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St Joseph's Evening College, Bangalore

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St. Joseph's Evening College, Bangalore
Established1972; 49 years ago (1972)
  • Bangalore, Karnataka, India
Fr. Stany D'Souza
Dr. Albert Joseph Smith
535 men, 398 women (2014)[1]
Key people
Rev. Fr. Anthony Joseph Rector, St Joseph’s Institutions, Bengaluru
AffiliationsJesuit, Roman Catholic

St Joseph's Evening College, Bangalore, became independent of St Joseph's College, Bangalore, in 1972. It is a Jesuit college founded to empower the underprivileged sectors of Indian society. The Evening College is a minority institution and accepts students of all religious denominations without discrimination. It is affiliated to Bangalore University and offers three-year BCom, BA, BCA, and BBM degrees and two-year postgraduate degrees in Commerce (MCom), Management (MBA Twinning Programme), and English.[2][3]

The college, Bangalore, was established in 1882[4] by the French Foreign Mission Fathers. In 1937, the management of the college was handed over to the Jesuits. In 1972, St Joseph's Evening College became an independent evening college.[5] In 2005 it was given autonomous status by the UGC, to devise its own curriculum.[6] In 2007 Joseph's won the top prize at Agno-Fest competition among 13 colleges, in commerce, science, and arts competitions.[7] In 2014 a post-graduate course in commerce (MCom) introduced.[8]

The college also organizes seminars for the public; a seminar on climate change in 2011 attracted more than 400 persons.[9] Furthermore, it fields sports teams, including a successful boys' hockey team.[10]


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  3. "Bengaluru: Students take to the streets to raise awareness about traffic rules and pollution". Kumaran P. Bangalore Mirror. 12 March 2018. Retrieved 10 September 2018.
  4. "Music and dance fete at St Joseph's College". newindianexpress.com. Retrieved 11 September 2018.
  5. "SJEC". Retrieved 14 June 2016.
  6. "UGC grants autonomous status to 5 Christian colleges in Bangalore". Retrieved 14 June 2016.
  7. "Mangalore St Josephs Evening College of Bangalore Champions at Agno Fest, 2007". Retrieved 14 June 2016.
  8. "SJEC". Retrieved 14 June 2016.
  9. "Seminar on climate change". Retrieved 14 June 2016.
  10. "Deccan Herald News page". Retrieved 14 June 2016.

Coordinates: 12°58′15.81″N 77°36′15.12″E / 12.9710583°N 77.6042000°E / 12.9710583; 77.6042000

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