Jammu: The University of Jammu is among the 12 state universities of the country and the only University of the state which has been recognized by the University Grants Commission (UGC) under its new initiative of granting graded autonomy.
This recognition will provide freedom to the University to start new courses, set up new departments, admit foreign students, appoint foreign faculty and establish off campus centre and research parks, without having to approach the University Grants Commission.
Further, the University shall also be able to get into academic collaborations with the universities, world over. It will also have autonomy to attract and retain the best faculty by offering a higher incentive package, over and above the sanctioned faculty strength. Its Directorate of Distance Education will now not need to apply separately for recognition from the Distance Education Bureau and will have the choice to offer new courses.
The University of Jammu also volunteered to participate in the National Institutional Ranking Framework (NIRF) introduced by the Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD) in 2016 and 2017 and was ranked 64th and 63rd respectively, thus figuring in the list of top hundred universities of the country for two consecutive times.
University also took the decision of going in for multiple accreditations.
Based on the NAAC grading, the University is being considered for a special grant under RUSA by MHRD, for upgrading and enriching the M.Sc Physics programme in order to make it comparable with any leading institution at the global level.