LIFELONG LEARNING ::::: Education for the 21st Century ::::: The Four Pillars of Education is Learning To Know, Learning To Do, Learning To Live Together, Learning To Be


Kuvempu University shall strive to become an international centre of excellence in teaching and research to provide high quality value based education to all through various modes to meet the global challenges.

Foster creativity in teaching learning and research to build a knowledge base and promote quality initiative.

Provide access to education to all.

Develop human resources to meet the societal needs.



Prof. Jogan Shankar

Prof. H.S.Bhojya Naik

Prof. Raja Nayak
Registrar (Evaluation)

Prof. K. N. Chandrashekarappa
Director (I/c), DDE

Dr. Hiremani Naik R
Finance Officer
Dr. R.H. Walmiki
Librarian (I/c)


Dr. Rajaram R Hegde
Faculty of Arts
Prof. M. B. Shivanna
Faculty of Science & Technology
Dr. S.M.Prakash
Faculty of Education
Dr. Hiremani Naik R
Faculty of Commerce
Prof. Ashok R Patil
Faculty of Law
Dr. D. Abdul Budan
Faculty of Engineering
Prof. A. Ramegowda
Students Welfare

Kuvempu University is one of the youngest affiliating Universities in Karnataka. Established in 1987, it is a University with a distinctive academic profile, blending in itself commitment to rural ethos and a modern spirit. It has 50 Post-Graduate departments of studies in the faculties of Arts, Science, Commerce, Education and Law. The University has 133 affiliated colleges under its jurisdiction spread over 4 districts of Shimoga, Chitradurga, Chikmagalur and Davanagere. It also has four constituent colleges and outlying regional Post-Graduate centre at Davanagere.

The academic life on the campus is vibrant and exciting with seminars, symposia, special lectures and workshops throughout the year. Both the conventional and non-conventional courses of study have updated syllabi responsive to the needs of the contemporary society and the research orientation are innovative, original and directed to societal needs. The main campus is in the lap of a lush, picturesque locale providing the right ambience for University education. Indeed, Kuvempu University is a place one would love to be associated with.

Jnana Sahyadri, the main campus of Kuvempu University is located at Shankaraghatta at a distance of 28 kms. from Shimoga town, the district head quarters and 18 kms. from Bhadravathi, the well known industrial town. The campus is only 2 kms. from the magnificent Bhadra Reservoir across the river Bhadra, one of the important life lines of the area. The main buildings of the University have been constructed on a small hillock, thus blending naturally with the landscape. The campus sprawls over an area of 230 acres. The entire campus area is free from any form of pollution including noise pollution. There is no exaggeration in saying that the undisturbed and pleasing atmosphere on the campus makes it ideally suited for the pursuit of higher education. The main campus can be reached by using the public/ private bus services, from Shimoga, Bhadravathi and Tarikere towns which are close to the campus and are well connected by rail.

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