Vijayanagara Sri Krishnadevaraya University (VSKU) is a State University established by the Government of Karnataka under the Karnataka State Universities Act 2000. It is an affiliating university with about 100 affiliated colleges offering both undergraduate and post graduate programs. The university covers the districts of Ballari and Koppal. The region under the jurisdiction of the university is considered economically and educationally backward compared the national and the state average. Hence, the university endeavors to embark on innovative means of higher education in order to make it both qualitative and affordable.