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. The credit of establishing the college system for the first time in the country goes to Raja Wodeyar and rulers of the erstwhile Mysore Kingdom.
Maharaja's College is a constituent college of the University of Mysore. Students and staff of the College have carried out research at National and International levels. The College has 21 departments carrying out basic and advanced research. Considering the academic contribution and its commitment to participate in Nation Building, the college is recognized as a Research Centre by the University of Mysore. The UGC provides funds to the institution under various heads to pioneer research in its fields of strength: humanities, languages, commerce and management.
The College has an iconic and well-stacked Library. The collection numbers over 1.75 lakh books in addition to 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 being 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 politicians, administrators, journalists, defense personnel and so on. His Highness Maharaja Jayachamaraja Wodeyar and the last scion of Mysore, His Highness Srikantha Datta Narasimharaja Wodeyar fill us with a sense of pride.
The college has begun a new post graduate department in International Studies, and is planning to open a number of new departments such as Museum Studies, Heritage Management and Tourism. We are aiming to make this college a leader at global level in the preservation and conservation of humanity’s rich cultural heritage and values, which plays a significant role in nation building.
As an alumnus, I am proud of my College. Let me earnestly hope and wish that Maharaja’s College will rise to the occasion and pursue the high and sacred mission it has always set before itself more vigorously than in the past.
Dr. Nagarajamurthy B