postgraduate, and doctoral programs with more than 50,000 Alumni and a huge number of High-Quality Faculty from the leading institutions and Universities of the world.

Graphic Era (Deemed to be University) regards industry-academia partnership as an integral part of teaching methodology and curriculum. It has acquired transnational dimensions through student exchange and knowledge-sharing programs with many foreign universities and has been acclaimed and honoured at International forums for its brilliance in upholding the highest standards of education. The University has ensured the inclusion of cutting-edge tech in its curriculum for all engineering programs by getting into partnerships with OEMs from various domains, such as Tata Technologies, TCS, Adobe, Bentley Software, Sapient, and many more, resulting in the creation of next-age engineering professionals.

Graphic Era University had realised the potential in the student world and embarked on the mission of facilitating entrepreneurship at a very early stage, and as the Start-Up Sector in India has risen to new heights under the vision of the Government of India, the University already had a robust structure in place to further provide Entrepreneurial Opportunities to its students. A DST Sponsored Technology Business Incubator has been operational in Graphic Era University for years and has successfully churned out Ventures of the highest grade that have also been appreciated by the Hon’ble Prime Minister of India, Shri Narendra Modi.

At present, Graphic Era Deemed to be University has thousands of full-time students studying on its campus, pursuing education in different disciplines, ranging from engineering, science, business, management, commerce, and hospitality to humanities and social sciences. More than 50,000 Alumni of Graphic Era University can be encountered worldwide in marquee brands like Apple, Google, Microsoft, and HSBC, to name a few, and in the service of the nation in all wings of the Armed Forces. 

GEU stands tall as a leading university in India retained its position consecutively for the fourth year amongst top 100 Universities of India, and as an abode of learning and excellence, setting new benchmarks in all parameters of assessment like teaching, learning, research, graduation outcome, outreach, industrial presence and more, for Indian Institutions of higher education.

and Rankings

Accredited by NAAC with Grade “A+”

7 NBA Accredited Programs

Ranked 55 in
University Category

AICTE & UGC Approved

and QS I-Gauge Rating

Graphic Era

The History and the Legacy

Celebrating 30 Years of Brand Graphic Era

The Graphic Era Educational Society (GEES) is a non-profit organization established in 1993 with the goal of providing world-class education and generating resources for quality education. It recognizes the right of every individual to lead a dignified life in a just and equitable manner. GEES began its operations as the Graphic Era Institute of Technology, the first self-financed institute in North India offering engineering courses. Its founder, Prof. Kamal Ghanshala, dreamed of providing holistic professional education to thousands of youth, and his vision became a reality with Graphic Era Group of Institutions.

Here’s a look at the important milestones in the glorious history of Graphic Era

Our Mission

The mission of the university is to promote learning in true spirit and offering knowledge and skills in order to succeed as professionals. The university aims to distinguish itself as a diverse, socially responsible learning community with a high quality scholarship and academic rigor.

Our Vision

We visualize Graphic Era (Deemed to be University) as an internationally recognized, enquiry driven, ethically engaged diverse community, whose members work collaboratively for positive transformation in the world, through leadership in teaching, research and social action.


From President's Desk

Graphic Era Educational Society

From Vice Chancellor's Desk

Officers of the University

Statutory Bodies

Qualities Policy and Objectives

Awards and Achievements

Distinguished Faculties

International Experience of Faculty


Admissions Open 2024

The application process at Graphic Era is strictly based on the Merit of the qualifying examination with the entire Admission Process available for completion online