The Post graduate Gymkhana of Karnatak University, Dharwad came into being in 1950, the second year of establishment of Karnatak University. Post Graduate Gymkhana is the students' association established with the objectives of providing infrastructural facilitiesfor conduct of sports and games to its members and to promote and organize cultural and social functions which are conducive to the development of a sense of civic and social service among its members. who are mainly the students, researchers, faculty and other staff members of the University. The Gymkhana has been quite active in conducting the inter–departmental, Zonal, regional and national sports and cultural activities. Traditionally it holds the inter-zonal youth festival which is popularly called UNIFEST.