Diamond Jubilee Year (1958 -2018)
Diamond Jubilee celebration started with Holy Eucharistic Celebration on 2nd July, 2018. Most Rev. Dr. Mallavarapu Prakash, Archbishop of Visakhapatnam was the main celebrant.
Dept. of Language organized UGC-sponsored Two Day International Conference on “DYNAMICS OF FEMINIST WRITERS: GLOBAL PERSPECTIVES”. on 13th and 14th July, 2018
Mrs. Renu Pillay, IAS Director General, Academy of Administration, Raipur, Chhattisgarh was the Guest of Honor and Mrs. B. Sumidaa Devi, IRS Additional Director, directorate General of GST Intelligence, Bengaluru was the Chief Guest for the 60th Inaugural Function of the college on 20th July, 2018.
Mr. LT. COL. V Kranthi Kumar, Staff Office Design for Chief Engineer, Military Engineering Sercives (MES), Visakhpatnam was the Chief Guest for 72nd Independence day celebrations. on 15th August, 2018.
The college bagged prestigious AP State Teacher Award to Dr. K. Radha Krishna, Dept of Physics.
Mrs. Indira Tirumalraju Regional Provident Fund Commissioner, VSP, was the Chief Guest for the 59th Inaugural function of the college on 22nd July, 2017.
The college bagged two prestigious State Teacher Awards to Dr. K. Manikya Kumari Dept of Botany and Dr.P.Jayalakshmi, Dept of Economics.
Two weeks Faculty Developement programme on “Entrepreneurship Developement” by National Institute for Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises.
Dr. P.K. Jayalakshmi received National level “ATA award – 2017″ for Out Standing Achievement in the field of LITERATURE.
“English Access Programme” a project US Dept of state, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs.
Two day Intercollegiate Fest – Excelsior-2K17.
Andhra Pradesh State Christian Minorities Fiance Corporation awarded Dr. K. Manikya KumariDept of Botany for rendering exemplery Services in field of EDUCATION during the felicitation programme of Emient Christians 2017.
Physical Education Department organized UGC-sponsored Two-day National seminar on “SPORTS CULTURE IN 21st CENTURY”.
Prof. K. Rama Mohana Rao, Principal of Arts and Commerce, Andhra University, Visakhapatnam was the Chief Guest for the 59th Valedictory function conducted on 24th February, 2018.
“NIRF” the college got 87th Rankin college categroy through NIRF grading.
Mrs. Chandralekha Mukherjee DRM, Indian Railways, VSP, was the Chief Guest for the 58th Inaugural function of the college on 9th July, 2016.
The college bagged two prestigious AP State Teacher Awards to Dr. VBT. Sundari, Dept of History and Dr.P.K.Jayalakshmi, Dept of Hindi.
Dr. G. Ramalakshmi, HOD of Political Science, awarded best NSS Programme Officer at State level.
Dept. of Mathematics organized UGC-sponsored TWO DAY NATIONAL SEMINAR on RADMAS
Intercollegiate Fest – Excelsior-2016.
Department of Hindi organized UGC-sponsored Two-Day International Seminar.
Hindi Department organized UGC-sponsored Two-day National seminar.
Department of Economics organized “Inter Collegiate Competition” – YOUNG ECONOMIST-2017”.
The college is involved in training Women of self help groups for the establishment of Nutri-Shops at schools through Mission for Elimination of Poverty in Municipal Areas (MEPMA) of Government of AP.
Biometric Attendance for faculity, staff and students.
Dr. Meenakshi Anantaram, CEO, RAZZMATAZZ Entertainment network, was the Chief Guest for the 58th Valedictory function conducted on 23rd February, 2017.
A two-day workshop on Choice-based credit system ( CBCS ) was conducted for faculty of the college. Introduced Yoga, Martial Arts and Music as co-curricular activities for the students in addition to NCC, NSS and Sports.
A new degree programme BBA was introduced from the academic year 2015-16.
Prof. Uma Maheshwar Rao, Registrar Andhra University was the Chief Guest for the 57th Inaugural function of the college.
The greatest achievement of the year 2015-16 was the initiative of TARANG, the First ever Youth Fest of St Joseph’s College for Women (A).
On 26th January 2016 the St. Joseph’s College for Women started a new custom to celebrate The Republic day in the college premises.
Mr. Sastry Pullela, Director & Excutive Vice President, HR xinthe Technology (P) Ltd. Visakhapatnam was the Chief Guest for the 57th Valedictory function conducted on 27th February, 2016.
2014 – 2015
Dr. Sr.Shyji. P.D took charge as The Fifth Principal of the College.
Minister of HRD Shri.Ganta Srinivasa Rao graced the occasion of 56th Inaugural function conducted in the college.
Two day UGC National Conference on ‘Emerging trends in value addition to plants and plant products’ on 24th and 25th July 2014.
Introduced certified SAP course in association with SAP INDIA and Global for UG. Masters Programme was introduced by the Department of Homescience with two Specializations – Food, Nutrition and Dietetics (FND), Resource Management & Interior Design (IDRM). 1 Major Research Project (Home Sc.) and 4 Minor Research projects (2 in chemistry, 1 in Mathematics and 1 in Economics) are under progress with external funding.
A research laboratory in chemistry was inaugurated by Sr. Alice Marie, Correspondent of our college on September 30th.
Two day Youth conclave sponsored by RGNIYD “Health in your hands”. In the month of January a short term course in self defense comprising of Karate has been inaugurated in our college, where Mr. Hari Prakash, DEAN, Student Affairs was the chief guest.
Prof.B.Mohan Venkat Ram, Dean Internatioanl Student Affairs & Public Relations, Andhra university was the chief guest for 56th Valedictory function of the college.
2012 – 2013
“Walkathon” for Quality Education to mark The Silver Jubilee year of Autonomy.
Introduction of Two New Courses in B.A (English Literature, Economics & Political Science) and (Commerce, Economics & Management Studies).
One Day UGC Workshop on ‘Empowering Fresh Faculty in Higher Education to gain efficiency’. T
wo Day Workshop on Institutional Development using “Appreciative Inquiry”. One day Workshop on “Psychological Adjustments of School and College Students” for the Teachers of various schools in the city.
Setting up of SAHAY (St. Joseph’s Assistance for Holistic Adjustment of Youngsters) Center for Enhancing Personality.
Appointment of Dr. P K Jayalakshmi, Head, Dept. of Hindi as Visiting Professor in the University of Sofia, Bulgaria. for the period of two years by ICCR & MEA, Govt. of India
Two day UGC National Workshop on “Effective Facilitation Skills for Teachers in Higher Education” organized by the Departments of Home Science & Office Management.
Seminar on “Commitment to Education” by G. Mathew Srirangam, Dept. of Zoology, Andhra Loyola College (A), Vijayawada.
One day Workshop on “Value Education” by Dr. Robinson, St. Stephen’s College New Delhi.
Two day Workshop on “Ethical Hacking – Certified Information Security Specialists’ for Students & Faculty organized by the Department of Office Management.
One day Colloquium on “Curriculum for P.G Students of Andhra University affiliated Colleges”organized by the Dept. of Chemistry.
Colloquium on “Teaching English in Technological Society: Challenges” was organized by the Department of English. Commemoration of the 400th Birth Year of Fr. Jeanne Pierre Medaille – Founder of the Congregation of Sisters of St. Joseph of Annecy.
UGC Sponsored Capacity Building for Women Managers in Higher Education, SAM Workshop organized by the Department of Office Management.
Two day UGC Sponsored National Workshop on “Teaching Learning Hindi in South India – Problems and Perspectives” organized by the Dept. of Hindi.
UGC Major Project entitled “Sathottar Hindi Aur Telugu Naatak va Rangamanch – Paschatya Ka Prabhav Aur Prayog” was sanctioned to Dr. P. K. Jayalakshmi, HOD – Dept of Hindi.
One day Workshop on “Value Education for Peace” by the Universal Solidarity Movement for Peace- Indore.
Golden Jubilee Year
Golden Jubilee Eucharistic Celebration to mark the conclusion of The Golden Jubilee Year.
Re-accreditation by NAAC
Introduction of two New Courses in B. Sc (Biotechnology, Biochemistry and Chemistry) (Mathematics, Economics and Computer Applications).
UGC Sponsored Regional Conference on “Women in Science” organized by the Departments of French & Office Management.
Designated as Partner Institute by IGNOU under Convergence Scheme.
UGC Sponsored National Workshop on “Sustainable Development: Rethinking environmental Initiatives”.
Release of the Multilingual Musical Album – SPICE OF LIFE.
A fund raising Dance Programme “”ADHAAR” performed by the Padmasri SOBHANA to support the AIDS affected children.
Colloque on “Chemistry Curriculum” organized by the Department of Chemistry.
UGC Sponsored Workshop on “Capacity Building for Enhanced Office Efficiency” organized by the Department of Office Management – first of its kind for administrative employees of Degree Colleges in the city.
The College has been sanctioned funds under UGC merged Schemes by the UGC- for the benefit of the student community toequip them with administrative skills. Implementation of the Career Counselling Programme – 65 Final year Degree students attended a Personality Development Programme in association with Synchro Serve Organisation.
Dr. P. S. Annapurna of Home Science Department was awarded The Best Researcher Award – Prof. K. Ramakrishna Rao Endowment and Dr. J. B. Rhina Dionnial Award – Andhra University.
Post graduate course in Analytical Chemistry was started and online Mid semester examinations were conducted for all the post graduate students. UGC Sponsored National Workshop on “Organisatioanal Culture in Colleges: Paradigm Shift”
Post Graduate Course in Organic Chemistry was started. Phase-II of the Capacity Building Project of Ministry of Health and Family Welfare began.
The Department of Homescience was selected & one of the centers to undertake the I phase of the Capacity Building Project – on “ Street Food Services” supported by World Bank & Ministry of Health & Family Welfare. Language Laboratory was set up to teach communication skills
Post graduate course in Computer Science was started successfully.
Mrs. Suguna Kannan was selected by A.P. State Government for the A.P. Best Teacher Award 2004. This included a citation a medal and Cash Prize.
Post Graduate courses in Mathematics and Undergraduate course in B.Com. and B.A. with Journalism & Mass Communication was started.UGC has granted the conduct of three Add-on-Courses in Travel & Tourism, Copy Writing & Editing and Effective Communication skills.Credit system was reintroduced at U.G. level.College was short listed by A.U. for consideration as “College with Potential for Excellence” by U.G.C.
Ms. Michael Johnson Expect, Association of Personnel Services Organisation, Ireland prepared a detailed report of the facilities, departments and potentials of the college to grow.
The Peer team of NAAC visited the college in August 2001 & after a thorough analysis accorded the college a Three Star status. The UGC Inspection Committee assessed the college in November 2001 for purpose of extending the third term of autonomous status.The team was very satisfied.
UGC National Workshop on Question Bank Preparation in Nutrition was organized for the Home science lecturers of Southern Region . A new course in B.Sc.(Vocational) with Chemistry, Botany & Food Science & Quality Control was started with assistance of UGC.
Extension of Home science block with help from U.G.C. to improve the infrastructure since the student strength of the Home science Department has been increasing steadily in the past 2 decades.
Dr. Sr. N.D. Veronica took charge as the Fourth Principal of the College.
Department of Chemistry was selected for participation in a project on “Low Cost Chemical Instrumentation” organized by International union of Physical and Applied Chemistry.
A new course offering Computer Science with Maths and Physics was started.
College was granted the Autonomous status by the UGC and given the freedom to administer its own academic programme. Several new courses like Women’s Studies, Consumer Education, Society and Culture of the Andhra were introduced.
A restricted course was started with Office Management being offered in B.A. This was another first for the College since the course was developed exclusively by the college based on the felt need of the Society.
College was selected for COSIP (College Science Improvement Programme) for improving the Science teaching & research methods.
Sr. Alice Marie took charge as the Third Principal.
College organized a seminar cum workshop to train the lecturers in the new methods of teaching, testing and evaluation. This laid the first seed of Question Bank in St.Joseph’s college which 20 years later has grown into this workshop sponsored by U.G.C. for developing Question Bank in Homesience – Phase I.
College was selected for COHSSIP (College Humanities and Social Sciences Improvement Programme) and was so successful that it was extended for follow up programme after 1983.
Homescience block was extended with Swiss help to provide infrastructure for B.Sc. (Homescience) course and for possible introduction of Post Graduation course.
Andhra University offered affiliation for M.Sc. in Home science but the college could not take it up due to technical problems.
Four storeyed Science wing for Laboratories was added with aid from U.G.C.
Introduction of two sections of Intermediate courses in Arts and Science with a student strength of 250.
Addition of another storey to the College Building with the assistance of U.G.C.
Affiliation obtained for Psychology course at B.A. level.
Sr. St. Andre took charge as the new Principal. College strength – 400 students and 30 staff
Obtained Permanent affiliation to Andhra University. Construction of resident student centre with aid from U.G.C
B.A. & B.Sc. Courses were started with History, Economics, Politics, Special English, Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry, Botany and Domestic Science.
Classes started with 28 Pre University students and 6 staff members. The first Principal was Sr. Germaine Marie
Foundation stone laid by Sri S.B.P. Pattabhi Rama Rao, the Education Minister of Andhra Pradesh.