St Joseph's College, Nainital
|St. Joseph's College|
|Nainital, Uttarakhand, India|
|Principal||Dr. Peter Emmanuel|
|Colour(s)||Dark blue, green and white|
|Sports||Soccer, cricket, lawn tennis, basketball, swimming, field hockey, track and field, squash, boxing, badminton, softball, gymnastics, table tennis, and billiards|
|Information||+91(5942) 235037, 231185, 238097|
Gandhi (St. Peters) |
Nehru (St. Francis)
Pant (St. Patricks)
Tagore (St. Pauls)
|Motto (Latin)||Certa Bonum Certamen ('Fight the Good Fight')|
St. Joseph's College Nainital was established in 1888. The site was the location of a seminary, run by the Italian Capuchin Fathers. The seminary later reopened as a Catholic school for boys: St. Joseph's College. The school is still referred to as "SEM" (for Seminary). In 1892 four Christian Brothers took formal charge of St. Joseph's College and thus began the involvement of the Christian Brothers in the running of the school.
St. Joseph's College is one of the 20 educational institutions in India conducted by the Congregation of Christian Brothers, a pontifical institute, founded in Ireland in 1802 by Edmund Ignatius Rice, a wealthy Catholic layman, who was beatified in 1996.
The boys are ages 6 to 18. Roll strength is about 960, with 360 boarders. New admissions are taken only in classes one, three and eleven. The school is affiliated to the Council for the Indian School Certificate Examinations and prepares students for the ICSE examinations. It has a plus-two section for the ISC examination.
The school is at an altitude of about 2,000 meters above sea level amidst the idyllic surroundings of Kumaon Hills. St. Joseph's focuses on all-round development of students and co-curricular activities are considered equally important with studies.
St. Joseph's has seven playing fields, a gymnasium, lawn tennis, two squash courts, basketball court, billiard tables, and a swimming pool. The school takes part in inter-college events. St. Joseph has football teams (minis, juvies, U-18) that have earned a name for themselves over the years with consistent performance and tournament victories.
St. Joseph's hosts inter-school events: Edmund Rice Meet and Nirip Deep Memorial Soccer Tournament. Events like quizzes, debates, declamations and elocution are held.
- Major Rajesh Singh Adhikari + - Maha Vir Chakra (Kargil War hero)
- Vice Admiral Rustom K. S. Ghandhi, PVSM, Vir Chakra (Goa war) ^ - # Governor Himachal Pradesh, # Chairman, India Shipping Corporation.
- Commodore (Navy) Gokul Theogaraj
- Commodore (Coast Guards) Amit Bhandari - Principal Director (Aviation)
- Air Marshal Errol D'Noronha ^ - Royal Air Force (U.K)
- Air Marshal K.D.K. (Keith) Lewis PVSM, AVSM, VM, ^ - Indian Air Force
- Air Commodore Kishore Dhami
- Group Captain Ram Kishen (Kaka) +
- Lt. Gen. Gajendra Singh Rawat PVSM, AVSM ^ - # Vice Chief Indian Army
- Lt. Gen. Zameerud-din Shah - Armed Forces Tribunal, # Deputy Chief Indian Army, Vice Chancellor, AMU
- Lt. Gen. D. S. Barthwal - # Director General of Military Intelligence
- Lt. Gen. Shankar Ranjan Ghosh,PVSM,AVSM,SM - General Officer Commanding-in-Chief, Western Command.
- Lt. Gen. Suraj S.J.B Rana - Director General, Health Services, Govt of Nepal.
- Maj. Gen. Gopal Kishen (Guppi) +
- Maj. Gen. Surendra Shah ^
- Maj. Gen. Shiv Jaiswal ^
- Maj. Gen. I. J. S. Bora ^
- Maj. Gen. M.M.Rai ^
- Maj. Gen. J.M. Rai ^
- Maj. Gen. V.K. Joshi ^
- Maj. Gen. Subroto Kundu ^ Army doctor and author
- Maj Gen Abhay Singh Karki - Commandant, 2 Independent Armored Brigade
- Brig. K. C. Mahajan - Commandant Ordnance Services, 4 Corps, Tezpur
- Brig. Ajay Sah SM - DS Army War College, Mhow
- Brig. D.S. Negi - GOC og 39 Mountain Division
- Brig. Vijay Pande - Addl Dy Gen of Adm & Coord, Army HQ
- Brig. Rakesh Kohli ^ - # Commandant Kumaon Regimental
- Brig. Swatantra Kumar Sapru ^ - # Commandant Kumaon Regimental
- Brig. Vivek Metha ^ - # Deputy Director General, Weapons & Equipment, Army HQ
- Brig. Mukesh Joshi
- Brig. HS Sandhu ^, VSM
- Colonel Rajesh Shah Vir Chakra
- K. C. Pant + - # Union minister with Cabinet rank & # Vice Chairman Planning Commission
- Prof. Rajendra Singh (Rajju Bhayia) + - # Head, Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS)
- K.C. Singh Baba - Member of Parliament, Nainital and # Champion, International Power-lifter
- Kirti Vardhan Singh - Member of Parliament 12th and 14th Lok Sabha
- Peter de Noronha + - philanthropist and civil servant
- Neeraj Roy - MD and CEO, Hungama Digital Media Entertainment Pvt. Ltd.
- Sorab K. Ghandhi - Prof. Emeritus of Electrophysics, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, USA. Author of 180 research papers and four engineering books
- Naseeruddin Shah - Film actor; recipient of Padma Bhushan
- Neelesh Misra - songwriter, journalist and author
- Paritosh Painter - theatre actor, director and film, TV writer.
- Suhel Seth-Actor
- Manoj Joshi- Editor, Mail Today, Distinguished Fellow, Observer Research Foundation
- Cedric D'Souza- # Coach India national field hockey team
- Richard James Allen + - # Goalkeeper India national field hockey team, Olympian
- Ronald Riley - # Center forward Australia national field hockey team, Olympian
- Kevin Carton - # Captain Australia national field hockey team, Olympian
- Freddie Scott - # Hockey player for Great Britain, Olympian
- Trevor Vanderputt - # Rangers Captain and Bengal selector; Director of Coaching, Hockey, Australia
- Noel de Lima Leiato + - All India football commentator and analyst, associated with Vasco SC
# = Former
+ = Deceased
^ = Retired
- Ankit Sharma - United Nations Development Program (UNDP), United Nations Organization
The school's magnificent buildings have featured in Indian films. The best known, which have won numerous awards, are Masoom (winner of 4 Filmfare awards) and Koi Mil Gaya (winner of 5 Filmfare awards).
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