Tunga Mahavidhyalaya (Estd. in 1967), is one of the oldest Private Aided College in Malanad area of Shivamogga District established to cater to the needs of both women and men students belonging to diverse socio-economic backgrounds and aims to cultivate moral, intellectual, spiritual, and social, emotional and all-round development of its students. It is situated at the foothills of Anandagiri which overlooks the rivulet Kushavathi gently flowing into the river Tunga below and the endless hill range of the Western Ghats beyond.
The uniqueness of the college is that along with its presence in serene and scenic settings, it is one of the oldest and pioneer institutions in Malanad belt offering higher education to students having remote rural backgrounds. The majority of the students of the college have a rural background and come from the lower-income category. The girls’ percentage of college students is also high. The college is committed to supporting these categories of students through its various programs such as the Midday Meal Program, adoption of students, and financial support to poor students. Its engagement in social and environmental issues is very evident and is appreciated.