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University of Mysore History

The University of Mysore is among the foremost institutions of its kind, and is an enduring symbol in the sphere of higher education in India. It was founded by the then Maharaja of Mysore, His Highness Sri Krishnaraja Wodeyar IV and his Dewan, the renowned engineer – statesman, Sir M.Visvesvaraya, on July 27, 1916.

The Maharaja of Mysore became its first Chancellor. A Bill to establish and incorporate University of Mysore was introduced in Mysore Legislative Council in 1916. It was passed unanimously on 17th July 1916. The first meeting of University of Mysore Council was held on 12th August 1916 and the first meeting of the Senate on 12th October 1916.

The University of Mysore became the first University outside the domain of the English administration in India, the sixth University in India as a whole, and the first ever University in Karnataka.

During the institution of University of Mysore in 1916, four faculties were constituted viz., Arts, Science, Engineering and Technology, and Medicine. Separate Boards of Studies and Boards of Examiners were constituted in 28 subjects. University of Mysore was also administering 12 other educational institutions.

The first Act of University of Mysore came in the year 1933 ( University of Mysore Act 1933 ). The first report of the curriculum followed by different departments is available in University of Mysore Calendar 1947 – 48. University of Mysore offered a two – year intermediate Course, three year B.A.( Hons ), B.Sc.,( Hons ) Degree Courses and M.A., M.Sc., Courses.

There were also the faculties of Medicine and Engineering. University of Mysore also offered Diplomas in vocational subjects. University of Mysore Extension Lectures and Publication Bureau were notable features of University of Mysore.

The main campus of University of Mysore, created in 1960, lies in a picturesque area of 739 acres at the western end of the Kukkarahalli Lake. University of Mysore headquarters, the Crawford Hall, is located right across the lake on the eastern end.

This inspiring locale of the campus was aptly named Manasagangotri ( Fountainhead of the Ganges of the Mind ) by the poet – laureate, Dr. K.V.Puttappa ( Kuvempu ). In due course, two satellite campuses were set up in response to the demands of post graduate education from semi – urban / rural areas : Sir M.Visvesvaraya Post Graduate Centre at Tubinakere in Mandya, and the Mysore University Post graduate Centre at Hemagangotri in Hassan.

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University of Mysore Courses :

I. At Manasagangotri, Mysore :

1. M.A. : Ancient History & Archaeology, Anthropology, Christianity, Communication & Journalism, Co-operative Management, Economics, English, Folklore, Hindi, History, Jainology & Prakrit, Kannada, Linguistics, Middle Eastern Studies, Philosophy, Political Science, Sanskrit, Sociology, South Indian Studies, Urdu, Women’s studies.

2. M.Sc. : Anthropology, Applied Geology, Biochemistry, Biotechnology, Botany, Chemistry, Environmental Science, Food Science & Nutrition, Geography, Geology, Human Development, Mathematics, Microbiology, Physics, Psychology, Sericulture and Seri Biotechnology, Statistics, Zoology.

3. L.L.M. : L.L.M., M.B.A., M.C.A. ( six semesters ), M.Com., M.Ed., M.B.A. ( Agriculture – Business ), M.L.I.Sc. ( Master of Library & Information Science ), M.Music, M.S. ( Integrated ) in Computer Science and Technology ( six semesters with an optional exit at the end of fourth semester for M.Sc. Computer Science ), M.S.W., M.Tech. in Computer Science and Technology, M.Tech. in Computer Cognition Technology, M.U.R.P. ( M.Tech. in Urban and Regional Planning ).

II. At Department of Studies in Physical Education and Sport Sciences, Sports Pavilion :

  • B.P.Ed., M.P.Ed.

III. At Sir M. V. Postgraduate Center, Mandya :

1. M.A. : Economics, English, Kannada.
2. M.Sc. : Polymer Science, Sugar Technology.

IV. At Postgraduate Center, Hemagangotri, Hassan :

1. M.A. : English, Kannada
2. M.Sc. : Bioscience, Electronics
3. M.Com.

(B) Courses offered under Scheme ‘A’ Only

I. At Manasagangotri, Mysore – 570006

1) M.Phil. : Ambedkar Studies, Chemistry, Christianity, Learning Disabilities, Mathematics, Seed Technology, Statistics, Translation, Urdu.

2) Post – M.A. Diploma : Manuscriptology

3) Post – M.Sc. Diploma : Hydrogeology

4) Postgraduate Diploma : Agricultural Marketing Management, Ambedkar Studies-Add on Course, English, Epigraphy, Folklore, Indian Literature, Jainology, Linguistics, Prakrit, Prayojanmulak Hindi, Rural Development, Translation, Vivekananda Studies, Women’s Studies

5) Undergraduate Diploma : Gandhian Studies, Kannada.

6) Junior / Senior Diploma : French, Film Direction, German, Russian.

7) Certificate Course : French, Functional Hindi, German, Kannada, Prakrit, Russian, Urdu. Dr. B. R. Ambedkar and Human Rights.

II At Maharaja’s College, Mysore

1) M.Sc. in Geographical Information System ( GIS ) ( UGC Innovative Programs )

C) Courses offered under Fully Self – Finance scheme Only

I At Manasagangotri, Mysore – 570 006.

1) M.A. :  Comparative Literature and Translation, Development Studies ( 4 Semesters ), Economics ( five year integrated ), Public Administration, Women’s Studies.

2) M.Sc. : Chemistry, Earth Science & Resource Management, Genetics, Electronic Media ( All India selection ), Organic Chemistry.

3) M.Phil. : Ancient History and Archaeology, Botany, Commerce, Economics, English, Environmental Science, Geography, Hindi, History, Kannada, Law, Library & Information Science, Middle Eastern Studies, Political Science, Sanskrit, Sociology, Zoology.

4) M.F.A.M. ( Master of Financial Analysis and Management ) M.B.I.Tech. ( Master of Business Information Technology ), B.A.L.L.B. ( five year integrated ), M.Tech.: Information Systems and Management ( see note below )

5) Diploma : Applied Sociology, Arabic and Persian, Cooperative Management, Decentralizaion of Planning and Panchayat Raj Institution, Human Development, Industrial Relations, Rural Reconstruction and Development

6) M.Dance at Universtiy College of Fine Arts for Women, Manasagangotri, Mysore – 570006.

7) Postgraduate Diploma : Electronic Media, Gemmology and Ornamental stones, Human Rights and Duties Education, Heritage Tourism and Travel Management, Human Resource Management ( evening programs ), Intellectual Property Rights and Information Technology Law, Marketing Management ( evening programs ), Retail and Supply Chain Management ( evening programs ), Museology, Tourism and Heritage, Video Production ( two semesters ).

8) Professional Diploma : Tax Management ( evening programs ), Tourism Management ( evening programs ).

9) Certificate : Dr. B.R. Ambedkar and Human Rights, Arabic, Persian.

II) At Maharaja’s College, Mysore :

1) M.Sc. : Criminology and Forensic Science
2) M.Phil. : Correctional Administration and Forensic Science

III) At Sir M. V. Postgraduate Center, Mandya :

1). M.Phil : Kannada, Economics

IV) At Postgraduate Center, Hemagangotri, Hassan :

1) M.Phil : Kannada

Note : Admissions to M.Tech. in Information Systems and Management is done at International School for Information Management ( ISIM ), Manasagangotri, Mysore – 570006. For applications and other details, contact ISIM. ( 08212514699 )

D) Courses for which admission are done through the Common Entrance Test ( CET ) conducted by the Vishveshwaraya Technological University ( VTU ), Belgaum.

1) M.B.A., M.C.A., M.Tech. in Computer Science and Technology, M.Tech. in Computer Cognition Technology.

E) New courses introduced from the year 2009 – 10 under Fully Self Finance Scheme

  • M.Phil. in Ancient History & Archaeology
  • M.Phil. in Kannada at Kuvempu Institute of Kannada Studies – MGM.
  • M.Phil. in Kannada at P.G. Centre, Mandya.
  • M.Phil. in Kannada at P.G. Centre, Hassan.
  • M.Phil. in Sociology at DOS in Sociology, MGM.
  • Diploma in Applied Sociology – at DOS in Sociology, MGM ( 1 year course ).
  • M.Phil. in Law at DOS in Law, MGM.
  • P.G. Diploma in Museology, Tourism & Heritage at DOS in Ancient History & Archaeology, MGM.
  • M.Phil. in Environmental Science, at DOS in Environmental Science, MGM.
  • M.Phil in Economics at P.G. Centre, Mandya

(F) List of courses conducted by CIST at Manasagangotri, Mysore – 570 006

(1) Postgraguate Diploma : Bio – Informatics, Software Development, E – Commerce, Geo – Informatics, Multimedia Technology.

(2) Diploma : Multimedia Production.

(3) Advanced Diploma : Information Technology.

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University of Mysore Departments :

  • Anthropology
  • Ancient History and Archaeology
  • Applied Botany and Biotechnology
  • Biochemistry
  • Botany
  • Chemistry
  • Christianity
  • Commerce
  • Computer Science
  • Economics and Cooperation
  • Education
  • English
  • Environmental Science
  • Food Science and Nutrition
  • Geography
  • Geology
  • Hindi
  • History
  • Journalism and Mass Communication
  • Jainology and Prakrit
  • Kuvempu Institute of Kannada Studies
  • Law
  • Library and Information Science
  • Mathematics
  • Microbiology
  • Philosophy
  • Physics
  • Political Science
  • Psychology
  • Physical Education
  • Sanskrit
  • Sericulture Science
  • Sociology
  • Statistics
  • Social Work
  • Urdu
  • Zoology

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University of Mysore Affiliated Colleges :

WordsTotal WordsQuestionsMarksTotal
IEssayAbility to dwell on a theme at an optimum level2

IIThree analytical / evaluative questionsAbility to reason and hold and argument on the given topic330090031545
IIINine definitional /
short answer questions
Ability to understand and express the same95045091090
IVText based questionsCritical thinking, ability to comprehend and formulate the concepts5301505525

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University of Mysore Address :

Vishwavidyalaya Karyasoudha,
Crawford Hall,
Mysore – 6,
Telephone No. : 0821 – 2419361,
Email :


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