The College blazon is a distinctive badge expressing its aim and ideal. It bears azure, with Tiruchirappalli Rock and College Church for distinctive features. The conspicuous Palm Tree in the middle is the Emblem of the East. It bears in fesse, a bow, and above it is the monogram of the Society of Jesus. Its crest is a royal crown and a lily issuant, both in honour of the college Patron, St. Joseph, the crown to signify that he was of David's royal blood, and the lily to signify his spotless purity. Thus the whole in ordinary language would read: The College of St. Joseph conducted by the Members of the Society of Jesus at Tiruchirappalli in the East.
"To offer holistic education, leading to the formation of the individual within the human community".
In the context of the emerging global scenario, the courses offered are designed to enhance the employability of students, integrating the dimensions of spiritual values and social commitment.
In keeping with the option of the Jesuit Madurai Province, the college is guided by the parameters of social justice and excellence in all academic, co-curricular and extra-curricular activities and thus fulfills its obligation to all stakeholders.
The college continually strives to sustain a culture of quality in academic excellence and social relevance through human and material resources and facilitates the empowerment of students to be men and women for others and agents of social transformation.
Goals and Objectives
To promote academic excellence in teaching and research;
To bring about diversity and flexibility in the courses and patterns of University education which will suit the talents and abilities of the students and bring out the best in them, keeping in mind the needs of the society it seeks to serve;
To encourage innovation, specially in three areas:
Methods of teaching, and
To develop skills of communication and self-study;
To strive towards the excellence of the socially and academically disadvantaged among the students through remedial and flexible courses;
To arouse in students a sense of social justice, responsibility, compassion, sensitivity and concern for the poor and the disadvantaged through participation in the SHEPHERD Programme;
To inculcate in the students through courses in Ethics/Religion, basic moral, social and spiritual values necessary for building up character and developing personality.
St. Joseph - Patron
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 and sesquicentenary in 1995. 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.
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