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Kuvempu University

Situated in a picturesque location, Kuvempu University provides an ideal atmosphere for higher education. The educational jurisdiction of Kuvempu University spreads over four districts of Shimoga, Chitradurga, Chikmagalur and Davangere. It also has outlying regional Post-Graduate centres at Davangere and Kadur. The University has developed a distinctive academic profile, blending rural ethos and a modern spirit. The university offers both the conventional and non-conventional courses for study.
Jnana Sahayadri, the main campus of the university, is located at Shankaraghatta, 28km from Shimoga town. The campus, spreading over an area of 230 acres, is built on a hillock, seamlessly blending with the surrounding area. Shivagangotri campus, sprawling over 73 acres, is located at Tholahunase, 8 kms.from Davangere.
Educational Streams
The University offers a vibrant and exciting academic life with seminars, symposia, special lectures and workshops arranged throughout the year. Conventional and non-conventional course syllabus is regularly updated owing to the needs of the contemporary society and the research orientation. The University holds a centralized admission system of counseling. Five Year integrated courses are offered in selected disciplines. M.Phil and Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) Degrees in various disciplines relating to the main branch of knowledge studied for Master’s degree are offered.
PG Courses admissions are guided by rules and regulations framed by the University. An entrance test is conducted by the University for admissions to MSW, Master of Accounting & Finance (MAF), M.Sc Library and Information Science, M.A. in Journalism & Mass Communications, M Tech (IM & CA), five year Integrated Course in Applied Chemistry & M.A Clinical Psychology.
An All India Level Common Entrance Test conducted is conducted by Visveswaraiah Technological University, Belgaum for admission to M Tech in Engg. MBA, MCA & M Tech (Industrial Mathematics & Computer Applications) programmes. However unfilled seats of VTU are filled by a separate entrance test conducted by Kuvempu University.
Kuvempu University has provided separate hostel accommodation for boys and girls on the main campus. Research scholars are given separate hostel. The University has established a modern and well equipped library that offers reading, borrowing and reference facilities to the students, teachers and research scholars of all the departments. It maintains a health centre with sufficient doctors and the necessary staff. The indoor sports complex of the University includes facilities for all indoor games such as volleyball, basket ball, gymnastics and modern multi gymnasium.
Established on 29th June, 1987, Kuvempu University is the youngest of the affiliating Universities in Karnataka State. It has been named after the great Kannada writer, Kuvempu, Jnanpith laureate, doyen of Kannada literature.


School of Languages, Literature & Fine Arts
  • Department of Kannada
  • Department of English
  • Department of Hindi
  • Department of Urdu
  • Department of Sanskrit
  • Department of Fine Arts
School of Social Sciences
  • Department of Sociology
  • Department of Political Science
  • Department of History & Archaeology
  • Department of Social Work
  • Department of Journalism & Mass Communication
  • Department of Adult Continuing Education and Field Outreach
School of Economics & Business Studies
  • Department of Economics
  • Department of Business Economics (MBE)
  • Department of Commerce
  • Department of Accounting & Finance
  • Department of Business Administration
  • Department of Tourism Administration
  • Department of Master of Banking, Finance & Insurance
School of Physical Sciences
  • Department of Mathematics
  • Department of Computer Sciences
  • Department of Computer Applications (MCA)
  • Department of Industrial Mathematics and Computer Applications
  • Department of Physics
  • Department of Electronics
  • Department of Library & Information Science
School of Chemical Sciences
  • Department of Chemistry
  • Department of Industrial Chemistry
  • Department of Biochemistry
  • Department of Organic Chemistry
  • Department of Analytical Chemistry
  • Department of Pharmaceutical Chemistry
School of Bio-Sciences
  • Department of Applied Zoology
  • Department of Wild Life Management
  • Department of Applied Botany
  • Department of Biotechnology
  • Department of Bioinformatics
  • Department of Microbiology
  • Department of Clinical Psychology
School of Earth Sciences & Environmental Sceinces
  • Department of Applied Geology
  • Department of Remote Sensing Application
  • Department of Water Management & Water Harvesting
  • Department of Environmental Science 
School of Law
  • Department of LL.M (Business Law)
School of Education
  • Department of Education
  • Department of Physical Education

Contact Details:
Kuvempu University,
Jnana Sahyadri,
Shimoga - 577 451

Phone: +91-8282-256221
Fax: +91-8282-256262
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