HISTORY

St.Joseph’s Degree and P.G.College, an equal opportunity provider has completed its Decennial Year, having been established in 1997. This is a CO-EDUCATIONAL CATHOLIC CHRISTIAN MINORITY INSTITUTION run by Hyderabad Archdiocese Educational Society.

Hyderabad Archdiocese has been serving the people in the field of Education and Health apart from its Religious activities since 1850. The Society has 23 institutions including this college.

A Foundation stone was laid for the College on 14th November, 1996 by the then Hon. Minister for Higher Education, Sri. Basheeruddin Babu Khan. Rev.Fr.V.K.Swamy was appointed as the founder Principal and Secretary of the College on 24th April, 1997. On 10th July 1997, His Grace Late Most Rev.Dr.S. Arulappa, then Archbishop of Hyderabad blessed the building and Prof. V. Ramakistayya, Vice Chancellor of Osmania University inaugurated the College with undergraduate courses for boys only.

On March 12, 2011, coinciding with the silver jubilee of his Episcopal ordination, Thumma Bala has been elevated as Archbishop of Hyderabad in the place of Marampudi Joji, who expired in 2010. The college functions under His Grace Most Rev. Thumma Bala DD., Archbishop of Hyderabad. A priest for 40 years, Most Rev. Thumma Bala Archbishop is renowned for clear vision and deep faith. Known as the “Son of the Soil”, Bishop is known for his simplicity, transparency in governance, astute managerial and administrative acumen. A pioneer in the field of education and social development, our new Archbishop played active role in establishing schools, colleges, hospitals, engineering institutes and parishes in Warangal Diocese. He is knowledgeable and a linguist well versed in Telugu, English, Hindi, Italian, German and Latin.

As a self financed college, located in the heart of Hyderabad city on the sprawling 1.5 acre campus, it runs six programs at UG and three programs at PG level and has obtained permanent affiliation of the Osmania University in 2007.

St.Joseph’s College, being a Minority Institution, reserves for itself its inherent and Constitutional right (Art.30 (1)) with regard to Management and Administration.

In 1997, the former home of a Seminary, opened as a college with 130 students. Over 14 years, the college has been recognized as a centre of learning and a reliable institution of career launch for over 1600 students.This is due to determined vision , perseverance and self belief of Rev. Fr. Dr. V K Swamy is the founder principal under whose leadership and guidance St. Joseph has achieved 2(f) from UGC in 2006, permanent affiliation from OU in 2007,the NAAC “ A” Accreditation in 2008, Autonomous status and 12(B) in 2011 from UGC.


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A wonderful serenity has taken possession of my entire soul, like these sweet mornings of spring which I enjoy with my whole heart. I am alone, and feel the charm of existence in this spot, which was created for the bliss of souls like mine.

I am so happy, my dear friend, so absorbed in the exquisite sense of mere tranquil existence, that I neglect my talents. I should be incapable of drawing a single stroke at the present moment; and yet I feel that I never was a greater artist than now.

When, while the lovely valley teems with vapour around me, and the meridian sun strikes the upper surface of the impenetrable foliage of my trees, and but a few stray gleams steal into the inner sanctuary, I throw myself down among the tall grass by the trickling stream; and, as I lie close to the earth, a thousand unknown plants are noticed by me: when I hear the buzz of the little world among the stalks, and grow familiar with the countless indescribable forms of the insects and flies, then I feel the presence of the Almighty, who formed us in his own image.

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