Bangalore University

Bangalore University was initially formed by two premier colleges of the city, the Central College (CC) and the University Visvesvaraya College of Engineering (UVCE). Honours courses were introduced in 1965-66 and since then it has only grown in size. Since 1964, Bangalore University has grown both in size and strength to include a large number of affiliated colleges, P.G. Centers with a rich diversity of programme options. 

The University shifted to a large campus in 1973 and new postgraduate departments were introduced. The University Law College, started in 1948 and the College of Physical Education in 1959 are located in the JB Campus.  The University has also established Gandhi Bhavan, Dr. B.R. Ambedkar Study and Research Centre, Centre for Yoga Studies, and Centre for Study on Social Exclusion and Inclusive Policy. Though originally intended to be a federal university, it has eventually emerged as an affiliating University. 

The University is structured into six faculties- Arts, Science, Commerce & Management, Education, Law and Engineering. It has 48 Post Graduate Departments, One post graduate Centre at Kolar, (started during 1994-95), four University colleges, 684 affiliated colleges 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 years Integrated Courses in Biological Sciences.

Departments in Bangalore University

  • Arts
  • Science
  • Commerce and Management
  • Education

Academic Courses in Bangalore University

Postgraduate Courses

  • Economics
  • English
  • Hindi
  • History
  • Journalism & Mass Communication
  • Kannada
  • Philosophy
  • Political Science
  • Rural Development Studies
  • Sanskrit 
  • Sociology
  • Telugu
  • Urdu
  • Women’s Studies
  • Dance (Bharathanatyam)
  • Theatre Arts
  • Music (Carnatic-Vocal Instrumental)
  • Mrudanga
Social Work

Visual Arts

  • Applied Genetics
  • Applied Geology
  • Audiology & Speech Language Pathology
  • Biochemistry
  • Biotechnology
  • Botany
  • Chemistry
  • Computer
  • Science
  • Electronic Media
  • Electronic Science
  • Environmental Science
  • Fashion & Apparel Design
  • Geography
  • Geographical Information Science
  • Human Consciousness and Yogic Science
  • Life Science
  • Mathematics
  • Molecular Biology
  • Microbiology
  • Physics
  • Psychology
  • Psychological
  • Counselling
  • Statistics
  • Zoology
M.L.I.Sc Library & Information Science

  • Food Processing & Nutraciticals 
  • Medical Lab Technology
  • Commerce
  • Financial Analysis
  • International Business

M.Ed. Education

B.P.Ed. Bachelor of Physical Education

M.P.Ed. Master of Physical Education

  • Constitutional & Administrative Law; Corporate & Commercial Law
  • Labour & Employment Law

5 years Integrated B-Sc.-M.Sc in Biological Sciences

P. G. Diploma and Certificate Courses
  • Ambedkar Studies
  • Certificate Course in Dalit Movement 
  • P. G. Diploma in Gandhian Studies
  • Certificate Course in Gandhian Studies 
  • P. G. Diploma in Rural Management 
  • P. G. Diploma in Functional Hindi
  • P.G. Diploma in Hindi Translation 
  • P.G. Diploma in Tourism and Museology
  • P.G. Diploma in Communal Harmony and Social Peace 
  • P.G. Diploma in Film Acting
  • P. G. Diploma Course in Manuscriptology
  • Diploma course in Sanskrit 
  • Diploma in Urdu 
  • P.G. Diploma/Post Diploma in Visual Arts
  • PG Diploma in Geo-Informatics
  • P.G. Diploma in Psychological Counseling (PGDPC)
  • P. G. Diploma Course in Yoga Studies
  • Certificate Course in Yoga Studies 
  • PG Diploma in Clinical Embryology and Assisted Reproductive Technology

Under Graduate Courses

  • Economics
  • History
  • Journalism
  • Indian Constitution & Human Rights
  • Performing Arts
  • Political Science
  • Sociology
  • Visual Arts
  • Women Studies
  • Optional English
  • Rural Development
  • Bachelor of Speech – Language Pathology and Audiology (BSLPA) 
  • Biotechnology
  • Botany
  • Chemistry
  • Computer Science
  • Fashion and Apparel Design
  • Environment and Public Health
  • Genetics
  • Geography
  • Geology
  • Home Science
  • Mathematics
  • Microbiology
  • Physics Psychology
  • Sericulture
  • Statistics
  • Zoology
  • Electronics
  • Life Science
  • Interior Design & Decoration
  • AECC – Environmental Studies
  • Genetics
  • Zoology

University Library

The library came into existence in the year 1966 by inheriting document collection of about 58000 books and several bound volumes of periodicals held by Central College Library  then affiliated to University of Mysore. Today, it provides access to researchers, students and teaching and non-teaching staff.

Contact Details

Bangalore University
Jnana Bharathi, 
Karnataka - 560056

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