Garden City University is a 28-year-old 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, emphasis is on Practical education with the aid of technology tools to enhance learning and equip a student to work with 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.
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.
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.
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.
The University was established through ACT No 47 of 2013 in Karnataka State and is approved by UGC, Govt of India
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.
The University has a well organised alumni network which comprises of students who have passed out over the last 28 years. 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).
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.