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St Joseph's College is a government-aided, Christian minority, co-educational college in Darjeeling, 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[1]. A master's degree in English has been offered since 2006. The college boasts a host of co-curricular and extra-curricular activities to expand the students' potential.

St Joseph's College
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MottoSursum Corda
Motto in English
Lift up your heart
TypeCollege (Co-educational)
Established1888; 131 years ago (1888)
AffiliationUniversity of North Bengal
Religious affiliation
Jesuit (Roman Catholic)
PrincipalFr. Dr. Donatus Kujur, S.J.
West Bengal
WebsiteSt.Josephs College


The College in 1894

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.

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  1. ^ "B.Sc.  (Honours)". Retrieved 18 September 2019.
  2. ^ "NAAS Fellows". National Academy of Agricultural Sciences. 6 December 2017. Retrieved 6 December 2017.