The credit of pioneering the college system in the country goes to the Wodeyars of the erstwhile Mysore Kingdom. Maharaja’s College, University of Mysore, established in 1833, is one of the oldest educational institutions in the country. The college is rich in its heritage and is globally reputed for quality teaching and research in the specialized fields. The college has 21 full-fledged Departments.
Maharaja's College is a constituent college of the University of Mysore. The faculty and the students of the college have carried out research at national and international levels. The various departments of college carry out basic and advanced research in addition to regular classroom teaching. The UGC provides funds to the institution under various heads to pursue research in its fields of strength: humanities, languages, commerce and business administration.
The college has an iconic and well-stacked library. The collection exceeds 1.75 lakh books, several publications, research reports, manuscripts, journals, and encyclopedias. The university publishes its Annual Report and Research Bulletin regularly. The Annual Reports and Bulletins provide glimpses of research and academic activities that are carried out by the college every year.
Under the guidance of eminent principals and distinguished professors, the college has grown from its humble beginnings to its present stature. Lakhs of students who have successfully graduated in the last one and half centuries and more, have made lasting impressions in every walk of life. Our alumni have become well-known writers, artists, political leaders, administrators, academics, journalists, sports champions, defense personnel and so on.
The college has begun new post graduate departments in International Studies and Geography. We are aiming to make this college a leader at the global level in taking forward humanity’s rich cultural heritage and values, which play a significant role in character as well as nation building.
Prof. C. P. Sunitha