St. Joseph’s College, established by the Jesuits in 1844, trains young men and women to be leaders in all walks of life and to make them serve the nation in truth, justice and love. It strives to produce men & women agents of social change based on equality, justice and human dignity. The Historical Mahe ground at SJC has produced men and women for the nation in the field of sports and games and today many more of this stature are in the making.
It is one among a few institutions to be recognized in the country as the College with Special Heritage Status and is the only Arts and Science College in India to be awarded A++ in the 4th cycle of accreditation by NAAC, India.
The collegeis celebrating its the Dodransbicentennial year, the 175th year of its educational excellence, in this academic year, 2019-20. As part of the celebration of the 175th year, the college is organizing this State level Marathon.