An eclectic mix of courses
Christ University in Bangalore admits more than 3,000 students every year for the 96 courses it offers at both the UG and PG levelseducation Updated: May 15, 2012 13:21 IST
Located in the heart of Bangalore city, Christ University offers a range of undergraduate, postgraduate, diploma and certificate programmes in engineering, law, management, biotechnology, media studies and even languages such as Urdu, Kannada, French, Tamil and Sanskrit.
The university also has several international collaborations with American and European universities for mutual transfer of credits, twinning partnerships and student exchange programmes at undergraduate and postgraduate levels.
“Christ University is committed to its vision of excellence and service to deliver its best for the holistic development of its students. The infrastructure you will enjoy in this institution is second to none. The academic excellence imparted through the dedicated faculty in an environment of self-study and research will be a sure advantage to those willing to put in extra efforts,” says (Fr) Thomas C Mathew, vice chancellor of the university.
USP: The university admits 3,000 students every year and provides 96 full-time courses at the undergraduate and postgraduate levels. Around 10% are NRI and international students.
Programmes: It offers undergraduate, postgraduate, diploma and certificate programmes in various academic disciplines. Streams under the faculty of engineering include computer science engineering, electrical and electronics engineering, information technology, communication engineering, mechanical engineering and civil engineering.
The School of Law offers bachelor’s, master’s, MPhil and PhD programmes. The commerce and management faculties offer courses in economics, tourism, and hotel management. Basic science courses include zoology, botany, statistics, mathematics, chemistry, physics and biotechnology. Humanities and social science departments offer courses in political science, history, social work, psychology, journalism, media studies, philosophy and sociology. The department of languages offers courses in Urdu, Kannada, French, Tamil and Sanskrit.
IT quotient: The campus is Wi-Fi-enabled. Every student is given a username and password to streamline internet usage through the six mbps leased-line connection in the campus.
Infrastructure: The university has a fully-equipped auditorium with a capacity of 2000 seats. It has two large cafeterias and a women’s hostel inside the campus.
Clubs and societies: Students can become members of various clubs and societies. The university has also taken upon itself the responsibility of looking after the educational needs of children of Rajendranagar slum in the city. There is an annual college cultural festival called In Bloom and a talent hunt competition Darpan. The winner gets to join the cultural team of the institute that represents the university at outstation festivals and events organised by other colleges. The college also holds an intra-department festival called Blossoms. The Department of Languages organises an annual festival called Bhasha Utsav, where the Christies get a chance to dress in ethnic attire. For sports lovers, the college holds an inter-college event called Chrispo in which students compete in games such as football, volleyball, hockey, throwball and handball.
Placements: Campus recruitments are organised every year. The selection process usually starts with a pre-placement talk followed by the actual selection process of written test/group discussion/interview etc.
Spread over 25 acres, Christ College was founded in 1969 and is managed by the priests of the Carmelites of Mary Immaculate (CMI), the first indigenous Syrian Catholic religious congregation in India. It received the deemed university status in 2008. A year later, Christ University opened another campus
“I wish the college had more space for cricket practice and encouraged street dancing,” says a BA student