Christ University was born out of the educational vision of Saint Kuriakose Elias Chavara, the founder of CMI congregation. Saint Chavara was a great educationalist and a social reformer of the 19th century. He could foresee the changes in the environment and make strategic moves to build a better society based on fatherhood of God and brotherhood of humanity.
Carmelites of Mary Immaculate (CMI), the first indigenous religious congregation of India with a membership of around 3000, renders its service to humanity in educational, social, health care and other activities aiming at the integral development of the society. Christ University is rooted in Gospel values, and is committed to provide Holistic education through the development of intellectual competence, personal skills, inter-personal skills and societal skills. The University welcomes to its fold students from all over the country in an environment of religious harmony and secularism.
Christ University is proud of its eco-friendly, serene and peaceful environment. Deeply committed to upholding values system, it expects its students to conduct themselves in a worthy manner in their dress, demeanor and sense of discipline. The Christ University, since 2008 has been making a conscious effort to establish the campus as a ‘zero waste’ zone, through a slew of scientific and environment-friendly measures. A number of initiatives have been put in place to promote the concept of ‘reduce, reuse and recycle’ and contribute mite to protecting the environment.
1. Waste Segregation
Separate dust bins for segregation and collection of wet and dry waste have been put up at all the food outlets in the campus, for the students to segregate waste at source. During the beginning of the academic year, fresher’s are sensitized on the importance of segregation through posters, street plays and documentaries among others.
2. Paper Recycling Unit
In a pioneering initiative in an educational institution, a paper recycling unit was set up within the campus in 2009, where all the waste paper generated in the campus is recycled into handmade paper, to make different eco-friendly products. This unit also supports the livelihood of five women from economically backward families and residents of a nearby slum.
3. Sorting Stations
Dry waste collected within the campus, is segregated in these sorting stations and sold in the market to be recycled. The proceeds from the sale of waste provide livelihood support to five women from impoverished families residing in nearby slums.
4. Composting Unit
All the food waste and dry leaves generated in the campus is converted to organic compost in the composting unit located within the campus.
The campus generates a few lakh litres of waste water each day, which is treated and reused for gardening and other secondary purposes.
6. Bio-gas plants
A total of 3 bio-gas plants have been set up in the campus, which convert food waste, generated in the hostel and other eateries, into cooking gas. Two of these plants are small units, which are used as live models, to educate the students and community on the functioning of bio-gas models.
7. Solar Energy
The use of solar energy has been promoted extensively in the hostels to provide lighting and water heating and reduce the dependence on electricity and promote usage of green energy.
A poly house within the campus is used to rear a large variety of flower plants, which in turn contribute to a green and pleasant ambience within the campus.
In addition to these, student volunteers from Centre for Social Action (CSA) are also actively involved in promoting the concept of waste management in the community, through various street plays, poster campaigns, house visits etc. CSA has also set up 10 eco-clubs in different schools where children are trained in various waste management practices. CSA is also working closely with the Bruhath Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) and other Resident Welfare Associations (RWA) to promote the concept of Solid Waste Management (SWM) in different residential apartments and slum communities.
Institute of Management Christ University (IMCU) was established in 1994. The Management program at Institute of Management Christ University (IMCU) is a professional 2- year PG program with specialization in Marketing, Finance,General Management, Human Resource & Lean Operations and systems. The curriculum designed by IMCU is such that it provides students the best of opportunities and a launching pad for careers. At IMCU, every student goes through a wide spectrum of experiences which include the Organization Structure Study, Outbound Training, Book Review Competition, Summer Internships, Current Affairs & Weekly Presentations and Dissertation. The Kengeri campus of Institute of Management Christ University is yet another glorious addition to the Christ University family. It is located on a 75- acre plot which has a picture perfect natural ambience complete with a herbal garden as well.
» Master of Business Administration (MBA) – (Finance/ Human Resource/ Lean Operations and Systems/ Marketing)
» MBA (FHWS Germany) and PGDM Finance/Marketing/Operations (Christ University)
» MBA (Christ University) + MS(Virginia Commonwealth University(VCU) Finance / Global Marketing Management / Information Systems/ Decision Analytics (VCU-USA)
» MBA (Christ University) + MBA (Western Michigan University)
Professional Studies :
Programmes :with specialization in Education Management, Healthcare Management and Corporate Social Responsibility]
» Master of Commerce (MCom)
» MSc Actuarial Science
» Master of Science (Strategic Management)
» Bachelor of Commerce (Professional)
» Bachelor of Commerce (Morning)
» Bachelor of Business Administration (Finance and Accountancy)
» ACCA with BBAF&A (Integrated)
» CIMA with B.Com Professional (Integrated)
» CS (Non-Integrated)
» Insurance (Non-Integrated)
» CA (Non – Integrated)
» CIMA (Non – Integrated)
» Add-on Programmes
Management Studies :
The Department of Management Studies was established in the year 1991 with a clear defined approach for creating quality managers and entrepreneurs required to face the challenges of the business world. The Department offers undergraduate courses such as, Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA), BBA (Honors), BBA (Finance and International Business), MBA (Financial Management) and MBA (Executive) that are specifically designed to disseminate academic and applied knowledge in the field of business management.
Hotel Management :
The Department of Hotel Management started in the year 1991, with the objective to recognize and prepare students to join the hotel and hospitality industry. The four year professional degree programme is designed to develop abilities in both the operational domain of a hotel, initiate hospitality research and the overall discipline of management.. The academics of hotel management focuses on the core aspects of hospitality with equal importance on applied research and management subjects for overall entrepreneurial and holistic growth of the primary stakeholder. Industry interface is a key aspect of the professional growth of the students where experts from various business share and mentor ideas. The programme includes six months of internship opportunities in both operational and managerial fields The programme has its own training and placement cell which monitors the career progression of the students and the placements till date has been 100%. The department has been consistently ranked among the top 10 hospitality institutes in the country by reputed magazines and survey agencies.
» Bachelor of Hotel Management (BHM)
Tourism Studies :
The Department of Tourism Studies was established in 1999, dedicated to the motto of excellence and service .The Department is committed for the overall development of an individual through academic excellence, professional competence, personal, interpersonal and societal skills. Christ University became the premier educational institute in Karnataka to introduce a two-year Post-graduate Programme in Tourism Studies- MBA (Tourism and Travel Management) . With a focus on Greater Academia and stronger Industry Relations, the Department gives emphasis on Research and development. It also offers Ph.D, M.Phil and BBA (Tourism and Travel Management) courses. The department is an IATA/UFTAA Authorized Training Centre for international travel and tourism training programmes. Driven with a strong and sound set of core values, the department has always endeavored to empower students to face the challenges in the rapidly growing travel, tourism and hospitality industry. The Department imparts training in tourism and travel industry management and related areas. It provides opportunities to students to connect with various Bodies and Associations within the tourism industry in such a way that they are equipped professionally in the vocation of tourism. The Department also undertakes educational programmes and organizes courses of study, lectures, seminars, workshops, symposia and conferences to prepare the students to meet the requirements of tourism industry. The department offers guidance and directions to other institutions in the country and coordinates with them, so as to develop uniform and adequate standards of courses of instruction.
» MBA (Tourism and Travel Management)
» Master of Philosophy (MPhil) in Tourism
» Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Tourism