Kuvempu University

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Kuvempu University is a young affiliating University in Karnataka. Established in 1987, it is a University with a distinctive academic profile, blending in itself commitment to rural ethos and a modern spirit.

It has 41 Post – Graduate departments of studies in the faculties of Arts, Science, Commerce, Education and Law. Offering 45 Post – Graduate Programs, 4 P.G.Diploma and one Under – Graduate program.

University of Kuvempu has 80 affiliated colleges, three constituent colleges ( among three, one is autonomous college ) and other one autonomous college, one B.P.Ed. college, and 17 B.Ed. colleges under its jurisdiction spread over 2 districts of Shimoga, and Chikmagalur. It also has outlying regional Post – Graduate centre at Kadur.

The academic life on the campus is vibrant and exciting with seminars, symposia, special lectures and workshops throughout the year. Both the conventional and non – conventional course of study have updated syllabi responsive to the needs of the contemporary society and the research orientation is innovative, original and directed to societal needs.

The main campus is in the lap of a lush, picturesque locale providing the right ambience for Kuvempu University education. Indeed, Kuvempu University is a place one would love to be associated with.

Jnana Sahyadri, the main campus of Kuvempu University is located at Shankaraghatta at a distance of 28 kms. from Shimoga town, the district headquarters and 18 kms. from Bhadravathi, the well – known industrial town. The campus is only 2 kms. from the magnificent Bhadra Reservoir across the river Bhadra, one of the important life lines of the area. The main buildings of Kuvempu University have been constructed on a small hillock, thus blending naturally with the landscape.

The campus sprawls over an area of 230 acres. The entire campus area is free from any form of pollution including noise pollution. There is no exaggeration in saying that the undisturbed and pleasing atmosphere on the campus makes it ideally suited for the pursuit of higher education. The main campus can be reached by using the private bus service. Shimoga, Bhadravathi and Tarikere towns are close to the campus and are well connected by rail.

The Administrative Building “Kuvempu Shathamanothsava Bhavan” on the main Jnana Sahyadri campus houses almost all the offices of University of Kuvempu including the office and secretariat of the Vice – Chancellor and the Registrar, Human Resource Management, Development, Academic, Finance section, SC – ST Cell & OBC Cell, Planning, Monitory and Evaluation Board, etc.

The Examination, Directorate of Distance Education are located in Parikshanga – Doora Shikshana Bhavan. All these offices are fully computerized. For the convenience of students, a City office of enquiry of Kuvempu University is functioning at a building located opposite Sahyadri College Campus in Shimoga.

The Academic block on the main campus houses the Post – Graduate departments of studies in English, Political Science, Hindi, Sanskrit, Urdu, MSW, Economics, Sociology, English Language Teaching, Journalism & Mass Communication.

The Department of Library & Information Science is in the new library building. The Department of Computer Science, Mathematics, MCA and Electronics are housed in Mathematics – Computer Science Building.

The Science Block houses the Post – Graduate departments of studies in Physics, General Chemistry, Industrial Chemistry and Bio Chemistry.

The Bio – Science Complex houses the departments of Biotechnology, Bioinformatics, Environmental Sciences, Water management & Water Harvesting, Wild Life Management, Applied Botany, Microbiology and Applied Zoology. 2500 square feet green house is built under “Herbal Garden” Scheme of Department of Horticulture during the year 2005 – 06.

The Institute of Kannada Studies is located in the new building in Kuvempu Shathamanothsava Bhavan. The Museum building near the administrative building houses the Post – Graduate departments of studies in History and Archaeology, Master of Tourism and Heritage studies and Museum of Kannada Bharati & Kannada computer centre sponsored by Infosys Foundation.

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Kuvempu University Schools and Departments :

School of Languages, Literature & Fine Arts

  • Department of Kannada
  • Department of English
  • Department of Hindi
  • Department of Urdu
  • Department of Sanskrit

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
  • Department for Interdisciplinary Study and Research in Cultural Studies

School of Economics & Business Studies

  • Department of Economics
  • Department of Business Economics ( MBE ) – P.G.Centre, Kadur
  • Department of Commerce
  • Department of Accounting & Finance
  • Department of Business Administration [ Jnana Sahyadri Campus ] [ P.G.Centre, Kadur ]
  • 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 – P.G.Centre, Kadur

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

M.Tech in Nanoscience and Technology

School of Earth Sciences & Environmental Science

  • 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 ( M.Ed )
  • Department of Physical Education ( B.P.Ed., & M.P.Ed., )

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List of Affiliated and Constituent Colleges of Kuvempu University : 

Aranthangi Aranthangi
Aranthangi Aranthangi
Aranthangi Aranthangi
Aranthangi Aranthangi
Aranthangi Aranthangi
Aranthangi Aranthangi
Aranthangi Aranthangi
Aranthangi Aranthangi
Aranthangi Aranthangi
Aranthangi Aranthangi
Aranthangi Aranthangi
Aranthangi Aranthangi
Aranthangi Aranthangi

S.No Course Duration
1.M.B.B.S.4½ years + 1 year internship
2.B.A.M.S.4½ years + 1 year internship
3.B.D.S.4 years + 1 year Compulsory internship
4.B.V.Sc. & A.H.4½ years + 6 months internship
5.B.P.T.4 years + 6 months internship
6.B.Sc. ( Nursing ) 4 years
7.B.Sc. ( MLT )3 years
8.B.Tech.4 years
9.B.Pharm. 4 years

CourseSC Others
M.B.B.S. SingleSingle
B.V.Sc. & A.H
B.P.T.No Restrictions
B.Sc. ( Nursing )
B.Sc. ( MLT )

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Kuvempu University Address :

Jnana Sahyadri, Shankaraghatta,
Shimoga District,
Karnataka State, India,
Telephone No. :
91 – 08282 – 256450, 256246,
Fax : 08282 – 370,
Email : info@kuvempuuniversitydde.org.

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Kuvempu University Distance Education :

Offering higher education through Distance Mode is MBA Block – Tolhunseanother important step taken by Kuvempu University so as to help student community in their zeal for pursuing Post – Graduate studies. The necessity of this was felt by University of Kuvempu when larger number of students, who wanted seats for P.G. Studies, could not be accommodated in our regular P.G. Programs.

Kuvempu University believes that Distance Education is an equally good avenue to be made available to interested students. The Degrees offered by the Directorate of Distance Education are equivalent to that of regular degrees. The DDE is offering a total number of 40 courses directly in various faculties at the U.G., P.G. and Diploma levels.

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Kuvempu University Courses Offered :

M.A. Programs :

  • Kannada
  • English
  • Hindi
  • Sanskrit
  • Urdu
  • Economics
  • Political Science
  • Sociology
  • History & Archaeology
  • M.A. Education

M.Com. Program :

  • Commerce

M.Sc. Programs :

  • Mathematics
  • Chemistry
  • Physics
  • Botany
  • Zoology
  • Biotechnology
  • Environmental Science
  • Applied Chemistry
  • M.L.I.Sc. ( One Year )

LAW Programs :

  • LL.M. ( Business Law )

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Kuvempu University Directorate of Distance Education :

Kuvempu University,
Jnana Sahyadri,
Shankaraghatta – 577 451,
Shimoga, Karnataka, India,
Telephone No. :
08282 – 256246, 256450,
Fax : 08282 – 256370,
Website : www.kuvempuuniversitydde.org.


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