List of Universities in Karnataka

Karnataka is one of the tourist cities in India that has many historical monuments, temples, and gardens. Not just the geographical sites, the city is quite famous for having an abundance of silk or the fragrance of sandalwood. Bangalore is the capital city of Karnataka and a center in Information Technology (IT) which is considered to be the fastest-growing industry in the world. Karnataka has a large number of certified colleges, old & reputed universities, and research centers of excellence are based in this region. 

Universities in Karnataka offer a wide range of programs that include undergraduate, postgraduate, doctorate, and integrated courses in various fields. Besides regular courses, it also engages its students by imparting education by offering short-term programs for specialization. Some of the Universities in Karnataka provides campus facility and has placement cell to assist the graduates in securing jobs in the reputed companies.

Following is the list of Universities in Karnataka that falls into four categories namely:

  1. State Universities
  2. Central Universities
  3. Deemed Universities
  4. Autonomous Universities

Based on your educational background, you can start applying for your chosen program. For some courses such as engineering, architecture, and medical, aspirants will need to clear the state-level entrance exams.

Table 1: List of State Universities in Karnataka.

Sl No

Name of State University

Established year

Courses offered

Location

Approved by

1

Bangalore University, Bangalore

July 1964

BA, BFA, B.Sc., BCA, B.Lib.Sc., B.Com, BBM, BHM, BIAS, BBF, LLB, BA LLB, B.Ed., B.P.Ed., B.Ed., B.E., B.Arch, B.Sc.-M.Sc., MA, MPA, MSW, MVA, M.Sc., MCA, M.L.I.Sc., M.Voc, M.Com, MBA, M.Ed., M.P.Ed., LLM, M.Tech, M.Arch, PG Diploma, Diploma, and Certificate

Bengaluru, Karnataka

University Grants Commission (UGC) and is accredited by the NAAC with Grade ‘A’

2

Davangere University

18th August 2009

BA, B.Sc., B.Com, BBA, B.Ed., BCA, BSW, MA, M.Sc., M.Com, MBA, M.Ed., PGD, D.Ed, and MSW

Davangere, Karnataka, India

UGC, AICTE and NCRTE

3

Gulbarga University

1980

BA, B.Sc., B.Com, BBA, B.Ed., BCA, PGD, BVA, PGDCA, B.P.Ed., BAMS, Dual degree, MA, M.Sc., M.Com, MVA, M.Ed., MSW, LLM, MBA, MCA, M.Lib.I.Sc., MD, M.P.Ed., MCJ, Diploma, M.Phil, and Ph.D.

Sedam Road, Jnana Ganga, Gulbarga, Karnataka

University Grants Commission (UGC)

4

Kannada University, Hampi

1991

Bachelor of Music (Hindustani Gayana), Bachelor of Visual Arts in Painting, Bachelor of Visual Arts in Sculpture, MA & Ph.D. Integrated programs, MVA, Master of Music (Hindustani Gayana), MA, M.Phil, Ph.D., D.Lit, and PG Diploma

Vidyaranya, Hospet, Hampi, Karnataka

UGC and AIU

5

Karnataka University, Dharwad

1949

M.Com, LLM, M.Ed., M.P.Ed., MTA, PG Diploma, Advanced Diploma, Diploma, and certificate

Pavate Nagar, Dharwad, Karnataka State

University Grants Commission (UGC)

6

Karnataka State Women University

2003

B.P.Ed., M.Com, MA, M.Sc., MSW, M.Phil, and Ph.D.

Bijapur, Karnataka

University Grants Commission (UGC)

7

Kuvempu University

1987

BA, B.Sc., B.Com, BBA, BCA, B.Ed., BSW, BA LLB, BFA, B.Lib.I.Sc., BMS, B.P.Ed., LLB, MA, M.Sc., M.Com, MBA, PGD, LLM, M.Lib.I.Sc., BMS, B.P.Ed., Diploma, MCA, M.Ed., M.P.Ed., MSW, and M.Phil

Shankaragatta, Karnataka

UGC, NAAC, AIU, and ACU

8

Karnataka Veterinary, Animal & Fisheries Sciences University

10 February 2004

B.E./B.Tech, B.F.Sc., M.V.Sc., M.F.Sc., M.E./M.Tech, MBA, and Ph.D.

Nandinagar, Bidar, Karnataka

University Grants Commission (UGC)

9

Karnataka State Law University

January 2009

LLB, BA LLB, BBA LLB, B.Com LLB, LLM, PGD, Diploma, and Dual degree

Sutagatti Road, Navanagar, Hubli, Karnataka

Bar Council of India

10

Karnataka Open University

1st June 1996

BA, B.L.I.Sc., B.Com, MA, MBA, and M.Sc.

University Of Mysore Campus, Mysuru, Mysuru, Mukhtagangotri, Karnataka

Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD)

11

Mangalore University

10th of September 1980

BA, B.Sc., B.Com, BBA, BCA, B.Ed., BSW, PGD, B.Voc, BHM, B.ASLP, BVA, PGDCA, B.P.Ed., BA LLB, BBA LLB, BHMCT, LLB, M.Sc., M.Com, MA, MSW, MBA, MCA, M.Ed., MVA, M.P.Ed., LLM, M.ASLP, M.Lib.I.Sc., Diploma, M.Phil, and Ph.D.

Konaje, Mangaluru, Karnataka, India

UGC and Grade ”A” by NAAC

12

University Of Mysore (UoM)

July 27, 1916

BA, B.Sc., B.Com, BBA, BCA, PGD, B.Ed., Dual degree, B.Des, B.P.Ed., BSW, B.ASLP, B.Voc, BA LLB, B.Arch, B.Com LLB, B.Ed. Spl. Ed, BFA, B.Plan, BTTM, BFD, M.Sc., MA, M.Com, MBA, MSW, M.E./M.Tech, MCA, M.Ed., M.P.Ed., LLM, M.Arch, M.ASLP, M.Ed.Spl.Ed, MFA, MS, MTM, Diploma, M.Phil, and Ph.D.

Mysore, Karnataka

University Grants Commission (UGC) and Bar Council of India

13

National law School of India University

29 August 1987

BA LLB (Hons), LLM, Master of Public Policy, Ph.D. in law, Pn.D. Interdisciplinary program, Integrated Ph.D. program in Public Policy, Doctor of laws, Online, and Hybrid programs

Teachers Colony, Chandra Layout, Bengaluru, Karnataka

University Grants Commission (UGC) and Bar Council of India

14

Rajiv Gandhi University of Health Sciences, Karnataka

1994

MBBS, BDS, BAMS, BHMS, B.Pharmacy, B.Sc. Nursing, Post Basic B.Sc. Nursing, BOT, BHA, BPH, B.ASLP, MS/MD, DM/M.Ch., MDS, PG Ayurved, PG Unani, M.Sc., M.Sc.-MLT, M.Sc. Perfusion Technology, Master in Hospital Administration, MPT, and Diploma

4th T Block East, Pattabhirama Nagar, Jayanagar, Bengaluru, Karnataka

Institute of Medical Sciences

15

Tumkur University

2004

BA, B.Sc., B.Com, BBA, BCA, B.Ed., BSW. PGD, B.Voc, MA, M.Sc., M.Com, MSW, MS, MBA, MCA, MTTM, and MVA

Vishwavidyanilaya Karyalaya, Bengaluru – Honnavar road, Venkatesh Rao Colony, Tumakuru, Karnataka

UGC and accredited by NAAC ‘B’ grade

16

University of Agricultural Sciences, Bangalore

21 August 1964

B.Sc. (Hons), B.E/B.Tech, M.Sc., and Ph.D.

Bellary road, Vignana Kendra, Bengaluru, Karnataka

UGC and ICAR

17

University of Agricultural Sciences, Dharwad

October 1, 1986

B.Sc., MBA, M.Sc. (Agriculture), M.H.Sc., M.Sc. (Forestry), M.Sc. (Agri), M.H.Sc., Diploma, and certificate

Dharwad, Karnataka

UGC, ICAR, and AICTE

18

Visvesvaraya Technological University, Belgaum

2 April 1998

B.E./B.Tech, B.Arch, BBA, B.Com, BCA, BHM, B.Plan. B.Sc. (Hons), B.Sc., M.Sc., MBA, Diploma, MCA, MS, M.Arch, and PGD

Jnana Sangama, VTU Main road, Visvesvaraya Technological University, Machhe, Belgaum, Karnataka

University Grants Commission (UGC)

Table 2: List of Central Universities in Karnataka.

Sl No

Name of Central Universities

Established year

Courses offered

Location

Approved

1

Central University of Karnataka

2009

BA (Hons), B.Sc. (Hons), BBA, B.E./B.Tech, B.Sc., BA, B.Ed., MA, M.Sc., MBA, M.E./M.Tech, LLM, MCA, M.Com, MPA, MSW, M.Phil, and Ph.D.

Kadaganchi, Karnataka

UGC and AIU

 Table 3: List of Deemed Universities in Karnataka.

Sl No

Name of Deemed Universities

Established year

Courses offered

Location

Approved

1

BLDE (Deemed to be University)

1910

MBBS, MD/MS, Diploma, M.Sc., M.Ch (Urology), Fellowship programs, and Certificate courses

Smt Bangaramma Sajjan Campus, B M patil road, Vijayapura

University Grants Commission (UGC)

2

Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore

1909

B.Sc., M.Sc. + Ph.D., M.Tech, MMS, M.Des, and Ph.D.

CV Raman road, Bengalore, Karnataka

ACU; UGC; AIU, and NAAC

3

International Institute of Information Technology, Bangalore

1999

M.Tech CSE, M.Tech ECE, Master of Science (Digital Society), Integrated M.Tech, and Master of Science By Research/ Doctor of Philosophy

26/C, Electronics City, Hosur Road, Bengaluru

UGC, NAAC, and AICTE

4

Jagadguru Sri Shivarathreeswara University

28 May 2008

MBBS, B.Sc., BDS, B.Pharm, B.Pharm (Lateral Entry), B.Pharm (Practice), B.Sc., BBA, B.Sc. (Yoga), M.Phil, M.Sc., MD/MS, MPH, PG Diploma, DM/M.Ch., and Certificate courses

Sri Shivarathreeshwara Nagara, Bannimantap, Mysuru, Karnataka

UGC, MHRD, and accredited by NAAC with A+ Grade

5

Jawaharlal Nehru Centre for Advanced Scientific Research, Jakkur Campus

1989

Ph.D./MS (Eng)/MS (Research), Integrated Ph.D., master’s program in Chemistry, and PGDMS

Rachenahalli Lake road, Jakkur, Bengaluru, Karnataka

University Grants Commission (UGC)

6

K.L.E. Academy of Higher Education and Research, Belagavi

2006

B.Sc., BPH, M.Sc., MPH, MHA, and fellowship program

JNMC Campus, Nehru Nagar, Belgaum, Karnataka

UGC and ‘A’ Grade by NAAC

7

Manipal Academy of Higher Education

1953

B.E./B.Tech, B.Sc., BBA, B.Des, BA, MBBS, B.Arch, B.ASLP, B.Com, BDS, BOT, B.Optom, BPT, B.Pharma, BHM, M.Sc., MD, M.E./M.Tech, PGD, MDS, MPT, MA, M.Pharma, MS, DM, MBA, M.Ch., MOT, M.Arch, B.Pharma, M.Com, M.Des, M.Optom, Pharm.D, MCA, MHA, MHM, M.Lib.I.Sc., MPH, MSW, Diploma, M.Phil, and Ph.D.

Tiger Circle Road, Madhav Nagar, Manipal, Karnataka

ISO 14001:2004 organization and UGC

8

National Institute of Mental Health & Neuro Sciences

1847

DM, M.Phil, M.Sc., M.Ch., MD, and MPH

Hosur Road, near Bangalore Milk Dairy, Hombegowda Nagar, Bengaluru, Karnataka

University Grants Commission (UGC)

9

NITTE University, Mangalore

June 2008

MBBS, B.Sc., B.Sc. Nursing, B.Sc. (Honours), BDS, BPT, B.Pharm, MD/MS, M.Ch., M.Sc., MPH, MHAHSM, M.Sc. (Nursing), GNM, Post Basic B.Sc. Nursing, Post Basic Diploma in Dialysis Nursing, MA, D.Pharma, Pharm.D, Pharm.D, M.Pharm, MPT, MDS, and Ph.D.

6th Floor, University Enclave, Medical Sciences Complex, Deralakatte, Mangalore, Karnataka

Government of India, Ministry of Human Resource Development, UGC, and NAAC

10

Sri Devaraj Urs Academy of Higher Education and Research

1986

MBBS, B.Sc., MS/MD, Diploma, PG Diploma, and Ph.D.

Tamaka, Kolar, Karnataka

ISO 9001-2000, NAAC, and UGC

11

Sri Siddhartha Academy of Higher Education

30 May 2008

B.E./B.Tech, MBBS, BDS, MD/MS, M.E./M.Tech, MDS, and MCA

Hanumanthapura, Karnataka

University Grants Commission (UGC)

12

Swami Vivekananda Yoga Anusandhana Samsthana

2002

YIC-Yoga Instructor Course, B.Sc., M.Sc., MBA, BNYS, MD, Post Graduate Diploma, Post Graduate Yoga Diploma, SMET, and Ph.D.

Prashanti Kutiram, Vivekananda Road, Kalluballu Post, Jigani, Anekal, Bengalore

University Grants Commission (UGC)

13

Yenepoya University

2008

MBBS, BDS, BPT, Basic/Post Basic B.Sc., BHMS, BAMS, BPH, MDS, MD/MS, MHA, GNM, M.Sc., Postgraduate diploma, and certificate

University road, Deralakatte Mangalore

Government of India, Ministry of Human Resource Development, and UGC

14

Christ University

1969

B.E./B.Tech, BA, B.Sc., BBA, BA (Hons), B.Com (Hons), BA LLB, B.Arch, BBA LLB, BCA, B.Ed., BHM, B.Sc. (Hons), Dual degree, PGD, M.Sc., MA, MBA, M.E./M.Tech, LLM, MSW, Executive MBA, MCA, M.Com, and M.Phil

Hosur Road, Bhavani Nagar, S.G. Palya, Bengalore, Karnataka

University Grants Commission (UGC)

15

Jain University

2009

B.E./B.Tech, B.Sc., BCA, BA (Hons), BBA, B.Com (Hons), BMS, B.Com, B.Sc. (Hons), BA, B.Des, Dual degree, PGD, B.Voc, MBA, M.Sc., M.E./M.Tech, MA, M.Com, MCA, PGD, M.Des, MPA, MMS, M.Phil, and Ph.D.

44/4, District Fund Road, Behind Big Bazaar, Jayanagara 9th Block, Bengalore, Karnataka

Government of India, Ministry of Human Resource Development, UGC, and NAAC

Table 4: List of Autonomous Universities in Karnataka.

Sl No

Name of Autonomous University

Established year

Courses offered

Location

Ranking

1

Indian Institute of Technology, Dharwad

2016

B.E., M.E., and Ph.D.

Dharwad, Karnataka, India

Ranked 4th best University by NIRF 2020

2

Indian Institute of Information Technology, Dharwad

2015

B.E., and Doctor Of Philosophy [Ph.D]

Dharwad , Karnataka , India

4th best University by NIRF 2020

3

Indian Institute of Management Bangalore (IIMB)

1973

MBA in Business Analytics, Post Graduate Diploma in Business Analytics, and Doctor Of Philosophy [Ph.D]

Bilekahalli, Bengalore

Ranked second-best among 100 Business schools in India as per NIRF 2020 Ranking System

4

National Institute of Technology, Surathkal

1960

B.E., M.E., MBA, MCA, M.Sc., and Ph.D.

Surathkal, Karnataka

Ranked 21st in the Engineering category by NIRF 2019

Why choose Karnataka as a study destination?

There are a lot of things to consider before choosing a particular city for a study plan and career avenues. We’ve listed some of the reasons why you should choose Karnataka state as your favored study destination.

  • Karnataka state has the highest number of foreign students enrolled in universities.
  • The strong reason why many international students are choosing Karnataka state to pursue higher education is that it has easy access to institutions, no racism, quality education, and industrial exposure.
  • Students get to explore IT and services-based industries.
  • Recently, Karnataka has topped the innovation index leaving behind Maharashtra, Tamil Nadu, Telangana, Kerala, and other states.
  • As it is an industrial-hub city, students can get easily internship opportunities and part-time jobs as well.
  • Graduates get complete career guidance and support from the reputed universities.
  • Unlike other states, the fee structure for various courses is affordable.
  • The city offers free bus passes to all students.
  • The Government of Karnataka offers free education for girls.
  • There is high potential growth of micro, small, and medium industries in the urban and rural districts of Karnataka state.

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Best of luck, folks!