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CMR University School of Architecture

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Mission Statement


CMR University (CMRU), Bangalore is a private university in the state of Karnataka, established under the Act 45 of 2013. The University fosters creative communities where new ideas are nurtured, new discoveries made, and new creations shared. CMRU works with the vision

 “To nurture creative thinkers who will drive positive global change.” 

CMR University aims to promote and undertake the advancement of university education across a plethora of disciplines viz architecture, design, engineering, law, management, economics & commerce, social sciences & humanities, education, and science studies. The University also aims to equip students with the required skills and knowledge to pursue a successful career in their chosen field of study.

Our Ethos

We believe that creativity is the key competence required to excel in this complex world, which is why independent thinkers, product leaders, artists, designers and innovators are the need of the hour. Our students learn creative concepts and design thinking regardless of their area of study. Students are evaluated on the basis of real-life skills such as teamwork, presentation, research and initiative. CMR University Bangalore fosters creative communities, where new ideas can be nurtured, new discoveries can be made and new creations can be shared.

International Role

The CMR University is a member of the World Design Association(WDO). Bengaluru city has been awarded as the first World Design Protopolis(WDP) from 2023-2028 by the WDO.

WDO launches new global programme World Design Protopolis™ in Bengaluru, India

Bengaluru’s World Design Protopolis project will be hosted in partnership with Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP)Srishti Manipal Institute of Art, Design and Technology and the Association of Designers of India (ADI) over a 5-year period from 2023 to 2028. The Director SOA is the secretary of the ADI Bengaluru chapter

As a key participant in Bengaluru's designation as a World Design Protopolis by the World Design Organisation, CMR University School of Architecture plays an integral role on the international stage. 

The School of Architecture conducts international study trips with students to expose them not only to various approaches to architecture but also various cultures and lifestyles

National Role

CMR University is a private university in the state of Karnataka. The university has affiliations and approvals from the professional bodies pertaining to each of the schools of studies. The university encourages students to active take part in voluntary organisations like National Cadet Corps(NCC), National Sevice Scheme(NSS), Rotaract etc which provides opportunities for student excahnges across the country. 


Main Focus

The Vision of the CMR University is  “To nurture creative thinkers who will drive positive global change.” addressing the primary vision of the university the focus of the School of Architecture is "To nurture ecologically responsible professionals to address the challenges of contemporary human habitat through a maker-centered approach".

The school focuses on promoting collaborative learning, through a dynamic curriculum in a highly interactive teaching-learning environment. Through the tools of maker-centered learning, the School helps students reflect upon their intentions, choices, and actions. The legacy of the CMR Group in the field of education also compliments this unique learning journey at the School of Architecture.

The School of Architecture currently has the 5-year B Arch Program and PhD program in Architecture.

Faculties and Departments

School of Architecture (SOA) 

School of Design (SOD) 

School of Engineering & Technology (SOET)

School of Economics & Commerce (SOEC) 

School of Management (SOM)

School of Legal Studies (SOLS)

School of Science & Computer Studies (SSCS)

School of Liberal Studies (SLS)

CMR Centre for English and Foreign Languages (CCEFL)

Bachelor Level Programs

School of Architecture (SOA)- 


School of Design (SOD)

B.Des. Communication Design
B.Des. Product Design
B.Des. Fashion Design
B.Des. Interior Design

School of Engineering and Technology (SOET)

B.Tech. | Computer Science and Engineering (CSE)

B.Tech. CSE | Artificial Intelligence & Machine Learning

B.Tech. CSE | Data Science

B.Tech. | Information Technology

B.Tech. | Electronics and Communication Engineering

B.Tech | Computer Engineering

B.Tech | Computer Science and Technology

School of Economics & Commerce (SOEC)

B.Com. | Bachelor of Commerce

B.Com | Professional – CA Integrated

B.Com (IAF) | International Accounting & Finance 

B.Com / B.Com (Hons) | Data Science

School of Management (SOM)

B.B.A. (Hons) | Bachelor of Business Administration
B.B.A. (Hons) | Digital Marketing
B.B.A. (Hons) | Business Analytics

School of Science & Computer Studies (SSCS)

BCA (General) | Bachelor of Computer Applications

BCA (Data Science)

BCA | Cloud Computing

BCA | Game Development

B.Sc.| Sound Engineering

B.Sc.| Visual Effects and Animations

B.Sc | Information Technology

School of Legal Studies (SOLS)

BA. LL.B. (Hons.)
BBA. LL.B. (Hons.)

School of Liberal Studies (SLS)

B.A./B.A (Hons) | Psychology || English || Journalism || Economics || Political Science || History || Sociology || Media Studies || Travel & Tourism

B.Sc | Psychology

Master Level Programs

School of Engineering and Technology (SOET)

M.Tech. | CSE (Part-time Weekend Programme)
M.Tech. | AI (Part-time Weekend Programme)

School of Legal Studies (SOLS)

LL.M. – Constitutional Law

LL.M. – Commercial Law

LL.M. | Criminal Law

School of Management (SOM)

MBA | Dual Specialization – Finance/Marketing/HR/ Digital Marketing/Supply Chain Management/ Business Analytics

Executive MBA | Product Leadership

MBA | Business Analytics & Business Intelligence

School of Science & Computer Studies (SSCS)

Master of Computer Applications

M.Sc | Information Technology in Data Science

School of Liberal Studies (SLS)

M.Sc. | Psychology (Clinical)

M.Sc. | Psychology (HRDM)

M.Sc. |Psychology (Counselling)

Research Activity and Main Areas

Playing a major role in the ongoing World Design Protopolis, the university is involved in multiples activities related to the city of Bengaluru. Students and faculty are encouraged to take up live projects listed together by the city government and WDP committees as part of their design studios and capstone projects.

Doctorate Level Programs

PhD in Management, Economics, Commerce, Law, Computer Applications, Computer Science & Engineering, (Artificial Intelligence Machine learning, Networking and Cloud Computing, Data Analytics, Cyber Security, Data Science and lnternet of Things.) Electronics & Communication Engineering, Mechanical Engineering and Psychology. 

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Bachelor: 6585
Master: 1425
Doctorate: 206

Exchange Students

Incoming: NA
Outgoing: NA
Others: NA

Teaching Staff

Professors: 29
Lectures: 27
Other permanent teachers: 158
Part-time Teachers: 38

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