The history of the Board, as we know it, starts at a time when lecturers walked the quadrangle and giant mascots of the Dark Lord were hung in every nook and corner of SJCE. Those were the days of severe artistic unrest and great despair among students. However, at the onset of Kali-yuga, after a fierce battle of the old and the new, a brave new team of good Samaritans took the helm of lighting a till then unknown torch, and called it Jayzine. The baton was passed on to a chosen set of people to preserve the legacy - to a tribe which ultimately came to be called as The SJCE Editorial Board.
In the hoary days, before anyone of us was born, it's said that Jayciana was actually a cultural and literary jamboree. It wasn't always a celebrity fuelled bonanza; it allowed the amateur writers, poets and artists to kick their heels in to the ground and create a small dust storm. As the years went by, the noise drowned out the quiter outbursts of poetic inspiration. When the first mutterings of ||SHABD|| arose, naysayers were galore. A technical college had no place for those artsy types, they said. A plucky final year student, Gautam Ramadurai pitched the idea of ||SHABD|| and had to run from pillar to post to get it going. Since then, Shabd has become what it is today - the only literary fest by an engineering college in Karnataka.