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 all the degree granting institutions and universities in the state.

Autonomous institutions[edit]

Institutes of national importance[edit]

College Location Type Founded
Indian Institute of Astrophysics Bangalore Research 1971
Indian Institute of Information Technology Dharwad Information Technology 2016
Indian Institute of Management Bangalore Bangalore Management 1973
National Institute of Design R&D Campus Bangalore Design 2006
National Institute of Fashion Technology Bangalore Fashion Technology 1997
National Institute of Technology Surathkal Surathkal Engineering 1960



Name Location Type Established
Central University of Karnataka Kadaganchi General 2009


University Location Type Founded University status
BLDE University Bijapur Medicine 1986 2008
Christ University Bangalore General 1969 2008
Indian Institute of Science Bangalore Research 1909 1958
International Institute of Information Technology Bangalore Technology 1999 2005
Jagadguru Sri Shivarathreeshwara University Mysore Medicine 1973 2008
Jain University Bangalore General 1990 2008
Jawaharlal Nehru Centre for Advanced Scientific Research Bangalore Research 1989 2002
K.L.E. Academy of Higher Education and Research Belgaum Medicine 1963 2006
Manipal University Manipal General 1953 1993
NITTE University Mangalore Medicine 1979 2008
Sri Devraj Urs Academy of Higher Education and Research Kolar Medicine 1986 2007
Sri Siddhartha Academy of Higher Education Tumkur General 1979 2008
Swami Vivekananda Yoga Anusandhana Samsthana Bangalore Yoga 2002 2002
Yenepoya University Mangalore Medicine 1991 2008


University[1] Location Type Founded
Bangalore University Bangalore General 1964
Davangere University Davanagere General 2009
Gulbarga University Gulbarga General 1980
Kannada University Hampi Cultural 1992
Karnatak University Dharwad General 1949
Karnataka Folklore University Haveri Folklore 2011
Karnataka State Law University Hubli Law 2009
Karnataka State Dr. Gangubhai Hangal Music and Performing Arts University Mysore Music 2009
Karnataka State Open University Mysore Open University 1996
Karnataka State Women's University Bijapur Women's University 2003
Karnataka Veterinary, Animal and Fisheries Sciences University Bidar Veterinary Sciences 2005
Kuvempu University Shimoga General 1987
Mangalore University Mangalore General 1980
National Law School of India University Bangalore Law 1992
Rajiv Gandhi University of Health Sciences Bangalore Medicine 1996
Rani Channamma University, Belgaum Belgaum General 2010
Tumkur University Tumkur General 2004
University of Agricultural Sciences, Bangalore Bangalore Agriculture 1964
University of Agricultural Sciences, Dharwad Dharwad Agriculture 1986
University of Agricultural Sciences, Raichur Raichur Agriculture 2009
University of Horticultural Sciences, Bagalkot Bagalkot Horticulture 2010
University of Agricultural and Horticultural Sciences, Shivamogga Shimoga Agriculture 2013
University of Mysore Mysore General 1916
Vijayanagara Sri Krishnadevaraya University Bellary General 2010
Visvesvaraya Technological University Belgaum Technical 1999


University[2] Location Founded
Alliance University Bangalore 2010
Azim Premji University Bangalore 2010
CMR University Bangalore 2013
Dayananda Sagar University Bangalore 2014
M S Ramaiah University of Applied Sciences Bangalore 2013
PES University Bangalore 2013
Presidency University Bangalore 2013
Rai Technology University Bangalore 2013
REVA University Bangalore 2013
KLE Technological University Hubballi 2015


  1. ^ "List of State Universities as on 15th Jan, 2013" (PDF). University Grants Council, India. Retrieved 15 January 2013. 
  2. ^ "Public Notice on Private Universities". University Grants Council, India. Retrieved 2 September 2011.