Bangalore University is present in the beautiful Garden City of India, Bangalore, which is also the I.T. Capital of India. It was established in July 1964 to include a higher learning institute located in Bangalore and its districts. Initially, it was an offshoot of the University of Mysore but eventually made a separate University. At first, the two prestigious institutes of the city, the University Visvesvaraya College of Engineering and the Central College, formed the base of Bangalore University.
The University has made a fruitful presence and is one of the largest universities in Asia. It was accredited by NAAC with five stars in 2002 and re-accredited in 2008 and 2016. It is recognized by UGC.
As per the Q.S. University BRICS 2016 Ranking, the international institute of Bangalore University, is ranked 151st among the BRICS nations. It ranks 15th among premier multi-disciplinary universities in Hansa Research Survey 2016 at all India level and ranked 9th in the top multi-disciplinary state universities. Bangalore University is No.1 in Karnataka State and South Zone.
The Varsity has been structured into six different faculties namely Commerce and Management education and Arts, Engineering, Science, and Law. It comprises forty-eight departments along with one postgraduate center that is located in Kolar. The University provides higher education in fifty postgraduate programs and diploma and certificate programs that are job oriented. It has also begun a comprehensive five-year program in biological sciences.
The University also organizes extensible and charitable lectures through its publications to reach out the society. It has achieved a milestone by establishing MOUs with several universities and institutes of international and national repute. The University seeks to provide expansion, access, and excellence in higher education to serve students. University's vision is to make significant and unique contributions to society by imparting education in different sectors. The University offers quality teaching and encourages to research social welfare.
The University treasures well equipped Green Library that provides a natural learning environment. Thousands of plants surround the library, and it comprises different books to cater to students' needs. The digital library services are also provided by the mobile application to access e-Resources both online and offline. There are specialized workstations with the latest software installations for visually challenged students. Library offers a calm environment so that students can study without disturbance for a long time.
The Bangalore University continually works to provide the quality education to the students. For admission, candidates can apply online on the University website while meeting the eligibility criteria.
For admission in B.Arch and B.E, candidates need to pass 10+2 with a minimum of 45% marks in PCM. B.Tech admission is based on the Karnataka CET score. For M.Arch/M.Tech, candidates need to have valid marks in B.Arch/B.Tech Admission to MBA, M.Arch, MCA, and M.E is based on the Karnataka authority's PGCET examination. For ME admission, a GATE valid score is required. Admission in programs like M.Sc, MA, M.Ed, M.Lib, MSW is based on marks obtained at graduation level. Candidates need to clear 10+2 for admission in B.Sc, BA, BPA, BFA, and BSW. Admission in Ph.D is based on CSIR NET/UGC NET/GATE/SLET/JRF. M.Phil qualified students are exempted from the Ph.D entrance exam which the University conducts.