College Museum

Rev.Fr. Castets S.J. in 1881 was its first curator; he collected extensive specimens, and sent some collections abroad. The names of Rev.Frs. Honore and Bertram are associated with the beginning of the museum. In fact collecting for the museum cost the latter an eye! Among the more active curators were Rev.Fr.L.V.Newton (1906-1913), C.Leigh (1913-1934), L.M.Balam(1937-65) and B.J.Coyle(1965-1971). What is astonishing is that none of these meticulous workers has left an account of the beginning and development of the museum, not even in the unusually comprehensive Centenary Volume.

The holdings are varied indeed; besides fauna (mammals, birds, snakes, fishes, lizards, chameleons, scorpions, spiders, butterflies, and moths) are very interesting antiques: two bricks from Babylon, 650 B.C.; a Roman lamp; stone arrow-heads 2000 years old; 2 pieces of wood from the London bridge burnt in 1230; an autograph letter of Queen Victoria and old weapons from world war I. These holdings deserve to be laid out in at least 10 times the present floor space for a meaningful and educative display according to current methods of museology.



Director:Rev Dr S John Britto Bonaventure SJ

Important Date to Remember



Apr
24
Semester Examinations
Apr
25
Semester Examinations

St.Mark- Evangelist
Apr
26
Semester Examinations
Apr
27
Semester Examinations
Apr
28
Semester Examinations
Apr
29
Semester Examinations
May
01
St.Joseph the Worker
May
03
St.Philip and St.James- Apostles
May
14
St.Matthias- The Apostle
May
27
St.Angustine of Canterbury
May
28
Ascension Sunday
May
30
St.Joan of Arc
Jun
14
Staff Orientation Programme
Jun
15
Staff Orientation Programme
Jun
16
College Reopens for senior classes

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

Tel: 0431-2700320/4226436

Fax: 0431-2701501

Email:college@mail.sjctni.edu