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education Updated: Jun 27, 2012 16:41 IST
Shruthi Balakrishna
Shruthi Balakrishna
Hindustan Times
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Jyoti Nivas College (Autonomous), Hosur Road, Bangalore

The college just added another feather to its cap. The all-women institution got the 'A' grade with a cumulative grade point average of 3.76 on a scale of 4 in the third cycle of accreditation among 107 colleges in India.

Started in 1966, Jyoti Nivas College (JNC) was awarded autonomy in 2004. It, however, continues to be affiliated to Bangalore University. The University Grants Commission conferred the 'College with Potential For Excellence' tag on it in 2004.

Like most colleges in Bangalore, JNC does it bit towards environment and underprivileged children. To begin with, 'Prayatna', the paper recycling unit, involves students to collect waste paper for recycling and convert recycled paper into various finished products. Some parts of the college are Wi-fi enabled. It has over 500 computers. Classrooms are equipped with multimedia and audio-visual equipment like LCD projectors and advanced sound systems for effective learning. Plasma TVs are installed in different places. Important bulletin and day-to-day information are screened on TVs. On the exam front, bar-coding of papers has been extended to include bar-coding of marks on each paper to eliminate manual errors.

Started in 1966, Jyoti Nivas College (JNC) was awarded autonomy in 2004. It, however, continues to be affiliated to Bangalore University. The University Grants Commission conferred 'College with Potential For Excellence' tag on it in 2004

Programmes & cut-off
The college offers 19 UG courses and five PG courses. Admission for UG commerce, arts and science commence after the announcement of II PU / Class 12 results. Usually, the cut-off for all three courses is 80% and above. The admissions for these courses will be finished in a week's time. The college also gives importance to first generation learners. For PG courses (MBA and MCA), admission is based on the Visvesvarya Technological University ranks

The college has a total of 130 teachers. About 26 staff members have completed their PhD studies. Both teachers and students are involved in research. A JNC centre has been recognised to start a PhD


Admission begins
The process is timed with the release of pre-university results

Admission ends
See ‘Programmes & cut-off)

Known for
JNC is popular for commerce, arts and short courses besides sports

Game for more
The college's first priority is sports. The sports played in the college include throwball, basketball, football, volleyball, ball badminton, netball, cricket, handball and hockey. The teams have played at the international level as well. The cricket team has won against Sri Lanka’s national team. (JNC also has a short-term course in sports.) For the first time, the college has introduced archery. The gym has equipment like cross-trainer, treadmill etc. JNC also has a prayer and meditation hall

Masti dhamal
Scintillation, the annual inter-collegiate cultural fest, is one of the various campus events. The National Entrepreneurship Network week, usually held in February, is Asia's biggest entrepreneurship fest. JNC emerged as the overall champions

Book nook
Besides internet facilities, the library has over 70,954 books as well as CDs, DVDs and audio cassettes. About 24 newspapers of all languages are subscribed to. Online membership is available through DELNET through which any journal across the globe can be accessed. About 247 magazines and 24 international journals are subscribed to. The library is equipped with the radio-frequency identification device

A drink and a bite
Mid-day meals are provided for about 30 students every year. Supervision of food quality and hygiene is done annually. The college has a canteen, a pastry shop and a kiosk. Only vegetarian food is served. The prices are affordable

“The college retains a steadfast commitment to a central ideal — a balanced and holistic education. It ensures that students emerge as intellectually enlightened, morally upright, spiritually inspired and socially committed,” -Sr Elizabeth C S, principal