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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 an Eco friendly beautiful 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). 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.
The city campus located in Hosur road is close to BTM Layout, which is one of the most popular residential and commercial places in Bangalore. The 1st Stage of BTM Layout is separated from the 2nd Stage by the Outer ring road. BTM Layout is noted for its cafés, boutiques, music venues. Its proximity to student residences and the young working people and the variety of restaurants make it a popular venue as an alternative to the city centre. It also boasts of many educational institutions nearby. Jayanagar is another residential and commercial neighbourhood near to Christ college. It is sub-divided into ten blocks, most of which comprise residential areas. A prominent shopping complex is located in Jayanagar IV Block. Jayanagar IV Block also houses one of Bangalore's principal bus termini.
The foundation of Jayanagar was laid in the year 1948. It was one of the first planned neighbourhoods in Bangalore and at the time, the largest in Asia. Since then, Jayanagar has expanded significantly. Jayanagar is home to the cream of Bangalore's elite.
It is surrounded by Basavangudi, JP Nagar, Banashankari 2nd stage, Gurappanapalya, Sudduguntepalya and BTM Layout among other areas. It is also in proximity to the Lalbagh Botanical Garden. Jayanagar comprises ten area blocks (including 4th 'T' Block), of which the 3rd and 4th block are largely commercial hubs, while the rest are mostly residential.
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.
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.
On 10 January 2011, Christ Junior College, Bangalore, under ensemble director Vineeth Vincent, in an event titled 'Can You Say Beat Box?' created the largest human beatbox ensemble in the Limca Book of Records with 2136 participants.
According to the Guinness World Records, the record for the largest human beatbox ensemble was achieved by Christ University (India) in Bangalore, Karnataka, India, on 5 February 2011 under ensemble director Vineeth Vincent involving 1,246 participants. This record was broken by Shlomo on 14 November 2011 with 2,081 participants.
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.
- Francis George, Politician, Kerala
- Gautham Karthik, Tamil film actor
- K M Chaitanya, Film maker, Theare director
- Krishna Byre Gowda, MLA, Karnataka and President, Karnataka Youth Congress
- Nicole Faria, Miss Earth 2010
- Rima Kallingal, Malayalam film actor
- Vineeth Vincent, India's biggest beatboxer
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