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The university was originally established as Garhwal University in 1973 

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It was renamed Hemwati Nandan Bahuguna Garhwal University in 1989 in honor of Hemwati Nandan Bahuguna, a leading statesman and environmentalist from Uttarakhand.

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It has produced many notable alumni, including Politicians, Bureaucrats, and Academics 

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It has been ranked 4th among central universities in Uttarakhand by EduRank 

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 It has been awarded the "University with Potential for Excellence" by the University Grants Commission (UGC)

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The university was declared a Central University on 15th January 2009 by an Act of Parliament i.e. the Central Universities Act 2009

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It has a sprawling campus of over 500 acres.

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It has been recognized as a "National Repository of Excellence" by the National Repository of Open Educational Resources (NROER).

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The university has a Student Exchange Program with several Universities in Europe and Asia