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Students gear up for upcoming exams
With the end semester exams due to begin on April 1, both Undergraduate (UG) and Post graduate (PG) students are busy preparing notes and studying.
The library has plenty of students gathered around book shelves and computers. Read More
College bids farewell to outgoing batches
The farewell ceremony for the graduating students of the Undergraduate batch of 2012-15 and Post graduate of 2013 - 2015 was held at the College auditorium on Friday. Read More

Green Peace India celebrates Delhi Hight Court’s verdict in favour of Priya Pillai
In Indian democracy we have the right to dissent and one should never compromise on the freedom of speech and expression, said Vinuta, Green Peace activist, while addressing ... Read More

Footprints Showcases Northeastern States
The North East and Tibetan Forum (NETF) organized their annual fest Footprints 2015 on Saturday, despite heavy rains playing spoilsport. The event sought to... Read More

Debate on Saleability of Humanities
The Masters programme of Department of Political Science, St Joseph’s College (Autonomous) Bangalore in collaboration with the Post Graduate Research Center organized a Post Graduate... Read More

Today’s Media Reflects Society: Bharat Lal Meena
The present day media carried news with a negative angle and reflected the society, said Mr Bharat Lal Meena, Principal Secretary of Higher Education, Government of Karnataka... Read More

Talent and Creativity Merge at Singularitas Exhibition
With festivity comes a show of talent and colours. Photographs and scientific exhibits were the main attractions of the academic festival Singularitas which began on Friday. Read More

Students Interact With Directors of ‘Films of Resistance’
“The role of films is to trigger debates,” said Amudhan R P while interacting with the students after screening his documentary Seruppu at Bird Song, a two-day film festival... Read More

III BCA Knocked Out By II PMC in First Round of Boys’ Football
II PMC emerged victorious in the first round ofvthe inter-college boys’ footballvmatch, after they beat III BCAv3-2 in a penalty shootout with the scores ... Read More

Students Recommend that UN Focus on Poverty Alleviation
Students from 10 colleges across Bangalore demanded that issues such as sustainable management and availability of water, equitable quality education and resilient infrastructure be ... Read More

Dr. Cheriyan Discusses Satire and Allegory
The idea of satire is to cause offence as a way of disturbing complacency, Dr Cheriyan Alexander said while delivering a talk on ‘Satire and Allegory as Modes of Cultural and Political Resistance’. Read More

Holy Mass Conducted to Commemorate Ash Wednesday
The Holy Mass for Ash Wednesday was held in the College Chapel on Wednesday. The main celebrant for the Eucharist was Fr Clarence D’souza, Vice Principal of Humanities. Read More

Prominent Colleges Emerge as Champions in Sportstakes
The finals of the exciting three daysports fest Sportstakes came to an end on Thursday. St Joseph’s College (SJC) won the football tournament, St Joseph’s College of Commerce(SJCC) clinched the throwball ... Read More

Sports takes unites Sports Teams from across the City
The three day inter-collegiate sports fest, Sports takes, hosted by St Joseph’s College kick-started on Monday. A three day sports fest consists of tournaments ... Read More

North Eastern Students Come Together to Exhibit Their Culture
The Northeast and Tibetan students’ forum organised an exhibition on Monday to make students aware about their culture and traditions.
The fest exhibited clothing, jewellery, and musical... Read More

Social Activist Discusses Issues of Sex Trafficking and Rehabilitation
“There is always confusion between sex work, sex workers, prostitution, and human trafficking. Creating a clear distinction between these jargons is what I work for everyday (sic),”... Read More

Indo Afghan Relations in a Changing World
Guest lecture on Indo-Afghan Relations in a Changing world – The Way Forward, By Mr. M Ashraf Haidari, Deputy Chief of Mission
(Minister Counsellor)... Read More

SJC Celebrates International Student’s Day
“If Education is not affordable to people, then we cannot expect a positive change in the society,” said Mr A Sabarullah Khan, Deputy High Commissioner... Read More

Two Day State Level Seminar on Electromechanical Concept
“Electrochemical studies is a primitive subject but due to the advancement in technology there is a new interest in the subject,” said Professor Dr Vijaya Kumar Reddy, Department of Chemistry... Read More

Economics Seminar on Issues of Gender, Nutrition and Migration
Gender, nutrition, and migration were the key topics of discussion at the seminar on ‘Human Capital Formation: Issues and Challenges’ on Tuesday. The seminar was hosted by the Read More

Prominent Authors Featured Their Book on Ninth Day of Meta
On the ninth day of the ongoing literary festival Meta, conducted by the Department of English, prominent authors S Giridhar and V J Raghunath, eminent ... Read More

College Bids Farewell to Belgium Students
Students from theUniversity of Namur had an emotional farewell at Loyola hall on February 6.
The six students and their teacher, Mr Benjaminwere here... Read More

Economics Dept. Holds National Seminar on Human Capital Formation
Issues facing educational institutes and the higher education system in India were discussed in a UGC sponsored national seminar, organised by the Department of Economics on Monday. Read More

Twelve days of ‘laughter and irreverence’ begin at Meta
The third edition of the literature fest, Meta, conducted by the Department of English was inaugurated on Monday. A number of competitions and panels were held around ‘laughter... Read More

Former Ambassador sheds light on Indo-China relations
India’s status as a booming economy and the challenges it faces from China were the focus of a guest lecture on ‘India in a changing Asia’ by C V Ranganathan, former Indian Ambassador to France and... Read More

MS Comm wins inter-class cricket tournament
Students of Mass Communication scored a resounding victory in the boys’ inter-class Cricket tournament finals, despite a massive half century by Amos S of II BCA here on Saturday. Alin hit a huge six to seal a... Read More

Folk dancers entrall audience at Pongal celebration
Popular folk dances of Tamil Nadu were performed on Saturday as the Tamil Sangam celebrated Pongal on campus. Mr Prabhakaran, scientist at Defense Research and Development Organisation... Read More

Prominent companies visit College to offer summer internships
Over 160 students registered for summer internships to 12 prominent companies as part of a recruitment event held at the Undergraduate quadrangle on Thursday. Read More

India-Afghanistan relationship discussed
In order to explore India’s relationship with its neighbours, the Post Graduate Department of Political Science conducted a talk on ‘Peace process in Afghanistan’ and ‘India Afghanistan ... Read More

Mathematics enthusiasts organised a seminar for students
In an effort to make mathematics more interesting, the Abacus Club, an association of the Department of Mathematics organised a talk on ‘Mathematically modeling the public distribution system’ on Wednesday. Read More

SJC football team moves closer to the quarterfinals
The College football team qualified for the quarterfinals in the ongoing football tournament organised by Presidency College on Wednesday.
The College team played against the host team securing a... Read More

St Joseph’s College celebrates Republic Day
In order to build the spirit of patriotism, the 66th Republic day was celebrated in the College on Monday. The national flag was hoisted by Fr. Praveen Martis... Read More

Two day poster exhibition promotes anti-communalism
In memory of Gandhi’s assassination, the Karnataka Communal Harmony Forum is organising a poster exhibition till Wednesday. The exhibit features excerpts of Gandhi’s writings published... Read More

College Fest
Nirvaan, a word which means to rise from the ashes, was launched as the new name of the College’s cultural fest on Friday. The day was also celebrated as Ethnic Day, with students donning ... Read More

Kannada Sangha Commemorates
Swami Vivekananda was a great man. His deeds have inspired many; he is an icon for the youth of the country,” said Dr Fr Praveen Martis, Principal, St Joseph’s College in a programme hosted ... Read More

AICUF Holds Meeting
All India Catholic University Federation (AICUF) conducted a meeting on Tuesday to discuss the plan of action for a three day social work programme which will be held from January 24 to 26. Read More

Girls Battle it out on the Third Day
II CEB/Z defeated I PCM, and III BCA lost to II MCZ on the third day of the ongoing interclass cricket competition on Tuesday. The first match saw the III BCA girls set up a target of 54/1 in five overs. Read More

Panelists Discuss
Various perspectives of the topic ‘Understanding conflict and crisis in West Asia’ were brought to light in a panel discussion held on Tuesday. The panelists for the event were... Read More

Interclass Cricket Tournament Progresses Slowly
On the second day of the ongoing interclass cricket tournament, I EPS and MS Communication Progressed to the second round of the competition. While I EPS defeated III BCA ... Read More

III BCA triumphs over PCM in the girls volleyball finals
The final of the interclass volleyball tournament for girls was held between III BCA and II/III PCM on Wednesday, with the former emerging victorious.
Both the teams put up... Read More

CSA features a student worship leader
For the first time this academic year, the Christian student Association (CSA) introduced a student to lead worship. The theme for the CSA fellowship this week was... Read More

Dr Benny Prasad, inaugurates Humanitas
Dr Benny Prasad, the first person to travel to over 245 nations within the shortest time span of six years, six months, and 22 days and enter the Limca Books of Records... Read More

German wave sweeps across campus
Deuktschewelle (meaning German wave), the association of the Department of German, organised its first annual fest, Zimstern on Friday.
The fest was inaugurated by Dr Fr Praveen Martis... Read More

Sexual minorities are not given opportunities: Akkai Padmashali
The second day of the International Conference on ‘Higher Education in 21st century: Challenges and Opportunities’ was held at the College auditorium on Friday. The event had four sessions with six panelists. Read More

Magi week brings in the Christmas spirit
The Christian Student Association held an intracollege carol singing competition on Friday. Seven teams participated and sang different arrangements of some traditional and new carols. Read More

A game of words by the Chemical Society
What is a four letter word for hydrated iron oxide? Such questions and many more were part of the chemistry crossword competition. The Chemical Society [...] Read More

International Conference on higher education, Opportunities and challenges
The Department of Social Work and the Department of Psychology in association with the College of Education and Public Service, Saint Louis University, USA is organising a two-day... Read More

Department of Environmental Science Gears Up For Their First Fest
For the first time, the Seasons Nature Club (SNC), an association of the Department of Environmental Science will be hosting their very own fest, Enviro. The fest will be held on Saturday... Read More

Kung Fu to make entry at St. Joseph’s College
After training for more than eleven years in martial arts and acquiring a black belt in karate, Alwyn D’Souza, I MA Political Science, is all set to introduce... Read More

Solidarity in hunger
The National Service Scheme (NSS) of the College on Monday, created awareness by means of extending solidarity to victims of North-East India, for the repeal... Read More

IQAC holds induction programme for new staff
To address the need of quality and commitment for excellence in education, the Internal Quality Assurance Cell (IQAC) organized an induction programme... Read More

Activist urges students to make a dent
“I am an activist and I am proud of it,” was the message from Rashi Jauhri, the Deputy Program Director of Students for Free Tibet, an organization fighting Read More

NSS creates awareness on World Disability Day
As part of the Human Rights Camapign, the Department of National Service Scheme (NSS) celebrated World Disability Day on Wednesday. An Read More

Human rights week continues with unabated support
In keeping with the effort to bring out social issues that are relevant to the youth, the human rights campaign organised by the NSS held a vigil at Town Hall on Monday evening. Read More

Students rehearse marching for upcoming Sports Day
In preparation for the forthcoming Sports Day, students from both Postgraduate and undergraduate staged a rehearsal march-past at the College grounds on Tuesday afternoon. Read More

Scholars, students throng Mediacon; discuss media challenges
Mr. Sugata Srinivasaraju, Editor-in-Chief, Vijay Karnataka, inaugurated Mediacon, a two-day national conference, at a glittering event at the Xavier Hall on November 27. Ms Sevanti Ninan, Editor, Read More

Royal finish to Mediacon 2014
One should always try to be a journalist first and not a reporter, said Pradyot Bikram Manikya Deb Burman, Head of the Royal Family of Tripura and editor of The Northeast Times, the Chief Guest... Read More

Deputy Secretary of UGC Addresses Teachers
Secondary education in India is at a deficit of funding when compared to primary and higher education said Dr Shakeel Ahmad, Deputy Secretary, University Grants Commission (UGC) in... Read More

SJC Holds 12th Governing Body Meeting
The 12th Governing Body Meeting of the College discussed about making infrastructural changes and introducing new courses in the next semester.
The Governing Body Council of 14 members also focussed on... Read More

Department of Communication Celebrates International Media Ethics Day
On the occasion of International Media Ethics Day, the Department of Communication in association with the Center for International Media Ethics organised ‘Saena’, a seminar on social media, social .... Read More

Social Zest Brings Together Cultures with a Food Fest
Social Zest, an association of the Department of Sociology organized a food fest which was inaugurated by Dr Fr Praveen Martis, Principal on Friday. He was accompanied by Dr Berin Lukas, Head.... Read More

Hunger Know More: An Awareness Campaign by World Vision
Humans need to eat. However, there are a lot people who don’t have enough to eat. This problem is called “hunger”. The Bachelor of Social Work (BSW) along with World Vision... Read More

Hindi Parishad Celebrates Hindi Divas
The Hindi Parishad on Thursday celebrated the Hindi Divas with a tagline, seekho aur sikhao Hindi, jan jan tak phailao Hindi, at the Undergraduate Quadrangle focusing on the importance of th ... Read More

Lecture on Plant Taxonomy Enlightens Students
The Department of Botany organised a lecture workshop on ‘Plant Taxonomy’ on Friday. Principal Dr Fr Praveen Martis, inaugurated the event which will be held for two days. Read More

Students Present Their Suggestions at IQAC Meeting
The first Internal Quality Assurance Cell (IQAC) meeting of the year to discuss plans for the betterment of College facilities was held on Friday. The IQAC with its prime motto of ‘infrastructure... Read More

Talk on Atrocities against Christians in Iraq
Social activist T.J Abraham addressed students about the atrocities perpetuated against Christians in Iraq in a talk on Friday. The event was organised by the National Service Scheme (NSS)... Read More

College dance team featured in music video
A five member crew from the popular radio station, Radio Indigo, shot a music video featuring the College dance team on Wednesday. The video seeks to showcase the talents of the youth in... Read More

Teams Fight for a Spot in the Kabaddi Semi-Finals
As part of the ongoing kabaddi tournament, the quarter final matches in the boys’ category were held between III EPS and II HEP, and III BCA and III PCM. Read More

Allura 2014 winds up with cheer
St Joseph’s College bustled with energy as over 200 students from different colleges across the country took part in Allura 2014, a media fest held by the Department of Communication on September 5 and 6.
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CRY conducts photo campaign on child labour
Child labour is a sensitive issue in our society. Child Rights and You (CRY), an NGO, organised a photo Campaign called ‘Click Rights’ to bring forward various depictions of child labour. The Department... Read More

Inter - class kabaddi match sees III PMC defeat III BCA by one point
The inter-class women’s Kabaddi tournament which was held by the Department of Physical Instruction at the college grounds on Tuesday saw a close 1 point victory by III PMC against III BCA. Read More

‘Connect, Create, Celebrate’: Allura
Allura, the media festival of the Department of Communication was inaugurated by Dr Fr Praveen Martis, Principal, Dr Fr Richard Rego, Head, Department of Communication and the chief guest... Read More

Teacher’s celebrate their day with splendor
The quadrangle witnessed a fun filled Teacher’s day celebration which was organised by the Student Council for the faculty members on Friday.
The teachers from all departments were invited... Read More

Eight Day Inter - Class Kabaddi Tournament Begins
The inter - class Kabaddi tournament organised by the Department of Physical Instruction began on Wednesday. The competition began with a minor setback as the scheduled match between I HEP... Read More

Workshop on performing arts held for B.Voc. Students
A dance and expression workshop was held for the B.Voc. Students on Wednesday. The lecture was conducted by Ms Maja Drobac, owner of the dance company Rhythmotion in...
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Essay Competition Encourages Writing on Contemporary Issues
An essay competition was organised on Tuesday as part of the week long fest conducted by the Kannada Sangha, an association of the Department of Kannada. The fest aims at promoting young... Read More

Exodus Unites Students to Celebrate Gospel
The Christian Students Association hosted the 27 edition of Exodus, the annual intercollegiate fest from August 30-31. The theme that was celebrated this year was ‘Amore’, meaning love. Read More

Josephite Makes a Giant Leap in Space Research
The encourage¬ment provided by St Joseph’s College results in commend¬able achievements by Josephites like Disha P. Kapasi, an II M. Sc. Physics student. Read More

WACC Conducts Inter-College Fest WILD 4.0
The Wildlife Awareness and Conservation Club (WACC) conducted an inter-college fest, Wild 4.0, on 25th August. The event was inaugurated at Xavier’s Hall. Read More

Final Day of Pratibha 2014 Held With Fanfare
The five-day-long fest Pratibha 2014 concluded amist much fanfare. Final rounds for Indian and Western group song, beat boxing, Indian and Western group ... Read More

Throw ball semi - finalists battle it out
Aug 19th, 2014
Candidates contesting in the Student Council elections began their campaigning on Tuesday. There are 30 students who are... Read More

Debate sparks off a question on 'dignity vs morality'
Aug 19th, 2014
The very mention of the term ‘prostitution’ triggers a moral conflict in some Indians. The second debate of the Josephite Media ... Read More

'Fresher’s Quiz' witnesses big turnout
Aug 14th, 2014
A ‘Fresher’s quiz’ was organised for the first year Undergraduate and Post Graduate students of the College by the Quiz Club on ... Read More

Pratibha 2014 inaugurated
Aug 14th, 2014
The Student Council organised the inaugural ceremony of the College cultural fest Pratibha 2014 at the quadrangle... Read More

Food fest held to raise funds for Allura
Aug 13th,2014
A ‘Fresher’s quiz’ was organised for the first year Undergraduate and Post Graduate students of the College by the Quiz Club on ... Read More

Winners of Ignatian Week felicitated
Aug 13th,2014
It was an exciting day for the winners of the Iganatian week as they received their prizes from Principal... Read More

CSA preps for Inter-Collegiate fest Exodus
Aug 12th,2014
The poster and the invites for the annual inter-collegiate fest Exodus were launched by Prof. Kiran Jeevan, staff coordinator of the... Read More

Japanese delegates promote anti-nuclear campaign
Aug 12th,2014
The poster and the invites for the annual inter-collegiate fest Exodus were launched by Prof. Kiran Jeevan, staff coordinator of the... Read More

Fr Clarence retires after 31 years of service as Vice Principal
Aug 8th,2014
Fr Clarence D’ Souza SJ retired after a 31 year term as Vice Principal on July 31. He is the longest serving Vice Principal across all Jesuit institutions in India. Read More

Glimpses of Hiroshima-Nagasaki exhibited through a collage
Aug 8th,2014
The NSS volunteers on Thursday, aimed to create awareness about the infamous nuclear bombing of the Japanese cities through a collage to commemorate ‘Anti-nuclear Day’ on August 6 and 9. Read More


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