The University of Mysore is one of the oldest Universities in India. Sri. Krishnaraja Wodeyar IV, the benevolent ruler of Mysore and Sir M.Visweswarayya, Engineer-Statesman and the then Dewan of Mysore, were the pioneers in establishing the University. The University came into existence on 27th July, 1916, as the sixth in the country and the very first in the erstwhile Princely State of Mysore.
Maharaja's College, which was the nucleus of the University, is now a Constituent College offering Undergraduate Programmes in Arts, Business Administration and Commerce; Post graduate Programmes M.Sc. Criminology & Forensic Science (2011-12 onwards), M.A. International Relations (2016-17 onwards), M.Sc. Geography (2018-19) and M.A. Political Science (2019-2020 onwards). It is also a Research Centre with 19 Doctoral Programmes (Ph.D.) offered.
Located a kilometre away from the heart of Mysuru city, the College is easily accessible by foot, by bus and by train. Situated amidst lush greenery spread over 34 acres, the built up area is 1.77 acres housing eight buildings.