Shoolini Accorded Global Accolades for Research


Patents Filed


H Index





Rs 25+ crore

Govt Funding

Himalayan Sustainability

Nestled in the Himalayas, Shoolini has developed intrinsic strengths for joint research on sustainability in the Himalayan region with international counterparts. The ICIMOD, Kathmandu, included Shoolini amongst the reputed Consortium of Himalayan Universities (HUC). We have also partnered with another 150+ global universities on related research areas.

Outstanding Infrastructure

We have one of the best landscaped campuses, located in the midst of salubrious pine forests. Our library is housed in an iconic building that has received a Belgian Architectural Award, figuring on the cover page of an international magazine. Another high point is EBSCO access to more than one million publications. Facilities like eStudios, Indoor Stadium, Yogananda Ville, Tree Houses, and Cineplex are unique to our campus.

Innovation-based Pedagogy

Shoolini runs a successful SPRINT (Skills Progression through Rapid Intensive and Innovative Training) program that has been designed and evolved to provide accelerated learning to semi-urban youth for soft and technical skills. The innovative eUniv platform revolutionised online education, taking it to remote areas during the pandemic.

Research at Undergraduate Level

Shoolini encourages its students to pursue research even at the UG level. Many UG students have published Scopus indexed research papers, patents and are pursuing cutting edge careers in research in top universities such as Stanford University.

Shoolini University was founded on the belief that universities should have a deep impact on their community through research and innovation. This is a proven model globally, with communities such as Silicon Valley supported by institutions such as Stanford and UC-Berkeley. Our researchers also work closely with the local community on critical issues such as cancer, water, food and technology with the belief that we can help change the lives of people in our community.

  • QS Asia rankings 2024: Shoolini University is the #1 campus in India in citations and No. 5 in Asia.
  • Consistent hard work, innovation & cutting-edge research has helped more than 1500+ students of Shoolini University file patents in their name.
  • With an H-Index of >115, Shoolini is acknowledged as a role model among private universities in research and development.

Areas of Research

Solar Photovoltaics, Solar Thermal, Bio-Energy, Bio-fuels

Artificial Intelligence: ML Applications for Renewable Energy

Automobile technological advancements for Himalayan region

Aging & Nutrition, Yoga & meditation to treat diseases

Create disaster-resilient environment

Unlock insights hidden in Big Data sets

Drug discovery for cancer, diabetes, obesity

Plant Host-Pathogen Interaction

Bio-fertilizers and Pest Biocontrol

Conservation of Himalayan Biodiversity

Transgenics for Desiccation tolerance in crops

Metagenomics of Himalayan Microflora

Microbial fuel cells and bioenergy

Genomics, Proteomics & Enzyme Mining of Extremophiles

Microalgae Research, Water Purification, Probiotics

Low-cost Food Processing Engineering

Nutraceuticals based on wines and fruits

Biosensor Technology for disease diagnostics



Top 3 Patent Filer in India

Established in 2009, Shoolini has repeatedly emerged among the top institutions of the country in patent filing.

  • 3rd Highest patent filer among private institutions in 2019, including IITs and IIMs.
  • In the last three years, Shoolini has repeatedly ranked No.3 for research among all private institutions by India Today.
  • Consistent hard work, innovation & cutting-edge research has helped more than 1000 students of Shoolini University file patents in their name.


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The Three Pillars of Research

The research philosophy at Shoolini University rests on three key verticals:

  • Harnessing Himalayan biodiversity, its conservation & sustainable management.
  • Development of cutting-edge technologies to meet current industrial & societal needs.
  • Establishment of Centres of Excellence in areas relevant to the university’s research goals and inter-institutional Collaborations for Research & Development.