St Joseph's College, Darjeeling
This article needs additional citations for verification. (May 2019) (Learn how and when to remove this template message)
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. 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.
Motto in English
|Lift up your heart|
|Affiliation||University of North Bengal|
|Jesuit (Roman Catholic)|
|Principal||Fr. Dr. Donatus Kujur, S.J.|
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.
- Birendra Bir Bikram Shah Dev, former king of Nepal
- Gyanendra Bir Bikram Shah Dev, former king of Nepal
- Dhirendra Bir Bikram Shah Dev, former crown prince of Nepal
- Paras Shah, former crown prince and heir apparent of deposed king Gyanendra of Nepal
- Mahendra P. Lama, acclaimed economist of India and Professor at Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi
- Jyoti Prakash Tamang, food microbiologist and N-Bios laureate
- Danny Denzongpa, Indian film actor, singer, film director and businessman.
- Louis Banks, Indian film music composer, singer, record producer, keyboardist and musician .