Type of College


Accreditation & Recognition

UGC, NAAC with "B" Grade




Karnatak University, Dharwad

About Karnatak Arts College

Karnatak Arts College, Dharwad was established on 20th June 1917 to meet the long-standing demand of the people of this region for higher education.

It is one of the premier colleges established to impart & provide in the field of higher education for the deserving candidates and prove to be a milestone on the part of progress.

The college is affiliated to Karnatak University, Dharwad and recognized by the University Grants Commission (UGC) under section 2(f) & 12(B) under Act, 1956.

It is re-accredited by National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC) with "B" Grade - (CGPA Score 2.92 on a 4 Point Scale in 2nd Cycle) on 30th September 2009. 2015.

It is a co-educational private college, providing regular courses in which is located in the urban part of Dharwad played a pioneering role in the field of higher education

College At A Glance

Due to the noble efforts of the Late Diwan Bahadur Rodda Shriniwasrao and Rao Bahadur R.S.Artal, who struggled hard and started this college to cater to the intellectual and cultural needs of the Kannadigas.

Initially, the college was housed in the Government Training College for Men as an intermediate college. Then it was upgraded as a First Grade College and was shifted to the present imperially magnificent building in 1920.

Gradually the Honors Courses and Science subjects were started, and the college went on progressing swiftly. In the year 1958, the Karnatak University took over the College for running it as a Model College, bifurcating it for administrative purposes into the Karnataka Arts College and Karnatak Science College, though both the colleges have continued to be one in spirit.

The college also received the numbers of achievements awards in the field of education, sports and curricular activities under the affiliating university.

The college celebrated 1998 as the Platinum Jubilee Year. The inaugural function of the Jubilee was held in April 1998. The celebration of Platinum Jubilee is characterized by several novel academic plans and projects, and the introduction of Management Courses was one of them.

At present, the college offers undergraduate & postgraduate courses in Arts, Commerce, Management streams under Karnatak University, Dharwad.

Both the colleges share the common campus and other campus amenities for administrative purposes. Over the years new courses like B.Com, B.B.A., M.T.A., B.T.A., B.S.W., B.Com (CS), M.A. (English), M.A. (Economics), M.Com. (CS) and M.Com were started thereby justifying what Rabindranath Tagore once said: “The great task of education is not merely to collect facts but to known the man and to make oneself known to man”.

At present, there are about 2000-2500 students studying on the campus pursuing various courses. This is a place where dreams are realized, goals are reached, targets met, careers bloom and memories cherished. Blessed indeed are those who study in these environs.

  • The college has a vibrant campus life with a wide range of opportunities to fill your free time
  • The college has an impressive and pollution-free campus with panoramic green surroundings, elegant landscaping and beautiful flower-beds
  • The college has separate individual departments for all subjects with young, dynamic faculty and non-teaching staff and with good results
  • The college has the most eminent Faculty members and they are really well qualified, experienced and truly committed towards enhancement and development of the students
  • The college has well-equipped with modern facilities like library, laboratory, classrooms, computer lab, canteen, seminar halls, common rooms, multipurpose halls, playground & hostel etc.
  • A sufficient number of classrooms with varying sizes are made available for the smooth conduct of different classes in the college
  • The college has a library with a good number of books (both text and reference) on various subjects to meet the needs of the students as well as the teachers with reading room facility. Daily Newspapers and selected journals are also regularly subscribed
  • State of the Art Laboratories with sufficient space and all the necessary equipment are made available to various departments
  • The college has taken up the responsibility of imparting necessary, effective and practical education to the students so that they can reach great heights and attain maximum achievements in their life
  • The college has established an Internal Quality Assurance Cell (IQAC) to assure the quality of the college and also details regarding submission of Annual Quality Assurance Reports (AQAR) to NAAC annually
  • The college runs a canteen inside the campus where staff and students can have meals and snacks prepared in a hygienic manner and at an affordable cost
  • Internet facilities may be availed by the students and teachers as per their needs
  • Transportation facility is available for the students
  • The college also has a hostel with providing all the facilities, security and good atmosphere, best suited for studies of the boys & girls coming from far-off places
  • The college has a large playground with will-equipment for different sports like Cricket, Football, Volleyball, Hockey, Badminton and so on
  • A medical facility has been available in the college for the benefit of the students
  • State Government and Central Government offers a number of scholarships to the meritorious students and the students belonging to SC / ST / OBC
  • To sharpen the skill of students and their personality development, various curricular and extra-curricular activities are the regular features of the institution
  • The college also organizes workshops, seminars, and conferences for improving teaching skills and methodology
  • The college also provides NCC training to its students. The NCC cadets attend different camps and earn pride for themselves and for the college
  • The college Unit NSS Wing performs different type of social services within and outside of the area
  • The college consists Women Cell to help female students. This cell helps and guides girls to sort out from their personal problem and avoid them from any harassment
Levels of study
Streams Mode Duration Eligibilty
Bachelor of Arts Full Time 3 Years 10+2
Bachelor of Social Work Full Time 3 Years 10+2
Master of Arts in Economics Full Time 2 Years B.A
Master of Arts in English Full Time 2 Years B.A
Streams Mode Duration Eligibilty
Bachelor of Business Administration Full Time 3 Years 10+2
Bachelor of Tourism Administration (BTA) Full Time 3 Years 10+2
Master of Tourism Administration (MTA) Full Time 2 Years Bachelor's Degree
Streams Mode Duration Eligibilty
Bachelor of Commerce (B.Com) Full Time 3 Years 10+2
Bachelor of Commerce in Computer Applications Full Time 3 Years 10+2
Master of Commerce Full Time 2 Years B.Com
  • Library
  • Sports
  • Hostel
  • Laboratories
  • Internet
  • Auditorium
  • Classroom
  • Placement
  • Scholarship
  • Workshop
  • Playground
  • Curricular Activities
  • Reading Rooms
  • Multipurpose Hall
  • Suggestion Box
  • N.C.C.
  • N.S.S.
  • Medical Facility
  • Common Rooms
  • Computer Lab
  • Cafeteria/Canteen
  • Anti Ragging
  • Women Cell
  • Anti-Sexual Harassment Committee
  • Public Transportation





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