The Institute was established in Mysore (now part of India) by His Highness Sri. Chamaraja Wodeyar Bhahadur, the then Maharaja of Mysore, in 1891. It was a part of the Department of Education until 1916, in which year it became part of the newly established University of Mysore. The Oriental Library was renamed as the Oriental Research Institute in 1943.

The website is [1] and the Wikipedia page is [2].

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