This would be perhaps the first-of-its kind university in India. The Karnataka government has announced that they are considering a proposal of establishing a university dedicated to the study of Cinema in memory of the iconic Kannada cinema performer — the Late Rajkumar. Rajkumar is considered a legend in the Kannada film industry. He had been honoured with the prestigious Dada Saheb Phalke Award for his contribution to the Kannada film industry. The request for the university’s naming was made by the KANFIDA — Kannada Film Directors Association. Karnataka Chief Minister B.S. Yeddyurappa has stated that the proposal had a good chance of being approved.