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 and A Grade in the third cycle. 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.

Important Milestones in the History of the College

1844 Founded at Nagappattinam
1844 English, Economics, Mathematics & French
1858 Tamil
1869 History (revived in 1977)
1881 Physics
1883 Shifted to Tiruchirappalli
1866 Affiliated to Madras University
1895 Golden Jubilee Celebrations
1896 College Band
1906 Chemistry
1909 Sanskrit
1912 Botany
1944 Centenary Celebrations
1944 Hindi
1948 Commerce
1967 Rapinat Herbarium
1978 Conferred Autonomy
1978 Statistics & Foundation Courses
1982 Affiliated to Bharathidasan University
1983 Human Resource Management & Computer Science
1985 SHEPHERD Programme
1992 Biochemistry
1993 Electronics
1994 Sesquicentenary Celebrations
1994 Jubilee Building
1994 P.M. & I.R
1999 Nationally Accredited with Five Stars
1999 BBA
2001 Choice Based Credit System
2002 Biotechnology
2004 College with Potential for Excellence
2006 Re-accredited with A+ Grade
2007 MBA
2009 Arrupe Digital Library
2010 Commerce Computer Applications
2012 Re-accredited with A Grade (3rd cycle) by NAAC
2014 Establishment of Schools of Excellence

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

Tel: 0431-2700320/4226436

Fax: 0431-2701501


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