Tumkur University

Tumkur University, is a state university established in 2004 to cater to the educational needs of Tumakuru district where the majority of students hail from the rural background. Since its birth, it has witnessed tremendous growth and recently it has received a three star rating of higher institutions under Karnataka State Universities Rating Framework (KSURF). Besides imparting regular courses, the University is also involved in research and innovation, teaching and providing basic amenities.

Seventeen Departments of Postgraduate Studies and Research in the faculties of Science and Technology, Arts, Commerce and Management; two Constituent Colleges, the University College of Arts and the University College of Science; and more than eighty-six affiliated Colleges constitute the universe of the Tumkur University. 

The University offers PhD Programmes in all the faculties. The research profile of the University includes 62 Research projects from various funding agencies such as Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO), Department of Science and Technology (DST), Science and Engineering Research Board (SERB), UGC, ICSSR, ICHR, Vision Group on Science and Technology (VGST), Government of Karnataka, and the British Council, etc.


To Create A Generation Of Human Resources To Successfully Meet The Global Challenges.

  • To transform guiding vision into action plan through a band of community of teachers who are professionally competent and conscientiously upright.
  • To promote high quality of research for sustainable development of a society.
  • To bridge the gap between academic knowledge and professional skill.
  • To create adequate academic and physical infrastructure for high level performance.
  • To promote and develop outreach and extension activities for disadvantaged groups of society.
  • To introduce reformatory and innovative measures for balanced development.
  • To build institutional networking for knowledge sharing.
  • To initiate action to utilize the information and communication technology system.
  • To institutionalize good governance with proper accountability, transparency and collective participation.
  • To create adequate students support services for effective prosecution of their studies.
  • To promote and develop vocational education, career and life skill development.
  • To initiate and implement such other measures as are necessary for effective functioning of a university.

PG Departments in Tumkur University

Faculty of Arts
  • Kannada
  • English
  • History & Archaeology
  • Economics
  • Political Science
  • Sociology (University Arts College)
  • Mass Communication and Journalism
  • Public Administration
  • Social Work   
Faculty of Science
  • Physics
  • Physics (University College of Science)
  • Chemistry (University College of Science)
  • Organic Chemistry
  • BioChemistry
  • Biotechnology
  • Library and Information Science
  • Environmental Science (University College of  College)
  • Mathematics
  • Botany
  • Zoology
  • Psychology   
Faculty of Commerce and Management
  • Commerce
  • Business Administration

Undergraduate Graduate Departments in Tumkur University

Faculty of Arts
  • Kannada
  • English
  • Economics
  • Fine Arts
  • History
  • Journalism
  • Political Science
  • Sociology
  • Commerce and Management   
Faculty of Science
  • Biochemistry
  • Biotechnology
  • Botany
  • Chemistry
  • Computer Science
  • Electronics
  • Mathematics
  • Microbiology
  • Physics
  • Zoology
Bachelor of Vocational Studies (B.VOC)
Tumkur University is the first University to introduce B.Voc Courses. UGC have given approval to start Bachelor of Vocation in two subjects:
  • Hardware Technology and Networking; and
  • Visual and Applied Arts

Admission in Tumkur University

  • The selection for the UG courses will be done on the basis of academic merit.
  • The admission to PG courses will be based on the counseling process.
  • For MBA and MCA, the admission will be given directly through KEA, Bengaluru.
  • For all the Ph.D. courses, the candidates have to appear for the entrance examination and personal interview.

University Library

The Central Library of the University is well equipped with more than about 4100 books and 36 journals. For the easy access benefits of students and faculty, there is a book bank facility as well. The library has good collection of competitive exam books too.It also provides internet facility to the staff. The library has subscription for journals and magazines, newspapers.

Contact Details

Tumkur University
Vishwavidyanilaya Karyalaya
B.H Road, Tumkur 572103
Karnataka, INDIA

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