Message from the Director

Education is not the learning of facts, but the training of the mind to think.

                                                                                                                  – Albert Einstein

The Higher Education of the country has been in news during the recent years for both its productive and nonproductive dimensions. As reasonable stakeholders, this scenario compels us to think of the shifts and transformations which are immediately needed for change, progress, development and excellence. In fact, a lot of attention has now been paid towards improving the status & standards of the contemporary Educational system by adopting the NEP (New Educational Policy 2020) which primarily focuses on affordability, accessibility, quality, equity, and accountability in order to ensure continual learning.

Already the ambitious scheme of RUSA (Rashtriya Ucchatar Shiksha Abhiyan) has given impetus to higher education all across the country. In the union territory of Jammu & Kashmir, the higher education sector has also expanded heavily during the previous decade as numerous colleges and university campuses have been set up in every nook and corner, which has made higher education accessible to all sections of the society. But, this has adversely affected the quality of education in these institutions. Though various new and market-friendly courses are offered in these institutions of higher learning, yet the supply of skilled manpower is not fulfilling the demand of the society.

At Present, North campus, University of Kashmir, offers Six programmes for study and research.  All these Programmes are market-friendly and have a lot of potential in the job market of the country and abroad. We are in the process of offering more such courses so that our youth gets easily employed. For this purpose, the campus needs infrastructural development in all its various departments. The biggest asset of this campus is its dedicated and learned faculty and ever enthusiastic students. We have initiated very healthy practices of learning and research from this academic session. Our aim is to develop all the faculties in our scholars and students and make them proud citizens of the nation who can bravely and wisely face all challenges. Sports activities, debates, seminars, guest lectures, workshops have to be a hallmark of the campus as these enhance self confidence and self esteem among our learners and also provide a conducive aura to the teachers to evolve.

The North Campus has a freestanding Research Centre headed by the senior most faculty member of the campus. It strives to conduct the original and updated research in Humanities, Computer Sciences, Management, Teacher Education, and Computer Science & Engineering. Indeed, the researchers and the scholars of this Centre come from diverse backgrounds for conducting research which has an academic, industrial and societal relevance.

The campus aims to provide accommodation to all the desirous students, scholars and the faculty members, and preparations are afoot in this direction with the concerned authorities. It is hoped that with the cooperation of all stake- holders, North campus of the University will eventually become a center of excellence especially in research and all those learners who particularly come from far flung areas shall feel proud to be a part of this institution of higher learning.

Finally, I wish this institution to emerge soon as North Kashmir University.



Prof. Bashir Ahmad Ganai