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Supriyadn
M.A. Advertising and Public Relations, batch of 2023
CLUBS & ASSOCIATIONS
7/10

Presently the college has around 52 associations that cater to a diverse range of interests from academics to national and international art forms. These associations cover every discipline and are vibrant throughout the year with talks, seminars, workshops and various activities.

College life is very much filled with fun activities, curriculum, diverse student ratio, diverse events. So you won't have a dull day except when you don't study for your exams.


INFRASTRUCTURE & TRANSPORTATION
8/10

St. Joseph’s College Hostel in Bengaluru has magnificently designed hostel for men with all necessary amenities for boarding and other recreational activities. The hostel has its own canteen to provide healthy and hygienic food to the students. The canteen is maintained on a co-operative basis.

There are two hostels, and both are for boys. The hostel has a mess facility, and a single room with a mess fee for a year will cost INR 89,350. There are pgs available as well nearby college, and they would range from INR 5000 to INR 9000 per month depending on members, location and the facilities.

All the classroom in the college has ICT facility. The classrooms are designed to provide maximum natural light and air circulation. In addition, comfortable seating arrangements are provided to the students and the faculty members. St. Joseph’s College Library is one of the oldest private govt. Aided autonomous degree college libraries in Bengaluru. It is one of the well-stocked college libraries. It regularly subscribes to seventy-two international and national journals, magazines, and fourteen daily newspapers. It caters to the needs of more than 4,500 undergraduate, postgraduate and research level staff & students. The library is fully automated, has a spacious reading hall, and can accommodate one hundred users at any point in time.


ACADEMICS & FACULTY
8/10

The class timing is from 7 am to 2 pm. The examination is pretty rigorous. I have not started my classes yet, so I can't write about the experience and method of teaching yet. St. Joseph's is considered one of the best colleges in Bangalore for its faculty and the infrastructure, and affordable fee structure.


FEES AND SCHOLARSHIP
6/10

St. Joseph's College, [SJC] Bangalore Fee Structure. The course fee is about INR 1.19 Lakh per annum.

Yes, there are a few scholarships available, and loans can be availed if needed, and I suppose the South Indian Bank branch, which is located on the campus, can be approached for the same.


PLACEMENTS & ALUMNI NETWORK
6/10

I am an upcoming student of the college so I won't be able to answer this yet. But my course structure is designed to have three semesters of regular studies, and the last semester is an internship. Students are supposed to complete one internship after the first year as well, with any social organization.

The college website says that companies like Delloite, Infosys, etc., come for placements, but I am not certain if they hire from this particular course.


ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA AND ADMISSION PROCESS

I am a student of the academic year 2021-23. The eligibility criteria for Masters in Arts are a graduation degree in any field with 55% qualifying marks. This year's admission procedure was completely virtual, so I sat through an interview that lasted for 30 minutes. There were two faculty members who asked all sorts of questions related to my studies, experience, interest in the course, etc. The interview was really great. Post that, there was a second interview with the head of the course, and then my admission was finalized. There was no written examination this year, and the typical cutoffs were not mentioned as such. Based on interviews, the admission was finalized, I suppose, and also the qualifying graduation marks play a small role.

P.S- Due to the pandemic, the selection process was a bit different, is what I feel. I have read that St. Joseph's has an entrance exam, but I did not have to sit with it this year.



Pjanani
Bachelor of Science [B.Sc] (Botany), batch of 2019
CLUBS & ASSOCIATIONS
10/10
  • Almost all the departments in the college have their own club , and anyone can join the club as per their interest , and every club or association plays a major part in every fest that is held in college. 
  • The main fests on campus are cultural ones.
  • life in college is very fun, you have your academic time and you also get your free time where you are free to roam about and/or relax in the college campus .

 


INFRASTRUCTURE & TRANSPORTATION
10/10
  • The college provides a hostel only for the boys 
  • there are many PG's around the area of the college for women that provide food for them as well and are at an affordable rate for staying.
  • the college has a canteen of its own with 4-5 different stalls providing different foods at each stall, and one could get a good full course meal at below 100 rupees. 
  • the classrooms are big, spacious, well ventilated and equipped, the same applies to the labs as well 
  • college wifi is provided to the students on campus.

ACADEMICS & FACULTY
9/10
  • Classes start from 9 am and end at usually 3-4 pm or sometimes 5pm if you have lab hours that day . 
  • the college believes that teaching can be done without books and they stick to that, as most of the teaching is done through either powerpoint presentations or by the teachers personal notes that are usually provided to us. 
  • the college has very good faculty, and will help you with anything academically if needed, the college also always has some or the other cultural fest happening so along with studies you also get to have fun at the same time .

FEES AND SCHOLARSHIP
8/10
  • Botany degree fees vary depending on the course, the government aided courses are of a lesser cost when compared to non aided courses 
  • St. Joseph's College, [SJC] Bangalore fee structure. The fees vary from 30k - 70k per year depending on the course .

PLACEMENTS & ALUMNI NETWORK
9/10

Students get placed at various well known companies after finishing their course. A few notable alumni are actors Prakash Raj, Dino Morea and Sri Sri Ravishankar (spiritual leader).


ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA AND ADMISSION PROCESS
  • The eligibility criteria for the admission of this course at this college is that you should have completed your secondary education i.e. your 11th and 12th grade in any board , and must have an overall percentage of atleast 70%
  • The college doesn't offer any entrance examinations of its own, but a formal interview will be held while applying for the course, where a few basic questions will be asked. 
  • The cut offs for the course are at about 70-75%


Alice
Alice
Master of Arts [MA] (English), batch of 2020
CLUBS & ASSOCIATIONS
10/10

The colleges has many societies, workshops and outreach programs for students. Like NCC, META (literary society), Drama club and sports society. The main fest of this college is Visage and Pratibha. there are various other activites conducted in the college and the students from different departments can take part.   


INFRASTRUCTURE & TRANSPORTATION
10/10

The college is perfectly infastructured with PG Block, UG Block and hostel facilities (for Boys). The classrooms with AV rooms, language lab, Wi-Fi campus, library, canteens and with sport grounds. The college is situated in the heart of the city and is accessible by all means of transport and accommodation facilities. 


ACADEMICS & FACULTY
10/10

The curriculum is designed uniquely with changes in the teaching pattern with adding of new activities which promotes students involvement. The faculty is exceptional focuses on the students for acquiring Knowledge and personality development as well. Very informative and interactive environment. 


FEES AND SCHOLARSHIP
7/10

St. Joseph's College, [SJC] Bangalore Management Fee Structure. The Master of Arts [MA] (English) fee is about INR 80,820/- and an additional amount of 11000/- for the Non-Karnataka students.

The college provides scholarship for100 eligible students, conducts a test and interview. It also provides information about the other scholarships programs provided by the State and National government to minorities and other scholarships as well.


PLACEMENTS & ALUMNI NETWORK
5/10

As I have opted Master of Arts [MA] (English), particularly there is no placements for this course but there are placements for other courses. Internships are not compulsory for this course but one can do it as an option.  


ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA AND ADMISSION PROCESS

Students with triple major are required to have English as one of their major and need to score 40% in all aggregate subjects and 50% in cognate subjects. Students with single major are required to have 50% in english and student without english as a core subject require 55% in General English. There will be an enterance test followed by two interviews, one taken by the HOD and the other by Principal.



Parvathy
Parvathy
Bachelor of Science [B.Sc] (Computer Science), batch of 2020
CLUBS & ASSOCIATIONS
9/10

The college encourages not only academics but co-curricular activities too. There are active dance teams, the college choir, the fashion team, etc. There are different clubs for different enthusiasts too like, film clubs, photography clubs, wildlife clubs, etc. Every department has associations that participate in different competitions in and out of college. Every clubs and team take part in inter-college fests and bag prizes. The college has two major fests and certain other fests. Basically, the college provides the best experience every student dreams of. 


INFRASTRUCTURE & TRANSPORTATION
9/10

The college provides hostel facility for boys. There is no hostel facility for girls but the convents and paying guest facility is available near the college. The PG facility that is available near the college for both girls and boys are very safe and trustworthy. These PGs provide near to a perfect environment for the students. Most PGs provide food too. The rents vary from Rs.3000 to Rs.15000 per month depending on the facilities and the number of people sharing a room. The facilities include WiFi connection, laundry, maid, TV, and geysers. 

The college has a big cafeteria and two canteens and tuckshops. Since the college is in the city, there are many shops near the college. The college has a meal program for those who come from not so wealthy families where the college provides a free meal a day. The basic cost of things are is also feasible for a normal student. The canteens have different varieties of snacks and meals too.

The college has regular annual renovations for buildings and classrooms. All classrooms are smart classrooms and labs are very well updated with equipment and facilities. The college has a big library where everything a student needs is available including audio books and previous year question papers. The college provides a WiFi connection for students that can be used with student ID. The college has a mobile application in which the attendance and other details can be accessed by logging in through the student portal. The college also has an updated website.


ACADEMICS & FACULTY
9/10

The normal classes begin at 8 am till 4 pm in the evening every day from Monday to Friday. First and third Saturdays are working days from 8 to 1. The marking system is 30-70 internal and external assessment respectively. The internal marks constitute internal assessments like assignments, projects, and internal examinations. These examinations are both theory and practicals. Each period is an hour. There are no prescribed texts for any subject in particular. The teachers give both lecture and written notes and there are reference textbooks which are more than enough. The teachers, through the experience of years, have made it easy for the students to approach them for help. The college has a strict attendance policy. Every student has to have an attendance of 75%. If the student has failed to have an attendance of 75%, hi/her hall-ticket will be withheld and the student will have to repeat the semester. The college has strict rules that are to be followed compulsorily.  The different associations and the overall environment in college are remarkable. The authorities of the college make it sure that every student experience true college life and come out as good citizens of the society.


FEES AND SCHOLARSHIP
8/10

Rs. 46,000/- is the course fee per year at St. Joseph's College, [SJC] Bangalore

Since I am a Non-Karnataka domicile, I have to pay Rs. 8000 extra. For other second languages other than Kannada, Rs. 8000 has to be paid as the tuition fee. The college offers various scholarship programs too. For students who come from a not so financially sound families, the college provides various fee reduction programs. 


PLACEMENTS & ALUMNI NETWORK
8/10

The college conducts various programs for the students in the college related to career guidances and internship offers. In the final year of the course, there are various companies and brands that conduct placements for internships and jobs. The college also provides various internship programs during the course of the degree. IT companies like Wipro have appointed students from St Josephs. Most of the internships come with stipends and offers for jobs too. The stipends go upto Rs. 10,000 per month. The salaries start at Rs. 50,000 and increase up to INR 2 lakhs. The college has a number of Alumni network that includes people who hold high reputed positions in the society.


ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA AND ADMISSION PROCESS

I am a BSc. MEC (Mathematics, Electronics, and Computer Science) student at St. Joseph Autonomous College. 12th-grade mark and a personal interview were the criteria for the admissions. For certain courses, there are entrance tests conducted by the college itself. 



Kritika
Kritika
Bachelor of Arts [BA] (Economics), batch of 2018
CLUBS & ASSOCIATIONS
10/10

Student societies/ associations/clubs:
There are around 48 associations as per my knowledge. Some of them are, Choir, Western Acoustics, Debate club, Indian and Western dance groups, CSA, AICUF and so on. They keep the students busy.

Fests:
We have three major college cultural fests and one sports day.

Life in college:
Life in college is very positive and encouraging. It is a great platform to learn and grow. It teaches you to deal with a lot of situations and also provide solutions to them. It opts for all-round development of a student.


INFRASTRUCTURE & TRANSPORTATION
9/10

Hostels:
There are two hostels. One for boys and other for girls. Boys hostel is on the college campus itself, whereas the girl's hostel is just in the opposite lane of the college. Hostel fee can be checked on the college website. 

PG's:
Plenty of PG's is available in Shanthinagar and nearby areas. Rent depends on the type of room and people sharing it. The expected amount would be from 5,000 to 10,000, along with two times food.

Food:
Food is decent in the college. Per meal can be around Rs. 50.

Quality:

They're well maintained with projectors in every classroom, libraries have got plenty of books, Wi-Fi is available as well.


ACADEMICS & FACULTY
10/10

Daily routine:
My routine included going to the college by 8.45 am and running to the canteen to get some breakfast. Class starts at 9, and in some cases 8. It lasts till 3 or 4 pm. There are two examinations conducted, Mid-semester and End- Semester exams. Projects are provided with both written and oral presentations. 

Quality and method of teaching:
The faculty is brilliant and has a great depth of knowledge. They're very approachable and friendly. They follow the methodology of presentations, written and verbal teaching and also takes us for field trips to provide a greater exposure.

Overall experience:
Joseph's is a place where you learn, grow and change as a person. It teaches you a lot. Not just about the course, but also about the society and the outside world. The culture of Joseph's is very diverse. For instance, my batch alone had students from 19 states and 2 from abroad. It also helps in broadening the minds of students. There are various associations and activities conducted, almost every week. The atmosphere is very positive and friendly. 

Joseph's also helps in learning a lot about social causes and supports them. The college organizes various sessions for that matter. I remember Akkai teaching my batch for one session about the life of a transgender. 

The music, the choir, the dance team, everything's amazing at the college. Not to forget the sports team and the food.


FEES AND SCHOLARSHIP
9/10

Fee structure: 

Starts from 20,000 to 23,000. 

Scholarship options:
Yes.

An average number of students who get scholarships:
Not known.

Loans needed:
I don't think loans are needed considering the fee structure is quite reasonable. However, loans can be availed from South Indian Bank or ICICI bank.


PLACEMENTS & ALUMNI NETWORK
9/10

Internships: 
College does not provide direct internships for Humanities, however, they give varied opportunities to the student to find one. One such example is of MTV, Get a job. I personally did not do an internship.

Key companies: 
Infosys, TCS, Mckinsey, MTV, Linkedin and many others.

 Average salary: Not much known since I didn't apply for campus placements, however, they're pretty decent for all the courses. 

Comment on Alumni network: 

We have a saying in Joseph's, Once a Josephite, always a Josephite. It holds true for the group. They conduct get together every year for the alumni, they have various associations and groups.


ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA AND ADMISSION PROCESS

Eligibility criteria and Admission procedure:

St. Joseph's College admits students who score above 60% in school/college for the course of B.A. in Economics, Political Science and Sociology. 

The admission forms are provided on the college website, visit www.sjc.ac.in, and all the information about the course structure, faculty and syllabus are provided there. The admission forms are available from the month of April. The procedure is not very complicated. 
Just fill in the form, and sent a copy to the college. Rest follows their notification email about the interview. The interview is taken by the college faculty who test your knowledge about the subject matter and general affairs. After the interview, they tell the candidates whether they're selected or not.

Entrance exams I took:
For B.A. EPS in St. Joseph's College

Typical cutoffs:
60-75%



Trishak
Trishak
Bachelor of Arts [BA] (Economics), batch of 2020
CLUBS & ASSOCIATIONS
8/10

Fest and sports events happen every semester and the college life is good.


INFRASTRUCTURE & TRANSPORTATION
8/10

There is a hostel in the college with excellent facilities and the college canteen is also very good with tasty food.


ACADEMICS & FACULTY
10/10

The teacher and faculty are very good and the teaching methods are excellent.


FEES AND SCHOLARSHIP
5/10

The course fee is INR 22000 per year and you have to pay additional fees for additional services.


PLACEMENTS & ALUMNI NETWORK
4/10

The college campus placements are excellent and many companies like Cognizant, Infosys, TCS comes every year to hire students.


ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA AND ADMISSION PROCESS

The eligibility criteria for the course is you should have passed the higher secondary examination with at least 65% marks and you should clear the personal interview to get selected.



sreya
Sreya
Bachelor of Science [B.Sc], batch of 2019
CLUBS & ASSOCIATIONS
10/10

There are 52 societies. Pratibha and Visages are the main festivals happening in college. Also various associations and clubs keep organising different festivals and competitions. life in college is a sum up of fun with learn.


INFRASTRUCTURE & TRANSPORTATION
7/10

Wifi is available in the campus. There is campus boys' hostel. Classrooms are well equipped with teaching facilities .there are two new blocks being built. The food quality is good also there is mid-day meal facility for those who cannot afford.


ACADEMICS & FACULTY
10/10

Class starts at 9:00 am. Teaching is good and teachers are friendly. I have a good experience in college. The environment is healthy.


FEES AND SCHOLARSHIP
7/10

Course fee varies for every course. My course PMC has a fee of INR 37500. Yes, there is scholarship option.


PLACEMENTS & ALUMNI NETWORK
10/10

Google has come to college to offer internships. Also other it companies like TCS, Infosys.


ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA AND ADMISSION PROCESS

The student must pass +2 with at least 2 science subjects he/she takes in his/her undergraduate course in BSc. Forgetting the name in merit list you should score at least 75 percent. Walk-in-interviews are also there.



Kiran
Kiran
Bachelor of Arts [BA], batch of 2019
CLUBS & ASSOCIATIONS
9/10

Student societies - many student association groups are there in college for a student to be active even in extracurricular activities Fest - intracollege and inter-college fests are organized in the college for the students to showcase their hidden talents. Life in college - Life in college is very smooth and friendly.


INFRASTRUCTURE & TRANSPORTATION
8/10

Hostel - 1 boys hostel in the campus with fees of around 5000 per year PG's - Very well maintained separate PG for both boys and girls are available very close to the campus. PG cost would be approximately 5000 per month inclusive of 3-time meals and WiFi connection.


ACADEMICS & FACULTY
10/10

Class timings - 9:00 am to 5:00 pm Exams - 2 exams in a semester. One being in half of the semester, the marks of which gets added to the semester examinations Assignments- Every subject has 2 compulsory assignments to be submitted in a semester. The final year students will compulsorily have to do a term paper on any topics desired by them. Quality of teaching - Excellent faculty and very friendly student-teacher relationships can be made.


ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA AND ADMISSION PROCESS

Eligibility criteria for BA - Pass in PUC or 12th in exams with an aggregate of over 60% in any combination Entrance test - Not applicable for BA except for Journalism course



Gagana
Gagana
Bachelor of Arts [BA], batch of 2016
CLUBS & ASSOCIATIONS
10/10

There are many student associations or groups in the college and is free for any student from any course to join such as Christian Students Association (CSA), National Students Servicentre (NSS), National Cadet Corps (NCC), MAGIS, 


FEES AND SCHOLARSHIP
10/10

The course fee for BA IES is INR 20000 rupees per year. There are many scholarship options available and students who apply for scholarships via correct documents have always been able to claim their scholarships.


PLACEMENTS & ALUMNI NETWORK
10/10

There are various internship opportunities offered by the college for the students so that students get a hold of a good experience by the time they graduate. Roles like HR assistant, care executives, where big companies like Amazon, Google, Cipla, Infosys, Convergys and many more. The packages taken by students till now have started from INR 3.5 lack p.a and have gone up till INR 8.7 lack p.a based on the performance given by the students in the selection rounds. The placement cell registers a 100% placements given every year to those who register themselves under this cell.


ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA AND ADMISSION PROCESS

The eligibility criteria for BA in IES was that a student should clear his/her PUC examinations or 12th standard examinations or any other equivalent examinations. There is no entrance examination as such but the students are selected based on their 12th grades and also through various quotas such as category quotas, sports quota and NCC quota or any other such equivalent quotas listed under the selection criteria by the college.



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