The Department of Biotechnology was started in 2002.
The Botany department of this college dates back to 1912.
The 110 year-old Department of Chemistry was founded in the Year 1906 by Rev. Fr. Augustinun Hass SJ. with Undergraduate course in Chemistry.
The Department of Commerce was started in the year 1948. for offering the three-year B.Com degree.
The Department of Computer Science was started in the year 1983.
The Department of Economics was started as an under graduate department in 1844.
The Department of English enjoys the special status of being the only department that has contact with every student at the undergraduate level.
The Department of History is as old as the College itself.
The Department of HRM was started in the year 1983..
The Department of Mathematics was started as an under graduate department in 1844 at Nagapattinam.
The growth and development of the Department of Physics, one of the earliest departments of the College, is as follows:
The Statistics Department was started in 1978.
It is one of the oldest departments. BA Tamil was started in the year 1982.
St. Joseph’s Institute of Management (JIM) was started primarily to form committed management professionals..
The Rapinat Herbarium is a university College Herbarium organized since 1967 and named after Fr. A. Rapinat S J (1892-1959)..