Baba Ghulam Shah Badshah University has come into existence by an Act of the Jammu & Kashmir Legislative Assembly called the Jammu & Kashmir Baba Ghulam Shah Badshah University Act No. XVI of 2002. The university is nurtured by the Jammu & Kashmir Wakf Council. The motto of the university is “Iqra Bisme Rabikhalaq” which means, “Read in the name of God who has created all that exists”. It reflects the vision and idealism for which the university stands. The objective identified for the university in the Act is to impart quality education and undertake research in basic and job oriented fields. Accordingly, the university has launched postgraduate teaching programmes in Business Management, Financial Management, Computer Sciences, Information Technology, Arabic, Applied Mathematics and B. Tech in Electronics and Communication, Computer Sciences & Engineering and Information Technology.
The university campus is located at the foothills of the great Himalayan Pir Panjal range in Rajouri, 154 Km from Jammu, the winter capital of Jammu & Kashmir state. Regular bus service, video-coaches and shared taxies meandering their way by the sparkling streams through the thick-pine forests make the 3½ hours journey between Jammu & Rajouri a mesmerizing experience.
The region in which the university is located has rich geographic, climatic and cultural diversity. The climate varies from subtropical in the southern parts to temperate in montane northern fringes. The average temperature varies from 7ºc during winters to 37ºc during summers. The average annual rainfall is 500 mm. The snow-capped peaks of the mighty Himalaya, rich biodiversity and valuable agri-diversity make entire Rajouri-Poonch region a nature lover's paradise.
The teaching programmes designed by various Academic bodies of the university are interactive, flexible and hands on; directed towards helping learners to gain the ability to confidently and effectively answer real life challenges. These details are retrieved from www.bgsbuniversity.org