St. Joseph’s College of Commerce (SJCC) was formerly a part of St. Joseph’s College that was established in the year 1882. The Commerce Department was established in 1942 and it became an independent college with its own building in Brigade Road in 1972.

With the objective of imparting quality education in the field of Commerce and Management, the college has been innovating in all the aspects of higher education. These innovations were further bolstered with the granting of autonomous status to the college by the UGC in September, 2005.

SJCC was awarded with ‘five stars’ during the first acreditation cycle of NAAC in 2000. For the next two consecutive NAAC Accreditation cycles conducted in 2007 and 2012, the institution received ‘A’ Grade. In 2021 during the 4th Cycle of NAAC, the institution was Re-accredited with A++ Grade.

The College was declared as ‘College with Potential for Excellence’ by UGC in the year 2010.

In 2010, the college established a research centre with the objective of engaging in quality research work in the field of commerce. The Research centre is recognised by Bangalore University.

The college has been ranked 65th in the National Institutional Ranking Framework (NIRF) ratings of Ministry of Human Resources and Development (MHRD) in 2023, and has consistently secured a place among the top 100 colleges across the country.

The college has also consistently been ranked as one of the top ten commerce colleges in the country, as per the survey conducted by India Today, the Week, the Outlook and other reputed magazines.