St. Joseph's College, Tiruchirappalli (SJC) is a Jesuit-founded college in Tiruchirappalli, Tamil Nadu, India.
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 1869. 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.
Motto For the Good and the True
Affiliations Bharathidasan University
Location Tiruchirappalli, Tamil Nadu,
[COLOR="rgb(139, 0, 0)"]Courses on personality developmentNotable alumni
Courses on leadership
Courses on human rights
Involvement in outreach neighborhood programme
Participation in human rights issues
Training in critical thinking
Creating environmental awareness
Training in civics and duties of a citizen
Training in multi-religious tolerance
Training to work as a team
A. P. J. Abdul Kalam, former President of India.
A. J. John, Anaparambil, chief minister of Travancore-Cochin.
Sujatha Rangarajan, writer
S. Ashok Kumar, judge, Madras High Court and Andhra Pradesh High Court
A. Srinivasa Raghavan, Tamil writer
Srirangam Kannan, Morsing Vidwan, Carnatic Musician
S.A. Ashokan, Famous for Villain roles in Tamil Film
Dr.Vincent Theraisnathan, (USA), Scientist, Singer, Publisher.
V. R. Ramachandra Dikshitar, historian, Indologist and Dravidologist
Prabhu Solomon, Film Director.
Thomas Rathnam.(B.Sc I), B.E, BGL, Film Music Composer, Writer, Publisher & Industrialist