Established in 1886, Bangalore University is a non-profit public higher education institution located in the the urban setting of the metropolis of Bangalore (population range of over 5,000,000 inhabitants), Karnataka. Officially accredited/recognized by the University Grants Commission, India, Bangalore University (BU) is a very large (enrollment range: over-45,000 students) coeducational higher education institution. Bangalore University (BU) offers courses and programs leading to officialy recognized higher education degrees such as bachelor degrees, master degrees, doctorate degrees in several areas of study. International applicants are eligible to apply for enrollment. BU also provides several academic and non-academic facilities and services to students including a library, sport facilities and/or activities, study abroad and exchange programs, online courses and distance learning opportunities, as well as administrative services.