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“The University emblem is adapted from the royal emblem of Mysore. It depicts the bird Gandabherunda flanked on either side by the lion-elephant Sharabha (mythical creature believed to be stronger than the lion and the elephant, and upholder of righteousness)”

The University of Mysore offers academic programs in the faculties of Arts, Education, Commerce, Law, Science and Technology. The University’s undergraduate programs are offered in as many as 5 constituent colleges and 122 affiliated colleges spread over the four districts in the state of Karnataka.

The main post graduate campus of the University is located at Manasagangotri, which offers a panoramic view of the Kukkarahalli lake and the Chamundi Hills. The campus houses 39 post graduate departments offering nearly 55 Post Graduate Degrees and Diploma programs. The two post graduate centers of the University are located at Hassan and Mandya and offer post graduate programs in selected disciplines.

The University of Mysore has a great research heritage, and has gained international repute for its research contributions in the fields of pure and applied sciences, language, literature and social sciences.

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While the Oriental Research Institute is a treasure house of rare manuscripts, the Folklore museum at the Jayalakshmi Vilas Mansion is among the best of its kind in Asia. It has precious collection of artifacts, handicrafts and takes us on a journey through the diverse cultures of different regions of Karnataka. With its thrust on quality and academic excellence, the University of Mysore has received several laurels in its 95 years of existence. The University is rated with the Five Star status by the National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC) for its outstanding academic contributions.

The University of Mysore has the potential to reach peaks of excellence. The tradition of the university in laying emphasis on its social obligation will certainly help it to focus on local issues and find practical solutions for them. As the motto of the university proclaims ‘there is nothing comparable to knowledge’. Knowledge is power.

The third millennium will be vastly different from the earlier two since knowledge workers will dominate all walks of life. In this context, the university has rightly chosen to give the prime of place to Information Technology and management systems. As creators, disseminators and synergists of knowledge, the university will have even a more challenging role to play. With the band of committed faculty, supporting staff led by the dynamic and visionary Vice-Chancellor the university can play the role effectively. The Vice-Chancellor and his team of officers who have assisted in the preparation of the self study, self analysis and departmental input reports have done a good job to facilitate the process of assessment and accreditation by the NAAC. The Peer Team appreciates this extraordinary teamwork and wishes to go on record that this model is worthy of emulation. May the university have a glorious future celebrating its Centenary in 2016 and many more milestones in the years to come.

Why Choose University of Mysore

  • The 6th oldest university in India
  • Established in 1916 and stands magnificent at 97 years
  • Founder: the maharaja of Mysore Nalvadi Krishnaraja Wadiyar iv
  • University of Mysore has parented four other universities including university of Banglore and University of Manglore
  • The first university in India to be assessed and accredited with 5 star status in 2000
  • A+ grade by national assessment and accreditation council
  • Member of the association of commonwealth universities
  • Memorandum of understanding (MoU) with 20 leading universities and institutions in India and abroad

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