The University of Ladakh was established in 2019 under the University of Ladakh Act 2018 (enacted by the Governor of Jammu and Kashmir as Act no. LVI of 2018), as an initiative to promote quality higher education in the country particularly in Ladakh region. By virtue of Section2(e) of the Act, the six existing colleges of Leh and Kargil district have became part of the University of Ladakh. It aspires to be one of the leading universities of the country offering high quality, innovative and responsive education at the under graduate, post graduate and Ph.D. levels.
The University has headquarters and campuses in both Kargil and Leh to cater to students passing out of various schools and colleges spread over more than fifty thousand square kilometer of the vast Ladakh region.
The University authorities undertook to position quality faculty and quality instructions in courses right from the first academic session in 2020 with the introduction of PG courses in English, Commerce, Chemistry,Mathematics,Zoology,Botany, Arabic, Computer Application, Travel and Tourism Management and Geology. From session 2021 new P.G course like Economics, History, Political Science, Urdu, Sociology, Geography have been introduced. Many more courses are yet to be introduced.
The University is committed towards promoting higher education and employability of the youth of Ladakh by imparting quality education and creating a platform where students pursue their interest to serve the country to their full potential.