Bangalore University is a public university located in Bangalore, Karnataka State, India. The university is one of the oldest in India, dating back to 1886. The university is a part of The Association of Indian Universities (AIU) and nears the status of "Potential for Excellence" which is reserved for the top 10 universities in India under the Guidelines of the University Grants Commission (UGC).
The Vice-Chancellor is Dr. N. Prabhudev. In 2001, the university was accredited by NAAC and received Five Star Status.The university then once again reaccredited under the new grading system with a grade A. Sir C.V.Raman, Nobel Laureate physicist, was associated with the University while working at the Indian Institute of Science.He had announced his Nobel winning work at the University premises based in Central College, Bangalore in 1927.He was awarded the Nobel prize in 1930.
Professor Leonid Hurwicz who served Bangalore University as a Professor in Economics won the Nobel Prize in Economics in 2007. Professor Hurwicz served as a Professor of Economics at Bangalore University from 1965-1968. During his Fulbright year, he taught classes at Bangalore University. Professor Hurwicz credits his Fulbright experience as "an important phase in my development and a significant influence in the development of my economic theories.