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    Course Structure

    Semester 1

    Semester 2

    Semester 3

    Semester 4

    Subjects for Electives

    Applied Economics

    Accounting And Taxation

    Banking & Finance

    Business Management

    Business Analytics In Vuca World

    Overview of the Programme

    M. Com in Finance and Accounts

    M. Com in Finance and Accounts is a postgraduate program that focuses on the study of finance and accounting. The program typically includes coursework in areas such as financial management, accounting, financial markets, and financial institutions. Students also gain practical experience through projects, case studies and internships. The program is designed to prepare students for careers in areas such as financial management, accounting, financial analysis, and other related fields. Graduates of the program may work in a variety of settings, including banks, financial institutions, consulting firms, accounting firms, and corporate finance departments.

    M. Com in finance and accounts is a two-year program that provides students with a deeper understanding of financial management, accounting, and financial analysis.

    Potential Job Roles

    There are several job opportunities available for graduates of M. Com in Finance and Accounting in India

    Entry Requirements

    Bachelor's degree in commerce from a recognised University with 50% marks aggregate

    The entry requirements for pursuing a Master’s degree in Commerce (M.Com) with a specialization in Finance and Accounts at Garden City University are quite straightforward. Aspiring candidates need to possess a Bachelor’s degree in Commerce from a recognized university with a minimum aggregate of 50% marks. 

    Additionally, candidates should also have a strong aptitude for finance and accounting concepts, as the program emphasizes advanced topics related to financial analysis, investment management, and taxation. Meeting these entry requirements will enable students to pursue a comprehensive and rigorous curriculum that provides them with a deep understanding of financial theories and practical applications, preparing them for a rewarding career in finance and accounting.

    It's worth noting that with the increasing demand for finance and accounting professionals in India, the job opportunities are also increasing. Graduates of the program can also pursue MBA, CFA, CA, or other related fields to further their education and career in the field.

    Fee Structure for the Academic Year 2023-24

    Domestic / NRI Fee Structure

    Programmes
    M.Com

    Course Duration
    2 years

    1st Installment
    INR 30,000

    3 Subsequent Installments
    INR 40,000

    International Fee Structure

    Programmes
    M.Com

    Course Duration
    2 years

    1st Installment
    $ 625

    3 Subsequent Installments
    (except BHM & BPT-7)
    $ 625

    OTHER FEES

    CAUTION DEPOSIT : Rs. 5000/- to be paid by all the  students.

    (Rs. 3000/- will be refunded after successful completion of the course and Rs. 2000/- would be retained towards registration fees for life time Alumni Association Membership)

    EXAMINATION FEES PER SEMESTER

    UG Programs: Rs.3000/-,
    PG Programs: Rs.3500/-,
    Research Programs: Rs.5500/-,
    Diploma Programs: Rs.3000/-,
    Engineering: Rs. 3500/-

    Programme Prospects

    Three decades of legacy and strong placement initiatives have ensured that GCU Graduates are highly employable in various industries like accounting, financial services, and taxation. The strong alumni base provides hand-holding for a smooth transition from the classroom to the corporate world.

    Job Opportunities

    Career Path

    Regular recruiters on our campus include:

    List of companies where UG & PG Commerce and Management students of GCU got placement opportunities:

    Frequently Asked Questions

    How can I apply for admission to Garden City University?

    Apply online through this link https://admissions.gardencity.university/ 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 scholarships or finance options available for students?

    Garden City University is committed to supporting students in their academic pursuits through scholarships and finance options.
    For information on Scholarship please visit https://www.gardencity.university/scholarship/ or speak to our Admission Counsellor at +919019921992.
    Garden City University has collaborations with Non-Banking Financial Companies(NBFCs) that offer interest-free student loans specifically for fee payments. For any assistance, please speak to our Admission Counsellor at +919019921992.

    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 (https://www.gardencity.university/campus-life/calendar-of-events/), fashion show which is a part of the fashion and apparel design school with international brands (https://www.gardencity.university/campus-life/calendar-of-events/), 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.

    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.

    Does Garden City University facilitate internships for students?

    Absolutely! Garden City University has seamlessly integrated compulsory internships into its curriculum across all programs. GCU has  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.

    Does Garden City University provide hostel facilities?

    Yes, the university provides separate hostel facilities for male and female students. To know more, please visit https://www.gardencity.university/campus-life/accommodation/

    Overview of the Programme

    M. Com in Finance and Accounts

    M. Com in Finance and Accounts is a postgraduate program that focuses on the study of finance and accounting. The program typically includes coursework in areas such as financial management, accounting, financial markets, and financial institutions. Students also gain practical experience through projects, case studies and internships. The program is designed to prepare students for careers in areas such as financial management, accounting, financial analysis, and other related fields. Graduates of the program may work in a variety of settings, including banks, financial institutions, consulting firms, accounting firms, and corporate finance departments.

    M. Com in finance and accounts is a two-year program that provides students with a deeper understanding of financial management, accounting, and financial analysis. It covers various topics like financial accounting, cost accounting, management accounting, financial management, financial markets, financial institutions, and corporate finance. This program is designed to provide students with the skills and knowledge needed to pursue a career in finance, accounting, and business management.

    The M. Com in Finance and Accounts program is also suitable for students who want to pursue a career in teaching and research, as it provides them with a strong foundation in the subject and prepares them for pursuing a Ph.D in the future.

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    Pedagogy and Assessment

    B.Com in International Accounting & Finance in Association with ACCA (UK)

    At Garden City University, we believe in the power of active teaching methodologies to create a transformative learning environment specifically designed for our Bachelor of Commerce (B.Com) with ACCA degree course. We are committed to preparing our B.Com students to be truly employment-worthy by providing them with a dynamic and comprehensive pedagogy that integrates practical experiences, independent study, and rigorous assessments. Our pedagogy for the B.Com degree course is tailored to enhance students’ employability and practical skills. We employ immersive case study assessments that challenge B.Com students to apply their knowledge to real-world scenarios, allowing them to develop critical thinking and problem-solving abilities within a business context. To foster innovation and adaptability, we incorporate engaging mini projects into our B.Com curriculum. We understand the importance of independent study in nurturing expertise and passion. Through our integration of Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) platforms, B.Com students have the opportunity to explore their areas of interest, delve deeper into subjects of their choice, and enhance their knowledge and skills in specific domains. The pinnacle of our B.Com pedagogy is the major project, which allows students to undertake in-depth research and analysis on a subject of their choice within the commerce field. This project serves as a platform for B.Com students to showcase their expertise, research acumen, and ability to synthesize information. Complementing these enriching experiences is our mandatory six-month internship for B.Com students. This internship provides invaluable practical exposure and bridges the gap between theory and real-world application. B.Com students have the opportunity to apply their classroom knowledge in professional settings, gain industry insights, and develop the skills and networks necessary for success in their future careers.

    Our assessment methods for the B.Com with ACCA degree course are diverse and comprehensive, ensuring a holistic evaluation of students’ capabilities. Internal assessment quizzes, end-semester examinations, and viva sessions for projects and internships form an integral part of our evaluation process. Additionally, B.Com students are challenged with case study solving, field surveys, and field visits, which provide practical exposure and hands-on learning opportunities. This multifaceted assessment approach ensures that B.Com students are not only well-prepared academically but also equipped with practical skills, critical thinking abilities, and a deep understanding of real-world applications in the commerce field.

    Career Path

    B.Com in International Accounting & Finance in Association with ACCA (UK)

    A degree in B.Com with ACCA from GCU opens up a wide range of trending career paths in the field of accounting and finance. Here are some of the most sought-after career opportunities:

    Chartered Accountant (CA): As a Chartered Accountant, you will be responsible for financial reporting, auditing, taxation, and advisory services. You can work in public accounting firms, corporate organizations, or even establish your own practice. Prominent recruiting companies in India for CAs include Deloitte, Ernst & Young, PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC), and KPMG.

    Financial Analyst: Financial analysts analyze financial data, assess investment opportunities, and provide recommendations to organizations. You can work in banks, investment firms, or corporate finance departments. Companies like Goldman Sachs, Morgan Stanley, HDFC Bank, and ICICI Securities often recruit financial analysts.

    Management Accountant: Management accountants work closely with management teams, providing financial insights, developing budgets, and improving overall financial performance. Companies like Tata Motors, Hindustan Unilever Limited (HUL), Larsen & Toubro (L&T), and Reliance Industries often hire management accountants.

    Tax Consultant: Tax consultants help individuals and businesses comply with tax regulations, optimize tax planning, and minimize tax liabilities. You can work in accounting firms, consulting firms, or even in-house tax departments of companies. Prominent recruiters in India for tax consultants include KPMG, EY, Deloitte, and Grant Thornton.

    Financial Planner: Financial planners assist individuals and families in creating comprehensive financial plans, including investment strategies, retirement planning, risk management, and estate planning. Companies like HDFC Bank, ICICI Bank, Kotak Mahindra Bank, and Bajaj Capital often recruit financial planners.

    Internal Auditor: Internal auditors assess an organization’s internal controls, risk management processes, and compliance with regulations. They work in various sectors, including corporate firms, government organizations, and consulting firms. Recruiting companies in India for internal auditors include PwC, Deloitte, Tata Consultancy Services (TCS), and Infosys.

    Risk Manager: Risk managers identify and analyze potential risks that may affect an organization’s financial stability. They work in banks, insurance companies, and consulting firms. Companies like State Bank of India (SBI), ICICI Bank, HDFC Bank, and Ernst & Young often hire risk managers.

    Investment Banker: Investment bankers provide financial advisory services, assist with mergers and acquisitions, and help clients raise capital. Prominent recruiting companies in India for investment bankers include Goldman Sachs, JP Morgan Chase, Citibank, and Barclays.

    Financial Controller: Financial controllers oversee an organization’s financial operations, including budgeting, financial reporting, and compliance. They work in various industries, including manufacturing, services, and IT. Companies like Tata Steel, Aditya Birla Group, Infosys, and Wipro often recruit financial controllers.

    Forensic Accountant: Forensic accountants investigate financial fraud, analyze financial evidence, and provide litigation support in legal proceedings. They work in consulting firms, forensic accounting divisions of accounting firms, and law enforcement agencies. Companies like PwC, EY, KPMG, and Deloitte often hire forensic accountants.

    Career Path

    B.COM Bachelor of Commerce

    After completing a B.Com degree at Garden City University (GCU), you will have a wide range of career paths available to you. Here are some of the most trending and sought-after career options that you can pursue:

    Financial Analyst: As a financial analyst, you will analyze financial data, perform risk assessments, and provide insights and recommendations to help organizations make informed investment decisions. Companies such as Deloitte, Ernst & Young (EY), and KPMG, renowned for their financial advisory and consulting services, frequently recruit B.Com graduates for financial analyst positions.

    Accountant: With a strong foundation in accounting and taxation, you can pursue a career as an accountant in various sectors, including corporate firms, government organizations, or as a self-employed professional. Leading firms like PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC), Tata Consultancy Services (TCS), and Infosys often recruit B.Com graduates for accounting positions in their finance departments.

    Tax Consultant: Specializing in taxation can open up opportunities as a tax consultant, where you provide advisory services to individuals and businesses to ensure compliance with tax laws and optimize tax strategies. Companies such as Grant Thornton, RSM Astute Consulting, and BDO India LLP offer tax consulting services and actively hire B.Com graduates with specialization in taxation.

    Investment Banker: If you have a keen interest in finance and banking, you can explore a career in investment banking, where you facilitate corporate finance transactions, mergers, acquisitions, and provide financial advisory services. Top investment banks in India, including Goldman Sachs, and Morgan Stanley, often recruit B.Com graduates for roles in their investment banking divisions.

    Financial Planner: As a financial planner, you will assist individuals and families in managing their finances, including budgeting, retirement planning, investment management, and risk assessment. Renowned companies like ICICI Securities, HDFC Bank, and Bajaj Capital provide financial planning and wealth management services, offering career opportunities for B.Com graduates with expertise in personal finance.

    Business Analyst: Your understanding of business operations and financial aspects can lead to a career as a business analyst, where you analyze data, identify trends, and provide insights to help organizations improve their efficiency and profitability. Consulting firms like McKinsey & Company, Boston Consulting Group (BCG), and Accenture often hire B.Com graduates as business analysts to help organizations drive growth and streamline their operations.

    Auditing and Compliance: With a focus on accounting and taxation, you can pursue a career in auditing, working for auditing firms or within the internal audit departments of organizations to ensure compliance and financial integrity. Firms like EY, KPMG, and PwC have robust auditing and compliance departments and frequently recruit B.Com graduates for positions related to auditing and assurance services.

    Entrepreneurship: Your B.Com degree from GCU equips you with the necessary knowledge and skills to start your own business or join a startup. You can launch your own venture or explore opportunities with startup incubators and accelerators like T-Hub, 91springboard, and Indian Angel Network that support and mentor aspiring entrepreneurs.

    Financial Manager: In this role, you would be responsible for overseeing the financial health of an organization, including budgeting, financial reporting, and strategic financial planning. Large corporations such as Tata Group, Reliance Industries, and Aditya Birla Group often hire B.Com graduates for financial management roles within their organizations.

    Data Analyst: With training in specialized tools such as Advanced Excel and Tableau, you can pursue a career as a data analyst, where you analyze and interpret complex data sets to provide insights and support decision-making processes. Companies like Accenture, Genpact, and Capgemini have analytics divisions that hire B.Com graduates with strong data analysis skills for roles in data analytics and business

    Pedagogy and Assessment

    B.COM Bachelor of Commerce

    At Garden City University, we believe in the power of active teaching methodologies to create a transformative learning environment specifically designed for our Bachelor of Commerce (B.Com) degree course. We are committed to preparing our B.Com students to be truly employment-worthy by providing them with a dynamic and comprehensive pedagogy that integrates practical experiences, independent study, and rigorous assessments. Our pedagogy for the B.Com degree course is tailored to enhance students’ employability and practical skills. We employ immersive case study assessments that challenge B.Com students to apply their knowledge to real-world scenarios, allowing them to develop critical thinking and problem-solving abilities within a business context. To foster innovation and adaptability, we incorporate engaging mini projects into our B.Com curriculum. By working on these projects, B.Com students gain practical experience and learn to think innovatively in order to address complex business challenges.

    We understand the importance of independent study in nurturing expertise and passion. Through our integration of Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) platforms, B.Com students have the opportunity to explore their areas of interest, delve deeper into subjects of their choice, and enhance their knowledge and skills in specific domains. The pinnacle of our B.Com pedagogy is the major project, which allows students to undertake in-depth research and analysis on a subject of their choice within the commerce field. This project serves as a platform for B.Com students to showcase their expertise, research acumen, and ability to synthesize information. Complementing these enriching experiences is our mandatory six-month internship for B.Com students. This internship provides invaluable practical exposure and bridges the gap between theory and real-world application. B.Com students have the opportunity to apply their classroom knowledge in professional settings, gain industry insights, and develop the skills and networks necessary for success in their future careers.

    Our assessment methods for the B.Com degree course are diverse and comprehensive, ensuring a holistic evaluation of students’ capabilities. Internal assessment quizzes, end-semester examinations, and viva sessions for projects and internships form an integral part of our evaluation process. Additionally, B.Com students are challenged with case study solving, field surveys, and field visits, which provide practical exposure and hands-on learning opportunities. This multifaceted assessment approach ensures that B.Com students are not only well-prepared academically but also equipped with practical skills, critical thinking abilities, and a deep understanding of real-world applications in the commerce field.

    The Concept of Consultancy at Garden City University​

    The concept of consultancy at Garden City University goes beyond the traditional notion, aiming to leverage specialized knowledge and hands-on skills to achieve positive outcomes for individuals, groups, and companies. It serves as a creative platform that enables faculty members to extend their expertise beyond the confines of the classroom. Garden City University boasts an interdisciplinary knowledge pool encompassing fields such as Health Sciences, Life Sciences, Tourism, Hospitality and Catering Technology, Media, Commerce, Management, Computational Sciences and Information Technology, Languages, Fashion and Apparel Design, and Psychology.

    One of the unique propositions of Garden City University is its close collaboration with industries, where the expertise of professors is utilized for upskilling, research and development, surveys, evaluation, certification, and more. Highly qualified and experienced faculty members from various departments form the technical consultancy team at the university, ensuring the delivery of high-quality services.

    As part of the consultancy offerings, customized corporate training programs are regularly conducted by faculty members across disciplines. These programs can be held either within the university campus or at the premises of partnering companies.

    Through consultancy, Garden City University bridges the gap between academia and industry, facilitating the exchange of knowledge, skills, and expertise. By actively engaging in upskilling initiatives, research and development projects, surveys, evaluations, and certifications, the university contributes to the growth and development of industries.

    The Guiding Principles for Innovators

    1. Embrace interdisciplinary collaboration:
      Encourage and foster collaboration among individuals from diverse fields and disciplines. Innovation often arises at the intersection of different areas of expertise, so embrace the opportunity to collaborate with researchers, scholars, and experts from various disciplines. This interdisciplinary approach can lead to novel and groundbreaking ideas.
    2. Foster a culture of experimentation and risk-taking:
      Encourage a mindset that embraces experimentation and risk-taking. Innovation involves trying new approaches, taking calculated risks, and learning from failures. Create an environment where innovators feel safe to explore unconventional ideas, challenge the status quo, and learn from both successes and setbacks.
    3. Focus on real-world impact and user-centric design:
      Keep the end-users and their needs at the center of innovation efforts. Strive to develop solutions that address real-world challenges and have a meaningful impact on individuals, communities, or society as a whole. Engage with potential users throughout the innovation process to understand their needs, gather feedback, and iterate on your solutions accordingly.
    4. Promote a culture of lifelong learning and continuous improvement:
      Encourage a culture of continuous learning and professional development among innovators. Innovation is a dynamic process, and it is crucial to stay updated with the latest research, technologies, and trends. Encourage innovators to seek out new knowledge, attend conferences, participate in workshops, and collaborate with experts in their respective fields.
    5. Foster an entrepreneurial mindset:
      Cultivate an entrepreneurial mindset among innovators by encouraging them to think critically, take initiative, and seize opportunities. Provide resources and support for translating innovative ideas into tangible outcomes, whether it be through commercialization, partnerships, or social entrepreneurship. Encourage innovators to think about the scalability, sustainability, and market potential of their ideas.

    General Introduction of GCU Clubs

    Garden City University (GCU) fosters a vibrant club culture within its educational framework, providing students with a platform to passionately showcase their unique interests beyond the confines of the academic curriculum. With a diverse range of 35 clubs spanning career interests, sports, and cultural & professional domains, GCU empowers students to explore their passions and unlock their full potential. These clubs serve as catalysts for personal growth, enabling students to embark on transformative journeys aligned with their individual areas of fascination.

    Through meticulously organized club events, GCU ensures that students engage in a continuous process of self-discovery within their chosen domains. These immersive club experiences equip students with the skills to adeptly navigate various situations, develop multitasking abilities, and generate innovative ideas. Many of GCU’s clubs are pioneers in their respective fields, dedicated to unearthing specific student interests and nurturing them to fruition.

    Beyond their individual significance, these clubs collectively contribute to the social and cultural fabric of GCU, enhancing the overall educational environment. They provide students with platforms to showcase their diverse talents and interests while earning valuable credits. GCU clubs transcend traditional extracurricular activities; they serve as dynamic hubs of experiential learning and platforms for exceptional performances. Recognizing the profound impact of extracurricular activities on a student’s life, GCU ensures that each student’s journey towards becoming a well-rounded individual is profoundly impacted, enriched, and transformed during their time at the university.

    Moreover, GCU clubs act as catalysts, stimulating the growth of independent thinkers and enhancing students’ leadership capabilities. By fostering a supportive environment, these clubs empower students to become confident, innovative, and influential individuals, ready to make their mark on the world.

    Why Bengaluru​

    Overview about the city​

    Thriving Startup Ecosystem: Bangalore boasts a vibrant and dynamic startup ecosystem, attracting entrepreneurs from around the world. The city is home to numerous successful startups and tech giants, fostering a culture of innovation and entrepreneurship.

    Availability of Venture Capital: Bangalore has a robust venture capital industry, with numerous VC firms and angel investors actively supporting startups. This availability of funding options makes it easier for entrepreneurs to secure investments and grow their businesses.

    Quality Higher Educational Institutions: Bangalore is renowned for its world-class higher educational institutions, including the Indian Institutes of Science (IISc), Indian Institutes of Technology (IIT) and Indian Institute of Management. These institutions attract talented students and faculty, providing a conducive environment for entrepreneurial activities.

    Technological Infrastructure: The city boasts excellent technological infrastructure, including reliable internet connectivity and state-of-the-art research and development facilities. This infrastructure facilitates innovation and research, encouraging entrepreneurs to leverage advanced technologies in their ventures.

    Networking Opportunities: Bangalore offers numerous networking opportunities for entrepreneurs through industry events, startup meetups, and conferences. These platforms enable knowledge sharing, collaboration, and the formation of valuable partnerships, enhancing the overall entrepreneurial ecosystem.

    Supportive Government Initiatives: The Karnataka government has implemented several initiatives to promote entrepreneurship in Bangalore. These include incubation centers, tax incentives, and policies aimed at simplifying business registration and licensing processes.

    Cultural Diversity: Bangalore’s diverse and cosmopolitan population contributes to its entrepreneurial ecosystem. The city attracts talent from various regions, fostering a diverse pool of ideas and perspectives. This diversity fuels innovation and creativity in entrepreneurial ventures.

    Skilled Workforce: Bangalore has a vast pool of skilled professionals, particularly in the fields of technology, engineering, and management. The presence of such a talent pool enables startups to recruit top talent, supporting their growth and success.

    Access to Industry Experts and Mentors: The city is home to experienced entrepreneurs, industry veterans, and mentors who actively engage with the startup community. These experts provide guidance, mentorship, and valuable insights, helping entrepreneurs navigate challenges and scale their ventures.

    Availability of Co-Working Spaces and Incubators: Bangalore offers a wide range of co-working spaces, startup incubators, and accelerators that provide entrepreneurs with affordable office spaces, access to resources, mentorship programs, and networking opportunities. These spaces create a collaborative environment for startups to thrive and exchange ideas.

    Overview of the Programme

    BSc Fashion & Apparel Design

    Welcome to Garden City University (GCU), the premier destination for aspiring fashion and apparel designers in Bangalore. At GCU, we offer a comprehensive and industry-driven B.Sc. Fashion & Apparel Design program that equips students with the necessary skills and knowledge to excel in the dynamic world of fashion. With a focus on practical hands-on learning, industry collaborations, and a holistic approach to education, GCU stands as the best university for pursuing a B.Sc. Fashion & Apparel Design course in Bangalore.

    Our curriculum is designed to provide a strong foundation in fashion design while incorporating the latest industry trends and technologies. Key courses such as Fashion Design, Fashion Illustration, Computer-Aided Design, Pattern Making, Garment Construction, and Textile Science ensure that students gain expertise in every aspect of the fashion industry. We also emphasize courses on Fashion Marketing and Merchandising, Fashion Sustainability, Apparel Quality Management, and Boutique Management, enabling students to understand the business side of fashion.

    At GCU, we believe in practical learning and exposure. Students engage in live projects that involve creative designing, draping, product designing, and fashion sustainability. Participating in workshops and engaging with designer collections and exhibitions provides them with valuable real-life exposure, enhancing their practical skills. Additionally, students learn about apparel quality management, window display, and fine art, fostering a well-rounded understanding of the industry.

    To ensure that our students stay ahead in the digital age, we provide specialized training in software such as Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator, along with hands-on experience with industrial sewing machines. Our skill enhancement courses, participation in renowned fashion events like Femina Stylista 2020, and the opportunity to engage in costume designing for the film industry further enhance their professional growth.

    Research-based learning is highly encouraged at GCU. Through collaborations with esteemed organizations like Aditya Birla Fashion Retail Limited, Major Brand India Pvt. Ltd., PVH Arvind Fashion Pvt. Ltd. (Calvin Klein & Tommy Hilfiger), and funded projects with KSCST, students gain valuable industry exposure and research experience. They also have the chance to explore costume designing in the film industry, opening doors to exciting career prospects.

    GCU takes pride in its accreditation and collaboration with professional associations. The Graduate Training Programme by Aditya Birla Fashion Retail Limited, Major Brand India Pvt. Ltd., PVH Arvind Fashion Pvt. Ltd. (Calvin Klein & Tommy Hilfiger), Page Industries (Jockey), and Textile Association India testify to the industry relevance of our program. We also collaborate with Anmol Swarn Pvt. Ltd. for Jewellery Designing, Rakhi Fashions, and Raymonds-Silver Spark Pvt. Ltd. for costume designing in the film industry.

    Our industry tie-ups with leading export and retail companies like Shahi Exports Pvt Ltd., Arvind Lifestyle Brands, Gokuldas Exports, Aditya Birla Fashion and Retail Limited, Raymonds, Rakhi Fashions, Page Industry Pvt. Ltd., and Pepe Jeans provide our students with excellent internship and employment opportunities.

    At GCU, we strive to provide an industry-driven curriculum that prepares our students for successful careers. Apart from the Graduate Training Programme and internships, students get the opportunity to work backstage in international fashion shows, enhancing their industry exposure. We also regularly invite guest lectures and industry speakers, including renowned professionals like Dr. Vikas Kumar from the National Institute of Fashion Technology, Dr. MK Ghandhi from NIFT Chennai, and Ms. Bhavya K S from Kalyan Jewellers, to share valuable insights and inspire our students.

    Entrepreneurship opportunities are abundant at GCU, with avenues like the Garden Glam boutique and tie-ups with leading fashion and retail brands. This enables our students to explore their creative and business acumen, turning their passion into successful ventures.

    Mentorship programs, on-the-job training, internships, and major projects are integral parts of our B.Sc. Fashion & Apparel Design program. These initiatives provide valuable guidance, industry exposure, and practical experience, setting our students on the path to professional success.

    GCU offers professional certifications in various specialized areas such as Fashion Styling and Make-up, Fashion in Interiors, Fashion Art and Culture, Apparel Designing, Testing of Functional and Technical Textiles, and Evaluation of Textile Materials. These certifications add value to our students’ profiles and open up diverse career opportunities.

    We also encourage cross-disciplinary collaboration, enabling students to explore unique combinations such as interior designing with Hotel Management, fashion journalism and social media influencer roles with Media Studies, agritech and geotech with Life Sciences, textile research and cosmetic research with Life Sciences, and medical textiles with Physiotherapy. This interdisciplinary approach broadens their perspectives and equips them with a well-rounded skill set.

    GCU takes pride in its international university tie-ups, including associations with Dr. Harishkumar Narayan from the University of British Columbia, Canada, and Ms. Rachana Gupta from Cut Japan. These collaborations provide our students with global exposure and opportunities for international learning experiences.

    To nurture students’ individual talents and interests, GCU offers specializations in Fashion Design Technology, Textile Science, Fashion Styling and Make-up, Draping, Fashion Event Management, and Fashion Communication. These specializations empower students to focus on their areas of passion and expertise.

    Finally, at GCU, we encourage co-curricular activities through various clubs such as Ruffles and Frills, Style Icon of the Year, Portfolio Fashion Show, Navyata Exhibition, and Skill Shows. These clubs provide platforms for students to showcase their creativity, network with industry professionals, and build a strong portfolio.

    Garden City University is the ideal destination for students seeking a B.Sc. Fashion & Apparel Design course in Bangalore. With our industry-driven curriculum, practical learning approach, industry collaborations, and global exposure, we empower students to become successful professionals in the fashion industry. Join us at GCU and embark on a journey of creativity, innovation, and endless opportunities in the world of fashion and apparel design.

    Overview of the Programme

    M.A. English with Specialization in Computational Linguistics

    Welcome to Garden City University!

    Are you passionate about the English Language and fascinated by the world of Computational Linguistics? Look no further! Garden City University (GCU) is the perfect destination for you to pursue your M.A. in English with a specialization in Computational Linguistics. Here’s why GCU stands out as the best university for this course in Bangalore.

    At GCU, we offer a well-rounded curriculum that covers a wide range of subjects, ensuring you receive a holistic education. Our key courses include Language Structure, Literary Theory, Research Methodology, American Literature, European Literature, New Literatures, Gender Studies, Postcolonial Literature, Postmodern Literature, Partition Literature, Python, Translation Studies, Literary Criticism, English Language Teaching, Language and Phonetics, Creative Writing, Fiction and Short Stories, Poetry and Drama, Indian Literature and Natural Language Processing. With this diverse selection of courses, you’ll gain a deep understanding of both language and literature, along with specialized knowledge in Computational Linguistics.

    We believe in the power of practical, hands-on learning. At GCU, you’ll have numerous opportunities to apply your knowledge and develop essential skills. Through practical sessions, you’ll enhance your communication skills, creative writing abilities, technical writing expertise, speaking skills, reading skills, listening skills, computational linguistic skills, and natural language processing skills. Our faculty members ensure that you gain valuable experience in using specialized tools such as Python and natural language processing software.

    GCU places great emphasis on research-based learning. We encourage students to participate in paper presentations, publish their work, and attend conferences. By engaging in research activities, you’ll have the chance to explore and contribute to the evolving field of Computational Linguistics.

    To provide you with real-world exposure, GCU has established strong ties with industry professionals and prestigious organizations. Our collaboration with the Museum of Art and Photography allows you to gain insights into the intersection of language and art. Furthermore, our industry-driven curriculum prepares you for standardized tests such as IELTS, TOEFL, NET, SET, and GATE, opening doors to various career opportunities.

    Learning extends beyond the classroom at GCU. We regularly invite guest lecturers and industry speakers who share their expertise and insights. You’ll have the opportunity to attend panel discussions, webinars, seminars, and poetry enclaves, expanding your knowledge and networking with professionals in the field.

    GCU encourages an entrepreneurial mindset among its students. Through skill shows, content writing, translation works, proofreading, editing, copywriting, and internship programs, we provide a platform for you to showcase your talents and gain practical experience. Our mentorship programs in administrative management and language skills further enhance your leadership abilities.

    GCU believes in broadening your horizons by offering study abroad programs. Our partnership with international universities provides you with the opportunity to engage with a global learning environment and explore diverse perspectives.

    This interaction allows you to gain a broader understanding of the applications of Computational Linguistics across various industries.

    Beyond academics, GCU offers a lively campus life. Our clubs, including the Gender Sensitization Club, Poetry Club, and Reading Club, provide platforms for co-curricular activities, allowing you to engage in extracurricular pursuits and connect with like-minded individuals.

    Garden City University stands out as the premier destination for pursuing an M.A. in English with a Specialization in Computational Linguistics course in Bangalore. Our industry-driven curriculum, practical hands-on learning experiences, research-based approach, industry tie-ups, international collaborations, and comprehensive support systems make GCU the best choice for aspiring literature enthusiasts. Join us at GCU, to embark on your literary passion.

    Overview of the Programme

    B.A English with Comparative Literature

    Welcome to the B.A English with Comparative Literature Programme at Garden City University(GCU) – Unleash Your Literary Journey!

    At GCU, we believe in the power of literature to shape our understanding of the world and ourselves.

    Our programme offers a rich and multifaceted exploration of literature and its diverse dimensions. It takes into a comprehensive exploration of English Literature and the fascinating field of Comparative Literature, where students learn to analyze and contrast literary works across various languages and cultures.

    In the early stages of the programme, students embark on a journey through the rich tapestry of English literature, from its earliest forms to contemporary expressions, thus enabling our students to gain a solid grounding in the major literary periods, iconic authors, and influential literary movements that have shaped the English-speaking world.

    The heart of this programme lies in the study of Comparative Literature, where students explore the connections and disparities between literary traditions across the globe. “Comparative Literature: Principles and Methods” introduces students to the intricacies of cross-cultural literary analysis, emphasizing concepts such as literary translation, adaptation, and the role of culture in shaping narratives.

    As students progress through the programme, they engage in advanced courses in Literary Theory and Criticism, Contemporary Literary Trends, specialized comparative literature topics (Cultural Studies, Translation Studies, Eco-Literature) honing their analytical skills and acquiring a nuanced understanding of different critical approaches. Topics range from structuralism to feminism, enabling students to critically engage with texts, dissect narratives, and interpret underlying themes and socio-cultural contexts.

    In their final year, students are encouraged to undertake a capstone internship project or thesis, delving into a chosen area of study with in-depth research and critical analysis. This culminating experience enables them to demonstrate their mastery of literary scholarship and engage in meaningful discourse within the field.
    Furthermore, our faculty comprises esteemed scholars and experts in the field of English literature who are passionate about nurturing the next generation of literary minds. Through interactive lectures, engaging discussions, and personalized guidance, they foster an intellectually stimulating environment that encourages critical thinking and independent research.

    Upon completion of the programme, our graduates are equipped with a profound understanding of English literature and the analytical skills necessary for a variety of career paths. They are well-prepared for careers in creative writing, journalism, academia, publishing, and other fields where strong communication and critical thinking skills are highly valued.
    Join us at Garden City University and embark on a transformative journey into the world of English literature. Uncover the power of words, explore the depths of human experience, and develop the skills that will propel you towards a successful and fulfilling career in the realm of literature and beyond.

    About School of Sciences

    The School of Sciences at Garden City University strives to guide students to find cutting-edge solutions to real-world problems to create a positive impact in fields like biodiversity, microbiology, and drug discovery. Several problems are addressed through the programmes in the School of Sciences, from how to exploit enzymes into promising industrial catalysts, to how the issue of antibiotic resistance can be solved. The School of Sciences works together, to develop better crops to feed people, understand the effects of pollution and climate change on various ecosystems, and also how modern life affects the human genomes’ functions. The research-led teaching and curriculum at the School of Life Sciences are focused on developing the necessary skills and enhancing the employability of the students, who will form the next generation of renowned scientists and innovators who will make a difference, not just in India, but across the world.

    The innovative teaching methods, depth of research conducted, and state-of-the-art facilities at Garden City University are what elevate this School of Sciences into a leading centre of excellence. Expert faculty members with many years of experience in the field, the School of Sciences is a diverse, yet a close-knit community that pushes the boundaries of life sciences as we know it. At the same time, it forges extensive partnerships with external networks, giving students an opportunity to develop an inquisitive research mindset, while acquiring practical skills, and field techniques, to prepare them for a flourishing and bright future.