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Karnatak University, Dharwad
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Karnatak University, Dharwad

Established: 1949 Dharwad, Karnataka Phone: +91 836 244 8600
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Karnatak University, Dharwad


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Karnatak University established initially at Mumbai in 1949, the location was shifted to Dharwad in October, 1949 and Karnatak University had its official inauguration in March 1950. The campus spans 750 acres (3 km²). Dr. D. C. Pavate was the vice-chancellor of the university from 1954 to 1967. The rapid development of the institution is credited to him. The university was also recognized with the "Potential for Excellence" by UGC (University Grants Commission of India). The university is the second oldest, after University of Mysore, in the state of Karnataka.

Dr. Srinivas K. Saidpur (M.Sc., Ph.D) is the current Vice-Chancellor of the University.


Currently, the university has three faculties, viz., arts, science and Social Science. Medical Science and Engineering were also part of this faculty. However the Government of Karnataka established Rajiv Gandhi University of Health Sciences, Bangalore,Karnataka for Medical Science and [1] Visvesvaraya Technological University, Belgaum, Karnataka for engineering.

Faculty of arts

* Institute of Kannada Studies
* Department of Folklore
* Department of English
* Department of Sanskrit
* Department of Foreign Languages
* Department of Hindi
* Department of Marathi
* Department of Yoga Studies
* Department of Music
* Department of Kannada Research Institute

Faculty of Science

* Department of Botany
* Department of Chemistry
* Department of Geology
* Department of Mathematics
* Department of Physics
* Department of Statistics
* Department of Sericulture
* Department of Library Science
* Department of Zoology
* Center for Excellence in Polymer Science

Faculty of Social Sciences

* Department of Sociology
* Kausale Institute of Management Sciences (KIMS)
* Department of Economics
* Department of Political Science
* Department of Commerce
* Department of Gandhian Studies
* Department of A.I. History & Epigraphy
* Department of Law
* Department of Education
* Department of Anthropology
* Department of Geography
* Department of Criminilogy & Forensic Science
* Department of Journalism & Mass Communication
* Department of Psychology
* Department of Social Work
* Research Center for Women’s Studies
* Department of Sports

Post Graduation Centres

* Karnatak University PG Centre, Belgaum
* Karnatak University Karwar PG Centre, Karwar

This centre has Marine Biology and Economics as subjects of excellence.

* Karnatak University Bijapur PG Centre, Bijapur

Colleges Affiliated to the University

Karnatak University's five colleges in Dharwad are referred as constituent colleges. Administration of these colleges is in the hands of Karnatak University. However, the affiliated colleges are managed by various trusts. Before the advent of private universities in this part of India, all colleges in the districts of Dharwad, Belgaum, Bijapur District, Bagalkot, Gadag, Haveri and Uttar Kannada were affiliated to Karnatak University, Dharwad.

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Karnatak University, Dharwad has 47 Departments listed that offer various academic courses.

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      Sports facilities are available in the campus. Annual Sports event is held in the month of December in every year
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      Proper healthcare arrangements are done by college. Proper Medical Facilities are available
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      Karnatak University,
      Pavate Nagar,
      Dharwad - 580 003,
      Karnataka State,
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