St. Joseph's College of Commerce

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St. Joseph's College of Commerce (Autonomous)
Motto Fide et Labore
Motto in English Faith and Toil
Established 1882
Religious affiliation Society of Jesus
Principal Dr. Daniel Fernandes SJ
Location Bangalore, Karnataka, India
12°57′46″N 77°35′50″E / 12.9627°N 77.5971°E / 12.9627; 77.5971Coordinates: 12°57′46″N 77°35′50″E / 12.9627°N 77.5971°E / 12.9627; 77.5971
Campus Urban
Affiliations Bangalore University

St. Joseph's College of Commerce (Autonomous), often referred to as SJCC, is a Bangalore University-affiliated college operated by the Jesuits. However, it is autonomous and has an independent examination and recognition system. It is situated in central Bangalore at Brigade Road. St. Joseph's is accredited to the National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC) at the 5-star level, and was rated one of the top ten commerce institutions in India for five consecutive years (2006, 2007, 2008, 2009 and 2010) by the magazine India Today.

Standing apart from other colleges, St. Joseph's has established itself as a platform for aspiring leaders, by providing all-round development. Academics apart, the institution encourages its students to involve themselves in extra-curricular activities, with a whirlwind of opportunities available for collegians throughout the year.

The college traces its history to 1882, when the Missions Etrangeres' de Paris established St Joseph's European High School. Its operations were handed to the Jesuits in 1937 and the Department of Commerce created in 1949. In 1972, St. Joseph's College was divided, with its College of Arts and Sciences and its College of Commerce becoming independent, although both remain under the administration of the Bangalore Jesuit Educational Society.

The students are popularly known as Josephites. St. Joseph's official motto is 'Fide Et Labore', meaning 'Faith and Toil.'


It was the priests of the 'Missions Etrangeres' de Paris' Fathers of French Foreign Mission who founded St Joseph's European High School in Bangalore in 1858. The school imparted High School Education to Europeans and Anglo-Indian Children in English. Founded on the site which now houses St Germain's High School, the School moved to its new premises on Museum Road, in 1898. The Indian Section of the School was instituted under the leadership of Fr Blaise, Principal from 1904 to 1912. The full-fledged St Joseph's Indian High School was shifted from New Fields campus in 1961 and its school building was completed in 1970. St. Joseph's College, Bangalore, was started in 1882 by the French Foreign Missionary Fathers for purpose of imparting higher education.

In 1937, the management of the College was handed over to the Jesuits, a worldwide Religious Order going by the name 'Society of Jesus'. The College and its sister institution, are now managed by the Bangalore Jesuit Educational Society (Regd). The Department of Commerce was established in the College in 1949 in a separate block on Langford Road.

In 1968, the St Joseph's College of Business Administration was started to offer One Year Diploma Courses in a variety of Management subjects with Offices on Langford Road alongside the Commerce Department. In the same year evening classes for both PUC & Degree levels commenced at St Joseph's College for those students who had missed out their collegiate education in the normal course. In 1972 the college was bifurcated into St Joseph's College of Arts & Science and St Joseph's College Of Commerce. St Joseph's College of Commerce (SJCC) & St Joseph's College of Business Administration (SJCBA) moved to 163, Brigade Road, and St Joseph's Evening College became an independent College.

In the year 1996 SJCBA started offering Two Year Full Time Post Graduate Diploma in Management (PGDM) with recognition from All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE), Govt Of India. By an Order of the Govt. Of Karnataka, the Pre-University sections from both St Joseph's College of Arts & Science & St Joseph's College of Commerce were bifurcated to form into one junior College, St Joseph's Pre-University College. St Joseph's College of Commerce is a Landmark on Brigade Road house in a modern building complex with state of the art amenities. With a history of 144 years and a fine blend of tradition and modernity the College also enjoys impeccable reputation for Value Based Education. The Jesuit Fathers who are in charge make sure that every student who goes out of the Institution carries along the indelible and unique Josephite stamp of " Faith And Toil".

Courses offered[edit]

  • Bachelor of Commerce
  • Bachelor of Commerce (Travel and Tourism)
  • Bachelor of Business Management
  • Masters in Commerce
  • Masters in International Business

Notable alumni[edit]

St. Joseph's College of Commerce has regularly contributed to sports, business and other professions. Some of these include

Student life[edit]

Engrossing and challenging intercollegiate fests conducted annually:

  • Spiel - Sports Fest
  • Dhwani - Cultural Fest
  • Virtuoso - Business Fest For BBM Students
  • Chanakya - Business Fest
  • Nakshatra- Language fest


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