In the early 1970s there was a growing demand for a local university. A post graduation centre of Mysore university was set up in late 1970s at Mangaluru. To satisfy the demand for separate university Mangalore University was set up in September 10, 1980. The University has 25 Post-Graduate Departments on the Campus, 2 constituent colleges, 4 law, 17 education, 5 autonomous and 126 affiliated colleges/institutions. Financial support from different funding agencies, to the tune of Rs. 6.5 Crores, has been received for the 37 ongoing Research Projects
It is the 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. College Development Council Facilitates the affiliated colleges in securing grants form UGC for equipment, library, hostels - and introducing vocational courses. University offers innovative and need-based Master's degree programmes in Computer Science, Business Management, Microbiology, Electronics and Geo-Informatics. Variable Energy Microtron Accelerator facility, installed in collaboration with CAT, Indore and BARC, Mumbai is available for Research in Radiation Physics and interdisciplinary areas. It has 11 Endowment Chairs on areas like Banking, Rural Development, Yoga, Environment, Literature, Fine Arts, Culture, Religion and Regional languages. The University collaborates with several premier national and international institutions.
Location - University Campus, Mangalagangotri, is located on a picturesque hillock, spread over 350 acres of land, 18 kms away from Mangalore city. Click here for Google Map Location.
Faculty and Departments
Department of Economics.
Department of English.
Department of Kannada.
Department of History.
Department of Mass Communication and Journalism.
Department of Political Science.
Department of Sociology.
Department of Physical Education.
Department of Social Work.
Department of Applied Botany.
Department of Applied Zoology.
Department of Bio-Sciences.
Department of Microbiology.
Department of Chemistry.
Department of Computer Science.
Department of Electronics.
Department of Library information science.
Department of Marine Geology.
Department of Materials Science.
Department of Mathematics.
Department of Physics.
Department of Statistics.
Department of Human Consciousness and Yogic Sciences.
Department of Geoinformatics.
Department of Biochemistry.
Department of Business Administration.
Department of Commerce.
Centre for Study of Social Exclusion & Inclusive Policy (CSEIP).
Ocean Science & Technology Cell.
USIC - Presently, USIC is functioning at Level - I and provides Central Analytical Facility through sophisticated analytical equipment and servicing/repairing facilities for the instruments used for teaching and research in various departments of the University and colleges affiliated to it. Small gadgets required for the research studies are also fabricated in USIC. Training programmes for university and college teachers on maintenance of instruments are conducted in collaboration with Western Instrumentation Centre (WRIC) Mumbai. Major Research project has been sanctioned by BRNS, DAE to the Centre. The Centre has also initiated R & D programmes and interaction with industry in collaboration with Bhabha Atomic Research Centre (BARC), Mumbai in the field of Radioisotope Applications in Industry for troubleshooting and process optimization.
Correspondence Education Programmes - Courses under the Mangalore University include B.A, B.Com, B.B.M., M.A. (Sociology), M.A. (English)., M.A. (Kannada), M.Com, M.A. (Economics), M.A. (History), M.A.(Political Science)
Microtron Centre - A variable energy accelerator, Microtron, was installed and commissioned by Mangalore University in the year 1995 in collaboration with Raja Ramanna Centre for Advanced Technology (RRCAT) Indore and Bhabha Atomic Research Centre (BARC), Mumbai for carrying out front line research studies in several important areas of radiation physics and interdisciplinary areas of science and technology. It is a unique facility with its versatile nature and provides energetic electrons of energy 8/12 MeV, intense bremsstrahlung photons of peak energy 8/12 MeV and neutrons of reasonably high flux. The facility is playing an important role in the coordinated research program involving various science departments of the university, sister universities, national laboratories and neighbouring institutions. The Department of Atomic Energy has recognized the Microtron Centre as a Centre for Excellence in Radiation Physics and Radiological Sciences. The Department of Science and Technology has helped the Centre to develop as a national facility by sponsoring a major research project to set up Microtron based neutron converter facility
Computer Centre - It houses powerful servers, which provide computational environment comprising of multiple operating systems. The systems has been configured such that, three servers - WINDOWS 2000, IBM AIX and LINUX can be accessed from any of the nodes attached to the servers across the campus. Cyber lab is operational from 1.1.2002 and houses thin clients and desktops. This facility is central facility and is available for students, research scholars and staff members of the University. Internet facility is available through VSAT(512 Kbps) which is installed under UGC-Infonet scheme for accessing internet with effect from 1.3.2004. This provides single hop access to internet gateway at ERNET hub. Further extra bandwidth of 2 Mbps is added to internet with effect from 1.8.2006. Campus LAN is extended to all departments, including administrative building using DSL technology.
Mangalore University Library - The total Collections are 1,74,815 documents in number. It includes1,21,568 books and remaining are documents including bound-volumes, dissertations, theses, reports and Microforms. The important Library services include accessing information through on-line, CD-ROM facility, selective dissemination of information through Press Clippings, in addition to Inter-library Loan, lending, photo copying, readers' guidance, teleconferencing, reference and Internet, UGC- Infonet services. Covering 4300 full text journals of our interest and also access to around 33,000 core journals content pages with abstract wherever available from inside web database of BLLD, U K.
Scholarship - Applicants must be motivated B.A. / B.Sc. first class degree holders, or students who have appeared for B.A. / B.Sc. final year examination and expect a bachelors degree with first class, or B.Sc. (honours) degree holders with at least second class, or students who have appeared for B.Sc. (honours) final year examination and expect a B.Sc. (honours) degree with at least second class. Students who have completed three years of an integrated M.Sc. course with cumulative grades equivalent to first class are also eligible to apply. Applicants should be below the age of 23 years as on January 1, 2008. Exceptional cases, however, may be considered on merit.Successful candidates will be eligible to receive a scholarship of Rs. 4,000/- (Rs. four thousand only) per month (likely to be revised in the near future), during their two-year (one-year if the student is granted the scholarship during the second year) M.A./M.Sc. programme. The scholarships are sanctioned for one year at a time and are renewable at the end of the year, subject to satisfactory progress. To avail of the scholarship the students have to be enrolled in an appropriate institution for an M.A./M.Sc. degree in Mathematics. The scholarship will be paid through the institution they join.
University-Industry Interaction - The University has initiated dialogues with prominent industries of the region to identify areas of mutual interest . Academic teams set up under the Scheme are liasoning with their counterparts in the following industries of the region :
Mangalore Refinery & Petrochemicals Ltd.
The Canara Workshop Ltd.
Karnataka Explosives Ltd.
Mangalore Chemicals & Fertilizers Ltd.
Lamina Suspension Products Ltd.
Kudremukh Iron Ore Company Ltd.
Cashew Industries of the region.
Cooperation of industrial houses has been enlisted in certain major programmes of study such as Post-graduate Studies in Computer Software and Electronics. Industrial houses such as Tata-Elexi, Wipro, NAL, CMC, etc. assist these programmes by lending their expertise and offering placements to our students.
Accredited at the 4 Star level by the National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC).