About the University
Mangalore University, Mangalagangothri
located about 20 km to the south-east of the historic coastal town of Mangalore, sets the tone for the educational endeavors of the three districts under the jurisdiction of the University. It is a picturesque campus that sprawls over 333 acres, overlooking the confluence of the river Nethravathi with the Arabian Sea on the one side, and the cloud-capped Western Ghats on the other.
It grew out of a modest post-graduate center of the University of Mysore to become the focal point of an independent University in 1980. The campus, which once housed a mere three postgraduate departments, now has thirty-five postgraduate departments, supported by modern infrastructure and experienced faculty. The 35 Postgraduate Departments offering 37 P.G. programmes and 30 Ph. D programmes.