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A Brief Histroy of the College
The College Section began as a part of St Joseph’s School, which started its journey in 1888. In 1927, the College Section (offering basically the Intermediate Course) was affiliated to the Calcutta University. By 1949, the College was fully accredited to give courses in B.A. and B.Sc. Later, with the establishment of the University of North Bengal in 1962, the College was affiliated to it. The College moved out of the school premises into the present site in 1963. In 1927, there were only four students in our College!
St Joseph's College is a Catholic Minority co-educational degree and Post-Graduate College managed by the Darjeeling Jesuits of North Bengal through St Joseph's North Point College Educational Trust. The Jesuit Fathers are members of the Society of Jesus, a Christian Religious Order founded by St Ignatius of Loyola in 1540. Since its origin the Society of Jesus has been active in the field of education throughout the world.
The College aims at contributing to a radical transformation of the present day society so that the principles of social justice, equal opportunities to all, genuine freedom, respect for religious, moral and cultural values may prevail. It aims at creating a more humane society. We expect our students to become effective and efficient men and women, not only for their own progress and prosperity but also for the transformation of the society they live in. Thus, they are expected to become agents of change and progress in their own communities.