Mangalore University

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Mangalore University
Motto Knowledge Is Light
Type Public
Established 1980
Chancellor Shri Vajubhai Vala
Vice-Chancellor Prof. K Byrappa
Location Konaje, Karnataka, India
Coordinates: 12°48′56.72″N 74°55′26.67″E / 12.8157556°N 74.9240750°E / 12.8157556; 74.9240750
Campus Urban
Affiliations UGC

Mangalore University (MU) is a public university in Konaje, Mangalore, Karnataka, India. MU has jurisdiction over the districts of Dakshina Kannada, Udupi and Kodagu.[1] The university imparts higher education in field of arts, commerce, science, law and management. In the eighties and early nineties, prestigious engineering colleges such as the Manipal Institute of Technology and the National Institute of Technology Surathkal were affiliated to Mangalore University. These colleges have since been granted deemed university status by the Government of India and therefore are no longer affiliated to Mangalore University. The university still has several good colleges in the area affiliated to it.


Mangalore University campus is located at Mangalagangothri 21 km from Mangalore on the southern side.


Vice chancellors
  • B. Sheik Ali, 1980–1985
  • K. M. Safeeulla, 1985-1989
  • M. I. Savadatti, 1989–1995
  • S. Gopal, 1995–2001
  • B. Hanumaiah, 2001–2005[2]
  • Thimme Gowda, 2005–2006 (acting, three months)[3]
  • K. M. Kaveriappa, 2006–2010[4]
  • K. K. Achary, 2010 (acting, two months)
  • T. C. Shivashankara Murthy, 2010–2014[5]
  • K.Byrappa, 2014

The previous undivided Dakshina Kannada (South canara) district was under jurisdiction of University of Mysore. In the early 1970s there was a growing demand for a local university. A post graduation centre of Mysore university was set up in the late 1970s at Mangaluru. To satisfy the demand for separate university Mangalore University was set up on September 10, 1980. The engineering and medicine disciplines were later transferred to Visvesvaraya Technological University and Rajiv Gandhi University of Health Sciences of Karnataka respectively. In 1993, the Manipal associated colleges were transferred to Manipal University.


As of January 2008, the university had 25 post-graduate departments on the campus, two constituent colleges, four law, 13 education, five autonomous and 119 affiliated colleges/institutions.

It is the first university in the country to start Bachelor's degree programmes in Hotel Management & Tourism, Fashion Design, Apparel/Garment Design, Leather Design & Technology, and Human Resource Development and post-graduate programmes in Computer Software and Yogic Sciences.


6.Prof K Byrappa is Mangalore University Vice Chancellor

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