Private Universities in Karnataka

S.No. University Name Date of Establishment
1 Adichunchanagiri University 22.01.2018
2 Alliance University 16.09.2010
3 Azim Premji University 13.10.2010
4 CMR University 16.05.2013
5 Dayananda Sagar University 16.05.2014
6 Garden City University 24.06.2013
7 Institute of Trans-Disciplinary Health Sciences and Technology 17.05.2018
8 JSS Science & Technology University 16.01.2016
9 KLE Technological University  
10 Khaja Bandanawaz University 21.04.2018
11 M.S. Ramaiah University of Applied Sciences 09.07.2013
12 PES University 16.05.2013
13 Presidency University 16.05.2013
14 Rai Technology University 17.09.2014
15 Reva University 16.05.2013
16 Sharnbasva University 29.07.2017
17 Shri Dharmasthala Manjunatheshwara University 19.12.2018
18 Sri Sathya Sai University for Human Excellence 08.03.2019
19 Srinivas University 20.02.2015

  • Adichunchanagiri University

Adichunchanagiri University is a private university located in Javaranahalli, in Mandya district, Karnataka, India, offering courses in medicine, engineering, pharmacy, nursing, education, and commerce. Constituent institutions under the university are Adichunchanagiri Institute of Medical Sciences, BGS institute of technology, Sri Adichunchanagiri College of Pharmacy, Adichunchanagiri college of nursing, BGS first grade college, and BGS College of Education.

  • Alliance University

Alliance University is a private research-intensive university that was established in the State of Karnataka by act no. 34 of the year 2010 under the recognition of the University Grants Commission of Ministry of Education (India) (MoE). The university offers nationally and internationally recognized undergraduate, postgraduate and doctoral programs in the academic disciplines of Business, Engineering, Technology, Commerce, Law and Executive education under the aegis of its flagship constituent colleges Alliance School of Business, Alliance College of Engineering and Design, Alliance School of Law and the Alliance Ascent College.

  • Azim Premji University

Azim Premji University was established in Karnataka by the Azim Premji University Act 2010 as a not-for-profit University and is recognized by The University Grants Commission (UGC) under Section 2F.

The beginnings of the University are in the learning and experience of a decade of work in elementary education by the Azim Premji Foundation. The University was founded as one of the key responses to the constraints and challenges that the Foundation encountered both within and in the environment, and as part of a larger strategy to contribute to the Education and Development sectors in the country.

  • CMR University

CMR University (CMRU) is a private university in the state of Karnataka, established and governed by the CMR University Act-2013. CMR University aims to promote and undertake the advancement of university education across a plethora of disciplines engineering, management, architecture, law, and other allied sectors of higher and professional education. The University also aims to equip students with the required skills and knowledge to pursue a successful career in their chosen field of study.

  • Dayananda Sagar University

Dayananda Sagar Institutions founded in the 60s by one such visionary, late Sri Dayananda Sagar committed to take knowledge to the people, transforms today’s students into responsible citizens and professional leaders of tomorrow. Dayananda Sagar University created by an Act of the Karnataka State in 2014, built on this adorable legacy and inspired by its own milestones, meeting the needs of quality higher education in this part of the world.

  • Garden City University

Garden City University is established under the Karnataka State Act no. 47 of 2013. The Garden City University Act received the assent of the Governor of Karnataka on 26th March 2013 and was published in the Karnataka Gazette on 12th April 2013. The University Grants Commission has listed Garden City University in the recognized list of Private Universities in India.

  • Institute of Trans-Disciplinary Health Sciences and Technology

TDU was established as an innovation-centered University focused on designing and delivering research, outreach, and education focused on social transformation aligned to emerging and futuristic needs. A first of its kind in India, TDU’s uniqueness stems from the fact that while the University itself has core strength in Ayurveda-Biology, Clinical medicine, Medicinal plants systematics, Plant Genomics, Data Sciences, Local Health Traditions, Theoretical Foundations of Ayurveda, Traditional Knowledge informatics and Manuscriptology, it has institutional academic relationships with outstanding knowledge partners in fields like Design (Srishti), Ecology and Environment (ATREE), Bioinformatics (IBAB), Conservation of Coastal, Marine, and Mountain Ecosystems (Dakshin Foundation), Biological Sciences (NCBS-TIFR), Stem Cell Biology (InStem), Inter-disciplinary Studies (NIAS), Cinema (Suchitra), Public health (IPH), Education and Pedagogy (Poorna), Medical Research (SJRI), and Policy Studies (Takshashila). Thus, the TDU ecosystem has the capacity to offer programs that combine subjects related to natural and social sciences, design, cinema, education, health sciences, conservation, and fine arts.

  • JSS Science & Technology University

JSS Science and Technology University is one of the recent additions to the institutions administered by JSS Mahavidyapeetha and is the second University being established besides a Medical University at Mysuru. India’s higher education system is on the verge of major reforms and JSS Science and Technology University has been established envisioning to create a bright future and a desired learner-centric eco-system and transform into a futuristic global University. The Availability of skilled human resources and trained technical manpower in engineering and technology is a major reason for growing investments in the state. In this context higher education system has a key role and more particularly JSS S&T U with an objective of transforming the students at all levels of higher education including research and innovation with measures to improve the quality of the workforce.

  • KLE Technological University

KLE Technological University (KLE Tech) has its roots in one of the premier engineering institutions of Karnataka, B. V. Bhoomaraddi College of Engineering and Technology (BVB), a prestigious engineering college in Hubli. The founding organization KLE Society, Belgaum, established BVB college in 1947 with an aspiration of creating an institution that would lay the foundation of modern engineering education in the northern region of Karnataka. Over the years, it evolved to reach and hold a unique position of pride in the technical education system of India. As we entered the 21st century, the college undertook a comprehensive reform process to adapt to the challenging global engineering education scenario. In pursuit of academic excellence, the college attained academic autonomy from the University Grant Commission (UGC) in the year 2007. As an autonomous college, BVB established its distinctive character in the academic space through its curriculum and outstanding student experience.

  • Khaja Bandanawaz University

Khaja Bandanawaz University (KBNU), named after Sufi saint Bande Nawaz, is a private university located at Kalaburagi, Karnataka, India. It was officially established in 2018 by the Khaja Bandanawaz Educational Society under the Khaja Bandanawaz University Act, 2018, following the approval of the Bill in the Karnataka Legislative Assembly in February 2018. The university hosts about twenty colleges, including colleges previously under the Khaja Bandanawaz Educational Society such as Khaja Banda Nawaz College of Engineering, Khaja Banda Nawaz Institute of Medical Sciences, and a newly formed law college. The founding chancellor is Syed Shah Khusro Hussaini, president of the Khaja Bandanawaz Educational Society, and the vice-chancellor (VC) is to be Abdul Jaleel Khan M. Pathan (A. M. Pathan), formerly VC of the Central University of Karnataka.

  • M.S. Ramaiah University of Applied Sciences

Ramaiah University of Applied Sciences (RUAS) is a UGC approved Private University in India. It was created by an act in the State of Karnataka, India, and was established in December 2013.

Within two years of establishment, the University has been ranked as one of the top 100 universities in India issued by the National Institutional Ranking Framework of the Ministry of Human Resource Development, Government of India. The University has been rated as a "Four Star" University under the New University Category of Karnataka State University Rating Framework (KSURF). Under the KSURF ranking, RUAS remains the only University to achieve "Five Stars" for innovation.

The University is sponsored by Gokula Education Foundation (Medical) trust. The University was created by integrating M.S. Ramaiah College of Hotel Management (1993), M.S. Ramaiah College of Pharmacy (1992), M.S. Ramaiah Dental College (1991), and the M.S. Ramaiah Advanced Learning Centre (2012). The campuses of the university are located at Mathikere and Peenya, Bengaluru, India.


  • PES University

People's Education Society University Ring Road Campus (PESU RR or just PESU), formerly PES Institute of Technology (PESIT), is one of three private universities under the name PES University in Bengaluru, India. Established in 1972, it is focused on five main educational areas: Engineering, Medicine, Management, Law, and Life Sciences. The institutions offer both foundation courses in these areas, as well as specializations, with a Bachelors, Master, or Ph.D. degree. It was upgraded to university status in 2013.

  • Presidency University

Presidency Group of Institutions (PGI), along with the University, constitutes 7 Schools and a College. While the college offers programs to students at both the undergraduate and postgraduate levels in information technology, commerce, management, and journalism, the schools offer National and International Boards of Studies. Presidency College, located in Bengaluru, has been re-accredited by NAAC with ‘A+’. The postgraduate MBA program at Presidency College is approved by the AICTE, Delhi. Within a short span of three decades, PGI has created a niche for itself as one of the top-notch institutions in Bengaluru. Recently, the Presidency Group of Institutions (PGI) was bestowed with the “Most Promising Institute in South India” award at the British South India Council of Commerce and Business Meet 2014.

The latest venture of the group Presidency University is a testimony to the fact that the group has almost over three decades of experience in education from K to 12 to Higher Education. Presidency University aspires to be among the best universities in the world in the shortest span possible, with a focus on innovative and research-oriented teaching methodology, state-of-the-art facilities, industry-friendly curriculum with concrete action plans, and an unwavering commitment to the pursuit of excellence.

  • Rai Technology University

Rai Technology University is one of the Best Agriculture University In India. Students from different states study here. Students, who pass out from this college has more job opportunity than any other college. It is located in Doddaballapur Bangalore.

  • Reva University

REVA University has been established under the REVA University Act, 2012. The University is located in Bengaluru on a sprawling green campus, spread over 45 acres of land, built with the state-of-the-art infrastructure creating an environment conducive to higher learning and research.

The founder of REVA University believes in the motto’ Knowledge is Power’. Driven with a philanthropic vision and a missionary zeal, the campus is built to transform students into outstanding citizens. The University prides itself in contributing to the holistic development of every student. The University currently offers 33 Undergraduate Programmes, 24 full-time Postgraduate Programmes, 2 part-time Postgraduate Programmes, Ph.D. Programs in various disciplines and several Certificate/Diploma and Postgraduate Diploma Programmes in Engineering, Architecture, Science and Technology, Commerce, Management Studies, Law, Arts & Humanities, and Performing Arts. The programs offered by REVA University are well planned and designed based on in-depth analysis and research with emphasis on knowledge assimilation, practical applications, hands-on training, global and industrial relevance, and social significance.

  • Sharnbasva University

The Sharnbasveshwar Vidya Vardhak Sangha was founded in 1901 by the 6th peethadhipati, made a humble, yet noble beginning with its first school housed in Mahadasoha - Mahamane the spiritual abode. Then onwards it has never looked back and has grown into leaps and bounds. Dedicating itself to the pursuit of service and excellence has grown into a mammoth educational center imparting science, commerce, management, arts, engineering & technical education to nearly 20,000 students from LKG to PG in 40 institutions spending nearly 100 crores in 100 years of its meaningful and eventful existence.

Illustrious Sons of India and dignitaries including the father of the nation, Mahatma Gandhi down to Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam, the former president of India have visited our Sangha.

  • Shri Dharmasthala Manjunatheshwara University

SHRI DHARMASTHALA MANJUNATHESHWARA UNIVERSITY Dharwad has been established under the Shri Dharmasthala Manjunatheshwara University Act 2OI8 (Karnataka Act No. 19 of 2018) and has come into effect from 19th December 2018 as a State Private University of the State of Karnataka, of unitary nature, at Sattur, Dharwad.

The University has been sponsored by the Shri Dharmasthala Manjunatheshwara Education (SDME)Society, Ujre. D.K. Karnataka. SDME Society is a premier non-profit educational organization, functioning under the sacred aegis of Shree Kshetra Dharmasthala and under the able guidance of its distinguished president, Dr. D. Veerendra Heggade.

  • Sri Sathya Sai University for Human Excellence

Welcome to Sri Sathya Sai University for Human Excellence. We are a new university but one that comes with a track record of success in the path leading to its establishment. This is a place where human excellence is nurtured and future leaders are prepared for selfless service to humanity. Understanding the true significance of humanness makes one a true leader. By providing a transformative experience through the body, mind, and soul, students will be nurtured here as highly skilled, self-reliant, compassionate, and courageous men and women, prepared for leadership and supreme sacrifice for the well-being of society, leaving their indelible mark on it.

  • Srinivas University

Srinivas University, Mangalore, is a Private Research and skill-focused University in Mangalore, Karnataka, India established in 2013 by Karnataka State Act. Srinivas University is the flagship of 18 Srinivas Group of Institutions started by A. Shama Rao Foundation, Mangalore, India, a private Charitable Trust founded in 1988 by an Eminent Chartered Accountant A. Raghavendra Rao. A. Shama Rao Foundation has started many professional colleges in Mangalore which include Srinivas Institute of Medical Sciences and Research Center, Srinivas Institute of Dental Sciences, Srinivas Institute of Technology, Srinivas College of Pharmacy, Srinivas Institute of Nursing Sciences, A Shama Rao Nursing School, Srinivas Integrated Campus, Srinivas College of Hotel Management, Vijayalakshmi Institute of Hospitality Sciences, Srinivas First Grade College, Srinivas School of Engineering, Srinivas Institute of Management Studies, Srinivas College of Physiotherapy, Srinivas School of Business, Srinivas School of Management, Srinivas College of Education, Srinivas Institute of Social Work.

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