SMVDU: Courses, Fees, Contact Details, Facilities

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Updated on - Nov 18, 2023

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SMVDU (Shri Mata Vaishno Devi University) is a public and state university. It was established in 1999 under the Jammu and Kashmir Shri Mata Vaishno Devi University Act'. SMVDU has four faculties consisting of 15 schools, which offer 8 undergraduate, 11 postgraduate, and 1 integrated program besides Ph.D. and post-doctoral research. SMVDU University has been ranked 78th among the Indian institutions and among the ranked top 100 business schools in the National Institutional Ranking Framework (NIRF 2020) declared by MHRD, Govt. of India. Admission to SMVDU courses is done by CUET scores. CUET UG 2022 SMVDU results are now available.


SMVDU's technical programs are recognized by AICTE [All India Council of Technical Education] while the Architecture program is recognized by the Council of Architecture. SMVDU logo is designed like a Lotus, a symbol of regeneration or a flame.  SMVDU offers a wide range of undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral programmes, including BTech, BArch, BA, MA, MSc, MTech, and MBA. The university also offers a five-year Integrated MSc Economics course and a PhD in Economics, and the School of Philosophy & Culture and the School of Language & Literature are part of the Humanities & Social Science faculty. 

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SMVDU Quick Insights

SMVDU started functioning as an academic unit in August 2004 and was inaugurated on 19th August 2004 at the hands of the then President of India Dr A.P.J Abdul Kalam. SMVDU is located in the lap of Trikuta Hills covering 470 acres of land and 2700 feet above sea level. Here are some of the key highlights of SMVDU

Year of Establishment 1999
Type of University Public
Campus Area 470 acres
Approvals UGC, AIU, AICTE, CIC
Accreditation AICTE
Courses offered Undergraduate, Postgraduate, and  Ph.D.
Infrastructure Facilities Canteen, Medical Aid Centre, Guesthouse, Bank, ATM Facility, etc.
Location Katra, Jammu and Kashmir, India

SMVDU Admission Dates 2022

SMVDU offers admission to UG, PG, and Doctorate courses to students. The important dates related to the SMVDU admission procedure are listed below.

Event Date
Last Date to Register for CUET-UG May 6, 2022
CUET-UG Admit Card Release July 12, 2022
CUET-UG Exam 2022 Phase 1  July 15, 2022, to August 30, 2022
CUET-UG Result Declaration September 16, 2022

SMVDU Ranking

  • SMVDU was ranked 100-150 in the overall category, 101st among engineering institutions, and 16th among architecture colleges in India by NIRF 2022.
  • SMVDU was ranked 100-150 in the overall category, 78th among engineering institutions, and 76-100 among architecture colleges in India by NIRF 2020.
  • According to Outlook's Annual Ranking 2020, Shri Mata Vaishno Devi University is ranked 44 among the top 70 Public State Universities in India.
  • NIRF 2020 ranked SMVDU 76-100 in the MBA/PGDM category.
  • NIRF 2020 ranked SMVDU 78th for Engineering.

SMVDU Courses

SMVDU provides Undergraduate, Postgraduate, Integrated, and PhD programmes in Engineering,  Philosophy, Science, Management, and other relevant subjects, with all technical courses accredited by AICTE, CIC, and COA. Some of the most popular SMVDU courses are listed below.

Course Duration Selection Criteria

M.Sc Biotechnology

2 Years Graduation 60% marks in any stream of Biosciences 
B.Arch 5 Years NATA scores + 10+2 50% with Chemistry, Physics, and Mathematics as compulsory subjects 
M.Tech 2 Years GATE scores + B.Tech or B.E in relevant subjects 50% 
B.Tech 4 Years 10+2 60% with Chemistry, Physics, and Mathematics as core subjects 

SMVDU Fees Details

SMVDU offers various undergraduate, postgraduate, and doctorate programs in various fields. Here are some of the fee details for the various courses that SMVDU offers.

Course Total Tuition Fees
B.Arch INR 6 Lakh
MCA INR 2.10 Lakh
M.Sc INR 1 Lakh
B.Tech INR 4.80 Lakh

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SMVDU Departments

SMVDU, Katra offers a varied range of courses and their several specializations are tabulated below.

Energy Engineering Mechanical Engineering
Sales & Marketing Electronics & Communication Engineering
Computer Science Engineering Electrical Engineering
Civil Engineering Manufacturing Engineering
Human Resources Mathematics
Food Technology Finance
Biotechnology Physics
English Biotechnology Engineering
Business Analytics

SMVDU Admission

SMVDU Admission 2022-23 is ongoing for UG courses. Admission to SMVDU UG courses will be based on CUET UG results. The CUET UG 2022 result is now available. SMVDU offers courses including BTech, BArch, BA, MA, MSc, MTech, and MBA. SMVDU also offers a five-year Integrated MSc Economics course and a Ph.D. in Economics, and the faculty of Humanities & Social Science includes the Schools of Philosophy & Culture and Language & Literature. 

SMVDU Eligibility Criteria

SMVDU admits students who meet the prerequisites set by SMVDU. Students seeking admission to SMVDU must meet the required criteria. Some of the eligibility criteria for SMVDU courses are listed below.

B.Tech/ B.Arch Eligibility Criteria

  • Candidate must have completed 10+2 level of education/ equivalent qualifying exam with a minimum of 60% aggregate

M.Tech Eligibility Criteria

  • Candidate must have completed B.E/ B.Tech or Equivalent degree with 60% marks or equivalent CGPA.

Ph.D. Eligibility Criteria

  • Candidate should have obtained a Master's Degree in the relevant domain.
  • Candidate should have secured 60% marks in aggregate or equivalent CGPA. 

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Why Choose SMVDU?

SMVDU Establishment is an Excellence Scientific and Technical University to develop young, talented human resources for the service of Indian society and the world at large while preserving the integrity and sanctity of human values. Academic integrity and accountability are values at SMVDU. SMVDU adheres to the principles of respect and tolerance for all individuals' points of view. Intellectual excellence and creativity are valued at SMVDU. It has an insatiable thirst for scientific knowledge.

SMVDU Academic Advantages

  • SMVDU acquires On campus, students from 23 different states to live and study. Each student brings a unique background to the university, which serves as a melting pot and makes students feel like members of a large family, the "SMVDU Family."
  • SMVDU has a healthy gender ratio among its students, with a Male to Female ratio of 2:1, which is unusually high for a technical university.
  • SMVDU provides a variety of clubs and activities for its students, including Titiksha, Tatva, Vikalp, and Resurgence.
  • SMVDU offers educational tours on a regular basis.
  • The course curriculum at SMVDU is designed in such a way that it appears to be an effective learning process.

SMVDU Cutoff

SMVDU cutoff 2022 has been released. SMVDU cutoff 2022 is out for the B.Arch, B.Tech, and M.Tech courses. SMVDU Cutoff is mandatory to be cleared by the respective candidates to be part of this University.

Expected CUET UG B.Tech Cutoff 2022 Data

Category Expected Cutoff %
General / UR 70
OBC 65
SC 55
ST 55
EWS 65
PwD 50

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SMVDU Result

SMVDU result 2022 is out now on the official website. Students can check out the SMVDU results by logging in with their credentials. 

SMVDU Infrastructure

SMVDU University, Katra has a land of 470 acres on which there is a well-built SMVDU campus fulfilling all the requirements. SMVDU Infrastructure Facilities provide bus facilities for the students from campus to/from the hostel for the convenience of the students. Special bus facilities for the faculty & staff members and their families are provided every Saturday from campus to Jammu and back.  SMVDU Medical Aid Centre provides services to all the students of the University. Facilities provided by Medical Aid Centre include OPD, Dental Unit, Ambulance Service, etc. SMVDU guesthouse facility is available with 15 rooms and 4 suites to accommodate guests. SMVDU Central library of the University is a specialized technical library. 

Other SMVDU facilities include

  • Hostel
  • Classroom
  • Sports Complex
  • Bank
  • ATM facility
  • Post Office
  • Seminar Halls
  • Conference Halls
  • Shopping Complexes

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SMVDU Placements

SMVDU placement 2022 was completed successfully with 455 students placed in top companies like Tech Mahindra, Infosys, Accenture, and many more. SMVDU University, Katra has a dedicated Training and Placement Cell to manage placement activities. The SMVDU Placement cell maintains relationships with industries and also assists in summer training and campus placements for graduating students. It helps in developing relevant skills, which helps the students get knowledge. 

  • SMVDU placement 2021 B.Tech average package offered was INR 3.60 LPA.
  • SMVDU placement 2021 M.Tech average package offered was INR 3.60 LPA.
  • SMVDU placement 2021 MBA average package offered was INR 4.33 LPA.
  • SMVDU placement 2021 B.Arch average package offered was INR 2.34 LPA.

SMVDU Top Recruiters

Some top recruiters who visited SMVDU placements are

Samsung HDFC Mutual Funds  Axis Bank
Capgemini Cummins Wipro
IIFL Airtel L&T Infotech

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SMVDU Scholarships

SMVDU, Katra lends a helping hand towards its students by providing scholarships every academic year. The economically backward students also get benefit from SMVDU scholarships. Some SMVDU scholarship details are mentioned below.

Scholarships Description
Student Merit cum Means Scholarship Scheme [SMMSS] The Student Merit cum Means Scholarship Scheme [SMMSS] was established by SMVDU to provide financial assistance in the form of semester tuition fee waivers and hostel fee waivers ranging from 10% to 100% on a merit basis to the top 10% meritorious students in various professional disciplines.
Special Scholarship Scheme When applying for admission to B.Tech/ B.Arch/ MBA, SMVDU offers a Special Scholarship Scheme to deserving students based on their rank/ percentage in entrance examinations.

SMVDU Collaboration

SMVDU University has signed Memorandums of Understanding (MOUs) with a number of academic and research institutions both in India and abroad. The list below contains information about the University's various MOU collaborations.

International Collaboration

  • Yalong Intelligent Equipments Group Co. Ltd. China

National Collaboration

  • J&K Bank Limited
  • IIT, Jammu 
  • TV Super Filter Industries
  • Gujrat Forensic Sciences University
  • IPE, Hyderabad
  • Department of Wildlife Protection, J & K
  • AWS Academy
  • Research and Development Wing
  • IGNCA, New Delhi

SMVDU Faculty

SMVDU Faculty members are extremely helpful, qualified, and knowledgeable. SMVDU has 120+ faculty members. The best part about SMVDU is that students can contact faculty members 24 hours a day, seven days a week because both students and teachers live on the same campus. SMVDU students can easily clear their doubts and interact with them in both formal and informal settings. SMVDU's teaching methods are both advanced and friendly. Each SMVDU faculty member is assigned five students, and the faculty member serves as a mentor for all those 5 students, with whom the students can discuss personal and professional problems and situations. SMVDU faculty organize monthly industrial visits for students to gain industrial experience.

SMVDU Alumni

SMVDU Alumni are a strong support to the institution. Alumni-student interaction has been made a prominent feature of all departments at Shri Mata Vaishno Devi University. Alumni of SMVDU serve as role models not only for current students but also for the youth of Jammu and Kashmir.  It is worth noting that this establishes an important trend in light of the current trend of start-ups and self-employment in the country.

SMVDU Highlights

Affiliate University MDU
Institution Type Public
Total Faculty 120+
Year of Establishment 1999
Genders Accepted Co-Ed
Total Area (In Acre) 369.9
Construction Area (Sq. M) 125089
Accredited by COA
Recognised by UGC

SMVDU Rankings

Publisher Ranking & Year Criteria
#26 in 2023 Architecture
#81 in 2020 Engineering

SMVDU Courses & Fees 2024

Course Average Fees Duration
BTech ₹4,80,000 4 Years
MTech ₹1,20,000 2 Years
MBA ₹3,00,000 2 Years
B.Arch ₹6,00,000 5 Years
MCA ₹2,10,000 3 Years
MSc ₹95,000 2 Years
MA ₹80,000 2 Years
PhD ₹2,30,000 3 Years

SMVDU Courses and Fee Structure

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Courses offered by SMVDU

MBA [Master of Business Administration]

Offline On Campus

Exams Accepted: CMAT

₹ 3,00,000 (2 Years)

Exams Accepted: CMAT

PhD [Doctor of Philosophy]

Offline On Campus

₹ 2,30,000 (3 Years)

M.Sc [Master of Science]

Offline On Campus

₹ 95,000 (2 Years)

MA [Master of Arts]

Offline On Campus

₹ 80,000 (2 Years)

₹ 2,10,000 (3 Years)

₹ 6,00,000 (5 Years)

Exams Accepted by SMVDU

JEE Main

Exam Date: Apr 04, 2024

Result Date: Apr 25, 2024



Exam Date: May 15, 2024


Exam Date: Apr 06, 2024


Is SMVDU good for CSE?  

SMVDU placements are excellent for computer science students. The annual package is approximately INR 4 to 5 LPA.

Is Smvdu a government university?

SMVDU, is a State Public University. It is located on a 470-acre campus near Katra, Jammu and Kashmir.

Does Shri Mata Vaishno Devi University, Katra provides scholarships to its students?  

Yes, the University has initiated the Student Merit cum Means Scholarship Scheme [SMMSS] to provide financial assistance in terms of semester tuition fee waiver.  

Is Smvdu UGC approved?

Yes, SMVDU is UGC approved.

What is the success rate for GATE?

As per last year’s data, the success rate for GATE is 19%.

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Reviewed on Apr 13, 2019

Entrance Exams & Admissions : An entrance exam was conducted by the university. Based on the score obtained I got selected in E and C. However, I was interested in Mechanical Engineering and placed a request for change. The same had been changed as my score in exam was

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Riya Choudhary Batch 2021 B.Arch [Bachelor of Architecture]
Reviewed on May 01, 2018
3.5 Placements
3.5 Fees

Placements & Internships : I am not a graduate yet. For Architecture, internships are off-campus. Alumni network here is good.

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Reviewed on Feb 25, 2018
3.5 Placements
4 Fees
4 Academics
4.5 Infrastructure
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Entrance Exams & Admissions : One should have qualified JEE MAIN entrance exam and the cutoff for B.arch course is 2000.

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Reviewed on May 11, 2017

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