Know Your University
Vice Chancellor: Dr.A.M.Pathan Ph:348600(o) 778650(r)
Registrar: Dr.S.Rajashekhar Ph:347750(o) 347751(r)
Karnataka University is the second oldest university in Karnataka.In a few months time it
is poised to celebrate its Golden Jubilee year (1998-99) It has jurisdiction over seven
North Karnataka Districts namely , Dharwad , Gadag, Haveri , Bijapur , Bagalkot, Belgaum
The main campus of the University, known as Pavate Nagar is situated in Dharwad on the
Chota Mahabaleshwar Hillock envisioned by sylvan surrounding of unparalleled beauty, The
Dharwad campus offers as many as 43 P.G. Courses, 17 Diploma courses and 11 Certificate
courses . The second P.G.center established in Karwar in 1975 offering a two-year P.G.Courses
in marine Biology and M.phil and Ph.D courses.The third P.G.center was established in 1982
at Belgaum, which offers seven P.G. courses. It is now shifted to the new and spacious
bhootaramanahatti campus, some 15 Kms from Belgaum side of National Highway. The fourth
center came into being in March 1994 at Bijapur. This center offers P.G. Diploma courses
in Art History and Tourism. The University has jurisdiction over nearly 1,00,000 students
enrolled for the undergraduate and 4500 students for the P.G. courses.
This University has undertaken a number of maiden collaborative research institution in
India and abroad. our faculty members have established ties with researches in countries
such as USA ,Germany,France,UK ,etc. the University is fortunate enough in having received
and listened to distinguished statesmen, scientists, educationists and literary figures
including a Nobel Laureate.
P.G. Studies and Research depts.at Dharwad Campus:
1. Arts: Depts. of Kannada, English, Sanskrit, Hindi, Marathi, Music and Foreign
Languages, Folklore, Urdu and Persian.
2. Commerce: Department of studies in Commerce
3. Education: Department of Studies in Education and Physical Education
4. Medicine: Facilities for Post-graduate Studies and Research in Medicine are offered at
the KMC Hubli, J.N.M.C Belgaum B.M.Patil Medical College, Bijapur which are affiliated to
this University. These courses are being delinked from this University, stage by stage.
5. LAW: Department of studies in Law.
6. SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY: Depts. of Mathematics, Statistics, Geography, Physics,
Chemistry, Botany, Zoology, Marine Biology and Geology. Marine Biology Department (located
at the PG Center,Karwar,a coastal town at a distance of about 160 Kms South- West of
Dharwad), Computer Science, Electronics and Sericulture,
7. SOCIAL SCIENCES: Depts. of Psychology, History & Archaeology, ancient Indian
History , Philosophy, political Science, Economics, Sociology, Social Work, Anthropology,
Criminology, Library and information Science, Mass Communication & Journalism,
Gandhian Studies and Yoga Studies, jainology & Ambedkar Studies.
8. MANAGEMENT STUDIES: Kousali Institute of Management Studies.
9. STUDIES RELATING TO MUSEOLOGY AND CULUTURE OF KARNATAKA: Kannada Research Institute was
established in 1937 and became a part of the Karnataka University later. It has a museum
and gallery of art and archaeology attached to it apart from its excellent manuscripts
that are of rare vintage . Diploma Courses in Epigraphy is conducted in this Institute.
10. ENGINEERING AND ENVIRONMENTAL STUDIES: Post-graduate courses in engineering is
conducted by the University at Hubli, Hulkoti, Dharwad, Belgaum and Bijapur. These courses
are being delinked from this University, stage by stage.
POST-GRADUATE COURSES AT BELGAUM CAMPUS:
In June 1982 the University opened a new campus at Belgaum where facilities are available
for post-graduate studies and research leading to both master's and Doctorate Degree
programs in seven disciplines, viz., Kannada, Marathi, economics,commerce, Geography,
Sociology and Mathematics. It is proposed to start PGDCA courses during 98-99.
The University has provided basic facilities on the campus. About 200 acres of land has
been acquired on Poona-Bangalore highway No. 4. It is 20 Kms . away from Belgaum City .
The University has constructed academic building at the estimated cost of Rs. 75.00
lakhs.A hostel for students and a furnished Guest House with well laid roads and
independent water supply is provided. About 3 Crores of rupees are invested to develop the
campus and created academic facility on the campus.
P.G.COURSES AT KARWAR:
This is the second P.G.Center established in 1975 which offers a 2-year P.G.Course in
Marine Biology and M.Phil and Ph.D Courses. Master of Commerce Course is introduced from
this year (1998-99)
P.G.Courses Bijapur : This is the fourth P.G. Course of the University
established in 1994 offering P.G. Diploma Course in Art History and Tourism .
P.G.Course At Dandeli: The University has started a M.Tech Course in Pulp
and Paper Science from the year 1998-99.
Linkage With Development : With the support of the Gandhi Smarak Nidhi and the U.G.C the
University established the Gandhi Bhavan where the Department of Gandhian Studies is
housed, and has created facilities for the propagation of Gandhian ideas through a
multidisciplinary approach and a multiphase program,viz establishment of a Gandhian
Library, a one year Diploma Course in Gandhian Studies, adoption of a village for bringing
about all-round development in village by students ,etc
Certificate and Diploma Course :
Certificate and Diploma Course are offered in Kannada, German, French Russian, Tamil,
Statistic, Yoga, Music, Translation , Jainology , Linguistics and BasavaStudies.
Studies in Multidisciplinary subject:
The University has established several Chairs and started Diploma Courses in the following
to promote the lofty ideals , philosophy , way of life and thinking of the great saints,
scholars and political thinkers in the contemporary context, At present there are six
Chairs which are already established namely Basava Chair, TamilChair ,Ambedkar Chair and
With a view to helping those who take the All-India Competitive
Examination for entering the Indian Administrative Service including Banking or the
Provincial Administrative Service , provision has been made for training them at a Center
specially established for the purpose .Financial assistance is also granted in the case of
students belonging to weaker section like the Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes.
The University has also been offering external degree facilities . Under
this scheme persons residing either in India or abroad who are unable to attend recognized
colleges as regular students can register in the faculties of Arts ,Social Science and
Commerce either at the undergraduate level or at the post graduate level as external
candidates . They can also take up Mathematics in the science Faculty
The basic qualification for registering as external candidate for the First year of a
Degree Course is a pass in Pre-University examination or equivalent. For the Master degree
course a candidate must have passed the degree examination in the appropriate subjects For
the Diploma in Foreign languages a candidate must have passed a certificate course in the
respective languages or the Pre-University examination with that language .
The University Library is named after Prof.S.S.Basavanal,a well known
Litterateur of Karnataka and has on its shelves over 3,50.000 books and is receiving about
434 periodical publication .It is kept open on 358 days in year from 8.00 a.m to 9.00 p.m
on all days except Sunday ,Tuesdays and holidays,
when it is kept open from 11.00 a.m to 6.00 p.m During the examination season it is kept
open till 11.00 p.m Prof. S.S.Basavanal Library is housed in an independent building of
its own .A separate text books corner for SC/ST students and IAS study corner are the
features of the library.
United Nations Depository Center: The Library has been designated United Nation Depository
Center where important United Nations Documents are received regularly and are available
Prasaranga (Publication Division): For carrying the torch of knowledge to the very door
steps of the common man , the university has established the "Prasaranga" which
Organizes Extension Lecture camps in the rural areas ,and special lecture camps in and
around Dharwad .It also publishes books based on research work and also six Journal in
Arts ,Social Science and sciences in English and Kannada including "Vidyarthi
Bharati" meant for students.
Students Amenities :
Hostels: There are six student hostels, two for girls, three for boys, and one for
research students on the campus accommodating around 1200 students out of whom 250 are
lady students. the main canteen on the campus is kept open on all days, except Sundays.The
student home serves meals at subsidized rates.
Health Center: Moderately equipped Health Center has been functioning on the University
campus for the last 30 years. This center caters to large number of patients in a year (
approximately 30,000 patients) . A branch of it is also functioning in Karnataka College
Employment Information and Guidance Bureau : The University Employment Information and
Guidance Bureau was started in the year 1970 and has an employment exchange office of the
Government Karnataka attached to it.
Gold Medals and scholarships:
The meritorious students are given moral and financial support through various
scholarships, cash prizes,and gold medals instituted at the University in addition to the
various concessions given by the Government. At present there are as many as 108 Gold
medals, 41 prizes and 14 scholarships available.
Sports: The sporting boys and girls have done well in cycling ,kabaddi, cricket ,best
physique , cross country race ,hurdles, horizontal bar, volley ball, etc., at the national
and international levels.
It is a forum of the students of the University meant for promoting the sports and
cultural potentialities among the students. The Post-graduate Gymkhana can boast of
noteworthy success at various competitions and meets, including international cultural
exchange program (Japan) and National Youth Festival held at Mumbai recently,
The University has established with financial assistance from the U.G.C a Center Workshop
for repairs and maintenance of equipment in the science Departments.
University Scientific Instrumentation Center:
The University has established the Scientific Instrumentation Center with special
financial assistance from the U.G.C The Center is housed in an independent building and
has acquired several sophisticated and costly equipment.
Vast areas are planted with different species of trees. A Botanical Garden, with very rare
species of plants, is a focal point of shade as well as for the material for botanical
Other facilities on the campus : There is a Post & Telegraph office on the campus
.There are branches of the state Bank of India and the Syndicate Bank .The KSRTC plies
buses to University from Dharwad Bus Stand and Hubli.