Institutional Distinctiveness

Women Empowerment

The roots of St. Joseph’s College lie deep in the visionary zeal of the Blessed Mother Mariam Thresia, the foundress of the Congregation of the Holy Family that manages it. It rests on the foundress’ knowledge that education of women is crucial for the formation of families and the society. The college is an answer to the ever increasing demand for higher education among young ladies, with its Vision focused. In order to realize this Vision, the college undertakes its stated Mission.

A proactive Women Development Cell” We for Women Club” as early as in 1970 at the initiative of the AIACHE, has been effectively voicing the grievances of women, and striving to take corrective steps and conscientisation processes. Some of the recent prominent activities of the cell include the following:

  • A National Conference on Human Rights with Smt. Dayabai as resource person (2018-19)
  • A one –Day workshop where the transgender activist, Sheethal Shyam, was the resource person(2017-18)
  • A Legal Awareness class (2017-18)
  • A workshop on Malala Yusafzai(2016-17)
  • A National seminar on “Neo Liberal Women”(2016-17)
  • Talk on Gynae problems(2016-17)
  • International workshop on women power (2016-17)
  • International Youth Day Celebrations(2015-16)
  • World Mental Health Day Celebrations(2015-16)
  •  International Girl Child Day Rally (2015-16)
  • “Trauma of Stigma” “Stepping to Zero Discrimination” in connection with World AIDS Day (2015-16)
  •  Anti-alcoholism rally(2014-15)
  • Interaction with delegates from Belgium & Germany(2014-15)
  • Talk on misuse of mobile phones (2014-15)
  • “Green Earth” on World Environmental (2013-14)
  • A Trip with Tribal women(2013-14)
  • New Year Celebration at Government Hospital (2013-14)
  • Two-day seminar on Women Empowerment for women outside the campus(2013-14)

The NCC has one of its all women army units on our campus engaged in grooming the youth into

disciplined and patriotic citizens, winning many national & international honours, awards and recognitions.

The two award – winning NSS Units of the College express the essence of democratic living and uphold the need for selfless service for the society. The Athletics Club, The Fitness Centre, Health Centre and Yoga Centre in the campus promote mental and physical health of the students. The Literary, Fine Arts & Culture, Oratory & Quiz and English Speaking Clubs enable the students to develop their communication skills, enrich vocabulary, find academic challenges, increase confidence levels, boost public speaking skills and unique talents. The weekly value education classes form a solid foundation for imbibing values envisaged in the Vision Mission statement of the institution.

The Entrepreneurship club, Vocational Centre, Career Guidance Cell, Computer Centre, ASAP and the value – added Vocational Enrichment Programs offer on campus training in various skills.

The mandatory three year tag on program, HFC, which is a package of multiple skills serves as a finishing college course. WWS and SSP for the benefit of the promising as well as weak students are in place.

St. Joseph’s College has bagged the award for the Best Performing Women Development Centre, the Best NSS Units, Program Officers & Volunteer in the University of Calicut.

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