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Established : 1987 | Accredited/Approved : UGC | Affiliated : AICTE
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In 1987, Kuvempu University came into existence. The University is located in Shimoga district in Karnataka state. It is a State-University which UGC and AIU approve. Kuvempu University NAAC grade A is given as per the accreditations. Kuvempu University is recognised as one of the best institutes that offer higher education in the state. They have also secured multiple recognitions from ranking bodies for their academic performances. Kuvempu University NIRF ranking is 101 position for overall performance.

The courses offered at Kuvempu University are only in PG and PhD programs. In addition, there are 35 programs availed in Commerce, Humanities, and Science streams. The University offers distance education courses as well. To know more about Kuvempu University distance education, look for online assistance on the website. The University is affiliated with 90+ colleges around the district. Qualified faculty members give academic training. The Kuvempu University faculty count is around 580, including teaching and non-teaching members.  

The Kuvempu University course admissions are mainly based on the merit scores in the qualifying exam, followed by entrance exam scores for the specified courses. You can understand the necessary academic qualification, available specialisations and admission process down below:     

University Name

Kuvempu University

Type of University


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Courses type

UG and PG courses

Courses offered

MBA, M.Sc., MA, MCA, MSW, M.Com, PG Diploma, M.Ed., M.Phil, and M.P.Ed. 

Kuvempu University Location

Shimoga, Karnataka

Admission criteria

Merit and entrance exam basis

Application mode

Online/ Offline

Entrance exams accepted


Entrance exam mode


Kuvempu University website


Kuvempu University's contact number

 08282- 256301 to 256307

Kuvempu University MBA admissions

The MBA program is the flagship program offered by Kuvempu University. If the candidate is willing to pursue their higher education in management studies, they must opt for the MBA program. It is a 2 years course provided on-campus and for full-time. The University offers different specialisations to choose from as majors.

The minimum eligibility requirement is to have completed their graduation/bachelor's degree in any stream from a certified and recognised University. The minimum marks secured must be at least 55% and above. The selection criteria for the MBA program is to have taken up entrance exam, and valid cut-off scores will be considered. The accepted exams are KPGCET or CMAT. The Kuvempu University MBA cut-off score is 18521.




Finance and Human Resource Management, Human Resource Management, Marketing and Finance, Marketing and Human Resource Management, General, Tourism Management, Travel & Tourism

Kuvempu University M.Sc. admissions

The science stream at the PG level Kuvempu University offers an M.Sc. program. The entire course duration is for two years. The applicants must have a graduation/bachelor's degree from a certified University in the relevant stream to get M.Sc. admission to Kuvempu University. However, the University authority will make the cut-off list based on the qualifying examinations. You will find the M.Sc. specialisations offered by the University in the below table:




Chemistry, Mathematics, Microbiology, Computer Science, Biochemistry, Wildlife And Management, Physics, Pharmaceutical Chemistry, Biotechnology, Botany, Zoology, Environmental Science, Remote Sensing And Gis, Library And Information Science, Geoinformatics, Industrial Chemistry, Earth Science & Resource Management, Electronics, Environmental Studies And Resource Management, Organic Chemistry

Kuvempu University MA admissions

If you are willing for MA seats in PRSU, the applicant must have a BA degree in the relevant discipline with a minimum percentage of 40 and above required by the University. The university prospectus will provide the course syllabus and other course details. Entrance exam scores are not required for MA admissions. The applicants can submit their applications in both online and offline modes.

The selection criteria for the course will be based on academic merit. The list of MA specialisations the University offers is in the table below.




History And Archaeology, Journalism & Mass Communication, English, Political Science, Kannada, Economics, Urdu, Education, Hindi, Sociology, Sanskrit

Kuvempu University M.Com admissions

The M.Com course at Kuvempu University is one of the most common courses offered with a UGC-approved syllabus. Being a 2 years program, the applicants must have completed a B.Com/BBA degree or any other commerce and management stream graduation to be eligible for admissions. In addition, the applicants must have scored at least 50% to apply for admission. However, for reserved categories (OBC/SC/ST), there is a relaxation of 5% marks.  

The selection is mainly based on merit in the qualifying exam. Hence, students must produce their graduation degree mark while applying for the program. In addition, students are also given various disciplines in the M.Com course listed below. 




Accounting And Taxation, Banking And Finance, General, Accounting And Finance

Kuvempu University MCA admissions

The MCA program at Kuvempu University is one of the main courses for PG-looking students. This MCA program is provided for two years. It is a full-time on-campus program. The minimum criteria are to have completed 10+2 with a BCA graduation of three years. The minimum score should be 50% and above. Also, having Mathematics or Business Mathematics subject at their intermediate level is mandatory.

For the final selection, the authority will consider Karnataka PGCET/PSCET entrance exam scores conducted by KEA. The overall cut-off accepted for the MCA program in KU through KPGCET is 7921 as of 2022.

Kuvempu University PG Diploma admissions

The PG Diploma program at Kuvempu University is a two years program. The program is offered for students seeking higher studies in the management field. The basic eligibility criteria required for Kuvempu University PG admissions is to have completed a bachelor's degree in any stream from a well-known University. In addition, the applicants must not have any backlogs depending and have secured min of 50% marks and more.

No entrance exam scores are required as part of the selection criteria at Kuvempu University. The program is also available in even shifts as well. If you want to know the course syllabus, please check the Kuvempu University official website. However, you can find the list of PG Diploma specialisations offered in the below table:



PG Diploma

Industrial Chemical Quality Control, Archaeology, Analytical Techniques, Geospatial Information Science, Photogrammetry & Remote Sensing

Kuvempu University M.Ed admissions

Kuvempu University also offers M.Ed program as a part of its curriculum. It is a 2 years program. If you want admission to the M.Ed program at Kuvempua University, you must have completed your B.Ed. Program from a recognised University.

There is no entrance exam required for this program selection criteria. Also, the course is offered in the general subject depth, and no other specialisations are offered. The general fee structure for the M.Ed. program is 1.05 lakhs in total. For SC/ST candidates, it will cost around 74 K in total.

Kuvempu University MSW and M.P.Ed admissions

MSW and M.P.Ed are also available at Kuvempu University. The course duration of both programs is for two years respectively. The minimum qualification required for Kuvempu University admissions are:

MSW: If you're looking for MSW Master program admission, you should be a degree holder with 50% marks (40% for SC/ST).

The selection will be given via an entrance test held at the University.  M.P.Ed: Candidates willing to join the on-campus full-time M.P.Ed (Master of Physical Education) program must have passed in B.P.Ed or BPE from the recognised University.

Kuvempu University M.Phil and Ph.D. admissions

Meeting the required academic qualification is important if you wish to get admission to M.Phil or PhD programs. Here, the M.Phil program is a 2 years program, and the Ph.D. course is for 3 years. The minimum eligibility criteria are to have completed the relevant Master's and bachelor's exams from the University, which is UGC-approved. In addition, you must have secured a minimum of 45% aggregate marks. 

Those with at least 2 years of research experience will be prioritised for PhD admissions. The final admission will majorly depend on the merit and entrance exam scores. The specialisations are available in fields like Arts, Commerce and Science. 

The below table shows the available specialisations offered in M.Phil and PhD programs.  




Hindi, Library & Information Science, Physical Education, Sociology, Biochemistry, Botany, Chemistry, Industrial Chemistry, Zoology, Wildlife And Management, Earth Science & Resource Management, Remote Sensing And Gis Applications


Management Studies, Mathematics, Commerce, English, Botany, Pharmaceutical Chemistry, Education, Physics, Kannada, Economics, Physical Education, Chemistry, Biotechnology, Library & Information Science, Environmental Science, Biochemistry, Microbiology, Zoology, Sanskrit, Urdu, Journalism And Mass Communication, Hindi, Political Science, History And Archaeology, Computer Science, Social Work, Remote Sensing And Gis Applications, Sociology, Industrial Chemistry, Earth Science & Resource Management, Wildlife And Management, Travel & Tourism Management, Electronics

Kuvempu University Admission Process:

All the programs offered at Kuvempu University are at the PG level. Therefore, the candidates must have completed their graduation degree with a min of 45% mark. Furthermore, the application/ admission process accepted at Kuvempu University is considered an online and offline method. Therefore, the candidates must have met the necessary selection criteria to apply for admission.

In online mode:

  • The eligible candidates shall visit the official website of the University.
  • The webpage will display the admission tab on the screen where the candidates can click to register for admissions.
  • To register for admissions, the applicants must provide valid and personal contact details.
  • Next, the applicants must fill in the application form with all the academic and personal information.
  • The page will then ask for the documents to be attached in the scanned format.
  • Ultimately, the applicants will be asked to pay the application fees as specified.
  • Net banking/UPI or card payments can be made online.

In offline mode:

  • The candidates must visit the University's main campus to complete the application form.
  • The applicants must get guidance from the University authority.
  • The process remains the same as in online mode.
  • The applicants must attach hard copies of the required documents and the application form.
  • The candidates must also attach the photo and sign on the application form. The Kuvempu University application fee is INR 360/-.
  • Lastly, the candidates must make the payment for an application form.
  • In offline mode, the applicant can pay through cash or DD in the name of the University.
  • To complete the process, submit the form and keep the receipt for future reference.

The required list of documents for submission are:

  • Certificates and Marksheet of 10+2 board exams.
  • Graduation certificate
  • Caste certificate (if applicable)
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Asked Question

I want to know the entrance exams accepted for MBA admissions at Kuvempu University.
Asked by Mithal

replied on 22-Mar-2023 04:17:42

To get MBA admissions at Kuvempu University, the applicants must have valid cut-off scores in Karnataka PGCET. The accepted cut-off for MBA is 18521.   

Hi, I want to study BA through Distance, so what will be the fees and admission criteria? Should I need to write any test.

replied on 21-May-2021 15:57:54
  • Students who have qualified in 12th in any stream can seek BA admission at Kuvempu University. Selection is based on merit in the qualifying exam. KU does not conduct any specific entrance test for admission. If you are eligible, you can fill the online application form through the official website.
  • BA fees at KUDDE cost around INR 6,000 per annum. Hence, the total fees for the entire three years expense up to INR 18,295.

Can i get direct admission to the m.b.a without attending pgcet
Asked by Shraddha

replied on 02-Jan-2021 17:21:45

Usually, Kuvempu University grants admissions for MBA on the basis of entrance exam. Since, it is the state/public university. Therefore, it is mandatory for the candidates to clear the entrance exam with valid score either in KPGCET or University Level Entrance Exam.

Need information regarding distance MBA course.
Asked by Mahaling

replied on 23-Jul-2020 15:42:23

In order to get admission for Distance MBA Program at Kuvempu University, candidates must have completed bachelor’s degree with required 50% aggregate score from any recognized university and also applicants need to qualify in KUDDE entrance test which will be conducted by university itself. Candidates need to secure minimum 45% score in entrance test in order to get eligible. Kuvempu University application process is online. The maximum duration which is allowed for completion of distance MBA Course is 4 years.

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