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



Feb
20
Last date for submission of CIA Component - 2 to CoE
Feb
23
Mentoring Session - 2

Dept. Staff Meeting
Feb
28
National Science Day

Open Forum
Mar
02
Holy Mass and Prayer Service
Mar
03
Hostels' Day

Top-up skills for Junior Staff
Mar
06
Staff Evaluation
Mar
08
International Women's Day
Mar
09
Working Day - 'D' Day Order
Mar
10
Holiday
Mar
14
International Women's Day
Mar
15
Associations & Achievers Day
Mar
16
Common Retirement Function
Mar
17
174th College Day

Working Day - 'E' Day Order
Mar
18
Annual Convocation
Mar
26
End-Semester Test
Mar
27
End-Semester Test
Mar
28
End-Semester Test
Mar
29
Maundy Thursday
Mar
30
Goof Friday
Mar
31
Holy Saturday
Apr
01
Easter Sunday
Apr
09
CIA Publications
Apr
11
Issue of e-Hall Ticket
Apr
16
Semester Examinations

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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