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|Motto||Excellence and Service|
|Established||July 15, 1969|
|Vice-Chancellor||Thomas C. Mathew CMI|
|Location||Bangalore, Karnataka, India|
Christ University is a private deemed university in Bangalore, Karnataka, India. Founded in 1969, it is managed by the priests of Carmelites of Mary Immaculate (CMI), the first indigenous Syrian Catholic religious congregation in India. The college was granted deemed university status in 2008.
The university offers a range of nationally and internationally recognized undergraduate and postgraduate programmes in a variety of academic disciplines including Law, Business Administration, Commerce, Management, Humanities, Sciences, and Social Sciences. In addition, it offers professional courses in a number of fields including Business Management, Computer Application, Hotel Management, Mass Communication, Social Work, Engineering and Tourism.
Christ College was recognized by the University Grants Commission of India, (UGC) on June 17, 1972. It was accredited by the NAAC, a UGC-funded body, in 1998 and reaccredited in 2005. Christ College has the distinction of being the first college in the state of Karnataka to be accredited by the National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC), for quality education. It is currently rated an A+ institution by the NAAC and was recognized as a College with Potential for Excellence.
The city campus is spread over a large campus of 25 acres (100,000 m2) which is part of the 100-acre (400,000 m2) Dharmaram College Campus in the central part of Bangalore city.
In 2009, Christ University opened a campus spread over 75 acres at Kengeri on the Mysore highway which houses the Faculty of Engineering, PU residential college and the Christ University Institute of Management (CUIM). This is one of the good colleges that comes under MAT. For MBA it offers Finance, Marketing, HR and Lean Operations and Systems. The City Campus is located in the heart of Bangalore, while the Kengeri Campus is a lush green campus by the Mysore highway.
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Christ University offers certificate, diploma, undergraduate, postgraduate and research programs in academic disciplines classified under the Schools of Law, Education, Sciences, Social Sciences & Languages, Commerce & Management, and Engineering.
Undergraduate programmes are of three-year duration except Bachelor of Education (B.Ed, one year), Bachelor of Hotel Management (BHM, four years), Bachelor of Laws (LL.B, five years), Bachelor of Technology (B. Tech, four years) and an integrated B. Tech/M. Tech or M.B.A (five years). Bachelor of Arts (BA) and Bachelor of Science (BSc) programmes follow a Triple Major system.
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The university publishes six peer reviewed journals: Artha-Journal of Social Sciences, Mapana-Journal of Sciences, Ushus-Journal of Business Management, Atna-Journal of Tourism Studies, Tattva-Journal of Philosophy and Christ University Law Journal. The university has published over 220 books in Kannada, through Kannada Sangha, a non-profit organization promoting Kannada around the world.
World Records 
According to the Guinness World Records, the current record for the largest human beatbox ensemble involved 1,246 participants and was achieved by Christ University (India) in Bangalore, Karnataka, India, on 5 February 2011 under ensemble director Vineeth Vincent.
On 10 January 2011, Christ Junior College, Bangalore, in an event titled 'Can You Say Beat Box?' attempted to create the largest human beatbox ensemble in the Limca Book of Records. The results are still awaited.
Christ University is involved in a controversy surrounding the granting of deemed university status. According to norms, before the status is granted, the affiliating university (Bangalore University in this case) is required to submit a “No-Objection Certificate" (NoC) to the UGC. The state government refused to grant the request for a NoC, and Bangalore University did not send an official NoC either. Instead, the UGC relied on ambiguous text in a letter from Bangalore University's registrar. This led to the inclusion of Christ University in a list of 44 universities that were to be derecognized as deemed universities. As of November 2011[update] the matter is still waiting the final decision of the supreme court. However, the court has maintained status quo on this issue and Christ University continues to be a deemed university.
Notable alumni 
- Krishna Byre Gowda, MLA, Karnataka and President, Karnataka Youth Congress
- Francis George
- Rima Kallingal
- Vineeth Vincent
- Gautham Karthik, Tamil Film Actor
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