General Questions

Will the academic calendar change?

Although, it is very early to respond to this question, the scenario looks like there may be extension of dates for the commencement of the academic year. As much to avoid any academic loss, Universities such as us have taken the lead of creating a robust system of online delivery of classes, which takes care of attendance as well as to compute continuous internal assessment. Hence, even though the dates of in campus classes might depend on the instructions of the government, the students will not be at loss.


Is it necessary to complete the registration process at this point of time?

Yes, it is mandatory to complete the registration process now. Although it is not clear as to when the in campus classes are going to begin, once you complete the admission formalities you will get access to your learning portal and the course would commence with online classes.


Will I be permitted to attend online classes even before the results are announced?

Yes, you will be given access to your learning portal at Garden City University through which you can attend online classes. However, you will have to register and complete the admission formalities prior to the announcement of results of your qualifying examination.


What changes have been made to teaching due to covid-19?

There was only one alternative, which is to build a robust digital ecosystem and deliver classes through online. Garden City University has successfully managed to complete the syllabi of the current semester through online modes. The repositories are ready for all semesters. Online proctored video classes, teachers self-video, PowerPoint presentation with voice over, Google forms test and GCU’s own portal for submission and evaluation of assignments are the major academic highlights as of now.

Can I visit the campus after lockdown and confirm admissions?

We don’t see any reason that why you shouldn’t do it, but lifting the lockdown completely on educational institutions across the world might take some time. As such it is better that you use the online facilities to see the infrastructure at the campus and initiate the admission formalities because seats for every program offered by us are limited.

Visit Garden City University from the comfort of your home! Nothing beats an in-person tour of our beautiful and lush green campus, but our immersive virtual tour is the next best thing. GCU Virtual Campus Tour

Is the fee refundable in case I am not able to take admissions?

Yes, the fee is refunded with 10% deduction towards administrative charges.


If I am opting for a loan what process should I follow?

We can provide you with two options: –

  • You could pay a portion of the first year fees to confirm admission (Rs 25000) and we will send you the necessary documents that a bank would require to process the loan.
  • You could pay a portion of the first year fees to confirm admission (Rs 25000) and we will process the loan through an arrangement that we have with two financial companies and you could pay the fees in Installments. Please contact 9243750100 for further details.

My final year examinations have not been conducted yet, how can I join the PG program?

We are well aware of the current situation. You could attend your examination and post the results announced, you could join the in campus classes. However, in the meantime, you could complete the admission formalities, update us on pending results and we shall give you access to your portal for online classes.


What is the deadline for admissions to students who have to appear for supplementary examinations?

Pending results, you can complete the admission formalities. Once the process is complete we will give you access to your portal for online classes. You could join the in campus classes after your results are published.


How will I know if I have got the admission?

The process of admission is very simple. Owing to the current situation, you could begin with the enrolment process which leads you to a confirmed admission of the desired course offered at GCU on payment of Rs 25,000/- (if you are a student who has studied in India) or US $ 500 (if you are an International student). Further to this you will be provided with login credentials with which you can attend the classes online. Once the lock down is lifted you could pay the balance fees of the first year and submit the documents to attend the in campus classes.

I have applied for medical and engineering programmes, this is my second option? How do I go ahead? What happens to the fee paid?

Even though it is a second option, you should enroll for the first semester of your desired programme at GCU and if you intend to exit the programme by completing 2 credits in campus classes you will be awarded a certificate. After which you may explore medical or engineering programmes. At the same time if you do not succeed in your efforts to get into the right institution, you can still continue into the second semester of the earlier programme that you were pursuing at GCU.

Questions about GCU

Why should I choose GCU?

Garden City University is a three-decade institution and INTERDISCIPLINARY in nature. The University has eight Schools under it offering courses from Diploma to Bachelor to Post graduation to PhD. The university has students from 81 different countries and every state and union territory in India. The University has the unique mix of Arts, Science and Management Education offered with Technology as the base. Be it Media studies, Life Sciences or Hotel Management, the emphasis is on practical education with the aid of technology tools to enhance learning and equip a student to work in the industry. Not to mention GCU has the credit of awarding graduation certification to 28 Colonels of the Indian Army attached to the Corps of Military Police.

How do I enrol for a programme of my choice at GCU?

The admission process is based on the courses offered at the UG and PG level. The student goes online, fills the application with required details and files the same online for registering for the programme of choice. This will be accompanied by paying a registration fee as mentioned in the application form. However, if the student needs any clarification, be it regarding the programme of choice or GCU as a University, entry criteria etc, the counsellors at the University are just a call away. Once the registration process is completed, the admissions department shall communicate on further documents required and fee to be paid for the programme of choice. Post the above process the student shall submit their original certificate to the registrar’s office for validation and verification. Once this process is completed the student gets enroled and an ID card is issued to the student. (Hostel formalities and transportation facilities are addressed in this page) After enrolment the student shall voluntarily apply for GCU’s talent test which shall be the criteria for availing scholarship for the first year of study. Such talent test shall be conducted year on year to encourage studious students and also set the criteria for a UG student to be the most favoured student of choice for PG programmes. Apply Now

Does the University have hostel facility?

The University runs its own hostels for boys and girls separately. The hostels are in the vicinity of the campus with automated entry and further secure measures. More details on the hostel, fees and terms and conditions may be availed from the admissions office.

Where is the campus located?

The GCU campus is located within city limits in K.R.Puram which is 12 minutes’ drive from Baiyappannahalli metro station, 3 mins walk from T.C.Palya bus stand, 10 minutes from the K.R.Puram Railway station.
Students who travel from outside of Bangalore can opt for a 45 minutes’ drive from the airport to the campus or an equivalent time from the Bangalore City central station or the adjoining bus stand to the campus.

Can you provide us with details of the University recognition?

The University was established through ACT No 47 of 2013 in Karnataka State and is approved by UGC, Govt of India.

What are the co-curricular and extracurricular activities practised at GCU?

The University has a highly acclaimed and active NCC unit which organises parades and involves itself in activities at a National level. The NSS wing of the University has human care, sustainable practices, educating the downtrodden as its core activities. The NSS has adopted five villages of Bangalore in line with the vision of the Government of India’s Swachhata Abhiyan mission and being recognised among the top 65 institutions in the country making it the right candidate to be chosen for the hall of fame. The University has 35 clubs ranging from Debate to music to badminton to futsal to frisbee to chess to dance. Core teams comprising of students participate in media coverage of national and international events (refer event page in this website), fashion show which is a part of the fashion and apparel design school with international brands (refer events page in this website), entrepreneurship and management club, incubation club, research club, beekeeping club, catering club and so on. Being an Interdisciplinary studies University there is much emphasis on giving the student a rounded perspective of studies and activities of individual interest.

How do I connect with GCU when I become an alumni?

The University has a well-organized alumni network that comprises students who have passed out over the last three decades. The alumni association comprises of senior executives who work with the industry and provide further opportunities to students who study at the University. The University hosts a National meet in the month of June every year and International alumni meet at Dubai, France, Maldives, London and Singapore (International alumni meets are conducted based on the availability and time factor of the alumni present in these countries).

Do GCU staff involve in activities beyond academics?

The teaching and non-teaching staff at GCU are fully encouraged to participate in art, music, science and technology-based happenings, events across the globe. The University boasts of senior staffs who are voted as one among the top ten online painting artists in the globe. A research faculty from Harvard who is been chosen as the lead scientist to spear head innovations in Science. Department head whose passion is apitherapy and travels across the globe to advice on Indian species of bees and is an active organiser of the SAARC Apitherapy federation. A faculty member whose passion is offering physiotherapy for the mass and successfully operates a string of physiotherapy rehabilitation centres across the country. Strategic resources work with international Universities to offer experiences to students in Business Management, Winter sports injuries, experiences on cultural diversity with emphasis on local food and culture. Theatre, art, confluence of art and business management through acclaimed resources chosen and conducted internationally. Most of all the faculty of the University schools are adept at technology and have devised the methodology of teaching innovatively using resources and mobile devices.


Questions About GCU Admission Process:

What are the eligibility criteria for admission to a programme at Garden City University?

The eligibility criteria vary depending on the programme. Visit the Programme page for details.


How can I apply for admission to Garden City University?

Apply online through this link or
Schedule an appointment through the link below to meet with a counselor at the admissions office.
Register and verify your email to initiate the application process.
Submit your application and pay the Rs 2000/- fee.
Receive a conditional offer letter after your application is reviewed, which outlines the conditions for acceptance.
Comply with the conditions stated in the offer letter, meeting eligibility criteria, fulfil specific requirements, complete assigned tasks, and pay the first instalment fee.
Upon meeting the conditions, receive an Enrolment Letter confirming your acceptance into the program.

Are there any entrance exams for admission to Garden City University?

At GCU, we embrace an inclusive policy that values the principle of accessibility. We firmly believe that as long as applicants meet the established eligibility criteria, they are welcome to join our programs. We prioritize creating an environment where individuals from diverse backgrounds and experiences can thrive, removing unnecessary barriers to entry and fostering a culture of equal opportunities. Our commitment to inclusivity ensures that every qualified candidate has a fair chance to pursue their educational goals at GCU. As such an entrance examination to filter a student is not followed however the student can take up Scholarship examinations for merit scholarships and financial aid.

Questions About GCU Hostel Facilities:

Does Garden City University provide hostel facilities?

Yes, the university provides separate hostel facilities for male and female students. To know more

What are the amenities available in the hostels?

The hostels are equipped with amenities such as furnished rooms, Wi-Fi, 24/7 security, food courts, and recreational areas.

How can I apply for a hostel room?

Once you have secured admission, you can apply for a hostel room by filling out the hostel accommodation form online on the student portal. To know more

What is the hostel fee?

Once you have secured admission, you can apply for a hostel room by filling out the hostel accommodation form online on the student portal. To know more

Questions About GCU Transportation:

Does the university provide transportation facilities?

 Yes, the university provides transportation facilities for the convenience of its students from preset pick-up points. To know more

What areas are covered by the university's transportation services?

Our comprehensive transportation services cater to various areas within and around Bangalore City. We have designed routes that efficiently connect different locations to ensure convenient commuting for our students. For detailed information regarding specific routes and locations covered, please visit our transport page at

What is the fee for availing transportation services?

We have designed routes that efficiently connect different locations to ensure convenient commuting for our students. For detailed information regarding specific routes and fees, please visit our transport page at

Questions About GCU Academics:

What are the major academic disciplines offered at Garden City University?

Garden City University offers a wide range of academic disciplines, including arts, commerce, science, management, engineering, hospitality, fashion, computer sciences, and more. Refer to the programme page

Are the courses at Garden City University approved by UGC?

Garden City University is established through Act no. 47 of 2013 in Karnataka State and approved by UGC, Govt. of India

Are there any options for interdisciplinary studies?

Absolutely! At Garden City University, we actively promote interdisciplinary studies and provide programs that allow students to explore multiple academic disciplines. We believe in the power of cross-disciplinary learning and encourage students to engage in various inter-disciplinary activities. Furthermore, through our partnership with Coursera, GCU students gain access to a vast repository of over ten thousand courses spanning different fields of study. This collaboration opens up endless opportunities for students to broaden their knowledge and skills across diverse disciplines.

Can I pursue a research program at Garden City University?

Yes, Garden City University offers research programs at doctoral levels in various disciplines. To know more

Questions About Teaching Style and Learning Methods:

What is the teaching style at Garden City University?

Garden City University follows a combination of teaching methods, including lectures, interactive sessions, group discussions, case studies, practical demonstrations, blended learning, self-directed study, and more.

Are there opportunities for hands-on learning and practical training?

Certainly! Garden City University offers extensive hands-on learning and practical training through lab sessions, industry internships, projects, field visits, and interactions with professionals. These opportunities enable students to apply theoretical knowledge, gain real-world experience, and develop essential skills for their future careers.

Does the university promote experiential learning?

Yes, Garden City University believes in experiential learning and offers various opportunities for students to apply their theoretical knowledge in real-world scenarios.

Are there any collaborative learning initiatives?

Yes, the university promotes collaborative learning through group projects, team-based assignments, and activities that encourage students to work together.

Questions About Assignments and Projects:

How are assignments and projects assessed at Garden City University?

At Garden City University, we have implemented the innovative KLAApEC model, which is based on the Modified Bloom’s Taxonomy methods. This model serves as a comprehensive assessment scale for assignments and projects, considering factors such as knowledge, learning, analysis, application, evaluation, and creation. Our faculty evaluates submissions based on content quality, research depth, presentation skills, creativity, and adherence to guidelines, ensuring a holistic evaluation process.

Questions About Internships and Hands-on Experience:

Does Garden City University facilitate internships for students?

Absolutely! Garden City University has seamlessly integrated compulsory internships into its curriculum across all programs. We have established collaborations with numerous industries and organizations to offer extensive internship opportunities for our students. These internships play a pivotal role in providing practical exposure, enhancing professional skills, and fostering industry connections, thus preparing students for successful careers.

How does the university assist students in securing internships?

The university’s IIPC Industry Institute Partnership Cell and career services department provides guidance and support to students in securing internships by connecting them with relevant industries and organizations.

Do internships count towards academic credit?

Yes, Garden City University has seamlessly integrated compulsory internships into its curriculum across all programs. Internships account for 12 – 16 academic credits of the course curriculum.

Questions About Life at Garden City University:

Are there student clubs and organizations on campus?

Yes, Garden City University has a range of student clubs and organizations covering areas such as arts, culture, sports, social causes, entrepreneurship, and more.

What are the student support services available?

Yes, the university provides student support services, including counseling, career guidance, academic advising, and mentorship programs. To know more

Are there facilities for recreational activities on campus?

Yes, Garden City University has recreational facilities such as sports fields, gymnasiums, indoor game areas, and common areas for relaxation.

Questions About Socializing and Events

What is Gardenia?

Gardenia is the annual youth festival of Garden City University it includes various cultural and academic events.

Are there any guest lectures or industry interactions?

Yes, Garden City University regularly organizes guest lectures and industry interactions to expose students to real-world experiences and insights.

Can students organize their own events on campus?

Yes, students are encouraged to organize their own events on campus with the necessary approvals and support from the university.

What sports facilities are available at Garden City University?

The university has sports facilities for various outdoor and indoor sports, including cricket, football, basketball, table tennis, badminton, futsal, and more.

Does Garden City University have an NCC and NSS unit?

Yes, the university has an NCC and NSS unit that provides opportunities for students to participate in various activities and training programs.

Are there scholarships available for students?

Indeed, Garden City University is committed to supporting students in their academic pursuits through various scholarship programs. Detailed information regarding the availability and eligibility criteria for scholarships can be obtained directly from our research department. To learn more about the scholarships we offer, please visit our scholarship page at Scholarship

Does Garden City University have international exchange programs?

Yes, Garden City University has collaborations with international universities and offers opportunities for students to participate in exchange programs.

What is the process of lateral entry admission to Garden City University?

If you have completed your studies at an AIU (Association of Indian Universities) approved university, you can initiate the admission process by emailing your marks card and a cover letter expressing your interest in joining Garden City University to Our admissions team will review your application and provide further guidance accordingly.

What is the CET code of GCU?

To apply for admissions at Garden City University through CET (Common Entrance Test), please use the CET code E288. This code is specifically assigned to Garden City University for the admission process. Ensure that you include this CET code when submitting your application to indicate your preference for GCU.

What is the CET cut-off rank to get admitted to Garden City University?

Garden City University does not have a specific cut-off rank for admissions. We prioritize admission based on a combination of merit and the student’s genuine interest in pursuing the program offered at GCU. Our goal is to provide opportunities for deserving students who demonstrate the potential to thrive in our academic environment.

Why should I study at GCU?

Garden City University, with its motto “Emphasis on Life,” provides a distinctive educational experience centered around students. It offers a well-rounded education with numerous benefits. These include compulsory foreign language study, prestigious company internships, a NEP-aligned syllabus with diverse electives, affordable study abroad opportunities, access to world-class MOOCs through Coursera, on-campus Apple Authorized Training Centre, collaboration with Merck, opportunities to earn while learning through the Management Trainee Academy, co-curricular activities with practical exposure quotient, excellent sports facilities, personal academic advisors, an outpatient physiotherapy clinic, and a counselling centre.

Can I work part-time while studying?

Indeed, while pursuing a job alongside your studies is commendable, it’s important to note that studies at GCU demand a significant amount of dedicated time. However, we encourage you to consider our Management Training program, which provides an opportunity to work within the university. This program allows you to gain valuable work experience while managing your academic commitments effectively.

How can I apply for an education loan?

You can apply for education loans through any nationalized bank where you or your parents hold an account. Upon request, the university will provide the necessary documents required for the loan application. Additionally, Garden City University has collaborations with NBFCs (Non-Banking Financial Companies) that offer interest-free student loans specifically for fee payments, providing alternative financial support options for students.

What is the last date for admission to Garden City University?

For the most up-to-date admission status at Garden City University, please refer to the respective program pages on our website. Announcements regarding admission deadlines and procedures can also be found in the announcements section on the university’s homepage. If you have specific inquiries or need further assistance, we suggest contacting our admission officers directly. You can reach them at 9019921992 (Monday to Friday, 9 am to 5:30 pm) or by emailing They will be happy to assist you and provide the latest information on admission dates and requirements.

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