Rani Channamma University, Belagavi (RCUB) is a State University established in the year 2010 by the Government of Karnataka through its official Gazette Notification on 9th September, 2010 vide Gazette Notification No SAMVYASHAE 22 SHASANA 2010, Bangalore. Before it became a university, it was known as Kittur Rani Channamma Post Graduate (Centre KRCPG) of Karnatak University, Dharwad established in the year 1982. In the year 1994 the PG centre was shifted to the present campus of 172 acres of land located at Bhutramanahatti adjacent to the Pune-Bangalore National Highway – 4 at a distance of about 18 kms. from Belgaum city. In the month of July, 2010, the PG Centre was declared as Rani Channamma University with the jurisdiction of Belagavi, Bijapur, and Bagalkot districts under it.