Founded in 1999, Shri Mata Vaishno Devi University is a non-profit public higher education institution located in the rural setting of the medium-sized town of Katra (population range of 10,000-49,999 inhabitants), Jammu and Kashmir. Officially accredited and/or recognized by the University Grants Commission, India, Shri Mata Vaishno Devi University (SMVDU) is a very small (uniRank enrollment range: 500-999 students) coeducational higher education institution. Shri Mata Vaishno Devi University (SMVDU) offers courses and programs leading to officially recognized higher education degrees such as pre-bachelor degrees (i.e. certificates, diplomas, associate or foundation degrees), bachelor degrees, master degrees, doctorate degrees in several areas of study. See the uniRank degree levels and areas of study matrix below for further details. This 20 years old higher-education institution has a selective admission policy based on entrance examinations. International students are welcome to apply for enrollment.