About CHRIST (Deemed to be University)
CHRIST (Deemed to be University) was born out of the educational vision of St Kuriakose Elias Chavara, an educationalist and social reformer of the nineteenth century in South India. He founded the first Catholic indigenous congregation, Carmelites of Mary Immaculate (CMI), in 1831 which administers CHRIST (Deemed to be University).
Established in 1969 as Christ College, it undertook path-breaking initiatives in Indian higher education with the introduction of innovative and modern curricula, insistence on academic discipline, imparting of Holistic Education and adoption of global higher education practices with the support of creative and dedicated staff. The University Grants Commission (UGC) of India conferred Autonomy to 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 NAAC, and subsequently in 2004 and 2016, CHRIST (Deemed to be University) has the top grade ‘A’ in the 4-point scale.
The multi-disciplinary University which focuses on teaching research and service offers Bachelors to Doctoral programmes in humanities, social sciences, science, commerce, management, engineering, education, and law to over 18000 students. The campus is a living example of the harmonious multiculturalism with students from all the states of India and around 60 different countries. CHRIST (Deemed to be University) publishes six peer-reviewed research journals and has published more than 300 books in Kannada and English. A promoter of sports, music and literary activities, it is a nurturing ground for creative excellence
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The city is sometimes referred to as the “Silicon Valley of India” (or “IT capital of India”) because of its role as the nation’s leading information technology (IT) exporter. Indian technological organizations like ISRO, Infosys, Wipro, and HAL have their headquarters here. A demographically diverse city, Bangalore is the second fastest-growing major metropolis in India. It is home to many educational and research institutions, such as Indian Institute of Science (IISc), Indian Institute of Management (IIMB), National Institute of Fashion Technology, National Institute of Design (R&D Campus), National Law School of India University (NLSIU) and National Institute of Mental Health and Neurosciences (NIMHANS). Numerous state-owned aerospace and defense, such as Bharat Electronics, Hindustan Aeronautics, and National Aerospace Laboratories are located in the city. The city also houses the Kannada film industry.
How to reach CHRIST (Deemed to be University)
CHRIST (Deemed to be University) is easily accessible from all parts of Bangalore City. Here are some driving directions and bus route numbers to help you get here.
- From Central (Majestic) Railway Station and Kempegowda Bus stand:
- Drive towards Corporation (Hudson) Circle
- Drive through Devanga Hostel road to reach Mission road
- Take a right turn under the flyover to join K H road (double road) and drive straight until you reach Lalbagh Main Gate.
- Take a left and drive straight, you will cross Wilson garden, NIMHANS Hospital and then take the Dairy Circle Fly Over. In the process, you will find CHRIST (Deemed to be University) on the right side.
- The distance is approximately ten km.
Bus Routes from Kempegowda Bus Stand (Majestic):
- Ask for CHRIST (Deemed to be University)/ Devasthana /Dairy Circle Bus Stop
- 365, 353, 168 D, 170,171A, 171B, 171C, 171 D, 165, 340, 342, 356, 360B etc
- Landmark: Dairy Fly-Over.
Bus Routes from Shivaji Nagar Bus Stand:
- Ask for CHRIST (Deemed to be University)/ Devasthana/Dairy Circle Bus Stop.
- 166 (Direct), 348 D, 368 Landmark: Dairy Fly-Over.
From the new Bengaluru International Airport:
- The distance is approximately 42 km.
- You may take BIAS-7 of Vayu Vajra Volvo Bus Service from the Airport to Koramangala and get down at CHRIST (Deemed to be University).
- The travel time will be 1:30 hours approximately.
- You may also take BIAS-5 of Vayu Vajra Volvo Bus Service from the Airport to get down at Shanti Nagar Bus Station.
- You may then take a taxi/auto rickshaw/bus to reach CHRIST (Deemed to be University) which is three km
- A/C Shuttle Services from Airport will depart every 30 minutes.
You can also follow the below driving direction:
- Get onto the main road to Bengaluru City. Keep moving until you pass Kogilu Cross (Yelahanka).
- From there, move towards Hebbal Flyover.
- After you cross Hebbal Flyover, take a left towards RT Nagar and then towards Doordarshan Kendra (TV Tower).
- Take a deviation towards right just after the TV Tower and move to railway underbridge just before Cantonment Railway Station.
- Once you get through the underbridge, take a left and then a right to Queen’s Road and move on until you reach “The Indian Express” building.
- Take a left towards Chinnaswamy Cricket Stadium and then take a right down to Museum Road.
- Once you drive down Museum Road, take a left until you reach Richmond Circle.
- From Richmond Circle, take a right down Double Road (KH Road) towards Shanti Nagar Bus Station (BMTC) and further up the road until you reach Lal Bagh Gate. Then, take a left and keep going straight until you reach Bangalore Dairy Circle (You will pass through 2 junctions before you reach Bangalore Dairy Circle).
- On the right-hand side, you will find Dharmaram College. A little further up is CHRIST (Deemed to be University) on the same side.