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JAMMU AND KASHMIR Shri Mata Vaishno Devi University
Shri Mata Vaishno Devi University. Jammu (State University)

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Shri Mata Vaishno Devi University Official logo of Shri Mata Vaishno Devi University - Jammu & Kashmir
Established in Year: 2004

Akin to Brahma (God), who fosters and nurtures the Universe, science over the years has bestowed upon man god like powers, there by making him the dominant species on globe ''Vigyanam Brahma'' or ''God is Science'' is the motto Shri Mata Vaishno Devi University has been established through an act of J&K Legislature as an autonomous, fully residential and highly technical University of excellence with grant and continuing support from Shri Mata Vaishno Devi Shrine Board, Katra. Govt., of India has supported our projects and the industry has been closely involved in our R&D activities.

The academic pattern, syllabi and evaluation procedure has been adopted from Indian Institutes of Technology. The University has signed Memorandum of Understanding with various national and international academic, professional and research institutes as well as industry to augment the learning process and to develop research activities. The University has four Colleges consisting of twelve Schools which promote six Undergraduate and nine Postgraduate programmes besides Ph.D. and Post doctoral research fellowship.

The University has the unique distinction of being inaugurated by the President of India in the year 2004 and the first convocation addressed by the Prime Minister of India in the year 2008. This alone speaks of the quality of infrastructure and education at this university.

Being a fully residential university, the campus provides comfortable single, double and triple seated accommodation to all the students (triple seated accommodation is offered to all new admissions at UG level). There are sufficient in-door and out-door sports facilities available. The state of the Art Auditorium with seating capacity for 1000 persons is an excellent center for academic, cultural and social functions. Different Forums and Clubs like Music, Dance, Drama, Quiz, Adventure, Mind-meet forum etc help students to utilize their spare time in a more creative and innovative way. The Officer's Club takes care of the recreation facilities for the faculty and staff. The campus provides an ideal atmosphere for healthy interactions and competition among students and interaction with faculty and professionals from corporate world and other leading institutes. Our students are encouraged to take part in extra-curricular activities and every effort is made to expose them to the competitive world.

There are qualified faculty members capable of providing all the necessary inputs to more than 1000 students admitted purely on the basis of merit. The admissions are made on AIEEE ranking, CAT/ MAT scores, written tests, interviews and group discussions etc, wherever applicable. Students from twenty different states of the country epitomize a healthy amalgamation of different cultures, religions and languages on the campus. The campus is a classic example of a mini Cultural India with students from even far off places all the way from Kashmir to Kerala. The University is also making an effort to create an extensive university-industry cooperation for economic growth of the area as well as the rest of the country. There are many on going research projects with assistance from many supporting institutions.

Establishment of SMVDU
Shri Mata Vaishno Devi University (SMVDU) has been established under THE JAMMU AND KASHMIR SHRI MATA VAISHNO DEVI UNIVERSITY ACT, 1999.an Act of the J&K State Legislature (ACT No. XII of 1999 dated 12th May 1999) as an autonomous, highly Technical & fully Residential University.

The University started functioning as an academic unit in Aug 2004 when it was inaugurated on 19th August 2004 at the hands of the then Hon'ble President of India Dr. A P J Abdul Kalam. Dr. Kalam also delivered the first lecture to the students of the University.

The University is approved by UGC under Section 2(F) & Section 12(B) of UGC Act of 1956.

The technical programs of the University are recognized by AICTE (All India Council of Technical Education) while Architecture program is recognized by Council of Architecture.

The University receives funding from Shri Mata Vaishno Devi Shrine Board, an autonomous Board set up in August 1986 under the provisions of The Jammu and Kashmir Shri Mata Vaishno Devi Shrine Act, 1986 of J&K State Legislature. The University also gets funds from UGC (University Grants Commission).

The Mission of the University is the pursuit of Education, Scholarship and Research at the highest International levels of excellence.

Establishment of a Scientific & Technical University of Excellence to nurture young talented human resource for the service of Indian Society & World at large preserving the integrity and sanctity of human values.


  • To provide education and training of excellent quality both at undergraduate and postgraduate levels.

  • To ensure that the University achieves and maintains an international standing in both teaching and research.

  • To promote study and research in new and emerging areas and encourage academic interaction of the faculty and students at national and international levels.

  • To encourage close collaboration with industry and facilitate the application of research for commercial use and for the benefit of society.

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School of Computer Science & Engineering

  • B.Tech(Computer Science & Engineering

  • M.Tech(Computer Science & Engineering)

School of Electronics and Communication Engineering

  • B.Tech(Electronics & Communication Engineering)

  • M.Tech(Electronics & Communication Engineering)

School of Mechanical Engineering

  • B.Tech Mechanical Engineering

  • M.Tech. (Manufacturing and Automation)

School of Bio-Technology

  • B.Tech (Industrial Bio-Technology)

  • M.Sc. (Bio-Technology) : This course runs under College of Sciences.

  • Pre-Ph.D. Programme

School of Architecture & Landscape Design

  • Bachelor of Architecture

School of Infrastructure and Resource Management

  • M Tech. (Energy Management)

School of Business

  • M. B. A. Programme (2 Years, Full-time Program offered by School of Business)

School of Business Economics

  • Master of Business Administration (Business Economics) (Duration - 02 year / 4 semester)

School of Physics

  • M.Sc.(Physics)

School of Mathematics

  • M. Sc. Mathematics Programme

School of Biology & Chemistry

  • PG and Ph.D. levels

School of Languages & Literature

  • Master's Programme in English

  • Certificate Course in French Language (CCFL)

School of Philosophy & Culture

  • Under Graduate Courses

  • Post Graduate Courses

  • MA Programme in Philosophy

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Shri Mata Vaishno Devi University is situated 40 Km North of Jammu in the scenic surroundings of Trikuta foothills, near the holy town of Katra in District -Reasi. The Campus is situated close to the beautiful tourist resort of Jhajjar - Kotli. One can reach SMVDU campus by local or private transport from Jammu.

Option 1: Catch Taxi Directly from Ralway Station / Bus Stand / Airport directly to University Campus (Distance approximately 45 Kms.)
Option 2: Board bus from Jammu Bus Stand/Railyway Station plying to Udhampur/Katra but alight at Domel (Approx. 39 Kms.). Board Mini Bus fom Domel to University (Approx. 6 Kms.)

The P.R.O. is located at following address:

Public Relations Office
15-C, 2nd Extension,
JDA Market, Opposite Bahu Plaza,
Gandhi Nagar, Jammu-180004,

Tele Fax: 0191-2470067

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