Kuvempu University is a affiliating state type University Established by Govt of Karnataka in 1987, it is a University with a distinctive academic profile, blending in itself commitment to rural ethos and a modern spirit. It has 41 Post-Graduate departments of studies in the faculties of Arts, Science, Commerce, Education and Law. Offering 45 Post-Graduate Programmes, 4 P.G.Diploma and one Under-Graduate programme. The University has 97 affiliated colleges, four constituent colleges, one B.P.Ed. college, and 17 B.Ed. colleges under its jurisdiction spread over 2 districts of Shivamogga, and Chikmagalur. It also has outlying the regional Post-Graduate centre at Kadur and Chikmagalur.
The academic life on the campus is vibrant and exciting with seminars, conference, symposia, special lectures and workshops throughout the year. Both the conventional and non-conventional course of study have updated syllabi responsive to the needs of the contemporary society and the research orientation is innovative, original and directed to societal needs. The main campus is in the lap of a lush, picturesque locale providing the right ambience for University education. Indeed, Kuvempu University is a place one would love to be associated with.
Kuvempu University has been Re-accredited by NAAC with ‘A’ grade in 3rd cycle and also has been awarded with 73 th rank in NIRF - 2019.