The University is located at Awantipora, Jammu & Kashmir. The campus has the Himalayan mountain range on one side and river Jhelum on the other and is full of beautiful almond groves. It offers a variety of facilities to its students and faculty members.
IUST provides two separate hostels, one-each for boys and girls in close vicinity of the campus. These hostels are provided with 24x7 power backupand suitable environment for studying as well as recreation. For allotment, preference is given to meritorious students from far-flung areas. The Hostel mess is run by students themselves with support from the University.
The University gives as much importance to sports as it does to academics. A Directorate of Physical Education has been established in the University which is functioning since 2009. Students are actively involved in football, cricket, volleyball, basketball and trekking and other sporting events at State as well as National level especially those organised by different organisations and universities of the country under the auspices Association of Indian Universities.
The IUST library serves as a centre for print information sources and electronic resources available online to provide a quality library support to the university fraternity. The library is considered as the heart and brain of the fraternity and is an integral part of the university curriculum.
The library is a constituent of the National Knowledge Network and uses SOUL 2.0 software for its operations and services.
The University Library houses plus 20000 circulating and reference print materials organized in stacks area in a professional way. It also subscribes to around one hundred journals, magazines and newspapers to ensure access to latest information on different disciplines and world affairs. The Library has also established departmental libraries in most of the departments to ensure availability of popular books so that the students and teachers have quick access to the required materials.
The Library is encouraging computer services by allowing access to all information available on the Internet. It has established a Browsing Centre with 50 workstations with broadband Internet connectivity and Wi-Fi facility to the students.
The Library has also subscribed to Developing Library Network (DELNET) Consortium and offers all its services to the users. It offers links to e-book sites like Gutenberg, Google, Bookboon and Internet Archives.