Envisioned by the CMI Congregation and established in 1956, St. Josephs College, Devagiri, is a Christian minority institution affiliated to the University of Calicut. The college was recognised as a "College with Potential for Excellence" by the University Grants Commission in 2010, was reaccredited by NAAC at Grade A with CGPA of 3.63 on four point scale in 2011, and was declared as an Autonomous College by the UGC in 2014. With six Research Centers, eleven Post-Graduate Courses, Fifteen Under-Graduate Courses, and separate wings offering off-campus programmes of Calicut University.
The College offers programmes in arts, science, commerce and management studies, viz. 15 UG, 11 PG and 6 PhD programmes. Besides, the institution is a study centre for PG programmes of the affiliating University on the distance education mode. Within the span of Fifty eight years, this institution grew as one of the prestigious colleges in the state of Kerala. it has at present 2100 students, 112 teaching staffs and 34 non-teaching staffs.
Research in the College has been given a strong thrust, putting it on par with teaching- learning. Six Post-Graduate Departments (Zoology, Botany, Chemistry, English, Mathematics and Physics) are recoginised research centres of the University of Calicut. The College has substantially strengthened the basic research facilities by availing CPE, DST, GDA and BSR grants. The Research Advisory Committee helps the faculty by providing information about funding sources and co-ordinating the research activities in the College.
The College follows a very transparent process in admission to all its academic programmes. College strictly adheres to the government norms and the guidelines of the affiliating university in respect of eligibility and reservation. We take all efforts to ensure that the institution’s admission notification reaches to all the prospective applicants.
St. Joseph’s College is situated on a small hill of scenic beauty known as ‘Devagiri’ which means the ‘Hill of God.’ The campus spreads across 25 acres of land covered with green shady trees and lush vegetation. The College is endowed with excellent physical infrastructure which provides an academic ambience conducive to the holistic development of the students.
The institution maintains a high pass percentage at UG and PG levels with University ranks/positions. College has an impressive track record of students qualifying in competitive examinations like CSIR/UGC-JRF/NET, GATE. Our students take part in National/International sports and games competitions including the Olympics and bring laurels to the nation. The College has been the Champions at University Fine Arts Festivals for the past several years.