Founded in July 27, 1916, the University of Mysore (UoM) was founded during the reign of Krishnaraja Wodeyar IV, the Maharaja of Mysore. It is a public state university located in Mysuru (Mysore), Karnataka. The university started with only two faculties of Arts and Science. In 1917, the engineering faculty and in 1918, the M.Sc. faculty was added. The University of Mysore was first accredited by National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC) with five star status in 2000 and has been reaccredited in 2006 withA+ grade. In 2013, NACC reaccredited the university withA gradeagain. Today, UoM offers 42 postgraduate departments, 2 postgraduate centres and one satellite centre at Chamarajanagar with 3 postgraduate departments.
UoM’s campus hosts excellent infrastructure for curricular and co-curricular activities. It hosts a world class computer centre, international centre, Folklore museum, health centre, day care centre, and UGC-CSIR (NET) coaching centre. The main campus features an amphitheater, an auditorium, a swimming pool, and hostel accommodations for men and women. The library features a collection of about 6.2 lakh books, reference works and journal back volumes. The E-resource portal facilitates access to 6500 UGC-INFONET E-journals, 7000 open access journals, 17000 licensed e-books, Lakhs of OA e-books, a number of databases, e-thesis, institutional repositories and other information sources. Sports facilities include cricket stadium, tennis courts, gymnasium and a well-maintained swimming pool.
The university encompasses 4 constituent colleges, 196 affiliated colleges, 128 outreach centres, 27 institutions, and research centres. UoM offers under-graduate, postgraduate, diploma and online programmes. Courses and departments offered by university are as follows: I - FACULTY OF ARTS 1. M.A. : Ancient History & Archaeology, Anthropology, Christianity, Communication & Journalism, Comparative Literature & Translation Studies, Co-operative Management, Development Studies, Economics, English, Folklore, Hindi, History, Jainology & Prakrit, Kannada, Linguistics, Philosophy, Political Science, Public Administration, Rural Development, Sanskrit, Sociology, South Indian Studies, Urdu, West Asian Studies, Women’s Studies. 2. MSW (Master of Social Work), M. Music (Master of Music) M. Dance (Master of Dance) 3. M.Phil : Ancient History & Archaeology, Economics, English, Hindi, History, Kannada, Sanskrit, West Asian Studies. 4. PG Diploma: Heritage Tourism & Travel Management (at DoS in History), Museology, Tourism & Heritage (at DoS in Ancient History and Archaeology), Translation (Hindi-English-Hindi), Video Production (at DoS in Communication & Journalism). II – FACULTY OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY M.Sc. : Anthropology, Applied Geology, Biochemistry, Biotechnology, Botany, Chemistry, Earth Science & Resource Management, Electronic Media, Environmental Science, Food Science & Nutrition, Genetics, Geography, Geology, Human Development, Mathematics, Microbiology, Organic Chemistry, Physics, Psychology, Sericulture and Seri Biotechnology, Statistics, Zoology. M.Tech. in Computer Cognition Technology, M.Tech. in Computer Science & Technology, Information System and Management at ISIM, Urban and Regional Planning. M.C.A. (Master of Computer Applications). M.L.I.Sc. (Master of Library and Information Science). M.Sc.Tech. in Computer Science with an optional exit at the end of Fourth Semester with M.Sc. in Computer Science Degree. M.Sc.Tech. in Computer Science with an optional exit at the end of Fourth Semester with M.Sc. in Computer Science Degree. M.Tech. in Materials Science, at UPE, Vijnana Bhavan, Manasagangotri, Mysore. M.Phil. : Botany, Environmental Science, Geography, Library and Information Science, Zoology. PG Diploma : Counseling and Health Psychology, Electronic Media, Food Quality and Safety, Gemmology & Ornamental Stones (Geology). For more details please visit http://www.uni-mysore.ac.in/courses.
Eligibility Candidates applying for admission to Master’s Degree / Postgraduate diploma courses should have obtained a minimum of 45 percent (40 percent in case of SC/ ST and Category-I candidates) of marks in Cognate/Optional subjects put together from all the years of the examinations of the course. Entrance examination is compulsory for all postgraduate degree courses for all candidates except foreign nationals with foreign degree. Candidates need to write separate entrance exams for separate courses, exceptions being M.B.A., M.C.A. M.Tech (CCT) and M.Tech (CST) for which candidates need to contact KEA. The application for PG entrance examination can also be submitted online through the PG Admissions Portal. Important instructions to candidates for admission 1. Applications received after the due date will not be entertained. 2. Application with incomplete or incorrect information is liable for rejection. 3. All original documents should be produced at the time of admission. 4. Original degree marks cards and other certificates produced at the time of admission will not be returned until completion of the course or cancellation of admission. 5. Four stamp-size photographs should be produced. 6. Foreign students are required to produce valid student VISA and residential permit at the time of admission. Fees - For detailed information on fees, please visit http://pgadmissions.uni-mysore.ac.in/content/fee-structure-2014-15
The Ministry of Human Resource Development, Government of India has recognised University of Mysore as an `Institution of Excellence’ and has awarded special grant of Rs.100 Crore for establishing Centre of Excellence in ``Biodiversity, Bioprospecting and Sustainable Development’’ and also to strengthen infrastructural facilities in the university.
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