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Bangalore University

Main Rd, Gnana Bharathi, Bengaluru, Karnataka 560056

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Established in

1964

Recognition

University Grants Commission (UGC)

Ownership

Public

Genders Accepted

Co-Ed


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Bangalore University Fees Structure:

Bangalore University fee structure differs from course to course. Bangalore University Fees structure for some of the popular courses are as follows:

Courses
Fees
BE
Rs. 31,590
BCA
Rs. 9,173
BA LLB
Rs. 24,670 
M.Sc
Rs. 9,520
MCA
Rs. 24,170
M.Com
Rs. 9,520

The Bangalore University Admission procedure is as follows:

  • Admissions for all the courses and programs will be based on the marks obtained by the candidates in their qualifying examination.
  • Bangalore University admissions are based on the performance in various national and state-level examinations for some of the courses.

Overview:

Located in the IT capital of India, Bangalore University (BU) was established in 1964 as an offshoot of the University of Mysore. 

BU is formed by the city’s 2 premier institutions, Central College (CC) and University of Visvesvaraya College of Engineering (UVCE).

Bangalore University offers multiple Undergraduate, Integrated, Postgraduate, Diploma, PG Diploma, Certificate, and Doctorate courses for eligible candidates. 

The Law College was established in 1948 and the College of Physical Education in 1959.   

In 1973, Bangalore University moved into a new campus named Jnana Bharathi (JB), which is located on a sprawling 1100 acres of land. 

Currently, the JB Campus houses several offices, PG departments, centres of higher learning, NSS Bhavan, outdoor stadium, and other support services.

Bangalore University has completed 57 years of its existence and is regarded as one of the largest universities in Asia. 

Though BU was intended to be a federal university, it has currently emerged as an affiliating university, with over 298 colleges affiliated to it. 

Highlights of Bangalore University (BU):
Bangalore University Address
Mysore Road, Jnana Bharathi, Bengaluru, Karnataka, India - 560056
Campus Size
1,100 Acres
Establishment Year
1964
Management
Public 
Ownership
Government of Karnataka
Approval/ Recognition
UGC
Accreditation
'A’ Grade by NAAC
Entrance Exams Accepted 
KCET/ Karnataka DCET/ NATA/ JEE Main Paper-II/ AIHMCT WAT/ GATE/ MAT/ XAT/ CAT/ CMAT/ ATMA/ KMAT/ PGCET

Bangalore University Campuses: 

  1. Central College Campus
  2. Jnana Bharathi Campus

Bangalore University Courses Offered:

Bangalore University Courses for Undergraduate Programs:

Engineering:

Bachelor of Engineering (BE):

Duration: 4 Years

Eligibility: 

The applicants of BE at Bangalore University should have passed 12th Standard or pre-university college with English as a mandatory subject.

Apart from that, candidates need to have Physics and Mathematics as compulsory subjects with any one of the subjects among Chemistry, Biology, Biotechnology, Electronics, Information Science, and Computer Science. Also, they have to obtain a minimum aggregate mark of 45%.   

BE Specializations Offered:

Civil Engineering
Computer Science and Engineering
Information Science and Engineering
Electronics Engineering 
Electrical and Electronics Engineering 
Mechanical Engineering 

Architecture:

Bachelor of Architecture (B.Arch):

Duration: 5 Years

Eligibility: 

Candidates must have passed 12th standard or pre-university college with a minimum aggregate of 50% in their final exams to undertake B.Arch at Bangalore University. They should have mathematics as a compulsory subject. 

Law:

Bachelor of Arts and Bachelors of Law (BA LLB):

Duration: 5 Years

Eligibility: 

The candidate applying to BA LLB at Bangalore University must have completed their pre-university college or 12th standard from a recognized educational board in India.

The minimum cut off marks for General and SC/ ST candidates is 45%, while for OBC candidates, it is 42%. 

Bachelor of Law (LLB):

Duration: 3 Years

Eligibility: 

Candidates applying to LLB at Bangalore University must hold a Bachelor’s Degree in any discipline from a recognized university with a minimum of 45% marks in aggregate of all subjects, including languages.

Education:

Bachelor of Physical Education (B.P.Ed):

Duration: 2 Years

Eligibility: 

Candidates applying to B.P.Ed at Bangalore University must have completed their bachelor’s in any discipline with 50% marks. They must have participated in Inter-College/ Inter-Zonal/ District/ School level competitions in sports and games, recognized by the AIU/ IOA/ SGFI/ Government of India.

OR

Candidates with a Bachelor’s degree in any discipline with 45% marks and studied physical education as a compulsory elective subject can apply.

OR

Candidates with a bachelor’s degree with 45% marks and having participated in National/ Inter-University State competitions or secured 1st, 2nd, or 3rd position in Inter College/ Inter-Zonal/ District/ School competition in sports and games, recognized by the AIU/ IOA/ SGFI/ Government of India can apply. 

OR

The candidates who have graduated with 45% marks and at least 3 years of coaching experience can apply. 

Bachelor of Education (B.Ed):

Duration: 2 Years

Eligibility: 

The candidates applying to B.Ed at Bangalore University must have completed their graduation in any 1 stream out of Arts, Commerce, and Science. 

The candidates must have scored an aggregate of 50% to 55% marks in their UG level examination.     

Science:

Bachelor of Science (B.Sc):

Duration: 3 Years

Eligibility: 

Candidates applying to B.Sc at Bangalore University must have completed their 12th standard or pre-university college in the science stream. They must have scored not less than the minimum aggregate of 50% in their final exam.

B.Sc Specializations Offered: 

Speech and Hearing
Clinical Nutrition and Dietetics
Fashion and Apparel
Home Science
Rehabilitation Science
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Social Work:

Bachelor of Social Work (BSW):

Duration: 3 Years

Eligibility: 

Candidates applying for the program at Bangalore University must have passed 12th Standard or pre-university college in any stream.

Arts:

Bachelor of Performing Arts (BPA):

Duration: 3 Years

Eligibility: 

Candidates applying to BPA at Bangalore University must have passed their 12th Standard or pre-university college with a minimum of 50% marks from any recognized board of education.

Applicants must have a background in the field of Fine Arts that includes music, dance, drama, etc.  

Bachelor of Visual Arts (BVA):

Duration: 3 Years

Eligibility:

Candidates applying to BVA at Bangalore University must have completed 12 standard or equivalent curriculum from either Arts, Science, or Commerce stream. They must have scored a minimum of 50% marks in their final examination. 

Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA):

Duration: 3 Years

Eligibility:

Candidates applying to BFA at Bangalore University must have completed their 12th standard or equivalent curriculum from a recognized board. 

The total aggregate marks must be not less than 50% and they should have studied in an English or Hindi medium school at High School Level.  

Computer Application:

Bachelor of Computer Application (BCA):

Duration: 3 Years

Eligibility: 

Interested candidates must have passed 12th Standard or an equivalent examination in any stream.

Management:

  1. Bachelor of Business Management (BBA)
  2. Bachelor of Hotel Management (BHM)

Duration: 3 Years

Eligibility: 

Aspirants interested in undertaking the above-mentioned courses at Bangalore University must complete 12th standard or pre-university college with the required minimum aggregate marks.

Bangalore University Fees Structure for UG Programs: 

Courses 
1st Year Fees 
BE
Rs. 31,590
B.Arch 
Rs. 31,590
BA LLB
Rs. 24,670 
B.P.Ed
Rs. 1,857
B.Sc
Rs. 1,857
BA
Rs. 1,857
BCA
Rs. 9,173

Bangalore University Courses for Postgraduate Programs:

Engineering:

Master of Engineering (M.E)/ Master of Technology (M.Tech):

Duration: 2 Years

Eligibility: 

Candidates applying to M.Tech at Bangalore University must have completed their BE/ B.Tech degree with minimum aggregate marks along with clearing the cut off in the required national entrance examinations. 

ME/ M.Tech Specializations Offered:

Specializations
Sub-Specializations
Civil  Engineering 
Construction Technology/ Geo-Technical Engineering/ Structural Engineering/ Highway Engineering/ Pre-Stressed Concrete/ Water Resource Engineering/ Environmental Engineering/ Earthquake Engineering 
Computer Science and Engineering 
Computer Science/ Information Technology/ Computer Networking/ Web Technology/ Software Engineering/ Bioinformatics
Electronics and Communication Engineering 
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Electrical Engineering
Power and Energy Systems/ Power Electronics/ Control and Instrumentations 
Mechanical Engineering 
Machine Design/ Manufacturing and Science Engineering/ Thermal Science Engineering/ Advanced Material Technology

Architecture:

Master of Architecture (M.Arch):

Duration: 2 Years

Eligibility: 

Candidates must have passed Bachelor of Architecture (B.Arch) from a recognized university with minimum aggregate marks. Those in the final year can also apply for the program. 

M.Arch Specializations Offered:

  1. Construction and Project Management
  2. Landscape Architecture 

Law:

Master of Laws (LLM):

Duration: 2 Years

Eligibility: 

Candidates must hold an LLB degree from any recognised law school to undertake LLM at Bangalore University. They must have secured not less than 45% in their LLB, either in the 3 years or 5 years program.  

There is a 5% relaxation in the minimum aggregate marks for SC/ ST, Category-I, and PwD candidates.

LLM Specializations Offered:

  1. Constitution and Administrative Law
  2. Corporate and Commercial Law
  3. Labour and Employment Law

Education:

Master of Physical Education (M.P.Ed):

Duration: 2 Years

Eligibility:  

Aspirants must have passed B.P.Ed degree from a recognized university. They must have secured at least 50% in their preceding curriculum. 

Also, Bangalore University applying candidates must have participated in recognized inter-university, inter-state, international sports events.

All the Bangalore University applying candidates have to submit a medical fitness certificate issued by a Medical Officer. 

Master of Education (M.Ed):

Duration: 2 Years

Eligibility:  

Candidates applying to M.Ed at Bangalore University are required to secure a minimum of 50% (5% relaxation for reserved candidates) marks in their graduation, done from a recognized university. The applicants must have completed B.Ed from a UGC-approved institute.  

Candidates pursuing a Bachelor of Arts (BA) in Education/ Bachelor of Science (B.Sc) in Education/ Master of Science (M.Sc) in Education can also apply for the M.Ed program.

Science:

Master of Science (M.Sc):

Duration: 2 Years

Eligibility:

Candidates must have obtained a B.Sc degree in their preferred discipline from a recognised university. They must have secured at least 50% in their graduation. 

M.Sc Specializations Offered:

Applied Genetics
Applied Geology
Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology
Biochemistry
Biotechnology
Botany
Chemistry
Computer Science
Electronic Media
Electronic Science
Environmental Science
Fashion and Apparel Design
Geography
Geographical Information Science
Human Consciousness and Yogic Science
Life Science
Mathematics
Molecular Biology
Microbiology
Physics
Psychology
Psychological Counselling
Statistics
Zoology
Library and Information Science
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Master of Vocation (M.Voc):

Duration: 2 Years

Eligibility:

Candidates applying to M.Voc at Bangalore University must have completed their Bachelors of Vocation (B.Voc) course or an undergraduate degree program with a minimum aggregate of 50% from a recognized university. 

M.Voc Specializations Offered:

  1. Food Processing and Nutraceuticals
  2. Medical Lab Technology

Social Work:

Master of Social Work (MSW):

Duration: 2 Years

Eligibility: 

Candidates applying to MSW at Bangalore University must hold a BSW degree from a recognized institute with a minimum aggregate of 50%. 

Students from Humanities/ Social Science/ Science/ Management and other backgrounds are also eligible for the MSW.

Arts:

Master of Arts (MA):

Duration: 2 Years

Eligibility: 

To pursue this degree at Bangalore University, candidates must have completed their graduation in any relevant stream from a recognized institute. 

Also, they must have scored a minimum of 50% or its equivalent in their graduation. Students in their final year can also apply for this program at Bangalore University. 

MA Specializations Offered:

Economics
English
Hindi
History
Journalism and Mass Communication
Kannada
Philosophy
Political Science
Rural Development Studies
Sanskrit
Sociology
Telugu
Urdu
Women’s Studies
Master of Visual Arts (MVA):

Duration: 2 Years

Eligibility: 

Applicants must have obtained not less than 50% in their qualifying examinations. The examination must be recognized by a university. 

Master of Performing Arts (MPA):

Duration: 2 Years

Eligibility:

Candidates applying to MVA at Bangalore University must hold a bachelor or diploma degree from a recognized university. They must score a minimum of 50% in their qualifying examination. 

Candidates with a minimum of 5 years of practical experience in theatre or a reputed dance institute can also apply. 

MPA Specializations Offered:

Dance (Bharatanatyam)
Theatre Arts
Music (Carnatic-Vocal Instrumental)
Mrudangam

Computer Application:

Master of Computer Application (MCA) in Computer Science and Applications:

Duration: 2 Years

Eligibility: 

Candidates applying to MCA at Bangalore University must obtain a bachelor's degree in any discipline from a recognized university. Also, they must score a minimum of 50% marks in aggregate of all subjects, including languages. 

The applicants must have studied Mathematics/ Business Mathematics/ Statistics/ Computer Science/ Computer Applications/ Computer Programming as one of the optional/ elective subjects. 

Commerce and Management:

Master of Commerce (M.Com):

Duration: 2 Years

Eligibility: 

Applicants must have secured a minimum of 50% aggregate in B.Com, B.Com (Hons) or an equivalent program from a recognized university. 

M.Com Specializations Offered:

  1. Commerce
  2. Financial Analysis
  3. International Business
Master of Business Administration (MBA):

Duration: 2 Years

Eligibility: 

Candidates should hold a bachelor’s degree in any discipline from a recognized university. Also, they should score a minimum of 50% aggregate marks in all subjects, including languages.

Master of Finance and Accounting (MFA):

Duration: 2 Years

Eligibility: 

Candidates must have completed an undergraduate degree in the field of commerce, banking, or finance from any recognized board or university. They must have secured 45% to 50% aggregate marks in the qualifying examination. 

Hospitality:

Master of Tourism Administration (MTA):

Duration: 2 Years

Eligibility: 

The Bangalore University’s MTA applying candidate should have completed their bachelor’s from a recognized institute with at least 50% (45% for reserved category) aggregate marks in the qualifying examination. 

Master of Tourism and Travel Management (MTTM):

Duration: 2 Years

Eligibility: 

Applicants must have completed either BHM or BTTM and must have scored minimum aggregate marks of 50% and above.

Candidates who have studied B.Sc. Hospitality & Administration and BA Tourism can also apply for this course at Bangalore University. 

Bangalore University Fees Structure for PG Programs: 

Courses 
1st Year Fees 
LLM
Rs. 18,230
M.P.Ed
Rs. 9,520
M.Ed
Rs. 9,520
M.Sc
Rs. 9,520
MA
Rs. 7,420
MCA
Rs. 24,170
M.Com
Rs. 9,520
MBA
Rs. 31,070
MHM
Rs. 43,070

Bangalore University Courses for Doctoral Programs:

Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D):

Duration: 3 Years

Eligibility: 

Bangalore University’s Ph.D aspirants must hold a PG degree from a recognized university. They must have scored a minimum aggregate mark of 55% (5% relaxation for the reserved category) or an equivalent grade in the qualifying examination.   

Candidates who have completed M.Phil (Regular) course work with at least 55% (5% relaxation for the reserved candidates) aggregate score or equivalent grade are also eligible to pursue a Ph.D Degree.

PhD Specializations Offered:

Commerce
Management Studies
Computer Science and Engineering
Sericulture
English
Rural Development
Life Science
Home Science
Microbiology
Kannada
Sociology
Speech and Hearing
Botany
Law
Hindi
Computer Science
Biological Sciences
Economics
Biochemistry
Chemistry
Environmental Science
Education
History
Physical Education
Communication System
Mechanical Engineering
Geography
Sanskrit
Electrical Engineering
Applied Genetics
Geology
Electronic Science

Bangalore University Fees Structure for Doctorate Programs: 

Courses 
1st Year Fees 
Faculty of Commerce, Arts, Law, and Education
Rs. 26,760
Faculty of Science and Engineering 
Rs. 34,380

Bangalore University Admissions:

Bangalore University admission procedure for various courses is based primarily on merit. 

However, Bangalore University also accepts scores obtained by the candidates in multiple state or national level entrance examinations for specific courses.

Eligible candidates are required to register themselves online for Bangalore University Admission.

Bangalore University Admission Selection Procedure:

  • Bangalore University admissions for all the courses and programs will be based on the marks obtained by the candidates in their qualifying examination.
  • Admissions for some of the Bangalore University’s courses are based on performance in multiple national and state-level examinations.
  • The merit list of the selected candidates will be uploaded by Bangalore University on its official website. Eligible candidates will be invited for the document verification.
  • Verification letters will be sent by Bangalore University via mail and SMS.
  • A list of the selected and verified candidates will be uploaded by BU on its official website.

Bangalore University Admission for UG Courses:

  1. Admission to Bachelor of Engineering (BE) is based on the scores of the Karnataka State Common Entrance Test (KCET)
  2. Candidates aspiring to undertake Bachelor of Architecture (B.Arch) at Bangalore University, should score the minimum required cut off in the National Aptitude Test in Architecture (NATA) or JEE Main Paper-II.
  3. Bangalore University Admission for the remaining Undergraduate programs is based on marks scored in 12th standard or pre-university college’s final examination. 

Bangalore University Admission for PG Courses:

  1. Aspirants seeking admissions for Master of Technology (M.Tech) and Master of Architecture (M.Arch) must have a valid score in the Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering (GATE) or Karnataka Post Graduate Common Entrance Test (PGCET).
  2. For Master of Business Administration (MBA) at Bangalore University, candidates must have valid scores in the following entrance examinations:
    - Management Aptitude Test (MAT)
    - Xavier Aptitude Test (XAT)
    - Common Admission Test (CAT)
    - Common Management Admission Test (CMAT)
    - AIMS Test for Management Admissions (ATMA)
    - Karnataka Management Aptitude Test (KMAT)
    - Karnataka Post Graduate Common Entrance Test (PGCET)
  3. Candidates seeking admissions for Master of Computer Applications (MCA) at Bangalore University must have a valid score in KMAT and PGCET.
  4. BU admission for the remaining PG programs is completely based on Merit.

Bangalore University Admission for Ph.D Courses:

  1. Bangalore University conducts an entrance examination to accept admission for all the PhD programs.
  2. Candidates with a valid mark scored in the following entrance exams can also apply at Bangalore University:
    - UGC NET – National Eligibility Test
    - CSIR NET - Council of Scientific and Industrial Research University Grants Commission National Eligibility Test
    - GATE - Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering

Bangalore University Scholarships:

Bangalore University scholarships are provided for the meritorious and deserving candidates as directed by the Government of Karnataka and University Grants Commission (UGC) norms.

The Bangalore University Scholarships provided depends on multiple factors mentioned below:

Government of India Post-Matric Scholarships:

The scholarship is available to ST/ SC students from Karnataka whose parent’s annual income is less than or equal to Rs. 2,50,000. They can claim the scholarship from the Social Welfare Department.

Scholarships for Minorities:

Minority Indian candidates i.e. Muslims, Christians, Buddhists, Sikhs, Anglo-Indians, Jain, etc are provided with Bangalore University scholarships. 

The candidate’s parents, whose annual income is less than Rs. 44,500 are eligible to apply for the encouragement fund provided by the Minorities Welfare Department (MWD).

Government of India National Merit Scholarships:

The GOI Merit Scholarships are given for the top-ranking students as administered by the Director of Collegiate Education.

Special Scholarships:

Special Scholarships are offered for the children of Government Employees/ University Employees who die in harness. They are administered by the Director of Collegiate Education or the University.

 Post-Graduate Indira Gandhi Scholarship:

The scholarship is provided to Single Girl Child for non-professional post-graduate courses administered by UGC. 

Hon’ble Vice Chancellor’s Merit Scholarship:

The scholarship was implemented during the academic year 2013-14 for meritorious students (1st to 5th Ranks) who fall under the Below Poverty Line (BPL).

Bangalore University Placements:

Bangalore University has established a Centralized Placement Cell that is located at the Canara Bank School of Management Studies, Central College.

The Bangalore University Placement centre will cater to the students during the pre-placement process and placement program conducted for PG candidates of the University.  

The university ensures to train the candidates with the required skills for the Bangalore University Placements. 

Bangalore University Infrastructure:

Hostel Facilities:

Bangalore University provides hostel facilities for both boys and girls. The university provides accommodation, dining, drinking water, a reading room, a TV room/ hall, daily newspapers and many more facilities. 

Boys Hostel 
Girls Hostel 
Number of Hostels: 06
Number of Hostels: 01
Number of Inmates: 1,785
Number of Inmates: 183

Health Centre:

Over 14,000 patients visit the Bangalore University Health Centre every year. The University Health Centres are functioning mainly at the Jnana Bharathi and Central College Campuses.

Bangalore University’s Health Centre ensures to provide the basic medical needs of the staff and students of the university. 

BU health centres are managed by two senior physicians along with various Supporting Staffs and Technicians.

Bangalore University’s Health Centre also accommodates certified and experienced nursing staff capable of managing patients during emergencies.

It has an Outpatient Ward, Laboratory, X-Ray Lab, etc. The University Health Centre also has a bed for temporary monitoring of BP and other emergencies. It also has made provision for 2 specialist doctors to visit twice a week. 

Library:

The Library at Bangalore University came into existence in 1966 by inheriting a document collection of about 58,000 books along with several bound volumes of periodicals held by the Central College Library. The Bangalore University’s library was later shifted to Jnana Bharathi Campus in 1975.

Books:

Particulars 
Number of Resources
Gift Books
23,726
Purchased Books
3,50,000

E-Books:

Particulars 
Number of Resources
Springer EBook
About 30,893 Titles
Taylor and Francis EBooks 
About 7427 Titles
Pearson E-Books
About 439 Titles
McGraw Hill EBooks
About 142 Titles
World EBook Library
30 Million Titles

Print Journals:

Particulars 
Number of Resources
Bound Volumes
58,000
Current Journals
218

E-Journals:

Particulars 
Number of Resources
UGC-Info net
8500+ Titles
Open Access
>20000 Titles
Management Science
1000
Social Sciences
625 (400 Peer-Reviewed)

Other Library Resources at Bangalore University:

Resources
Number/ Name of Resources
Database
Statistical Database: Indiastat.com
Indexing Databases: J-GATE@UGC-Info net, Web of Science, MathSciNet, Analytical Abstracts, etc
Books digitised Under DLI Project
1000
CD’s
1389
Theses and Dissertations
4930
Newspapers
47
Magazines
35

Other Facilities at Bangalore University:

Auditorium/ Seminar Complex
Faculty Residential Facilities
Cafeteria
Shopping Complex
Walking and Gardening space
Post Office
Bank
Swimming Pool
Indoor and Outdoor Game Facilities
Day Care Centre
Drinking-Water Plant
Waste Management Plant
Outdoor W-Fi Facility 
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Bangalore University Rankings:

  1. Bangalore University was ranked between 351 and 400 in Asia under the QS World University Rankings 2020.
  2. Bangalore University rankings by NIRF:
    - Bangalore University was ranked 100 overall by NIRF.
    - The university has been ranked number 68th among the top universities in India.
  3. Education World: India Government University Rankings 2020-21:
    - Bangalore University has been ranked number 20th.
    - BU has been ranked number 4th in Karnataka.
Common facilities
ATM ATM
Boys Hostel Boys Hostel
Cafeteria Cafeteria
Girls Hostel Girls Hostel
Lab Lab
Library Library
Sports Sports
Affiliated colleges under Bangalore University
Colleges

Reviews

FAQ

- Bangalore University has 2 campuses: a) Jnana Bharathi Campus b) Central Campus

- Bangalore University has around 684 affiliated colleges.

- Bangalore University in total has: a) Boys Hostel - 6 b) Girls Hostel - 1

- There are 3 Bangalore University Colleges: a) University Visvesvaraya College of Engineering (UVCE) b) University of Law c) University College of Physical Education

- Bangalore University offers 6 scholarship programs under multiple categories.

- The Bangalore University Library was shifted to the Jnana Bharathi campus in 1975.

- Bangalore University results are announced on the official website of the university.

- The Ph.D program at Bangalore University is offered for 3-5 years.

- Bangalore University is accredited ‘A’ grade by NAAC.

- The Bangalore University exam notification will appear on the official website of the university.
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