Message from the Vice Chancellor
It is with a great sense of pleasure; I extend a warm welcome to the international student community pursuing various studies at the University of Mysore. Being one of the sixth oldest Universities in India, the University of Mysore is an institution with an out-standing tradition of academic excellence, innovative academic and research programs, highly qualified faculty and above all the commitment for respecting the rich cultural diversity of the world. The University of Mysore takes the credit for having produced a number of visionaries and scholars who have made outstanding contributions to the society. The University’s alumni are spread globally and are leaders in, science and technology, health, industry, arts, literature and sports.

The University of Mysore has been accredited for the third time with a score of 3.47 on a 4 point scale and ‘A’ grade by the National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC), University with Potential for Excellence from the University Grants Commission (UGC), Institution of Excellence from the Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD) and Promotion of University Research and Scientific Excellence (PURSE) from the Department of Science and Technology, (DST) Government of India. Recently the University is awarded the status of Institution of Excellence (IOE), and Centre with Potential for Excellence in a Particular Area (CPEPA) and is now poised to make its mark as an Institution of Eminence.

Currently, the University has fine tuned its entire -graduate and post-graduate programs as per choice based and credit based (CBCS) system giving emphasis on L: T: P pattern of learning which is enjoyable and rewarding. Further, the University of Mysore is identified as one of the top 20 Universities in India with high quality scientific publications with research-focused discipline. With national and international funded research programs, our mission is to create an environment for stimulating intellectual dialogues across disciplines, harvesting knowledge with a cutting-edge technologies, and extension activities leading to the generation of students who would provide leadership, vision and direction to society.

Situated in the heart of the Mysore city, the University of Mysore experience a salubrious climate throughout the year. At present more than 700 students drawn from 60 countries are pursuing graduate-post graduate and Ph.D. programs in diverse areas of study. Besides, students and faculty under ICCR fellowship program, UGC fellowship programs, and US-INDIA full bright fellowships makes the University campus academically vibrant with intellectual exchange of knowledge in diverse areas of science and technology, arts, commerce, education and law. I am very happy to note that, the University is also offering B.Tech. and M.S. courses for the students of Huanghuai University, China under 2+2 twinning programs.

The University is one of the most sought after destinations of higher education in India by international students. The International Center (IC) has fostered collaborations with Indian Council for Cultural Relations, Diplomatic Missions, Universities and Research Institutions from different countries for facilitating student and scholar placements. I am very happy to welcome international students’ community to the University of Mysore the citadel of higher learning which provides multidisciplinary learning capabilities complemented with all round personality development programs.
I wish all the international students an academically rewarding and a culturally vibrant experience during your stay in Mysore city and the University of Mysore.

Prof. G. Hemantha Kumar
M.Sc., Ph.D.