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Driven by faith and toil

‘Fide et Labore’ (Faith and toil, in Latin) is what the St Joseph’s College believes in. According to the college, faith among other things, gives a person a commitment to God, to his fellowmen and to intellectual pursuits. While toil is pre-requisite for any success. One of the main focuses of the college is character formation of students.

education Updated: Jun 27, 2012 16:53 IST
Shruthi Balakrishna

St Joseph's College (Autonomous), Lalbagh Road, Bangalore

‘Fide et Labore’ (Faith and toil, in Latin) is what the St Joseph’s College believes in. According to the college, faith among other things, gives a person a commitment to God, to his fellowmen and to intellectual pursuits. While toil is pre-requisite for any success. One of the main focuses of the college is character formation of students.

Established in 1882, 130-year-old St Joseph’s is one of the oldest as well as popular institutions in Bangalore. Spread across 11 acres, this college was re-accredited with ‘A’ grade by National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC) with 3.73 CGPA out of 4. St Joseph’s has also been recognised as a College with Potential for Excellence. The college recently released its own stamp.

The classrooms are equipped with LCDs. The department of physics has a telescope and the mass communication department a studio.

Final-year students are engaged in basic research and have submitted their findings under 'Term Paper.'

What’s interesting is the college’s green initiative. Solar panels have been set up to provide electricity to the entire college.

History
Established in 1882, St Joseph's is one of the oldest as well as popular institutions in Bangalore. It was re-accredited with 'A' grade by National Assessment and Accreditation Council. It has also been recognised as a College with Potential for Excellence

Programmes & cut-off
The college offers about 15 UG courses, 10 PG courses and 31 certificate courses. PhD courses are offered by four departments. The cut-off percentage for commerce is 85 and arts is 70. For BSc, it's a walk-in-interview. For BCA, students should have studied maths or statistics as a subject in their Class 12. Students can either collect the form from the office or download it from the website. Shortlisted candidates' names are posted on the college notice board within three days after PU results

Faculty
The faculty strenth is 250 including non-teaching staff. Of these, 142 are permanent. About 65 teachers hold doctorates. Some of them are in active research in chemistry and botany. About 20 PhDs have been produced so far

Admission

Admission begins
The process is timed with the release of the PU (Class 12) result

Admission ends
See ‘Programmes and cut-off’

Known for
It's known for sports, commerce, arts and certificate courses, especially for English and economics

Game for more
The sports teams in the college includes throwball, kabbadi, cricket, volleyball, basket ball, football, hockey and athletics. Six students from the college went for the EFLI (Elite Football League of India) for selection. Three were selected to represent the Bangalore team

Masti dhamal
Footprints 5.0, an annual fest of the North East and Tibetan Forum, is one of the biggest of the college. Other events include Visages, an inter-college fest, organised by St Joseph’s Cultural Committee in February. The only national-level fest is Summit – EBIZZ

Book nook
The college library has 61,555 titles (81,117 volumes). There are 17,200 textbooks, 63,917 reference books, 30 magazines, 68 Indian journals and three foreign journals. The library is automated with the software ESAYLIB. The college gets uninterrupted power supply

A drink and a bite
The college has a mid-day meal scheme for financially-weak students. About 75 students have availed this offer. The college has two canteens for UG and PG students, respectively. The meals are offered at subsidised rates. Both vegetarian and non-vegetarian foods are served

“St Joseph’s aims at forming men and women for others. Great care is taken for the development of the imaginative, affective and creative dimensions of each student. These are essential in the formation of the whole person,” Rev. Daniel Fernandes S J, principal