Karnataka has some of the nation's top leading universities such as Bangalore University, University of Agricultural Sciences, University of Mysore, Mangalore University, among others.

Bangalore University (BU) is a leading public university located in Bangalore, Karnataka State, India. The Deportment of Zoology is one of the oldest and well established deportments of Bangalore University. It is well recognized for original research in Cytogenetics, Environmental Biology, Apiculture, Aquaculture, Animal Physiology and Entomology. In 2001, the university was accredited by NAAC and received Five Star Status.

The University of Agricultural Sciences, Bangalore has state of the art of laboratories and facilities, offering courses in the discipline of Agriculture, Horticulture, Sericulture, Agricultural Marketing & Co-operation, Forestry, Agricultural Engineering, Agricultural Biotechnology and Food Science.

The University of Mysore is the sixth oldest university in India and the oldest in the state of Karnataka. The University is among the foremost institutions of its kind, and is an enduring symbol in the sphere of higher education in India. It has established a rapport with many well-known and prestigious universities and institutions abroad for academic, technical and cultural exchange.

Mangalore University is the first University in the country to start Bachelor's degree programmes in Hotel Management, Fashion Design, Garment Design, Leather Design and Human Resource Development and Post- Graduate programmes in Computer Software and Yogic Sciences. Mangalore University has been Accredited at the 4 Star level by the National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC).

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