Kuvempu University is a public state university in Shimoga, Karnataka, India. It was established in 1987 by the act of the Karnataka state legislature through amendment No. 28/1976 dated 29 January 1989 under the Karnataka State University Act 1976. The university offers undergraduate and graduate degree programs in wide range of disciplines. It was recognized by the UGC in 1994 and is a member of the Association of Indian Universities The university has its headquarters at Jnana Sahyadri Campus, Shimoga. Its campus is called Jnana Sahyadri, which means The Western Ghat section of knowledge. It has university jurisdiction over malnad districts of Shimoga and Chikmagalur, through which the Sahyadri mountain ranges pass. It covers districts of Davangere and Chitradurga; now the two places have their own universities, hence is limited to affiliating research centers just like anywhere else in India. The campus sprawls across an area of 230 acres. The campus has an admixture of wild and domestic animals. Established on 29 June 1987, Kuvempu University is the youngest of the affiliating universities in Karnataka State. It was named after the great Kannada writer, Kuvempu, Jnanpith laureate, doyen of Kannada literature. He was native of Shimoga district and vice-chancellor of University of Mysore. Kuvempu hailed from the Malenadu region. He enunciated the statement Vishwamanawasandesha — A word of advice on the doctrine of Universal Manhood. True to its form and nature the university had adopted Kannada as the administrative and official language. Kuvempu University, comprising the Shivamogga and Chikkamagalur districts, has been the epicenter of a majority of religious, cultural and social movements of Karnataka. The farmers, the dalit and the socialist movements of Karnataka in the 20th century were born here. The education jurisdiction of Kuvempu University spreads over four districts of Shimoga, Chitradurga, Chikmagalur and Davangere. It also has outlying regional post-graduate centres at Davangere and Kadur. The university offers conventional and non-conventional courses. Te main campus, Jnana Sahayadri, is at Shankaraghatta, 28 km from Shimoga town. The campus, spread over an area of 230 acres (0.93 km2), is built on a hillock, seamlessly blending with the surrounding area. Shivagangotri campus, over 73 acres (300,000 m2), is at Tholahunase, 8 km from Davangere. This campus has an under-developed radiation unit. Housed in a small room next to a mens toilet on the backyard of the science building, it was a remarkable contribution from a scientist who had joined from BARC in the infancy of the university. This did not get a lot of attention and was left unused despite the missing nuclear equipment in New Delhi, where a scraper got hold of the radioactive core after it was disposed of on a junkyard sale by its weight. The logo has a mythical animal with the trunk of an elephant and the body of a bird (supposed that of a swan). This animal, called Gajahamsa (Gaja+Hamsa), is commonly found in the Vijayanagara and the Keladi sculpture and temple art. Symbolically it is supposed to be combination of knowledge and wealth. Lakshmi, the devi (goddess) of wealth, has an elephant as her vehicle. Saraswati, the devi of knowledge or education, uses a swan as her vehicle. Gajahamsa is a combination of these animals. The campus has limited wifi connectivity with password access to all affiliates. It has even access to online journals in the UGC consortia called JCCC. Kuvempus son-in-law K. Chidananda Gowda was the vice-chancellor from 2001 to 2006. The current vice-chancellor is Syed A. Bari. He has retired from the state services and in the month of August 2014, Prof. S.A. Bari assumed charge as a vice-chancellor of Central University of Gujarat. His place is held by acting vice-chancellor Prof. T R Manjunath, until the appointment of permanent vice-chancellor by the Karnataka State Legislative Assembly.
The following is the list of scholars from Kuvempu 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 Kuvempu University that are published in OMICS International journals.
The following is the list of proceedings by scholars from Kuvempu University that are published in OMICS International journals and conferences.
Vidya Niranjan and Akshatha Prasanna