Bangalore University (BU)
Last modified: March 11, 2021 | By Anjana Sharma (Admission Counselor)
Bangalore University is a public state university located in Bengaluru, Karnataka, India. The university is a part of the Association of Indian Universities, Association of Commonwealth Universities, and affiliated with University Grants Commission (UGC).
A bio-park has been constructed and in the process, the students have acquired experience in land management for social forestry. The university, for the first time in the country, constructed an NSS Bhavan to promote such activities. Faculties of Civil Engineering, Geology, Geography, Mathematics, Zoology, Botany, and Microbiology have been involved in making Bio-park a reality. Rainwater harvesting and groundwater recharging are a part of Bio park as also aquaculture and ornithology.
The library of the university is located in the JB Campus and City Campus. The JB campus Library has a floor area of about 6500 square meters and has a collection of 325,000 volumes. It subscribes to 250 national and international journals and magazines (110 national journals, 62 international journals, 68 magazines).
Prasaranga is the publication unit of the university and is located at J.B. Campus. It publishes textbooks, university journals, and periodicals. In the last 30 years, it has published 800 textbooks and reference books in English as well as articles and Monographs in Kannada. The students of the communications department bring out a news journal. The activities are supported by the printing press of the university.
An inter-library exchange facility is available between the university and the libraries of other institutions located at Ahmedabad, Hyderabad, Bangalore, etc. The library has been computerized since 1992. The library provides the reprographic facility, computers, audio, video cassette, internet, and INFLIBNET Programme E and inter-university loan facilities.
There is a Health Care Centre at J.B. Campus which is manned by two resident doctors; services of visiting specialized doctors are available.
At J.B. Campus there is a gymnasium with facilities for indoor games, basketball Courts, Kho Kho ground, and a swimming pool. At the Central College campus, a cricket stadium consisting of turf wicket, basketball court, volleyball court, and lawn tennis is available to students. Every year around 45 inter-collegiate sports competitions are held for the men and women section. Nearly 100,000 students from 398 affiliated colleges participate in these sports events.
For inter-university tournaments, committees of experts select the Bangalore University teams. The students are given incentives through scholarships, fellowships, and fee concessions. They are also provided with placement assistance on the completion of their programs. B.P.Ed. and M.P.Ed. students get a stipend. Sports athletes of the University have competed at the State, Regional, National, and International tournaments.
The University Science Instrumentation Centre located at Sneha Bhavan at the J.B. campus looks after the maintenance and servicing of the instruments of the user departments in the University. USIC also conducts refresher courses for college teachers and training for interested students.
There are welfare programs initiated by the institutes like subsidized transport facility for the university staff and students, subsidized canteen facility, free medical aid and reimbursement of medical expenses including on hospitalization, loan facilities from GPF. The university stands guarantee for house building loans sanctioned by the HDFC and also all other nationalized banks and co-operative societies.
There are seven hostels on the J.B. Campus and three on the City campus. There are two men’s hostels at Tumkur and Kolar and one Ladie’s hostel at Kolar. Hostel canteens are managed by student prefects.
In the City Campus, a Grievance Cell is attached to the Examination Wing of the University. Through the university’s web-site redressal of grievance and clarification of queries pertaining to examinations, can be obtained.
The Bio-Park is a novel idea proposed on the 600 acres (2.4 km2) of land in the J.B.Campus. Rain Water harvesting and Watershed Management are initiated by the university on the J.B.Campus. The university has also a Robotics and cyber center, a Yoga center, and a Gandhian Studies center.