Sri Jayachamarajendra College of Engineering (SJCE) has an impressive history of growth & development and contribution to society. Sri Suttur Math a traditional socio-religious organization more than 1050 years old has been involved in traditional education in India for a long time. More that 60 years ago, the organization decided to start formal education system under JSS Mahavidyapeetha to cater to formal education with the motto of Education for all. The main emphasis in the early period was in the rural sector where a large number of schools were started. However, the founder President of MVP His Holiness Dr.Jagadguru Sri Sri. Rajendra Mahaswami had a vision of expanding the service of education to its full potential under MVP. Hence the vertical growth was envisaged and higher education institutions in different areas were started, starting with Science and Commerce Institution.
SJCE was founded in the year 1963. With continued effort it grew into one of the top most Technical Institutions in the country within a short period of 10-15 years. Today, MVP has more than 300 institutions, and technical education division with SJCE as its flagship institution, has grown into as a very good example of technical education with the motto of “commitment to technical education”.
SJCE has pioneered a good number of new programmes relevant to the country’s growth during 1970 and 1980 period namely, Instrumentation Technology, Masters in Engineering Management, Bio-Technology, Polymer Science & Technology etc.
SJCE has created a network of relationship within and outside the country with a large number of Technical Institutions in US, UK, France, Russia, Malaysia etc. This brought in exchange of students, joint research, exchange of faculty which help in the growth of institution into a centre of excellence.
A unique feature of SJCE is that it becomes the focal point for further growth. Our outreach programmes consist of entrepreneurship development through Science & Technology Entrepreneurs Park, an organization for consultancy in which the institution involved in design of training for the entire Karnataka under World Bank scheme.
SJCE has also been responsible to take education to the levels of polytechnics, Industrial Training Institutes and outreach skill training programmes through RUDSETI etc. Each polytechnic has different concept – one of them is having CO-OP scheme – working closely with the industry, other one is a polytechnic for differently abled, only on of this kind in the country and the other is polytechnic for women, started at a time when professional education was not easily accessible to women.
In order to consider our efforts in different areas of Science, Commerce, law, Medical, Pharmacy etc., we have now got a research centre called JSS Research Foundation.
It is just now establishing JSS University of Science & Technology at SJCE
Scenery of technical education all over the world is changing and the normal disciplines are giving way for new disciplines based on the growth of technology and economy. It is the endeavor that institution keep pace with the changes and steer SJCE in this direction of growth.
Dr T N Nagabhushan
Sri Jayachamarajendra College of Engineering (SJCE) has an excellent track record of placing the young graduates to Industries, Research and Development Labs besides Higher Education within and outside the country. It has a strong alumni base of over 30000 and has earned distinction of being an institution par excellence during its journey spread across over 5 decades.
SJCE would want to remain as a global leader in the technical education space by adapting to the changes at national and global level. This is realized through the implementation of the Outcome Based Education (OBE) using modern teaching learning processes such as practical based learning, project based learning and use of national resources such as NPTEL and SWAYAM portals. SJCE opened up its doors for the alumni to contribute their knowledge in identifying critical thrust areas and also help in capacity building of our faculty. The faculty members have been on a constant improvement to improve their knowledge to become a globally competitive faculty. The Institution is funded by TEQIP Phase-III which provides many possibilities for empowering students and faculty besides the improving the infrastructure. It gives me immense pleasure to state that SJCE is the only Institution in the State of Karnataka which has been awarded highest number of approvals under MHRD’s Global Initiative of Academic Networks (GIAN) programme. SJCE has so far conducted 16 programmes. The Technical Education in 21st Century needs full term cooperation with the industry and hence industry linked programmes will create more stability. SJCE has been establishing programmes based on the requirements of the industry. Research is an integral part of every faculty and adequate financial support is available to enhance the quality and quantum of research in our institution. Having been elevated to the university level, SJCE is well poised towards realizing its Vision and Mission through structured implementation of OBE.