The Kashmir Institute of Economics is the first ever post-graduate department of the University of Azad Jammu and Kashmir, and was established in May 1978, a couple of years before the establishment of the University. In 1990, the Institute was renamed as Kashmir Institute of Development Studies (KIDS) and later on in 1998 the previous name was restored.
The Kashmir Institute of Economics comprises several units including Department of Islamic Economy and Banking, CPEC Center and recently established Policy Advisory Center. The Institute offers degree programs in BS Economics, M.Sc. Economics, M.Phil, Economics and PhD Economics. The Department of Islamic Economy and Banking offers BS degree with specialization in Islamic Finance.
The CPEC Center and Policy Advisory Center are the research units of the Institute to provide policy support to the government and other policy related institutions. The CPEC Center has a significant role in creating awareness about CPEC and its implications for Economy of Azad Jammu and Kashmir.
The Kashmir Institute of Economics also owns an HEC recognized journal ‘Kashmir Economic Review’, which provide opportunity of publication of the academic research to the researchers. The Kashmir Economic Review is one of the oldest journals of Economics in Pakistan and it is published since 1984. It has attracted contributions from some of the top economists of the world.
The institute has well qualified faculty which includes 5 PhD and numerous M.Phil. Degree holders. The faculty has wide range of research interests and they are actively engaged in research. The institute has completed several important research assignments in the past. The Institute envisions (i) to produce human resources having world class skills in economic sciences and (ii) to provide policy support to the government of Azad Jammu and Kashmir in the matters related to economics and social sciences.
The University of Azad Jammu and Kashmir was established in 1980 in Muzaffarabad. The University is unique in the sense that it is a multi-campus and multi-discipline university. It consists of the Main Campus, based at Muzaffarabad and four faculties at other two campuses. The Main Campus is a spectral combination of Science & Engineering, Health & Medical Sciences and Humanities. The science and engineering group includes Departments of Botany, Bio Technology, Chemistry, Computer Sciences and Information Technology, Electrical Engineering, Mathematics, Physics, Statistics, Software Engineering, Zoology and the Institute of Geology while Kashmir Institute of Economics and Departments of English, Law, Education, Sociology & Rural Development and Art & Design make up the Humanities group. Also located at Muzaffarabad is an information Resource Centre and Lincoln Corner.
Campus: The green/the natural scenic beauty
UAJK has powered body “sanet”; a body with full integrity of formulating statutes, rules and regulations purchasing maintain and disposing of movable and immovable property, creation and abolition of posts and maintenance of academic and administrative disciplines the UAJK is determined to produced such graduates as to prove the grist to the million of the nation enhancement of standard is our pivotal goal and we are doing our best to make the uajk worthy by all standards it will touch the bliss of eminence in a short span of time.
The campus is surrounded by unparalleled natural beauty the high mountains blanketed with green grassland covered with towering trees the snowcapped peaks forming a stunning background
At night, the city presents a magical view. Overlooking from the top of a mountain, the city seems a flood of lights, which captivates the viewers. Looking a little away from the city Centre, the thinly scattered lights on mountains appear like little stars and you feel for a while as if the sky has been turned upside down. The cultural life of the city is as varied as its landscape. If you walk through the city, this contrast becomes too obvious to escape notice.
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