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The University arose out of humble origins immediately after Independence when in 1948 the State Government established an institute for conduct of examinations with its headquarters at Srinagar, Justice J. N. Wazir being its Honorary Vice-Chancellor. This was followed by a noble effort by the authorities to revive the old tradition of learning and teaching, an essential feature of ancient Kashmir, through the establishment of three postgraduate departments in 1956 - English at Srinagar, and Economics and Geology at Jammu. Thus came into being a full-fledged University, then christerned the University of Jammu and Kashmir, with Mr. A. A. Fyzee as its first whole-time Vice-Chancellor. The University was shifted to the present campus, known as Amar Singh Bagh, when the land was donated by Dr. Karan Singh, the second Chancellor of the University. A lay-out plan was prepared by Mr. Fayaz-ud-Din, Chief Town Planner from what is now Andhra Pradesh and Mr. G. B. Mhatra, an eminent architect of Bombay. With financial assistance provided by the University Grants Commission and the State Government, a series of construction works began at the Campus in 1959, with the foundation stone laid for the Arts Faculty Block by Bakhshi Ghulam Mohammad, the then Prime Minister of the State, on 5 June 1959. The Faculty was commissioned on 1 August 1960 by Dr. S. Radhakrishnan, the then Vice-President of the country.

In 1965 the University was reorganized and divided into two divisions of equal status; one for the province of Jammu and the other for the province of Kashmir - with a central organization having specific legislative and executive powers relating to budget, finance, planning, coordination, improvement of standards of teaching and examinations and devising of courses of studies. Each division had its own executive body to run the day-to-day administration and its own academic bodies to formulate programmes and policies. The Pro-Vice-Chancellor was the chief executive and academic officer of the concerned division while the Vice-Chancellor was the principal executive and academic head of the whole University. Mr. G. A. Mukhtar, the then Education Advisor to the State Government was appointed the first Pro-Vice-Chancellor of the Kashmir division.

Since 1956, this academic institution has come a long way and has developed into a multi-faculty University, imparting instruction in various subjects in the Faculty of Arts, Languages, Natural Sciences, Social Sciences, Education, Commerce, Law, Medicine, Dental Surgery, Engineering, Music and Fine Arts and Non-formal Education, all manned by academics with considerable teaching and research experience, some of whom occupy places of eminence in the academic world.

The University provides reasonably comfortable residential facilities - on first-come-first-served basis to the teaching and non-teaching staff as well as to students, male and female, in hostels. Besides the departmental libraries, the University has a centrally-heated central library, called Iqbal Library, with a vast collection of books, leading national and international journals and magazines and the recently installed internet facility. The location of the library, a magnificent edifice, at a walking distance from the various departments of the University, renders it easily accessible to teachers, research scholars and students of the University.
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Mission & Vision
We aspire to attain the status of an internationally reputed institution of excellence in teaching, research and extension.
We commit ourselves to the participatory engagement of teachers,scholars,students and the civil society in innovative , creative and progressive programmes aimed at intellectual enlightenment
The University Crest has two concentric circular discs, the inner containing the impression of a Chinar tree, an open book and a Marshaal (torch), and the space between the concentric rings embodying the University Motto.

According to some studies, the Chinar is believed to have been brought by king Zain-ul-Abideen from Iran to Kashmir, while some believe that it is Kashmir's indigenous tree, as it has got a Kashmiri name Boen, which has been derived from the Sanskrit work Bhawani meaning mother. Its cool and pleasant shade in summer signifies mother's love and affection.
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Bachelors of Education(Education) 1 yr
B.A,.LL.B,LL.B,LL.M,Post Graduate Diploma in Human Rights and Duties Education,Ph.D. & Docterate of Civil Laws
Certificate Courses in Modern Spoken Persian Certificate Course in Hindi Certificate Course in Sanskrit(Part Time) Certificate Courses in Quaranic Studies Certificate Course in...
Diploma in French and German Languages,CertificateCourse in French,German and Russian Languages The Institute is planning to introduce more courses including Spanish and Portugu...
Diploma in Kashmiri P.G Diploma in Hindi Diploma Course in German & French Languages P.G Diploma in Sanskrit(Full Time) PG Diploma in Persian
M.A Sanskrit M.A Sanskrit M.A English M.A Persian M.A Urdu M.A Kashmiri M.A Islamic Studies M.A Hindi
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MSc Home Science - 2 Years
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