MAKANUR MALLESHAPPA COLLEGE OF EDUCATION is Sponsored by Sri Taralabalu Jagadguru Education Society® Sirigere, the college was started in 1970 with the objective of preparing quality teachers for Secondary Schools. It has an intake of 100 students and offers a course of One academic year leading to the Bachelor’s Degree in the Faculty of Education.

The institution has been included under 12B and 2F of U.G.C. Act, Permanently Affiliated to Kuvempu University and Recognized Permanently by N.C.T.E., S.R.C., Bangalore.

The college owes its existence to the vision, perseverance and dynamism of our Senior Swamiji, His Holiness Sri Sri Shivakumara Shivacharya Mahaswamiji of Sri Taralabalu Jagadguru Bruhanmath, Sirigere, who is responsible for starting a large number of Educational Institutions from Pre-Primary to Professional Courses all over the State.

It is striving for achieving academic excellence under the dynamic guidance of Sri Taralabalu Jagadguru Dr Shivamurthy Shivacharya Mahaswamiji, the present President of the Education Society.

The College has highly qualified staff, a good Library, variety of Audio Visual Equipment, Computer Lab and well equipped beautiful building. It is known for its discipline. From its inception, the college has successfully carried out rich and meaningful Curricular and Co-curricular activities. It has continuously secured excellent results in the University Examinations, having seventy two ranks so far. It has been considered as one of the few outstanding colleges of Education in Karnataka State. The college celebrated its Silver Jubilee during June 1999 in a befitting manner. The then Hon’ble Education Minister Sri H.G. Govinde Gowda inaugurated the new building and the Silver Jubilee memorial lecture was delivered by noted Educationist Dr D.S. Shivananda. The college has successfully organised Third State Level Conference of Teacher Educators on 19 th and 20 th of August 2000. Under the aegis of Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan the college has trained 500 Secondary School Teachers of Davangere District. The College is regularly organising in-service programmes for the benefit of Secondary School Teachers of S.T.J. Education Society, which is running nearly 78 High Schools in different parts of Karnataka .

Sri Taralabalu Jagadguru Education Society and Old Students’ Association of the college have instituted two Gold Medals in memory of Senior Swamiji Sri Taralabalu Jagadguru Sri Sri Shivakumara Shivacharya Mahaswamiji and Sri Taralabalu Jagadguru Gurushantharaja Deshikendra Mahaswamiji of S.T.J. Bruhanmath, Sirigere. One Gold Medal is awarded to outstanding Kannada Medium B.Ed., Graduate of Kuvempu University and the other is awarded to the highest marks holder of the college in the respective Academic Year.

Members of the Management / Office Bearers


Name of the Members and Address


Dr Shivamurthy Shivacharya Mahaswamiji
Sri Taralabalu Brihanmath, Sirigere, Chitradurga Dist.

Vice President

Sri Mallikarjuna Shivacharya Swamiji
Sri Taralabalu Brihanmath, Sirigere, Chitradurga Dist.


Sri Panditharadya Shivacharya Swamiji
Sri Taralabalu Brihanmath, Sirigere, Chitradurga Dist.

Sri Prakash Shivacharya Swamiji
STJ Residential School, Anubhavamantapa, Davangere

General Secretary

Dr Siddaiah S
Taralabalu Kendra, 3rd Main, 2nd Block, R T Nagar, Bangalore-32

Administrative Officer

Sri Nijalingappa G
Administrative Officer, STJE Society, Sirigere


Sri Karegowda S S
Advocate, Ranebennur – 581 115

Jayadevappa K R
Advocate, Ex MP, 7 th Main, PJ Ext. Davangere-577 002

Prof Siddalingaiah B
No. 3482, MCC B Block, Davangere-4

Dr Basavannnaiah A
Vijaya Clinic, Channagere-577 213

Sri Siddeshwar G M
MP, Bheemasamudra – 577 520, Chitradurga Dist.

Sri Benakappa D G
Nanjappa Hospital, Shimoga-577 201

Sri Siddappa C
Advocate, Harapanahalli-583131

Sri Siddappa G V
Ex-MLA, Arasikere-573103

Sri Mallikarjunappa M
Land, Holder, Margada Camp, Birur-577 116.

Sri Channabasavanagowda M B
Merchants, Chitradurga Maganur Basappa & Sons, Chitradurga-577501.

Sri Dyamanna G B
3 rd Cross, JCR Ext, Chitradurga-577 501

Sri Shanthanagowda D G
Shankar Rice Mill, Gollarahalli, Davangere-577 217

Sri Rajashekharappa S M
HNo. 11682, Kiruvadi Layout, KB Ext. Davangere-2

The college has completed its useful existence of 35 years serving for the cause of Teacher Education.

The Davangere is situated in the central part of Karnataka State on the National Highway No.4.(P.B. Road). Which was once known as the Manchester of Karnataka for its famous textile industries. Now it is known as one of the best Education Centres in Karnataka. The College is housed in a spacious building & a serene atmosphere of Anubhavamantapa campus with an area of 29 Acres. The college has a beautiful Garden & sufficient playground for all round development of the students.