Bangalore based Christ University gets nod from UGC to establish off campuses at Ghaziabad and Lavasa

The Christ, Deemed to be University from Bangalore had received the nod from the University Grants Commission (UGC) to establish off campuses at Ghaziabad (UP) in the NCR and Lavasa in Pune, Maharashtra, as per Bangalore Mirror report. The Institution had earlier applied for the consideration of setting up of two off campuses and after the UGC officials conducted detailed inspection, granted permission for Christ to set up off campuses in Uttar Pradesh and Maharashtra. Citing the officials of the University, the report further said that the proposed campuses will be operational for the academic year 2019-20. As per the report, the admissions have already commenced.

Quoting an UGC notification, the report said that after the perusal of the compliance report in the Union Ministry of Human Resources Development, Government of India, it has been noted that Christ has recruited the requisite number of faculty and also set up infrastructure for the soon to be introduced courses. What is more, the approval from the AICTE and the Bar Council of India for Management and Law Courses are pending, noted the report.

CHRIST (Deemed to be University) was born out of the educational vision of St Kuriakose Elias Chavara, an educationalist and social reformer of the nineteenth century in South India. He founded the first Catholic indigenous congregation, Carmelites of Mary Immaculate (CMI), in 1831 which administers CHRIST (Deemed to be University). Set up in 1969 as Christ College, it undertook path-breaking initiatives in Indian higher education with the introduction of innovative and modern curricula, insistence on academic discipline, imparting of Holistic Education and adoption of global higher education practices with the support of creative and dedicated staff. The UGC conferred Autonomy to Christ College in 2004 and identified it as an Institution with Potential for Excellence in 2006. In 2008 under Section 3 of the UGC Act, 1956, the MHRD of the Government of India, declared the institution a Deemed to be University, in the name and style of Christ University. One of the first institutions in India to be accredited in 1998 by the NAAC, and subsequently in 2004 and 2016, CHRIST (Deemed to be University) has the top grade ‘A’ in the four-point scale.

The multi-disciplinary University which focuses on teaching research and service offers Bachelors to Doctoral programs in humanities, social sciences, science, commerce, management, engineering, education, and law to over 21000 students. The campus is a living example for the harmonious multiculturalism with students from all the states of India and around 60 different countries. CHRIST (Deemed to be University) publishes six peer-reviewed research journals and has published more than 300 books in Kannada and English. A promoter of sports, music and literary activities, it is a nurturing ground for creative excellence.

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