about the university

The University of Jammu, accredited as 'A+' grade University by National Assessment & Accreditation Council of India came into existence in 1969 vide Kashmir and Jammu Universities Act 1969 following bifurcation of the erstwhile University of Jammu and Kashmir.

The University provides instructions in such branches of learning as it deems fit and makes provision for research and the advancement and dissemination of knowledge. The University stands for spiritual and material elements in life, thirst for knowledge and virtue under the backdrop of holy peaks of Trikuta Hills. University of Jammu holds examinations, grants degrees, generates knowledge and confers diverse academic distinctions on persons who pursue approved courses of study in the University or in constituent colleges/institutions approved for the purpose also for those who appear as external/private candidates.

It also confers honorary degrees or other distinctions on the persons of exceptional caliber. The University also admits, maintains, recognizes, affiliates colleges and other institutions. It is primarily a research, teaching, affiliating, examining body involved in promotion of arts, science and other branches of learning. The University is open to all classes and creeds with the sole objective to carry people from darkness to light.

about the department

The School was established in December 1998 with major funding from the Department of Biotechnology (DBT), Govt. of India. Admission to M.Sc Biotechnology programme is made on the basis of All India Combined Biotechnology Entrance Examination conducted by the Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi. The first batch of students was admitted in Aug 1999. Subsequently in 2004 two more masters programme were initiated in microbiology and biochemistry . School also runs a diploma course in bioinformatics . About 90% have cleared national tests like NET-JRF (CSIR-UGC), BET-JRF (DBT) and NET-JRF (ICMR) and GATE. The students have been placed in the most prestigious research institutes across the globe for pursuing Ph.D and Post-doctoral studies. Three M.Sc. laboratories and the Central facility laboratory are fully equipped to conduct Practicals prescribed in the curricula. The School also houses six research laboratories wherein all the necessary facilities including sophisticated equipment have been placed. The School was awarded with DST-FIST during 2008 and has procured Real Time PCR, HPLC, Gel Documentation System to strengthen research programs. The faculty has been able to attract extra-mural funding from the National and International funding agencies. DBT has provided grants for establishment of Bioinformatics Centre in the School. In addition to the main Bioinformatics laboratory, internet facility has been extended to the entire faculty and research laboratories. The School conducts short-term courses and workshops in Bioinformatics for the University and College teachers and research scholars. The School has created DNA Sequencing facility under PURSE scheme of DST. The School has awarded grants from UGC for establishing Animal cell culture laboratory. The School has been awarded with Special Assistance Program of the UGC since 2012. The School has also started PG Diploma in Bioinformatics under UGC Innovative Program Scheme. The School was again awarded DST-FIST during 2016. All the laboratories and faculty rooms were networked through LAN. We also connected the School with the University server with fibre optics line so as to avail the online access to the journals provided through the UGC-INFLIBNET. We have also provided Wi-Fi line to the school, a facility being availed by all the research scholars and faculty having the laptops.