The University of Patanjali (UOP) is named after the great Indian sage- Patanjali (circa 900 B.C.) who first compiled the numerous writings on Yoga in the form of precise and concise aphorisms; was established through the Act of State legislature Act No.04/2006 published in Gazette of Uttranchal Government on 5.4.2006 and recognized by UGC vide Order No.170/XXIV\2007 dated 15.2.2007. The University is sponsored by Patanjali Yogpeeth (PYP) and is located at Haridwar in North India.
Education is a fruit of human civilization. It helps to enrich and update faculties of human brain. It is the integrated approach of wisdom and knowledge that helps a learner to be self-reliant, self developed and socially empathetic. However, in the present scenario, existing education system emphasizes on knowledge and skills for earning and personality development only rather than awakening latent powers and social care. Most of the educated ones are using their learned behaviors for selfish deeds and focusing the way of western personality development being far from the spirit of social care and inner awakening. The existing education system looks disabled for creating social and ecological harmony. At this moment of global disharmony, Rev. Yoga Rishi- Swami Ramdev and Ayurved Shiromani- Acharya Balkrishna, have stood up as propounders of fusion of knowledge and wisdom to fulfill the absolute objectives of education by establishing University of Patanjali (UOP).
UOP is a manifestation of divine vision of His Holiness Swami Ramdev and Honorable Acharya Balkrishna to establish An Integral Center of Education Excellence blending all spectrums of oriental wisdom and scientific knowledge. The university aims at innovating teaching-learning and research to produce professionally competent, personally elevated and socially empathetic alumni. Asceticism, health care, integral education and entrepreneurship are its four major domains of teaching-learning.