Jyoti Nivas College is a minority Christian College founded by the Sisters of St. Joseph of Tarbes. It is affiliated to the Bangalore University. Jyoti Nivas Degree College, established in 1966, is just one of the many renowned educational institutions that their labour of love has brought to birth growing through the years on the faith, courage and optimism of its founders. Today the college ranks among the premier women’s institutions in the State and in the country. Affiliated to Bangalore University, it was conferred with a five-star status by the National Assessment and Accreditation Council in 1998. In 2004 it was granted autonomous status and recognized as a College with Potential for Excellence by the University Grants Commission.
The college campus area is spread across 38786.60 square metres. The campus consists of an administrative block, degree block, post graduate block, pre university block and a research centre. The Jyoti Nivas College Library and Information Science is the lifeblood of the institution. It is the nerve centre of the college that provides the students, teachers and the research scholars with the tools for the acquisition and advancement of knowledge.
Hostel is run by the Sisters of St. Joseph of Tarbes.
Jyoti Nivas College along with its academic excellence, also aims to provide career guidance and placements for all streams of students at under-graduate and post-graduate level. It helps the students to face challenging carriers ahead in their chosen fields by providing training and current information’s to assist the students in placements.