Mangalore 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 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.
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.
Mangalore University, Mangalore has 28 Departments listed that offer various academic courses.
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