ST. JOSEPH’S COLLEGE (Autonomous), Tiruchirappalli, Tamil Nadu, was established in 1844 by the Fathers of the Society of Jesus (The Jesuits). It is one of the oldest colleges in India and granted autonomy; got the coverted special heritage status from UGC; recognised by UGC as a College with Potential of Ecxcellence in 2004; Consistently accredited with higher grades by NAAC in the fourth cycle A++ with 3.58 points; secured 31st rank in NIRF ranking for 2020. One may recall “The stars that shine still” - Worthies like His Excellency Bharat Ratna Dr. A.P.J. Abdul Kalam, former president of India and host of others.
XAVIER BOARD OF HIGHER EDUCATION IN INDIA, (XBHEI), is the only association of all the Catholic Institutions of Higher Education in India. It is officially recognized by the Catholic Bishops' Conference of India(CBCI) and functions in collaboration with the CBCI Commission for Education and Culture. It is the Indian organ to represent the International Federation of Catholic Universities (IFCU / FIUC) with headquarters in Paris. It stands for Gospel values, Excellence and Leadership through higher education in India. Its national office is in Bangalore: Xavier Board National Office, 31 Primrose Road, Bangalore 560 025.