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St.Joseph's College for Women - College Profile


Name of the College
Year of Establishment
Name of the Principal
Dr. (Sr.) N.D. Veronica
Name of the Correspondent
Sr. Alice Marie

St. Joseph's College for Women (Autonomous), Affiliated to Andhra University, is managed by the Sisters of St. Joseph of Annecy. The college was founded in July 1958 in response to the local need for a women's college in the city of Visakhapatnam. 

The college has been contributing significantly to the cause of women's education at undergraduate level for four decades and more. The college has been working conscientiously and diligently to develop itself in a phase manner utilizing the various opportunities, provided by Andhra University, the state Government and University Grants Commission to evolve into a reputed institution of higher education dedicated to academic excellence. 

In this voyage of self discovery and self enhancement, the college has several achievements to its credit such as participation in COSIP (College Science Improvement Program), COHSSIP (College Humanities and Social Sciences Improvement Program), UGC Extension programs, offering new courses as per the needs of time and community, computerization, Internet connectivity, Vocationalisation and Restructuring of courses to name a few. 

In recognition of its services and dynamism, Andhra University and UGC conferred the Autonomous status on the college in 1987 the first college to become autonomous in Andhra University area. The National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC) has awarded the college a Three Star status (the second college in Andhra University to be assesses and accredited to date) in 2001.     





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