About the College
St. Joseph’s College is an affiliated First Grade College of the Bharathidasan University. It was established in 1884 by the Fathers of Society of Jesus (The Jesuits). It was affiliated to the then Madras University in 1886. The college celebrated its centenary in 1994, sesquicentenary in 1995 and acquired the Five Star status, awarded by NAAC in 2000. It was recognized by UGC as a College with Potential for Excellence (CPE) in 2004, Reaccredited by NAAC with A+ Grade in 2006, accredited again by NAAC at A Grade in 2012; and again it was accredited by NAAC with A++ Grade in 2019.
St. Joseph’s College has secured 27th Rank in NRF 2021, all India Ranking under College Category. The College is owned by the Society of St. Joseph’s, a body registered under Societies Regulation Act (1860), having its office in Tiruchirappalli. St. Joseph’s College is meant primarily for the Catholic Minority community of the Town and the State. The institution does admit other students, irrespective of their caste and creed; their religious feeling and freedom of conscience are respected. The college imparts sound formation (religious, academic, social and physical) to the young, based on Christian principles. Every Catholic student therefore attends Religion and every non-Catholic student attends Ethics classes, in which man’s fundamentals duties to God, to his motherland, to self and to his fellowmen are explained. He/She also takes part in out-reach programmes organized by the college. This Jesuit college trains young men and women of quality to be leaders in all walks of life so that they may serve the people of the nation in truth, justice and love.
Accordingly, this college strives to be an agent of social change, installing an awareness of the great need in India for social justice based on the human person. Thus, it strives to make its own contribution towards transformation of the present social condition, so that justice, equality and the moral values enshrined in the Constitution of India may prevail in the daily life of every citizen of India.