Christ University is a private deemed to be university in Bangalore, Karnataka, India. Founded in 1969, it is managed by the priests of Carmelites of Mary Immaculate (CMI), the first indigenous Syrian Catholic religious congregation in India. The college was granted deemed to be university status in 2008.It is one of the leading institutions in India and is usually listed as one of the best in most educational surveys. In 2014 India Today-Nielsen survey, Christ University was ranked in the top 10 in Science, Arts, Commerce. In 2014 India Today ranking, Christ University ranked 1st in BBA, 6th in Arts, 4th in Science and 4th in Commerce.
The university offers a range of nationally and internationally recognised undergraduate, postgraduate and research programmes in a variety of academic disciplines including Law, Business Administration, Commerce, Management, Humanities, Sciences, and Social Sciences. In addition, it offers professional courses in a number of fields including Business Management, Computer Application, Hotel Management, Mass Communication, Social Work, Engineering and Tourism. It is one of the favorite destinations of foreign students with a growing foreign student community of 2,384 in 2014.
Christ College was recognised by the University Grants Commission of India, (UGC) on 17 June 1972. It was accredited by the National Assessment and Accreditation Council(NAAC), a UGC-funded body, in 1998 and reaccredited in 2005. Christ College has the distinction of being the first college in the state of Karnataka to be accredited by the [National Assessment and Accreditation Council] (NAAC), for quality education. It is currently rated an A+ institution by the NAAC and was recognised as a College with Potential for Excellence.
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