Joseph’s Green Group (JGG)

Joseph’s Green Group - Tree Plantation Drive

Joseph’s Green Group organizes various programs to create environmental awareness. Recently a grand “Plantation Drive” was initiated by our Principal, Rev. Fr. Vincent Arokiadas. Many crotons and saplings were planted including a patch of “Herbal plants” which can be useful in daily life for students. Under the guidance of Joseph’s Green Group Coordinator, Dr. Deepika Gardner, NSS Coordinator Mr. Sravan Kumar, Physical Director, Mr. K. Sridhar Reddy the students enthusiastically participated by procuring plants and planting in the campus to make it “Clean & Green”. St. Joseph’s is working in tune with the philosophy of our Chief Minister, Shri. K. Chandrashekhar Rao of ‘Haritha Haaram’. The IQAC Coordinator Ms. Anitha and Ms. Aparna Sathe were also present. Student Coordinators were Jitesh Pandey, Mudassir, Keerthi, Paul,Ram, Ekroop, Arshnoor, Ankit, Piyush, Payal and others from B.Com, B.Sc, BBA.

Joseph’s Green Group - Awareness Programme - Best Use of Waste Paper

Joseph’s Green Group works steadily to promote causes which help the society and environment. One such gesture was promoted by our Principal, Rv. Fr. Vincent Arokiadas. In order to create awareness among students about how to make use of waste paper an“Awareness Programme- Best Use of Waste Paper” was conducted at St. Joseph’s College on 10 September 2014. It was organized by JGG Coordinator Dr. Deepika Gardner and Student Coordinator Ms. DKV Aiswarya. The Resource Person was Mr. Rajendra Rai from Vidya Kala Mandir from New Delhi.Students from B. Com I P, II P, B. Com II A& B and B. Sc. I A & B were present and benefitted from the demonstration. The faculty who coordinated were Ms. Angela, Ms. Bhuvana and Ms. Aparna.He showed students how to make use of waste paper especially gift wrapping paper to create beautiful flowers, streamers and decorative items within a few minutes. This was also done to help the Society of handicapped people as students bought books prepared by them. This falls under the category of Socially Useful Productive Work.

ENVIRONMENT CLUB - “Environment Carnival”

An Environment Club called “JOSEPH’S GREEN GROUP” was established on 11 December 2013. 1March 2014 was declared as the Josephs GreenDay and the month is called the Green March. Various competitions were conducted on the theme of “Save the Green Earth “.Student and staff wore gren made a JGG formation and raised slogan to create awareness about environment.

The competitions are:
  • Best out of Waste
  • Painting
  • Poster preparation
  • Collage

Mr.Vithal’s Visit – Former Joint Director Horticulturist GHMC visited St.Joseph’s Degree and PG College on 24 February 2014. He had a discussion with JGG coordinator Dr.Deepika Gardner regarding improvement and maintenance of green area.


Biodiversity Day was celebrated at St. Joseph’s Degree and P.G College on 11 October 2012 in order to generate awareness among the youth. Principal Rev .Fr. Dr. V.K .Swamy envisioned a green and a peaceful St. Joseph’s for green and peaceful earth. Rev Fr Gova Shouri addressed the students on the need to conserve the natural resources.

Megha II B.A gave small tips to conserve biodiversity and Dileep I B.A spoke on International Girl Child Day. Dr. Deepika Gardner HOD English spoke about conservation of natural resources and apprised the students that 11 October 2012 has been declared by UN as the International Girl Child Day. A song on biodiversity was composed and set to music by the College choir headed by Michael. Various competitions like Rangoli, Posters, Articles, and Poems on biodiversity were conducted for the students.

Swacch Bharat

In line with the ‘Swacch Bharat Mission’ started by our honorable Prime Minister, Narendra Modi, the college has also put a step forward in implementing the mission with a vision of a cleaner India.

The college initiated the program at the behest of the Principal,Rev. Fr. Vincent Arokiadas on the 29th of November, 2014 under the banner of Joseph’s Green Group, the Environmental Club. Coordinator,Dr. Deepika Gardner, Ms. Archana and Ms. Sangeeta and around 60 students from all the streams, who had enrolled their names, were chosen to take part in the activity. The students wore green outfits and college t-shirts. They were given tags of ‘Swacch Bharat’ and other slogans to create awareness regarding the activity. The students first assembled in the college ground where the Principal, Rev. Father Vincent Arokiadas formally gave a green signal to begin the program. He addressed the gathering and said that students must make it a habit to spread the concept of cleanliness and he hoped that this activity will promote the development of the society as a whole. He reiterated that this was not a one day activity but students must make it a habit to clean and check that their classrooms and campus remained clean at all times. The team was then provided with rubber gloves, organic masks and waste bins. The area in front of the college and Sher Gate was swept and cleaned with zeal and an urge to fulfill the mission. The waste was collected and dumped in the GHMC yard waste. The program ended on a good note as the Principal congratulated the team for their hard work.

The Extreme Tour Concert

Date: 8 December 2014
Time 1.30-3.00 p.m.

‘The Extreme Tour’ a Cultural Outreach Program was held in our college. The purpose of ‘The Extreme Tour’ was to use Extreme Sports and Music Events to reach to the youth with services and resources that would assist them in making positive, as well as to take healthy decisions for a successful life. These events are popular in the United States and in their tour to Hyderabad, they performed at our college on 8 December 2014.

This event was aimed at serving the youth and the teens. They spoke to them on matters which the youth face every day. A local dance group named Big Bang Media performed on some numbers along with the Music Band Fort Wall. The theme of the songs was on leading a positive life, being a hero and role model for the younger generation.

On the spot dance competition was held and few of them namely John Bosco, Severina Mary, Aishwarya participated and at the end Aishwarya from B.Com IIP won the show. As it was held after college many students enjoyed the program cheering all the way.

Program Package : 1Hr 30mins
  1. Opening Act (First Band) 20 min’s
  2. Choreography (5 min’s)
  3. Speak Life Session’s (30 min’s of positive message to speak into people’s lives)
  4. Choreography (5min’s)

Christmas Carnival Parade-2014

Date: 19 December 2014, Time: 11.00 a.m.

To bring in the festive mood among the students a Christmas Carnival was organized by the college. It was an initiative by the Department of English.

The idea of carnival was to spread the joy of Christmas among everyone around in the neighborhood. Student Co-coordinators from BA Mass Communication namely Harika and Ayesha and B. Com. II A, Abhishek and students from various streams participated in the carnival dressed in red and blue, waving balloons and streamers and distributing sweets to children and people on the way.

The carnival was flagged off by the Chief Guest Mr. B. Arogya Reddy, Chairman, St. Mary’s Group of Institutions. The Principal Rev. Fr. Vincent Arokiadas blessed the students with a prayer followed by carols sung by the College Choir Anno Domini and faculty members.

The students walked the lanes and by lanes around the college spreading the spirit of Christmas, singing carols and the Christmas Santa distributing sweets to children on the way. Dr. Deepika, Dr. Sangeetha, Dr. S Jaiswal, Ms. Angela, Ms. Sherlin and Ms. Bhuvana, Mr. Sridhar, Mr. Henry, Mr. George were part of the carnival.

The Christmas program was held on 19 December 2014 at Joseph’s Hall at 12.00 noon.

The program started with a welcome address by Dr. Deepika Gardner, Head Department of English thanking God for the abundant blessings in the wonderful year 2014 with many milestones and accomplishments of the college-NAAC Re-Accreditation with “A” Grade being one of them. It was followed by a prayer song by the College Choir Anno Domini. Fr. Amal Raj led the audience in prayer with a reading from the Bible.

The Chief Guest for the event was Mr., B. Arogya Reddy, Chairman, St. Mary’s Group of Institutions. Mr. B. Arogya Reddy in his Christmas message spoke about the importance of sacrifice, giving, and forgiving as the three mantras to lead a happy life.

Later, the Principal Rev. Fr. Vincent Arokia Das in his message shared the significant role played by Mr. B. Arogya Reddy in his life as a student and as an individual. The Principal thanked the staff and the students for their support in all his endeavors.

The Christmas cake was cut by the Chief Guest and the Principal and later distributed among students. The program concluded with a Vote of Thanks by Ms. Angela Christina and melodious Carol singing.

The day ended with a fellowship meal organized by the management for students and staff at the canteen.


Date: 19 January 2015
Venue: Seminar Hall II
Time: 2.00-4.00

The Department of English hosted a Faculty Development Programme on “ Communication Skills & Professional Etiquette" for the faculty across disciplines on 19 January 2015. Eminent resource person Prof. Mohan Raj from EFLU, specialized in Teaching Training Development , held an enriching session that covered a wide gamut of insights into physical, psychological and social dimensions of Language learning and usage. Apart from giving techniques on how to achieve right Accuracy, Fluency, Tone and Pitch to make communication skills effective; the talk also emphasized on the importance of etiquette for Professional effectiveness. The session ended with a vote of thanks and a positive feedback.