St. Joseph's College expands the potential of students through various co-curricular and extra-curricular activities. Some of the basic organization that the University has are AICUF, NSS, NCC, Current Affairs Forum,etc
In 1927, the College was affiliated to the Calcutta University. By 1949 the college was fully accredited to offer courses in B.A. and B.Sc. Later, in 1962 with the establishment of the University of North Bengal the college was affiliated to that university. In 1963, the college moved out of the school premises into the present site. The college is now in the 82nd year of its service.
Honours in English, Nepali, Political Science, Economics, History, Botany, Zoology, Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics, Accountancy, M.A. in English B.Sc Microbiology (Honours), B.Sc Computer Science (Honours and General), Bachelor of Computer Applications (B.C.A.), Bachelor of Business Administration (B.B.A.) B.A. Mass Communication and Journalism (Honours and General) - self-financed courses. Besides these the college offers eleven different Career-Oriented Programmes as add-on courses.
The students and staff are involved in various co-curricular activities like National Cadets Corps (NCC), Current Affairs Forum, National Service Scheme, Nature Club, AICUF, Women's Cell, Career Guidance Cell, etc. The research centre for studies in Rural Economy, Appropriate Technology and Environment(CREATE) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the International Forestry Resources and Institutions (IFRI), University of Indiana, USA. Another Memorandum of Understanding was signed with the University of Manitoba in October 2002.