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Dehradun, the capital of Uttarakhand State, lies at the foothills of Mussoorie, and is famous for its educational institutions, sulphur water springs, ancient temples and aesthetic fresh environment. The city is regarded as Dev Bhumi, also called by various names-Dron Nagri and Doon Valley etc. Dehradun is made up of two words “dehra+doon”-‘dehra ‘ is derived from the word “dera”, meaning home, and “doon” is a term for the valley that lies between the Himalayas and the “shivalika”.
Located of the foothills of the Himalayas, the Doon Valley is situated between two of India’s mightiest river the Ganges on the east and the Yamuna on the West. Dehradun is famous for its picturesque landscapes and pleasant climate and the city provides a gateway to the surrounding region of the Garhwal Himalaya. The City has the famous Forest Research Institute, the only one of its kind in India. Bedsides RIMC, IMA and ONGC, FSI, ZSI, BSI and Survey of India are few pride institutions of the country. It is almost one hour drive to Dehradun from Haridwar, Rishikesh, Mussoorie, Saharanpur and Ponta Sahib.
The valley is well connected by roads, air and rail with other parts of the country. The climate remains pleasant throughout the year. During summers, the thermometer reaches upto 350c-380c and in winters the mercury touches upto 150c-200c with occasional rainfall.
Dehradun- The land of Sunrise in Education
Dehradun, the capital city of Uttarakhand State, is a leading educational destination and ideal place for learning in the lap of nature. The city is known for its lush green cover and comprises various species of flora and fauna. It is a great seat of learning and education. Excellent Institutes of higher education, such as Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee, H.N.B Garhwal University Srinagar, Forest Research Institute, Wild Life Institute of India, Zoological Survey of India, Botanical Survey of India, Wadia Institute of Himalayan Geology, Doon University, which provide best Scholars, Scientist and excellent infrastructure facilities and great environment for mutual collaboration, academic excellence and growth.
Fastest Growing Educational Organization of Uttarakhand
With its five constituent colleges in Dehradun and two polytechnic and ITIs, Doon Group of colleges is definitely the fastest growing educational Organization of Uttarakhand and is committed for academic excellence from the inception & continuing.