|Kumaun University came in existence in 1973 in the campus of D. S. B. Degree College, Nainital. At that time this college was affiliated to Agra University. Thus DSB college area became the first campus of the Kumaun University. Later Almora and Bhimtal campuses were added.|
Kumaun University is considered as an apex educational institute in the state of Uttarakhand.
The present VC of the university is Prof D. K. Nauriyal who was earlier working as professor of economics at the department of humanities and social sciences, IIT, Roorkee, Uttarakhand. He took over charge from Prof Nageshwar Rao.