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Tumkur University

Tumkur University was established in 2004 in Tumkur, Karnataka, India. It was carved out of Bangalore University to accommodate the needs of the students from Tumkur district.

Established under the Karnataka State Universities Act, 2000, as a multi-faculty university, it has 12 postgraduate departments, 2 constituent colleges and 94 affiliated colleges. It has established 29 research centres to promote advanced multi-disciplinary research and academic collaborations. In 2012, the University was recognized under section 12(b) of the UGC Act, 1956. In the same year, the National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC), an inter-university council of the UGC, accredited the University with "B" Grade in the three-grade rating scale.

Tumkur University, is a rural university, has achieved a great feat by transforming its campus into a totally internet-enabled campus. Now, any faculty and student can access internet anywhere any time in the campus.

The campus has 420 LAN points and 10 wi-fi devices. The development of using Information Communication Technology (ICT) has been utilized for achieving academic excellence. The University provides all ICT facilities to its primary stake holders. The following diagram explains the campus networking concept in a precise manner.

The Monuments Park in Tumkur University is a unique experiment in installation archeology. Ancient stone monuments, inscriptions, war memorials, idols and statues, found in different degrees of decay and degradation across Tumkur District have been collected, curated, conserved and installed in a landscaped park. The Monuments Park was developed as part of the Kannada Bhashabhivruddi Yojane. The park also contains inscriptions and epithets from several literary and folk sources in Kannada, providing the visitor a glimpse of the cultures of pre-modern Karnataka. The park also contains contemporary art installations.

Automated Weather Station (AWS), the latest of its kind in the State, established in Tumkur University, is an initiative of Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO). Established in the University campus in May 2010, the AWS is an agriculture-support mechanism and also a tool for advanced research and education in agriculture, meteorology and environmental sciences.The AWS with its capacity for providing weather updates in a range of 80 km is monitored by a team of researchers from Tumkur University. Updates generated by the AWS on the climate and weather conditions is collected by researchers on a daily, weekly and monthly basis. The Centre also researches into the impact of humidity on rainfall. The Centre also facilitates a comparative analysis of similar information available at the 111 AWSs already functioning across the State. This is a valuable resource for rain-dependent agricultural ecologies as also a database for advanced research and surveys conducted by ISRO, DRDO, Airport Authority, Army, Navy, Air Force, Coast Guard, Media and Agriculture Universities.

Remote Sensing Centre was established in collaboration with the Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) in Tumkur University campus at a cost of Rs 34 lakhs. The Centre collects data on the availability of ground water, bio-diversity, green cover, fisheries and mineral availability in Tumkur district. The data will contribute to research in geological and geographical studies and serve as information and service kiosk for farmers of this region.

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Vishwavidyanilaya Karyalaya,B.H Road, Tumkur 572103, Karnataka, INDIA

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