Shri Mata Vaishno Devi University (SMVDU) has been established under THE JAMMU AND KASHMIR SHRI MATA VAISHNO DEVI UNIVERSITY ACT, 1999.an Act of the J&K State Legislature (ACT No. XII of 1999 dated 12th May 1999) as an autonomous, highly Technical & fully Residential University.
The University started functioning as an academic unit in Aug 2004 when it was inaugurated on 19th August 2004 at the hands of the then Honble President of India Dr. A P J Abdul Kalam. Dr. Kalam also delivered the first lecture to the students of the University.
The University receives funding from Shri Mata Vaishno Devi Shrine Board, an autonomous Board set up in August 1986 under the provisions of The Jammu and Kashmir Shri Mata Vaishno Devi Shrine Act, 1986 of J&K State Legislature. The University also gets funds from UGC (University Grants Commission).
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.
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Shri Mata Vaishno Devi University Campus,
Sub-Post Office, Katra,
Jammu and Kashmir - 182320
Jammu & Kashmir,