PG Centre

About the Centre

Jnana Kaveri Post Graduate Centre (JKPGC) of Mangalore University is situated at Chikka Aluvara, Kushalanagar in the scenic and beautiful hilly district of Kodagu, the birth place of river Kaveri.  Kodagu being situated amidst greenery is a household name across India for the bravery of its people, their great sense of nationalism and dedication to the country. It is also well-known for its distinguished son, Field Marshal K M Cariappa, the first Field Marshal of India. It is a famous tourist hot spot in Karnataka known as ‘Scotland of India’.

The Post Graduate Centre of Mangalore University started functioning with PG programme in Microbiology in the year 1997and subsequently started Biochemistry M.Sc. programme in its constituent college, Field Marshal K M Cariappa College, Madikeri. To cater the needs of people of Kodagu in higher education, Mangalore University started PG Centre at Chikka Aluvara. The PG programmes in Microbiology and Biochemistry were shifted in 2014 to new campus spreading across 70.47 acre of land and named as Jnana Kaveri PG Centre. The JKPGC has well established Microbiology and Biochemistry departments offering M.Sc. and Ph.D programmes. The Centre also offers PG in disciplines of Science, Commerce and Humanities.



  • To create an academically conducive environment and provide best quality education
  • To nurture and shape talent, personality development and promote intellectual growth


  • To impart quality higher education with overall development of students.
  •  To prepare competitive, socially responsible, ethically strong and professionally skilled creative human resource to the society.