Director’s Message


Rev. Fr. Joy Rodrigues, SJ

Director, SJPUC

“Education is what remains after one has forgotten what one has learned in school.” —Albert Einstein.

Welcome to St. Joseph’s Pre-University College. This College is run by the Society of Jesus, a Catholic religious order founded in 1540 by St. Ignatius of Loyola. Its members, popularly known as Jesuits, have been active in the field of education throughout the world. St. Joseph’s Pre-University College came into existence from 2001 as an independent PU College.

Education goes beyond shaping a student as an individual and enhances their perspectives. A student has to begin to reach out towards his development, seeking opportunities to expand his mind, imagination, feelings and religious consciousness. One needs to learn to move beyond self-interest and self-centeredness in relation to others and reflect the confidence and freedom of a mature person.

The capacity to learn is a gift; the ability to learn is a skill; the willingness to learn is a choice. We at St. Joseph’s offer this choice to the young minds to have a holistic development.

Dear students, you have a wonderful platform at our esteemed institution. You can bloom to your full potential in curricular and co-curricular activities. You have the scope to inculcate the three fold goals of Jesuit Education: Academic Excellence, Character Formation and Social Concern. Let this learning process be a continuous one!

Be a proud Josephite!
Stay Blessed!