Bangalore University is located in the Garden City of Bangalore
suitably hailed as the “IT capital of India” was established
in July 1964 as an offshoot of the University of Mysore, primarily
to include institutions of Higher learning located in the metropolitan
city of Bangalore and the districts of rural Bangalore, Kolar. Initially,
the two premier colleges of the city, the Central College(CC) and
the University Vivesvaraya College of Engineering formed the nucleus
of the Bangalore University.
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Bangalore University (BU) is a public university located
in Bangalore, Karnataka State, India. The university is one of the
oldest in India, dating from 1886, and is renowned as one of the
leading major universities in India. The city of Bangalore is rapidly
growing into one of the world's centers of technology development,
and BU has tied itself strongly to that growth. The university nears
the status of "Potential for Excellence" which is reserved
for the top 10 universities in India under the Guidelines of the
University Grants Commission(UGC).
Bangalore University has grown both in size and strength to include a large number of affiliated colleges, P.G. Centres of research and a rich diversity of programme options. In consonance with this expansion, in 1973 the University moved into a new campus ‘Jnana Bharathi’ (JB) located on a sprawling 1,100 acres of land and shifted many of its post-graduate departments to this newly established campus. The Central College Campus retained as the city campus houses the main examination wing with the office of Registrar Evaluation, city offices of the Vice-Chancellor, Registrar, Finance (Examination part), Academic Staff College, Directorate of Correspondence Courses and Distance Education Centre, Directorate of College Development Council, a few postgraduate departments and support services. Apart from this, in the vicinity of the city campus, the University has two constituent colleges, the University Visvesvaraya College of Engineering (U.V.C.E started in 1917). The third constituent college, the University College of Physical Education (formerly known as the Government College of Physical Education, started in 1959) is located in the JB Campus. Since 1973, the University is functioning from both the campuses- the main campus at Jnana Bharathi and the City Campus at Central College.
Bangalore University has completed forty one years of fruitful existence and has come to be hailed as one of the largest universities of Asia. The University has been accredited in 2001 by NAAC and has received Five Star Status. Academically, the university is structured into Six faculties- Arts, Science, Commerce and Management , Education, Law and Engineering. It has 41 post-graduate departments, One post-graduate Centre at Kolar, (started during 1994-95), Three constituent college, 473 affiliated colleges ( of which 88 have PG courses) and several other Centers and Directorates of higher learning and research under its purview. AT present the University offers 51 Post-graduate courses.