About St. Joseph's College For Women

NACC Accredited A Grade College

St. Joseph’s College for Women, Alappuzha, is a prestigious institution standing at the vanguard of higher education for women in Kerala.  Set in the heartland of the historical town of Alappuzha, famed internationally as the Venice or Leiden of the East, the college is located in a central place easily accessible by road, rail and waterways. Envisioned by the International Congregation of Canossian Daughters of Charity, and established in 1954, the college which is affiliated to the University of Kerala, as been imparting value-based quality education as one of the well renowned Arts and Science Colleges in the region.  Managed by the Canossian Educational Society, it upholds the precepts of the holy Foundress Magdalene of Canossa from Verona, Italy, who held that real value of education lies in the formation of hearts. True to its motto, Virtus et Scientia, (Virtue and Knowledge) the college makes it a point to impart liberal education based on secular, moral and spiritual principles with an idea to fashion a humane society spearheaded by its students, many of whom hail from the marginalized sections of the society, especially the coastal belt, who leave the portals as able and ......

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Guiding Spirit

St. Joseph's College for Women was established in 1954 by the Canossian Daughters of Charity, an international congregation of missionary sisters. It is situated in the heartland of the Alleppey town, which is historically renowned in the world mercantile map for its coir and spices trade and now acclaimed as a major international tourist destination, as the land of boat races, backwaters, canals, and lagoons. It has catered to the cause of women's education for fifty-six long years leaving an indelible imprint in the society around as a reputed center for higher education in the state of Kerala, scaling peaks of excellence in both academic and extra-curricular fields. What started as a Junior college under the leadership of M. Fernanda Riva, the first ......

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Our Mission and Vision

  • To fulfill the vision of the foundress St. Magdalene of Canossa in the formation of hearts we commit ourselves to form intellectually trained, morally upright, socially committed and spiritually inspired young women, especially the poor and the marginalized, who will efficiently and effectively contribute their share towards the building up of a better society based on the values of truth and love.
  • To form responsible citizens who will serve as role models and good mothers of families
  • To provide an empowering environment that helps to actualize the potential and talent in both the teacher and the learner.
  • To devote ourselves to the pursuit of excellence and the creation of values
  • To integrate the physical, social, mental and spiritual dimensions of human needs and capacities
  • To profit from the synergy of team work and effective interdependence.

Principal's Desk

“What sculpture is to a block of marble, education is to the human soul”, says Joseph Addison.  We, at St. Joseph’s College for Women, Alappuzha, are committed to the comprehensive holistic development of each student, so as to prepare, intellectually trained, morally upright, socially committed, and spiritually inspired individuals who would be pillars of the society, lights of the world, and makers of enduring homes.  The educational philosophy of our foundress, St. Magdalene of Canossa, stressing the need to value “the benefit of education in the formation of the heart”, underpins all our efforts.  The academic and non-academic activities undertaken in the institution are geared towards this goal.  
The distinguishing aspect of the college is a conductive, politics-free atmosphere for pursuing studies while providing the students with a value-based education, which would impart them with the necessary life skills.  We believe that all the efforts put in would help them develop confidence, poise and a strong value system, and make them truly empowered.  Our highly skilled and reputed faculty members are committed to the overall nurture of each individual student, through effective tutoring and counseling.  The rising graph of the results with each passing year bears testimony to the quality education provided by the college. 
It is the dedication, cooperation and ......

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Our Values

The values of the College, rooted in the teachings of Jesus Christ and in the heritage of the Canossian Daughters of Charity, an international congregation of missionary sisters., are the foundation for the College's educational mission. Taken to heart, these values exist at our very core; they are made visible in our daily interactions. Through a process of discernment based on dialogue and reflection, we designate the following as the Core Values of our College.


Rooted in the teachings of Jesus Christ and the Catholic Church, nevertheless, we respect diverse religious traditions and honor each individual's religious beliefs. Through the curriculum, sacramental opportunities, and co-curricular activities, we invite all ......

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Awards & Achievements

Result Comparison with University
Eng. Mal. Phy. Che. Bot. Zoo. Mat. Eco. Com.
University 90 50 79 67 89 90 100 90 80
College 60 67 45 56 67 34 34 67 67
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0477 2244622