Sher-e-Kashmir University of Agricultural Sciences & Technology of Jammu came into existence on 20th September 1999 following the amendment in Sher-e-Kashmir University of Agricultural Sciences and Technology Act 1982 through the State legislature. Sher-e-Kashmir University of Agricultural Sciences and Technology of Jammu (SKUAST-Jammu) came into existence on 20th September, 1999 following the amendment in Sher-e-Kashmir University of Agricultural Sciences and Technology Act, 1982, through the State Legislature. The establishment of SKUAST of Jammu has in its background aspirations, commitment and missionary zeal to cater the needs of Jammu Division for the region specific advances through education, research and extension in the field of agriculture.
Faculty of Agriculture came into existence with the establishment of SKUAST-Jammu. The faculty has 13 divisions encompassing teaching, research and extension in the major area of agriculture and horticulture recently the faculty has been strengthened by addition of School of Biotechnology and School of Agri Business Management. The faculty has strength of 115 teaching and 200 supporting staff. The faculty is offering UG programmes in Agriculture and Biotechnology. While the 12 divisions are offering 12 M.Sc. Programmes and 10 divisions are offering Ph.D programmes.
The Faculty of Veterinary Sciences and Animal Husbandry came into existence at Ranbir Singh Pura, Jammu on 15th December 1995 when it was formally inaugurated by then Governor of Jammu & Kashmir, Gen. (Retd.) K.V. Krishna Rao. By 2001, the first recruitment was initiated, which by today has swelled to a total strength of 72 teaching faculty out of the sanctioned 108 posts. Various supporting and ancillary staff posts have been filled to a present strength of 115, out of the sanctioned 164 posts.
The School of Biotechnology, an integral part of Sher-e-Kashmir University of Agricultural Sciences and Technology of Jammu (SKUAST-J) came into existence in 2010 on self-sustainable basis with the sole aim to generate quality manpower with extensive knowledge, advanced technical know-how and outstanding academic potential in the subject. The School of Biotechnology is offering B.Sc. (Hons.), M.Sc. and Ph.D. degree programmes to aspirants and admissions are made on the merit basis in all the degree programmes.
The university library is Wi-Fi enabled, having access to 2900 online journals through CeRA consortium, other open access databases and Internet services. The Central library also has e-Kiosk facility for accessing the database of literature. The university has around 26468 books, 85 periodicals and 550 dissertations. The Central library at Chatha and faculty library at R. S. Pura are equipped with 30 KWA Solar Power back-up.
Assessment of genetic diversity of basmati rice using molecular markers and in situ conservation through participatory approach by Dr. R.K. Salgotra. Determination of genetic diversity among common bean and assessment for water stress tolerance by Dr. S.M. Zargar. Development of Single Nucleotide Polymorphisms (SNPs) in Brassica juncea by Dr. Ravinder Singh. Molecular marker assisted introgression and validation of blast resistance genes in rice cultivar K 343 recommended for the hill zone of Jammu & Kashmir by Dr. Manmohan Sharma.
The following is the list of articles by scholars from Sher-e-Kashmir University of Agricultural Sciences and Technology of Jammu that are published in OMICS International journals.