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Central University of Karnataka, Gulbarga

The Central University of Karnataka (CUK) has been established by an Act of the Parliament (No. 3 of 2009) at Gulbarga, Karnataka. It is one of the 16 new Central Universities established by the Government of India during the UGC XI Plan Period to address to the concerns of ‘equity and access’ and to increase the access to quality higher education by people in less educationally developed districts which have a Graduate Enrolment Ratio of less than the national average of 11%.

The CUK, with its territorial jurisdiction all over Karnataka has been initiated  its activities from the academic year beginning August 2009 in keeping with the philosophy of achieving and maintaining the highest levels of academic excellence, sensitivity to equity and access in enrolment and recruitment and emerging as a premier national educational and research institution in the country.

621 acres of land at Kadaganchi Suntanur villages on the Gulbarga-Waghdhari Inter-State Highway in Aland taluka identified by the Karnataka State Government has been handed over to the university, where the work of construction of boundary wall is nearing completion and work on various buildings for the first phase of campus development will begin soon.  The university is functioning from its temporary premises at the IInd floor of Karya Soudha, Gulbarga University Campus where the administrative office, classrooms, library, computer lab and other infrastructure is presently located.

The University is aware of its being a 21st century institution in an India that is fast emerging as a global hub of skilled and trained manpower and an important player in knowledge economy. It is thus necessary that new universities take an active and synergetic role in evolving as socially conscious beacons of knowledge by constantly innovating and updating knowledge and information. The CUK keenly identifies with these thoughts and will strive to be a path-breaker in its academic endeavours both in terms of the content and quality of teaching. A strong interdisciplinary approach, coupled with a cafeteria based credit semester system is thus the natural choice for this new university.

The CUK Computer Centre is well equipped with modern computing facilities for students and researchers. Its information technology based learning solutions, multimedia experience, e-resources and high speed internet connectivity over 1Gbps are useful instruments for enlarging students overall knowledge and perspectives.

The computer centre is member of Information and Library Network Centre (INFLIBNET) that ensure students access to online journals services covering J-STOR, Economic and Political Weekly (EPW), Taylor and Francis, Cambridge University and so on.

LAN: The building wide computer network - Computer Lab, faculty rooms, Library, Administration and Section Office are connected to the LAN, through Cat-6 Cable, high-speed CISCO switches and Router.

Internet: 1Gbps internet access is well utilized by both the students, research scholars, faculty, administrative officers and non-teaching.

The Central University of Karnataka Library, Gulbarga, provides access to information not just to widen the horizons of the users’ knowledge but also to support a host of their learning activities that range from book learning and newspaper reading to using e-journals and reading e-books. Librarians are not just the gatekeepers here but the facilitators in a larger process aimed at improving the quality of life of the individual. We are driven by the motto to strive hard with commitment and dedication, which requires team spirit and tenacity to serve the strategic information requirements of the academic community on a continual basis pin-pointedly, exhaustively and expeditiously.

The CUK Library aims to be a leading academic research library in the area. The eclectic collection that constitutes the Library currently includes over 4,500 books. The Library resources comprise Encyclopaedias, Dictionaries on various subjects, general collections, valuable source books, critical works as well as specific skills-related books on Personality Development, Time Management and Communication Skills. The Library subscribes to research e-journals, besides subscribing to daily news papers, magazines and journals.

The Central University of Karnataka Boys Hostel is housed at Visvesvaraya Technological University, Regional Centre, Gulbarga. The university campus is under construction and at present university has made temporary hostel arrangements for the limited number of students. The present hostel consists of 60 single rooms including the mess premise.

Each Room: Well-furnished and spacious rooms are there for 60 boys. Each room is equipped with a cot, study table and study chair.A list of strict rules and regulations are to be followed.

Under Graduate:

  • Bachelor of Arts

Post Graduate:

  • Master of Business Administration
  • Master of Commerce
  • Master of Arts
  • Master of Science in Geography
  • Master of Philosophy in Geography
  • Master of Arts in Humanities and Languages
  • Master of Philosophy in Humanities and Languages
  • Master of Arts in Social and Behavioral Sciences
  • Master of Philosophy in Social and Behavioral Sciences

Ph.D Courses:

  • Doctor of Philosophy in Humanities and Languages
  • Doctor of Philosophy in Social and Behavioral Sciences

Research Areas Courses:

  • English
  • Hindi
  • Kannada
  • Geography
  • Geology
  • Economics
  • History
  • Psychology
  • Commerce
  • Management Studies

Central University of Karnataka
(Established by an Act of the Parliament in 2009)
II Floor, Karya Soudha,
Gulbarga University,
GULBARGA-585 106

Phone No: 08472-272057



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