Kakatiya University was established on 19th August, 1976 to fulfil the aspirations of the Telangana people for higher education. It is located in the historical city, Warangal, the erstwhile seat of the Kakatiya rulers. The founding of the University was in fact a historic event that heralded a new era in the realms of higher education of this region. The erstwhile Post-Graduate Centre of Osmania University was upgraded and named Kakatiya University. The University, began its journey as PG Centre Warangal in 1968 under aegis of Osmania university with only four Departments, viz. Telugu, English, Chemistry and Mathematics. The Departments of Physics, Botany, Zoology, Commerce, Public Administration and Economics were added later. The B. Pharmacy course which was started by Osmania University in 1974 was shifted to KU in 1975.
The development of the University over the years has been gradual but impressive. The University was initially accredited with ‘B+’ grade by the NAAC in 2003 and reaccredited with ‘A’ grade in 2009. It occupied 38th position in national level rankings by India Today-Nielsen Survey. The University, situated in a sprawling area of about 640 acres, has seven colleges on the campus, with a network of 18 constituent, 529 Affiliated colleges. It has Post-Graduate Colleges at Subedari (Hanamkonda), Nirmal, Khammam, Jangaon, Jayashankar Bhoopalpally, Mahabubabad and University Engineering College at Kothagudem. Among the affiliated colleges, the University has 395 Arts & Science; 3 Law; 8 Engineering; 53 Education; 38 Management; 8 MCA and 24 Pharmacy colleges under its jurisdiction.
The University is now offering 222 programmes in Engineering, Pharmacy, Law, Computer Science, Business Management, Education, Science, Arts, Commerce, Oriental courses with in the University, constituent and affiliated colleges. In addition, the School of Distance Learning and Continuing Education (SDLCE) is offering fifty four programmes through distance mode. The University is committed to meet the augmented demand in the expansion of specialized courses form time to time, and is striving hard to provide appreciable scholastic activities to the increased number of students.
The University is vibrant with research activities carrying out the projects sponsored by various funding agencies. As many as twelve departments of the University have been identified under DRS-SAP, eight departments under DSC-FIST, nine departments under UGC BSC Non-SAP and two departments under DST-INSPIRE programmes. Kakatiya University established Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with several universities and research institutes for collaborative research.
Giving utmost priority to the student services, the university has established Dr. B.R. Ambedkar Studies Centre, Coaching Centre for SC/ST and Minority Students for NET and other Competitive Examinations, Center for Women‘s Studies, Kakatiya Adhyayana Kendram, Students Welfare, Placement Cell, Centre for Foreign Relations and Consultancy Services, SC / ST Cell
Yoga Centre, Centre for English Language Teaching , Computer Centre, Central Instrumentation Centre, University – Industry Linkage Centre and Consultancy Cell.
Kakatiya University has a spacious Central Library on the campus with a rich collection of about 1,54,000 books, 30,000 back volumes of research journals, 4000 Theses and Dissertations. It subscribes to 230 Indian and Foreign Journals. Researchers have free access to about 14 thousand research journals provided by INFLIBNET under ShodhSindhu project. Round the clock reading facility is being provided to the students through out the year. All the constituent colleges and departments were brought under Campus Network providing round the clock INTERNET facility.
The university has held its flag high in the domain of Sports and Games at national level competitions. It has hosted the Inter-University National Youth Festival twice successfully. Social activities under taken by the National Service Scheme brought laurels to the University at the national level. In an effort to give impetus to the educational, research and faculty exchange programmes have been undertaken with foreign universities. The University has strong alumni associations with branches abroad and the NRIs are contributing generously for the development of the University.
Kakatiya University crossed the milestone of forty years and is poised to achieve greater academic excellence with dedication and commitment in the years to come.
The Kakatiya University was first accredited with B+ grade in the year 2003. The
University was subsequently re-accredited with ‗A‘ grade in 2009. It occupied 38th
position in national level rankings by India Today-Nielsen Survey. Kakatiya University
established Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with several universities and research
institutes for collaborative research.
Kakatiya University has 24 Departments with a network of 18 constituent colleges
and about 529 Affiliated colleges. It has Post-Graduate Colleges at Subedari
(Hanamkonda), Nirmal, Khammam, Jangaon, Jayashankar Bhoopalpally, Mahabubabad
and University Engineering College at Kothagudem. Among the affiliated colleges, the
Research Projects – 103
University has 395 Arts & Science; 3 Law; 8 Engineering; 53 Education; 38 Management;
8 MCA and 24 Pharmacy colleges under its jurisdiction.
Floor area is 2750 square meters (29,600 sft.)
- Departments under UGC DRS-SAP – 12
- Departments under DST-FIST – 8
- Research grants received from various funding agencies – Rs. 10.00 crores
- Research Journals published by University – 6
- Research Papers in National and International Journals – 2786
- Books Published – 156
- Seminars/Workshops/Conferences/Orientation Programmes – 233
- M.Phil. degrees – 281
- Ph.D. degrees – 998
- 1,54,158 books
- 30,865 back volumes of research journals
- 4086 Ph.D. theses and M.Phil. dissertations
- Subscribing to 230 Foreign and Indian Research Journals
- Dr. B.R. Ambedkar Studies Centre
- Coaching Centre for SC/ST and Minority Students for NET and other Competitive Examinations
- Center for Women's Studies
- Kakatiya Adhyayana Kendram
- Students Welfare CentreExecutive Summary Kakatiya University, Warangal 7 Self-Study Report- 2017
- Placement Cell
- Centre for Foreign Relations and Consultancy Services
- SC / ST Cell
- Yoga Centre
- Centre for English Language Teaching
- Computer Centre
- Central Instrumentation Centre
- University – Industry Linkage Centre
- Consultancy Cell