Important Milestones of the institution

  • 1882

    Founded by Fathers of the French Foreign Mission, affiliated to the University of Madras as a Second Grade College

  • 1925

    Main building put up with enrollment of 350 students

  • 1926

    University of Madras granted the Institution the status of a First Grade College

  • 1937

  • 1949

    Following reorganisation of the state, College was affiliated to Mysore University

  • 1967

    College is granted permanent affiliation to Bangalore University

  • 1972

    Commerce Sections and Evening College Sections separated

  • 1982

    Centenary Year visit by H. E. Dr. Neelam Sanjeeva Reddy, President of India

  • 1982

    UGC Recognition (UGC Act 1956): 2(f) status (23/12/1982)

  • 1985

    UGC Recognition (UGC Act 1956): 12(B) status (28/5/1985)

  • 1986

    First affiliated college in Karnataka to offer postgraduate courses

  • 1988

    First college in Karnataka to get a Research Centre

  • 1999

    NAAC Accreditation I Cycle: Four Star level, Score (70-75%) (09/10/1999)

  • 2002

    Karnataka State Policy of Bifurcation: separation of St. Joseph's PU College

  • 2001

    Shifted to the New Buildings, its present location at #36 Lalbagh Road

  • 2004

    Accredited by UGC as 'College with Potential for Excellence' (CPE) (03/11/2004)

  • 2006

    NAAC Accreditation II Cycle: 'A' level (Score 85.3%) (02/02/2006)

  • 2007

    Celebration of 125th Anniversary: Chief Guest Sri. Somnath Chatterjee

  • 2009

    Release of commemorative stamp by India Post (1/08/2009)

  • 2010

    UGC: Extension of Autonomous Status (2010-2011 to 2015-2016)

  • 2012

    NAAC Accreditation III Cycle: 'A' level: Score (3.73/4) (10/03/2012)

  • 2014

    Accredited by UGC as 'College for Excellence' (CE)

  • 2014

    Inauguration of the Auditorium Complex

  • 2015

    Granted status of DST-FIST College

  • 2016

    UGC: Extension of Autonomous Status (2016-2022)

  • 2017

    NAAC Accreditation IV Cycle: 'A++' level: Score (3.79/4) (30/10/2017)