St. Joseph’s College for women is, however, more than a college situated in the heart of Irinjalakuda close to Kodungallur-Thrissur state highway.
This institution seeks to graduate women as skilled, refined, innovative, service-oriented professional promoters of inter-cultural understanding and sustainable economic development.
Ever since it was founded in 1964 it has been constantly evolving to respond to the educational needs of thousands of suburban women of mediocre means.
By continually building on its long history of expertise in women’s education, the college has been functioning also as a platform for robust productive debate on issues relevant to our changing society and this has groomed its products into agents of change distinguished by their intellect, integrity, service motivation and moral vision.
History of St. Joseph's College, Irinjalakuda
St. Joseph’s College, Irinjalakuda, Thrissur was started during 1964. It was the materialisation of a dream of the Blessed Mother Mariam Thresia, the visionary pioneer in the field of Family Apostolate. The founding of the College by the Holy Family Congregation was an answer to the increasing demands for higher education among women.
Now the institution has ascended to envious heights of eminence, and has been re-accredited by the National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC) at A grade.
The College has strength of 1660 students who are being trained to develop a positive attitude to life by exploiting their latent faculties and inborn talents.
In a vibrant and dynamic environment, the institution has been able to cater for the academic growth of a large number of heterogeneous women. For the last four decades the institution has remained for thousands of women to stay and complete their study successfully.
Vision of St. Joseph's College, Irinjalakuda
The vision of this women College is to create a better world through ideal families. It is realized through the mission of training women to achieve high academic and ethical standards through value-based education.
Through years, the college has become the hub of higher education, offering 7 post-graduate and 11 undergraduate programmes including new generation courses like M.Sc. Biotechnology, M.S.W., M.C.J., B.B.A and PG Diploma in Cryptography.
The institution seeks to educate women to a level of skilled professionals to promote inter-cultural understanding and sustainable economic development.
St. Joseph’s college Irinjalakuda has been constantly evolving to respond to the educational needs of thousands of suburban women. By continually building on its long history of expertise in women’s education, the college has been functioning also as a platform for productive debate on socially relevant issues.
The learning experience at St. Josephs provide a life among a select group of intelligent, ambitious women, all the opportunities such a campus offers, wholly left to them.
In several key areas, St. Joseph’s has performed higher including in the proportion of entrepreneurs produced and leadership training received.
Informative wall magazines are competitively maintained by various departments under the guidance of the heads. There exists a very cordial relationship among the members of the faculty and between different faculties which facilitates better co-ordination.
Monthly staff and faculty meetings are conducted for planning and evaluating every academic and non-academic activity.
Highly qualified faculty members are always keen on acquiring latest skills and information relevant to their discipline. More than sixty percent of the regular teaching staff are either pre-doctoral or doctoral degree holders and are regular in publishing articles in journals concerned. Eight teachers are currently pursuing doctoral or pre doctoral studies.
The key objective of the institution lies on total commitment to national development by ensuring women social justice, equality and easy access to higher education. For attaining global level competencies the development of human resources is necessary. This will make close relation between working and learning.
The availability of modern electronic systems and resources facilitate effective teaching and learning process. Extra-curricular activities form an integral part of the growth and development of the students.
They aim at providing ample opportunities for developing sense of social responsibility. For the same, various student bodies have been formed to bring out student's talents and their creative capabilities.
Courses offered by St. Joseph's College, Irinjalakuda
The College offers various undergraduate and post graduate programmes from which the students can find their path. Biotechnology, Botony, Computer science, Chemistry, Commerce, Cyber security, Economics, English, Hindi, History, Journalism and Mass Communication, Malayalam, Management and Business Administration, Mathematics, Physical Education, Physics, Social Work, Statistics and Zoology are the different departments in the institution.
Facilities in St. Joseph's Women College Irinjalakuda
The institution has an internet enclave and reprographic centre attached to computerized library of about 55,000 volumes of books, 240 journals and periodicals, and 303 CDS and Cassettes.
There is a computer centre with over 100 systems in high-end configuration. It has an indoor stadium which can accommodate more than 5,000 people.
There is an extensive playground for all sorts of outdoor games and athletics. An auditorium with the capacity of 2,000 seats is a worthy facility in the campus.
Fully equipped fitness centre for staff, students and the public ensures better health to the St. Joseph’s college community.
Hostel facility for students and staff, college chapel and prayer hall, non residential student centre, family counseling centre, well furnished seminar hall, audio visual suite, communication centre with STD, ISD and FAX and Cafeteria are some of the other facilities available here.
Students' welfare associations
Career Guidance Cell, Social Service League, NSS, NCC, Women Cell and Nature Club help the students know their potential.
Darsana Counseling Centre aided by the Department of Human Resource Development, New Delhi, addresses the problems of adolescent and adult stress. The services of two full time counselors are available to the students, parents, and even to the public.
Address for communication:
St. Joseph's College, Irinjalakuda, Thrissur District, Kerala, India.
PIN Code (Irinjalakuda): 680 121
Phone: +91 480 2825358, 2830954
Fax: +91 480 2830954