About HZU

The University

Jigyasa University (Formerly Himgiri Zee University ) has been established to meet the growing demand for trained human resources in various social, educational, scientific, technical and professional organizations so as to channel human energy towards sustainable economic and social development.

In order to make a positive difference to education and employment, Shri Subhash Chandra, Chairman, Essel Group of Industries and Zee Telefilms had brought together in 1995 a group of committed anthropologists, sociologists, economists and development communications professionals to set up TALEEM Research Foundation in Ahmedabad. One of the mandates of Taleem Research Foundation was to set up the Jigyasa University (Formerly Himgiri Zee University ).

Based on the motto `Vasudhaiva Kutumbakam’ (World as Family), Jigyasa University (Formerly Himgiri Zee University ) has been established for the vocationalisation of higher education which is national in character and transnational in jurisdiction. The University is characterized by its resolve not to discriminate on grounds of caste, creed, residence, community, gender and religion. HZU has been established Under Uttarakhand ( Amendment) Act No.- 3 of 2011, Recognised by UGC Under Section 2(f) of ( 1956 Act)

About the Sponsoring body

TALEEM Research Foundation was set up as an initiative from The Essel Group of Industries to channelise part of its creative and financial resources to address some important issues of the nation like over population, environment preservation and equitable distribution of resources such as education, health services and income generating skills.

Registered in 1996 as a literary, scientific and charitable society and trust, 'TALEEM', meaning education and training, is also an acronym for Transnational Alternate Learning for Emancipation and Empowerment through Multimedia.

Registered under (the) Societies Registration Act XXI of 1860 for Literary, Scientific and Charitable Societies vide registration No.GUJ/5539/Ahmedabad dated 17-5-1996 Registered under (the) Bombay Public Trust Act 1950 vide registration No. F/5390/Ahmedabad dated 17-5-1996

A recognized Scientific and Industrial Research Organization (SIRO) by the Department of Scientific and Industrial Research, Ministry of Science and Technology, Government of India.

For more details visit: http://taleemindia.org