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Education in Bangalore

Bengaluru (Bangalore), the capital city of Karnataka, is the hub of IT sector of the country. It is home to multinational companies and big corporate houses. The city provides plenty of job opportunities to the young aspirants in the field of IT, BPO and IT based services. Pursuing higher education in Bengaluru is a dream of many, because the city offers quality education in a number of fields. Engineering, IT and Management are the most popular streams in the city. Students from different parts of the country come to the city to pursue higher education at the colleges and universities in Bangalore. The city also provides quality education at the school level, with special emphasis on the students’ participation in extra curricular activities.

School Education System in Bengaluru
Schools in Bangalore are either affiliated to CBSE, ICSE or Karnataka Secondary Education and Examination Board. Some of the schools follow the syllabus and examination pattern of selected international school Boards. The schools of the city can be broadly categorized into co-educational, Girls’ school, Boys’ school and residential. Karnataka Secondary Education and Examination Board is the state Board that provides affiliation to schools in Bangalore and other parts of the state, which follow the SSLC syllabus prescribed by it. Every year, the Board conducts SSLC examination for class 10th.

The school education system of Bangalore starts from pre-schooling to class 10th. Students who have successfully completed class 10th examination can then get admission in any of the Pre-University Colleges (PUC), which are meant for the classes of 11th and 12th. The Pre-University Colleges of Bangalore are broadly categorized into Government run, Private Aided and Private Un-aided colleges. One can also find Pre University Colleges managed by Corporations.

Higher Education in Bangalore
Undergraduate students seeking higher education can seek admission into colleges in Bangalore, which offer education in a wide variety of streams. Here, the young aspirants can pursue undergraduate degree and diploma courses in the field of humanities, commerce, science, IT, engineering, management, medical, dental, pharmacy, nursing, English, and other vocational courses. Colleges in Bengaluru are affiliated to state or central universities, to offer three-year undergraduate courses in aforementioned disciplines. The engineering colleges in Bangalore, wherein thousands of students apply for admissions every year, also offer postgraduate level courses such as MBA and MCA.

At the postgraduate level, management and computer applications are the two popular streams. Many colleges in Bengaluru are affiliated to Karnataka University, which is one of the top universities of the state. The Indian Institute of Management Bangalore (IIM-B) and Indian Statistical Institute (ISI Bangalore) have been given the status of ‘Institute of National Importance’, due to their top quality of education and infrastructure. The top colleges in Bangalore include Indian Institute of Sciences (IISc) Bangalore, Al-Ameen Arts, Science & Commerce College, Bangalore City College, Garden City College of Science and Management Studies, Govt R C College of Commerce, East Point College of Higher Education, Acharya Pathashala College of Arts & Science.

The universities in Bangalore offer quality education at postgraduate degree and diploma and Doctoral level, in a wide variety of disciplines. Among the universities of the state, some of them have attained the status of ‘Deemed University’, due to their quality education and state-of-the-art infrastructure. The Deemed Universities of Bangalore include National Center for Biological Sciences (NCBS), National Institute of Mental Health and Neuro Sciences (NIMHANS), Jain University (previously known as Sri Bhagawan Mahaveer Jain College), Christ University and Amrita University. The major affiliating universities located in Bengaluru are Bangalore University, National Law School of India University (NLSIU), Rajiv Gandhi University of Health Sciences (RGUHS).

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