DEPARTMENT OF PHYSICAL EDUCATION
The scintillating performance of its sportspersons has made St. Joseph’s College, Alappuzha proud. Our Basketball team was the reigning champion for nearly twelve years in a row and many players had represented India too. In aquatics also St. Joseph’s made a remarkable name. The college has also produced international stars in canoeing, kayaking and rowing. We are the reigning champions in water sports for the past 10 years, winning Open Nationals and All India Inter-Varsity championships.
Nearly for twelve years consecutively, it was a golden period for the college as far as basketball is concerned. Most of the years, they were the winners of All India Inter Varsity competitions. A large number of our players represented India often. Many of them are working in Indian Railways and Electricity Board now. Similarly in the field of aquatics also we had a long successful stint.
The college at present stands in the vanguard of water sports. We have 11 international stars in rowing, canoeing and kayaking. All of them represented India, making us proud. Apart from this, they have won scores of gold medals in several (Junior and Senior) National Rowing, Kayaking and Canoeing competitions.
Similarly in various other sports and games, i.e. in Table Tennis, Chess, Half Marathon, Kho-kho, Athletics, Shuttle Badminton, Boxing, Aquatics, Cross-Country Race etc the college has won several prizes in the Kerala University Level Competitions.