110th anniversary of St Joseph's Indian Institutions

110th anniversary of St Joseph's Indian Institutions

St Joseph’s Indian Institutions that has produced a number of well-known personalities such as T V Mohandas Pai, chairman, Manipal Global Education, Roger Binny, former Indian cricketer and T S Krishnamurthy, former Chief Election Commissioner of India will celebrate its 110th anniversary on January 10 and January 12.

Fr Sunith Prabhu, Director, PUC and Middle School, St Joseph’s Indian Institutions, told Deccan Herald: “We are expecting as many as 2,000 alumni to attend the celebrations. On the first day, there will be a get-together of all the alumni. On the second day, there will be a cultural programme and a play showcasing the history of the institution.”

St Joseph’s Indian Educational Institutions was started in 1904 by the priests of Paris Mission Society. It was established in the basement of their St Joseph’s European School building on Residency Road.

The management of the school was taken over in 1937 by the Society of Jesus, founded by St Ignatius of Loyola in 1540. In 1968, the school moved to its present location.

Present location
Over the years, the institution has steadily grown and expanded. In the last 110 years till date, more than 50,000 students have studied in this institution.

St Joseph’s Indian Institutions also comprises a primary school that was started in 2014. It also has a middle school and a high school. A composite PU College was established on 2006. In 2007, the St Joseph’s Indian Community College came into existence and in 2009, it became co-ed.