University of Azad Jammu & Kashmir

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The University of Azad Jammu and Kashmir. جامعہ آزاد جموں و کشمیر
ژآٹٔھلِ آزاد جۄٚم تہٕ کشیٖر
University Of Azad Jammu And Kashmir Logo.png
Other name
MottoEnter to learn, leave to serve!
Religious affiliation
Not specified for any specific religion or sect
ChancellorMasood Khan (President of Azad Jammu & Kashmir (Pakistan)
Vice-ChancellorProf. Dr. Muhammad Kaleem Abbasi
Academic staff
800 to 850
Administrative staff
650 to 700
Students15,000 to 16,000
Undergraduates9,000 to 10,000
Postgraduates5,000 to 6,000
Location, ,
CampusUrban and rural
LanguageEnglish and Urdu
ColoursBlue and white
AffiliationsPakistan Engineering Council, Higher Education Commission, Azad Jammu and Kashmir Bar Council, National Computing Education Accreditation Council

The University of Azad Jammu and Kashmir[1] ( Koshur:ژاٹھَلِ آزاد جۄٚم تہٕ کشیٖر) is located in Muzaffarabad, Azad Jammu and Kashmir, Pakistan.[2] It was established in 1980, and is currently ranked at No.16 in HEC ranking of General category universities in Pakistan.

Basic Information, Faculties and Departments[edit]

It is a multi discipline and multi campus University.[3] The University of Azad Jammu and Kashmir is the biggest educational institution in Azad Jammu and Kashmir. It consists of four faculties i.e., faculty of sciences, faculty of arts, faculty of health sciences and faculty of engineering. [4] The more than 15,000 students are from different areas of Azad Kashmir, Punjab, Khaber Pakhtun Khawa and Gilgit Baltistan. The University of Azad Jammu and Kashmir has developed in both academic and administrative directions. During the regional 2005 earthquake, most of the buildings at the Muzaffarabad and Rawalakot campuses were destroyed. The new replacement campus financed by Saudi Arabia, known as King Abdullah campus covering than 1800 kanals (0.91 km2), was handed over to the University in October 2019. The old Chahella campus is also being updated and developed. The University also has one campus in the newly formed district of Hattian Bala, one campus in the Nelum Valley and a women's campus in the Bagh district. The temporary city campus financed by the Turkish Government will move to the new King Abdullah Campus and the number of faculties and departments will also be increased. The University is producing graduates, MPhil scholars and PhD doctors. The University has an Institute of Kashmir Studies that provides education about history of State of Kashmir. The Institute of Geology is one of the oldest department of the University and one of the finest Institutions of Geology in Pakistan.

Faculty of Sciences

  • Department of Botany
  • Department of Zoology
  • Department of Computer Sciences and Information technology
  • Department of Biotechnology
  • Kashmir Institute of Geology
  • Department of Mathematics
  • Department of Statistics
  • Department of Physics
  • Department of Chemistry

Faculty of Arts

  • Department of Islamic Studies
  • Department of Law
  • Department of Management Sciences
  • Department of Psychology
  • Department of Sociology and Rural Development
  • Department of Urdu Language
  • Institute of Kashmir Studies
  • Institute of Languages
  • Kashmir Institute of Economics

Faculty of Engineering

  • Department of Electrical Engineering
  • Department of Software Engineering

Faculty of Medical and Health Sciences

  • Department of Public Health Sciences
  • Department of Allied Health Sciences


  1. ^ Kamal. "The University of Azad Jammu and Kashmir - Muzaffarabad Azad Kashmir". Retrieved 2016-02-09.
  2. ^ Shujaat Bukhari. "The other Kashmir". The Hindu. Retrieved 7 July 2015.
  3. ^ University of Azad Kashmir, Pakistan. "AJKU".
  4. ^ " - Jobs in Pakistan, Courses in Pakistan, Study Abroad - Education, Careers, Study Abroad and Visa information". Archived from the original on 27 June 2013. Retrieved 7 July 2015.

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