About St. Joseph College of Commerce (SJCC), Bangalore

Bangalore (Karnataka)   Estd : 1882 Approved by : UGC, NAAC Type : Private

About St. Joseph College of Commerce

St. Joseph’s College of Commerce, formerly was a part of St. Joseph’s College which was established in the year 1882 as an educational initiative by the French Foreign Mission Fathers for the purpose of imparting higher education. In 1937, the management of the college was handed over to the Jesuits, a worldwide Catholic religious order with a special focus on education. The Jesuits also run other premier institutions in India, like Loyola College, Chennai, St. Xavier’s College, Calcutta and St. Xavier’s College Mumbai. The Department of Commerce was established in the parent college in 1949. In 1972, this department became an independent college under the name of St. Joseph’s College of Commerce. It is recognized under Section 2(f) and 12B of the UGC Act. It became an autonomous institution in October 2004. St. Joseph’s College of Commerce was recognized as a “College with Potential for Excellence” in February 2010 by UGC. 

The college aims at a holistic and integral formation of its students, fostering in them a spirit of academic excellence, social concern and character formation, shaping them to become “men and women” for others 

The motto of the College is ‘Fide et Labore’ (‘Faith and Toil’), which serves as an inspiration behind the vision and the educational praxis of the college. 

Awards & Rankings

Ranked consistently among the top ten Commerce Colleges of the country

St. Joseph College of Commerce Vision and Mission


Jesuit Education, inspired and motivated by the person and message of Jesus Christ, affirms 

  • That God is the author and sustainer of all reality and truth.
  • That every human being is created in the image and likeness of God. 
  • That the whole of creation and the human community are radically good. 

Jesuit Education, therefore, is committed to

  • An authentic search for knowledge in the service and advancement of the world. 
  • Upholding the dignity, uniqueness and value of each individual.
  • The promotion of harmony between man and man, and between man and nature.

Mission :

St. Joseph’s College Of Commerce seeks to be the place where the search for knowledge co-exists with a sense of responsibility to community life, where understanding is coupled with commitment, where academic excellence goes with the cultivation of virtue, and where a community is formed which sustains men and women in their education and their conviction that life is only lived well when it is lived generously in the service of others.

Director Message

Welcome to the small and yet big world of ST. JOSEPH'S COLLEGE OF COMMERCE, an autonomous institution affiliated to Bangalore University. We truly believe that small is beautiful and that small is possible, thats what we are a college of 1700 students and staff and yet we are a part of the big josephite family with institutions on several campuses and a total student strength of over thirteen thousand. 

We have a secret, the Josephite stamp, with which every one of our graduates gets branded and is noticed by those around. You can't miss him or her even in a crowd. There is something special, intangible though. 

What you will browse through in these web pages is the anatomy of the college with its heredity and family tree. But to know its chemistry and its vibes, you ought to be a part of us. You might find it interesting though, to run through what you are looking for. I wish you can taste a bit of the josephite spirit as well. 

Rev. Dr. Daniel Fernandes, SJ

This is an anecdote from the life of Einstein, the great physicist. He was once travelling on a train. Sure enough the conductor came to punch the tickets. When he came to Einstein, Einstein searched his vest pocket. He couldn't find his ticket. So he searched in his trouser pockets. It wasn't there either. So he looked in his briefcase but couldn't find it; he looked in the seat beside him. He still couldn't find it. At that moment, the conductor said, "Dr. Einstein, I know who you are... We all know who you are. I'm sure you have bought a ticket. Don't worry about it." 

Einstein nodded appreciatively. The conductor continued down the aisle punching tickets. As he was ready to move to the next car, he turned around and saw the great physicist down on his hands and knees looking under his seat for his ticket. The conductor rushed back and said, "Dr. Einstein,, Dr. Einstein, don't worry, I know who you are, No problem... You don't need a ticket... I'm sure you have bought one..." Einstein looked at him and said, "Young man, I too know who I am. What I don't know is where I am going." 

This year is significant for SJCC. First, it is the platinum Jubilee of Jesuit presence in SJC institu¬tions. The Jesuits inherited the great St Joseph's College institutions from MEP Fathers. Second, of course is the fortieth birthday of SJCC. The seed of SJCC was sown in 1972. Both these events are significant in the sense that they speak about the identity of SJCC and invite us to ask a few questions about its future orientations. 

SJCC has a unique history. In 1972 it was dismembered from St Joseph's College which was start¬ed by MEP Fathers in 1882 and given a new existence as an independent College on Brigade Road. SJCC from a very humble beginning - small number of students in a small structure - has grown into a mighty institution that educates over 1500 students now. It has grown not only in terms of number of students and buildings but also as a major attraction for quality education. It is all be¬cause of the relentless efforts of the management, faculty, staff and students. I salute them all. Fortieth year not only makes us nostalgic about all that has been but also energizes us to walk ahead with new dreams. 

Hence I invite the faculty, staff and students to ask an important ques¬tion: what next? Is it enough for us just to add a few courses, increase some facilities, win a few prizes or should we think radically about our present identity and future orientation? Every generation has its own answer. I am sure the College will come up with a new vision and mission and concretely draw up a new road map to march ahead with enthusiasm. 

Rev. Dr. Jerome Stanislaus D'Souza, SJ, M.A, Ph.D 
St.Joseph's College of Commerce (Autonomous)

Why join

  • Is deeply rooted in the Jesuit philosophy of education and has a rich tradition of empowering the marginalized.

  • NAAC reaccreditation with an A Grade

  • Declared by UGC as ‘College with Potential for Excellence’

  • Ranked consistently among the top ten Commerce Colleges of the country

  • ICT enabled campus

  • Compulsory internships and training programmes and excellent record of placements

  • Sharpening the mind through employability skills and innovative courses

  • Providing financial support to economically backward students

  • Enriching student life through outreach activities and student clubs

  • Dedicated faculty which encourages students to cultivate the art of thinking and empower them to express themselves clearly

Contact Details of St. Joseph College of Commerce, Bangalore

  • Contact No:
    (080) 25360644/46
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  • Address:
    No:163, Brigade Road, Bangalore, Karnataka, India- 560025