VISION AND MISSION OF DAVANGERE UNIVERSITY
"To strive to become one of the top ten universities in India, in next 20 years, in terms of academic advancement, research progressiveness and infrastructural development and also in the area of uplifting and sustainable implementation of the pro-socio concepts such as social justice, equity and access through higher educational practices".
*Strengthening the academic advancement with the global competitiveness
*Imparting need based updated curriculum
*Provide congenial ambience on the campus
*Provide Industry/Corporate exposure to the students
*Establishing the strong research practices among faculty and students
*Encouraging students for field based learning and also to address the social issues with the help of soft skills more rationally
*Develop the determination to achieve a sustainable development in the areas of social justice, equity and access
About Davangere University
Davangere University is one of the budding universities in Karnataka. It has a jurisdiction of two Districts viz., Davangere and Chitradurga and headquartered at Davangere. Davangere which was part of Chitradurga District became a separate district on 15th August 1997 and is emerging as an important educational centre besides being a well known commercial and industrial town in Karnataka. Davangere University prior to its establishment functioned as a Post-Graduate Centre of the University of Mysore from 1979 to 1987. Later, with the establishment of Kuvempu University in 1987, the P.G. Centre came under the jurisdiction of the new university due to its geographical location and hence functioned as its P.G. Centre from 1987 to 2009. Davangere University was established on 18th August 2009 with a vision to meet the educational aspirations of the people of this region. The university has 112 Colleges affiliated to it in total, with one Constituent College and one Autonomous College, offering Graduate and Post-Graduate programmes in various disciplines catering to the educational needs of more than 60,000 students.
Location of the University
Davangere and Chitradurge Districts are centrally located in the State of Karnataka on NH-4. Davangere is very well connected by road and railways (with a distance of 265 kms by road, and 327 kms by railway) from Bangalore. Shivagangotri, the main campus of the University is located at about 10 kms from Davangere, 6 kms from Bada Cross and about 60 kms from Chitradurga. The conveyance to reach the campus includes both Government and private bus services, and there is a railway station near the campus in Tholahunse village. The sprawling 73 acres campus is free pollution and hustle and bustle of the city. The greenery on campus adds to its ambiance. The University has four Faculties viz., (i) Arts, (ii) Commerce & Management (iii) Science & Technology, and (iv) Education. The Post-Graduate Departments of Studies and Research on the main campus offer more than 20 Post-Graduate Programmes. The University College of Visual Arts, a Constituent College of the University offers Foundation Course for two years, Bachelors’ programme for three years and Masters’ Degree Programmes for 2 years. From 2012-13, the college has switched over to annual scheme from semester due to the nature of the programme and to be on par with UGC pattern for Art Colleges. The University endeavours to see that the students develop a holistic, humane and sustainable development oriented approach towards life and living.