Vice-Chancellor’s Message


Prof. Lingaraja Gandhi,
Hon'ble Vice-Chancellor

Warm Welcome to Bengaluru City University (BCU)!


With its headquarters at the 33-acre historic Central College campus at the heart of city, Bengaluru City (in the beginning, Central) University was established by the Government of Karnataka by an Act of State Legislature and through its Gazette notification No. 34 0f 15 0f 2015 amending KSU Act 2000.


Carved out of Bangalore University (Estd.1964) with the twin of objectives of administrative reforms and quality enhancement, the geographical jurisdiction of the new University is essentially the city of Bangalore, delimited to 13 Legislative Assembly Constituencies—Shantinagara, Byatarayanapura, Yelahanka, Malleshwaram, Hebbal, Shivajinagar, Gandhinagar, Chickpet, Basavanagudi, BTM layout, Jayangar and Rajajinagar.


There 236 affiliated colleges including nine Autonomous colleges and 11 New Colleges for the year 2021 with 19 PG Departments of Studies and Research, 11 UG programmes and a number Diploma and Certificates of technical, professional and inter-disciplinary nature with nearly one lakh students pursuing higher education.


Started its first academic year in 2018, the University soon introduced a number of new Courses of cross-disciplinary nature, and the students strength has grown admirably. The ICT based-Examination Management System is being established, and the University is geared up to digitalise all its administrative as well as teaching, leaning resources.


In tune with the aspirational goals of NEP-2021, the University, is preparing itself to achieve increased Access, Equity, Quality, Accountability and Affordability. In an attempt re-align its specific role in serving the educational ethos of the city, and to make a difference in higher education sector of the Country, the University meaningfully re-named the founding name as Bengaluru City University, thus signaling the special, Unique aspiration of the idea of a ‘City University’.


While, serving the triple objectives of University—to create knowledge, to impart knowledge and to disseminate knowledge---, it has been the mission of BCU to engage in research and extension activities that are designed to address the nagging problems of the city.


Therefore, I earnestly call upon all the stakeholders, especially the alumnus of the central college—a legacy of learning, who have the emotional and intellectual bonding in building Bengaluru City University as an innovative model University.


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