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University of Poonch Rawalakot (UPR), Rawalakot

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The University of Poonch is one of the public sector universities situated in Rawalakot, Azad Kashmir, Pakistan. The University of Poonch has 3 different campuses.  The main campus is the Rawalakot Campus, the other campuses are the Kahuta campus, and the Mong campus. At the present time, the university has 26 departments and 7 faculties respectively. The mission of the University of Poonch is to erect a foundation for the educational opening under practical environment to get the best benefits for getting an idea of self-reliance, sagacity, ethics, human potentials for the betterment of knowledge, skills development, and intellectuals to serve and support the society for the amelioration of nation and humanity.
The goal of the University of Poonch, Rawalakot is to be the leading center of brilliance by embracing effective strategies and research while nourishing the positive cultural and historical values of the division. The University of Poonch is affiliated with Pakistan Veterinary Medical Council. The main campus of the University of Poonch Rawalakot is present in the heart of  Poonch district, Rawalakot, Azad Jammu and Kashmir. The valley of Rawalakot owns the fabulous beauty of mind-blowing scenes in the foothills of lower Himalayans. The snowy peaks of the mountains cuddling the clouds and lush green valleys provide a clear picture of heaven on earth. The pleasant weather in hot weather makes the “University of Poonch” the most attractive venue for educational and research activities.

University of Poonch, Rawalakot
University of Poonch, Rawalakot

University of Poonch, Rawalakot – Admissions, Departments & Scholarships

Application Forms and Prospectuses for the admissions can be obtained individually against deposit slip of worth Rs 1300/-  through authorized HBL Challan present at the main campus as well as at some branches of HBL. Candidates have to deposit Rs. 500/- i.e entry test fee for B.Sc.(Electrical Engineering) / BS(CS)/BS Software Engineering and will have to show the deposit slip at the time of the Entry Test. Students who want to apply in more than one category will have to give additional charges of Rs.300 for each discipline.
Selection Criteria for Undergraduates
→12-years of field related education passed with at least a second division from any registered institution.
→50% marks in the entry test.
Selection Criteria for Graduate Programs
→16-years of education with at least a second division with an aggregate 45% in the annual system and 2.5 CGPA in the semester system.
→50% marks in the entry test.

Faculty of Agriculture

Department of Agronomy

ProgramsB.Sc (Hons)M.Sc (Hons)Ph.D

Department of Entomology

ProgramsB.Sc (Hons)M.Sc (Hons)Ph.D

Department of Food u0026amp; Science Technology

ProgramsB.Sc (Hons)M.Sc (Hons)Ph.D
Human Nutrition & Diebetes (HND)
Food & Science Technology

Department of Horticulture

ProgramsB.Sc (Hons)M.Sc (Hons)Ph.D

Department of Agricultural Economics

ProgramsB.Sc (Hons)M.A/M.ScPh.D
Agriculture Economics

Department of Plant Pathology

ProgramsB.Sc (Hons)M.Sc (Hons)Ph.D
Plant Pathology

Department of Plant Breeding u0026amp; Molecular Genetics

ProgramsB.Sc (Hons)M.Sc (Hons)Ph.D
Plant Breeding & Molecular Genetics (PB&MG)

Department of Soil u0026amp; Environmental Sciences (SES)

ProgramsB.Sc (Hons)M.Sc (Hons)Ph.D
Agriculture, Soil & Environmental Sciences (SES)

Faculty of Basic & Applied Sciences

Department of Computer Sciences u0026amp; Information Technolgy

Computer Science
Software Engineering

Department of Chemistry


Department of Physics


Department of Zoology


Department of Mathematics


Department of Botany


Department of Geology


Faculty of Engineering & Technology

Department of Electrical Engineering

ProgramsB.Sc (04 years)M.A/M.ScMS/M.PhilPh.D
Electrical Engineering

Faculty of Medical & Health Sciences

Department of Eastern Medicine u0026amp; Surgery

ProgramsBS (05 Years)MS/M.PhilPh.D
Eastern Medicine & Surgery (EMS)

Department of Pharmacy

ProgramsBS (05 years)MS/M.PhilPh.D

Faculty of Management, Humanities & Social Sciences

Department of Business Administration

Business Administration✔ (3.5 years)

Department of Commerence

ProgramsB.ComM.Com (Hons)Ph.D

Department of Economics


Department of English


Department of Sociology


Department of Psychology


Faculty of Veterinary & Animal Sciences

Department of Veterinary Sciences

Veterinary Medicine

Department of Pathobiology

Veterinary Medicine

Department of Veterinary Clinical Sciences

Veterinary Medicine

Department of Livestock and Poultry Production

Veterinary Medicine

The University Of Poonch offers financial assistance to the needy and poor candidates. Merit-based scholarships are also offered for the deserving students. The details of the scholarships can be taken from the Administration office and the registration is online-based.
– HEC Need-Based Scholarship
– Merit-Based Scholarship
– Student Welfare Fund
– HBL Platinum Scholarship

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The University of Poonch has a good position in the field of research in various disciplines like veterinary, medical and IT, etc. It stands among top public sector universities and the faculty members have a lot of publications with a good impact factor in the best journals of the world.

The University of Poonch, Rawalakot campus conducts seminars and workshops on many topics and projects, for students and the teachers as well. Scholars are invited to present on their specialized topics. Faculty and students are welcome to attend and see their work, and students learn a lot. Workshops and conferences are held in departments relating to the new developments in science.