Being a Christian minority institution, preference is given to Christian students when admitting students to various programmes in the College. Out of the total intake of 540 seats for B.E. courses, 40% is set aside for CET students, 30% for COMEDK, and 30% for Management Category students. Christian students taking admissions under COMEDK quota are offered seats at highly discounted fees (equivalent to CET fees) depending on the merit of the candidate. Students from all over the country and even from Gulf countries can also answer COMEDK to get admission to SJEC. NRI students can also seek admission through the NRI quota after appearing for COMEDK.