History of Our College

St.Joseph's College is an affiliated First Grade College of the Bharathidasan University. It was established in 1844 by the Fathers of Society of Jesus (The Jesuits). It was affiliated to the then Madras University in 1866. The College celebrated its centenary in 1944, sesquicentenary in 1995 and acquired the Five Star status, awarded by NAAC in 2000. It was recognised by UGC as a College with Potential for Excellence (CPE) in 2004 and was Reaccredited by NAAC with A+ Grade in 2006. The College is owned by the Society of St.Joseph's, a body registered under Societies Regulation Act(1860), having its office at Tiruchirappalli. 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.

Profile of the College


Name of the College St.Joseph's College

Place Tiruchirappalli

State Tamil Nadu

Affiliating University Bharathidasan University
Tiruchirappalli-620 024.

Status of the College Autonomous

Funding status of the College Grant-in-aid for Aided Programmes
Self-financing for Unaided Programmes

Type of College Co-education

No. of Departments
Arts:07Science:10Commerce:01
Language:2

No. of Programmes
UG:21PG:27M.Phil:13
Ph.D:13Others:24Total:98

Date of establishment1844

Date of conferment of the Autonomous StatusJune 1978

Location of the CollegeNear Chathram Bus Stand
Teppakulam Post
Tiruchirappalli - 620 002.

Campus area in acres75.864 acres

Contact us




St.Joseph's College (Autonomous)
Tiruchirappalli-620 002.
Tamilnadu,India

Tel: 0431-2700320/4226436

Fax: 0431-2701501

Email:college@mail.sjctni.edu

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