The Himalayan Institute Hospital Trust (HIHT) the sponsoring society for HIHT University was founded by a great yogi, scientist, philosopher, philanthropist, researcher and writer, H.H. Dr. Swami Rama. The University is situated in the lush green valley of Dehradun in Uttarakhand on the Rishikesh-Dehradun highway adjacent to the Dehradun airport at Jolly Grant. HIHT University offers both undergraduate and post graduate courses. Opened in 1994 with 250 beds, the institute is currently the Only Post Graduate Medical Institute in Uttarakhand. A 750 bed multi-specialty tertiary care hospital is attached to the University for the teaching and training purposes of the student of the University. The daily average OPD is 1519.89 and the IPD occupancy percentage is 86.80%.
The Medical College (Himalayan Institute of Medical Sciences) was established in 1995. The medical college is recognized by the Medical Council of India (MCI). The facilities and faculty is as per the norms of the Medical Council of India. The faculty is experienced and proficient as teachers, clinicians and administrators. To support a "learning-oriented environment" as opposed to a "teacher-oriented environment", at the end of each term, the students evaluate teachers and select the faculty for the Best Teacher Award. All the courses coducted in the institute prior to the Deemed University Status (untill 2007) the institute was affiliated to HNB Garhwal University. The Vice-Chancellor of the university is Sh. S.P. Singh and the Registrar is Sh. A.R. Nautiyal.
Scholarships are grant-in-aid to a student who wants to pursue education at HIHT University