Founded in 1999, Shri Mata Vaishno Devi University is a non-profit public higher education institution located in the the rural setting of the medium-sized town of Jammu (population range: 10,000-49,999 inhabitants), Jammu and Kashmir. Officially accredited/recognized by the University Grants Commission, India, Shri Mata Vaishno Devi University (SMVDU) is a very small (enrollment range: 500-999 students) coeducational higher education institution. Shri Mata Vaishno Devi University (SMVDU) offers courses and programs leading to officialy recognized higher education degrees such as undergraduate certificates/diplomas, bachelor degrees, master degrees, doctorate degrees in several areas of study. This 17 years old HE institution has a selective admission policy based on entrance examinations. International students are welcome to apply for enrollment. SMVDU also provides several academic and non-academic facilities and services to students including a library, housing, sport facilities and/or activities, study abroad and exchange programs, as well as administrative services.