The DVG Jnanavahini University, which will be carved out of Bangalore University (BU), will not have any postgraduate (PG) departments of its own to begin with, but will offer PG courses through constituent colleges.

Sources told The Hindu that the new university set to come up at Hoskote, which will cover Bangalore North, Hoskote, Devanahalli, Doddaballapur and all taluks of Chickballapur and Kolar districts, will initially concentrate on sharing the affiliation burden with BU.

The DVG Jnanavahini University will function out of the Central College campus that will be leased out to it by the government (for three to five years), and will not get any of the PG departments of BU.

In fact, the existing departments on the Central College campus such as M.Com, MBA, mass communication, chemistry and apparel technology will be shifted to the Jnanabharathi campus.

The new university will rope in the Government Arts, Science, Commerce and Home Science colleges and the Maharanis College as constituent colleges, sources said.

Along with the PG departments in these colleges and in the Kolar PG Centre, all of which will come under the new university, the DVG University will have more than 25 PG departments.

The existing Jnanabharati campus (which will remain as BU) will cover Bangalore South and East and Anekal taluk of Bangalore Urban district, Nelamangala taluk of Bangalore Rural district, and all taluks of Ramanagaram district.

Central College

Once the new university begins functioning out of its Hoskote campus, the government’s long-term plan for the historical Central College campus at K.R. Circle is to convert it into a central university. “This will become an independent varsity offering only PG courses and no affiliations,” the source added.