Karnatak University Dharwad is second oldest university after University of Mysore, in the state of Karnataka. It was established in year 1949 at Dharwad in the Indian state of Karnataka and became a statutory University on 1st March 1950 under the leadeship of Dr. D. C. Pavate as the Vice-Chancellor (1954-1967) who gave it a shape all its own with symmetry that merges with the environ that spells harmony.
Karnatak University Dharwad is recognized with the "Potential for Excellence" by the University Grants Commission. The University offers wide options and choices – 43 PG courses, 4 advanced diplomas and 28 diplomas, 11 certificate courses, 26 M.Phil. and 42 Ph.D. programmes. The University has considered the region specific and community specific needs and has introduced (a) Computer Applications, (b) Environmental Problems and Human Rights, (c) Indian Constitution and (d) Development of Communication Skills and Personality as compulsory papers at the UG level.
The University has been attracting students from various countries like UAE, Nigeria, South Africa, Bangladesh, Iran, etc. The Department of Foreign Languages offers courses in Russian, German and French languages. The chairperson of this Department also functions as International Student Advisor.
The following is the list of scholars from Karnatak University Dharwad who contributed and/or serves as editors for one or more OMICS International journals and conferences