University of Jammu

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University of Jammu's
जम्मू विश्वविद्यालय
University of Jammu Logo.jpg
Motto तमसो मा ज्योर्तिगमय
Established 1969
Type Public
Vice-Chancellor Dr.Mohan Paul Singh Ishar
Location Jammu, Jammu and Kashmir,  India
Affiliations UGC

The University of Jammu was established in 1969 by an Act of the State Legislature which effectively split the Jammu and Kashmir University into the separate Universities of Jammu and Kashmir. The University is at present located on the banks of the Tawi River. The university offers undergraduate, postgraduate and doctoral programs; it confers honorary degrees to persons of exceptional calibre.[1] It also affiliates and recognizes colleges. More recently, the University has set up satellite campuses in Bhaderwah, Kathua and Poonch with an accent on vocational courses. Of these campuses, the Bhaderwah Campus at Sungli village is the first to have been formally inaugurated (by former President of India, Pratibha Devisingh Patil).[citation needed]

The University says that it "is open to all classes and creeds with the sole objective to carry people from darkness to light[2]


It is the first university in India to receive the ISO-9001 certification.[citation needed]

Postgraduate Faculties[edit]

The University offers various Postgraduate/Doctoral courses under the following Faculties[3]

  • Faculty of Life Sciences
    • School of Biotechnology
    • Department of Botany
    • Department of Environmental Science
    • Department of Zoology
  • Faculty of Arts/Oriental Languages
    • Department of Buddhist Studies
    • Department of Dogri
    • Department of English
    • Department of Hindi
    • Department of Punjabi
    • Department of Sanskrit
    • Department of Urdu
  • Faculty of Sciences
    • Department of Chemistry
    • Department of Geology
    • Department of Geography
    • Department of Home Science
    • Department of Physics & Electronics
    • Department of Remote Sensing & GIS
  • Faculty of Education
    • Department of Education
    • Department of Physical Education
  • Faculty of Business Studies
    • The Business School
    • School of Hospitality & Tourism Management
    • Department of Commerce
  • Faculty of Mathematical Science
    • Department of Mathematics
    • Department of Statistics
    • Department of Computer Science & IT
  • Faculty of Law
    • Department of Law
    • The Law School
  • Faculty of Social Science
    • Department of Economics
    • Department of History
    • Department of Political studies
    • Department of Library and Information Science
    • Department of Psychology
    • Department for Strategic and Regional Studies
    • Department of Sociology
    • Department of Life Long Learning
  • Faculty of Medicine
  • Faculty of Engineering
  • Faculty of Music and Fine Arts


The university has a well equipped central library that caters the needs of the students of the university as well as others. The library has over 350,000 books and electronic media collection as well. Recently the university library has been renamed as Dhanvantri Library to give recognition to the works of Dhanvantri(1902-1953), in to the freedom movement and the socialist cause in India in general and Jammu and Kashmir in particular besides his contribution to land reforms in the State of Jammu and Kashmir. .[4]

Notable affiliated institutes[edit]

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Coordinates: 32°43′07″N 74°52′09″E / 32.7186°N 74.8692°E / 32.7186; 74.8692