University of Patanjali (UOP) is a manifestation of the divine vision of His Holiness Swami Ramdev and Revered Acharya Balkrishna to establish a center for an integral education blending all spectrums of oriental wisdom and scientific knowledge. The university aims at innovating teaching-learning and research to produce professionally competent, personally elevated and socially empathetic alumni. Asceticism, health care, integral education and entrepreneurship are its four major domains of teaching-learning and interdisciplinary research.
The University of Patanjali (UOP) is named after the great Indian sage Patanjali (c. 900 BC,), who first compiled the numerous writings on Yoga in the form of aphorisms. It was established through Act No. 4/2006 of Uttarakhand State Legislature published in the State Gazette on 05.04.2006. The University is sponsored by Patanjali Yogpeeth Trust (PYP) and is located on Delhi Haridwar National Highway at Bhadrabad, Haridwar nearby the bank of the Ganges. The University is a member of the Association of Indian Universities.