Founded by the Karnatak Lingayat Education Society in 1947, J. G. College of Commerce, Hubli is the oldest single faculty collegiate institution in this part of Karnataka. Affiliated to the Karnataka University, Dharwad, the college offers excellent education in the field of commerce.
The Jagadguru Gangadhar College of Commerce, the first collegiate Institution in Hubli, was founded in the year 1947, as a single faculty college. During those days there were no centers of higher learning in Commerce in the whole of North Karnataka within a radius of 300 miles. K.L.E. Society, watchful of requirements of educational institution, expressed its concern and readiness to start a College of Commerce at Hubli. A munificent donation and ideal site provided by His Holiness Jagadguru Gurushiddha Rajyogindra Mahaswamiji of Murusavirmath Hubli enabled K.L.E. Society to venture to start the college. The Karnataka Chamber of Commerce headed by Late Shri. S.S.Yalamali, the then President, and Late Shri. R.V. Shirur, the then secretary and a few philanthropists of Hubli have contributed a lot, financially, for the commencement of the college. Permission from Bombay University was obtained with the efforts of Late Sri. H.F. Kattimani, founder life member and Dr. B.S. Jirge the then Chairman of K.L.E. Society.
Dr.PRABHAKAR KORE, MP
Chairman, KLE Society &
Chancellor, KLE University
‘Transforming Lives through Education’
The KLE Society, Belagavi has been delivering quality educational programmes of global standards ever since it was founded by seven dedicated teachers popularly known as ‘Saptarishis’ and three benevolent founders in the year 1961.
The KLE success story of ten decades speaks volumes of the dedication and commitment of thousands of people “Transforming Lives through Education”. A hub of more than 256 institutions that offers and disseminates the knowledge in all spheres of education, for overall development of students. It promotes and encourages the student community to opt for programmes like: Medicine, Dentistry, Pharmacy, Nursing, Agriculture, Law, Business Management, Hotel Management, Engineering and Technology, Basic sciences, Arts, Commerce and Education. In pursuit of higher excellence in the fields of Health and Technology, the society has established KLE Health University and KLE Technological University at Belagavi and Hubballi, respectively. These universities have collaborations with Universities in US, UK and Malaysia and have added new dimensions to the society making it on par with reputed educational institutes worldwide. More than 1,10,262 students and 16000 dedicated faculties have contributed in making the society an International Educational destination. Recently society has celebrated Centenary celebration to mark its 100 years of selfless services in the field of education.
It is privilege to welcome the students for their bright future in our institution and contribute towards the development of the nation.
“His LEADERSHIP is a never ending RESOURCE OF ENERGY”
Shri Manmaharaj Niranjan Jagadguru
Shri GrusiddaRajayogeendra Mahaswamiji