Sher - E - Kashmir University of agricultural sciences

"The Sher -E- Kashmir University campus is designed to draw out the natural beauty of Kashmir and simultaneously provide a stimulating learning environment"

For a total of almost 20 years, Kadri Consultants worked with the Kashmiri Government to give life to the Sher-e-Kashmir University of Agricultural Sciences and Technology, the first such university in Jammu and Kashmir. The campus, which is located at two different sites, embodies the notion of an inextricable link between the Arts and Science -- a “horizontal campus” with top-notch facilities built on one of India’s most beautiful natural geographies.

The development at Shalimar in Srinagar consists of an agricultural university campus spread over an area of about 90,000 sq. mtrs. The huge complex encompasses a prodigious main building with spacious and airy lecture rooms, laboratories, a library and an auditorium. A vast space is dedicated to students’ hostels, staff quarters and recreation areas, too.

The university buildings were planned around two large courtyards allowing for ample light and ventilation in an often dreary climate. The building has expansive green terrace gardens in keeping with the university’s ideology. The external façade is composed of arches and ‘jaalis’ which are an intrinsic part of Kashmiri culture and add to the play of light and shadow within the building.

The campus at Shuhama consists of a College of Veterinary Science and Animal Husbandry and is situated 15 kms from Srinagar.

Project Facts
  • Area: 90,000 Sqm
  • Location: Shalimar & Shuhama, Srinagar
  • Status: Completed - 1995
  • Client: Sher – E – Kashmir University of agricultural sciences & technology
  • Cost: Rs. 58 crore
  • Number Of students: 2000