The Student Council
The motto of the Student Council is "to promote the interests and welfare of the College and to provide social, cultural and educational opportunities for the students of St. Joseph's College for Women through creating and maintaining a forum for the discussion and concerns vital to the students of the College and to represent those concerns to the campus and community".
The Student Council comprises Representatives from the Seniors (Final Degree) Juniors (Second Degree) Intermediates and PG students. The Council has FIVE Faculty Advisors who guide and mentor the students in the various activities for tapping the latent talent in them and overall development in the journey of empowering them as responsible young women and global citizens.
The what of the Student Council
The Student Council comprises two wings:
- The Executive Body: Office Bearers & Faculty Advisors.
- The Whole Council : Executive Body & the Class Representatives.
Staff Advisors 2018-2019
- Ms. D. A. Ramani - Head, Department of Office Management
- Dr. (Mrs) T. Bhaskara Sudha - Incharge, Department of English
- Ms. Mary Vijaya Ratna - Assistant Professor, Department of Physics
- Ms. R. Pavani - Incharge, Department of Commerce
- Ms. G. Vasundhara - Assistant Professor, Department of Home Science
Student Council Activities
Regular Features of Student Council Activities
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-
|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|
|20nd 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|
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
|2010||Mr.S.S.Mishra.IRS, Commissioner of Income Tax, VSKP|
|2011||Surgeon Admiral Jaya Prakash, INHS Kalyani, Eatern Naval Comman, VSKP|
|2012||Shri.Raavi Udaya Bhaskar, Asst. Director, A.P.Drug Control Administration, VSKP|
|2013||Shri E. Murali, Joint Collector, Visakhapatnam|
|2014||Shri Arogya Raj, Collector, Visakhapatnam|
|2015|| Prof.B.Mohan Venkata Ram, Dean, International Affairs & Public Relations,|
Andhra University, VSKP.
|2016||Mr. Sastry Pullela, Director & Executive Vice-President – HR Xinthe Tech (P) Ltd. VSKP|
|2017||Dr. Meenakshi Anantaram, CEO, RAZZMATAZZ Entertainment network.|
|2018||Prof. K. Rama Mohana Rao, Principal of Arts and Commerce, Andhra University, Visakhapatnam|
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.
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.
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