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