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Bangalore University, Bangalore


  • State : Karnataka
  • City : Bangalore
  • Status : Public University

Bangalore University, Bangalore

Bangalore University is a public state university located in city of Bangalore in the state of Karnataka.It is abbreviated as "BU" (Bangalore University).The university is one of the oldest in India, dating back to 1886.

Bangalore University offers Integrated Programmes,Bachelors, Masters and Doctoral degrees apart from Diplomas and Certificates in many disciplines.The language of instruction for most courses is English.Bangalore University has 497 affiliated colleges. The University is a part of The Association of Indian Universities (AIU), Association of Commonwealth Universities (ACU) and affiliated by University Grants Commission (UGC). Bangalore University is accredited by NAAC under the new grading system with a grade A.

The University was opened as the Central College, Bangalore in 1886, by the British Government to award University degrees. It was renamed as the Bangalore University from Central College, Bangalore by the UGC, India on July 10, 1964 by the government under the then State of Mysore to consolidate institutions of higher education in the city of Bangalore.

The university operates from Jnana Bharathi Campus.

The Central College, Bangalore (established in 1886) and the University Visvesvaraya College of Engineering (UVCE) (established in 1912) (the two original institutions in Bangalore) were subsumed into this university. With the promulgation of the Karnataka State Universities Ordinance of 1975, which aimed at bringing uniformity to all universities in the state, the university lost its federal character and became a state-affiliated university. In 1973, the University moved to the Jnana Bharathi Campus located on 1,100 acres (4.5 km2) of land.

The Bangalore University gave birth to universities like Visvesvaraya Technological University, Rajiv Gandhi University of Health Sciences and the National Institute of Mental Health and Neurosciences.

The university's Institute of Aerospace Medicine (IAM) has been designated by ISR to train astronauts for the Indian space program. Bangalore University has been awarded the Sir M Visvesvarya chair from ISRO to perform research in space science.

Because the University produces the largest number of Ph.Ds in India, it has acquired a good reputation among foreign universities. Consequently, the university hosts a growing number of foreign students.

To promote excellence in education for a vibrant and inclusive society through knowledge creation and dissemination


  • To Import quality education to meet national and global challenges
  • To blend theoretical knowledge with practical skills
  • To encourage the faculty to pursue academic excellence through high quality research and publication
  • To provide access to all sections of society to pursue higher education
  • To promote the use of new technologies in teaching and research
  • To inculcate right values among students while encouraging
  • To promote leadership qualities among students
  • To produce socially sensitive citizens
  • To contribute nation building
  • To hasten the process of creating a knowledge society

Address: Mysore Road, Jnana Bharathi, Bengaluru, Karnataka 560056
Phone: 080 2321 3172

Colleges Affilated to Bangalore University, Bangalore
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