Established in 1956, University of Kashmir is situated at Hazratbal on the side of Dal Lake in Srinagar. It is a UGC recognized university and it has also been awarded Grade ‘A’ by NAAC. It has two campuses, south campus is at Anantnag and north campus is at Baramulla. The university is spread over lush green area of over 263 acres. The peaceful environment, salubrious weather, and mountain scenery provide a highly congenial atmosphere for the philosopher's contemplation and the scientist's research. The University of Kashmir provides with comfortable and reasonable residential facilities to boys and girls in separate hostels. Apart from the departmental libraries, the University also serves with a central library, called Iqbal Library. The university is also promoting distance learning by offering undergraduate and post-graduate courses in distance learning. University of Kashmir has 11 faculty departments and offers more than 60 courses.