JSS Mahavidyapeetha, Mysore

J.S.S Mahavidyapeetha or Jagadguru Sri Shivarathreeswara Mahavidyapeetha, Mysore a prestigious center of learning in the counrty was made to see the light of the day by none other than Jagadguru Shivarathreeswara Rajendra Mahaswamiji who was the 23rd Swamiji of the Suttur Mutt. After the demise of Rajendra Mahaswamiji, Sri Sri Shivarathreeswara Deshikendra Mahaswamiji has assumed office and he is now the President of the Vidyapeetha.

JSS Mahavidyapeetha is the primary body under which approximately 200-250 educational institutions have blossomed in a span of almost 60 years. These educational institutions include orphanages, old age homes, child care center, vocational training centers, technical college, medical college, schools etc. The Mahavidyapeetha has been a trend setter in the field of education in the sense that it encompasses education from the primary to the doctoral level. Under the able guidance of the President, the Mahavidyapeetha has expanded its ambit to include educational institutions in the states of Kerala, Tamil Nadu and Uttar Pradesh, besides Karnataka.

The JSS Mahavidyapeetha has been instrumental in fostering the kind of education which touches our social and cultural roots. Like his illustrious predecessor, Sri Sri Shivarathreeswara Deshikendra Mahaswamiji also believes that while modernization of the education process is essential, it cannot by itself build a socially strong and morally ethical society. It is because of this belief that he encourages musicians, artistes, singers and other proponents of Hindu art and culture to spread the message of love, unity and brotherhood among the students as well as among the faculties of the institutions.

The J.S.S. Mahavidyapeetha has under its fold the following

  • High Schools
  • Art Colleges
  • Science and Commerce Colleges
  • Medical College
  • Pharmacy Colleges ( 2)
  • Dental College
  • Engineering Colleges (2)
  • Industrial Training Institutes
  • Polytechnics
  • Law College
  • Agricultural Research Centers
  • Hospitals
  • Free Education Schools
  • College of Nursing
  • Yoga Kendras
  • Sanskrit Learning Centers
  • Spiritual Retreats

Among the many institutes under the huge umbrella of the JSS Mahavidyapeetha, the J.S.S. Technical Education System is a path breaking concept. The J.S.S. Technical System aims to achieve the following :

  • Development of skilled manpower to meet societal needs
  • Provide training to students for keeping pace with the technological development of the modern world.
  • To produce business leaders of tomorrow

Some of the other technical institutes under the J.S.S Mahavidyapeeth are :

  • Sri Jayachamarajendra College of Engineering, Mysore
  • J.S.S. Academy of Technical Education, Bangalore
  • J.S.S. Polytechnic for Women, Mysore
  • J.S.S. Polytechnics at Mysore and Nanjangud
  • J.S.S. Community Polytechnic for Women, Mysore
  • J.S.S. Polytechnic for the Physically handicapped, Mysore
  • J.S.S. Industrial Training Institutes at Nanjangud, Chamarajanagar and Talavady
  • SJCE-STEP – A Science and Technology Entrepreneurs Park rendering services in the areas of Entrepreneurship,
  • Skill Development, Consultancy and Continuing Education Programs
  • J.S.S. Consultancy Trust
  • Regional Centre – Nodal Centre for Entrepreneurship and Management Development
  • J.S.S. International Institute of Professional Studies, Mysore

Besides the above technical colleges and institutions, the J.S.S Mahavidyapeetha has also been instrumental in the setting up of a polytechnic for women which has many modern academic courses as part of its curriculum.

The various Departments under the J S S Mahavidyapeetha are the following :

  • Department of Bio-technology
  • Department of Botany & Horticulture
  • Department of Commerce & Business Management
  • Department of Chemistry
  • Department of Computer Science & Computer Maintenance
  • Department of Economics
  • Department of Electronics & Instrumentation
  • Department of English
  • Department of Environmental Studies
  • Department of Geography
  • Department of Hindi
  • Department of History
  • Department of Kannada
  • Department of Mathematics
  • Department of Microbiology
  • Department of Physics
  • Department of Political Science
  • Department of Sanskrit
  • Department of Social work
  • Department of Zoology
  • Department of Physical Education

Courses offered at J.S.S. Mahavidyapeetha :

The following courses are offered by the various colleges affiliated to the JSS Mahavidyapeeth :

  • Bachelor of Arts (B.A)
  • Bachelor of Science (B.Sc)
  • Bachelor of Commerce (B.Com)
  • Bachelor of Business Management (B.B.M)

Post-graduate Courses

  • Master of Social Work (M.S.W)
  • Master of Science in Bio-technology (M.Sc – Biotech)

Post-graduate Diploma Courses

  • Post-graduate diploma in Sharana Sahithya (PGDSS)
  • Post-graduate diploma in Embedded Systems (PGDES)

Diploma Courses

  • Diploma in Horticulture
  • Diploma in Industrial Microbiology
  • Diploma in Electrical & Electronic Equipment Maintenance
  • Diploma in Study of Sharana Sahitya

Advanced Diploma Courses

  • Advanced Diploma in Horticulture
  • Advanced Diploma in Industrial Microbiology
  • Advanced Diploma in Electrical & Electronic Equipment Maintenance
  • Advanced Diploma in Study of Sharana Sahitya

Integrated AdvancedDiplomaCourses

  • Study of Sharana Sahitya
  • B.A.L., LL.B. [Hons]

Facilities offered at the various colleges under the J S S Mahavidyapeetha

  • Libraries with well stocked books
  • Comfortable reading rooms with a huge volume of reference books
  • Libraries have internet facilities
  • Libraries have computer facilities
  • Trained and highly qualified faculty
  • Lecture Halls
  • Laboratories
  • Playgrounds for sports and games

Contact Address

H.H.Jagadguru Sri Sri Shivarathri

Deshikendra Mahaswamigalavaru,

J S S Mahavidyapeetha,

Ramanuja Road,

Mysore – 570 004

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