Kuvempu University is one of the modern affiliating Universities in Karnataka. Kuvempu University was established in 1987, it is a University with a distinctive academic outline, combining in itself commitment to rural attribute and a modern spirit. Kuvempu University has fifty Post-Graduate departments of studies in different faculties namely Arts, Science, Commerce, Education, and Law. The University has 133 affiliated colleges under its jurisdiction spread over 4 districts of Shimoga, Chitradurga, Chikmagalur, and Davangere. Kuvempu University also has four constituent colleges and two outlying regional Post-Graduate centers at Davangere and Kadur.
Offering higher education through Distance Mode is another important step taken by Kuvempu University so as to help student community in their zeal for pursuing Post-Graduation studies. The necessity of this was felt by the University when the larger number of students, who wanted seats for P.G Studies, could not be accommodated in its regular P.G. Programmes. The University believes that Distance Education is an equally good avenue to be made available to interested students. Also, distance education is the best option and cost-effective way to shape your career and boost your skills. Distance Education provides the ‘second chance’ for enhancing and continuing study to those who had stopped their regular study for various reasons. With Distance Education Courses, one has the same value, status and the recognition as a regular university degree. The degrees offered by the Directorate of Correspondence Courses are equivalent to that of regular degrees. The DCC is offering a total number of 50 courses directly in various faculties at the U.G., P.G. and Diploma levels.