St Joseph Evening College, Bangalore


Establishment Year: 1972

Location: Banglore

Affiliated To: Bangalore University

Approved By: AICTE

Institute Type: Private Institute


St. Joseph’s Evening College (Autonomous) was established in 1972 and is managed by the Bangalore Jesuit Educational Society. The ‘Jesuits’, who manage the institution, are members of an international Religious Order of Catholic Priests and Brothers known as “the Society of Jesus”. The Society of Jesus, otherwise known as ‘the Jesuit order’, manages and administers more than 2000 such institutions. St. Joseph’s Evening College (Autonomous) is one such educational institution. 

St. Joseph’s Evening College (Autonomous), formerly was 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 – Kolkata, St. Joseph’s College –Trichy, St. Xavier’s College – Mumbai, St. Joseph’s College – Bangalore etc. In 1972, St. Joseph’s Evening College became an independent Evening College. It is recognized under Section 2(f) and 12B of the UGC Act. It became an autonomous institution in October 2004. It is the only Independent Autonomous Evening College in the country accredited by NAAC. 


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