A Himalayan state located in the northern tip of India, the most parts of the state
of Jammu and Kashmir lies in the Himalayan Mountains. In spite of its geographical
challenges, education has not been compromised with and hence a large number of
Universities in Jammu & Kashmir exist with many colleges affiliated to them. There
are 6 State Universities in Jammu & Kashmir, one Deemed University and two Central
Universities under which most of the colleges in Jammu and Kashmir function.
The National Institute of Technology is an autonomous Institution of National Importance
is situated in Jammu & Kashmir.
Among the 6 state Universities in Jammu & Kashmir, three are General Universities
that offer courses in Arts Science and Commerce. Some of the other courses offered
include management, finance, education and linguistics. These three general Universities
in Jammu & Kashmir also offer courses in Fine Arts and Oriental Learning and subjects
related to Geography, History and Music.
There are two Universities in Jammu & Kashmir for technology and engineering and
also have a number of polytechnics under them. Both the Universities in Jammu &
Kashmir offer undergraduate, postgraduate and diploma degrees. They also facilitate
a number of research programs in various subjects.
There is a state university dedicated to the study of agriculture and related areas
There are two central Universities in Jammu & Kashmir that have be established as
part of the program of setting up Central Universities in India. Law programs are
also offered to the students in these two Universities in Jammu & Kashmir.
The deemed Universities in Jammu & Kashmir has been given to the Institute of Medicine
and Healthy Sciences where there are courses for other related areas of study in
medicine, nursing, pharmacy and other para-medical courses, for undergraduate, postgraduate
level and Research Programs.