Bangalore University (BU) is a public university located in Bangalore, Karnataka State, India.The University which is having one of the oldest Constituent from 1886 is renowned as One of the Leading major Universities in India.The University very recently is poised to gain the status of the University with Potential for Excellence which is reserved only by the top 10 Universities in India under the UGC Guideline.
The University originally started as Central College in 1886 by British Government.It was endowed with the status of a University from Central College on July 10, 1964 by the government of the then State of Mysore to consolidate institutes of higher education in the city of Bangalore.
The Central College and The University Visvesvaraya College of Engineering (UVCE) constituted the original institutions under the umbrella of this university. With the promulgation of the Karnataka State Universities Ordinance of 1975, which aimed at bringing into uniformity all Universities in the State, the university lost its federal character and became an affiliated university. In 1973, the University moved to the Jnana Bharathi Campus located on 1,100 acres of land.
Bangalore University is structured into Six faculties namely Arts, Science, Commerce & Management, Education, Law  and Engineering. It has 41 post-graduate departments, One post-graduate Centre at Kolar (started during 1994-95), 3 constituent college, 473 affiliated colleges (of which 88 have PG courses) and several other Centers and Directorates of higher learning and research. It commands a student strength of nearly 3,00,000. As many as 400 Colleges and over 75 Post-Graduate Departments. The University offers 51 Post-graduate courses.
The current Vice Chancellor is Dr. H.A. Ranganath.
In 2001 the University was accredited by NAAC and received Five Star Status. The University produced many great alumni through its Central college (1886),UVCE which is a prestigious Engineering department in India established in 1912 and the University Law college.The University produced many alumni including the International alumni and set a very high class research standard.Traditionally the University City campus in Central College is very much well know which makes Bangalore University widely know around the world.Nobel Laureate in Physics Sir C V Raman announced his Scientific exploration in this prestigious Central College campus of Bangalore University.It has got good faculties and researchers in various departments.The ongoing research makes this University to be One of the Major and leading Universities in India.
The University has as many 375 colleges in Bangalore which are contributing to the University producing world class graduates.Most of the graduates from the University are studying and working abroad in many countries with successful positions.
Bangalore University, Bangalore has 50 Departments listed that offer various academic courses.
Scholarships are grant-in-aid to a student who wants to pursue education at Bangalore University, Bangalore