The Graphic Era Educational Society, established in 1993, is a non-profit organization that aims to mobilize world class education and generate resources for providing and supporting quality education for all. The society recognizes the right of every individual to lead a life of dignity and self-respect in a just and equitable manner. At the initial phase Graphic Era Society established in 1997 Graphic Era Institute of Technology. Graphic Era Institute of Technology had the distinction of being first Self- financed educational institute in North India, offer engineering courses The Institute was the culmination of the dream of its visionary founder Prof. (Dr) Kamal Ghanshala to change the destiny of thousands of youth by providing an excellent and holistic professional education. He had visualized an educational hub that would cater to academic aspirations of innumerable young man and women and his vision took a concrete shape in the form of Graphic Era Institute.
In 2008, the Institute was accorded the status of Deemed University under Section 3 of the UGC Act, 1956 vide Notification F.9-48/2007-U.3 (A) dated August 14, 2008 and approved by Ministry of Human Resource Development, Government of India. In 2015 Graphic Era University was accredited by NAAC with grade ‘A’.