The National Degree College of Bengaluru was established in 1945 by the National Education Society of Karnataka. It has been accredited by NAAC with ‘B++’ grade. The college offers education in Arts, Science, Commerce, Computer Applications and Masters in Arts. It has 11 Ph.D. permanent faculty and 35 visiting faculty. The college also has an active placement cell. 90% of students were placed in the year 2016-17 in reputed companies. Admission to the courses is done purely on the basis of merit scored in previous qualifying examinations. 

National Degree College Highlights

Established | Institute Type 1945 | Autonomous
Approved by Government of Karnataka, Bangalore Central University, University Grants Commission
Courses Offered 7 courses across 4 streams
Popular Courses B.A. and M.A.
Application Mode Offline
Admission Criteria Merit-based
Top recruiters Infosys, Capgemini, CGI, L&T Infotech
Campus area 4 acres
Facilities available Library, Laboratories, Auditorium, Hostel
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National Degree College Courses

The National Degree college offers the following Undergraduate and Postgraduate courses. The subjects with eligibility are tabulated below:

Course Name Specializations Sanctioned Intake Eligibility
B.A. Sociology, Economics, optionally Kannada 100 Intermediate graduate from a recognized board with a minimum of  40% marks in aggregate.
Sociology, Economics, optionally English
Journalism, Sociology, optionally Kannada 40
Sociology, Journalism, Economics
M.A. Kannada 20 Graduate in B.A. or equivalent in Sociology as one of the core subjects
Sociology 20 Graduate in B.A. or equivalent in Sociology as one of the core subjects
Economics 20 Graduate in B.A. or equivalent in Economics as one of the core subjects
English 20 Graduate in B.A., B.Sc., B.C.A. or B.Com 
B.Sc. Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics 72 Intermediate graduate from a recognized board with a minimum of 40% marks in aggregate.
Chemistry, Botany, Zoology 72
Physics, Mathematics, Electronics 60
Physics, Mathematics, Computer Science 60
M.Sc. Computer Science 35 Graduate in B.Sc with relevant subjects 
BCA Computer Applications 60 Intermediate graduate from a recognized board with a minimum of 40% marks in aggregate.
B.Com. Finance, Accounts, Computer Applications  160  (80 + 80)
M.Com. Commerce 20 Graduate in B.Com

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National Degree College Admission

Students are expected to have passed the Pre University Course of the state of Karnataka or should complete 10+2 from a recognized education board. Students from other states should also have migration and eligibility certificates. 

UG Admission

For admission to the UG courses, the students must give the following:

  • HSC marksheet with 2 xeroxes attested copies.
  • Passport size photograph, HSC leaving and passing certificates

PG Admission

The PG admission will be conducted on the basis of merit. Students can fill up the form online or offline at the college. The college will announce a rank wise list for all the courses with admission details.

National Degree College Placement

The college has a dedicated placement cell that organizes placement training and pre-placement seminars. Every year 10 to 20 companies visit the campus to conduct interviews, aptitude tests, soft skills development is looked after by the cell. Some of the reputed companies that visit the college are IBM, TCS, Wipro, HCL, Infosys, Tech Mahindra, Accenture, Cognizant. 

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National Degree College Scholarship

The college provides various assistance in gaining scholarships provided by the government. The scholarships are based on two categories: Merit-based scholarships and Poverty based scholarships

Following are some of the scholarships based on Merit offered by the college:

  • Government of Karnataka Merit Scholarships
  • Government of India Hindi Scholarships
  • Government of India Post Merit Scholarships to SC, ST, OBC students
  • Scholarships to the children and dependents of service Personnel in Army, Air Force and Navy
  • Scholarships to the children of Government servants who die while in service.

Apart from the above-mentioned scholarships, the government offers fee concession to deserving and meritorious students. 

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National Degree College Faculty

The college has a permanent faculty of 54, comprising 33 Assistant Professors, 20 Associate Professors and 1 related. Out of the total, 11 faculty members are Ph.D. holders. The support staff is recruited as per the requirement of each department. 

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National Degree College Facilities

The college provides the following facilities for its students to help grow up in their education:

  • Bangalore Science Forum: The forum was established in 1962. It helps to popularise Science among students and give a scientific outlook. The forum arranges lectures and seminars from eminent people.
  • Hostel: The hostel provides facilities for 66 students with modern facilities. Students can also avail the use of mess.
  • Library: The library has a barcode system fully computerized library with internet facility for e-library as well. Students are allowed to take 2 books at a time. Hostilities are allowed to keep books for the whole semester. 
  • Health Center: Various doctors provide consultations at the health center in the campus of the college. Students can avail of emergency health concerns and regular check-ups.

National Degree College FAQs

Ques. Is the college secure for students?

Ans. There is adequate lighting in the infrastructure. There is a security service round the clock.

Ques. What is the Gandhi Study Circle?

Ans. The Gandhi Study Circle was started in 1961 and provides a certificate course in Gandhi and Social Development. 

Ques. As a general category candidate, are there any scholarships available?

Ans. Scholarships are based on merit and poverty based. Check here for more details.

Ques. What sports activities are made available for the students?

Ans. Outdoor facilities like football, volleyball, indoor games like badminton, Chess are available. Gymnasium and Yoga facilities are also available for the students.