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The Student Council


       The College has a Student Council which comprises the nominated representatives – President, Vice President, Secretary, Treasurer from among Senior students and class representatives,  who take up the responsibility of organizing events and competitions in the college. The Student Council is guided by  five Staff Advisors on all aspects of organizing, conducting, coordinating and liaison for student activities with the Management, Principal, Faculty and others.

The Student Council:

–      Organizes many events every year starting with the Inaugural Function

–      Conducts a host of Interdepartmental Competitions and  Events; Fund Raising programs

–      Celebrates National and commemorative days

–      Coordinates external competitions and student  participation.

–      Maintains order and discipline among the students during all activities in the college 


Student Council 2017-2018

President                                  - Ms. Vogayasi P

Vice President  1                    - Ms. Sasmita Dash

Vice President  2                    - Ms. Sreevani V

Vice President  3                    - Ms. Umaima Dohawala

Treasurer                                  - Ms. P. Bharathi

Joint Treasurer                      - Ms. Pravallika K

Secretary                                   - Ms. Sherin K Thomas

Joint Secretary                       - Ms. Amritha M

Laison Documenter 1           - Ms. Prashanti K

Laison Documenter 2           - Ms. Pramoditha G

Laison Documenter 3           - Ms. Anvitha P

Logistics Coordinator          - Ms. Anupama CH

Logistics Coordinator          - Ms. Elsie Chandramathi

Logistics Coordinator          - Ms. Sashikala Batt

PG Representative                 - Ms.  S Kavya

Inter Representative (Sc)   - Ms.  Lavanya R

Inter Representative(Arts)- Ms. PVS Vaishnavi




Staff Advisors 2017-2018

1. Ms. D. A. Ramani

2. Dr. (Mrs) K. Manikya Kumar

3. Dr. (Mrs) T. Bhaskara Sudha

4. Ms. Mary Vijaya Ratna

4. Ms. R. Pavani

5. Ms. G. Vasundhara


Student Council Activities

Regular Features of Student Council Activities

Inaugural Function:

     Marks the beginning of the student activities calendar and  is also an occasion for the two seniors to welcome their Juniors into the college formally.  It includes an elaborate Variety program with dances, songs, skits and others performed by almost all the classes. The Executive Council is introduced to the College. The Chief Guest, the Principal and staff advisors motivate the students by talking about the importance of co and extra curricular activities. The chief guests who graced the inauguration during 2009-2015 are as follows-



Chief Guest

11th  July  2009

Shri Sambasiva Rao IPS , Commissioner of Police, VSKP

22nd   Aug  2010

Dr. Sowmya Mishra IPS, DIG, Visakhapatnam Rural Range

6th   Aug   2011

Prof. B. Parvathi,   UGC Coordinator,              Andhra University, VSKP

14th  July  2012

Prof. M. Adinarayana,    Dept. Of Fine Art,        Andhra University, VSKP

7th  Sept  2013

Shri. G.Guruswamy, IRS, Commissioner of Income Tax, Appeals, VSKP

22nd  July 2014

 Shri. Ganta Srinivasa Rao, Hon'ble HRD Minister, Andhra Pradesh.

23rd  July 2015

Prof. M.Umamaheswara Rao, Registrar,    Andhra University, VSKP

9th July 2016

Mrs. Chandralekha Mukherjee, IRTS, Divisional Railway Manager, Waltair Division (ECoR) 

22nd July 2017

Mrs. Indira Tirumalraju,   Regional Provident Fund Commissioner, Visakhapatnam

Valedictory Function:

     Marks the culmination of the student activities during the year and is also an occasion for the juniors to bid farewell to their seniors. Annual proficiency prizes are distributed by the chief guest. The Principal and the Chief Guest use this opportunity to exhort the students about their future role in the community and nation building. A short entertainment program is also arranged on this occasion. The chief guests who graced the inauguration during 2009-2015 are as follows



Chief Guest


Mr.S.S.Mishra.IRS, Commissioner of Income Tax, VSKP


Surgeon Admiral Jaya Prakash, INHS Kalyani, Eatern Naval Comman, VSKP


Shri.Raavi Udaya Bhaskar, Asst. Director, A.P.Drug Control Administration, VSKP


Shri E. Murali, Joint Collector, Visakhapatnam


Shri Arogya Raj,  Collector, Visakhapatnam


 Prof.B.Mohan Venkata Ram, Dean, International Affairs & Public Relations,         
 Andhra University, VSKP.


                        Mr. Sastry Pullela,                Director & Executive  Vice-President – HR Xinthe Tech (P) Ltd. VSKP

2017 Dr. Meenakshi Anantaram,   CEO, RAZZMATAZZ Entertainment network.

Independence Day Celebrations:

        The Chief Guest is usually the incumbent NCC commandant except in 2010 when    Sri. D. V. Subbarao, the former Mayor of Visakhapatnam was so honoured. The celebrations include a grand parade (of the NCC, NSS, Sports and Student Council contingents), rendering of patritotic songs, skits on thought provoking issues like women’s welfare and folk dances. Attendance is compulsory and recorded.

Teachers Day:

   Students normally make a presentation about Dr. S. Radhakrishnan, and in the evening Variety Entertainment Program is presented by the students for the teacher. Sports and games are also arranged and prizes given.

Mrs.Nakra Rolling Shield Debate on current topics is a annual events organized by the English department. 

Lagaan :

 Cricket Match between faculty and students is a much awaited event in the calendar of Josephines. This is coordinated by Dr. Devendra Vijay Reader in Chemistry Department.


Student Council Activities

Year Activites

Co-curricular competitions:

1.      Seminar on Career opportunities was organized by TIME.- Sept 2009

2.     Creative writing ‘Srishti’, the Literary Association.-14 Nov 2009

3.     Elocution Competition on ‘Prospects of a United Asia’ 26 January 2010

4.      Quiz competition on ‘50 Years of the INC’. Feb 2010

Inter- collegiate competitions:

1.      Literary Competition organized by the PG Dept. of English, Bullayya College, Visakhapatnam to mark their Decennial Celebrations. Josephines won prizes in every category. March 2010

2.     Youth festival at St. Theresa’s College, Eluru, and won  III prize in Mime competition.

3.     Srujanotsav, an inter - collegiate Youth Fest at Vijayawada, where they won cash prizes.

4.     ‘Varnahela’, inter-collegiate literary and cultural youth fest at Prism College, Visakhapatnam, and won II Prize in Group dance category, II Prize in Hindi skitCompetition.

5.      ‘New Generation Youth Week’ organized by St. Ann’s Degree College, VSKP  

6.      Hindi Solo singing Competition organized by ICFAI (Aug 2009).  Keerti Kiran secured I prize.

Special Achievements :

·     Kavita Manhas III B.Sc. M.P.Comp.Sc won Future Sitara of Vizag award  conducted by Future  Group, YUVA and Air Tel – Feb 2009.

·     Ch. Jyothi – II B.Sc Paper presentation  Personality Development through Community service. 13th National Youth Festival, Amritsar  Jan 2009     

·     M.Sita Devi III B.Sc.-

§  Abstract Short listed for Paper presentation Green Revolution the II phase – Food Security in India : Need/ Access Challenges at the III National Level ‘Young Economist’ competition – Christ Univ. Bangalore, Nov 2009

§  I Prize Paper presentation BT Brinjal – Good for Health or not  ‘Vamahela’ Inter Collegiate Youth Festival, Prism PG and Degree College,


Intercollegiate Competitions

1)  On 14th Aug Aptech, Dwarkanagar, had conducted a scholarship exam (only for degree students)  and more than 75% students qualified for the exam.

2) Debate competition on 25th Sep 10organized by Andhra University on the topic “Right to education – 2009” with  the winning team will be eligible to participate in the National level competition, New Delhi during 19th -20th Nov 10.

3) Literary events organized by GITAM University on the occasion of Gandhi Jayanthi on 2Oct, 10

4) Competitions in Hindi, English & Telugu organized by Mrs A.V.N.College on the occasion on 150th  anniversary  of it inception. 11th and 12th Nov, 2010.

5) GRAFX school of Multimedia had celebrated universal children’s day on 21st Nov, 2010 by conducting painting competition -   Priyanki got 1st prize for drawing

6) Ramakrishna Mission Ashram conducted an Essay competition commemorating  150th birth Anniversary of Swami Vivekananda which falls in the year of 2013.Topic is “Education is the manifestation of perfection already in man – explain”. Date:- 19th Dec 2010. – Yukta III EPO I cash prize Rs. 2000/-

7) National Consumer week from 18th -24th Dec, 2010 on this occasion, in order to create  consumer awareness among students, A.P. Government conducted Competitions for  students  at district and state level. District level competitions are held at Dr.V.S.Krishna College on 20th Dec, 2010

 a) Essay writing  - 1st  Priti Kumari II MPC, 2nd Priti Singh II MPC

8) As part of the New Year celebrations, the Institute of Computer Accountants (A unit of ICA Infotech pvt. Ltd)  provided merit scholarship to the earnest students who are willing to join their “Career Course”.

Students Achievements

Ø  Shampa Singh & Poonam III BSc (BtBcC). Workshop and Paper Presentation ‘New Models of Research in Biotechnology’ National Seminar on ’Youth  towards New Trends in Biotechnology’, Maris Stella College, Vijayawada, August 2011.


Intercollegiate  Events

Ø  Youth Festival ,  GITAM Excellence Meet,  GITAM Univ. Visakhapatnam  29th Aug.’11 – 5 Prizes & Overall Championship

Ø  National Level Festival,‘BEMUS’ Loyola College, Vijayawada 11th - 15th Sep.'11

                  1. Case Study - III Prize Samyukta Pandey, III B.Com

                  2. Personality Contest -III Prize -Vandana Sharma, III B.Com.

Ø  Participation ‘National Level Essay Writing Competition’ , “Pre – role of Youth in promoting Oil Conservation”. Petroleum Conservation Research Association. Oct. ‘11

Ø  Debate “International Week for Science & Peace “Dr. L.B. College Visakhapatnam II Prize Abbigal and Keerti III B.Sc. (CBZ)

Student Achievements

ü  G. Nikita-II B.A.(EPO).I Prize State Level Elocution, ‘Corruption & Remedies’, J.K.C.College, Guntur4th Aug.’11          

ü  Priyadarshini SenGupta, III B.Sc.BtBcC. National Voter’s Day Celebration Writing Competition.   Essay 20th Jan.’12   1st Prize.


§  State Level Degree Collegiate Youth Festival conducted by the Directorate of Higher Education, 7th  Dec 2012. Nikhita Srivalli III EPJ got 1st prize in Classical Solo singing.

§  Zonal Level Youth festival held by DHE AP Govt, Tanuku. Six students participated and won various prizes.

§ District Level Youth Festival by DHE, Govt of AP, Nov 28th & 29th of 2012 – Dr. V.S. Krishna College, Visakhapatnam.Ten students participated

§ GEM-2012 ( GITAM Excellence Meet) Youth Festival on Dec 7th 2012.Twenty students participated and 8 students won the prizes in various events  

§  Rotary club of Visakhapatnam Singing and dancing competitions, Sep 16th 2012.Seven Students bagged the prizes in various events in Rotary club.

§ “Varnahela” a youth festival of PRISM College Nov 28th to 30th 2012 –   Twenty two students participated and 11 students won prizes in various events:

§  Prerna Yadav II EPJ got 1st prize zonal level organized by the directorate of higher education, Govt. of India, English essay writing at Krishna College.

§  Commerce festival 8th Nov 2013 at Aditya College: Nine students participated and 4 students won prizes.

§ District Level Literary and Cultural Youth Festival 2012 at Dr.V.S.Krishna College, Visakhapatnam December

§ Srinivasa Ramanujan’s Mathematics Talent-2013 at PRISM College, Visakhapatnam December 2012, Topper - D.S.P.Vardhini III MPCSc

§  State Level Elocution Competition, JKC college, Guntur 4th August 2012 - G.Nikita III EPJ, 1st prize

§  Kameshwari Scholarship Computer Science Meritorious Certificate, 2013 - Pallavi Siddabathula III B.Sc, 4th Feb 2013.


Ø In the month of June the Student Council collaborated with 'Kalamayi', SJC Art Club and organized a display of sketches of Facial Contours of women and girl child by Shruti Patwari, II BA EPJ.

Ø  In July the student council in collaboration with 'Shrishti' organized Essay Writing competition and workshop on Short story writing.

Ø  On the 15th of August, the student council presented a mammoth dance in which 42 students performed at the Independence Day celebrations at AU Engineering Grounds, Andhra University. The group was adjudged the 'Best Performance in the Cultural Event'.

Ø  On 20th of August, the Student council along with the Mobster's crew conducted auditions for students for a 1 week Contemporary Dance Workshop in which 15 students recieved training.

Ø  In the month of September the student council & Kalamayi jointly organized a display of 'Sketches of Landscapes and Facial Expressions' by Priyamwada Nayak, student of BSc CBZ.

Ø  Inaugral Function for the Academic year 2013-2014 was held on the 7th september in the college campus.

Ø  In the month of November the Student council organized an Essay writing Competition on behalf of Forum for Free enterprise, Mumbai on Socio - Economic issues.

Ø  The student wing of Rotary Club, vizag was formally installed. Around 85 students registered as members of the Rotaract Club.


Ø  On September 8th Young India chapter of St.Joseph’s College for 2014-15 was started in our college. A research laboratory in chemistry was inaugurated by Sr. Alice Marie, correspondent of our college on September 30th.

Ø  In December the student council conducted a Street Play Competition on the theme of SwatchBharat, which has been launched by our Honorable Prime Minister Sri Narendra Modi.

Ø  January is a month of celebrations in south India marking the harvest season. To celebrate the theme of Sankranthi, the Council conducted a Muggulu Competition for students. A rangoli competition was organized for teaching and non teaching staff of the college. The response for both the competitions was very encouraging.

Ø  Our students also actively took part in the essay writing and elocution competition conducted by A.U school of economics and one of our students bagged 1st prize in elocution. One of our students got the best presentation award in the United Nations International Youth day celebrations in Dr. L. Bullayya College.

Ø  The month of November was filled with district level and state level events. Aditya Degree College celebrated National library week and conducted many competitions. Our students won prizes in Elocution, Essay writing and Painting competitions. During this month, our students actively took part in a state level commerce and management- “SAMANVAY-2014” meet hosted by Aditya Degree College, Vskp.

Ø   Two of our students won prizes in an essay writing competition which was conducted by Anti-Corruption Bureau, Govt. of India on the occasion of Anti Corruption week. Prism College conducted a youth fest “Varnahela” where 13 of our student’s bagged prizes under the categories, “Vendor’s Paradise”, “Face Graffiti”, “M.S Harbinger”, “code Crafty” and “Brand Czar”.

Ø  A two day National chemistry fest was conducted in Loyola College, Vijayawada, where 10 of our B.Sc. students got prizes in various competitions. Our students also took part in Gitam Excellence Meet and District Youth Festival conducted by YMCA, securing many prizes. 

Ø  We all know that on October 6th a severe cyclonic storm Hud Hud hit the coastline of Visakhapatnam. Though the cyclone had a bad effect on every one of us, we Josephine’s did everything we could to bring the working of the college back to normal. Staff and students did shramdaan in clearing the debris, cutting down branches and trees and re-planting some of the trees.

Ø  Different associations in the college hosted a variety of events, such as games, sale of hand made products, and sale of eats and so on to raise funds for the college. Donation boxes were placed in the campus and students contributed liberally.

Ø   The month of January was eventful for all of us at St.Joseph’s as, 5 different clubs were launched to nurture the talent of students and to provide a platform for them to exhibit their multi talents.

Ø  The clubs are the cultural club, literary club, talent club, theatre club and the quizzing club. It is visualized that these clubs will be the talent pools for students where they can perform, share and excel. Our college has also begun western instrumental music classes, where many students are learning to play guitar and key board under the guidance of Mr. Andrews.





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