The college was started in June 1982 by the Management of Janatha Education Society with B.A., B.Sc., and B.Com, courses with 150 students, 08 teachers and 02 administrative staff. The JES catered the needs of the college by generous contributions made by some of its members. Year by year the college made remarkable progress in all fronts and by the end of 1986-87 the students’ strength increased to 700 with a faculty of 15. The infrastructure facility of the college during that period was not able to meet the requirements, however, the JES took initiative to develop the infrastructure by constructing a new building and equipping the laboratories. After the completion of Five years of non-grant period, college with all the requisites applied to the Government of Karnataka for Grant-in-Aid facility and obtained the same in August 1987. The college also obtained 2(f) status in 1991 and 12 (B) status in 1994 from UGC, which facilitated the college for its all-round development.
Computer education has gone global. Keeping in view the importance of computer education the management of the college decided to introduce the computer course at the B.Sc. degree level in 1989 itself. The college also introduced BBM and BCA courses during 1993-94 and in 1997-98 respectively. Further the Bangalore University recognized the potentials of our college and permitted the college to commence Post-Graduate courses, therefore, college introduced M.A. (Economics) in 1994-95, MBA in 2000-01 and M.Com, in 2009- 10.
The success of our college speaks volumes of the motto of the management to impart value based quality education to the needy. This is being earnestly implemented and practiced by all the concerned. Highly qualified and well experienced teachers of our college have always strived hard in maintain the high standards of education. Presently there are 65 teaching faculty, among these 15 teachers have obtained Ph.D. degree and 11 have completed their M.Phil. Degrees. The results of the college is always more than the average results of the University level with around 90 %. India Today, a popular national level magazine, in its 3rd June 2003 edition rated our college as the “4th Best College in Bangalore City”.
In the recent years Government policy towards Grant-in-Aid degree colleges is not encouraging, hence, managing a college with both aided courses and unaided courses is difficult and confusing. Therefore, the management of JES decided to bifurcate the college into two colleges for convenient administration, improvement of academic standards, addressing particular problems and requirements of similar group of students and staff, etc. The Vivekananda Degree College retained all the Undergraduate Aided Courses. Vivekananda Institute of Management is newly established by shifting all the PG courses and Unaided Undergraduate courses from its parent college. The bifurcation and shifting of courses is completed in October 2014.
In view of the above, the institution looks forward to being validated and accredited as well as getting into process of institutional self-development through cycles of re-accreditations. Asserting our firm conviction in the methodology of NAAC assessment we invite the NAAC to help us in our onward journey towards further improvement and sustenance of quality.