List of institutions of higher education in Karnataka

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There are many universities offering academic degrees in the Indian state of Karnataka. This page makes a listing of the universities and colleges affiliated to them.



University[1] Location Type Founded
Central University of Karnataka Gulbarga -


University[2] Location Type Founded
Bangalore University Bangalore Affiliating University 1886
Visvesvaraya Technological University Belgaum Engineering and Architecture University 1999
National Law School of India University Bangalore Law University 1992
Karnatak University Dharwad Affiliating University 1949 in Mumbai, shifted to Dharwad in 1950
University of Mysore Mysore Affiliating University 1916
Kuvempu University Shankaraghatta Affiliating University 1987
Mangalore University Mangalore Affiliating University 1980
Tumkur University Tumkur Affiliating University 2004
Gulbarga University Gulbarga Affiliating University 1980
Davangere University Davanagere Affiliating University 2009
Kannada University Hampi - 1992
Karnataka Veterinary, Animal and Fisheries Sciences University Bidar Veterinary University
Karnataka State Law University Hubli Law University 2009
Karnataka Folklore University, Haveri Haveri Folklore 2011
Karnataka State Music University, Mysore Mysore Music University 2009
Rani Channamma University, Belgaum Belgaum Affiliating University 2010
Karnataka State Open University Mysore Open University 1996
Karnataka State Women's University Bijapur Women's University 2003
Vijayanagara Sri Krishnadevaraya University Bellary - 2010
University of Agricultural Sciences, Dharwad Dharwad Agricultural University 1986
University of Agricultural Sciences, Bangalore Bangalore Agricultural University 1964
Rajiv Gandhi University of Health Sciences Bangalore University of Medical Sciences 1996
University of Agricultural Sciences, Raichur Raichur University of Agricultural Sciences 2009
University of Horticultural Sciences, Bagalkot Bagalkot University of Horticultural Sciences 2010
University of Agricultural and Horticultural Sciences, Shimoga Shimoga Agricultural University 2013


University[3] Location Founded
Alliance University Bangalore 2010
Azim Premji University Bangalore 2010
PES University Bangalore 2013
REVA University Bangalore 2013
Presidency University Bangalore 2013
M S Ramaiah University of Applied Sciences Bangalore 2013
Rai Technology University Bangalore 2013


University[4] Location Type Founded Deemed status notified in
Indian Institute of Science Bangalore Science and Technology University 1909 1958
B.L.D.E. University Bijapur - 2008
International Institute of Information Technology Bangalore Information Technology 1999 2005
Christ University Bangalore - 2008
Jain University Bangalore - 2008
Yenepoya University Mangalore - 1991 2008
NITTE University Mangalore - 2008
Sri Siddhartha Academy of Higher Education Tumkur - 2008
Sri Devraj Urs Academy of Higher Education and Research Kolar - 2007
K.L.E. Academy of Higher Education and Research Belgaum - 2006
Jagadguru Sri Shivarathreeshwara University Mysore - 2008
Jawaharlal Nehru Centre for Advanced Scientific Research Bangalore Research University 2002
Manipal Academy of Higher Education Manipal - 1953 1993
National Institute of Mental Health and Neuro Sciences Bangalore Neuroscience University 1994
Swami Vivekananda Yoga Anusandhana Samsthana Bangalore - 2002


State University affiliated[edit]

This section contains links to the lists of colleges affiliated to each university. All the universities listed below are affiliating universities.

Private colleges[edit]

Institute of National Importance[edit]

College Location Type Founded
Indian Institute of Astrophysics Bangalore Research University 1786
Indian Institute of Management Bangalore Bangalore Management University 1973
National Institute of Technology Surathkal Surathkal Engineering college 1960



  1. ^ "Central Universities". University Grants Council, India. Retrieved 2 September 2011. 
  2. ^ "List of State Universities as on 15th Jan, 2013" (PDF). University Grants Council, India. Retrieved 15 January 2013. 
  3. ^ "Public Notice on Private Universities". University Grants Council, India. Retrieved 2 September 2011. 
  4. ^ "List of Institutions which have been declared as Deemed to be Universities (As on 23rd June, 2008) under section 3 of the UGC Act 1956 by Ministry of Human Resource Development, Government of India, along with their MHRD/UGC approved Off-Campus(s)/ Institution(s) under Ambit/Off-Shore Campus(s)". University Grants Council, India. Retrieved 2 September 2011.