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Universities in Karnataka

Updated on: Mar 7, 2013

Karnataka is house to a numerous universities. Universities in Karnataka are divided into region wise. The first Karnataka University was Mysore University which was set up in the year 1916. It was followed by the Karnatak University in the year 1949, Bangalore University in 1964, and Mangalore University in 1980. The Gulbarga University was founded in 1980, and Kuvempu University in 1987. In 1991, a Kannad University at Hampi was set up to promote the study of Kannada language, art and culture.

Bangalore, Mysore and Gulbarga Universities have been awarded five star status by the National Assessment and Accreditation Council(NAAC) which is an autonomous institution of the University Grants Commission. There are also nationally recognized academic centers such as the National Institute of Mental Health and Neuro Sciences and the Indian Institute of Science in Bangalore and that offer high quality education in the respective fields. Most of the Universities in Karnataka provides campus facility to the students. Many universities have active placement cells which help student in getting best career.

Karnataka is situated in southern part of India. The state, spread across the Deccan Plateau, has made pioneering contributions to the education industry of the country. Besides being the capital of Karnataka, the state of Karnataka is a hub for information technology (IT) in India which is considered to enhance rapid economic and technological development in India.

Universities in Karnataka offer courses in under graduate, post graduate, doctoral and integrated programs in a variety of fields. Universities in Karnataka offers graduate, post graduate courses,as well as continuing education and short term programs for experts. Some universities, like Karnataka state Open University, offers distance learning courses. here are some specialized universities also available in Karnataka, such as the National Law School of India University, the University of Agricultural Sciences and the Rajiv Gandhi University of Health Sciences in Bangalore, that impart quality education in specific fields of study.

Karnataka also has universities which offer additional programs on e-learning module like Visvesvaraya Technological University. Most Universities in Karnataka function from one or more campuses. Many Universities in Karnataka also have affiliated colleges.

The list of universities in Karnataka is given below:
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