Vijayanagara Sri Krishnadevaraya University (VSKU), Ballari is a State University established by the Government of Karnataka in 2010 under the Karnataka State Universities Act 2000. It is an affiliating University with 120 affiliated colleges offering both undergraduate and post graduate programmes. The University covers the districts of Ballari and Koppal. The region under the jurisdiction of the University is considered economically and educationally backward compared to national and the state average. The University, hence, endeavors to embark on innovative means of higher education in order to make it both qualitative and affordable.
The University has four post graduate campuses. The main campus is located at Vinayaka Nagar, Ballari. The main campus, spread over an area of about 95.37 acres, houses all key administrative departments of the University as well as 19 post graduate departments with 21 post graduate programmes. The second campus is located at Nandihalli in Sandur Taluka of Ballari District. This lush green campus has 10 post graduate courses with adequate hostel facilities for students and adequate number of quarters for staff. A new campus has come up in Koppal in 2016, it offers 10 programmes at present. In 2017, another PG Center has been established in Yelburga of Koppal district, 7 programmes are offered at the centre.
One of the goals of the University is to improve the Gross Enrolment Ratio (GER). The current GER is 9.57 % in Ballari and 6.76 % in Koppal. The University aims at enhancing the GER to at least 25% over a time period of 10 years through its strategic vision, plans and goals. The University has brought about rapid changes in curriculum, and new programmes have been introduced. Placement Cell and Language Laboratory have added strength to learning process. The University also intends to provide select crash courses, diplomas, certificate and value-added courses to meet the market requirements.
Envisioning the power of mind (“Dhiyo yo naha prachodayath“)
To organically evolve as a socially sensitive institution for imparting quality higher education with greater emphasis on scientific temper and research; and for empowering students for social and financial inclusion; and for better career, entrepreneurship and quality of life. To support the mission and aspirations of the University, four goals have been framed with specific initiatives.
Enhance Local Gross Enrollment Ratio by encouraging establishment of more higher education institutions and motivating our catchment students to take up higher education.
Encourage and emphasize on Science Education and Research at Undergraduate, Postgraduate and Doctoral level. Prepare Arts, Commerce and Management for a more meaningful professional career.
Empower all VSK University Stakeholders to come together to grow and meet challenges of Social, Industrial and Economic environment around us
Realize our Vision 2025 by building Infrastructure for 10,000 Postgraduate Students on Campus and 2,00,000 Undergraduate students.