University of Mysore

University of Mysore or Mysore University was established on July 27, 1916 and is the first University to be set up in Karnataka and the sixth oldest in India. The University was founded as a result of efforts of the benevolent and visionary Maharaja of erstwhile Princely State of Mysore His Highness Shri Nalvadi Krishnaraja Wadiyar – IV (1884-1940), and the then Diwan Sir M. Visvesvaraya (1860-1962).

The University of Mysore is offering graduate and postgraduate degree, diploma and certificate and Ph.D. programmes through 5 faculties. There are 63 PG Departments offering 76 Postgraduate Programmes with more than 1,20,000 UG, PG, M.Phil, and Ph.D students. There are 226 affiliated colleges, 66 Recognized Research Centers, 157 Outreach /Research Centers, 8 training centers, 47 specialized programmes, 38 Foreign collaborations and 27 National collaborations. 

The strength of the University lies in providing high quality teaching and research backed by well qualified and experienced teachers, with a strong focus on Education, Fine Arts, Humanities, Languages, Law, Physical Education, Pure and Applied Sciences, and Social Sciences. Most of the postgraduate departments are of international repute and known for excellence in research. Research projects worth crores of rupees have been sanctioned to various University departments by national and international institutions and funding agencies.

The University Grants Commission (UGC) has recognized the Department of Studies in Bio-Chemistry, Bio-Technology, Chemistry, Commerce, Computer Science, Earth Science, Food Science and Nutrition, Journalism and Mass Communication, Library and Information Science, Mathematics, Physics, Political Science, Statistics, Zoology and Kuvempu Institute of Kannada Studies under the Special Assistance Programme (SAP).


To aspire to become a world-class University by tapping human resources from all sections of society by offering them opportunities to learn across disciplines, and to build human capital, men and women of character and competence capable of being leaders of tomorrow and solving problems arising out of fast changing realities – global and local.


Built on a great legacy inherited from our founding fathers, our mission is to create an environment of stimulating intellectual dialogue across disciplines and harvest knowledge with a cutting-edge through high quality teaching, research, and extension activities leading to the generation of students who would provide leadership, vision and direction to society.

Faculties and Academic Programs of Mysore University

Faculty of Arts

M.A. : Ambedkar Studies,Ancient History & Archaeology, Anthropology, Christianity, Journalism & Mass Communication, Comparative Literature & Translation Studies, Co-operative Management, Development Studies, Economics, English, Folklore, Hindi, History, Jainology & Prakrit, Kannada, Linguistics, Philosophy, Political Science, Public Administration, Peace  and  Conflict  Resolution, Rural Development, Sanskrit, Sociology, South Indian Studies, Urdu, West Asian Studies, Women’s Studies. M.S.W.(Master of Social Work) 

PG Diploma: Heritage Tourism & Travel Management(DoS in History), Museology, Tourism & Heritage (DoS in Ancient History and Archaeology),  Translation  (Hindi-English-Hindi), Babu Jagajivanram Studies (Dr. Babu Jagajivanram Research & Extension Centre), Sri D Devaraj Urs Studies on Backward Classes (IDS), Tribal Development (IDS)

Diploma: Arabic / Persian & Urdu, Co-operative Management, Decentralization of Planning & Panchayath Raj Institution, Human Development, Industrial Relation, Music, Rural Reconstruction & Development Manuscriptology.

Junior / Senior Diploma : French, German, Russian, Chinese, Japanese, Spanish, Italian

Certificate : Chinese, French, German (DoS in English)

M.Phil : Christianity, Economics, Kannada.

Faculty of Science and Technology

M.Sc.:Anthropology, Applied Geology, Biochemistry, Biotechnology, Botany, Chemistry, Environmental Science, Food Science & Nutrition, Genetics,  Geography,  Geology, Human Development, Mathematics, Microbiology, Organic Chemistry, Physics, Psychology, Sericulture and Seri Biotechnology, Statistics, Zoology, Geographical Information System (GIS), Molecular Biology, Applied Zoology.                                                                 
M.Tech:  Urban and Regional Planning, Materials Science

M.C.A. (Master of Computer Applications) through KEA.

M.Tech in Materials Science

M.Tech (CST) through KEA

M.Tech (CCT) throuth KEA

M.L.I.Sc. (Master of Library and Information Science)

M.Sc.Tech. in Computer Science with an optional exit at the end of Fourth Semester with M.Sc. in Computer Science Degree. 

MS in Information Technology (for Foreign Nationals)

PG Diploma : Counseling and Health Psychology, Food Quality and Safety, Gemmology & Ornamental Stones (DoS in Geology), Organic Horticulture (DoS in Sericulture)

Diploma : Diploma Certificate course on High Performance Computing (HPC) (at DOS in Computer Science)

Certificate Course: Post-M.Sc  Diploma in Hydro-Geology, Geographical Information System(GIS)

M.Phil. : Botany, Seed Technology (Dos in Biotechnology) (2 Semesters), Environmental Science.

Faculty of Commerce

M.Com, M.Com(Financial Services)-(Fully Self Finance Scheme)

M.B.A in Agribusiness

M.Phil : Commerce

PG Diploma :  Human Resource Management, Marketing Management, Retail &Supply Chain Management, Professional Diploma in Tax Management, Tourism Management (All  are evening courses at Bahadur Institute of Management Sciences, Banking & Insurance (Day/Evening course conducted at DoS in Commerce)

Professional Diploma: Tourism Management, Tax Management (BIMS).

Courses Offered under Scheme 'B' Only: Banking and Insurance Management (Fully Self Finance scheme) (DoS in Commerce), PG. Diploma in Research Methodology and Quantitative Techniques for  Data Analysis (Fully Self Finance scheme) TWO Semesters [i.e., ONE Year](DoS in Commerce).

Faculty of Education


Faculty of Law

L.L.M.(Constitutional Law & International Law) 

B.A. L.L.B. 5 year integrated course 

B.Com. L.L.B – 5 year integrated course 

PG Diploma : Human Rights & Duties Education, Intellectual Property Rights and Information Technology Law.

Sir M.V.Post Graduate Centre, Tubinakere, Mandya

Faculty of Arts 

M.A. : Economics, English, Kannada, Social work, Political Science, History

Faculty of Science And Technology

M.Sc.: Chemistry, Polymer Science, Sugar Technology, Mathematics, Physics

Faculty of Commerce 
  • M.Com.

Admission in Mysore University

For admission to B.Arch and B.Plan courses, NATA score is mandatory.

B.Com-LL.B and BA-LL.B admissions are completely merit-based.

Admission to B.P.Ed program is also merit-based, but candidates have to pass a Physical Efficiency Test conducted by the university.

Admission to all the PG courses such as M.Tech, MA, M.Sc, M.P.Ed, M.Ed, M.Li.I.Sc, MSW, and LL.M is offered on the basis of Postgraduate Entrance Exam (PGEE).

Admission to MCA, M.Tech (CCT/ CST) and MBA (General) courses is offered as per the guidelines issued by Karnataka Examination Authority (KEA).

M.Phil & Ph.D. admission is also based on an entrance exam conducted by the university followed by an interview. CSIR NET/ UGC NET/ GATE/ JRF or any other equivalent exam passed candidates are exempted from the entrance test.

University Library

The University Library located on the Manasagangotri campus catering to the needs of students, research scholars and faculty of the University. More than 75,000 bound volumes of journals and nearly six lakh reference and textbooks are available here. The library also enables access to 18000 e-books, 7500 e-journals and online public access catalogue.

Hostel Facilities in Mysore University

The University maintains seven Men’s hostels and four Women’s hostels as detailed below. Students may approach the Director of Student Welfare/ Wardens of the hostels for further information regarding admissions to these hostels:
  • DoS in Physical Education and Sports Sciences hostel, Mysuru
  • Postgraduate hostel for Men (Main Block), Manasagangotri, Mysuru
  • Postgraduate hostel for Men (New Block), Manasagangotri, Mysuru
  • Postgraduate Ladies’ hostel (New Block), Manasagangotri, Mysuru
  • Postgraduate Ladies’ hostel (New Wing), Manasagangotri, Mysuru
  • Postgraduate Ladies’ hostel (Old Wing), Manasagangotri, Mysuru
  • Student Village, Manasagangotri, Mysuru
  • Postgraduate University hostel - II, Saraswathipuram, Mysuru
  • Postgraduate hostel (Men), Hassan
  • Postgraduate hostel (Men), Mandya
  • Postgraduate hostel (Women), Dr. B. R. Ambedkar Post-Graduate centre, Chamarajanagara
Contact Details

University Of Mysore
Vishwavidyanilaya Karya Soudha,
Crawford Hall,

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