About the College


Located in the ‘Varadanagalude Nadu', Irinjalakuda belongs to the Cultural Capital of Kerala, Thrissur. St. Joseph’s College is an esteemed educational institution spread across a 19-acre campus. This prestigious Autonomous College for women is a Christian minority institution affiliated to the University of Calicut and is managed by St. Josephs Educational Society of the Congregation of the Holy Family. Established in 1964, the legacy of the institution flourished  along the years with the increase in demand for higher education facilities for women from the segregated strata. Acknowledging the patronage of St Joseph, the institution has its focus on the women education for the rural suburbs of Irinjalakuda. 


The institution stands tall with 60 years of legacy and service, solely built on the philosophy of imparting value based education for the holistic development of women. The inspirational vision of Saint Mariam Thresia, the founderess of the Congregation of the Holy Family guides the institution to achieve its goals in the field of higher education with the support of pioneer administrators. The insights of the revered educationist Padmabhushan, Rev. Fr. Gabriel, late Rev. Sr. Franco who was the Founder Principal and late Rev. Mother Josephine (First Manager) helped the institution to become the first in Kerala to be accredited in 2000. The college achieved the status of Autonomy in March 2016 and status of Potential for Excellence by the UGC in April 2016, proving the ever excelling efficiency of this institution in its mission of imparting quality education and women empowerment. The college is placed in the 42nd position in the NIRF rating of 2017 (and includes under 150 after 2017 till  this year).The dedicated and constant hard work of the management helped the institution to secure an ‘A++’ in the fourth cycle of accreditations by NAAC.The college is a learning platform with aspiring teachers, enthusiastic researchers and innovative students supported by proper student management systems. The distinguished institution is the place for the young women postulants to lead the College



Women empowered and liberated through knowledge for a brave new world of ideal families.


Creating an educational environment for the total development of young women in this globalized e-world through value based holistic instruction across a wide range of disciplines and mainstreaming a gender perspective in the national development process


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