Message from the Director's Desk

Message from the Director

Season’s Greetings ! 

Established in the year 1998, as an independent center of the University to promote a global perspectives in teaching, research and outreach programs, the International Center (IC) is a single window that would coordinates all international affairs of the University. It works in close collaboration with the University administration, post-graduate departments, colleges affiliated to the University and other academic and research institutions, which have direct linkages with the University. 

It provides appropriate support services to the international faculty, researchers and students in such matters as eligibility, admission, study/research VISA, residential permit, placements and establishing linkages with appropriate institutions. The center also disseminates information on 'Study Abroad' opportunities and avenues for international collaborations to faculty and students of various university departments. The IC coordinates admissions of international student to various programs offered by the departments and colleges coming under the jurisdiction of the University.


The center also functions as a liaison between the University of Mysore and students, colleges and embassies and consulates, state police, central and state intelligence departments and the law enforcing agencies. The center also works closely with the Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD), University Grant Commission (UGC) and the Indian Council for Cultural Relations (ICCR), Govt. of India, New Delhi. 

The University of Mysore has emerged as a universally acclaimed educational hub in recent times and its international student's strength has been rising in recent years. Many scholars under US-India Full Bright Fellowship, the UGC's International Students Fellowship Programs and  ICCR Doctoral Degree Support Programs are pursuing research studies in interdisciplinary areas. The University is home to more than 650 international students drawn from 53 countries across the world. The numbers of international student’s admissions have declined due to COVID-19 pandemic in the current year. 

In commensurate with its motto, “Nothing is Comparable to Knowledge”, the University of Mysore has been imparting knowledge and skill based education for more than 103 years. The University is not only shaping the dreams and aspirations of thousands of students across India, but also hundreds of international students year after year. 

As there is an increase in number of students seeking admissions to various programs, the University has also relaxed the compulsory entrance examinations for international students. I am very happy to inform the aspirants of India study program that, the University is introducing “International Scholarship Programs-2022” in all the five faculties of the University. Through its academic fine tuned academic programs, it is continuously promoting the internationalization of higher education. With an increasing world class facilities, I do hope more and more international students would continue to propagate their educational dreams in one of the best and oldest Universities in India. 

I am very happy to present the latest international center brochure containing information about its academic activities and the facilities provided by the University. On behalf of the University of Mysore, I once again thank all the international students for having given us an opportunity to serve through our value based education system.