Baba Ghulam Shah Badshah University has come into existence by an Act of the Jammu & Kashmir Legislative Assembly called the Jammu & Kashmir Baba Ghulam Shah Badshah University Act No. XVI of 2002. The motto of the university is “Iqra bismi Rabbik alladi Khalaq” which means, “Read in the name of God who has created all that exists”. It reflects the vision and idealism for which the university stands. The objective identified for the university in the Act is to impart quality education and undertake research in basic and job oriented fields. Accordingly, the university has launched teaching programmes in MBA, MCA, MSc IT, MSc Computer Sciences, MA Arabic, MSc Biotechnology, MSc Botany, MSc Zoology, MSc Applied Mathematics, MSc Mathematics, MA Economics, MA English, MA Economics, BA Arabic (Hons), B.Tech Electronics & Communication Engineering, B.Tech Computer Science & Engineering, B.Tech Information Technology Engineering, B.Tech Civil Engineering, B.Tech Electrical & Renewable Energy Engineering, Diploma Engineering (Electronics & Communications), Diploma Engineering (Electrical), Diploma Engineering (Mechanical), Diploma Engineering (Civil) and research programmes in M.Phil and PhD.