Bhandarkars' College Kundapura

        The Bhandarkars Arts and Science College is one of the premier institutions affiliated to the Mangalore University. Founding fathers, Padmashri Dr. T.M.A. Pai, a great visionary, a pioneering banker, a renowned educationist, and the founder of the Academy of General Education, Manipal and Dr. A .S. Bhandarkar, a magnanimous patron of the college and a munificent donor of Rs. 200000, established the college in the year 1963. As a sponsored unit of the Academy of General Education, Manipal, the college is managed by the Bhandarkars Arts and Science College Trust and the Bhandarkars Vocational Courses Trust, Kundapura under the able guidance of Dr. Ramdas M Pai, the Registrar of the Academy of General Education, Manipal.

        The College has completed fifty years of fruitful service of catering to the needs of the society with the support and involvement of all stakeholders and the public in all its endeavours. Launched with a vision to provide quality education to the community, the institution has grown exponentially by playing a crucial role in educating and transforming the youth in this region into responsible and productive members of the society and conscientious citizens of the nation.

        The college campus spreads over an area of 9.68 acres. The large H-shaped four storied main building in the campus houses, 32 class rooms, 14 staff rooms, principals chamber, meeting hall, college office, laboratories of the departments of physics, chemistry, botany, zoology, computer science, psychology, micro-biology, bio-chemistry, and bio-technology, ladies common room, boys common room, natural history museum, history museum, multimedia language laboratory and audio-visual halls. These constitute the physical infrastructure facilities.

        The four storied library building has a well equipped audio visual hall, a seminar hall, and art gallery in addition to the reference section, a general reading hall and a separate reading hall for lady students, news paper section, a separate wing for periodicals and journals, internet section and stack section.

        A separate Sri S Prabhakar Tholar Indoor Stadium with facilities for shuttle badminton, chess, carom, table tennis, gymnasium, wrestling, power and weight lifting and well maintained playground with facilities for cricket, tennis, volleyball, badminton, kabaddi, and track events, and specially prepared basket ball court serves the sports needs of the students.

        There is an independent computer science block with additional laboratories, lecture halls, a seminar hall, a hardware laboratory and a departmental library for computer courses.

        The Ranga Adhyayana Kendra that offers a Diploma Course in Theatre has a theatre hall, library hall, lighting room, green room, dimmers and musical instruments for training the students in performing arts.