University of Kashmir

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University of Kashmir
دانشگاه کشمیر
کشمیر یونورسیٹی
KU Logo bw.jpg
Motto من الظلمات إلى النور
तमसो मा ज्योर्तिगमय
"from darkness to light"
Established 1956


State University
Chancellor Narinder Nath Vohra
Vice-Chancellor Prof. Khurshid I. Andrabi
Location Hazratbal, Srinagar, Jammu and Kashmir,  India
34°07′57″N 74°50′15″E / 34.132552°N 74.837494°E / 34.132552; 74.837494Coordinates: 34°07′57″N 74°50′15″E / 34.132552°N 74.837494°E / 34.132552; 74.837494
Campus Urban
Affiliations UGC, AIU

The University of Kashmir (Kashmiri: دانشگاه کشمیر, Urdu: کشمیر یونورسیٹی‎, Hindi: कश्मीर विश्वविद्यालय) is on the western side of the Dal Lake in the city of Srinagar which lies in the Indian state of Jammu and Kashmir.

It has been awarded grade "A" by the NAAC in 2011.[1][2]


The University of Kashmir, since its establishment, has been focused at Hazratbal and encompassing three adjacent areas viz. Amar Singh Bagh, Naseem Bagh and Mirza Bagh. This Campus is spread over 263 acres (1.06 km2).[3]

A major part of Amar Singh Bagh and Naseem Bagh constitute the Hazratbal campus which is laid out on the north-eastern bank of Dal Lake. Earlier, many postgraduate departments, research and other centres were housed in Naseem Bagh. But, the university resolved to develop Naseem Bagh into a heritage site and thereafter, many departments were shifted to other areas of the Hazratbal campus.[4] As of April 2013 Zakura Campus is being developed on 300 kanals of land in close proximity to Hazratbal campus to meet expansion requirements of the University.[5]

Mirza Bagh or "University Town" constitutes buildings housing quarters for the university staff.[6] The idea of extending postgraduate programmes to colleges and also establishing new campuses at Ananthnag and Baramulla was conceived by the then Vice Chancellor Prof J a K Tareen in 2002. He mobilised over 30 crores for the development of the university from the Prime ministers fund for the overall development of the main campus and the establishment of the new campuses. The foundation stones were also laid by Mr Mufti Mohamed sayeed and the palans of buildings were approved. The locations of the campuses had to be changed for reasons of likely floods. After Prof Tareen the development of campuses took a longer time and became operational in 2008/2009. The New social science block, the Life science block, the examination block,The Humanities block,the Ditance Education block, The Media block and many other buildings were constructed during 2001 and 20004 during prof Tareens period out of the PMs special fund he brought for the University. The 200 capacity convention centre was also completed.South Campus of the University established on 259 kanals of land at Fateh Garh, Anantnag was started in October, 2008.[7] North Campus of the University on 559 kanals at Delina, Baramulla was started in December, 2009.[8] Three more campuses at Kupwara, Kargil and Leh are coming up.[9][10]


The university has a temperature controlled central library, called Allama Iqbal Library, which houses books, national and international journals and magazines and also includes internet browsing facility.[11]


Journal of Research and Development is a multi-disciplinary and peer-review yearly online academic science research journal published by Centre of Research and Development (CORD), University of Kashmir. The journal envisions creating forum for review, reflection and discussion among the scientific community in particular besides others interested. Journal of Research and Development encourages new ideas and works in all the fields of science and it publishes high quality original papers, review papers, case reports, conference reports/papers and commentaries.

Journal of Research and Development  
Abbreviated title (ISO 4)
J. Res. Dev
Discipline Life sciences
Language English
Publication details
Centre of Research and Development(CORD),University of Kashmir (India)
Publication history
Frequency Annually
ISSN 0972-5407
OCLC no. 608143422
University of Kashmir
Location Hazratbal
Size 6,45,018 books [12]
Access and use
Members 8000
Average readership = 8000 per month
Internet users = 7000 per month

Faculties, departments, and centres[edit]

  • Arts
    • Department of Arabic
    • Department of Bengali
    • Department of Urdu
    • Department of English
    • Department of Kashmiri
    • Department of Foreign Languages
    • Department of Library and Information Science
    • Department of Linguistics
    • Department of Persian
    • Department of Sanskrit
    • Department of Hindi
  • Social Science
    • Department of Economics
    • Department of History
    • Department of Shah-i-Hamadan(A.R) Institute of Islamic Studies
    • Media Education Research Center (MERC)
    • Department of Political Science
    • Department of Sociology & Social Work
    • Department of Psychology
    • Department of Philosophy
    • Department of Library & Information Sciences (LIS)
  • Faculty of Education
    • Department of Education
    • Department of Physical Education
  • Faculty of Engineering
  • Faculty of Law
    • Department of Law
  • Faculty of Music & Fine Arts
  • Faculty of Oriental Learning
  • Faculty of Biological Sciences
    • Department of Botany
    • Department of Biochemistry
    • Department of Zoology
    • Department of Biotechnology
    • Department of Clinical Biochemistry
  • Faculty of Physical & Material Sciences
    • Department of Chemistry
    • Department of Environmental Science
    • Department of Geology & Geophysics
    • Department of Mathematics
    • Department of Physics
    • Department of Statistics
    • Department of Geography & Regional Development
  • Faculty of Applied Sciences & Technology
    • Electronics & Instrumentation Technology
    • Institute of Home Science
    • Pharmaceutical Science
    • Department of Computer Science
    • Department of Food Science & Technology
    • Department of Information Technology ( currently under IT&SS)
  • Centres
    • Directorate of Physical Education & Sports
    • Directorate of Distance Education
    • Directorate of Life Long Learning
    • Directorate of Information Technology & Support System (IT & SS)
    • Directorate of Internal Quality Assurance (DIQA)
    • Directorate of Watch & Ward
    • Directorate of Hygiene & Environment
    • Directorate of Convocation Complex
    • Centre of Central Asian Studies (CCAS)
    • Centre of Research for Development (CORD)
    • Centre for Energy Studies
    • Centre for Biodiversity & Taxonomy
    • University Science & Instrumentation Centre
    • Educational Multimedia Research Centre (EMMRC)
    • State Resource Centre (SRC)
    • Public Relations Centre (PRC)
    • Centre for Career Planning and Counselling(CCPC)
    • Population Research Centre (PRC)
    • Allama Iqbal(A.R) Institute of Culture & Philosophy
    • Institute of Music & Fine Arts
    • Regional Study Center


The university provides residential facilities on first-come-first-served basis to the teaching and non-teaching staff as well as to students.

  • Gani Kashmiri Hostel, for research scholars pursuing M.Phil. and Ph.D. programmes
  • Habba Khatoon Girls Hostel, for female students
  • Mehboob-ul-Aalam Hostel for postgraduates male students
  • Shiekh-ul-Aalam (A.R) Hostel for male students
  • Maulana Anwar Shah Kashmiri Hostel for male students

Affiliated colleges[edit]

Constituent colleges

Composite Regional Centre, bemina srinaga.

Private managed professional colleges
  • CASET Institute of Computer Sciences, Sgr
  • S.S.M. College of Engineering in Baramulla
  • Sopore Law College, Sopore
  • Kashmir Law College, Srinagar
  • SEM college,budgam

Permanently affiliated government colleges

  • 15. Govt. Degree College, Sopore
  • 16. Govt. Degree College, Leh, Ladakh
  • 17. Govt. Degree College,Kargil
  • 18. Govt. Degree College,Pulwama
  • 19. Govt. Degree College,Tral
  • 20. Govt. Degree College,Shopian
  • 21. Govt. Degree College,Ganderbal
  • 22. Govt. Degree College,Kulgam
  • 23. Govt. Degree College,Doru
  • 24. Govt. Degree College,Pattan
  • 25. Govt. Degree College,Beerawah
  • 26. Govt. Degree College,Uri
  • 27. Govt. Degree College,Bijbehara
  • 28. Govt.Degree College,Budgam
  • 29. Govt. Degree College,Bandipora
  • 30. Govt. Degree College for Women, Sopore[13]

Photo gallery[edit]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Complete List of Accredited and Re-accredited Institutions list under New Methodology - CGPA System (PDF), National Assessment and Accreditation Council, 2011, p. 160, retrieved 16 January 2012 
  2. ^ Accreditation status is valid for the following Institutions (PDF), National Assessment and Accreditation Council, 2011, p. 156, retrieved 16 January 2012 
  3. ^ University of Kashmir, Official Website of. "About UoK". University of Kashmir. Retrieved 29 April 2013. 
  4. ^ University of Kashmir, Official Website of. "About UoK". University of Kashmir. Retrieved 29 April 2013. 
  5. ^ "Omar inaugurates Girls Hostel, lays foundation of Boys Hostel at Kashmir University". June 3, 2012. Retrieved 29 April 2013. 
  6. ^ University of Kashmir, Official Website of. "About UoK". University of Kashmir. Retrieved 29 April 2013. 
  7. ^ Shafi, Showkat (14 August 2011). "KU at your doorstep". Greater Kashmir. Retrieved 29 April 2013. 
  8. ^ Shafi, Showkat (14 August 2011). "KU at your doorstep". Greater Kashmir. Retrieved 29 April 2013. 
  9. ^ "KU to establish Kargil, Leh campuses soon". Greater Kashmir. 9 August 2011. Retrieved 29 April 2013. 
  10. ^ "KU Kupwara campus on cards". Greater Kashmir. 24 September 2011. Retrieved 29 April 2013. 
  11. ^ "Allama Iqbal Library". University of Kashmir. Retrieved 29 April 2013. 
  12. ^ Retrieved 29 April 2013.  Missing or empty |title= (help)
  13. ^ "Affiliated Collages".