About SJC

St.Joseph’s College for Women, Tirupur is a Catholic Minority Institution established in the year 2000. It is run by the congregation of the Franciscan Sisters of the Presentation of Blessed Virgin Mary, Coimbatore. The Institution was established by Very Rev. Mother Daria, the then Superior General of the Congregation with a vision to empower Women through quality education based on Christian values. As a Christian Minority Institution, the college is meant primarily for the higher education of catholic girls in the Christian atmosphere. Other Students however are admitted without distinction of caste or creed and their religious feelings are respected. The college affiliated to Bharathiar University offers graduate and postgraduate courses. Besides academics, the college aims at all-round development of the students especially in spiritual, social and civic values. It gives preference to the first generation learners and also to the socially and economically backward women. The motto of the college is “Knowledge Purifies and Charity Enhances”. It manifests a rich tradition of quality and value based system of learning to empower the women.

SJC History

In the year 1999,Very Rev. Mother. Daria and Rev.Sr. Dulsie, Principal, St.Joseph’s Matriculation Higher Secondary School, Tirupur took up the assignment of starting a college for Women in Tirupur very earnestly with the help of Well-wishers. The dream of instituting this College has come true with the concerned help granted by Thiru.K.Subbarayan, Former Member of the Parliament, Mr.Ponnuswamy, Emperor Knitting House and Mr.Govindaraj, Geethanjali Knitting Works in receiving permission from the Government of Tamilnadu. Thus St.Joseph’s College for Women had its humble beginning on 6th September, 2000. The College has now emerged as one of the leading institutions of education, proliferating higher values of edification and learning, with hopes and dreams to achieve the goal “Knowledge Purifies, Charity Enhances”.

The College has currently evolved to run 12 Undergraduate, three Post Graduate and two M.Phil., Programmes and a team of committed Teaching staff and non-teaching staff. St.Joseph’s College has worked through years down the corridors of Time, shaping the lives of young women. It has endeavored not only to sharpen the educational skills but also to open the doors of opportunities for the young students by identifying and nurturing their various talents. It reflects a continuous journey beyond the threshold of mediocrity to ascend towards an explorative experience in quality education.

College Emblem

The very essence of the emblem is derived from the symbol of the Franciscan Sisters of the Presentation of Mary. The symbol is a picture of our Lady of Presentation standing within a lily. The symbol bears the motto “Ecce Ancilla Domini”, “Behold the Handmaid of the Lord” (LK 1:38). This lily signifies purity and serenity.

The emblem is also an affirmation of the motto of St.Joseph’s College which is “Knowledge Purifies, Charity Enhances”. The cross at the very top of the emblem represents sacrifice and the essential spirit of charity, which enhances life. The flaming torch is symbolic of the kindling flames of knowledge in the minds of students, which enlighten their minds with its radiance. The stately lily stands for purity. The star signifies grace and magnanimity of the guiding light of the College. Olive leaves represent peace. Thus, this guiding spirit, St. Joseph, the “purest lily” imparts infinite knowledge and showers his blessings upon the Institution. The blue in the emblem is the colour of infinity and loyalty. The emblem therefore forms the basis for the College Song, which is sung during assemblies and other important occasions.

Vision, Mission, Goals and Objectives

St.Joseph’s College aims to offer holistic education for the empowerment of young women and promote academic excellence, employability and leadership qualities with social commitment.

St.Joseph’s College aims to offer holistic education for the empowerment of young women and promote academic excellence, employability and leadership qualities with social commitment.

  • To impart Holistic education
  • To ignite Intellectual capabilities
  • To promote Communal harmony
  • To nurture Social Commitment
  • To develop Eco Consciousness
  • To inculcate concern for nature and respect for everyone
  • To conduct relevant courses catering to the needs of the changing scenario
  • To develop personality through education
  • To impart education to illuminate intellectuality, skills and values
  • To encourage creativity and talents in students
  • To help students become socially responsible citizens
  • To promote integrity and religious harmony.