CHRIST UNIVERSITY : A BRIEF INTRODUCTION !
Christ University now officially known as Christ deemed to be university is in Bangalore, Karnataka, India. The University is under the management of the priests of the Catholic religious order, Carmelites of Mary Immaculate (CMI), part of Syro Malabar Major Archiepiscopal Church. The University has over 18,000 students and more than 800 faculty members. In 2016, the University was accredited by National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC) with A Grade. In 2017 India Today-Nielsen survey, CHRIST (Deemed to be University) is ranked among the top private universities in India. The university offers nationally and internationally recognized undergraduate, postgraduate and research programmes in academic disciplines in Humanities, Social Sciences, Sciences, Law, Engineering, Business Administration, Commerce, and Management. It offers professional courses in fields including Business Management, Computer Application, Hotel Management, Mass Communication, Social Work, Engineering and Tourism. It has a foreign student community of about 700 from 58 nationalities.
Established in 1969 as Christ College, the University Grants Commission (UGC) of India conferred Autonomy to the 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 Ministry of Human Resource Development of the Government of India, declared the institution a Deemed to be University, in the name and style of CHRIST (Deemed to be University). One of the first institutions in India to be accredited in 1998 by the National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC), and subsequently in 2004 and 2016, CHRIST (Deemed to be University) has been awarded Grade 'A' on 4-point scale.
The university campus was awarded 'Best Institutional Buildings and Garden' award by the Bangalore Urban Arts Commission for three consecutive years 2000 to 2002. It also won the 'Best Institutional Garden' instituted by the Mysore Horticulture Society for 24 consecutive years including 2012. The campus is a zero waste campus and recycles its wet waste and used paper. The campus is cashless with students provided with smart cards which serve as identity and debit cards. The card is issued by the South Indian Bank The main campus is spread over 25 acres (10 ha) and is part of the 100-acre (40 ha) Dharmaram College Campus in the central part of Bangalore city. It is on the extension of Hosur Road (NH 7) opposite the Bangalore Dairy Flyover. The city campus is close to residential localities such as BTM Layout, a residential and commercial area, Koramangala, another large neighborhood and Jayanagar, one of the largest residential neighborhoods in Bangalore. In 2009, CHRIST (Deemed to be University) opened an eco-friendly campus spread over 75 acres at Kengeri on the Bangalore-Mysore highway SH 17 which houses the Faculty of Engineering, PU Residential college, the Institute of Management which offers MBA programmes as well as College of Architecture Which was started officially from 2017.
CHRIST (Deemed to be University) also has a campus in Hulimavu on Bannerghatta Road, inaugurated in May 2016. A boys' hostel, an auditorium that seats 1500, a mini auditorium that seats 200 and four eateries are on campus. The campus offers undergraduate honours and triple major degree programmes in Economics, Psychology, English, Journalism, Business Administration, Political Science, Media Studies and a bachelors and masters programme in tourism and travel management.
Apart from these campuses, Christ (Deemed to be University) has two more campuses:
Christ Institute of Management, Lavasa, Pune
Christ Institute of Management, Ghaziabad, NCR Delhi
CHRIST (Deemed to be University) offers certificate, diploma, undergraduate, postgraduate and research programs in academic disciplines classified under the Schools of Law, Education, Sciences, Social Sciences & Languages, Commerce & Management and Engineering. In 2005, the formerly known Christ College (now Christ University) was the first institution in South India to be re-accredited with A by NAAC.
The university offers 46 undergraduate programmes in humanities, social sciences, science, commerce and management, education, Law and engineering.
The institution entered into a memorandum of understanding with the Centre for Internet and Society, Bangalore, India to make article writing on Wikipedia a core exercise for the continuous internal assessment of its 1600 undergraduate students in Hindi, Kannada, Tamil, Sanskrit and Urdu. The university produced the first of its kind Wikipedia video tutorials in two languages – Hindi and Kannada. The Hindi and Kannada articles may be found at collection of Hindi articles and collection of Kannada articles.
[NOTE:] Christ deemed to be university, is the best or among top 10 colleges providing BBA and BA Psychology course in India.
Below are few points makes it stand different from others:
The Academics at Christ University for the BBA program are hard to compete with. They meet all industry standards and are continuously reviewed in order to ensure that they keep up with national standards.
Christ University has very few exchange partnership programs which are given to students with excellent performances and good attendance.
On an average, about 25-35 come from outside universities, but only a handful go to outer universities as exchange programs.
Christ is diverse with students from all over India, and outside, mostly Nepal. Every nook and corner has a culturally diversified group and every language can be heard.
There is no discrimination on the basis of gender and there is a healthy mix of students from different backgrounds and communities.
Every department is given the same set of rules and regulations to follow like the 85% minimum attendance to write your end semesters.
Every student is made to choose 2 certificate courses that are mandatory and may not related to your subjects. This helps students to build knowledge in outside matters too.
There are 2 exams in every semester and 2 internal assessments.
The University offers 47 masters, 17 Master of Philosophy and 21 PhD degree programmes in Humanities, Social Sciences, Science, Law, Education, commerce and management, and Engineering. Masters programmes are of two years duration, except for Master of Computer Science and Master of Law which are three years and one-year duration, respectively.
In Postgraduate Christ’s flagship program - MBA; this program is in demand among the MBA aspirants. Take a look!
1. Master of Business Administration - (FINANCE/ HUMAN RESOURCE/ LEAN OPERATIONS AND SYSTEMS/ MARKETING/ BUSINESS ANALYTICS)
2. Master of Business Administration (CHRIST (Deemed to be University)) + MS (Virginia Commonwealth University), USA: This program offers an option to earn two Degrees - MBA from CHRIST (Deemed to be University) and MS Degree from VCU, USA, through credit transfer facility. Upon successful completion of the program, students will be awarded two degrees from two universities in two years with an international exposure of 9 months in USA.
3. Master of Business Administration (FHWS Germany) and MBA Finance/Marketing/Operations (Christ University)
- 40% of the course work will be taught by International Faculty
- Students will do two trimester (6 months) in Germany
- Dual degree program (students will get two degrees: One from CHRIST (Deemed to be University) (MBA) and the other degree (MBA-International Business) from FHWS, Germany through transfer of credits.
- International industrial Visits.
4. MBA (CHRIST (DEEMED TO BE UNIVERSITY))+ MBA (WESTERN MICHIGAN UNIVERSITY)
- Year 1 in CHRIST (Deemed to be University) + Year 2 in WESTERN MICHIGAN UNIVERSITY International Exposure-MBA from an AACSB-accredited institution
- Three trimesters in CHRIST (Deemed to be University)
- One year in WMU, USA
- Opportunity to do optional Practical Training-12 months (OPT)
- Work While Studying-20 hours /week
In 2018, 1672 students were placed. A total of 131 organizations from different organizations have come to Christ University for placements.
The University is a member of the Association of Indian Universities (AIU) and International Federation of Catholic Universities (IFCU).
On 10 January 2011, Christ Junior College, Bangalore, under ensemble director Vineeth Vincent, in an event titled 'Can You Say Beat Box?' created the largest human beatbox ensemble in the Limca Book of Records with 2136 participants.
According to the Guinness World Records, the record for the largest human beatbox ensemble was achieved by CHRIST (Deemed to be University) (India) in Bangalore, Karnataka, India, on 5 February 2011 under ensemble director Vineeth Vincent involving 1,246 participants.
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