5 Prominent Educational Institutes Of Jammu And Kashmir

May 10: The government is working hard to improve the educational sector in Jammu and Kashmir along with other states. The improvement in the education sector in the state will help in the all-around development of the students and will help the students to gain better exposure. Currently, Jammu and Kashmir house three central universities and nine state universities. Even though the government is working towards the betterment of students in the state, Jammu and Kashmir already house many prominent educational institutes. Here is a list of five prominent educational institutes in Jammu and Kashmir. 

1. IIT Jammu 

IIT Jammu was inaugurated on 6th august 2016 and the first batch of the students was welcomed in Paloura, Jammu. The institute was established under the mentorship of IIT Delhi. The institute is spread across an area of 400 acres and the land for the same was provided by the State Government of Jammu and Kashmir. The PhD scholars are housed on the Paloura campus. Currently, IIT Jammu has more than 100 faculties along with 600 students. The different departments of IIT Jammu are biosciences and bioengineering, civil engineering, chemistry, chemical engineering, computer science engineering, electrical engineering, humanities and social sciences, mathematics, materials engineering, mechanical engineering and physics. After completing courses from IIT Jammu, many a time, the students compete for Government Jobs. In 2021, IIT Jammu also launched its very first dual degree too. 

2. IIM Jammu 

Jammu also houses the Indian Institute of Management. IIM Jammu was established in 2016 by the Government of India. Expanding the institute, IIM Jammu opened its off-campus in Srinagar. The different programmes which are offered by IIM Jammu are doctoral programme, post-graduate programme, executive education and faculty development programmes. The Open Programmes of IIM Jammu are extremely helpful for someone who is preparing for a good Sarkari Result because of the flexibility that the program provides. 

3. IIMC Jammu

IIMC Jammu was set up in 2012 to increase the national footprint of the Indian Institute of Mass Communication. The first batch of IIMC Jammu only had an intake of 15 students. The IIMC Jammu was provided with an area for the construction of a permanent campus in 2016. The different departments of IIMC Jammu are the Department of Short-term courses and training, Department of Publications, Department of New Media and Department of IT. The different post-graduate diploma programmes that are offered by IIMC Jammu are radio and TV journalism, advertising and public relations, Hindi journalism, English journalism, Odia journalism, Urdu journalism, Marathi journalism and Malayalam journalism. 

4. NIT Srinagar 

NIT Srinagar was established back in 1960. The institute is situated on the bank of Dal Lake. The institute provides a B.Tech programme, M.Tech programme, M.Phil and PhD. The institute houses a library that has a collection of more than 60,000 books and more than 6,000 volumes of journals. NIT Srinagar has 12 departments. Most of these departments are science-related along with one department dedicated to humanities and social science. 

5. NIFT Srinagar

NIFT Srinagar has been running since 2016 and since then, it has been functioning as a temporary campus. Currently, the construction of a permanent campus is underway in Budgam. The permanent campus of NIFT Srinagar will be housing a design studio, residential quarter, auditorium, academic block and administrative block. The different UG Programmes of NIFT Srinagar are Fashion Design, Fashion Communication and Fashion and Lifestyle Accessories. In addition to that NIFT Srinagar also offers the students with Master in Fashion Management. 

Prominent medical colleges of Jammu and Kashmir are Government Medical College, Srinagar; Government Medical College, Anantnag and Government Medical College, Jammu. In addition to IIT and NIT, other famous engineering colleges in the state are the Government College of Engineering and Technology, Kashmir; National Institute of Electronics and Information Technology and Model Institute of Engineering and Technology, Jammu. According to the last census, the literacy rate of Jammu and Kashmir is 67.17%. The male literacy is 75% and female literacy is 56.43%. The most prominent university of Jammu and Kashmir is the Kashmir University, which was established in 1948. Notable alumni of this university are Agha Shahid Ali, Karan Singh, Mehbooba Mufti and Malik Sajad. The educational infrastructure of the state is receiving further investment by the government and therefore, one will be able to see soon the development of the education sector in the state.(KNS)

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