Himalayan Institute of Medical Sciences was established in 1995 and is one of the pioneer institute in Dehradun. The medical institute has been awarded the status of a Deemed University by the Govt. of India under Section 3 of University Grants Commission Act 1956.
All the courses offered in the institute have been recognized by Medical Council of India (MCI). HIMS is attached to the biggest medical hospital in Uttarakhand by the name Himalayan Institute Hospital Trust a 750 bedded hospital, catering to the health care need of the people.