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University Education in Karnataka State

Posted by bmsceiaa on November 18, 2006

University Education

The Mysore University (1916) was the first University to be started in Karnataka. (Also see Restoration of Jayalakshmi Vilas Mansion). This was followed by the Karnatak University (1949), the Bangalore University (1964), the Mangalore University (1980), the Gulbarga University (1980), and the Kuvempu University (1987). The two Universities of Agricultural Sciences – the one at Bangalore (1965) and the other at Dharwad (1986), cater to the needs of students aspiring for specialization in the different branches of agriculture. Recently in 1991 Kannada University at Hampi has also been started to promote the study of the Kannada language, art and culture. In Bangalore there are other centres of higher learning like the Indian Statistical Institute (1978), Indian Institute of Science (1911), Indian Institute of Management (1972), the National Law School of India University (1987) and Institute for Social and Economic Change (1972).

Bangalore, Mysore and Gulbarga Universities have been awarded 5 star status by the National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC), an autonomous institution of the University Grants Commission.

The Karnataka Private Medical Colleges Association (K.P.M.C.A), Karnataka Dental Colleges Association (K.P.D.C.A) & Karnataka Un-aided Private Engineering Colleges Association have in their endeavor to offer a “Single Window” approach to students seeking admissions, have evolved a self-imposed discipline in implementing the verdict of the apex court and have embarked on an endeavor to develop an effective, credible and alternative seat selection process for admissions & have decided to form a “Consortium of Private Medical, Dental & Engineering Colleges” named as ‘COMED-K‘.

Law Education

The LLB programme is generally for 3 years and the eligibility criteria is graduation with 50%.

  1. Bangalore has the best law college in India, namely National Law School of India University
  2. Bishop Cotton Women’s Christian Law College, No 19, 3rd Cross, CSI Compound, Bangalore – 560027
  3. B M S College of Law, Bangalore
  4. Dayananda Sagar College of Law, Bangalore
  5. Islamaiah Law College
  6. Karnatak University, Faculty of Law, Pavatenagar, Dharwad – 580003
  7. K G F Law College, Ourgaum
  8. KLE Society’s Law College, II Block Rajajinagar, Bangalore – 560010, Phone: +91-80-2332 4529
  9. M.S.Ramaiah College of Law
  10. Ram Manohar Lohia Law College, No 3, East End ‘D’ main, 9th East Jayanagar, Bangalore – 560069, Phone: +91-80-2634 4234
  11. Sheshadripuram Law College, Separntine Road, Kumarapark West, Bangalore – 560020, Phone: +91-80-3461942
  12. Sri Jagadguru Renukacharya College of Law
  13. University College of Law, Bangalore
  14. Vidyodaya Law College, Tumkur
  15. Vivekananda Law College, 80ft Road, Near GKW factory, Bangalore – 560055
  16. V.V. Pura Law College, K.R. Road, V.V. Puram, Bangalore – 560004, Phone: +91-80-2667 7025

Also see Law School Tutorials


Following are the University level colleges

  1. MS Communication from Bangalore University
  2. MA Journalism from Karnatak University
  3. MA Journalism from Mysore University
  4. MA Journalism from Mangalore University

The following have introduced at the higher education level

  1. Garden City College, Bangalore: BA in Journalism
  2. Indian Institute of Journalism New Media, Bangalore: The curriculum has been developed in association with Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism, New York
  3. Manipal Institute of Communication
  4. Pioneer Media School: offers three one-year postgraduate diploma courses in journalism, corporate communications & event management and television programming. The Centre for Film and Drama in the School offers a PGD course in Film and dramatic arts. The school is located on 5th Floor, Sona Towers, 71, Millers Road, Bangalore- 52
  5. Sri Sri Centre for Media Studies – offers 10 month diploma course in print, online and electronic media.

Speech And Hearing Science

There are just two well known institutions offering degrees in Speech and Hearing Sciences.

  1. Dr. S.R. Chandrasekhar Institute of Speech and Hearing, Bangalore – B.Sc, M.Sc and other courses
  2. All India Institute of Speech And Hearing, Mysore – B.Sc, M.Sc and other courses

Wildlife Biology

For the first time in the country, an MSc course in Wildlife Biology and Conservation has been inaugurated at the National Centre for Biological Sciences at the GKVK campus in the city. (Feb 14, 2004)The course is affiliated to the Manipal Academy of Higher Education and has been launched in association with the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS), New York; Centre for Wildlife Studies (CWS) and NIAS. Applications for the course had been solicited in December.


  • E-learning from CFTRI, Mysore. Contact for more details

Hotel Management

College for Average Students

Name: United Degree Mission College
Affiliated to: Bangalore University
Courses offered: BA, BCom, BBM
Phone: +91-80-2227 8695 The college aims to assist those who are weak economically and haven’t scored very high marks.

Also see: Department of Public Instruction


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