Kristu Jayanti College believes that quality education is a powerful weapon to ensure a zero-poverty world. The college offers more than 40 undergraduate and graduate programs to 6,500 students in Bangaluru, India. It hosts a number of research centers, including one within the Department of Social Work that offers a PhD program and has conducted a number of projects jointly with collaborating agencies such as local, national and international civil society organizations, on issues such as community-based vocational training models and surveys of vulnerable groups and communities.
The institution strives to provide educational opportunities to all aspiring youth and to help them excel in life by nurturing academic excellence, creating civic responsibility and building global competencies in a dynamic environment. The educational philosophy of Kristu Jayanti College focuses on creating individuals who are intellectually competent, but also socially sensitive.
Kristu Jayanti College has implemented several programs, including the Social Outreach program and the Jayantian Extension Services (JES) to facilitate students’ collaboration with and service to underserved and marginalized communities. The JES runs 135 different initiatives and allows students to conduct social and economic surveys on the needs of communities and provide information about government poverty alleviation programs and bank loans available to improve the quality of life. Through its students, this SDG Hub also offers computer literacy programs, English classes and capacity building projects tailored to local communities.
To learn more about the UNAI SDG Hubs, including Kristu Jayanti College, visit the United Nations Academic Impact SDG Hubs.