Mangalore University (MU) is a public university located in Konaje(18-KiloMeters away from main city Mangalore), Karnataka State of India. Ranked with a four star by the National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC) in June 2000, this young university offers higher education and conducts research in various fields. The university has jurisdiction over revenue districts of Dakshina Kannada,Udupi and Kodagu of Karnataka state in India.The university imparts higher education in field of arts,commerce,science,law and management.
The academic life on the campus is vibrant and exciting with seminars, symposia, special lectures and workshops throughout the year. Both the conventional and non-conventional course of study have updated syllabi responsive to the needs of the contemporary society and the research orientation is innovative, original and directed to societal needs. The main campus is in the lap of a lush, picturesque locale providing the right ambience for University education. Indeed, Mangalore University is a place one would love to be associated with.
The Mangalore University campus is called Mangalagangothri and is spread over an area of about 350 acres, It is located Konaje, on a hilltop overlooking the Arabian Sea to the west and the Western Ghats to the east.
As of Jan 2008, the University has 25 Post-Graduate Departments on the Campus, two constituent colleges, 4 law, 13 education, 5 autonomous and 119 affiliated colleges/institutions.
First University in the country to start Bachelor's degree programmes in Hotel Management, Fashion Design, Garment Design, Leather Design and Human Resource Development and Post- Graduate programmes in Computer Software and Yogic Sciences.
The previous undivided Dakshina Kannada (south canara) district was under jurisdiction of University of Mysore. In the early 1970's there was a growing demand for a local university. A post graduation centre of Mysore university was set up in late 1970's at Mangaluru. To satisfy the demand for separate university Mangalore University was set up in September 10, 1980. The engineering and medicine disciplines were later transferred to Visvesvaraya Technological University and Rajiv Gandhi University of Health Sciences of Karnataka respectively.
:Mr. R. Thakur
:Prof. K. M. Kaveriappa
: Mangalagangotri, Konaje, Karnataka, India