Rani Channamma University is a public university established by the government of Karnataka in 2010 at Belgaum (also called Belagavi). It was created by upgrading the erstwhile Kittur Rani Channamma Post Graduate Centre at Belagavi which was established by the Karnatak University, Dharwad in 1982. It is named after Kitturu Rani Chennamma, the queen of the princely state of Kittur in Karnataka.The main aim of this university is to provide an opportunity to develop access to for higher education for students hailing from North Karnataka Region which is deprived of good educational facilities. Rani Channamma University has the main campus, called “Vidyasangama”, as its headquarters, on 172 acres of picturesque land near Bhutaramanahatti, adjacent to the Poona–Bangalore National Highway 4 about 18 km from Belagavi city. It has been functioning with the jurisdiction of Belagavi, Bijapur and Bagalkote districts.Before the Rani Channamma University came into being in 2010, Karnatak University KRCPG Centre of Karnatak University, Dharwad was functioning at Belagavi. The said Karnatak University PG Centre was established at Belagavi in the year 1982, to provide an opportunity to develop access to the students for higher education hailing from North Karnataka Region. In the year 1994 the PG centre was shifted to the present campus of 172 acres of land located at Bhutramanahatti adjacent to the Pune-Bangalore National Highway – 4 at a distance of about 18 kms from Belgaum city. Karnatak University PG Centre has been declared as Rani Channamma University in the month of July, 2010 with the jurisdiction of Belagavi, Bijapur, and Bagalkot districts. It is catering to the needs of the people of North Karnataka by providing excellent opportunities for higher education.At present, the Rani Channamma University is offering 9 PG courses at Vidyasangam Campus Belagavi, in the school of Arts, Science, Education, Social Science, Commerce and Management. It is also offering M.Phil and Ph. D programmes. The courses in Social Science include Economics, Sociology, Social Work and in Arts includes Kannada and Marathi. In Science the university offers M.Sc in Mathematics,physics and chemistry and in Applied it offers Geography and Library and information science. School of Business and Economics offers Master’s Degree in Commerce and Management. School of Criminolgy and Criminal Justices offers UG and PG Programmes.It is also offering PG Diploma Course in Computer Application. At present, there are 500 students studying in the various PG departments. So far more than 100 students have been awarded M.Phil. and Ph.D. degrees. Fifty two students have cleared the NET and SLET.Rani Channamma University Belagavi will be an exemplar of academic excellence, aimed at to disseminate and advance knowledge in a globalizing world where convergence of inter- disciplinary studies and research is emerging to create a new pool of world-class manpower for the well being of the society. To impart innovative and quality education of global-standard, to produce skilled human power. To foster educational programmes in various disciplines based on interaction with society and industry. To review and design co-curricular activities to develop the overall personality of the students. To strengthen professionalism with ethics to enable the students to face the challenges of contemporary society.To contribute to the knowledge society through research, publications and applications. To promote popular awareness for strengthening the civil society. To provide inputs for public policy making. Values :To inculcate values of service, sacrifice, equality, justice and commitment in the minds of youth.