Tuesday, December 12

Harvard University

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About the University

HarvardUniversitywas established in 1636, at Cambridge, Massachusetts, U.S.  It is the oldest institution that provides higher education in the US and is a member of the Ivy League.  It had nine students at the time of inception and now has more than 18,000 degree students and 13,000 students in the Harvard Extension School. Seven American presidents graduated from this University.  The University is spread over 4,947 acres.

Funding Avenues

The Innovation Fund grants more than $50,000 and this supports innovation in teaching and learning. It also supports creation of enhanced curriculum, courses and programs for the students and faculty. Presidential Distance Learning Pilot Grant helps in pragmatic research for new executive and professional education. 


Harvard Yard is the main campus of Harvard University.  It is situated in central Cambridge.  The Harvard Business School and Harvard Stadium are situated in Allston. Harvard Medical School, Harvard School of Dental Medicine and Harvard School of Public Health are situated at the Longwood Medical and Academic Area in Boston.


HarvardUniversityhas more than 2400 professors, 12,000 graduate students and 6000 undergraduates. It has number of faculties viz, Faculty of Arts and Sciences, The Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, School of Engineering and Applied Sciences, The Harvard Division of Continuing Education to name a few. Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study was established after reorganization of the former Radcliffe College in 1999.


The Harvard University library has 80 individual libraries.  It is stocked with more than 15 million volumes of books and is the fourth largest library in the world. Cabot Science Library, Lamont Library and Widener Library are libraries used by undergraduates.  All the libraries have books, rare manuscripts, other collections, oldest maps, gazettes of US and atlases.  Harvard-Yenching Library possesses huge East-Asian language book collection. 


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