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. 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.

College Motto

rue to its noble ideal, Pro Bono Et Vero (for the Good and the True),the Sesquicentenarian St Joseph's College has always upheld and radiated Goodness and Truth in its endeavour to impart qualitative higher education. This educational establishment has been instrumetal in churning out thousands of truly educated men; not only physically fit, but intellectually well equipped; nor merely cultured and refined but thorougly schooled and disciplined. Thus this College stands for what is best in education, Crystallized in its glorious motto ' Pro Bono Et Vero ' - truly upholding the glory and honour it richly deserves, testified by time and history.


he College blazon is not the heirloom of ancient and noble families handed down with pride of name and glorious memories of the past. It is only a distinctive badge expressing its aim and ideal. It bears azure , with Tiruchirappalli Rock and college buildings 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. It's 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 Father's of the Society of Jesus at Tiruchirappalli in the East.

Important Date to Remember

Retreat: I UG & All PG Catholic boys

Top-up skills for Junior Staff
St. Mary Magdaiene
Annual Pilgrimage to Holy Redeemer's Bacilica
Dept. Staff Meeting (S-I:2:00-3:00 / S-II: 12:30-1:30 pm)
Adoration Sunday
Special Prayer Service to St.Ignatius of Loyola

Holy Mass at 6:30 pm
Feast of St.Ignatius of Loyola (Founder of the Jesuit Order)


Contact us

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

Tel: 0431-2700320/4226436

Fax: 0431-2701501


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