St. Joseph’s College, founded in 1844 by the Fathers of the Society of Jesus popularly known as Jesuits, was established much before the foundation of the University of Madras. This portal of learning enjoys great tradition and repute and has earned several feathers to its cap. It is an autonomous college from 1978, completed three cycles of NAAC accreditation with ‘A’ Grade and awarded the ‘College with Potential for Excellence’ and Special Heritage Status by the University Grants Commission.
This college stands for universal love, equity and equality and strives to form men and women of competence, excellence, compassion and commitment. It enables youth, studying within its premises, to emerge as men and women for others with Christian principles and values.