About Christ University, Delhi
CHRIST (Deemed to be University) was born out of the educational vision of St Kuriakose Elias Chavara, an educationalist and social reformer of the nineteenth century in South India. He founded the first Catholic indigenous congregation, Carmelites of Mary Immaculate (CMI), in 1831, which administers CHRIST (Deemed to be University). Established in 1969 as Christ College, it undertook path-breaking initiatives in Indian higher education with the introduction of innovative and modern curricula, insistence on academic discipline, imparting of Holistic Education and adoption of global higher education practices with the support of creative and dedicated staff. The University Grants Commission (UGC) of India conferred Autonomy to Christ College in 2004 and identified it as an Institution with Potential for Excellence in 2006. In 2008 under Section 3 of the UGC Act, 1956, the Ministry of Human Resource Development of the Government of India, declared the institution a Deemed to be University, in the name and style of Christ University. One of the first institutions in India to be accredited in 1998 by the NAAC, and subsequently in 2004 and 2016, CHRIST (Deemed to be University) has the top grade ‘A’ in the 4-point scale. The multi-disciplinary University which focuses on teaching research and service offers Bachelors to Doctoral programmes in humanities, social sciences, science, commerce, management, engineering, education, and law to over 21000 students. The campus is a living example for the harmonious multiculturalism with students from all the states of India and around 60 different countries. CHRIST (Deemed to be University) publishes six peer-reviewed research journals and has published more than 300 books in Kannada and English. A promoter of sports, music and literary activities, it is a nurturing ground for creative excellence
Recognitions and collaborations
CHRIST (Deemed to be University) is accredited by the NAAC, it has the top grade in the 4-point scale
The university was ranked 2nd by India Today and 8th by The Week in 2019
- Social Entrepreneurship Swachhta & Rural Engagement cell (SES & REC)
Certificate from Mahatma Gandhi National Council for Rural Education (MGNCRE), Ministry of Education, Govt of India, recognising CHRIST (Deemed to be University) as a Social Entrepreneurship Swachhta & Rural Engagement cell (SES & REC) institution.
- UNAI membership
United Nations Acadmic Impact membership adds CHRIST (Deemd to be University) to the UNAI team of 1470 institutions in 146 countries who are working with the United Nations to promote global priorities, including peace, human rights, and sustainable development.
3.Unnat Bharat Abhiyan (UBA)
Unnat Bharat Abhiyan (UBA) is a program launched by the Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD), Government of India. (http://unnatbharatabhiyan.gov.in), Since the vision and mission of CHRIST (Deemed to be University) was in alignment with UBA’s vision and mission, it got involved in the programme and became a participating institution (PI)from 1st August 2017. It was also an opportunity for the University to involve its students and faculty in India’s sustainable development.
Aim of UBA is to bring transformational change in rural development processes by leveraging knowledge institutions to help build the architecture of an Inclusive India and the mission is to enable higher educational institutions to work with the people of rural India in identifying development challenges and evolving appropriate solutions for accelerating sustainable growth. It also aims to create a virtuous cycle between society and an inclusive academic system by providing knowledge and practices for emerging professions and to upgrade the capabilities of both the public and the private sectors in responding to the development needs of rural India. The conceptualization of Unnat Bharat Abhiyan program started with the initiative of a group of dedicated faculty members of Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Delhi working for long in the area of rural development and appropriate technology. The concept was nurtured through wide consultation with the representatives of a number of technical institutions, Rural Technology Action Group (RuTAG) coordinators, voluntary organizations and government agencies, who were actively involved in rural development work, during a National workshop held at IIT Delhi in September, 2014. The program was formally launched by the Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD) in presence of The President of India on 11th November, 2014.
CHRIST (Deemed to be University) has adopted six villages, viz. Appasandra, Doddathaggalli, Gonakanahalli, Govindapura, Thaggalli Hosahalli and Yelachammanahalli in Hoskote Taluk, Bangalore Rural District.
Christ University offers certificate, diploma, undergraduate, postgraduate and research programs in academic disciplines classified under the Schools of Law, Education, Sciences, Social Sciences & Languages, Commerce & Management and Engineering.
With the importance of professional qualifications increasing in the industry, Christ University has setup the Professional Studies Department to cater to this need. The ACCA program is being offered by this department as a blended program with the BBA – FINANCE AND ACCOUNTING course. Globalfti has been the trusted partner for Christ University in designing and delivery of this course since the time of its inception. With this unique course where conceptual and practical skills in management and commerce are incorporated students have the privilege of 9-paper exemption from a total of 13 papers of ACCA. Students from other streams who wish to enter the financial domain can also join for the ACCA program. Learn more about Christ College at their website.