We have students with varied talents abilities and interest
buried deep within. To unfold them and blossom to the
optimum level the institution offers ample opportunities
through co-curricular and extra-curricular activities.
The students are expected and encouraged to make the
best use of them and benefit a lot from them.
Ankura is the Talents’ Day for
the PU College students. It was held on 13th of July
2007. There were 24 main stage and off stage events
conducted for the college students. Fr. Scotus Fernandez
inaugurated the day. Throughout the day there were different
competitions in different venues. Mrs Shilpi Choudhri
was the Chief Guest for the Valedictory function.
the National Level Cultural fest hosted by St. Joseph’s
Indian P.U. College on 22nd, 23rd and 24th of November
2007. It was a mega event. Many people were surprised
to see that a P.U. College that began a year back took
a gigantic step in conducting a national cultural fest.
To our credit we had 25 colleges participating from
Bangalore and outside Bangalore. There were 54 main
stage and off stage events conducted. The climax of
the fest was a concert by Mr. Sadu Kokila and Mr. Aslam
as well as a Rock show by a band group called Parousia.
The idea of the SPARK’07 is to enkindle in our
students the spark of enthusiasm to excel in different
cultural talents. This is to take our students –
One Step Higher, One step Closer and One Step Ahead
in the world of the 21st Century.
Prerana 2007 is the
Talent’s Day of the Middle and High School students.
Prerana, was held on 27th and 28th of November. Fr.
Scotus Fernandez S.J. inaugurated the fest in the Middle
School and Mrs. Suma Nagesh a classical dancer inaugurated
the events in High School. There were 20 events conducted
in the Middle School and around 22 events conducted
in the High School. The whole school wore a colourful
look while music and dance saw the students in sprightly
action. On the second and the final day, the valedictory
function was held in the Picardo Hall for the Middle
School, where Mr. and Mrs. Anil Rego were the Chief
Guests. The High School had its valedictory function
in the Auditorium. Mrs Veena Varuni a classical veena
instrumentalist was the Chief Guest for the occasion.
Ms Kalpana of the Middle School and Mr Ashok Patil of
the High School were the coordinators for the Prerana
The highest function of the teacher consists not so
much in imparting knowledge but in stimulation the students
in love and pursuit. Staff formation is out top priority.
During this year we had two day of seminar on vision
and sincere thanks to Rev. Fr. Sarrao S.J. Rector of
St. Aloysius College Mangalore who was the resource
person for the Seminar.
Spiritual Formation as part of student’s integral
growth is of primary importance in our institution.
Regular classes of Moral Science and Christian faith
formation of Christians were conducted by our Staff
in order to focus on and emphasize the value of human
formation. The institution had organized two days of
retreat for all the Catholic students. Eucharistic celebrations
were held on first Friday of every month for all Catholic
Counseling service is provided to the students to cope
with academic and other emotional problems. Counseling
is specially given to the students who are academically
slow learners and problematic students. We are very
grateful to Ms Manjula and Ms Helen Serrao for their
painstaking services rendered to our students.
Our teaching staff have proved efficient and effective
not only in the campus of the institutions but also
in other scholarly and intellectual circle.
Mr Indresh from the Department
of Kannada has submitted his Ph. D thesis and will
be soon awarded doctorate in Kannada
Br. Tom Joseph SJ, from the
Department of English presented a research paper
titled Postcolonialism for India – (A Theoretical
framework to analyze Indian Literature in English)
in the National Seminar held in Gandhigram Institute
– Demmed University, Dindigul on 24th of November
Fr. Henary Saldanha, was awarded
as Adharsha Shiskaka from the department of Public
Report of St. Joseph Community
St. Joseph Community College had its beginning as /Ashirvad
Community College’ in the year 2004 at Ashirvad
on St. Mark’s Road. Within 6 months the programmes
was shifted to St. Joseph’s Indian High School
premises. In the year 2007 this community College was
made part of St. Joseph’s Institutions
Community College as a concept was
evolved in the United States to support further learning
of the working class and the poorer sections who could
not afford education at one go. Thus with Community
College, working groups could come back and enhance
their qualifications and further their career options.
In India the concept developed in 1997
as an alternative to the poorer sections who have developed
out of school and College. Thus Community College offers
‘Best to the least’ and ‘Including
The Community College promotes
Life coping education
So far the Community College has conducted
Hotel Management Course which
offered a certificated courses for 10 months in
Stewardship had 2 batches of students of more then
35 students in each batch
One batch of Spoken English
Course 2 months and a course in retail on customer
relations was conducted during the summer vacations.
This year one batch of 70 girls
were trained in data Entry Operations from April
2007 to October 2007 for rural girls with hostel
Currently we have three courses
• Construction techniques
• Second Course is on Diploma in Computer
Application for 6 months
• Third Courses is on Airline Ticketing for
4 months , a basic course
Current Activities in the Community
There are regular Classes on the following Subjects
English, Computer Basics, Life Coping Skills through
various activity games and personality Development,
Group Dynamics , Communication skills with emphasis
on Interview Skills, Accounting Skills and Specialization
in Various skills of their choice like Computer Data
Entry work or Titling or Airline ticketing or Stewardship
The students are also given general awareness on Legal,
Social and Health issues.
Several festivals the Independence
Day, The Republic Day, The sports Day and the Rector’s
Birthday were occasions for celebrations and exhibition
of the student’s tralents through speeches, dances
There have been many staff who have
worked full time and part time. We also draw a number
of staff from various institutions who come and go
This institution has gained vibrancy
because of Fr. Francis Guntipilly SJ the Director. He
is a person who has always ventured into troubled waters
in order to bring light into bleak hearts facing the
adversities of life. This work of community college
is one example for his hard and committed work. He has
already trained and placed one or two batches of the
students of the community college.
We thank all the staff and benefactors
and the Society of Jesus who have supported us to make
this dream a possibility of reaching out to the poor.
Parent Teacher Association
Parents play a vital role in the process of education
of their education in our Institutions. Through their
involvement in the PTA Meetings, in various other occasions
and also in the functioning of the Institution, they
affirm their support. The PTA celebrated the Teacher’s
Day in a befitting manner, honouring the teachers and
appreciating their services. We sincerely thank Mr.
John Bosco for his selfless services as the Vice-President
of PTA for the last two consecutive terms. Mr Ramesh
Narayan has been elected as the new Vice President of
the PTA from 6th July 2007
Dear parents as well wishers we are happy that you are
here today to share in our works and with a promise
that lot more can be done together. Today children need
a lot of support. Our staff members are building up
people – your children specially – for a
better tomorrow. We are all the parents in this education
process. We thank the Almighty for his blessings and
ask our patron Saint Joseph to obtain for us the graces
we need. In St. Joseph we have the example of service.
May his spirit be always be with us.
Thank you very much and God Bless you.
Have a pleasant evening
Fr. Gillbert Saldanha SJ