Mr. Winston Churchill, late prime minister of England seems to have remarked once, while speaking about India’s north east, he said, She is an enigma, wrapped in a riddle hidden in a mystery. North east with its hundred tribes and hundred tongues, with its rainbow people, with its angelic music and ethnic diversity presents a tough challenge to all of us who are working in the north east. After wide consultation and discussions the Catholic Church, critically understanding the need and ramifications of higher education took the challenging and decisive step to open the St. Joseph’s college in the heart of the tribal set up in 1985. Today the college has been accepted unequivocally as a trend setter and path finder in the sphere of higher education and remains as a towering leader among other higher educational institutions accredited to the Nagaland University.
The college offers regular and professional Under Graduate and Post graduate programmes. Realising the advantages of value addition programmes the college, has in the past five years, offered several add-on and enrichment courses. Taking into consideration the marginalized and the poor we have introduced the community college to take care and enhance the chance of the students who have been left behind in the cut-throat competitive world.
This multi-faculty and multi-faceted institution today has an enrolment of 3590 students, 95 faculty members and 21 office staff. Dr. Fr. Sebastian Ousepparampil is the Principal of the institution. The college envisages a holistic approach to education that not only ensures academic excellence, but also equips the youth to face the challenges in life, by fostering values, traditions, imbibing emotional maturity, and integrating attitudes and cultural contents. The college institutionalised value education and community extension services from the beginning. The counselling and mentoring service reaches out to everyone in need
The college has made remarkable strides in curricular, co-curricular and extra-curricular activities and has developed add on courses according to the demand and need. The college can boast of an excellent student support system, career guidance, counselling and library. The stakeholders, alumni, local bodies are an integral part of the college and make significant contribution to both infrastructural expansion and academic enrichment. The infrastructural and educational resources have been constantly expanded and upgraded with state of the art technology to meet the growing academic requirements. The use of technologyin administration, modern pedagogy and library has helped the quality of teaching-learning process. The revolution has changed the face of learning. This also has reinforced the campus culture of learn, excel and lead with the motto “rise and shine.’ In brief, all efforts are made to sustain and enhance quality through the blending of innovative measures and traditional tribal values.
As we strive to maintain the cutting edge quality and high performance the institution look forward to get a higher grade as a result of this assessment and then go on to become an autonomous institution to serve the people of Nagaland and north east in the near future.