Karnatak Science College, Dharwad

College Profile

•  The college has a huge campus, sprawling over 55 acres of land, with eco-friendly atmosphere. It is centrally located and well connected by roads to the major parts of Dharwad City.


•  The college has a Governing Council headed by the Vice-Chancellor of Karnatak University and Syndicate members, three staff members of the college as members and the Principal as Secretary. It guides and regulates all the activities of the college.


•  The college has seven major basic science departments viz Physics, Chemistry, Geology, Geography, Criminology & Forensic Science, Botany and Zoology and Department of BCA & BSc(Computer Science) with independent buildings. Department of English, Kannada, Mathematics, Statistics and other languages are common to both Science and Arts Colleges. Each department has its own library, excellent museum, well- equipped laboratories and well-furnished classrooms.


•  It is functioning with 50 highly qualified and experienced teachers. Most of them have doctoral degree.


•  It has kept up high tradition of quality education with student strength as specified by the Karnatak University for B.Sc. degree, B.Sc in Computer Science and B.C.A. course. The results of the college in all classes are always more than 80% bagging distinctions and ranks.


•  The college has a central library building called “The Padmashri V.K.Gokak Library” and is well stocked with books exceeding one Lakh, including the latest editions. About 2000 titles are added every year and about 60 periodicals are subscribed too. It has sufficient space and seating facility for 200 students who intend to refer the books in the library.  The library is normally kept open from 9 am to 9 pm on all working days and 11 am to 6 pm during vacations. The books that are supplied to the students are of two categories, 1) UGC aided textbooks 2) Students aid fund textbooks. In addition to the Central Library the individual departments have their own library, which cater to the needs of students and teachers.


•  The college has well equipped sports infrastructure for both indoor and outdoor games with two playgrounds, indoor badminton hall. Tennis court and Gymkhana building. There are 11 departments in the Gymkhana each headed by a chairperson and a student secretary (selected as per Gymkhana constitution).These are: Cultural Activities and Youth festival, Indian Games, Foot Ball, Cricket, Hockey, Volley Ball and Basket Ball, Badminton and other Indoor games, Tennis, Miscellany, Debating and  Wallpaper and Reading Room. The extra curricular activity inculcates culture, discipline and national integrity in students. Many of our students have achieved excellence in National and International sports activities.


•  A students home, Health Center, Syndicate Bank, Canteen and an Auditorium of ‘international standard’  Annaji Rao Sirur Rangamandir, “SRIJANA” DONATED BY ALUMINI OF THE COLLEGE Padmashree Nandan Nilekani former CEO, INFOSYS are important and special features of this grand college. The Health Center looks after the health of the students and staff free of cost. It has a qualified doctor and pathology lab. Every Monday, a lady doctor visits to give medical aid to ladies. It is kept open on all working days from 8 am to 12 noon and 4pm to 6 pm. The Syndicate Bank is situated in central place and all transactions of the students like payment of fees, scholarships etc are handled through the Bank.


•  The college has well-furnished two Boys hostels viz “ Krishna and Godaveri” accommodating around 100 boys and a well-furnished Ladies hostel “Kaveri” accommodating around 140 girls.  A new wing has been added recently to this hostel accommodating 60 more girl students.  The limited students are admitted to these hostels for the available vacancies as per the University rules. The other regular features of these hostels are daily news-papers, magazines, games, cultural activities etc. There are three wardens, one for boy’s hostels and the other for girls hostel to supervise and take care of the inmates. To assist each warden, there is a clerk and other staff.


•  There is provision for NCC and NSS and also to take an active part in sports of their choice, as certain percentage of seats are reserved for admission to professional colleges and postgraduate classes. Such students are also given preference in the appointments in different government organizations.


•  Every department has its own study circle, to enhance the academic knowledge of the students through seminars, symposia, workshops and lectures by different dignitaries.


•  The college has a Student’s Welfare Officer. He is meant to look after the general welfare of the students. He looks after the grievances of the students in co-ordination with the Principal, Wardens, HOD’s, NSS & NCC officers. In coordination with the Career Guidance Forum, Information Cell and Employment Exchanges, he organizes workshops to guide students regarding competitive examination and to take up different career options. BCA Dept. with the help of Placement Officer arranges campus interviews to provide employment to the students. Every year many reputed software companies such as Infosys, Wipro, Dell and others conduct campus interviews and select the students of our college.


•  “AKKA”, The Ladies Association of the College brings together all the girl students and lady staff members to interact and address their problems through various activities.


•  “SNEHA” is the Girl Students Counseling cell. The staff members of our college meet the college girls to provide them emotional support and to arrange  for professional help in specific cases.


•  VICHAR KRANTHI: A thought provoking fortnightly college bulletin displayed on the Notice Board provides an opportunity to the students for writing scientific articles, poems, brain storming articles & cartoons etc.


•  The college takes the assistance of the local eminent educationists, doctors etc for counseling of the students.


•  Above all, the college offers a large number of options for choice in academic as well as sports and cultural activities.


•  The college has research laboratories in the concerned departments.  In all the departments there are teachers recognized as research guides and are guiding many students for their Ph.D, which is unique features of this college. So far the college has produced more than 20 Ph.D.s and many M.Phil.s. Most of the teachers are having ongoing research projects sponsored by UGC and other funding agencies. Along with the regular curriculum members of the teaching staff attend National and International conferences and publish the research papers in reputed (National and International) journals.


•  Scholarships and Prizes: Every year the following scholarships and prizes are announced by the college.


•  Category – I, IIA, IIB, IIIA, IIIB scholarships: SC/ST scholarships: Rural Scholarships, Scholarships for Physically Handicapped; National Merit Scholarships, Sanskrit Scholarships, Urdu Scholarships, Scholarships for Ex-servicemen, Goud  Sarswat Brahmin Scholarships, Lingayat  students Scholarships, Nijalingappa   Nidhi   Scholarships. 


•  College open merit Scholarships (10 Scholarships for each class); Fellowships Karnatak College Golden Jubilee Prize; SirSiddappaKambali Prize, Karnatak College Platinum Jublee Cash Prize,Dr.G.V.Joshi Cash Prize, Dr.M.M.Joshi Cash Prize; Smt. Sheriffa Begum Nawab Cash Prize, Smt.Kamala Balekundri Cash Prize; Prof.(Smt) Vidya Sapre Choidhari Cash Prize:LT.Col R.S.Desai Cash Prize,Smt Gangubai Desai Cash Prize and Botany teachers cash prize;Latashri Parashuram F.Kolkar cash prize. The details of these Scholarships, application forms and information will be available in the College Office.


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Governing Council

The college has a governing council is headed by the Vice-Chancellor of Karnatak University, Syndicate Members, two staff members of the college and the Principal as secretary. It guides and regulates all the activities of the college.