Kristu Jayanti College, founded in 1999, is run by "Bodhi Niketan Trust", formed by the members of St. Joseph Province of the Carmelites of Mary Immaculate (CMI). The college is accredited with highest grade 'A' by NAAC. The college was accorded autonomous status from the academic year 2013 by the University Grants Commission, Government of Karnataka and Bangalore University. The college offers 13 degree Programmes, 12 Post Graduate Programmes, 3 post graduate diploma Programmes. There are 2 research centers [Social Work and Biotechnology] affiliated to Bangalore University. The college is recognized by UGC under the category 2(f) and 12 B.
The college is ranked as one of the best colleges in several surveys conducted by several organisations. Rated among the Best Colleges in India [India Today Survey 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014 & 15]. The India Today – Neilson Survey 2015 rated the institution as 16th Best Commerce College, 22nd Best Science College and 24th Best Arts College with 3rd, 4th & 5th positions in Commerce, Arts & Science stream among Top 10 Colleges in Bengaluru. In the Week – Hansa Best College survey 2015, the college is ranked 36 among the top colleges in Commerce at all India level and top 6 in Bangalore city. The college also received B-School Ranking such as A++ by Business India - India’s Best Business Schools survey 2014, 14th rank among the business schools in south India by AIMA-All India Management Association and 29th rank among Non IIM’s by All India Higher Education Review 2014. The institution strives to fulfill its mission to provide educational opportunities to all aspiring youth to excel in life by developing academic excellence, fostering values, creating civic responsibility and building global competencies in a dynamic environment.
The B-School offers 2 year full time PGDM (approved by AICTE) and MBA programs (Autonomous) affiliated to Bangalore University and approved by AICTE. It was established in the year 2002 with an objective of shaping young managers to meet the growing demand of management professionals for the industry. It encourages continuous quality interface with industry through internship, projects, workshops, seminars, MDPs, International Lecture Series, Data Analytics, Six Sigma Green Belt Certification, etc. It aims to develop budding managers with a sense of initiative and accountability that ensures their holistic development, thereby making them intellectually, socially, physically and spiritually balanced human beings.