The Karnatak university is offering courses in the faculties of Arts, Commerce, Education, Law, Management, Science and Technology and Social Sciences.Symbolic of the University's vision and mission, the emblem of the University consists of a pipal tree at the center, an open book, figures of a bull, a rising sun and the legend Arive Guru i.e., Wisdom is Guru, implying that both wisdom and knowledge should be all pervading like the ramifying pipal tree and light up the world with knowledge and eradicate illiteracy.
"This Portal is developed to ensure the ease of faculty management and showcasing there research profile. The vision is to develop the integrity of technology into teaching and publishing faculty profiles. The blend of calendar of events and lesson plans will visualizes the quality education"
There are 43 PG Departments, 222 teachers and 5000 students (PG, M. Phil., Ph.D.). The girl students constitute more than 50% of the total strength, including PG Diploma, M. Phil. and Ph.D. courses. 6% of the students are from outside the state. The University provides wide options and choices – 43 PG courses, 4 advanced diplomas and 28 diplomas, 11 certificate courses, 26 M.Phil. and 42 Ph.D. programmes. Most of the Departments, on priority basis, incorporate interdisciplinary components in designing their curricula keeping in view the emerging thrust areas. During the last five years new state of the art technical courses have been introduced to compensate the loss of medical and engineering faculties and the consequent loss of revenue to the University. There are several self-financing courses, including an integrated course in Master of Tourism Administration, E-Commerce, M.Com. (Corporate Secretaryship), M. Sc. (Applied Genetics), M.Sc. (Biotechnology), M.Sc. (Computer Science), M.Sc. (Microbiology), MBA (CBCS), MBA (evening programme), MBA (International Business), MCA, MIM, P.G. Diploma in Bank Management and P.G. Diploma in Risk Management.
The University identifies the regional needs and overall development of students of this backward region of North Karnataka. A large number of students suffer from lack of communication skills and opportunities to develop their personality. The University has considered the region specific and community specific needs and has introduced (a) Computer Applications, (b) Environmental Problems and Human Rights, (c) Indian Constitution and (d) Development of Communication Skills and Personality as compulsory papers at the UG level. Periodic ICT workshops are conducted for students and staff (teaching and non-teaching) to equip them with the skill to access and utilize electronic information. The central library is equipped with educational CD-ROMs. A full-fledged computer centre has been set up in the Students’ Home.
Those who are not able to pursue regular UG and PG courses are given an opportunity of higher education through correspondence mode in the Faculties of Arts, Commerce and Social Sciences. The University has been attracting students from various countries like UAE, Nigeria, South Africa, Bangladesh, Iran, etc. The Department of Foreign Languages offers courses in Russian, German and French languages. The chairperson of this Department also functions as International Student Advisor.
The main campus in Pavate Nagar, comprising 750 acres, houses 43 Departments, Central Library and Auditoriums, Computer Centre, Stadium, indoor Badminton Hall, Gymnasium, Employment Information and Guidance Bureau, Students Home, Academic Staff College, Health Centre, Prasaranga, SC/ST/Cat-I/ BCM/ Cells, 2 Guest Houses, 2 Banks, Post Office, Main Canteen, Printing Press and two Museums in Kannada Research Institute Museum and Museum of Animals and Plants.