Welcome To St. Joseph’s Pre-University College
The Society of Jesus was founded by St. Ignatius of Loyola in 1540. It had a mission objective of the education of worldwide youth around the world. St. Joseph’s Pre-University College, Anekal was part of this vision was founded in 2010 by the Karnataka Jesuit Educational Society for the education and service of the young minds without any distinction of caste or creed.
SJPUC Anekal aims at bringing Jesuit education to the large rural population of this region. Started on June 2010 with 165 students and 12 staff members, today it has grown with more than 500 students and 27 well qualified staff members. Students study in both I and II PU in different streams: PCMB, PCMC, HEBA, EBAC and HEPS, HEPK. In 2013 over 95% of students graduated and in 2014 it was 93%. Similarly in 2017, 93% of students have been graduated from our institution. Various activities, talents day, sports and cultural events are offered for the students. With its beautiful natural, rich campus our college offers a peaceful place for study to all the students.
The Success in St. Joseph’s is not defined just in terms of academic excellence, but in directing its educational efforts to make future leaders by character formation and social concern. The Motto of the College is “Knowledge for Liberation.” Education at St Joseph’s finds fulfilment in forming men and women who find themselves ‘Free’ as a result of the ‘Knowledge’ they acquire.
Vision of the College
The educational objective of St. Joseph’s College is to prepare men and women for the service of the Humanity. The College provides students with plentiful opportunities to critically understand society and its structures so that education becomes a tool to work for a human and just society. Stress is laid on academic excellence, character formation, social concern and human development
The college places very high value on academics. The courses are rigorous and need daily application. Assignments have to be submitted by the due date. College offers a wide variety of extra curricular activities. College has a reading room and a good library. To prepare assignments and papers, it is left to the students to make use of it as much as possible.
By the time one graduates, what is expected is to develop the art of critical and scientific thinking. There are various associations in the College. Humanities Association, Bio Science and Eco club, Physical Science Association, Language Associations, Debating association and other Associations under different faculties are meant to help to broaden horizons, develop self-esteem and confidence and to provide opportunities for the exercise of leadership. Students are requested to join at least one of the Associations and thus develop academic relationships and a spirit of enquiry.
Preparing persons for the service of others is the aim of education in St. Joseph’s. At the heart of the college is the Center for Social Concern. All students are invited to have a close relationship with this center for involvement in issues of public concern and develop social consciousness. We expect all our students to be sensitive to the poor and be persons of concern, compassion and conscience. The College offers numerous opportunities to gain an insight into injustices all around. The College expects all the students to be perceptive to the forces of communalism and casteism that threaten harmony and peace and inflict hardship on the common man. It is the vision of the College to train students who are socially conscious, ready to stake their lives for the oppressed and the exploited. Then alone the College will have succeeded in its mission.
Character development is the essential aspect of education. A person is what his values are. Character includes behaviour, values and attitudes to life and others and the way one faces life. The time in College is the period when one has to build up character, hard work, perseverance, honesty, integrity, sensitivity to others and universal love that embraces all people cutting across barriers of language, religion and caste. Essential to any character formation is self- discipline. Lack of discipline in the College results in chaos and disorder and learning becomes impossible.