Dear Friends

Greetings and welcome

We are on the eve of the Dodransbicentennial celebrations of this ancient college. The college has been striving its best to contribute to the nation and humanity through its committed service in education. The college gratefully remembers the selfless services rendered by our forefathers, faculty and non teaching friends all through the years. Thousands of students have been formed by this temple of higher learning. We carry on with the sense of satisfaction the baton of higher education they passed on to us. We continue to embellish the foundation of students' all round formation they had laid. As cura personalis (personal care) is the characteristic of the Jesuit education, St. Joseph's has been concentrating on the integral formation of our students. Further, we constantly strive to achieve more in our mission of academic excellence.

As we are aware, quality is the watch word in all spheres of life and it is more so in academics. A general understanding of quality assurance and enhancement is to contribute to society through the pursuit of education, learning, and research at the highest international levels of excellence. For us, quality education is to provide the best to the least and prepare men and women for and with others who would act as catalysts in the process of social transformation.

The very act of assuring quality is to be embedded in a thought process because it is not a product but an ongoing process, a culture and a way of life wherein all segments of an institution are actively involved. Therefore, in our aim to provide quality education, we constantly enhance curriculum, teaching and learning pedagogy, evaluation, research and governance in the true spirit of Magis, the Ignatian term meaning 'more' or 'greater' or 'doing more for others'. Of course, it is an unending process and a struggle.

Keeping the spirit of Magis as driving force, St. Joseph creates space for all round formation of students and provides platform for all other stakeholders to blossom in their collaboration towards achieving the academic excellence. We encourage and offer all kinds of support for the Academic Growth, in this Jubilee Year.

With Good Wishes and Prayers.

Rev. Dr. M. Arockiasamy Xavier, S.J.,

Principal

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