Soura, Srinagar

Soura is a notified area of Srinagar located about 11.1 km north of Lal Chowk on Srinagar-Ladakh Highway.[1] Soura is famous for Sher-i-Kashmir Institute of Medical Sciences Hospital, a multi-speciality hospital. Besides serving as a Hospital, it is the prestigious medical college of Kashmir valley. Soura is located near Anchar Lake. The whole western side of the area is covered by Anchar Lake.[2][3] It also hosts a famous Muslim shrine known as Aasaar Sharief Jinaab Saahib which holds more than 13 holy relics. Actually it got its name from a Sufi saint whose name is Malik- u-din Suhrawardī Whose shrine is located in suhra.

Soura(Suhra) is located in Jammu and Kashmir
Soura(Suhra) is located in India
Soura(Suhra) (India)
Coordinates: 34°8′1″N 74°48′6″E / 34.13361°N 74.80167°ECoordinates: 34°8′1″N 74°48′6″E / 34.13361°N 74.80167°E
DistrictSrinagar district
1,592 m (5,223 ft)
 • OfficialUrdu, Kashmiri
Time zoneUTC+5:30 (IST)
Telephone code0194
Vehicle registrationJK
Distance from Delhi858.9 kilometres (533.7 mi)
Distance from Mumbai2,206.7 kilometres (1,371.2 mi)


The area is considered as one of the key education centres in the city. The following is the list of colleges and schools in the area:

  • Sher-i-Kashmir Institute of Medical Sciences. The college provides course in MBBS. It has 100 seats which are filled by J&K state board for entrance examination by selecting the candidates which qualify Common Entrance Test.[4]
  • Government Boys Higher Secondary.
  • Government Girls Higher Secondary.
  • S M dedicated high school.
  • Standard Public High School.
  • Ramzan Memorial Educational Institute.
  • Zulfkar Public High School.
  • Mother Land public school.
  • Iqbal Public School.
  • Darul Iqra Public School.
  • Metro Educational Institute.
  • Mahad Al-Lugat-ul Arabia.

Besides these there are several primary and middle schools in Soura.

See also


  1. ^
  2. ^ "Floods in Kashmir, Army called out". The Times of India. 4 September 2006.
  3. ^
  4. ^ Handbook of Jammu and Kashmir State Board for entrance examination/Medical Colleges.
90 Feet Road

90 Feet Road is the southern segment of the Srinagar-Leh Highway (National Highway 1D), which connects Srinagar with Ladakh. The 90 Feet Road begins in Soura, Srinagar, about 11.1 km north of the commercial centre of Lal Chowk. It extends north for seven kilometres (4.3 mi) and ends at Pandach, Ganderbal. Thereafter, NH 1D turns eastward toward Leh.

Its name reflects the fact that it is 90 feet (27 m) wide throughout. Locals call it Nammath, which is "ninety" in the Kashmiri language.

List of colleges in Srinagar

The majority of the colleges in Srinagar are affiliated to the University of Kashmir and are spread throughout the city. Students from different parts of the valley study in these colleges. At the undergraduate level, Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Science, and Bachelor of Commerce are the most common courses in these colleges. Along with these conventional courses, many colleges also offer professional courses which concentrate on a specialized field an example of that is National Institute of Technology, Srinagar.

Regional Cancer Centre

Regional Cancer Centres (RCCs) are cancer care hospitals and research institutes operating in India under the joint control and funding of the Government of India and the respective state governments. The name 'regional' because each of these institutions cater to a designated region, usually a number of districts in the country. There are presently 25 such centres spanning all the states and union territories of India. This system works under the National Cancer Control Programme which started in 1975 under the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare (India). The scheme originally started with 5 RCCs for 5 designated regions of the nation. Later this number was increased in steps. The present number of RCCs is more than 25 and the union government is planning to assign RCC status to more regional cancer hospitals. In 2011, Chief Minister Oommen Chandy looked to have Malabar Cancer Centre upgraded to the level of a regional cancer centre.

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