Established about ninety years ago, the first university in Karnataka and one of the earliest established universities in the country, Mysore University is known for its innovative academic initiatives like Third Sector Research Centre and I-School.
Founded in 1916, Mysore University has five constituent colleges in Mysore and two PG Centres in Hassan and Mandya. There are more than hundred affiliated colleges under the university’s jurisdiction, limited to Mysore, Mandya, Hassan and Chamarajanagara districts. The main campus, Manasa Gangothri, is located near Kukkarahalli, on the outskirts of Mysore.
Spread over seven hundred acres and developed in 1960, Manasa Gangothri’s campus is best known for its peaceful ambience and academic environment. There are 37 PG departments and twelve research centres at this campus.
Manasa Gangothri is known to have been trodden by great teachers who taught at the university. Renowned educationists and scholars like Dr Sarvapalli Radhakrishnan, Professors S Chandrashekar, C D Narasimhiah and K V Puttappa, are amongst the famous gurus.