Bangalore University(BU), Bangalore located in the Garden City of Bangalore aptly hailed as the “IT capital of India” was established in July 1964 as an offshoot of the University of Mysore, primarily to include institutions of Higher learning located in the metropolitan city of Bangalore and the districts of rural Bangalore, Kolar. Initially, the two premier colleges of the city, the Central College(CC) and the University Viveswaraya College of Engineering formed the nucleus of the Bangalore University. Soon after the establishment of the Bangalore University, as a first step in the reorganization of courses of instructions, the University introduced Honours courses in the year 1965-66.
Bangalore University has completed forty one years of fruitful existence and has come to be hailed as one of the largest universities of Asia. Though original intended to be a federal university, it has eventually emerged as an affiliating University. Bangalore University has been accredited in 2001 by NAAC and has received Five Star Status. Academically, the university is structured into Six faculties- Arts, Science, Commerce and Management , Education, Law and Engineering. It has 41 post-graduate departments, One post-graduate Centre at Kolar, (started during 1994-95), Three constituent college, 473 affiliated colleges ( of which 88 have PG courses) and several other Centers and Directorates of higher learning and research under its purview. At present the University offers 51 Post-graduate courses.
The Directorate of Correspondence Courses and Distance Education is offering courses for undergraduate, Post Graduate, P.G. Diploma and Certificate, totaling 28 courses. In addition to this, with a tie up with CBR Network courses under Rehabilitation Program are also being offered. For this particular Annual year, admissions were made for 18698 students.10,233 belong to male and 8,465 are female students. Out of the total number of 18698, 2475 belongs to SC category, 324 ST category, and 433 to Category – I students. For this academic year, total percentage of Results for all courses was over 60%.
Courses offered by Bangalore University-Directorate of Distance Education
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