The University of Jammu
was established in 1969 by an Act of the State Legislature which effectively bifurcated the erstwhile Jammu and Kashmir
University into the Universities of Jammu and Kashmir respectively. The University is at present located on the banks of the Tawi River
.The university offers undergraduate, postgraduate and doctoral programs; it confers honorary degrees to persons of exceptional calibre.It also affiliates and recognizes colleges.More recently, the University has set up satellite campuses in Bhaderwah
with an accent on vocational courses.
The university has a well equipped central library that caters the needs of the students of the university as well as others. The library has over 350,000 books and electronic media collection as well.Recently the university library has been renamed as Dhanvantri Library.