JSS College of Arts, Commerce and Science was established in 1964. s one among more than 300 institutions run by JSS Mahavidyapeetha. The college is autonomous under University of Mysore and is re-accredited by NAAC with "A" Grade. The college is identified by UGC to be a `College with Potential for Excellence'. The college has been functioning as an autonomous college from the academic year 2005-2006. The distinctive features of autonomy are that the college is empowered to frame the syllabi, introduce new courses and conduct examinations independently. The degree is awarded by the University of Mysore.
The college is situated on a sprawling 7 acres plot with a spacious building and a hostel in a picturesque surrounding at the foot of Chamundi Hills. The construction of third floor to the existing building is almost complete which will create additional space to meet the growing needs of the college.
JSS College of Arts, Commerce and Science has highly qualified and dedicated teaching staff. Nearly 1600 students including foreign students are pursuing their education in various disciplines. It has an enviable academic record as students secure ranks and honors almost every year in the examination. he college also has conducive atmosphere for sports and cultural activities. It has a well maintained playground and a well equipped national level Basketball Court. Students have brought laurels to the college in Games, Multigym, Sports, Debate & Music at Inter-College and University level events. The college has an NCC wing and two NSS Units, the volunteers of which have participated in state and national level camps.