University of Jammu

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University of Jammu's
जम्मू विश्वविद्यालय
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Motto तमसो मा ज्योर्तिगमय
Type Public
Established 1969
Vice-Chancellor R D Sharma
Location Jammu, Jammu and Kashmir,  India
Campus Urban 118 acres
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 currently 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. The university has satellite campuses in Bhaderwah, Kathua and Poonch. The University motto states that it "is open to all classes and creeds with the sole objective to carry people from darkness to light. It is the first university in India to receive the ISO-9001 certification.[2]

Courses and facilities[edit]

The University offers various undergraduate and postgraduate courses under the faculties of Life sciences, Arts/Oriental Languages, Sciences, Education, Business Studies, Mathematics, Law, Social Science, Medicine, Engineering, Music and Fine Arts. The university has a central library with over 350,000 books and electronic media.[3]


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