The University of Poonch Rawalakot is located in the heart of district Poonch, Rawalakot, Azad Jammu and Kashmir. The valley of Rawalakot exhibits the fabulous beauty of breath taking scenes in the foot hills of lower Himalayans. The snowy tops of the mountains embracing the clouds and lush green valleys offer the scenes of heaven on earth. The pleasant weather in summer makes the ‘University of Poonch’ the most beautiful venue for academic and research activities.
The University of Poonch was established as an institute in 1980 at Rawalakot, to expand the horizon of Agricultural Technology and to give productive incentives for agricultural development in the area. It was upgraded to University in February 2012. In achieving this benchmark of a fully autonomous university, it has encountered many barriers and now it comprises of seven faculties. The university faculty consists of more than 82 highly qualified and distinguished teachers; many of them have obtained higher degrees from renowned international organizations and institutions. Higher education is an essential component, impating hight quality of edcuation for the progress of a society and extend this component to the individuals by providing accessible opportunities resulting in research and knowledge production, and also helpful for achieving the highest potential in life. The advancement in Information Technology gives a cutting edge to the vision of University of Poonch and our ultimate focus rests on achieving excellence in a host of contemporary and emerging fields of Information Technology.