Davangere University is a public state university located in Davangere, Karnataka. The university was established in the year 2008 by the government of Karnataka.
Davangere University is one of the youngest affiliating type of universities in Karnataka. It has Davangere and Chitradurga districts as its jurisdiction and is headquartered at Davangere. The city is located on National Highway-4 about 265 km from Bangalore, the state capital of Karnataka. Davangere became a separate district from 15 August 1997, before then, it was part of Chitradurga District.
Davangere University was a post-graduate centre of the University of Mysore from 1979 to 1987 and functioned as a post-graduate centre of Kuvempu University from 1987 to 2009. Davangere University was established on 18 August 2009 out of Kuvempu University with a vision to meet the education aspirations of the people of the region. The main campus Shivagangotri is about 12 km from Davangere and 60 km from Chitadurga. Davangere University has revealed a distinctive academic profile, integrating excellence in higher education to fulfill the needs of the contemporary modern society and social ethnos of the region. Davangere University has two constituent colleges, one autonomous college and 110 affiliated colleges offering graduate and post-graduate course in disciplines catering to the education needs of nearly 400000 students.
The Davangere university has five faculties: Arts, Science and Technology, Commerce and Management, Engineering and Education. It has seven post-graduate departments of studies and research on the main campus offering eight post-graduate and one P.G. diploma courses. The constituent university college of Fine Arts (established in the year 1964) has two departments and offers Bachelor of Visual Arts and Master of Fine Arts courses. The Davangere university will be introducing more number of inter-disciplinary, job-oriented and socially relevant courses from the academic year 2010-11. Holistic, humane and sustainable development oriented billing of youth & manpower is the motto of University. The Davangere University intents to have an inclusive approach and enhance quality in higher education. Beside this, the core approach would be to approach towards knowledge generation, knowledge consumption, knowledge integration and knowledge dissemination, thus to produce the most competitive youth force to meet the global challenges. this is possible because, the university has faculty of high caliber and dedicated support staff.
The Davangere university is located at Shivagangothri Campus at Tolahunase, 8 km from Davangere city. It houses the post-graduate departments of Commerce, Biochemistry, Microbiology, Economics, Food Technology, Accounting and Finance, M.Ed., and MSW. The Institute of Management studies is also at P.G. Centre. The campus of 73 acres has attractive buildings as well as hostels.