Bangalore University was established in 1964 as on off-shoot of the University of Mysore, primarily to include institutions of higher learning located in the metropolitan city of Bangalore and the districts of Bangalore, Kolar and Tumkur. It eventually became a separate university with two premier colleges of the city, the Central College (CC) and the University Visvesvaraya College of Engineering (UVCE). Bangalore University offers Integrated Programs, Bachelors, Masters and Doctoral degrees apart from Diplomas and Certificates in many disciplines. It has 43 Post Graduate Departments, One post graduate Centre at Kolar, three constituent colleges, 665 affiliated colleges and several other Centers and Directorates of higher learning and research under its purview.
The Bangalore University has achieved milestones by establishing MoUs with Universities and Institutions of national and international repute. To cater to a student population of over three lakhs, the University is striving to provide access, expansion and excellence in higher education. The University has launched the five years Integrated Courses in Biological Sciences, Social Sciences, Earth and Atmospheric Sciences and Business Studies and the four years B.S. Programs.