Physical Education

Ever keeping in mind the dictum, "A healthy mind in a healthy body", St Joseph's College has been paying equal importance to Physical Education, sports and games right from its inception at Nagapattinam in 1844. Unfortunately there is no living witness to tell exactly when sports and games activities began in the College. For want of any written record, it can only be presumed that the sports activities had begun along with the academic programmes of the College.

Ample facilities are provided to play all the major games. Under the able guidance of specialised coaches for all the games the players are given exposure to tournaments at various levels: State Level and South India Level Competitions. Being a leading college in sports, the Tamil Nadu Government selected St Joseph's College as one of the Joint Sports Development Centres with Financial Support for Athletics, Volleyball and Football.

Deserving poor sportsmen get free education and hostel facilities with generous help from the management. The Sports Development Authority of Tamil Nadu is giving scholarships to 38 students in Football, Volleyball and Athletics every year. The joint Sports Development Centre offers special consideration due to the excellence of the sportsmen in the sports field.

In the early years the department was managed by Fathers with assistance from sports-loving lay staff like Prof.C.R.Soundararajan. Only in the year 1930, Mr.V.Sundaresan took charge of the department as qualified Physical Director.

Physical Directors
1947 - 1980 Mr.N.M.Joseph,
1982 - 2011   Mr.M.Kasi

Games Presidents
Rev.Fr.Francis Vazhapilly SJ
Rev.Fr.J.M.Das SJ
Rev.Fr.S.M.Felix SJ
Rev.Fr.A.Ambrose SJ
Rev.Fr.A.G.Leonard SJ

1990- then the former principal Rev.Fr.Mathew J Moolel change the pattern and the Principles made as presidents of the games.

Co-ordinators for Games and Sports
2001-03 Rev.Fr.Lazar SJ.
2003-09 Rev.Fr.Jeyaseelan SJ
2009-11 Rev.Fr.Mani Valan SJ
2011-2012 Rev.Fr.Mount Joseph Selvan SJ
2012-2014 Rev.Dr.Arockiasamy Xavier M SJ
2014-2017 Rev.Dr.Aruldoss SJ
2017- Rev.Fr.Berchmans SJ

Contact us

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

Tel: 0431-422-6395

Fax: 0431-2701501

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