Uttarakhand has many leading universities and institutions such as the Indian Institute of Technology - Roorkee, University of Kumaun, University of Petroleum and Energy Studies, and so on.

Indian Institute of Technology - Roorkee is located in Roorkee, a township in Uttarakhand, India. The Institute ranks amongst the best technological institutions in the world and has contributed to all sectors of technological development. The Institute admits students to B.Tech. and B.Arch. courses through the Joint Entrance Examination (JEE) conducted at various centres all over India.

The University of Kumaun is the premier state university of Uttarakhand. The University is known for its high standards in teaching and research and attracts eminent scholars to its faculty. It has been accredited by NAAC as a four star University.

Uttarakhand Open University was established in 2005 to promote education through open and distance learning system. The University has also signed Memorandum of Understanding with several leading research institutes, companies and professional bodies for the training of the students.

The University of Petroleum and Energy Studies (UPES) is a first of its kind university in the Pan Asian region. It is the first Indian Energy University recognised by UGC under Section 2(f) of the UGC Act, 1956. UPES is recognized as a "Research Institution" by the Department of Scientific and Industrial Research (DSIR), a part of the Ministry of Science and Technology, Government of India.

List of major universities in Uttarakhand:
- Dev Sanskriti Vishwavidyalaya
- Doon University
- Forest Research Institute
- Govind Ballabh Pant University of Agriculture & Technology
- Gurukul Kangri Vishwavidyalaya
- Hemwati Nandan Bahuguna Garhwal University
- HIHT University
- Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee
- Kumaun University
- University of Petroleum and Energy Studies
- Uttarakhand Open University
- Uttarakhand Technical University

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