Central University of Karnataka

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Updated On - Dec 14, 2021

Central University of Karnataka Overview

      The Central University of Karnataka was established in 2009 by the central government of India in Karnataka by the act of the  Parliament (No. 3 of 2009). CUK is one of the 16 Central Universities in the Country established by the government of India. The University offers courses in the fields of Science, Commerce, Humanities, Law, and Technology.

CUK has 654 acres of campus, situated near Kadaganchi Village, in Kalaburgi Dist. in Karnataka. CUK University is started in one temporary location and this is the first university to shift to its permanent location in a short period of time. The University has excellent infrastructural facilities with hostel facilities, sports facilities, medical centers in a cafeteria. The University is accredited by the UGC and AIU and is known as one of the best universities in Karnataka. The Central University of Karnataka Admission can be done by downloading the application form from the official website

CUK Highlights:

The Central University of Karnataka is the first Central University to start in one temporary location and got moved to its permanent location in a short period of time among the new universities.

Central University of Karnataka Highlights
Chancellor Prof. N.R Shetty 
Type of Institution Established by Central Govt. 
Year of Establishment 2009 
Fees Details CUK Fee Structure
Address Kadaganchi Village, Kalaburgi Dist. Karnataka, India- 585367 
Contact Number 08477-226722 
Infrastructure Library, Post Office, Bank, Computer Centre, Health Centre, Guest House 
Programs Arts, Science, Management, Commerce 
Website http://www.cuk.ac.in/

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Central University of Karnataka Courses:

  The Central University of Karnataka has an aspiration to excel in a dual degree, postgraduate and doctoral programs. The University offers programs in the following dominant areas: Arts, Management, Sciences, and Engineering. At present  University is running 16 Departments spread in 8 Schools and 1 Centre, and offering 15 Master degree programs, 9 Dual degree programs, 16 Research (Ph.D.) programs.

Discipline Courses Specialization
Science     B.Sc Geography, Geology, Psychology, Science
M.Sc Geography, Geology, Psychology, Science, Applied Geography & Geoinformatics, Applied Geology & Geoinformatics, Physics, Mathematics, Chemistry
Ph.D Psychology, Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry
Arts    BA English, Economics,
MA English, Economics, English, Hindi, Kannada, History, Linguistics, Folkloristic and Tribal Studies, Economics
Ph.D Hindi, Kannada, Linguistics, Economics, Social Work
Commerce and Management    BBA 
Ph.D Management, Commerce,

Central University of Karnataka Facilities:

  • CUK has a central library inside the campus with a vast collection of reference books, textbooks, CD/DVDs, dissertations, thesis, magazines, and newspapers. Library also has the facility of Online Public Access Catalog (OPAC)Searching area, RFID Technology, and E-resources. Plans in CUK Library are virtual learning resources/multimedia center, video conferencing facility, workshop/seminar/conference, a separate section for visual handicap students, competitive examination book collection, cloud storage, network attached store server
  • The University provides hostel facility for the students. There are two hostels present at the campus. One for boys and one for girls. The hostels are well maintained and are equipped with spacious, furnished rooms. 
  • A banking facility is also available for the students inside the University campus. Canara Bank is operating in a separate building for banking purpose with two ATM one is near the bank and one more near the administration block
  • The post office facility is provided inside the university campus by India post.  CUK gained a separate postal pin code 585367. 
  • CUK has a computer center facility on its campus which is GBPS internet speed under National Knowledge Network(NKU)
  • The CKU University has a Health care center facility inside the campus with a regular senior doctor and a lady doctor available on the campus with supporting staff and nurses. Facilities like IV drip facility, blood test, urine test, and blood pressure test are available on the campus. 
  • A guest house facility is available inside the campus situated opposite to the Vice-Chancellor residence. It has 39 guest rooms and a dining hall for the guests visiting the University.

Central University Gulbarga MOUs: 

Kota University has signed a few of MoUs with esteemed institutions in India and abroad which are as follows:

  • National Enterprise Development Authority (NEDA), Colombo, Srilanka
  • Mid Sweden University, Sweden
  • Umea University, Sweden 
  • Basaveshwar Veerashaiv Vidyavardhak Sangha, Bagalkot
  • Karnataka German Technical Training Institute (KGTTI ), Kalaburagi
  • Sahakar Education and Social Welfare Society, EXamba, Chikodi Taluk, Belagavi.
  • Karnataka State Bio Fuel Development Board Govt. of Karnataka, Bangalore

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Central University of Karnataka Eligibility Criteria:

  • The applicant must have 50% in his/her standard 12 in order to write the examination, CUCET. 
  • For postgraduate courses, the applicant must have 50% (aggregate) in his/her undergraduate course

Central University of Karnataka Admissions:

The application forms are given online as well as offline. Students with the eligibility criteria may apply for the exam. Once the form is submitted online, the student will be notified about the exam date. After the exam, the selected students will be called for counselling/ Interviews. The final list is drawn by the admission committee


Central University of Karnataka Cutoffs:

The cutoffs at The Central University of Haryana is evaluated on various factors, such as :

  • The vacancy of seats for the particular course
  • The difficulty level of the question paper/ competitive examination
  • The average marks scored by students in the competitive examination/ Higher Secondary examination
  • The number of people who have passed in the competitive examination/Higher Secondary Examination

Hostel Facilities at the University of Karnataka:

CUK Infrastructure fulfils almost all the student basic requirements. The University provides hostel facility for the students inside the campus. There are two hostels present at the campus. One for boys and one for girls. The hostels are well maintained and are equipped with spacious, furnished rooms

There are a decent mess and catering facilities at the University Hostel

  • Hostel accommodation is present with subject to availability of seats
  • There are banking facilities present for students 
  • The hostel is allotted to students as per merit cum reservation, depending upon the intake of students
  • Certains documents like address proofs need to be submitted before getting admitted to the hostel

Central University of Karnataka Highlights

Institution Type Public

Exams Accepted by Central University of Karnataka


Exam Date: Jul 04, 2022

Central University of Karnataka Reviews

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Based on 6 Verified Reviews

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Kothojubhaskarachary | Bachelor of Science [B.Sc] (Economics), batch of 2023

Reviewed on Nov 25, 2020

  • 3.3
  • Placements & Internships 2
  • Fees and Scholarship 4
  • Academics & Faculty 4
  • College Infrastructure 3.5
  • Clubs & Associations 4.5
Placements & Internships

There are alumni networks in the campus like Cukians alumni, OBC alumni, etc.

Fees and Scholarship

Central University of Karnataka, [CUK] Gulbarga Fee Structure. The course fee is about INR 8,000 per semester.

There will be scholarships for rank holders of the department from the OBC alumni.

Laxman | Bachelor of Science [B.Sc], batch of 2018

Reviewed on Jun 12, 2018

  • 5
  • Fees and Scholarship 5
  • Academics & Faculty 5
  • College Infrastructure 5
  • Clubs & Associations 5
  • Placements & Internships 5
Fees and Scholarship

The college fee per year is INR 50000. The scholarship option is there. The scholarship and loan are also available.

Academics & Faculty

The daily routine is 10 am to 3 pm. The projects and assignments are given.

Sharan | Integrated M.Tech in Power and Energy Engineering, batch of 2018

Reviewed on Mar 23, 2018

  • 3.1
  • Fees and Scholarship 4
  • Clubs & Associations 3
  • College Infrastructure 4
  • Academics & Faculty 4
  • Placements & Internships 1.5
Fees and Scholarship

The number of intake for the whole of engineering is 50. After which students are given a choice to choose whatever branch they want, based on merit in the first two years of engineering. Students pay 25000 approx per sem for engineering dept, and the toppers (10%) of the class who pay the full fee, get a free ship of full fee refund.

Clubs & Associations

Not many culture clubs are present, sports have a good increase in clubs recently. Main festivals include annual college fest called Ankur, Business Dept. Fest and Engineering workshops etc.

Muzammil | Master of Commerce [M.Com], batch of 2019

Reviewed on Jan 04, 2018

  • 3.9
  • Placements & Internships 3.5
  • Fees and Scholarship 4
  • Academics & Faculty 4
  • College Infrastructure 4.5
  • Clubs & Associations 3.5
Placements & Internships

The purpose of modern education is not only dissemination of knowledge, but also equipping the students with an appropriate set of skills and aptitudes to face the challenges in the society and fulfilling their career dreams as well. Central University of Karnataka imparts education in different disciplines including professional programs. These programs of this university are designed in such a way so to prepare the students to find their respective role in their real-life situation and enable them to face the challenges of professional life. By providing facilities and expertise through its infrastructure and faculties the university facilitates the students to explore and shape their talents. A wide number of students and researchers of different schools of CUK as of School of Business Studies, School of Social and Behavioral Sciences, School of Languages, School of Earth Sciences, School of Physical Sciences, School of Chemical Sciences, School of Engineering, School of Computer Sciences an

Pavan | Bachelor of Technology [B.Tech] (Agricultural Engineering), batch of 2019

Reviewed on Jun 07, 2017

  • 3.3
  • Academics & Faculty 4.5
  • Fees and Scholarship 3
  • Placements & Internships 2.5
  • College Infrastructure 2.5
Academics & Faculty
  • The class timing is from 10:15 am to 5:15 pm at Central University of Karnataka
  • The quality and method of teaching are good
Fees and Scholarship
  • The course fee is INR 33450 per semester at Central University of Karnataka
  • Scholarships are provided to the students
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