Central University of Kashmir

Coordinates: 34°14′01″N 74°43′35″E / 34.233489°N 74.726428°E / 34.233489; 74.726428
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Central University of Kashmir
Central University of Kashmir Logo.png
Other name
CU Kashmir
MottoKnowledge is Power
TypeCentral university
Established2009; 14 years ago (2009)
Academic affiliations
ChancellorSyed Ata Hasnain
Vice-ChancellorA Ravinder Nath
VisitorPresident of India
Academic staff
190 (2022)[2]
Students3,051 (2022)[2]
Undergraduates686 (2022)[2]
Postgraduates2,063 (2022)[2]
302 (2022)[2]
Location, ,

34°14′01″N 74°43′35″E / 34.233489°N 74.726428°E / 34.233489; 74.726428
500 acres (200 ha)

Central University of Kashmir (often abbreviated as cukashmir), formerly Central University of Jammu and Kashmir, is a central university located in the Ganderbal district of Jammu and Kashmir, India.[3] It has been established in March 2009 through an Act of Parliament, "The Central Universities Act, 2009" by Govt. of India.[4] The university started functioning from May 2009.[5]


The Central University of Kashmir offers a three-year bachelor's degree programme in vocational studies (BVoc), a five-year integrated bachelor's degree programme in arts and laws (BA-LLB), five-year integrated bachelor's and master's degree programmes (BSc-MSc) in biotechnology, mathematics, physics and zoology, a three-year integrated bachelor's and master's degree programme in Education (BEd-MEd) and postgraduate programmes, including LLM, MA, MBA, MCom, MSc, MTech and MTTM. These programmes are offered through different academic departments. At present, the available disciplines are Biotechnology, Business Administration, Commerce, Comparative Religion, Computer Science, Convergent Journalism, Economics, Education, English, Information Technology, Islamic Studies, Law, Mathematics, Physical Education, Physics, Political Science, Teacher Education, Travel and Tourism Management, Urdu, Vocational Studies (in two branches: 1. Retail and Logistic Management & 2. Tourism and Hospitality Management), and Zoology.[6] In addition, research programmes like integrated MPhil-PhD programme in Biotechnology, Economics, Education, English, Journalism, Management Studies, Mathematics, Political Science, Religious Studies, Tourism Studies, and Urdu and direct PhD programme in Law along with few PG diploma programmes (in Guidance and Counselling, Peace and Conflict Studies, and Alternate Banking) are also offered by the university.[7]


The Central University of Kashmir earlier started its operation from rented accommodations in Hyderpora, Nowgam, Sonwar areas of Srinagar district. It started shifting to its originally allotted district Ganderbal in 2018 and was completely shifted to Ganderbal in 2019.[8][9][10]

The university currently operates from four campuses in district Ganderbal: Green Campus at Duderhama, Science Campus at Nunar, Science and Arts Campus at Old Hospital Building, Ganderbal, and Main Campus at Tulmulla.[11]

The main campus at Tulmulla is distributed over a large area of more than 500 acres of land. However, many of its buildings are under construction.[12][13]

Under construction buildings at Main Campus Tulmula Ganderbal. (August 2021)

Organisation and administration[edit]


The President of India is the Visitor of the University. The Chancellor is the ceremonial head of the university while the executive powers rest with the Vice-chancellor. The Court, the Executive Council, the Academic Council, the Board of studies and the Finance Committee are the administrative authorities of the university.

The University Court is the supreme authority of the university and has the power to review, the broad policies and programmes of the university and to suggest measures for the improvement and development of the university; The Executive Council is the highest executive body of the university. The Academic Council is the highest academic body of the university and is responsible for the co-ordination and exercising general supervision over the academic policies of the university. It has the right to advise the Executive Council on all academic matters. The Finance Committee is responsible for recommending financial policies, goals, and budgets.[4]

Chancellors of the University[edit]

  1. Dr. Srikumar Banerjee (2012-2017)[14]
  2. Lt. General Syed Ata Hasnain (Incumbent)[15]

Vice-Chancellors of the University[edit]

  1. Prof. Abdul Wahid Qureshi (2009-2014)[16]
  2. Prof. Mehraj-ud-Din Mir (2014-2021)[17][18]
  3. Prof. Farooq Ahmad Shah (2021-2023)[19]
  4. Prof. A Ravinder Nath (Incumbent officiating)[20][21]

Schools and centres[edit]

The university comprises the following schools and centres:[22][23]

  • School of Business Studies
  1. Department of Commerce
  2. Department of Management Studies
  3. Department of Tourism Studies
  • School of Education
  1. Department of Education
  2. Department of Physical Education
  • School of Engineering & Technology
  1. Department of Information Technology
  • School of Languages
  1. Department of English
  2. Department of Kashmiri
  3. Department of Urdu
  • School of Legal Studies
  1. Department of Law

a. Dr. B.R. Ambedkar Multidisciplinary Research Centre for Law, Public Policy and Social Action

b. Centre for Public Interest Litigation and Legal Aid

  • School of Life Sciences
  1. Department of Animal Sciences (Zoology)
  2. Department of Botany
  3. Department of Biotechnology
  • School of Media Studies
  1. Department of Convergent Journalism
  • School of Physical & Chemical Sciences
  1. Department of Chemistry
  2. Department of Mathematics
  3. Department of Physics
  • School of Social Sciences
  1. Department of Economics
  2. Department of Politics and Governance
  3. Department of Religious Studies


Other people[edit]

See also[edit]

  1. University of Kashmir
  2. University of Jammu
  3. Central University of Jammu
  4. Cluster University of Srinagar
  5. Cluster University of Jammu
  6. SKUAST, Jammu


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  2. ^ a b c d e "NIRF 2022" (PDF). Central University of Kashmir.
  3. ^ "List of Central Universities as on 29.06.2017" (PDF). UGC. 29 June 2017. Retrieved 1 July 2017.
  4. ^ a b "Central Universities Act, 2009". 15 January 2009.
  5. ^ "Central University of Kashmir - About CU Kashmir". www.cukashmir.ac.in. Retrieved 12 May 2022.
  6. ^ "Postgraduate - Current Programs". Archived from the original on 29 May 2010. Retrieved 18 June 2010.
  7. ^ "Admission notice" (PDF). Retrieved 24 April 2014.
  8. ^ GKNN. "CUK gears up to shift to Ganderbal". Greater Kashmir. Retrieved 11 June 2022.
  9. ^ "Central University of Kashmir - About CU Kashmir". www.cukashmir.ac.in. Retrieved 11 June 2022.
  10. ^ Mushtaq, Tasavur (9 April 2015). "Process underway to raise infrastructure for CUK at Ganderbal: Priya". Kashmir Life. Retrieved 11 June 2022.
  11. ^ "Welcome To The Official Website | Central University of Kashmir". cukashmir.ac.in. Retrieved 24 August 2011.
  12. ^ Geelani, Syed Rizwan. "What ails Central University of Kashmir?". Greater Kashmir. Retrieved 10 May 2022.
  13. ^ Excelsior, Daily (20 December 2021). "Absence of varsity's permanent campus affecting us: CUK students". Jammu Kashmir Latest News | Tourism | Breaking News J&K. Retrieved 10 May 2022.
  14. ^ PTI (13 August 2012). "Dr Srikumar Banerjee appointed as CUK Chancellor". @businessline. Retrieved 31 July 2021.
  15. ^ "Lt General Syed Ata Hasnain is chancellor of Kashmir varsity". The Economic Times. Retrieved 31 July 2021.
  16. ^ "Central University of Kashmir (CUK), Ganderbal, Udhampur: Admission, Address, Rating". Jagranjosh.com. Retrieved 31 July 2021.
  17. ^ "Prof Merajuddin appointed CUK V-C". Greater Kashmir. 29 September 2015. Retrieved 31 July 2021.
  18. ^ Geelani, Syed Rizwan. "VC CUK demits office". Greater Kashmir. Retrieved 21 November 2021.
  19. ^ Desk, GK Web. "Prof Farooq Shah assumes charge as In-charge Vice Chancellor CUK". Greater Kashmir. Retrieved 21 November 2021.
  20. ^ Geelani, Syed Rizwan. "Prof. A Ravinder Nath is new VC CUK". Greater Kashmir. Retrieved 5 April 2023.
  21. ^ Network, KL News (31 March 2023). "Prof A Ravinder Nath Is New VC CUK". Kashmir Life. Retrieved 5 April 2023.
  22. ^ "Central University of Kashmir | Schools". www.cukashmir.ac.in. Retrieved 14 June 2022.
  23. ^ "CUK Department of Law - Centres". www.cukashmir.ac.in. Retrieved 14 June 2022.

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