Year of Establishment: 10.06.2002
Permission Order: No. ED/49/SHH/2002, Bangalore, dated June 10, 2002
Present Strength: 454
Cumulative Strength of Students from 2002: 1935
Sr Jyothi Fernandes, the Provincial Superior of Mysore had a dream for St Joseph’s Institutions. She expressed her desire to open a Pre University college at Hunsur which was welcomed by her Council as well as the Generalate. Sr Emily who was the Deputy Secretary of UFES, in whose dictionary the word ‘impossible’ did not exist started working on the long and difficult procedure of obtaining permission from the Pre University Board. After much effort she succeeded. Subsequently the Pre University College took birth in the year 2002. Arts and Science sections were started immediately. Later in the year 2003 Commerce stream was added. Sr Emily D’Souza took the reins in her own hand and continues to do so to date in spite of her poor health. The old Kannada Medium School building which waited demolition became the temporary abode for the Pre University students. Simultaneously a beautiful college building designed in the latest architectural taste, well furnished classrooms and sophisticated laboratories (for- Physics, Chemistry, Biology and computer science) were put up in St Joseph’s campus. Sr Emily after having visited a few colleges in Mysore City personally supervised the construction and ensured it was a full-fledged college building with the necessary infrastructure. Mysore Province funded the entire project.
Numerous developments have taken place during these past sixteen years. The most significant one is the construction of a new college building, college auditorium, a cycle stand and a playground earmarked for volleyball, throw ball and athletics. Rain water harvesting system is put in place. To save the mother earth, under the slogan ‘Go Green’ many saplings were planted. These have grown into big trees and provide a salubrious environment in the College.
Year 2014-15, brought a change in the administration with the entry of a new Principal Sr. Marina Crasta., Sr. Emily D’Souza (2002- 2014) the Principal of the PU college was transferred as the Principal of the Degree College. In the year 2016-17, Sr. Marina Crasta (2014- 2016) was transferred and Sr. Anitha D’Souza was appointed as the Principal of St. Joseph P.U. College, Hunsur.
The total number of students who have passed out from the College is 1935 and the present strength is 454. There is an increasing awareness that there is much more to be achieved