A great saint was born on 9th Badhav Shukla, 1551 in Nanakana Sahib in the house of great saint Shri Nanak Dev Ji Maharaj. He came to Kashmir at the age of 11 and received education in Vedas and Shastras. In a short period of seven years he wrote commentary on all the four Vedas known as “CHANDRA BHASHAY”. With in a short span of time he became a saint of high order, having attained full spiritual knowledge he revived Udasin Sect. Over the year this Sect has acquired its own distinctive characteristics in the country and more particularly in the state of Jammu & Kashmir. The teaching of Jagat Guru Shri Chander Ji are being followed not only by the members of the Sect but even by Hindus in General. At Srinagar a temple has already been built in the memory of the great saint and offerings are made by the believers of the Sect at the temple, which is popularly known as Shri Chander Chinar Temple. Its affairs are managed by a trust known as Shri Chander Chinar Bada Akhara Udasin Trust.
In accordance with the teachings of Jagat Guru Shri Chander Ji Maharaj who believed in spread of education, the member of the Sect resolved to form a Society namely Shri Chander Chinar Bada Akhara Udasin Society to set up a Medical College & Hospital for the benefit of the humanity. Accordingly with the recommendation of the Jammu & Kashmir Government, and approval of Government of India, Ministry of Health and Family welfare on the recommendations of the Medical Council of India, Acharya Shri Chander College of Medical Sciences and Hospital with 507 (Five Hundred Seven) beds has been established at Sidhra, Jammu.
Affiliation & Recognition
Acharya Shri Chander College of Medical Sciences is affiliated to University of Jammu. The University of Jammu was established in the year 1969 on the basis of Kashmir & Jammu Universities Act 1969 passed by the State legislature and after receiving assent of the Government published in the Government Gazette on 10th November 1969. The University is located at Baba Ambedkar Road, Jammu which is 1 ½ Kms from Jammu Railway Station and about 5 Kms from Jammu Airport.
At present Prof. Varun Sawhney is the Vice Chancellor of the University of Jammu and Prof. G.S. Samyal is the Registrar of the University.
For more information of University of Jammu, please visit the website www.jammuuniversity.in
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