|Motto||ಬೋಧನೆ ರಲ್ಲಿ ಫಾಸ್ಟರ್ ಕ್ರಿಯೆಟಿವಿಟಿ|
|Motto in English||"Foster Creativity in Teaching"|
Governor of Karnataka
|Location||Shimoga, Karnataka, India
230 acres (93 ha) (Main campus)
|Sports||Football, cricket, basketball, hockey, tennis, swimming, etc.|
|Affiliations||UGC, NAAC, AIU|
Kuvempu University is a public state university located in Shimoga, Karnataka, India. It was established in 1987 by the act of the Karnataka state legislature through an amendment No.28/1976 dated 29 January 1989 under the Karnataka State University Act 1976. The university offers undergraduate and graduate degree programs in wide range of disciplines. It occupies 230 acres (0.93 km2) of land. The university was recognized by the UGC in 1994 and is a member of the Association of Indian Universities (AIU).
The university has its headquarters at Jnana Sahyadri Campus, Shimoga. Its campus is called Jnana Sahyadri, which means The Sahyadri of knowledge. It has as university jurisdiction over malnad districts of Shimoga and Chikmagalur, through which the Sahyadri mountain ranges pass. It also covers districts of Davangere and Chitradurga. The campus sprawls across an area of 230 acres.
- 1 History
- 2 Campus
- 3 Academics
- 4 Schools and departments
- 4.1 School of Languages, Literature and Fine Arts
- 4.2 School of Social Sciences
- 4.3 School of Economics and Business Studies
- 4.4 School of Physical Sciences
- 4.5 School of Chemical Sciences
- 4.6 School of Bio Sciences
- 4.7 School of Earth Science and Environmental Sciences
- 4.8 Department of Law
- 4.9 Department of Education
- 4.10 Research centre
- 5 Colleges
- 6 Student life
- 7 See also
- 8 References
- 9 External links
Established on 29th June, 1987, Kuvempu University is the youngest of the affiliating Universities in Karnataka State. It has been named after the great Kannada writer, Kuvempu, Jnanpith laureate, doyen of Kannada literature. He was native of Shimoga district and also vice-chancellor of University of Mysore. Kuvempu also hailed from the Malenadu region of this area.
Kuvempu University, comprising the Shivamogga and Chikkamagalur districts, has been the epicenter of a majority of religious, cultural and social movements of Karnataka. The farmers, the dalit and the socialist movements of Karnataka in the twentieth century were also born here.
The education jurisdiction of Kuvempu University spreads over four districts of Shimoga, Chitradurga, Chikmagalur and Davangere. It also has outlying regional Post-Graduate centres at Davangere and Kadur. The university offers conventional and non-conventional courses.
Main campus of the university Jnana Sahayadri is at Shankaraghatta, 28 km from Shimoga town. The campus, spread over an area of 230 acres (0.93 km2), is built on a hillock, seamlessly blending with the surrounding area. Shivagangotri campus, sprawling over 73 acres (300,000 m2), is located at Tholahunase, 8 km from Davangere.
The logo of the university has a mythical animal with the trunk of an elephant and the body of a bird (supposed that of a swan). This mythical animal, called Gajahamsa (Gaja+Hamsa), is commonly found in the Vijayanagara and the Keladi sculpture and temple art. Symbolically it is supposed to be combination of knowledge and wealth. Lakshmi, the devi (goddess) of wealth, has an elephant as her vehicle. Saraswati, the devi of knowledge or education, uses a swan as her vehicle. Gajahamsa is a combination of these two animals.
The academic life on the campus includes seminars, symposia, special lectures and workshops. Conventional and non-conventional course of study have updated syllabi responsive to the needs of contemporary society. The research orientation is innovative, original and directed to societal needs.
The campus area is free of pollution including noise pollution. The main buildings of the university have been constructed on a small hill and blend naturally into the landscape.
Jnana Sahyadi, the main campus of Kuvempu University, is at Shankaraghatta at a distance of 28 km from Shimoga town, the district headquarters, and 18 km from Bhadravathi, the well-known industrial town. The campus is only 2 km from the magnificent Bhadra Reservoir across the river Bhadra, one of the important lifelines of the area. The campus sprawls over an area of 230 acres (0.93 km2). The main campus can be reached by private bus service. Shimoga, Bhadravathi and Tarikere towns are close to the campus and are well connected by rail.
The administrative building, Kuvempu Shathamanothsava Bhavan, on the main Jnana Sahyadri campus, houses almost all the offices of the university including the office and secretariat of the vice-chancellor and the registrar, human resource management, development, academic, finance section, SC-ST and OBC cells, planning, monitory and evaluation board, etc. The examination, Directorate of Distance Education are located in Parikshanga - Doora Shikshana Bhavan. All these offices are fully equipped with computers.
The university has 59 post-graduate departments of studies in the faculties of Arts, Science, Commerce, Education and Law offering 45 post-graduate (PG) programmes, four PG diplomas and one undergraduate programme. There are many colleges affiliated to this university offering undergraduate courses in the above-mentioned faculties.
The academic wedge on the main campus houses the post-graduate departments of studies in English, Political Science, Hindi, Sanskrit, Urdu, MSW, Economics, Sociology, English Language Teaching, Journalism and Mass Communication.
Library & Information Science is in the Library departments and in Computer Science Departments Mathematics, MCA and Electronics. Pharmaceutical Chemistry has started on the premises of Govt. Junior College.
A new Post-Graduate Centre at Kadur started from the academic year 2007-08 with three courses: Master of Business Economics (MBE), Master of Business Administration (MBA) and M.Sc. To establish the PG Centre at Kadur, the State Government allotted 65 acres (260,000 m2) of land adjacent to Kadur town and released Rs.2 crore for the development of the P.G. Centre.
B.D.T. as it is known popularly, was started in 1951 as Government B.D.T. College of Engineering with only one branch: Civil Engineering. Subsequently other branches viz Mechanical Engineering, Electrical & Electronics Engineering, Electronics and Communication Engineering, Computer Science and Engineering, Instrumentation Technology and Industrial Production Engineering were started with the total annual intake of 390. A post-graduate course in Production Engineering Systems Technology was started in 1987 with an intake of 25. Seven other PG courses are being offered from 2003-04.
B.D.T. College of Engineering was named for the famous B.T. family who generously donated rupees 1.5 lakh toward the construction of the main building. The Maharaja of Mysore Sri Jayachamaraja Wodeyar Bahadur laid the foundation stone on 7 April 1951 and inaugurated the building on 24 September 1956. In due course, the college was transferred from the Government to Kuvempu University in 1992 and, accordingly, the name was changed to University B.D.T. College of Engineering.
College of Fine Arts at Davangere
The College of Fine Arts at Davangere offers courses of applied nature in many Fine Arts subjects. The faculty of the college includes some of the known artists.[who?] The college offers instructions leading to B.F.A. degrees. From the academic year 2003-04 M.F.A. degrees in Painting and Applied Art, and Certificate Course in Computer photography have been introduced.
Kuvempu University started courses under the distance education scheme on the lines of IGNOU from the academic year 2002-03. This open university would provides M.A., M.Sc, M.Com. Information Technology Courses are also on offer including B.Sc IT and M.Sc IT. A B.Sc ITIM course that focuses on IT Infrastructure Management, was fairly recently introduced by the University in Distance Mode. This is aligned to the needs of the rapidly growing IMS Industry.
The library offers facilities for reading, borrowing, and reference to the students, teachers and research scholars of all departments. Over 70,000 books and 4,000 archived periodicals are available. The library has kept pace with technology by introducing a CD-ROM database and Internet and e-mail facilities. The library provides facilities for self-directed student learning outside standard university hours.
National Service Scheme (NSS)
Kuvempu University NSS section is a part of the Karnataka State. There is a programme coordinator whose office is presently housed in front of the Sahyadri College, Shimoga. The NSS wing provides training to the under-graduate students by organising annual camps, national camps and socially useful programmes. It also coordinates the adult literacy programmes in which the students participate actively. The Post-Graduate unit of NSS has students from the Post-Graduate departments on the campus. It is supervised by a co-ordinator (from the faculty) and his team.
Employment Information and Management Departments
To help students plan their career and seek placement, the Employment Information and Guidance Bureau has been established on the campus. It functions under the supervision of a director who is from the faculty and assisted by the deputy chief and assistant chief who are appointed by the government. The Bureau circulates information regarding employment opportunities, competitive examinations, UGC JRF and National Eligibility Test, State Level Eligibility Test, etc.
It also organises employment counseling sessions. The post-graduate students, on completion of their P.G. degrees are required to register at the Bureau. To inspire the student community to prepare for rigorous examinations, the Bureau organises free coaching classes for various competitive examinations such as Indian Administrative Service, K.A.S., Banking and Staff Selection Commission.
Schools and departments
School of Languages, Literature and Fine Arts
- Department of Kannada
- Department of English
- Department of Hindi
- Department of Urdu
- Department of Sanskrit
- Department of Fine Arts
School of Social Sciences
- Department of Sociology
- Department of Political Science
- Department of History and Archaeology
- Department of Social Work (Jnana Sahyadri Campus) (Shivagangotri Campus)
- Department of Journalism and Mass Communication
- Department of Adult Continuing Education and Field Outreach
School of Economics and Business Studies
- Department of Economics (Jnana Sahyadri Campus) (Jnana Sahyadri Campus) (Shivagangotri Campus)
- Department of Business Economics (MBE) (P.G. Centre, Kadur)
- Department of Commerce (Jnana Sahyadri Campus) (Shivagangotri Campus)
- Department of Accounting and Finance
- Department of Business Administration (Jnana Sahyadri Campus) (Shivagangotri Campus)(P.G. Centre, Kadur)
- Department of Tourism Administration
- Department of Master of Banking, Finance and Insurance
School of Physical Sciences
- Department of Mathematics
- Department of Computer Sciences
- Department of Computer Applications (MCA)
- Department of Industrial Mathematics and Computer Applications
- Department of Physics
- Department of Electronics
- Department of Library and Information Science
School of Chemical Sciences
- Department of Chemistry
- Department of Industrial Chemistry
- Department of Biochemistry (Jnana Sahyadri Campus) (Shivagangotri Campus)
- Department of Organic Chemistry
- Department of Analytical Chemistry
- Department of Pharmaceutical Chemistry
School of Bio Sciences
- Department of Applied Zoology
- Department of Wild Life Management
- Department of Applied Botany
- Department of Biotechnology
- Department of Bioinformatics
- Department of Microbiology (Jnana Sahyadri Campus) (Shivagangotri Campus)
- Department of Clinical Psychology
School of Earth Science and Environmental Sciences
- Department of Applied Geology
- Department of Remote Sensing Application
- Department of Water Management and water harvesting
- Department of Environmental Science
- Department of LL.M (Business Law)
- Department of Education (Jnana Sahyadri Campus) (Shivagangotri Campus)
- Department of Physical Education
The University has 184 affiliated colleges, five constituent colleges (one is autonomous) and other three autonomous colleges, five B.P.Ed. colleges, six law colleges. It offers postgraduate courses and research programmes (Ph.D.)in faculty of art, commerce and science. Karnataka State and has in its ambit 50 postgraduate departments, four constituent colleges and 133 affiliated colleges offering graduate-level courses in disciplines catering to the education needs of more than 50,000 students. There are five medical colleges, three engineering colleges and one management college. All the colleges belong in the districts of Shimoga, Dharwad, Belgaum, Bijapur District, Davangere, Chitradurga, Bagalkot, Holalkere, Ajjampura, Hosadurga and Jagalur were affiliated to Kuvempu University.
Sahyadri Arts and Science Colleges and Sahyadri Science College, erstwhile Government institutions are now constituent colleges of Kuvempu University. These premiere colleges of this region have completed 66 years of existence. Among the celebrities who are alumni of the colleges are Dr. U.R. Ananthamurthy, Jnana Peetha Awardee, Prof. C.N.R. Rao, eminent scientist, Sri K.V. Subbanna, Magsaysay Awardee and others. The Sahyadri Science College has become autonomous from 2006-07. The Diamond Jubilee Building constructed with partial financial support of the alumni association includes a well-equipped seminar hall inaugurated by Prof. CNR Rao & named as Prof. CNR Rao Hall.
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