St Joseph's College, Darjeeling

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St Joseph's College
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Motto Sursum Corda
Established 1888
Type College (Co-educational)
Principal K. L. George
Location Darjeeling, West Bengal, India
Campus Urban

St Joseph's College is a government-aided, Christian minority, co-educational college in Darjeeling, West Bengal, India. The college campus is located about 3 km north from downtown Darjeeling. The college was established in 1888 along with the School Department and was affiliated to Calcutta University in 1927. In 1962, with the establishment of the University of North Bengal, the college was affiliated to this university. Besides offering undergraduate courses in liberal arts, commerce and science, it also offers undergraduate studies in business administration and computer application. A masters degree in English has been offered from 2006.

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.

Courses offered[edit]

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.

Notable alumni[edit]

Student life[edit]

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.


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