Bangalore University, Bangalore

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  • Estd. Year: 1964
  • Campus Size: 1100 Acres
  • Total Faculty: 348
  • Total Students Enrollment: 8081

About College

This is one of the largest universities in India, in terms of enrolment and physical spaces available. It was founded in 1964. The Bangalore University spread out across Bengaluru has two main campuses. These are the City Campus and the Jnana Bharathi (JB) Campus. The former is also known as Central College. Possibly India’s most sought-after law college- NLSIU (National Law School of India University) - is located within the perimeters of the JB campus. Collectively, the university occupies 1100 acres of land. The Bangalore University has been accredited by the NAAC (National Assessment and Accreditation Council). In fact, it received a five- star grading within it. The university is more of an amalgamation of existing centres, as the Central College campus has long existed since way back in 1858, while the JB one was started later in 1966. 

One of the problems the university had been facing was the vast size, which made the management tricky. So, a committee was set up to look into this matter. As per the committee’s recommendations, the Bangalore University is set to be trifurcated into three parts. The two existing campuses- JB and Central- will operate as two of those three parts named as South Bengaluru University and Central Bengaluru University. A third will be created with its base at Chikkaballapur, to be known as the North Bengaluru University. 

The academics in the existing Bangalore University is divided between six faculties which are – Arts, Commerce & Management, Science, Education, Engineering and Law. Several colleges are affiliated to this university. Prominent examples include- St. Hopkins College, Garden City College, College of Fine Arts, Mount Carmel College, National College, Oxford College of Sciences, St. Joseph’s College, St. Joseph’s College of Commerce, Surana College, Presidency College, Kristu Jayanti College, University Visvesvarya College of Engineering, Bangalore Management Academy, Acharya Institute of Management & Sciences, International Institute of Business Studies, SSMRV Degree College, KLE College and the Millennium School of Business. The university also has massive library facilities across its campuses. It has even developed its own internal network to facilitate knowledge sharing across campuses, as well as act as a repository for global best practices, which students can learn from. This project has been titled as BALNET (Bangalore University Library Network). 

The selection for the various courses is via the state-run KCET exam. Careers 360 has rated the Bangalore University at AAA. One of the reasons for the good rating is the physical spaces. The city of Bengaluru as it has historically been blessed with greenery, and the university has tried to cultivate that further. A bio- park has been curated using concepts of social forestry. The university even has its own publication unit known as Prasaranga. In line with Bengaluru’s status as the Silicon Valley of India, there is robotics and cyber centre attached to the university. 

Exams and Cutoffs

Exam Date: 22 Apr, 2020 - 23 Apr, 2020
Karnataka PGCET M.C.A.
Exam Date: 20 Jul, 2020 - 21 Jul, 2020 (Tentative)


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Batch of Jan. 1, 2016 | BBA
This is the worst college..bull shit.. university everything is hell.. timetable, announcement results,... everything delays like proper valuation... no proper maintainance..I hate it...more than anything Shame shame Bangalore university
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Bangalore university for engineering

Rashi Shukla 21st Dec, 2019

Banglore University was established in 1964, and is recognized by the University Grants Commission. It offers around 1341 courses in 18 streams and 82 specialization. Application for all courses are online only. The BU also offers distance learning courses.

For getting admission in B.E, the candidates should must pass class 12th with minimum 45% aggregate from PCM. After this they are required to appear for the Karnatka Common Entrance Test (KCET) and if the entrance exam score is valid then admission is provided through counseling.

For M.E one need to pass B.E with a valid score. Further they need to appear for Post Graduation Common Entrance Test (PGCET) which is conducted by Karnataka authority. Admissions are also given on the basis of valid scores in GATE. Further counseling process is done.

Colleges offering engineering courses are-
University Visvesvaraya College of Engineering
S J E S Educational Institute

The se colleges offers engineering in various branches-
thermal, water resource, geotechnical, web technology, earthquake, prestressed, bio informatic,  architectural, software, power electronics and energy system, mechanical, computer science, aircraft maintenance, automobile, Civil, electronics and communication, information science, structural, advanced material technology, environmental etc.,

Placements are giod. It offers highest number of placement opportunities with a nice packages. The packages generaally begins from 6 LPA and highest package of around 14-15 LPA. Govt. Companies also comes for recruitment.

Hope this helps...

All the best!!!


sir, did BBA courses is there in bangalore university or afflicated to bangalore university,To pursue there is it good place can we get placements their?

Harshita Gupta 17th Dec, 2019
IFIM, ISME, AIMS, RIBS are various colleges that provide BBA course.  IFIM is one of the top colleges for the course. The course is of 3 years and the fees is 4.5 lacs total in IFIM.  The placement is also high, and the package ranges from 5-7 lacs and the highest placement is 16 lacs per annum. The
Faculty and other facilities are also great.

Hope this helps!

collage fees structure of 2020

Nivesh Pai 8th Dec, 2019
Hello Ayush,
It would be great if you could specify the college you are referring to. Different colleges and ranks have different amount of fees. In engineering through cet rank the average is around 22k, for comedk 2-3 lakhs and management cost more than 8 lakhs donation. Whereas the medical the costs are much higher inclusive of specialization in your particular field.

Can I get a lateral entry into a different college? I am studying under Bangalore University and I want to transfer.

Meghna Mukul 2nd Dec, 2019


Lateral entry is basically entering a college while having completed the previous year or semester in another college. It is possible in some universities and colleges to get lateral entry but not many of them provide such facility. Also it depends on the course one is studying, usually lateral entry is seen in courses. Some universities providing lateral entry are Mumbai University, Mizoram University, Maharashtra Institute of Technology and other as well. I hope you find this helpful.


Bangalore university most popular

apuroop sri durgesh 21st Nov, 2019

As you have not asked what category of college you want i.e for commerce or management or engineering or law, I suggest some colleges on based on all categories. These list is not in a preference order. It is random.

1-) Christ University - Management , commerce and social sciences.

2-) Pes University- Engineering.

3-) Ramaiah Institute of technology - Engineering.

4-) Kristu Jayanti college - Law, Arts and management.

5-) Jain university - Multi-Disciplinary.

Hope this helps.

All the best for your future.

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