The Study and Extension Department of Mysore University arranged lectures in many places and started to publish these lectures in book form as early as 1933. This endeavors became more pronounced in the Fifties of the last century and thus Prasaranga, the Publication Directorate came into being. By now Prasaranga has brought more then one thousand books covering areas such as literature, Science, Yoga, Philosophy and Medicine (including Ayurveda). Dictionaries Glossaries and Biographies figure prominently among publications. Besides, the Prasaranga has shouldered the responsibility of reaching to the people books that have been published by Kuvempu Institute of Kannada Studies, Gandhi Bhavana and other Institutions of the Unviersity.