St. Joseph's College, Nainital
|Principal||Br. Hector Pinto|
|Colour(s)||Dark blue, green and white|
|Sports||Football, cricket, lawn tennis, basketball, swimming, field hockey, track and field, squash, boxing, badminton, softball, gymnastics, table tennis, and billiards|
|Houses|| Gandhi (St. Peters) |
Nehru (St. Francis)
Pant (St. Patricks)
Tagore (St. Pauls)
|Motto (Latin)||Certa Bonum Certamen ('Fight the Good Fight')|
The St Joseph's college was established in 1888. The site was the location of a seminary, run by the Italian Capuchin Fathers. The seminary later reopened as a Catholic school for boys: St Joseph's College. The school is still referred to as "SEM" (for Seminary). In 1892 four Christian Brothers took formal charge of St Joseph's College, Nainital and thus began the involvement of the Christian Brothers in the running of the school.
The St. Joseph's College is one of the 20 educational institutions in India conducted by the Congregation of Christian Brothers, a pontifical institute, founded in Ireland in 1802 by Edmund Ignatius Rice, a wealthy Catholic layman, who was beatified in 1996.
The boys are ages 6 to 18. Roll strength is about 1100, with 360 boarders. New admissions are taken only in classes one and eleven. The boarders are admitted from class 3 onwards. The school is affiliated to the Council for the Indian School Certificate Examinations and prepares students for the ICSE examinations. It has a plus-two section for the ISC examination.
St Joseph's College, Nainital has seven playing fields, a gymnasium, lawn tennis, two squash courts, basketball court, billiard tables, and a swimming pool. The school takes part in inter-college events. TheSchool has football teams (minis, juvies, U-18).
St Joseph's College Nainital hosts inter-school events: Edmund Rice Meet and Nirip Deep Memorial Soccer Tournament. Events like quizzes, debates, declamations and elocution are held.
- K. C. Pant – Union minister with Cabinet rank and Vice Chairman of the Planning Commission
- Rajendra Singh – head of Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh
- K. C. Singh Baba – Member of Parliament, Nainital and sportsman
- Kirti Vardhan Singh – Member of Parliament
- Lt Gen Zameer Uddin Shah
- Rajesh Singh Adhikari
- Rustom K. S. Ghandhi – governor of Himachal Pradesh
- Lt Gen Shankar Ranjan Ghosh - GOC-in-C Western Command
Business, commerce and industryEdit
• Ashish Sahai Mathur-Director, Serum Institute of India, Pune. Largest manufacturing company for vaccines in the world.
Education, fine arts and mediaEdit
- Sorab K. Ghandhi – scientist
- Naseeruddin Shah – film actor
- Neelesh Misra – songwriter, journalist and author[dead link]
- Paritosh Painter – theatre actor, director and film, TV writer
- Suhel Seth – actor
- Manoj Joshi – journalist
- Amit Abraham – psychologist
- Nitin Kakkar- Film Director
The school's magnificent buildings have featured in Indian films. The best known, which have won numerous awards, are Masoom (winner of 4 Filmfare Awards) and Koi... Mil Gaya (winner of 5 Filmfare Awards). The school Has also been portrayed in various TV series such as Breathe into the shadows. Jimmy Shergil's Collar Bomb and Web Series "Candy" starring Ronit Roy and recent movie Mrs. Serial Killer includes a still of the magnificent architecture.
- "Deputy Chairman's Profile". Planning Commission. Archived from the original on 4 December 2008.
- Bagchi, Subroto (13 July 2009). "Value before Valuation". Forbes India. Retrieved 25 August 2019.
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