University of Jammu is recognized by the University Grants Commission (UGC) of India. The University has 40 Departments, and 4 Constituent Colleges on its campus. 28 Affiliated Colleges located in the districts of J&K are part of the University. The University offers education through Regular, Week-end, Distance and Collaborative modes. The Distance Education Directorate offers variety of programmes to the student community spread across the country and in selected foreign countries.
Through all modes of education, the University caters to the needs of the student community of around 1,10,000. University offers various courses on graduate/ post-graduate/ diploma level in above faculties. The university also supports and encourage research faculties, and hence offers research programmes as Ph.D. in various fields. The courses offered are approved by All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE), Dental Council of India, Pharma Council of India.
The University provides great infrastructure. The laboratories have been created with an objective of providing a facility with all the basic equipments required for analysis in the fields of Dental, Management, Engineering, Pharmacy, Hotel Management, Science, Arts, Commerce, Education, Fashion Technology and Media & Mass Communication. As a member of the Association of Indian Universities (AIU), as well as the member of the Association of Common Wealth Universities (ACU), it has rewarding relations with other academic institutions, research laboratories and industrial establishments that promise a spectacular feature. The University is having International Collaborations with Universities / Institutions of Higher Learning in countries like China, Malaysia, West Indies, U.S.A. and South Korea. New innovative programmes suitable are designed and offered at the University (for the foreign students). Many exchange programmes attract the attention of the teachers and students from abroad.