Bangalore University (BU) is the public university situated in Bangalore, in Karnataka State, in India. The university is amongst the oldest of India, come in to existence in 1886. The university is part of AIU (Association of Indian Universities) and nears status of the "Potential for Excellence", reserved for top 10 universities of India under Guidelines of UGC (University Grants Commission). University is occupied in the research via MoU with the foreign as well as local universities, institutions, and organizations. Numbers of departments are recognized by the UGC as the Center of Excellence.
The University was inaugurated as Central College, in Bangalore in the year 1886, by British Government to give University degrees. It was renamed like Bangalore University from the Central College by UGC on 10 July 1964 by government under State of Mysore for consolidating institutions of the higher education in city of Bangalore. The university now works from two campuses - Central College Campus as well as Jnana Bharathi Campus.
Central College, Bangalore, which was established in the 1886 and UVCE (University Visvesvaraya College of Engineering), established in the 1912, these two main institutions of Bangalore were included into Bangalore University. With transmission of Karnataka State Universities Ordinance for 1975, aimed at starting uniformity to all the universities in state, university lost its central character and became the state-affiliated university. In the 1973, this University moved to Jnana Bharathi Campus situated in 1,100 acres land.
Bangalore University gave origin to the universities like Rajiv Gandhi University of Health Sciences, Visvesvaraya Technological University, and National Institute of Mental Health and Neurosciences.
The colleges of Bangalore University include:
• Bangalore City College, Bangalore
• Bangalore Medical College, Bangalore
• Brindavan College, Bangalore
• Dr.Ambedkar Evening College
• Garden City College, Bangalore
• Government Science College, Bangalore
• Govt. R C College, Bangalore
• Indian Academy Degree College, Bangalore
• Mount Carmel College, Bangalore
• National College, Bangalore
• St John's Medical College, Bangalore
• St. Joseph's College, Bangalore
• Vijaya College, Bangalore
• Visvesvaraya College of Engineering, Bangalore
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