Baba Ghulam Shah Badshah University has come into existence by an Act of the Jammu & Kashmir Legislative Assembly called the Jammu & Kashmir Baba Ghulam Shah Badshah University Act No. XVI of 2002. The university is nurtured by the Jammu & Kashmir Wakf Council. Accordingly, the university has launched postgraduate teaching programmes in Business Management, Financial Management, Computer Sciences, Information Technology, Arabic, Applied Mathematics, Biotechnology & Bioresources and B. Tech in Electronics and Communication, Computer Sciences & Engineering, Information Technology & Telecommunication Engineering, Civil Engineering, Electrical & Renewable Energy Engineering.
The University is also running bachelors degree courses in Computer Applications (BCA), Bachelors Degree in Business Administration (BBA), BA Arabic (Hons) and Diploma courses in Electronics, Civil, Electrical and Mechanical.