Karnatak Science College, Dharwad


Central library :


1. Partial automation of library.

2. Inter library loan of books.

3. Power back up for lighting and computers.

4. Materials under special schemes (IEEE, ACM, NBHM, DST)

5. e-information services.

6. Internet connections have been installed in the Individual Department.


The Arts and Science Colleges together have a common central library named after the late Prin. V. K. Gokak.


The Padmashri Gokak library started functioning from 20-06-1917 from the very day the Karnatak College came into existence. Library exists in a three storied independent building with a large, spacious well ventilated reading room. Being the oldest library in this part of the country, it has a large and valuable collection of books which exceed a lakh in number. About 2000 titles are being added every year and about 60 periodicals are subscribed too. There is a seating arrangement for about 200 students.


There are two text book libraries : - 1) U.G.C. 2) Student Aid Fund.


Timing : The library is kept open from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. on all working days. There is a library committee which guides the library in getting books and other related materials.


The rules and regulations to be followed by the students can be had from the librarian.


Departmental libraries : Apart from Dr.V.K.Gokak library, all the seven departments maintaining their individual libraries existing in an independent room with in the departmental buildings and marinating books and journals on specific subjects.

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Semester System

Semester system for undergraduate students has been introduced to make their education to go hand in hand with the prevailing social, cultural, economic and technological environment. The courses are designed based on the needs of society in general.

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.