List of institutions of higher education in Karnataka


Main building of the Indian Institute of Science

There are many universities offering academic degrees in the Indian state of Karnataka. This page makes a listing of all the degree granting institutions and universities in the state.

Autonomous institutions

Institutes of national importance

College Location Type Founded
Indian Institute of Science Bengaluru Research 1909
Indian Institute of Astrophysics Bengaluru Research 1786
Indian Institute of Information Technology Dharwad Information Technology 2015
Indian Institute of Management Bangalore Bengaluru Management 1973
National Institute of Design R&D Campus Bengaluru Design 2006
National Institute of Fashion Technology Bengaluru Fashion Technology 1997
National Institute of Technology Surathkal Mangaluru Engineering 1960
Indian Institute of Technology Dharwad Dharwad Engineering, Technology and Science 2016
National Institute of Mental Health and Neurosciences Bengaluru Medicine (Psychiatry) 1847
Indian Institute of Information Technology Raichur Information Technology 2019



Name Location Type Established
Central University of Karnataka Kalaburagi General 2009

Deemed to be University

University Location Type Founded University status
BLDE University Vijayapura Medicine 1986 2008
PES University Bengaluru General 1972 1988
Christ University Bengaluru General 1969 2008
International Institute of Information Technology Bengaluru Technology 1999 2005
Jagadguru Sri Shivarathreeshwara University Mysuru Medicine 1973 2008
Jain University Bengaluru General 1990 2008
Jawaharlal Nehru Centre for Advanced Scientific Research Bengaluru Research 1989 2002
K.L.E. Academy of Higher Education and Research Belagavi Medicine 1963 2006
Manipal University Manipal General 1953 1993
NITTE University Mangaluru Medicine 1979 2008
Sri Devraj Urs Academy of Higher Education and Research Kolara Medicine 1986 2007
Sri Siddhartha Academy of Higher Education Tumakuru General 1979 2008
Swami Vivekananda Yoga Anusandhana Samsthana Bengaluru Yoga 2002 2002
Yenepoya University Mangaluru Medicine 1991 2008


University[1] Location Type Founded
Bangalore University Bengaluru General 1964
Bengaluru City University Bengaluru General 2017
Bengaluru North University Bengaluru General 2017
University of Agricultural Sciences, Bangalore Bengaluru Agriculture 1964
National Law School of India University Bengaluru Law 1986
Rajiv Gandhi University of Health Sciences Bengaluru Medicine 1996
Karnataka Samskrit University Bengaluru Samskrit Language 2010
Kuvempu University Shivamogga General 1987
University of Agricultural and Horticultural Sciences, Shivamogga Shivamogga Agriculture and Horticulture 2013
Davangere University Davanagere General 2009
Gulbarga University Kalaburgi General 1980
Kannada University Hampi Cultural 1992
Karnatak University Dharwad General 1949
Karnataka Folklore University Shiggavi Folklore 2011
University of Agricultural Sciences, Dharwad Dharwad Agriculture 1986
Karnataka State Law University Hubballi Law 2009
Karnataka State Dr. Gangubhai Hangal Music and Performing Arts University Mysuru Music 2009
Karnataka State Open University Mysuru Open University 1996
Karnataka State Rural Development and Panchayat Raj University Gadag Rural Development 2016
Karnataka State Women's University Vijayapura Women's University 2003
Karnataka Veterinary, Animal and Fisheries Sciences University Bidar Veterinary Sciences 2005
Mangalore University Mangaluru General 1980
Rani Channamma University, Belgaum Belagavi General 2010
Tumkur University Tumkuru General 2004
University of Agricultural Sciences, Raichur Raichur Agriculture 2009
University of Horticultural Sciences, Bagalkot Bagalkot Horticulture 2010
University of Mysore Mysuru General 1916
Vijayanagara Sri Krishnadevaraya University Ballari General 2010
Visvesvaraya Technological University Belagavi Technical 1999


University[2] Location Founded
Adichunchanagiri University Mandya 2018
Alliance University Bengaluru 2010
Azim Premji University Bengaluru 2010
CMR University Bengaluru 2013
Dayananda Sagar University Bengaluru 2014
Garden City University Bengaluru 1992
Institute of Trans-Disciplinary Health Sciences and Technology Bengaluru 2013
Khaja Bandanawaz University Kalburgi 2018
KLE Technological University Hubballi 2015
M S Ramaiah University of Applied Sciences Bengaluru 2013
PES University Bengaluru 2013
Presidency University Bengaluru 2013
Rai Technology University Bengaluru 2013
REVA University Bengaluru 2013
KLE Technological University Hubballi 2015
Sharnbasva University Kalaburagi 2017
Srinivas University Mangaluru 2015


  1. ^ "List of State Universities as on 15th Jan, 2013" (PDF). University Grants Council, India. Archived from the original (PDF) on 17 June 2019. Retrieved 15 January 2013.
  2. ^ "Public Notice on Private Universities". University Grants Council, India. Retrieved 2 September 2011.