History and Milestones

History and Milestones

Six young peasant girls in the little village of Tarbes in France were divinely inspired way back in 1843, to a life of contemplation and prayer; the Congregation of the Sisters of St. Joseph of Tarbes was thus born.

From contemplation to communion to community building - it was a process of sensitization to the needs of suffering humanity and an answer to the call to care for the sick and the abandoned. The Sisters responded to the challenge with generosity and commitment. Education soon became another field in which they were called to serve - schools and later, colleges, grew of their tireless efforts. One of the many renowned educational institutions that their labour of love gave birth to was Jyoti Nivas College, established in 1966. It has grown through the years, on the faith, courage and optimism of its founders.



  • Jyoti Nivas College foundation was laid in Frazer Town.


  • 1st Batch of BA & B.Sc started


  • 1st Batch of BA & B.Sc students graduated


  • 1st Batch of BA - Honours in English graduated.


  • Two year PUC course was introduced.


  • Construction work started in the new Campus at koramangala.
  • Emblem was designed by Sr. Patricia Adams. The lamp and the light symbolises Christ, Truth and Love of God. The flame is meant to shed light and warmth. Truth and love unite the different section of college community represented by their respective symbols


  • Jyoti Nivas College Moved to New Campus at Koramangala


  • Inception of JNC adventure Club.


  • PUC Commerce group was introduced


  • Life Science B. Sc & B.com Degree was introduced.


  • Jyoti Nivas College Anthem was composed by Mr. Hartwell Yates.


  • Three of JNC’s projects were approved by united board for Christian higher education in Asia.


  • International year of Youth – ‘Youth for Progress ‘Multimedia Show was presented.


  • A professional counseling center was opened.


  • Electronics was introduced under B. Sc Level.


  • JNC’s First Auditorium was inaugurated.


  • Computer Science was introduced with Maths and Physics.
  • MA English at PG level was introduced.


  • Mentor Ward System was introduced.


  • JNC Drama Club was formed.


  • BA & B.Sc vocational courses (instrumentation, communicative English, tourism & travel Management ) were introduced.


  • New Administrative Block was inaugurated.
  • The Jyoti Nivas College Choir presented their maiden Song.
  • BBM was introduced by the department of Commerce.


  • Jyoti Nivas College Chapel was inaugurated.


  • Commerce and Management Fest Arbitrium started.


  • 1st batch of BBM students graduated


  • Jyoti Nivas College was accredited by NAAC as five star colleges.
  • Historic Moment Sr. Jovita handed over charge to Sr. Philomena Cardoza as the principal of Jyoti Nivas College.


  • New Library was inaugurated.
  • Introduced B.Sc computer science with Maths and Electronics


  • BCA was introduced.
  • PUC college was bifurcated from the degree college.


  • JNC NCC won the trophy for the best institution, Karnataka and Goa Directorate
  • Glorious Moment – JNC cricket Team visited Srilanka and won the trophy.


  • Jyoti Nivas College was declared nodal centre for south India to conduct Entrepreneurship development program for correspondence course


  • JNC received Autonomous status and was recognized as college with potential for excellence by UGC.


  • Started Research publication and research cell.
  • Waste paper recycling plant was inaugurated by the social science forum.


  • The college celebrated “Kristanamana” the Advent of Christmas a colorful cultural programme in association with Doordarhsan Kendra.
  • Dr. Sr. Elizabeth initiated an International Study Program in collaboration with Deakin University, Melbourne Australia .
  • JNC was conferred with the title “College with potential for Excellence” and was also accredited by the American Universities Academic Council (AUAC).


  • A National Conference on “Community oriented Psychological Interventions” was a joint venture with CCPI.
  • Dr. Sr. Elizabeth CS Principal was awarded the N.A Haris foundation, Bangalore on International Womens’ Day in recognition of her achievement and contribution to the society.


  • JNC was awarded the ‘A’ grade by the NAAC peer team in the third cycle of Accrediation with the highest CGPA of 3.76 on a scale of 4.
  • The college celebrated the 125th birth anniversary of world renowned Srinivasa Ramanujan.


  • Title of 'College of Excellence' by UGC in march 2014.
  • Starting of the prestigious B.Voc degree courses (Banking and Finance, Visual Communication and Performing Arts) initiated by the Ministry of Human Resource Development, Govt of India, and the University Grants Commission in 2014.


  • Inauguration of the Golden Jubilee.


  • 175th year of the formation of the Congregation of the Sisters of St Joseph of Tarbes 2018.
  • Jyoti Nivas College Autonomous was honoured with the distinction of being one among only five colleges in Kamataka and the only college in Bangalore to be selected for a 5-crore rupee grant in Project 12 of the Rashtriya Uchchatar Shiksha Abhiyan (RUSA) initiated by the Ministry of Human Resource Development, Government of India.


  • Integrated Courses Started for B.Sc with M.Sc (Clinical psychology) & B.Com with M.Com.
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