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University of Ladakh

Coordinates: 34°23′54″N 75°59′51″E / 34.3984581°N 75.9974328°E / 34.3984581; 75.9974328
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University of Ladakh
MottoMarch forth
TypePublic central research university
Established16 December 2018 (2018-12-16)
ChancellorLieutenant Governor of Ladakh
Vice-ChancellorSurinder K. Mehta[1]
Location, ,
34°23′54″N 75°59′51″E / 34.3984581°N 75.9974328°E / 34.3984581; 75.9974328
LanguageLadakhi, English
MascotSchan[citation needed]

University of Ladakh (UOL), aka Ladakh University, is a public university located in Leh in Leh district of Indian Union territory of Ladakh.[2][3]

Kargil Campus
Kargil campus.

UOL is a cluster university comprising the degree colleges of Leh, Kargil, Nubra Valley, Zanskar, Dras, and Khalatse.[4]


On 16 December 2018, UOL was established by The University of Ladakh Act, 2018 (Governor Act No. LVI of 2018) of Government of Jammu and Kashmir.[5][6][7]

On 5 August 2021, University of Ladakh entered into a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Delhi University to promote scientific and academic collaboration between the two universities. The understanding was expected to help in organising academic workshops, conferences, seminars, and cultural exchanges of mutual interest, organising sporting events in mutual places, and facilitating exchanges of expertise in revising the existing curricular topics so that they can meet the current demands of employment and industry.[8]

On 8 August 2021, University of Ladakh appointed Dr Surinder Kumar Mehta as its Vice-Chancellor for a period of three years.[9]

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  1. ^ HT Correspondent (9 August 2021). "Panjab University prof appointed V-C of University of Ladakh". Hindustan Times. Retrieved 10 August 2021.
  2. ^ FE Online (18 December 2018). "Ladakh to get its first ever university! SAC approves 'Jammu and Kashmir University of Ladakh Bill-2018'". The Financial Express. Retrieved 31 December 2019.
  3. ^ India Today Web Desk (26 December 2018). "Ladakh is getting its first ever university, approval passed by J&K govt". India Today. Retrieved 31 December 2019.
  4. ^ PTI (3 February 2019). "PM Narendra Modi inaugurates first-ever university in Ladakh". The Economic Times. Retrieved 31 December 2019.
  5. ^ "The University of Ladakh Act, 2018" (PDF). Department of Law, Justice & Parliamentary Affairs Govt of J&K.
  6. ^ Daily Excelsior (26 November 2019). "University of Ladakh convenes maiden Syndicate meeting". Daily Excelsior. Retrieved 31 December 2019.
  7. ^ "HISTORY PERSPECTIVE". uol.ac.in. Retrieved 31 December 2019.
  8. ^ Press Trust of India (5 August 2021). "Delhi University Signs Agreement With University Of Ladakh". NDTV.com. Retrieved 13 October 2021.
  9. ^ Daily Excelsior (9 August 2021). "Dr Mehta is new VC of Ladakh University". Daily Excelsior. Retrieved 13 October 2021.

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