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education Updated: May 25, 2011 09:27 IST

Jain University
Address: 91/2, Dr A N Krishna Rao Road, V V Puram, Bengaluru-560004
Tel: 080-43430100/ 27615246/ 26500895

Arts: psychology, sociology, economics; history, political science; music and dance

Science: math, electronics, computer science, microbiology and (statistics, maths and computer science).

Commerce: B Com

Cut-off: 60% and above for arts and science courses and 80% and above for commerce courses. BCA; BA (optional English, psychology and journalism) and B Sc (chemistry, microbiology and biotechnology):About 65% and above


“The most preferred course is B Com as we have more value-addition courses offered along with it, including banking and insurance. In fact, all the undergraduate programmes in our college have value-addition courses.

We have a research academic team which works on the requirement of the curriculum so that it can be in tune with industry standards,” said B T Venkatesh, principal, Sri Bhagwan Mahaveer Jain College

Christ University
Christ University, Hosur Road, Bengaluru-560029
Tel: 080-40129100 /080-40129600;

Arts: Psychology, journalism, history, communication and media, political science, English studies and performing arts
Science: Computer science, maths, electronics, statistics, biotechnology, electronics, botany, zoology and chemistry
Commerce: B Com (honours, regular, professional, CA, tourism and evening)
Cut-off: About 60% and above for science and arts. In arts the cut-off percentage varies depending on the combination. About 90% and above for commerce

Christ University is one of the oldest institutions in Bangalore. Over a period of time, it has managed to attract thousands of students from across the globe for its good faculty and infrastructure

The college offers varied and interesting courses. For instance, John Joseph Kennedy, dean of humanities and social sciences, said that they have introduced performing arts last year, which is unique in Bangalore. “Performing arts is offered with other two subjects: English and psychology, as we are not aware how many will take it seriously. The curriculum is constantly updated,” Kennedy says. The institute also offers honours each in English, economics and psychology

Jyoti Nivas College
Jyoti Nivas College, 5th Block,
Koramangala, Bengaluru-560095,
Tel: 080-25530137

Arts: Vocational courses (history, travel and tourism; optional English, communicative English and psychology) and bachelor in arts (history; English; psychology and sociology and economics).
Science: Biotechnology; genetics; maths; physics, chemistry; computer science and electronics. Bachelor of computer application.
Commerce: BBM with Travel management, B com and BBM.
Cut-off: (60% and above) for arts and science. Encourage students have got less than 60% but above 50%. About 75% and above for commerce

“This 43-year-old institution is an all women’s college. The USP of our institute is our student-mentor system. When a student joins a degree course, each teacher will be assigned to mentor 20 students. We keep track of their progress including their cultural development. We review their performance every semester. We primarily monitor their holistic development. So, at the end of their course, we give a comprehensive conduct certificate to all our women students which give an in-depth idea about them, their overall personality when they apply for jobs or higher studies,” says Naureen Aziz, HoD, communicative English, of the college

National Degree College
Address: National College Basavanagudi, Pampa Maha Kavi Road,
Basavanagudi, Bengaluru- 080-560004, Tel: 26674441

Arts: Sociology, economics, Kannada, English, journalism
Science: Electronics, computer science, botany, zoology and chemistry
Bachelor of computer application
Bachelor of science (four-year integrated course)
B Com
Cut-off: 60% for arts and science. And, 70% and above for commerce.

National College, Basavanagudi, comes under National Education Society, Karnataka. The college was started in 1946. “Our main aim is to encourage basic education. We do not take any donations from students. We follow Gandhian philosophy and encourage basic science. Besides academics, we support students to take part in various cultural activities – mainly drama and music,” says M Leelavati, principal of the college

Garden City College
Address: Garden City College, 16 km, Old Madras Road, Bengaluru-49
Tel: 080-66487606 / 7624 / 7628 / 7608

Arts: Journalism, psychology and English; tourism, history and journalism
Commerce: BCom
Science: Genetics, microbiology and chemistry; biotech, genetic and biochemistry
B Sc: Fashion and apparel design
Independent bachelor’s degree in hotel management, business management and computer application
Cut-offs: As per the Bangalore University guidelines

“The college is permanently affiliated to Bangalore University. National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC) had awarded ‘A’ to the college. It’s a cosmo culture in the campus. We have radio, newspapers and even a TV show – all managed by our students,” said V G Joseph, Chairman, Garden City Group of Institutions

Vijaya Degree College

Address: Vijaya College, R V Road, Basavanagudi,
Bengaluru-5600004, Tel: 080-26933220 / 221/ 209

No arts course.
Science: Computer science, electronics, biotechnology, genetics, microbiology, biochemistry, botany, zoology, statistics, computer application. There is also career-oriented course in electronics and computer science.
Commerce: B Com and BBM.
Cut-off: Admission for science is on a first come first served basis. Last year cut-off for commerce was 540/600

The college was started in 1945 with both degree and pre-university courses. “This college caters to middle strata and lower strata of the society offering education at affordable cost. The college was given an ‘A’ by the NAAC in 2010. Staff has also launched mid-day meal scheme for the needy students. We have career guidance and counseling cell. The college is awaiting permission to start PG in maths and physics,” says G M Nijaguna, vice-principal of the college

Mount Carmel College
58, Palace Road, Mount Carmel College, Vasanthnagar,
Bengaluru-560052, Tel: 080-22261759 / 22286386

Arts: History, economics, political science, sociology, journalism, communicative English, psychology, tour and travel and french.
Science: Chemistry, math, statistics, computer science, botany, biotech, microbiology, environmental science, nutrition and diet, child development, physics and zoology
Commerce: B Com, bachelor of business management, travel and tourism
Cut-off: First come first serve for science. About 78% for same college students and 85% for outside college students in commerce. Entrance test for communicative English and journalism. About 65% and above for Arts.

“It’s an autonomous institution. Academically, the college is good. Syllabus is finished on time and is as per the industry requirement. We have student care programmes, where each teacher takes care of 40-50 students continuously for three years. A teacher keeps record of the performance. If a student is not doing well, parents will be informed. Credit-based programme is introduced, where students get exposed to other subjects besides their main subjects. This also gives them an edge,” says Zakia Siraj, dean of humanities, Mount Carmel College

National Degree College
Address: National Degree College,
Jayanagar 7th Block, Bengaluru-560070
Tel: 080-26656644 / 8095683956

Arts: History, economics, sociology, psychology, journalism, optional English and optional Kannada
Science: Physics, chemistry, maths, electronics and computer science
Commerce: BCom
Bachelor of computer application
Cut-off: No cut-off for arts. About 60% and above for science

“We too follow Gandhian philosophy. We are into professional courses but encourage students to study pure science and humanities. Some of the alumnus are well-known personalities,” says K M Kodanada Rama Shetty, principal of the college