Central University of Jammu


Central University of Jammu
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Motto in English
knowledge refines, purifies and sharpens the mind
ChancellorGopalaswami Parthasarathy
Vice-ChancellorSanjeev Jain[1]
Campus Rural

Central University of Jammu in Jammu, Jammu and Kashmir, has been established through an Act of Parliament: "The Central Universities Act, 2009" by Govt. of India.[2] It started functioning from 2011. Dr. Sudhir Singh Bloeria was first Vice Chancellor of the university.[3]


The Central University of Jammu came into existence on 8 August 2011, with the appointment of the first Vice-Chancellor. It was established by the Central Universities Act, 2009 (Act No.25 of 2009 read with the Central Universities Act, 2009).

The first academic session (2011-2012) commenced with three Post Graduate courses in English, Economics and Applied Mathematics at Temporary Academic Block-I (TAB-I) at Sidhra bypass road, Jammu. In the next academic session (2012-2013), five PG Courses were added: Computer Science, Educational Studies, Environmental Sciences, Human Resource Management and Travel & Tourism Management in Temporary Academic Block (TAB-II) at Sainik Colony Extension. Since the third session (2013-2014) all the departments are functioning from TAB at Sainik Colony. Four new post graduate courses were introduced in the academic session (2014-2015): National Security Studies; Public Policy & Public Administration; Social Work and Mass Communication & New Media. The University also offers Integrated M-Phil-Ph.D programme in eight subjects.


The University carries out its administrative functions from its head office at Bagla, Rahya-Suchani, District. Samba.

The Central University of Jammu campus is under construction at Village Bagla, Raya Suchani in District Samba, which is at an approximate distance of 25 km from Jammu.

Organisation and administration


The President of India is the Visitor of the University. The Chancellor is the ceremonial head of the university while the executive powers rest with the Vice-chancellor. The Court, the Executive Council, the Academic Council, the Board of studies and the Finance Committee are the administrative authorities of the University.

The University Court is the supreme authority of the University and has the power to review, the broad policies and programmes of the University and to suggest measures for the improvement and development of the University; The Executive Council is the highest executive body of the University. The Academic Council is the highest academic body of the University and is responsible for the co-ordination and exercising general supervision over the academic policies of the University. It has the right to advise the Executive Council on all academic matters. The Finance Committee is responsible for recommending financial policies, goals, and budgets. [4]

Schools and Centres

School of Business Studies

  • Department of Human Resource Management & Organizational Behaviour
  • Department of Tourism and Travel Management
  • Department of Marketing and Supply Chain Management

School of Basic and Applied Sciences

  • Department of Mathematics
  • Department of Computer Science and Information Technology
  • Department of Physics and Astronomical Sciences
  • Department of Chemistry and Chemical Sciences
  • Department of Nano Science and Material

School of Education

  • Department of Educational Studies
  • School of Humanities and Social Sciences
  • Department of Economics
  • Department of Public Policy and Public Administration
  • Department of Sociology and Social work
  • Centre for Comparative Religion and Civilization

School of Languages

  • Department of English
  • Department of Hindi & Other Indian Languages

School of Life Sciences

  • Department of Environmental Sciences
  • Department of Animal Sciences and Wild Life
  • Department of Plant Sciences
  • Centre for Molecular Biology

School of National Security Studies

  • Department of National Security Studies
  • School of Knowledge Management, Information and Media Studies
  • Department of Mass Communication and New Media


The university offers UG, PG & research oriented programmes.

See also


  1. ^ "President Ram Nath Kovind approves appointments of vice chancellors of 12 central universities: Ministry of education". The Times of India 13:29 IST. 23 July 2021. Retrieved 23 July 2021.
  2. ^ Lok Sabha (19 February 2009). "The Central Universities Bill, 2009" (PDF). presindia.org. Retrieved 13 April 2018.
  3. ^ "Jammu Central University finally gets its first VC". Zee News. 8 August 2011. Retrieved 13 April 2018.
  4. ^ "Central Universities Act, 2009". 20 March 2009. Cite journal requires |journal= (help)

External links

  • Official website

Coordinates: 32°41′26″N 74°52′39″E / 32.6905°N 74.8775°E / 32.6905; 74.8775