St Joseph's College, Darjeeling
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St Joseph's College is a government-aided, Christian minority, co-educational college in West Bengal, India about 3 km north of downtown Darjeeling. It has been awarded Grade A by NAAC. It grew out of St. Joseph's School established in 1888. The college began in 1927 when it was affiliated to Calcutta University. In 1962 the college was affiliated with the newly established University of North Bengal Undergraduate programs include Liberal Arts, Commerce and Science, as well as Business Administration Mass Communication & Journalism and Computer Application. The college boasts a host of co-curricular and extra-curricular activities to expand the students' potential.
Motto in English
|Lift up your heart|
|Type||Govt-Aided; Similarly Private Collegee (Co-educational)|
|Affiliation||University of North Bengal|
|Jesuit (Roman Catholic)|
|Principal||Fr. Dr. Donatus Kujur, S.J.|
Lebong Cart Rd, North Point,,
In 1927 the college was affiliated to Calcutta University. By 1949 it was fully accredited to offer courses in B.A. and B.Sc. In 1962 with the establishment of the University of North Bengal the college was affiliated to that university. In 1963 St. Joseph's moved to new school premises at the present site. A master's degree in English has been offered since 2006.
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- Gyanendra Shah, Nepal's ex-king, who ruled Nepal 2 times .
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- St.Josephs College
- University of North Bengal
- University Grants Commission
- National Assessment and Accreditation Council