Principal's Desk

   The Maharaja’s College, University of Mysore is one of the oldest educational Institution in the country established in 1833.  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.

The Maharaja’s College, University of Mysore is one of the oldest educational Institution in the country established in 1833.  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.

The college is a constituent institution functioning under the University of Mysore and is one of the oldest and well known in the world. Students and staff of this College carry out research and earned laurels at National and International level.  Under one roof, the college has 21 different departments required for carrying out basic and advanced research. Considering the academic contribution and its commitment to participate in Nation Building, the college is recognized as Research Centre by the University of Mysore. The UGC provides funds under various categories of research to become pioneer in their respective fields.
 
 
The college has very rich and well furnished oldest Library, which is the best in the country for subjects related to language and other courses. The collection numbers over 1.75 lakh books excluding 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 in each year. 
 
Under the wise guidance of eminent Principals and distinguished Professors, the College has grown from humble beginnings to its present noble proportions. Lakhs of Students have successfully passed out in the last one and half centuries and more, have made lasting impressions in every walk of life. Our alumni have become great politicians, administrators, journalists, defense personnel and so on. The thought that among them is no less a person than His Highness the previous and probably the last ruler, the Maharaja Jayachamaraja Wodeyar Bhaddur and the last scion of Mysore, His Highness, Srikantha Datta Narasimharaja Wodeyar themselves fills us with a sense of pride.
 
The college is planning to open a number of new departments such as International Relations, 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.
I am proud of my college as an alumnus. Let me earnestly hope and wish that the 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
Principal