New Initiatives

Cluster Universities

Cluster University means one major institute will lead three to five institutions in its vicinity.

The Cluster Universities have been established in the state under centrally-sponsored Rashtriya Ucchtar Shiksha Abhiyan (RUSA) to run series of additional and advanced courses in the existing colleges, laying special thrust on the research, consultancy and extension with one college each in Srinagar and Jammu cities as lead college for these universities

Cluster University Jammu comprises of GGM Science College, Government MAM College, SPMR College of Commerce, Government College for Women Gandhi Nagar and Government College of Education Canal Road.

Prof. Anju Bhasin has been appointed as Vice-Chancellor Vice-Chancellor of Cluster University Jammu

GGM Science College Jammu
Govt. P.G. College for Women Gandhi Nagar Jammu

SPMR College of Commerce Jammu
Govt. MAM College Jammu
Govt. College of Education Canal Road Jammu

Similarly, Cluster University, Srinagar comprises of Amar Singh College Srinagar, SP College Srinagar, Women College MA Road Srinagar, Government Degree College Bemina and the College of Education, Srinagar.

Dr. Sheikh Javid has been appointed as Vice-Chancellor of Cluster University Srinagar

Amar Singh College Srinagar.
S.P. College Srinagar.

Govt. Women College M.A. Road Srinagar.
Govt. Degree College Bemina.
IASE, Srinagar.

Cluster Universities have been setup to:

  • To carve a niche in quality education
  • Enhance the higher education institutes in J&K
  • Diversify academics
  • Introduce job-centred vocational courses for the Diploma at UG & PG level
  • Increase Gross Enrollment Ratio (GER) in J & K
  • Introduce skill oriented courses
  • Introduce integrated degree courses.

School of Architecture

Govt. MAM College Jammu
Govt. Degree College Bemina.

The J&K Government ordered setting up of two schools of Architecture in the state. According to an order issued by the Higher Education Department one in Kashmir which has setup at GDC Bemina and another at Govt. MAM College Jammu with intake capacity of 40 students each.Classes for the Ist batch are expected to start in August,2017. .

Nursing Colleges

Govt. Women College MA Road Srinagar
Govt. P.G. College for Women Gandhi Nagar Jammu

For vocationalization two nursing colleges one at Women College MA Road Srinagar and another at Women College Gandhinagar Jammu are in the pipeline

Herbal Garden

Establishment of Herbal Garden at Govt. Degree College Akhnoor



Infrastructure Update...

  • Infrastructure upgradation in State Universities under RUSA

    Creation of Infrastructure for two cluster universities at Srinagar and Jammu and work in progress.Rs 40 Crore each was approved for up-gradation of infrastructure of University of Jammu and University of Kashmir, out of which Rs. 15 crore was released to each of these universities for infrastructure such as Construction of Girls hostel, Purchase of books, Sports equipments, upgradation of Laboratories, Libraries, academic building, administrative blocks, canteens, toilets and computer centers etc.
  • New Hostel for girl students

    Under PMDP, Rs.50 Crore has been allocated for construction of girls hostels in 07 degree colleges of the state, Girls hostels have been approved for GDC Paloura, GDC Thathri, GDC Rajouri, GDC Bemina, GCW Kupwara, GCW Pulwama, GDC Kargil/Leh.
  • Special Package for Flood-hit colleges

    Rs.50 Crore has been provided under Prime Minister’s Development Package (PMDP) for restoration of Degree Colleges at Bijbehara, Amar Singh College, Srinagar, S.P. College, Srinagar, GDC Bemina, College of Education, Srinagar, GDC Anantnag and GCW Anantnag
  • Development of new Degree college

    Construction work of 28 college buildings is underway in the department at an estimated cost of Rs. 311.68 crore. Construction work of 28 additional blocks including auditoriums, lecture halls, laboratories, libraries, etc is underway in various existing degree colleges at an estimated cost of 131.45 crore.
  • RUSA Engineering colleges at Safapora and Kathua

    Foundation work of Administrative block of Engineering college at Kathua completed. Plinth of Academic block and foundation work of Library block at Safapora completed
  • Model Colleges

    Upgradation work of 3 colleges at Ganderbal, Shopian, and Samba in progress . Construction of boundary wall of the land for IIT, Jammu at Jagti in progress.
  • Upcoming RUSA building in GGM Science College

  • Indoor Stadium sports complex swimming pool canteen Women hostel department of P.G Mathematics BBA and BCA blocks and the cluster University under RUSA in the final stage of completion at Govt. M.A.M College Jammu.
  • 02 Smart classrooms at GDC Doda
  • Construction of Academic block, toilet block, Library, science laboratories under Prime Minister Development Package (TAMEER) for the flood affected degree college at GDC Anantnag.

  • foundation stone of New building of GDC Paloura.