Central University of Karnataka (CUK), located in Kalaburagi is one of the new central universities established under the Act of Parliament, 2009 by the Government of India. The Hon'ble President of India is the Visitor of the Institute. The University is fully funded by the University Grants Commission (UGC) and is situated over an area of 654 acres, near Kadaganchi village in the district of Kalaburagi (Gulbarga) in Karnataka. The main objective of this growing University is to integrate teaching, learning, training, research, innovation and skill development with an aspiration to excel in undergraduate, postgraduate and doctoral studies. The institute offers programmes in 6 major areas: Arts, Humanities, Social Sciences, Management, Sciences, and Engineering.
The University is working towards making the campus green, energy efficient & sustainable.
The university houses bright candidates from across the country and talented faculty committed to high standards of excellence in teaching and research.
A holistic academic atmosphere opens up new and challenging avenues in academics and skill development.
Choice-based credit system with a particular emphasis on inter and multidisciplinary studies.
Continuous assessment and Grading System for the candidate's performance and progress.
Adequate hostel facilities for both boys and girls.
Merit-cum-means free ships for the selected integrated and postgraduate candidates.
Full tuition fee waiver to girl candidates with a parental annual income of less than Rs. 8 lakhs
and SC or ST candidates who do not avail of any other scholarships or fellowships.
Reservation for SC or ST or OBC or EWS as per GOI norms.
Well-equipped Library with access to Wi-Fi and e-resources for all candidates.
Health care centre, Post office, Canteen, Bank, Shopping complex, multipurpose hall etc.
Kalaburagi is accessible by air, rail and road. The city is well connected with all the major cities like Bengaluru, Hyderabad, Mumbai and Chennai. Central University of Karnataka is located about 21 km away from the main bus stand of the city, which can be reached by regular bus transport in 30 minutes.
The Kalaburagi Airport operates flights to Delhi, Bengaluru, Tirupathi, and Mumbai. The airport is located 12 km away from city headquarters. The Nearest International airport to Kalaburagi is situated in Hyderabad, at a distance of nearly 220 km away from Kalaburagi. The Rajiv Gandhi International Terminal can be reached via road in approximately 3 and 1/2 hours from the Kalaburagi, which is connected to all the major national and international destinations.
Kalaburagi city is well connected with all the major cities of India like Bangalore, Hyderabad, Mumbai and Chennai via a number of daily or weekly running trains.
The road network between Kalaburagi city and the other major cities is well-connected and maintained. Frequent bus services are available from nearby cities like Hyderabad, Solapur, Pune, Mumbai, Bijapur, Bangalore and Bidar. The Karnataka State Road Transport Corporation (KSRTC) runs many buses from Kalaburagi to the various parts of the state of Karnataka and vice versa. Privately owned buses like VRL Travels, SRS Travels, Pooja Travels etc. also run many buses interconnecting the cities via Kalaburagi.
UNDERGRADUATE STUDY PROGRAMMES
B.Sc. (Physics or Chemistry)
B.Sc. (Life Sciences or Geology)
B.Sc. (Mathematics or Computer Science)
B.Tech in Electronics and Communication
B.Tech in Electrical Engineering
B.Sc. / B.A. (B.Sc. Psychology or B.A. English)
B.Sc. / B.A. (B.Sc. Geography or B.A. History)
B.A. (Economics or Social Work)
M.Sc. Applied Geography and Geoinformatics M.Sc. Applied Geology
M.Sc. Mathematics M.Sc. Physics M.Sc. Chemistry I MBA
MBA - Tourism and Travel Management
MA Folkloristics and Tribal Studies
Master of Performing Arts (Hindustani Vocal)
M.Tech Power and Energy Engineering
M.Tech Embedded and Real-Time System
MA Journalism and Mass Communication
MA Public Administration and Governance
M.Sc. Life Sciences
PhD PROGRAMMES – DURATION:- 3 YEARS
Electronics and Communication Engineering
Folkloristics and Tribal Studies
The Placement Cell is committed to the professional progress of the Central University of Karnataka students through integrating the career issues within an academic environment for realising their best possible career path.
The Placement Cell will help the undergraduate, postgraduate and Ph. D. candidates of Central University of Karnataka through counselling, instructions and training for the development of desired skills essential for suitable job profile or higher education or self-employment and inviting the Corporate Industries or Research or Academic Institutes or Commercial Organizations or Public Sector Undertakings for campus placement.
Ultimate goal is to facilitate the rating of the Central University of Karnataka, as one among the best Universities in India in terms of the Job Placement through coordination with University Schools covering following faculties: Management, Humanities, Commerce, Social Sciences, Science, Engineering and Technology.
The Central Library 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 the books, e-books, journals, e-journal, databases, reports dissertations, thesis, CD or DVDs and newspapers etc. The Central Library was inaugurated by the Prof. S.V Raghavan, Scientific Secretary to Principal Scientific Adviser, Govt. of India.
The institute has spacious and well-furnished separate hostels for the boys and girls within the campus. In view of increased intake and paucity of the hostel accommodation, the University cannot guarantee hostel accommodation to all the candidates admitted to the various programmes or courses. The hostel will be allotted as per the merit – cum – reservation depending upon intake of candidates in the departments.
The hostel accommodation will be provided subject to the availability of the seats in the hostels for a maximum period of 02 years in case of PG Programmes, up to 04 years in case of the PhD programmes and 05 years in the case of Integrated Degree programmes. In no case, the accommodation will be extended beyond the stipulated period.
The candidates are required to submit the ‘proof of nativity’ at the time of hostel admission. They can submit a ‘Native or Residency Certificate’ issued by the Revenue Officer or Tehsildar or any other relevant certificate issued by the competent authority of their respective native as proof of residence.
The Computer Centre caters to the needs of the different academic departments and various sections of the University. The mission of the Computer Centre at CUK is to create and maintain an IT environment for the pursuit of academic excellence. The ultimate aim of the centre is to provide services to promote and assist the use of new computing technologies among the candidates, staff and administration. The Computer Centre manages various computing and IT based communication facilities throughout the campus. A Computer Centre with an adequate number of desktop systems is available for independent study and learning with support from technical staff.
The Institute has established the Scholarship Cell to facilitate the scholarships and fellowships opportunities of the various State and Central Government agencies. The office also processes candidates' welfare matters like Freeships and Non NET fellowships to encourage the poor and meritorious candidates of the Central University of Karnataka.
The office issues circulars regarding the availability of the scholarship through state and Central government under various schemes for the information and benefit of the candidates’ community to make best use of the available opportunities.
The cell facilitates the timely submission of all the necessary information to the scholarship disbursing agencies online or offline or through the Application Program Interface (APIs) as prescribed by the disbursing agencies for the benefit of the candidates of the University in availing their scholarships on time.
The office acts as a point of contact between the Scholarship disbursing agencies like welfare departments of State and Central Government, University Departments and the candidates. Further, it coordinates with the various State and Central Government agencies like National Scholarship Portal, State Scholarships Portal of states like Karnataka, Odisha, Telangana, Rajasthan, Jharkhand etc. UGC Junior Research Fellowship or Senior Research Fellowship, ICSSR, DST, CSIR etc to facilitate the candidates’ scholarship and PhD research scholars’ fellowships.