The Bombay legislature of the erstwhile Bombay Presidency established Karnatak University through the Karnatak University Act 1949. It became a statutory University on 1st March 1950. The jurisdiction of the University covers Dharwad. Gadag, Haveri and Uttar Kannada districts. It has several Post Graduate centres. The University (888 acres) is offering courses in the faculties of Arts, Commerce, Education, Law, Management, Science and Technology and Social Sciences. Symbolic of the University’s vision and mission the emblem of the University consists of papal tree at the centre, an open book. Figures of a bull, a rising sun and the legend ‘Arive Guru’ i.e., Wisdom is Guru, implying that both wisdom and knowledge should be all pervading like the ramifying papal tree and light up the world with knowledge and eradicate illiteracy.
There are 47 PG Departments, 224 teachers and 4500 students (PG, M.Phil., Ph.D.). The girl students constitute 47% of the tota strength. Including PG Diploma, M.Phil and Ph.D. Courses. 6% of the students are from outside the State. To eliminate social exclusion and promote social justice, seats are reserved for SC/ST, Cat-I, Minorities, OBC and BC categories in accordance with the policy of the State Government. One seat each is reserved for the children of ex-servicemen, freedom fighters, physically challenged and sportsmen. The University has its own High School (University Public School) since 1964. Which meets the practice requirements of the B.Ed College of Karnatak University.
There are 5 constituent colleges offering UG and PG courses in science, arts, commerce, fine arts, law and education. There are 21 hostels in all, including a working women’s hostel and ladies hostels. These provide residential accommodation to 2600 students of UG and PG courses. Over the last 60 years the number of affiliated colleges has increased from a mere 34 to more than 250.
The University has 3 PG campuses, at Haveri (42 acres). Gadag (32 acres) and Karwar (6 acres) all of which are district headquarters. All campus are self-contained and are at various stages of development. They cater to the needs of local people as well as promote specialized studies. For instance, the course on Pulp and Paper Technology is run from the premises of the West Coast Paper Mills, Dandeli (Uttara Kannada District). The University provides wide options ad choices – 50 PG Courses, 4 advanced diplomas and 28 diplomas, 11 certificate courses, 26 M.Phil., and 42 Ph.D. programmes. Most of the Departments incorporate interdisciplinary components in designing their curricula keeping in view the emerging thrust areas. During the last five years new technical courses have been introduced to compensate the loss of medical and engineering faculties and the consequent loss of revenue to the University. I here are several self-financing courses. Including an integrated course in Master of Tourism Administration, e-Commerce, M.Com. (Corporate Secretaryship). M.Sc. (Applied Genetics). M.Sc. (Biotechnology). M.Sc. (Computer Science), M.Sc (Microbiology). MBA (CBCS), MBA (evening programme), MBA (International Business), MCA, P.G. Diploma in Bank Management P.G. Diploma in Risk Management and P.G. Diploma in Animation and Graphics.
The University identifies the regional needs and overall development of students of this back ward region of north Karnataka. A large number of students suffer from lack of communication skills and opportunities to develop their personality. The University has considered the region specifie and community specific needs and has introduced (a) Computer Applications, (b) Environ mental problems and Human Rights, (c) Indian Constitution and (d) Development of Communication Skills and personality as compulsory papers at the UG level Periodic ICT workshops are conducted for students and staff (teaching and non-teaching) to equip them with the skill to access and utilize electronic information. The central library is equipped with thousands of books on all subjects. Journals and educational CD-ROMs. The University is part of the UGC-INFONET which affords access to more than 5000 electronic journals for advanced study and research. A full-fledged Computer Centre has been set up in the Students Home. All the class rooms are equipped with modern teaching and learning aids including audio-visuals, slides, OHP and LCD projectors.
Department of Applied Genetics
The Department was established in 2004. It is equipped with sophisticated laboratories with state of the art equipments to undertake teaching and research in Molecular Biology and Genetics. The Department has received grants from Government of Karnataka, UGC and DST. Recently, the department has been selected as Center of Excellence in Molecular Hemato-oncology by the Department of Science and Technology, Government of Karnataka. The Department has received a research grant of Rs. 4.10 Crores from Department of Medical Education and Higher Education, Government of Karnataka to establish a Research Center for DNA Diagnostics.
Our vision is to build an excellent Department of Applied Genetics with sophisticated laboratories, with state-of-art equipments and facilities to conduct high quality research in various aspects of Applied Genetics, Plant Genetics, Microbial Genetics, Animal Genetics and Human Genetics especially at the molecular level.
Our mission is to prepare young scientists with strong background in both theoretical and practical aspects of Applied Genetics and to train them to play a vital role in applying the knowledge gained, for the welfare of the society, especially to improve the quality of life of the people of North Karnataka.
The Department was established in 1958. Over the 50 years of its existence, the academic activities of the Department have expanded. The Department has well qualified and highly motivated faculty. The Department has completed six major research projects and many minor research projects. A Chair instituted by the Canara Bank is functioning in the department.
To promote systematic and holistic commerce education for developing skilled manpower, who can add value to the economic resources of the society, strengthen trade, commerce and industry and thereby the civil society.
To build strong manpower with necessary business and technical skills for promoting entrepreneurial activities and produce professionals to promote the best business practices on contemporary issues in the business world.
Kousali Institute of Management Studies
The Department was established in 1976. The institution blossomed into one of the best ten institutions in management in the country during that period. Presently, the MBA programme is rated to be the best amongst all the universities in Karnataka. KIMS has got a strong alumni network who have occupied positions in many top–notch companies both within the country and abroad. KIMS has developed a special niche for itself in the field of imparting quality management education. The students of KIMS are trained to a perfect blend of current industry knowledge and skills of modern management.
Our vision is to be a model business school and be in forefront of business education, consultancy and research.
Our mission is to prepare young managers with commitment to profession and loyalty towards the organization they work for, and train them to play the role of genuine change agent with a strong sense of business ethics
• No. of Ph.Ds. - 178
• No. of M.Phils. – 93
Dr. (Mrs) K. Pancharatna
Dr. (Mrs) L.S. Inamdar
Dr. M. David
Dr. C.B. Ganesh
Dr. G.G. Kadadevaru
Dr. P.M. Biradar
Areas of Research
Comparative Endocrinology, Biology of Reproduction, Development and Aging in Vertebrates, Behavioral Biology of Herpets and Genetics of Drosophila.
Dr. J.S. Bhat
Dr. J.S. Kadadevarmath
Areas of Research
Microwave Electronics, MEMS, Image Processing and Energy Transfer studies in Organic Molecules.
• No. of Ph.Ds - 125
• No. of M.Phils. – 100
Areas of Research
Topology, Real Analysis, Complex Analysis, Functional Analysis, Algebra, Differential Geometry, Graph Theory, Differential Equations, Numerical Analysis.
Dr. B. Basavanagoud
Dr. P.M. Patil
Dr. H.S. Ramane
Dr. (Smt) S.C.P. Halakatti
Dr. P.G. Patil
Dr. S.C. Shiralashetti
• No. of Ph.Ds. - 87
• No. of M.Phils. – 68
Areas of Research
Small Business Management, Marketing for Small Enterprises, Customer Relationship Management and Decision Making
Dr. S. A. Patil
Dr. S.T. Nandibewoor
Dr. M.V. Kulkarni Professor
Dr. S. A. Chimatadar
Dr. V. K. Revankar
Dr. Kallappa M. Hosmani
• No. of Ph.Ds. - 361
• No. of M.Phils - 31
Areas of Research
1. Coordination Chemistry, Inorganic Polymers, Chemical Biology, Bio-Analytical Chemistry.
2. Heterocyclic Chemistry, Synthetic Organic Chemistry, Oleochemistry, OLED, DSSCs.
3. Reaction Dynamics, Drug Protein Interaction, Electrochemical analytical techniques.
4. Electrodialysis, Non-Linear Optical Materials, Blood Brain Barrier, Fuel cells, Nanomaterials Chemistry.
Dr. H . Niranjana Murthy Dr. H .C. Lakshman,Dr. Ch. Ramesh,Dr. M. Jayaraj
Areas of Research
1) Phytodiversity and Conservation
2) Plant Tissue Culture and Biotechnology
3) Microbiology, Mycology and Plant Pathology
4) Reproductive and Developmental Biology
5) Environmental Biology
6) Classic and Molecular Systematics, Conservation Biology and Molecular Breeding
The following is the list of scholars from Karnatak University who contributed and/or serves as editors for one or more OMICS International journals and conferences
The following is the list of articles by scholars from Karnatak University that are published in OMICS International journals.
The following is the list of proceedings by scholars from Karnatak University that are published in OMICS International journals and conferences.