Sher-I-Kashmir Institute of Medical Sciences, Srinagar was established in 1982. The college is approved by Medical Council of India (MCI), New delhi. Sher-I-Kashmir Institute of Medical Sciences is a post graduate Institute for training, research and patient care. With this objective, various committees appointed by the Government of Jammu and Kashmir identified the specialties in which postgraduate and post doctoral courses would be undertaken. By an act of Legislature on 19th August 1983, Institute of Medical Sciences was granted a deemed University status. The college provides practical exposure to their students, which helps them in acquiring in depth knowledge in the field of medical.
- To provide facilities of specialized medical care and particularly develop super specialties that would provide tertiary health-care.
- To provide need oriented education in medical sciences and clinical research.
- To develop a referral linkage between the primary, secondary and tertiary health-care Institutions of the State to achieve an optimum health delivery system.