The Bengaluru City University is a 160 year old university. It started in the year 1858. Bengaluru City University has embraced certain core values that are intended to guide its decision, inform the shape and character of its efforts, including the following:

  • Freedom of thought, speech and exploration
  • Academic and Industrial Autonomy
  • Accountability and Integrity
  • Pursuit of Excellence and Creativity
  • Gender and Social Justice
  • Transparency and Fairness
  • Inclusivity and Respect for Diversity
  • Collegiality and Shared responsibility
  • Respect for Human Dignity and Labour
  • Ecological Sensitivity

The motto of the University, as envisaged in its emblem is “Be Boundless” summarizes the vision of the University.