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Undergraduate Academic Programs under Autonomy

What is the System of Autonomy?

            An  autonomous institution, has the freedom to   determine its  own  courses   and   syllabi,   to  evolve   innovative methods  of  evaluation  and   to  conduct   its  own  examinations  as  a  means of achieving  higher   standards   and   greater   creativity   in  the  field of education. St. Joseph’s College for Women follows the system of autonomy  conferred on the college by the UGC in 1987 in recognition of its excellence in providing education to young women. The College has successfully completed 25 years of Autonomy with a number of programs in 2012-2013.

            Every undergraduate student   of    the   college   who   completes   the   course successfully will, however, be awarded the Degree by Andhra University, with the name of St. Joseph’s College for Women (Autonomous).

           St. Joseph’s College for Women (Autonomous), follows the Semester pattern   requiring   six   Semesters   of   study   for  the  Bachelor’s  Degree,  each Semester  being  of  18  weeks  duration,   approximately.  Courses are classified as Foundation   Courses, Core Courses and Choice based Interdisciplinary Electives.

            Foundation Courses and Core Courses are obligatory for all students. Foundation Courses include General English, Second Language (Telugu/ Hindi / French) and General Education Courses. Choice based Interdisciplinary electives and career electives are part of General Education. Choice based core electives are also offered by some Departments. Interdisciplinary Electives are those, which a student can choose from among several such courses offered by various Departments.

Undergraduate Courses: (Semester System)

The courses offered in the college are Three Year B.A., B.Com,  B.Sc. & B.Sc. Home Science Courses. The UG Program comprises two parts.

PART IFoundation Courses

1.Languages   : a) General English

                            b) Telugu / Hindi / French / Sanskrit

2. General Education:

a)  Human values Professional Ethics

b)  Communication Skills -I

c)  Leadership Education

d)  Communication Skills -II

e)  Information & Communication Technology  -I

f)  Environmental Studies

g)  Analytical Skills

h) Information & Communication Technology -II

i)  Entrepreneurship Education

j)  Communication Skills - III          

PART II  Core Courses:

                        COMBINATIONS                                                                         MEDIUM

B.A.    : History, Economics, Political Science                                              

            : * English Language & Literature, Psychology,                                English

               Office Management.

            : *English Language & Literature, Psychology,

              Journalism and Mass Communication                                                   

            : English, Economics, Political Science                                                  

            : Commerce, Economics, Management studies


B.Com :  Bachelor of Commerce

B.B.A   :  Bachelor of Business Administration                                                                

B.Sc.   : Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry                                                            

             : Mathematics, Physics, Computer Science    

             : Mathematics, Economics, Computers            

             : Mathematics, Statistics, Computer Science                                        

             : Chemistry, Botany, Zoology                                                                                      

             : *Bio – Technology, Bio – Chemistry & Chemistry



B.Sc.   : *Home Science (with Computer Applications)                                         

             *Summer internship is compulsory   


Home Science Course includes 3 core subjects –

Core I      -  Nutrition

Core II    -  Human Development

Core III  -  Resource Management.

Many more interesting subjects like Physiology, BioChemistry / History of Costume Design, Microbiology / Hygiene & Public Health, Basic Research Methodology, and Entrepreneurship Development / Project Work are included making in the course Holistic











 Procedure of Admission

·         Separate Application forms for Degree-Arts and Degree- Science can be obtained from the college office on payment of Rs.200 /-

·         Application for each combination must be made on separate forms.

·         All correspondence should be addressed to

The Principal, St.Joseph’s College for Women (Autonomous), Gnanapuram, Visakhapatnam – 530 004.

·         Application without the Metric/I.C.S.E./S.S.C/C.B.S.E. marks sheet will not be considered.

·         Applicants eligible for interview will receive Phone Call and this selection will be valid only up to the date mentioned. Those who do not receive any communication from the College should understand that they are not selected.     

      Selected candidates should pay the prescribed fees not later than the date mentioned on the   Interview  Call and produce  the following Certificates in Original and Xerox Copy.

  a)      Transfer and Conduct Certificate.

b)      S.S.C. /Matriculation/I.C.S.E. /C.B.S.E. Certificate.

c)      Statement of Marks and Pass Certificate.

d)     Migration Certificate of other than SSC Board

e)      One copy of latest passport-size photograph.

f)       Photo copy of Caste, Aadhar and Income Certificate.

g)      An undertaking that the students will not take up any fulltime Job / Course (9 AM to 4 PM) during their course of study in the College.

h)      A certificate of Physical Fitness from a certified Medical Practitioner. 


              The Term Fees will NOT be refunded if a student leaves the college once she has been enrolled and her name entered in the College Records.


For Applications BA/ BCOM/ BBA:  Click Here

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