Universities in Karnataka

Karnataka is the state of many universities, the first University to form in Karnataka was University of Mysore, which was established in 1916 and was followed by Karnataka University in 1949, the followed Bangalore University in 1964, Gulbarga University in 1980 and Kuvempu University in 1987.

In addition to these general universities Karnataka also includes two universities named university of Agricultural Sciences, the first started at Bangalore in 1965 and another in Dharwad in 1986 to offer programs of specialization in different branches of agriculture. In 1991, the Kannadi University at Hampi was created to promote the study of Kannada language, art and culture.

In these universities Bangalore, Mysore and Gulbarga Universities have been awarded five stars by the National Assessment and Accrediation Council (NAAC), which is an autonomous institution of the University Grants Commission.

The names of all the universities that are included in Karnataka University are given below along with the name of the city in which they are located :

Bangalore University (Bangalore)

Gulbarga University (Gulbarga)

Indian Institute of Science (Bangalore)

Kannada University (Kamalapura, Hampi)

Karnataka University (Dharwad)

Karnataka State Open University (Mysore)

Kuvempu University (Shimoga)

Mangalore University (Mangalore)

Manipal Academy of Higher Education (Manipal)

National Institute of Mental Health & Neuro Sciences (Bangalore)

National Law School of India University (Bangalore)

Rajiv Gandhi University of Health Sciences (Bangalore)

University of Agricultural Sciences (Bangalore)

University of Agricultural Sciences (Dharwad)

University of Mysore (Mysore)

Vishvesvaraya Technology University



Details of some of the universities are as given below.

Bangalore University

Bangalore University is considered as one of the famous universities of India. It has 400 affiliated colleges. Over 50 postgraduate courses are conducted through 41 departments of the University. The University received a five star status by the NAAC.


Gulbarga University

Gulbarga-UniversityGulbarga University, located at Gulbagra in Karnataka provides postgraduate courses in various disciplines through 37 departments.


Kannada University

The University conducts M.A. And Ph.D. courses in Kannada literature and Bachelor's degree in Fine Arts, Music and diploma in Sculpture and Music.


Mangalore University

Mangalore University, located at Konaje offers various courses in the field of Science, Law, Commerce & Management, Engineering, and Education through 22 post
graduate departments.

Karnataka University

The Karnataka University , located at Dharwad, caters to quality higher education in the fields of Arts, Science and Social Science through 48 postgraduate departments.The University was awarded five star status by the NAAC.

University of Mysore

University of Mysore is considered as one of the leading Universities of India. It is the oldest University of Karnataka.


Rajiv Gandhi University of Health Sciences

It was established in the year 1996 by the Karnataka Government.

Visvesvaraya Technological University

The University conducts 25 Bachelor of Engineering and 54 Masters in Technology courses. The admission is through competitive exam.

Manipal University

Manipal University, located in Manipal in Karnataka, caters to the multi-dimensional education, and caters to students from a multitude of nationalities.

Karnataka State Open University

It was established in the year 1996. The University conducts undergraduate, postgraduate and diploma courses in various disciplines under open examination scheme.


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