This is the main campus of the University, created in 1960. It spreads over a picturesque area of 739 acres at the western end of the Kukkarahalli Lake. The University headquarters, the Crawford Hall, is located right across the lake on the eastern end. This inspiring locale of the campus was aptly named Manasagangotri (Fountainhead of the Ganges of the Mind) by the poet-laureate, Dr. K.V.Puttappa (Kuvempu).
(A) Courses offered under regular scheme called scheme 'A' and also under partially self-finance scheme called scheme 'B'
I At Manasagangotri, Mysore:
1.M.A. : Ancient History & Archaeology, Anthropology, Christianity, Communication & Journalism, Co-operative Management, Economics, English, Folklore, Hindi, History, Jainology & Prakrit, Kannada, Linguistics, Middle Eastern Studies, Philosophy, Political Science, Sanskrit, Sociology, South Indian Studies, Urdu, Women's studies.
2. M.Sc. : Anthropology, Applied Geology, Biochemistry, Biotechnology, Botany, Chemistry, Environmental Science, Food Science & Nutrition, Geography, Geology, Human Development, Mathematics, Microbiology, Physics, Psychology, Sericulture and Seri Biotechnology, Statistics, Zoology.
3. L.L.M., M.B.A., M.C.A. (six semesters), M.Com., M.Ed., M.B.A. (Agri-Business), M.L.I.Sc. (Master of Library & Information Science), M.Music, M.S. (Integrated) in Computer Science and Technology (six semesters with an optional exit at the end of fourth semester for M.Sc. Computer Science), M.S.W., M.Tech. in Computer Science and Technology, M.Tech. in Computer Cognition Technology, M.U.R.P. (M.Tech. in Urban and Regional Planning).
(B) Courses offered under Scheme 'A' ONLY
C) Courses offered under Fully Self-Finance scheme ONLY
I At Manasagangotri, Mysore-570 006.
1)M.A.: Comparative Literature and Translation, Development Studies (4 Semesters), Economics (five year integrated), Public Administration, Women's Studies.
2)M.Sc.: Chemistry, Earth Science & Resource Management, Genetics, Electronic Media (All India selection), Organic Chemistry.
3) M.Phil.: Ancient History and Archaeology, Botany, Commerce, Economics, English, Environmental Science, Geography, Hindi, History, Kannada, Law, Library & Information Science, Middle Eastern Studies, Political Science, Sanskrit, Sociology, Zoology.
4 M.F.A.M. (Master of Financial Analysis and Management) M.B.I.Tech. (Master of Business Information Technology), B.A.L.L.B. (five year integrated), M.Tech.: Information Systems and Management (see note below)
5)Diploma: Applied Sociology, Arabic and Persian, Cooperative Management, Decentralizaion of Planning and Panchayat Raj Institution, Human Development, Industrial Relations, Rural Reconstruction and Development
6)M.Dance at Universtiy College of Fine Arts for Women, Manasagangotri, Mysore-570006.
7)Postgraduate Diploma: Electronic Media, Gemmology and Ornamental stones, Human Rights and Duties Education, Heritage Tourism and Travel Management, Human Resource Management (evening programme), Intellectual Property Rights and Information Technology Law, Marketing Management (evening programme), Retail and Supply Chain Management (evening programme), Museology, Tourism and Heritage, Video Production (two semesters).
8)Professional Diploma :Tax Management (evening programme), Tourism Management (evening programme).
9)Certificate: Dr. B.R. Ambedkar and Human Rights, Arabic, Persian.