This is the original and authentic work never attempted in the history of the State and perhaps in the country. University of Mysore will be the nodal centre for archiving the history of media in Karnataka which chronicles the history of the State vis-a-vis Social Development.Patrika Kosha is a Digital Database of Kannada Newspapers / Magazines published in pre and post-independent India.This is an initiative to map the growth of print media since 1843.
The newspapers have been collected from newspaper collectors, institutions, organizations and publishing houses over a period of five years between 2012-2015. Database consists of Newspapers published in Kannada from all the 30 districts of Karnataka. The database helps researchers to trace the history, growth and development of Kannada Journalism in Karnataka.