The University of Azad Jammu and Kashir 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.
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 (two years before the establishment of the University). In 1990, the Kashmir Institute of Economics was named as Kashmir Institute of Development Studies and later on in 1998 again re-named as Kashmir Institute of Economics. The Kashmir Institute of Economics (KIE) offers PhD (3 years), M.Phil (2 years), M.Sc Economics (2 years) and B.S (4-year) programs in Economics. All programs include compulsory courses, optional courses, workshops and conference courses, research and grand viva.
It is my pleasure to welcome you to the Kashmir Institute of Economics (KIE).