BASE University is being modelled on the lines of the celebrated London School of Economics. The ﬁrst batch of B.Sc. (Honours) Economics was admitted in June-July 2017, through an All India Entrance test conducted by Karnataka Examination Authority (KEA), Government of Karnataka, Bengaluru and the classes for this pioneer batch began from 28th August 2017, at the Department of Visual Arts, Bangalore University, Jnana Bharathi campus, Bengaluru. The Academic session of the B.A.S.E was inaugurated at Dr. B. R. Ambedkar Bhavan by Honourable former Prime Minister of India Dr Manmohan Singh, world-renowned Economist on 4th October 2017. The programme was chaired by the former Hon. Chief Minister of Karnataka Shri Siddaramaiahji and former Hon. Minister for Higher Education Shri Basavaraj Rayareddy was the Guest of Honour. The programme was attended by a galaxy of Ministers of the Government of Karnataka and many dignitaries from Bangalore. Dr Manmohan Singh gave some very important advice to the students. and the Key Note Speaker of this occasion was Dr. C Rangarajan, former Governor of Reserve Bank of India and the Chairperson of the Prime Minister’s Advisory Council. He spoke about the current economic situation and the future of the Indian economy.
School of Excellence (BASE University)
BASE University will make its presence felt in the country as one of the ﬁnest training institutions in Economics and compete with the best in the country. BASE will not only set a new model in teaching and research in economics but shall also assist the Government of Karnataka and Union Government of India in policy formulations, to inform them through research the eﬀectiveness of the policies. BASE would focus on imparting holistic knowledge in the discipline of economics by providing an understanding of other social sciences disciplines such as political sciences, sociology, philosophy, ethics etc. The teaching and training will focus on freedom to think and allow freely the new currents in economics and allied social sciences. The dogmatism in the framing of the syllabus, the orthodox course material, will be given a go bye.