St Joseph's College, Bangalore
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St Joseph's College, Bangalore
St. Joseph's College (Autonomous), Bangalore
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MottoFide et Labore (Faith and Labour)
Established1882; 138 years ago (1882)
AffiliationJesuit, Roman Catholic
PrincipalFr. Dr. Victor Lobo SJ
Academic staff
Location, ,
12°58?N 77°36?E / 12.96°N 77.6°E / 12.96; 77.6Coordinates: 12°58?N 77°36?E / 12.96°N 77.6°E / 12.96; 77.6
AffiliationsBangalore University

St. Joseph's College (Autonomous), Bangalore is one of the oldest colleges in the state of Karnataka with a history of more than 136 years. It has been conferred as College of Excellence by the University Grants Commission (India). The college is awarded a rating of A++ (3.79/4), in the 4th cycle of re-accreditation by the National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC) in 2017. It imparts graduate, post-graduate and research education. St. Joseph's College has around 300 teaching and non-teaching staff and more than 5500 students. St. Joseph's College is located at Langford Road near Richmond Circle, Bengaluru


St Joseph's College on a 2009 stamp of India

St. Joseph's was set up in the year 1882 because of the salubrious climate[] and strategic position of Bangalore, and the need to provide education for the small Catholic community comprising about 1000 Europeans and 5000 Indians. In 1904 the Indian section was separated from the European section.

In 1926 the University of Madras granted the Institution the status of a First Grade College. On 1 June 1937, the management of the College was transferred to the Society of Jesus. From 1882 to 1937 the college was under the French foreign missionaries. [1]At the time the college consisted of one building, constructed in 1925, accommodating 350 students. In 1967 the College was granted permanent affiliation to Bangalore University. 1972 saw the commerce sections and evening college separated from the main college. It was the first affiliated college in Karnataka to offer postgraduate courses in Botany and Chemistry and set up a research centre. The college is one of the early ones to go for NAAC accreditation in 1998 and got a four-star (70-75%).In 2001 the College moved from the Residency Road campus to new premises in the erstwhile Hostel Campus at the intersection of Langford Road and Lalbagh Road. The pre-university section was separated from the college in 2002 as part of the Karnataka state policy of bifurcation. It was Accredited by UGC as a College with Potential for Excellence' (CPE) on 3 November 2004 and was one of five colleges in Karnataka that was awarded academic autonomy in the year 2005. The second cycle of NAAC Accreditation conferred A' level (Score 85.3%) on 2 February 2006. A commemorative stamp by India Post was released on 1 August 2009. The UGC extended the College's Autonomous Status for the period 2010-2011 to 2015-2016. Yet again the college saw an improvement in its NAAC Accreditation score in the third Cycle with 'A' level and a score of 3.73/4 on 10 March 2012. The college was granted College for Excellence'(CE) status by the UGC in 2014. It was granted the status of DST-FIST College. The UGC once again extended the Autonomous Status for the period 2016-2022.

In 2014 the College was cited for its model library facility.[2]

The institution has four main buildings, located in the centre of the Cantonment.[3]

META- The Josephite Festival of Literature[6][7][8]

The annual Literature festival organised by the Department of English of St. Joseph`s College, Bangalore is open to all college students and the general public. Consisting of a plethora of contests, events, talks, panels and performances, META has been a platform to showcase new talents in the college and the city. It began in 2014 and has already seen five editions.

St. Joseph's Evening College

St. Joseph's Evening College, Bangalore
Established1972; 48 years ago (1972)
Fr. Stany D'Souza
Dr. Albert Joseph Smith
535 men, 398 women (2014)[9]
Key people
Rev. Fr. Anthony Joseph Rector, St Joseph's Institutions, Bengaluru
AffiliationsJesuit, Roman Catholic

St Joseph's Evening College, Bangalore was established in 1972 as a Jesuit college to empower the underprivileged sectors of Indian society [10] In 2005, it was given autonomous status by the UGC, to devise its own curriculum.[11]

The Evening College is a minority institution and accepts students of all religious denominations without discrimination. It is affiliated to Bangalore University and offers three-year BCom, BA, BCA, and BBM degrees and two-year postgraduate degrees in Commerce (MCom), Management (MBA Twinning Programme), and English.[12][13]

In 2007 Joseph's won the top prize at Agno-Fest competition among 13 colleges, in commerce, science, and arts competitions.[14] In 2014 a post-graduate course in commerce (MCom) introduced.[15]

The college also organizes seminars for the public; a seminar on climate change in 2011 attracted more than 400 persons.[16] Furthermore, it fields sports teams, including a successful boys' hockey team.[17]

Notable alumni


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  13. ^ "Bengaluru: Students take to the streets to raise awareness about traffic rules and pollution". Kumaran P. Bangalore Mirror. 12 March 2018. Retrieved 2018.
  14. ^ "Mangalore St Josephs Evening College of Bangalore Champions at Agno Fest, 2007". Retrieved 2016.
  15. ^ "SJEC". Retrieved 2016.
  16. ^ "Seminar on climate change". Retrieved 2016.
  17. ^ "Deccan Herald News page". Retrieved 2016.
  18. ^ "TS Krishnamurthy: Latest News & Videos, Photos about TS Krishnamurthy | The Economic Times". The Economic Times. Retrieved 2019.
  19. ^ "Sri T. S. Krishnamurthy | FRNV". Retrieved 2019.

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