The Graphic Era Educational Society, established in 1993, is a non-profit organization that aims to mobilize world class education and generate resources for providing and supporting quality education for all. The society recognizes the right of every individual to lead a life of dignity and self-respect in a just and equitable manner. At the initial phase Graphic Era Society established in 1997 Graphic Era Institute of Technology. Graphic Era Institute of Technology had the distinction of being first Self- financed educational institute in North India, offer engineering courses The Institute was the culmination of the dream of its visionary founder Prof. (Dr) Kamal Ghanshala to change the destiny of thousands of youth by providing an excellent and holistic professional education. He had visualized an educational hub that would cater to academic aspirations of innumerable young men and women and his vision took a concrete shape in the form of Graphic Era Institute.
In 2008 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 August 14, 2008 and Approved by Ministry of Human Resource Development, Government of India. In 2015 Graphic Era University was accredited by NAAC with grade ‘A’. NAAC (National Assessment and Accreditation Council) is an autonomous body established by the University Grants Commission (UGC) of India to assess and accredit institutions of higher education in the country for upholding the quality of higher education.
The university is nestled amidst the beautiful and surroundings of Rajaji National Park, Dehradun, and offers an environment that fosters learning and stimulates creativity. Pleasant weather all round the year ensures that the students enjoy a rich and vibrant atmosphere. GEU is an institution that exudes brilliance and believes in igniting minds, making independent and learned intellectuals. Graphic Era has been acclaimed and honored at various events and occasions with numerous awards which speak volumes about the brilliance that is taught at GEU.
In more than two decades of existence GEU has re-defined the professional education by embracing innovations in study programs and constantly bringing paradigm shift in its pedagogical practices, curriculum and pushing the boundaries in generating work skills among the students. At Present GEU has more than 12000 students on its rolls, pursuing education in different streams. The state-of-the-art infrastructure, students facilities, industry centric curriculum, highly competent faculty members, research focused approach and high placement each year has made GEU a preferred choice of innumerable students, who nurture the aspirations to carve their own niche in the professional world. The university has acquired transnational dimensions through student exchange and knowledge sharing programs with many foreign universities and focus on international perspectives in teaching and research.