About Us

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Tunga Mahavidyalaya is located at the foothills of Anandagiri in Thirthahalli Town, Shimoga District, Karnataka State, India. Thirthahalli Taluk is the birth place of great writers, artists, Jurists and political leaders. It has given birth to two Jnanapeetha awardees – Rastrakavi Kuvempu and U.R. Ananthamurthy, besides a host of other eminent writers like H.M. Nayak, Sri. S.V. Parameshwar Bhat, Poornachandra Tejashwi and so on. Former Chief Minister of Karnataka, Sri. Kadidal Manjappa, socialist leader Sri. S. Gopal Gowda, Justice N.D. Venkatesh, Justice Rama Jois, Cine Director Sri. Girish Kasaravalli, artists like, C.S. Krishna Shetty and B.M. Jagadeesh, B.S. Vishwanath of Co-Operative Movement, Kadidal Shamanna of farmer’s movement are important personalities of this region.

Tunga Mahavidyalaya” is the offspring of “Tunga vidyavardhaka Sangha” – an association of the philanthrophists of Thirthahalli region, established in the year 1967.

The Office Bearers of the first executive committee of the association [ as registered in1966 ]

Dr. B.N. Rangappa.

L.M.P.  Registered Medical Practitioner, Thirthahalli

 M. Laxmana Rao

P.W.D. Contractor, Thirthahalli.

Dr. K. Rama Bhat.

L.M.P. Registered Medical Practitioner, Thirthahalli

 H.V. Ramiah

Land Lord, Thirthahalli

M.Purushotham Rao

P.W.D. Contractor, Thirthahalli
Joint Secretary

D.N. Narasimha Murthy

Land Lord, Thirthahalli.

 K.V. Venkata Rao.

Land Lord, Thirthahalli.

B.R. Shamaithal.

Cloth Merchant, Thirthahalli.


Printer and publisher, Thirthahalli.

The association founded Tunga Mahavidyalaya with a vision of “Social Transformation through center of higher education”. Established in 1967, Tunga Mahavidyalaya has grown in stages as a centre of higher education of this region. The college has sufficient Lecture halls, well equipped Laboratory, independent Library, Silver Jubilee Auditorium, Indoor Stadium and a well furnished Canteen. All this has been possible owing to the selfless efforts of the management, staff and generous contributions from the public.