About Mangalore University

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Mangalore University was established on September 10, 1980 to cater to the higher educational needs of Dakshina Kannada, Udupi and Kodagu Districts. The University campus is situated in a picturesque location and is a major centre for advanced academic studies and research. Although Mangalore University is one of the youngest Universities in the country, it has within its ambit some of the oldest and prestigious institutions of higher learning. There are 25 postgraduate departments on the University campus offering 35 different postgraduate courses with three postgraduate centres. Mangalore University is one of the first Universities in the country to initiate a detailed research programme on radiation protection and it is now engaged in frontline research on radioecology. The University Science Instrumentation Centre (USIC) has established excellent facilities for low-level radioactivity measurement and radioecological studies

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The University campus at Mangalagangothri is located at a distance of about 20 km south-east of the city of Mangalore. The campus is spread over an area of about 333 acres and is on a high elevation overlooking the Arabian Sea on one side and the Western Ghats on the other. Since its establishment, the University has made considerable progress in the field of higher education and research. The campus has hostel facilities both for men and women. The central facilities on the campus include a well equipped Library, Computer Centre, University Science Instrumentation Centre (USIC), Microtron Centre, Health Centre, Student Centre and Yakshagana Kala Kendra, Mangala Auditorium. There are well furnished guest houses on the campus. A canteen, bank, post office and other modern communication facilities are also available on the campus.