** One who understands much displays a greater simplicity of character than one who understands little.
St. Joseph’s College for Women caters to around 1200 students with the support of about 70 teaching staff and 30 non teaching staff. Among the teaching staff, about 40 % have PhD and most of the rest have M. Phil. as their highest degree while several are engaged in the process of obtaining their doctorate. Several members of the staff are engaged in externally funded research projects.
The college was awarded B++ grade scoring 82.5% in the first NAAC accreditation process conducted in 2004. The college has been able to combine the core values of higher education upheld by the Higher Educational Council and NAAC with its own vision and mission which stem from the educational policy evolved by the Canossian Congregation, guided by the precepts of St. Magdalene of Canossa, the founder of the order, thus ensuring value based education that aims at global competencies. Since the last accreditation, the college has made considerable progress academically and in the updation of its infrastructure facilities, while continuing to make its presence felt in the co-curricular and extra-curricular scenario.
The college is the centre of many important socio-cultural events in Alleppey. The extension activities undertaken by the various organizations in the college including the NSS, the NCC, Women’s Study Unit, AICUF and Jesus Youth, have had far-reaching impact on the community around. The alumni of the college have excelled in diverse spheres as evidenced by their success in their respective fields.