Kuvempu University is a confluence of the local and the global; of the regional and the pan-Indian; of the sustenance provided by tradition and the dynamism provided by modernity; of a deep sense of commitment to the socially and culturally disadvantaged and an equally deep commitment to excellence.
Kuvempu University an affiliating University established in 1987. It is a State University recognized by UGC under 2(f) and 12(b).
The University has been named after great Kannada writer Shri KUVEMPU and has achieved a distinctive academic profile and a cultural identity of its own. Interestingly, the features of its identity seem to have emerged out of the multifaceted personality of Kuvempu, the great doyen of Kannada literature, a Jnanapitha awardee and one among the most significant cultural figures of modern India. The emblem of the university has a mythical animal with the trunk of an elephant and the body of a swan. This mythical animal, called Gajahamsa is commonly found in the Vijayanagara and the Keladi sculpture and temple art. It symbolizes the integration of knowledge and wealth. The jurisdiction of the university spreads over the districts of Shivamogga and Chikkamagaluru. It is a university with a distinctive academic profile, blending in itself commitment to rural ethos in modern spirit.
1. Health Center : The Health Center , which has specialist and essential staff and modern equipment and facilities, is located at the university campus.
2. The University library has a collection of 1,16,745 books, 228 periodicals, 5,403 back volumes of periodicals, 2,378 theses.
3. Prasaranga , a university publishing house, operates a meaningful task of building awareness bridges along with knowledge and outward society. Prasaranga primarily manages the work of publishing lectures, book publishing and university papers and scholarships.