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1st Faculty Seminar on Kashmir Studies: Contemporary Academic Discourses on Kashmir: Society, Culture and Politics (27-28th Dec, 2017)

Faculty Seminar Schedule

Faculty Seminar Schedule for Day II (Updated)

1st Annual Young Scholars Conference (Sept, 2017)

Notifications for OE Students

OE Courses at IKS for 2nd Sem MA (2018) (Syllabus)

Paper Evaluations:

  • 1st Sem OE: Culture and Politics in Kashmir: Contemporary Debates (Answer Papers will be shown to students from 14th to 18th March only in the office of the concerned Faculty Member)

Paper Evaluations:

  • 1st Sem OE: Society in Kashmir (Answer Papers will be shown to students from 20th to 25th March only in the office of the concerned Faculty Member)


The UMIKS is committed to achieving a multinational student/Scholar body by attracting the best students from across South Asia to study at the Post-Graduate level, regardless of background or circumstance. This helps promote diversity, cultural exchange and the cause of regional peace and cooperation. We are confident in the standard of our teaching and research and are the first choice for a broad range of students. We behave professionally and ethically in all our activities to ensure that we are respected for our core values.


We put the good of students first and move from vision to action.

Programmes Offered

  •        OE Courses
  • MA
  •         M.Phil
  •         PhD

Thrust Areas

  •         International Relations: SAARC Countries
  •         Pluralism and Composite Culture of Kashmir  
  •         Human Development
  •         Political Economy of South Asia
  •         Governance and Development in India
  •         Gender and Society in South Asia
  •         Literature of South Asia
  •         Kashmir Philosophy and Learning
  •         Kashmir and Central Asia

MA Programme Title

Two-Year MA Programme in Kashmir and South Asia Studies (2013, 2014, 2015)


Masters programme in “Kashmir and South Asia Studies” was introduced at the UMIKS (academic session 2013 to 2015) under a reformulated MoU between South Asia Foundation (SAF), India and University of Kashmir, Srinagar, which was concluded on 23 August, 2012. The total intake capacity for this course was 30 (thirty) students. Out of the 30, 16 students were from SAARC countries and the rest locals.

Programme Rationale (2013, 2014, 2015)

The MA programme intended to achieve four major objectives:

  • The MA programme operated within the multidisciplinary framework. The teacher synergized Kashmir and South Asia in his/her method of teaching and discussion.
  • It aimed at giving the students thorough grounding in certain foundational courses related to Kashmir and South Asia.
  • The students were introduced to specialized areas by being offered a number of optional courses.
  • The students of the 4th Semester were required to write a Term Paper by undertaking purposeful  field work.

Structure of the MA Programme (2013, 2014, 2015) 

The programme consisted of 4 semesters with 96 credits, completed in two years. In each semester, a student had to obtain a minimum of 24 credits. However, 12 credits are compulsory and are to be obtained from Core Courses offered by the Institute while the remaining 12 credits can be obtained in either of the following ways:

  • 12 credits can be obtained within the Institute as far as the papers in Allied Electives are   concerned; or
  • The candidate has the liberty to obtain 8 credits from the Institute from "Allied Elective" c category and 4 credits can be obtained from the faculty of Social Sciences. However, the students, in any case, have to obtain a minimum of 4 credits from the "General/Elective Open" category from outside the Institute.


The MA programme was organised into two-year duration comprising of four semesters.


  • Bachelors degree under 10+2+3 pattern with at least 45% marks for open category and 40% marks for reserved category in any discipline of this University or any other University whose examinations are recognized as equivalent thereto.
  • Bachelors degree in any stream equivalent to the corresponding Indian degree system.
  • Candidates from SAARC countries will be eligible for the course Fee Structure/Scholarships