All the library's numerous branches and reading rooms were parcelled out within the precincts of the south Indian city. A mere 15 years after dawn, the first of the branches set up their display cases, marked by Bengalis calligrapher Manabendra Narayan Choudhury the “Book House of Bengal.” The City Public Library has been organized into twelve zones - Central Library, North Zone, North Zone, South Zone, West Zone, East Zone, South-East Zone, North East Zone, South East Zone, South East Zone, North-East Zone and the South-West Zone. Additional book rooms and third-party lending centres can also be found in some of the branches.
People can also learn about the Ph.D. programs available at the university from the section of the library that is specifically dedicated to this purpose. International conferences are also held several times every year at the Bangalore headquarters of the university. The university has four institutes. The Archaeological Survey of India, the National Mineral Development Corporation, the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) and the Jawaharlal Nehru Centre for Advanced Scientific Research (JNCASR) are some of the major institutes that are based in Bangalore.
The only science-based university in the country, Bangalore University is one of the oldest educational institutions in the country. Founded in 1857 by the British East India Company, it is one of the largest educational institutions in India. Apart from being a leading academic centre, the university is equally known for its research and campus development activities in the social sciences and humanities, including urban studies, economics, medicine, and education. The university offers courses in science, arts, commerce and law as its four main streams. The university has over 10,000 undergraduate students and 2,500 post-graduate students. It offers 200 courses of study in different departments.