Shri Mata Vaishno Devi University was established under an Act of J&K State Legislature in 1999 as fully residential and technical university, the first of its kind in J&K. Recognized by UGC under Section 2(f) & 12(B) of the UGC Act of 1956, the university receives funding from UGC. The university ranked 26th among Architecture Institutions, 101-150 among Engineering Institutions and 151-200 amongest top Universities in National Institutional Ranking Framework (NIRF 2023) declared by the MHRD, Govt. of India.
Academic Integrity and Accountability.
Respect and Tolerance for the views of every Individual.
Attention to issues of National relevance as well as of global concern.
Appreciation of intellectual excellence and creativity.
Ceaseless aptitude of scientific exploration.
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.
The Mission of the University is the pursuit of Education, Scholarship and Research and its application to the Society at highest International levels of excellence.
Hon’ble Lt. Governor of Jammu & Kashmir and Chancellor, SMVD University
Vice-Chancellor, SMVD University
Registrar of SMVD University
His Excellency the Lieutenant Governor of J&K, Sh. Manoj Sinha is the Chancellor of the university, and Prof. (Dr.) Pragati Kumar is the Vice-Chancellor of the university. Sh. Nagendra Singh Jamwal (KAS) is the Registrar of the university.
Shri Mata Vaishno Devi University was established under an Act of J&K State Legislature in 1999 as fully residential and technical university, the first of its kind in J&K. Recognized by UGC under Section 2(f) & 12(B) of the UGC Act of 1956.
The University is located on 470 acres of land in the lap of Trikuta Hills, the abode of Shri Mata Vaishno Devi at about 2700 feet above the sea level. The pyramidal type architecture merges beautifully with the valley like ambience of the surrounding serene hills. The surrounding green hills and the perennial stream of Jhajjar in the east minimize the effects of hot and cold winds and produce a pollution free atmosphere on the campus.
The average day temperature in summer is around 35 degrees Celsius, 4 degrees Celsius lesser than the surrounding areas of Jammu region and the maximum and minimum temperatures in winter are about 14 and 5 degrees Celsius respectively. Moderately high hills full of trees and plants on the western side of the campus shields the campus, particularly the residential zone, from the long summer afternoons. The slight incline of the campus provides an ideal place for endurance exercises and the spiritual influence of the Divine Mother and Holy Shrine is palpable on the campus, which helps add spiritual dimension to the quality of scientific, technical and management education and life on the campus. An early morning and late evening walk, along the Shrine Axis and other loop roads, surrounded by evenly placed lovely trees and clear sky with sparkling stars, is very refreshing for body, mind and the Soul.