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The College

JSS College of Arts, Commerce and Science, Ooty Road, Mysore which was started in 1964 is one among more than 350 institutions run by JSS Mahavidyapeetha. The college is an Autonomous College of University of Mysore and is re-accredited by NAAC with "A" Grade. The college is recognised by UGC as 'College with Potential for Excellence'. Department of Biotechnology Government of India has identified our college for support under 'Star College Scheme'. It is running Biotechnology Finishing School sanctioned by Government of Karnataka. Which prepares Industry ready post graduate. The college has been functioning as an autonomous college from the academic year 2005-06. The distinctive features of autonomy are that the college is empowered to frame the syllabi, introduce new courses and conduct examinations independently. The degree is awarded by the University of Mysore.

The college is situated on a sprawling 7.08 acres plot with a spacious building and a hostel in a picturesque surrounding at the foot of Chamundi Hills. The third floor to the existing building created additional space to meet the growing needs of the college. The women's hostel has also been extended to accommodate 200 students. It has excellent infrastructure required for the pursuit of academic excellence. Because of its multifaceted growth, the college has won encomium from all corners. Apart from Science, Arts and Commerce courses, the institution offers inter - disciplinary courses in Business Management, Sericulture, Electronics, Computer Science, Computer Maintenance, Instrumentation, Biochemistry, Biotechnology and Microbiology. The college also offers Master's degree in Social Work (MSW), M.Sc. in Physics, Chemistry, Computer Science, Biochemistry and Bio-Technology, Commerce,  Kannada, English and PG Diploma Courses in Animation and Visual Effects, HRE,BTFS,Sharana Sahitya and HRM, and also a number of  Career Oriented Courses such as  Animation and Visual Effects, Computrised Accounting, Insurance Management & Tourism and so on.

Post graduate Department of Social Work, Biotechnology and Biochemistry have been recognised as Research Centres by University of Mysore.

The college has highly qualified and dedicated teaching staff. Nearly 2492 students, including foreign students are pursuing  education in various disciplines. It has an enviable academic record as students secure ranks and honors almost every year in the examination. Many Alumni of the institution are successful literati, politicians, administrators and bureaucrats. They are still nostagic and maintain emotional attachment with the institution. The college has an active placement cell and  also conducive atmosphere for sports and cultural activities. It has a well maintained playground and a well equipped national level Basketball Court. Students have brought laurels to the college in Games, Multigym, Sports, Debate and Music at Inter-College and University level events. The college has an NCC wing and two NSS Units, the volunteers of which have participated in state and national level camps. Rovers and Redcross units also have been started.

The college has successfully organised National and State level Seminars, Workshops, Conferences and Symposia. Curriculum develoment and examination reforms are being implemented on a continuous basis. From the academic year 2010-11, CBCS and CAGP have deen introduced for PG programs. lt is modest in realising that what has been achieved so far is only a beginning. Under the spiritual guidance of H.H Jagadguru Sri Shivarathri Deshikendra Mahaswamiji, the institution is desirous of scaling new heights in the days to come. The entire spectrum of management, staff and students are committed to put in their best to make this dream come true.