Principal's Desk

   Welcome to Maharaja's College, Mysuru.


It’s my pleasure in greeting everyone, following the assumption of the role of Principal of Maharaja’s College, a constituent College of University of Mysore.

The dawn of the College is traced to the founding of the Rajah's Free English School in 1833 by His Highness Mummadi Krishnaraja Wadiyar, benevolent visionary, and a versatile scholar the Maharaja of Mysore. In 1879, the School was designated as a Second Grade College under the name, The Maharaja's College. It grew from grade to grade and was raised to the First Grade in February 1894.  With the establishment of the Mysore University in 1916, Maharaja’s College became its prime Arts College in the entire erstwhile Princely State of Mysore. Now, Maharaja's College offers undergraduate and postgraduate programmes namely B.A., B.Com., BBA, MA and M.Sc. The B.A., programme has 26 UG departments offering 22 optional subjects also with 26 combinations of which 16 are in the Kannada medium, 10 in the English medium. The current scheme even at the undergraduate level is the CBCS and NEP. More than 4000 students including foreign nationals are studying in this college.  Maharaja’s College is a recognized Research Centre.  Ninety Research candidates including foreign nationals are pursuing their Research Study for the degree of Ph.D, of the University of Mysore.  About 250 highly knowledgeable learned teachers serve this College. 

The College firmly believes in the Motto of the University Nahi Jnaaneena Sadrusham Pavitram Iha Vidyate meaning there is nothing on earth equal in purity to wisdom. All the UG and PG programmes prepare students for higher studies in their respective discipline and to achieve success in their chosen professional careers. The mission to provide opportunities for individuals from diverse backgrounds to pursue their educational goals; to offer educational programmes that are affordable and accessible to all; A mention about the growth and development of the College is incomplete without a reference to the interesting feature in that of a manifestation of unprecedented enthusiasm for the learning of the humanities and the sciences through the medium of Kannada. To foster the language of the people and give it an important place in the curricula of studies was a confirmed object then and continues being so to this day. The College strongly believes and practices in the saying Manushya Jaati Taanonde Valam. Students from diverse different backgrounds with a majority of them being first generation literates from various corners of our  district, other States and from the remotest villages and also from abroad choose to study in Maharaja’s College for the various facilities excellent infrastructure and amenities they can access for a nominal fee.

Under the guidance of eminent principals and distinguished professors, the college has grown from its humble beginnings to its present mega stature. Millions of students have successfully graduated in the last one and half centuries and more. Maharaja’s College has a great legacy and has made lasting impressions in every walk of life. In India and all over the globe, Our alumni have become well-known poets, writers, artists, political leaders, administrators, academicians, journalists, sports champions, defence personnel and so on. To name a few notable alumni are The Maharaja Sri. Jayachamarajendra Wodeyar, RashtraKavi and Jnanapeetha awardee Prof. Kuvempu, Legendary Poet Padmashri. Pu.Thi. Narashimachar, Former Chief Minister of Karnataka and Former Union Minister Sri S.M. Krishna, Former Chief Minister of Karnataka Sri S Bangarappa, Rashtra kavi Dr. G. S. Shivarudrappa, Sri. R. K. Laxman, Sri. R. K. Narayan, Prof. A. R. Krishna Shastry, Prof. S. Srikanta Shasri, Prof. D.L. Narasimhachar, H. Y. Sharadha Prasad. Advisor to Prime Minister Indira Gandhi, Padmabhushan. Dr. V. Doreswamy Iyyengar Karnataka Music-Veena Exponent, Padmabhushan. R. K. Srikanthan-Karnataka Music Vocalist, Prof. R. Vishweshwaran, Karnataka Music-Veena Exponent,  Dr. Chaduranga, Dr. S. L. Bhyrappa, Sri. Purnachandra Tejasvi, Nadoja Padmasri Devanur Mahadeva, Sri. Srikanta Datta Narasimharaja Wodeyar Sri. P. Lankesh and many more.

The mission to provide opportunities for individuals from diverse backgrounds to pursue their educational goals; to offer educational programme that are affordable and accessible to all; to inculcate a respect for differences and appreciate multiple perspectives. We strive to provide them the best of the opportunities to shape their career and personality with the ultimate motive to become responsible civilized citizens of our country.

Welcome to Maharaja's College, Mysuru.

Prof. Dr. C.A. Sreedhara


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