Blessed are those who have the opportunity to serve humanity. At HIHT University, we groom young minds to not only be thorough professionals but to also be good human beings with moral and ethical values.
Our founder’s philosophy is embodied in his golden words “Love, Serve, Remember”. He believed that one must learn to work lovingly and selflessly. One can, through rigourous practice become skillful, but working lovingly and selflessly is what we need to learn.
It is this philosophy that the institute strives to incorporate in its system of education as well as in the treatment of the sick. Swami Rama did not teach any particular religious doctrine but his teachings aimed at transforming individuals by inspiring them to take charge of their own lives through discipline and strong will power.
His principle of compassion and selfless service is evident in patient care at the hospital and other in the outreach services offered by our medical professionals. We also see a reflection of his philosophy and teachings in the free care provided to very poor patients in our hospital through the Sewa Fund, scholarships for needy and meritorious students and other voluntary health services.
“All of the body is in the mind, but not all of the mind is in the body.” Swami Rama strongly emphasized that a majority of diseases have a psychosomatic basis and that these diseases could be ameliorated by harmonizing the body, breath, mind and emotions simultaneously. Swami Rama’s pioneering work on the use of biofeedback as a therapeutic modality has laid the foundation for stress management and holistic health programs. The Department of Holistic Medicine in the Hospital integrates the spiritual basis of life with traditional and modern medicine. His basic teachings emphasized correct breathing techniques, healthy eating habits and various yogic and meditative practices. The science of Joyful Living /Stress Management programme for students and faculty is a reflection of his nonsectarian and universal approach to life.
The HIHT University has been established under the aegis of the Himalayan Institute Hospital Trust, which is the sponsoring society of the University. In 1989, the founder, Shri Swami Rama after returning from the United States, started purchasing land for his dream project in the foothills of the Himalayas in the district of Dehradun.
Starting with a small OPD in 1989, a 250 bed hospital began functioning in 1994. Soon therefore, the construction of a medical college began. On the recommendation of the Medical Council of India, the Govt. of India granted permission to start the medical college in 1995. In the year 2000, the college was recognized for the graduate (Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery) programme. The College started Postgraduate programmes in various specialities in 2001, with the prior approval of the Medical Council of India and Govt. of India. These postgraduate programmes got final recognition from the Medical Council of India in 2004.
Vide notification No F.9- 43/2006 U.3(A) dated 6th June 2007, the Government of India granted Deemed University status to the Himalayan Institute of Medical Sciences. Subsequently, the name of the deemed university was changed, from Swami Ram Vidhyapeeth to HIHT University, by the Government of India on 4th March, 2008. The University is established under section 3 of University Grants Commission Act 1956.
To achieve excellence in education, research, and dissemination of knowledge with enhanced self awareness for the development of a compassionate, global, intercultural society.
To facilitate and nurture an environment for intellectual enquiry, research, innovation and commitment to lifelong pursuit of knowledge and selfless service.
The University is spread over 200 acres of land that is divided into three major functional zones: patient care zone, academic zone and residential zone. The patient care zone includes various treatment centres. The academic zone has various educational institutions, while the residential zone has residences for faculty, staff and students.
The University has well-equipped lecture theatres, classrooms and tutorial rooms/seminar rooms for teaching and training purposes. Each department of the University is well equipped with laboratories, instruments and state of the art equipment for imparting quality education to both under graduate and post graduate students.
The University has its own 750 bed multi specialty hospital for teaching and training purposes. There are also well equipped examination halls and multi purpose auditorium.
To develop the University as a Center of Excellence, all departments have facilities available for conducting basic and advanced research. A central animal house is available to conduct research based on the guidelines provided by CPCSEA (Committee for the Purpose of Control and Supervision of Experiments on Animals).
The Central Library is well equipped with books on different subjects in addition to Indian and foreign journals of different specialties. The library also has subscribed to various online journals. A large collection of reading materials, such as books, periodicals, back volumes, projects, theses/reports and seminar/conference proceedings are also available in the library. The library is open for the faculty and students from 8.30 a.m. to 11.00 p.m.
The University campus is Wi-Fi enabled, providing 24 hours uninterrupted internet access to students, faculty and staff members.
Spacious facilities for football, basketball, lawn tennis, cricket and an indoor gymnasium are available to students and faculty. The hostels have facilities for indoor games like badminton and table tennis. Inter-College tournaments are organized throughout the year apart from the annual sports meet.