More about Islamic University of Science and Technology, Jammu and Kashmir
The Islamic University of Science and Technology (IUST), Jammu & Kashmir was established through Act No. XVIII - dated 7th November 2005 - passed by J&K State Legislature and notified by the State Government.
Awantipora, the town in which the University is located is of historic significance as it was the capital of Kashmir during the reign of Raja Awantivarman. The campus has the Himalayan mountain range on one side and river Jhelum on the other and is full of beautiful almond groves. The Chancellor of the University is the Chief Minister of the state and the executive authority of the University is its Executive Council with the Vice Chancellors of the University of Jammu, University of Kashmir and Baba Ghulam Shah Badshah University as members.
IUST is recognised by the University Grants Commission (UGC) and its specified courses are approved by the All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE). The University signed a trilateral Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on 20th October 2011 with Delhi University and University of Kashmir for mutual cooperation for the promotion of academic excellence. It has also signed a MoU with Tokyo University of Foreign Studies (TUFS) Japan in order to achieve its common academic objectives.
The objective of the University as stated in the Act is “to disseminate and advance knowledge, wisdom and understanding and to offer Islamic, Scientific, technical and other education of highest standards by teaching and research and by examples and influence of its corporate life”.
Islamic University of Science & Technology transparently admits meritorious students from all the geographical regions of the State of Jammu & Kashmir. The application procedure is made easy to all the regions of the State and Country by providing an online facility for the submission of applications to the aspiring candidates. Instructions for online submission of the Application Form are as follows:
1. Candidate must read Admission Notification, instructions and refund procedure carefully before s/he starts filling the Application Form.
2. Candidate can apply for admission to a particular programme ‘ON-LINE’ only through official University websites www.islamicuniversity.edu.in and www.iustlive.com
3. Candidate must ensure that he/she is filling genuine Application Form available at the University website.
4. Candidate must ensure his/her eligibility as per the criteria laid down for admission to a particular programme.
The candidates seeking admission to the UG Programmes need to complete their 10+2 with a minimum of 45% marks in the relevant subject, from a recognised board. The candidate seeking admission to the PG programmes need to complete their graduation with a minimum of 45% marks in the relevant subject, from a recognised university.
The application fee for all the programmes except three-year engineering diploma courses shall be Rs. 1000/-. Candidates opting for payment/self -financing as one the choices shall have to pay an additional application fee of Rs. 500/-. Similarly, candidates opting for NRI seat as one the choices shall have to pay an additional application fee of Rs. 500/-. For three-year engineering diploma programmes, the candidates shall have to pay application fee of Rs. 300/-. Candidates opting for payment/self -financing and NRI seat shall have to pay an additional application fee of Rs. 300/- and Rs. 500/- respectively. Application Fee is not refundable under any circumstance(s).
IUST plays a lead role amongst all the Institutions in the State of J&K in terms of granting scholarships. The number of scholarships sanctioned for the IUST students is the highest amongst all the Educational Institutions of the J&K State. The University also offers Tuition Fee Waiver Scheme to economically backward meritorious students pursuing various programmes in Engineering & Technology, under the guidelines of AICTE. IUST remains in constant touch with various Government departments such as Ministry of HRD, Department of Social Welfare, Directorate of Tribal Affairs, State Advisory Board for the Development of Pahari speaking people and J&K State Board of School Education to have the maximum number of scholarships granted to its students.
Facilities provided by the University include Medical, Transport, 2 Hostels, Library, Bank, Sports fields, Internet connection etc.
Companies that regularly visit the campus for job placements in this University are KPMG, Yes Bank, Aries Agro, Fruit Master Agro, Kanwal, DFCPL, Dr. Lal PathLabs and Earth Infrastructures.