The J.S.S. Banashankari Arts, Commerce and Shantikumar Gubbi Science College , established in 1944 originally by the Karnataka Education Board with a meagre strength of forty students. It was taken over by Late Shri. R. S. Hukkerikar, the veteran freedom fighter, constructive worker and educationist, in 1952. The college originally started its journey as an intermediate college with Arts wing but later on Science wing was added in the year 1949. The Commerce wing came                                          into its existence during 1977.

The college with an alarming increase in students strength for Arts courses,, bifurcated into two separate colleges. The Banashankari Arts College and Shantikumar Gubbi Science College in 1966 because of the donor Shatikumar Gubbi to start the Science Wing with separate existence. However the two colleges were once again merged and amalgamated in June, 1975 after change in the management administration.

After taking over the management of Janata Shikshana Samiti on 18 th October, 1973 by Pujya Dr. D. Veerendra Heggade, Dharmadhikari of Sri Kshetra Dharmasthala from the pious hands of Pujya Vishweshteertha Sripadangalavaru of Pejavarmath, Udupi (South Kanara), the new management added two years Pre-University Course in Arts, Science and Commerce, Job Oriented Diploma Course, B.Com. Degree course, B.Sc. (Electronics), B.Sc & B.A.Courses with new additional subject combinations, Bachelor of Business Administration, Bachelor of Computer Applications, M.Sc in Computer Science, B.Sc, with Bio-Technology, and B.Sc. with Micro-Biology etc., to the college in the years 1975, 1977, 1991, 1996, 1999, 2003 and 2006 respectively.

The College is permanently affiliated to Karnatak University and teaches the course leading to B.A. degree with Kannada, Sanskrit, English, Economics, Sociology, Political Science, History Geography, Hindi and Education as optional subjects. It has a Commerce wing and at the Science side the college provides B.Sc. degree course with Chemistry, Physics, Botany, Zoology, Statistics, Electronics, Mathematics, Computer Science, Bio-Technology and Microbiology as optional subjects. The college has professional courses like, BBA, BCA and M.Sc. (computer Science)



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