Jnanagangotri, Post-Graduate (P.G) Centre of Davangere University at Chitradurga was established in the year 2010 with the approval of the authorities of the university with the specific purpose to enhance the access to higher education to the students from rural, remote, and backward areas of the region, and also promote equity and inclusive growth in higher education. SC/ST/OBC & other minorities population of this region exceeds 60 % and more than 50% of the students pursuing higher education are girls. During 2009 & 2010, Davangere University procured 81.2 acres of land at Guddadarangavvanahalli, (6 kms away from Chitradurga on NH-13) for the establishment of a Post-Graduate Centre. The Master Plan for the development of the campus has been prepared by reputed architects/consultants and the civil/construction works have commenced.
In the year 2010-2011 three programmes were offered at the P.G. Center in Chitradurga which include: M.A. Economics, M.Com and M.Ed. M.Ed Programme was discontinued from the year 2011-12 and PG programme in English was introduced in the year 2012-2013 and this academic year, the university intends to introduce a few more social science and science programmes. As an ad-hoc arrangement, classes were conducted at SRS College, then Government College of Teacher Education, and later M.M. College, Chitradurga. From the academic year 2013-2014, the university is planning to get the campus inaugurated and conduct the classes in the new campus. Measures are being taken to provide city transportation facilities to the new campus with the help of the concerned department and district administration. Faculty from the main campus are co-ordinating the programmes and are involved in all academic activities at Chitradurga.
The Civil works of the academic buildings and one building each for Ladies Hostel and Boys Hostel at the Post-Graduate Center (near Guddadarangavvanahalli on NH-13) in Chitradurga (6 km deviation from NH-4) are under progress and likely to get completed in a few months time. The university intends to shift the classes to new campus from the current academic year itself i.e, from August 2013. Academic Blocks: Architectural drawing for one of the proposed buildings for Humanities & Social Science another one for Science Departments (under construction)