Bangalore University

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Bangalore University
Bangalore University logo.png
MottoGyanam, Vignana Sahitam
Motto in English
Knowledge along with Wisdom
Established1964; 58 years ago (1964)
ChancellorGovernor of Karnataka
Vice-ChancellorDr. Cynthia Menezes Prabhu
Academic staff
Location, ,
12°56′19.59″N 77°30′11.45″E / 12.9387750°N 77.5031806°E / 12.9387750; 77.5031806Coordinates: 12°56′19.59″N 77°30′11.45″E / 12.9387750°N 77.5031806°E / 12.9387750; 77.5031806
AffiliationsUGC, NAAC, AIU, ACU, DEC

Bangalore University (BU) is a public state university located in Bangalore, Karnataka, India. 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 the NAAC with grade A in 2016 under the new grading system.[2] Bangalore University was trifurcated into Bengaluru City University and Bengaluru North University.[3]

Organisation and administration[edit]


Dr Cynthia Menezes Prabhu is the current Vice-Chancellor appointed on 10 June 2022.

Dr Venugopal K R. appointed as the new Vice-Chancellor of BU, from 12 June 2018, ended his tenure on 10 June 2022. Prior to this, the former Vice-Chancellor (VC) was Prabhu Dev. He resigned in 13 October 2012 to accept the Karnataka government's offer of chairmanship of the Karnataka Health System Commission.[4] H.N. Ramesh was appointed as VC temporarily till new VC is appointed by the state[5]

With more than 650 affiliated colleges, the Karnataka government has decided to bifurcate, or 'carve out a new university' to ease management. To this effect, the state government had appointed two study groups. One group was headed by former Gulbarga University Vice-Chancellor N Rudraiah and another was a group formed by the Karnataka State Higher Education Council.[6] The Rudraiah study suggested trifurcation of the university, while the Council suggested bifurcation.

Affiliated colleges[edit]

Bangalore University lists 70 government colleges,[7] 52 aided colleges[8] and 11 unaided colleges.[9] Notable affiliated colleges include:


The university is structured into six faculties- Arts, Science, Commerce & Management, Education, Law and Engineering. It has 43 Post Graduate Departments, a Postgraduate Centre at Kolar, (Started during 1994-95), three constituent colleges, 665 affiliated colleges (of which 115 have PG Courses) and several other Centres and Directorates of higher learning and research under its purview. At present, the university offers 50 Post Graduate Courses and Employment Oriented Diploma and Certificate Courses. The university has launched the five-year Integrated Courses in Biological Sciences, Social Sciences, Earth and Atmospheric Sciences and Business Studies and four-year B.S. programme.[10]


University and college rankings
General – international
QS (Asia) (2020)[11]351-400
General – India
NIRF (Overall) (2020)[12]100
NIRF (Universities) (2020)[13]68

The QS World University Rankings ranked Bangalore University 351-400 in Asia in 2020.[11] The NIRF ranked it 100th overall[12] and 68th among universities.[13]


School of Engineering

In 2001, the university was accredited by NAAC and received Five Star Status. The university then once again reaccredited under the new grading system with a grade A.[14]

In a first, the university in 2010 announced admissions for transgender people by reserving one seat in each PG course.[15] Now, the University's admission forms feature a third category of gender, namely 'Others'.[16]

Notable alumni[edit]

See also[edit]


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  3. ^ "Govt issues order on trifurcation of Bangalore University". Deccan Herald. 1 July 2017. Retrieved 8 December 2020.
  4. ^ University VC submits resignation New Indian Express Newspaper
  5. ^ "Statutory Officers | Bangalore University". 22 July 2014. Retrieved 11 December 2017.
  6. ^ "News18. com: CNN-News18 Breaking News India, Latest News, Current News Headlines". News18. Archived from the original on 26 January 2013. Retrieved 31 March 2018.
  7. ^ "College". Archived from the original on 9 August 2011. Retrieved 26 July 2011.
  8. ^ "College". Archived from the original on 9 June 2011. Retrieved 26 July 2011.
  9. ^ "College". Archived from the original on 12 October 2010. Retrieved 26 July 2011.
  10. ^ "Bangalore University". Archived from the original on 17 December 2012. Retrieved 31 March 2018.
  11. ^ a b "QS Asia University Rankings 2020". QS Quacquarelli Symonds Limited. 2020.
  12. ^ a b "National Institutional Ranking Framework 2020 (Overall)". National Institutional Ranking Framework. Ministry of Education. 11 June 2020.
  13. ^ a b "National Institutional Ranking Framework 2020 (Universities)". National Institutional Ranking Framework. Ministry of Education. 11 June 2020.
  14. ^ "Accreditation List". Archived from the original on 18 November 2016. Retrieved 31 March 2018.
  15. ^ Bangalore University Reserves seat for transgender students YouTube.
  16. ^ "Bangalore University lays out the welcome mat for transgenders - Latest News & Updates at Daily News & Analysis". 18 July 2010. Retrieved 31 March 2018.
  17. ^ "sjcalumni". Archived from the original on 16 November 2017. Retrieved 20 January 2018.
  18. ^ "Daulton Capital enters into US$105 million forward gold sales contract with Dubai's Salam International - Business Intelligence Middle East - - News, analysis, reports". Archived from the original on 17 August 2016. Retrieved 20 January 2018.
  19. ^ Manjunath V.S. (September 2010). Entrepreneurship & Management. Pearson Education India. pp. 154–. ISBN 978-81-317-3250-2.
  20. ^ "Delhi University - Faculty Profile". Archived from the original on 16 March 2014. Retrieved 21 March 2014.

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