Bangalore University (BU), Bangalore Overview Overview

  Bengaluru, Karnataka   UGC   ESTD 1964
  Bengaluru, Karnataka   UGC   ESTD 1964

About College

The University Grants Commission (UGC) approved Bangalore University (BU) is a public state university situated in Bengaluru, Karnataka, India.

Comprising of the City Campus and the Jnana Bharathi (JB) Campus, Bangalore University is a part of the Association of Commonwealth Universities (ACU) and the Association of Indian Universities (AIU).

The University of Bangalore held an international rank of 245 among universities in Asia under the QS World University Rankings of 2018.

The university offers a total of 1041 courses in branches of Accounting & Commerce, Animation, Architecture & Planning, Arts ( Fine / Visual / Performing ), Aviation, Banking, Finance & Insurance, Business & Management Studies, Design, Engineering, Hospitality & Travel, Humanities & Social Sciences, IT & Software, Law, Mass Communication & Media, Medicine & Health Sciences, Science, Teaching & Education e.t.c.

The faculty at Bangalore University is considered to be highly qualified with most of them holding a PhD in their respective field of study. The teachers are experienced, friendly, inspiring and supportive.

Students can log on to the official website to check Bangalore University address and other information.

Establishment Year 1964
Accredited by NAAC (National Assessment and Accreditation Council) with ‘A’ Grade
Affiliations UGC, NAAC, AIU, ACU, DEC
Total number of students enrolled 8081
The geographical area of the campus  1100 acres 

Courses offered and Fee Structure

Undergraduate courses

Bangalore University courses are offered in several disciplines. The Undergraduate courses include B.A, B.Com, B.E. / B.Tech, B.Ed, B.J, B.J.M.C, B.Lib.I.Sc, B.M.M, B.Sc, B.Voc, BBA, BBA LL.B, BCA, BHM, BPA, BVA and D.Ed.

The Bangalore University Engineering has a full-time course in bachelor degrees like Information Science & Engineering, Civil Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Computer Science & Engineering, Electrical & Electronics Engineering and Electronics Engineering over a period of 4 years.

The duration of the UG courses under Bangalore University is generally 4 to 5 years. The total duration of a few of the UG courses is B.Arch (5 years), B.P.Ed (3 years), B.A + L.L.B (5 years), BMS + MMS (5 years) and B.Sc + M.Sc (4 years).

Postgraduate courses

The Postgraduate courses offered by the university include Executive MBA/PGDM, LL.B, LL.M, M.A, M.Arch, M.Com, M.E./M.Tech, M.Ed, M.J.M.C, M.Lib.I.Sc, M.Sc, MBA/PGDM, MCA and MSW.

The Master of Engineering degree provides specializations in Software Engineering, Computer Science and Engineering, Electronics & Communication, Information Technology, Manufacturing Engineering, Web Technology, Thermal Science and Engineering, Machine Design, Environmental Engineering, Structural Engineering and Geotechnical Engineering over a period of 2 years.

The two-year-long Master of Science programme provides degrees in Chemistry, Mathematics, Computer Science, Botany, Applied Geology, Biochemistry, Environmental Science, Life Science, Statistics, Biotechnology and Microbiology for a fee of INR 18,090.

The Master of Arts programme provides specializations in Economics, Journalism & Mass Communication, History, English, Political Science, Philosophy, Sociology, Kannada, Hindi, French and Rural Development.  The duration of the PG courses under Bangalore University is generally two years.

The total fee for the L.L.M programme is INR 6,630, for the Master of Tourism programme INR 83,640, for the M.Lib.I.Sc programme INR 19,040, for the M.Com programme INR 21,590, for the M.Ed programme INR 9,480, for the MVA programme INR 13,490, for the M.P.Ed programme INR 8,300, for the MSW programme INR 19,640 and INR 47,470 for the MCA degree.

PhD courses

The Bangalore University PhD courses offer a full-time 3-year-long in specializations like Computer Science and Engineering, Management Studies, English, Mechanical Engineering, Economics, Electrical Engineering, Life Science, Computer Science, Commerce, Environmental Science and Botany.

Distance Education courses

Bangalore University distance education courses are provided in different subjects. One can visit the website to fetch more appropriate information. 

Admission Process

All the applicants are admitted to the university courses based on the marks scored in their qualifying degree, entrance examination or admission tests (written and practical). Candidates need to score above a specified mark in these exams to get admitted to a particular course or discipline.

The entrance exams include PGCET (Postgraduate Common Entrance Test), KCET (Karnataka Common Entrance Test), GATE (Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering), CSIR NET, UGC NET, SLET etc. Bangalore University admission 2019 information is available on the official website of the University. 

  • For the MBA, MCA, ME and M.Arch courses, admission is based on the marks obtained in Postgraduate Common Entrance Test (PGCET) followed by counselling. For the ME and M.Arch programmes, GATE qualified candidates don’t need to appear in PGCET.
  • Admissions for the MA, M.Sc, M.Ed, MSW and M.Lib.Sc courses are based on merit as per the marks secured at Graduation level.
  • For the BE and B.Arch courses, admission is based on the marks scored in the KCET exam conducted by Karnataka Examination Authority (KEA). For all other undergraduate courses, admission is purely merit-based.
  • For the B.P.Ed course, admission is based on performance in the Physical Proficiency Test.
  • For the PhD admissions, candidates need to qualify in the CSIR NET, UGC NET, SLET, GATE or JRF exams, hold an M.Phil degree or pass the PhD Entrance Test. Shortlisted candidates then need to appear for a personal interview.


Bangalore University has a Training & Placement Cell that conducts various workshops and seminars regarding placements such as mock aptitude tests, mock interview drills, group discussions and personality development sessions. 

  • Maximum Placement Package - 16 Lakhs
  • Median Placement Package - 5 Lakhs

The companies employing B.A students at Bangalore University include Abbot, Accenture, Amazon, Berger Paints, Blue Ocean Ventures, Bridgestone, Business Standard, career net, City Union Bank, Coca-Cola, Colgate, Dabur, Deloitte Consulting, Emami, Khazana Jewellers, Kingfisher Airlines, Kotak Mahindra Bank, KPMG, Leela Kempinski, Magnasoft Consulting India, Max new york life, Oberoi, P&G, Reliance Capital, Reliance Life Insurance, Reliance Retail, Sayaji Group of Hotels, south Indian bank, Taj Group of Hotels, tally, Tata Capital, TCI, Tech Mahindra, Thomson Reuters, Times of India, Wipro e.t.c.

Companies recruiting B.Sc students include Aditya Birla Group, Diesel, Madura Garments, Pantaloons, Shoppers Stop, Technopak, Texport Garments e.t.c.

Companies recruiting B.Com students includes Asian Paints, Decathlon, Deloitte, E&Y, Fanuc, First American India, Futures First, Goldman Sachs, Google, Grant Thornton, HONEYWELL, HSBC, Kotak Securities, KPMG, Morgan Stanley, Novo Nordisk, SCHNEIDER ELECTRIC, south Indian bank, Target, Teach For India, Tesco, UBS e.t.c.

Results and Cut-off

Bangalore University declares the cut-off list for its several courses and degrees once the results of their respective entrance examinations are calculated. The candidates need to obtain a score which is equal to or more than the cut-off mark specified by the university to get admitted to their desired courses.

For example, B.E and B.Arch aspirants need to clear the KCET Cut Off, PhD candidates need to clear the GATE cut-offs, and Postgraduate students get admitted on clearing the PGCET cut-offs. The cut-offs are relaxed for reserved candidates like SCs, STs and OBCs.

Alumni Network

Bangalore University has an alumni association that takes care of matters regarding the alumni members of the institute. It allows good networking among the former students of the institute and their alma mater.


The scholarship and assistantship programmes offered by Bangalore University to its students include the following:

  • Govt. of India Post-matric Scholarship – (for candidates belonging to SC/ST category from Karnataka State)
  • The government of India National Merit Scholarships - (for Meritorious Students)
  • Hon’ble Vice Chancellor’s Merit Scholarship - (for Meritorious Students)
  • Minorities Welfare Department - (for candidates belonging to minorities like Muslims, Christians, Buddhists, Sikhs, Anglo-Indians, Jains, etc.)
  • Post-Graduate Indira Gandhi Scholarship by University Grants Commission (UGC) – (for Single Girl Child)

Campus Facilities 

Bangalore University campus has a Library which keeps a rich collection of 3,36,000 books, 175 current periodicals, 8,554 Theses and Dissertations and 7,500 online journals.

The university provides hostel or lodging provisions for both boys and girls. There are eight boys and four girls hostels.  The boys' hostel has a total of 2125 beds while the girls’ hostel has 793 beds.

The university has an athletics track, swimming pool, hockey field, football field, volleyball court, Tennis court, BasketBall court and unique century-old cricket ground and pavilion.