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.

Principals - Down the Years

Sl.No. NameYears
1 Rev Fr J D W Sewell SJ 1883-1894
2 Rev Fr A Jean SJ 1894-1903
3 Rev Fr F Billard SJ 1903-1906
4 Rev Fr H Quinn SJ 1906-1907
5 Rev Fr Billard SJ 1907-1909
6 Rev Fr Francis Bertram SJ 1909-1921
7 Rev Fr C Leigh SJ 1921-1923
8 Rev Fr Francis Bertram SJ 1923-1924
9 Rev Fr C Leigh SJ 1924-1927
10 Rev Fr A Bonhoure SJ 1927-1932
11 Rev Fr C Leigh SJ 1932-1935
12 Rev Fr Jerome D`Souza SJ 1935-1942
13 Rev Fr Ehrhart SJ 1942-1962
14 Rev Fr T A Mathias SJ 1962-1966
15 Rev Fr T M George SJ 1966-1967
16 Rev Fr C K Swamy SJ 1967-1970
17 Rev Fr S Louis Xavier SJ 1970-1972
18 Rev Fr G Casimir SJ 1972-1973
19 Rev Fr C K Swamy SJ 1973-1982
20 Rev Fr J L Gnanarathinam SJ 1982-1985
21 Rev Dr M Sebastian SJ 1985-1988
22 Rev Dr Mathew J Moolel SJ 1988-1991
23 Rev Dr S John Britto SJ 1991-2001
24 Rev Dr A G Leonard SJ 2001-2004
25 Rev Dr S John Britto SJ 2004-2005
26 Rev Dr R Rajarathinam SJ 2005-2010
27 Rev Dr Sebastian Anand SJ 2010-2012
28 Rev Dr A Albert Muthumalai SJ 2012-2013
29 Rev Dr F Andrew SJ 2013-2018
30 Rev.Dr.M.Arockiasamy Xavier SJ 2018-

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