VC's Message

Vice Chancellor's Message

I take pleasure in presenting our University to you which is progressing day by day beyond boundaries.

Over the past 43 years, Mangalore University has grown in stature and is today recognised as one of the premier Universities in the country accredited by NAAC. With a mere 4 departments to begin with on the campus today our University has 28 Departments where 2 Departments are being run at Chikka Aluvara (formerly P G Centre, at present Kodagu University) offering 50 PG programmes, 36 Ph D programmes and over 188 colleges are affiliated to the University.

Our University is known for conducting its academic programmes and examinations as per schedule. The credit based semester system at the undergraduate level and the choice based credit system for the two year (four semesters) Master’s degree programme are working as per the schedules. Mangalore University has taken rapid strides towards the successful implementation of the NEP : 2020.

Adequate infrastructure is always a priority for the University. The basic facilities available on the campus include Administrative Building, Faculty buildings, Library, Student Hostels, Staff Quarters, Guest House, a well-equipped outpatient health centre, and sports facilities including a 400 metre track and Indoor Games Complex. The Mangala Auditorium with 2 adequate facilities is available for all the major and mega events. The University has its own water supply arrangement on the campus. Among other facilities Banking, Cyber Cafe, INFLIBNET and postal and communication facilities are included.

The 1GBps internet connectivity of the University has been now extended to all the students and faculty 24X7 using Wi-Fi technology. Mangalore University has implemented e-governance system successfully and this has been recognized by the State Government and awarded Rs.50 lakhs of grant to the University as Best University in Karnataka for e-governance initiatives in 2024.

Our teaching faculty have rendered themselves creditably in teaching and research activities. Mangalore University has been ranked number two in Chemical Science research at national level and number one in International collaboration by SCOPUS, which is the largest abstract and citation database of peer-reviewed literature and quality web sources. Mangalore University stands 24th among the top 50 institutes of higher learning in the country.

We have internationally recognised national research centres like the Microtron, Centre for Application of Radioisotope and Radiation Technology (CARRT), Centre for Advanced Research in Environmental 3 Radioactivity (CARER), Ocean and Atmospheric Science and Technology Cell (OASTC). Sophisticated research equipments are also housed in the University Science Instrumentation Centre and Promotion of University Research and Scientific Excellence (PURSE) laboratories on the campus.

A Research, Development and Consultancy Patent Cell (RDCPC) has been constituted to promote and strengthen research programmes of our University. It is also felt that the consultancy programmes needs to be strengthened to encourage the faculty to work in collaboration with industries and institutions in the area of their expertise. University-Industry interactions are strengthened and the University proposes to start skill development programmes in collaboration with industries.

MSc Yogic Science has recently been accredited by Ministry of AYUSH, Govt of India as Yoga Institution for a 5-year period. This would help our students to be globally recognised as Yoga trainers and practitioners.

The University Library has an extensive collection of over books and journals required for teaching and research. It is also connected with UGC-Infonet for e-resources. Anti-plagiarism software has been installed in the library to curtail plagiarism under the Shoda-Ganga project. A vermin compost unit is being set up for waste management on the campus. Steps 4 are taken for utilizing the waste water through water treatment plant. Rainwater harvesting has also been adopted.

CCTV cameras are being installed on the campus for providing safe and secure environment to the students and other stakeholders. University is also encouraging extension activities through village adoption programmes to strengthen the linkage with society.

A world class Centre for Advanced Scientific Research has been set up at Belapu, Udupi District and is intended to introduce more postgraduate programmes from the academic year 2024-25. The University proposes to establish Innovation Facilitation Centre with the help of NRDC. The University maintains a close liaison with the public of the coastal region through meaningful programmes including University-Industry interaction, extension activities through NSS and various Endowment Chairs and Study Centres. The “Swachh Bharath” programme is being carried out very effectively involving the NGOs and the local people.

Our two constituent colleges have earned ‘A’ grade by NAAC of which one is in the jurisdiction of Kodagu University at present. They offer both UG as well as few PG programmes as per the regional needs of the society. The International Student Centre is doing well and the University 5 has been able to attract many International students for Undergraduate, Postgraduate and Research programmes.

The University provides scholarships for meritorious students. There are other endowment scholarships for meritorious poor students. In addition to this, the University has introduced sports scholarships for talented sports persons. Incentives are also provided to sports persons who create new records and who win individual medals at the Inter University competitions. The University has produced some national level athletes, who have won laurels at the national as well as international levels. Mangalore University is ranked 2nd nationally and 137th globally in the World University Green Metric Ranking in the year 2023.

The processes of Admissions and Examinations are fully computerised. The University provides a safe and peaceful environment that is conducive to learning with the active support of students, faculty, administrative staff and the University authorities.

I am confident that Mangalore University will reach greater heights of excellence nationally and internationally in the days to come and attract more students from different corners of the world.