|Motto||Latin: Pro Deo Et Patria|
("For God and Country")
|Principal||Dr.Sabu K Thomas|
|Affiliations||University of Calicut|
|Website||St. Joseph's College, Devagiri|
Location in Kerala
St. Joseph's College, Devagiri (India)
St. Joseph's College, Devagiri, also known as Devagiri College, is a college in Kozhikode, Kerala, India, offering graduation and postgraduation courses in arts and science. Students and alumni are called ‘Devagirians’. The college is in the Devagiri hills about 8 km east of Calicut (Kozhikode) city. It is run by the Carmelites of Mary Immaculate (CMI), an indigenous religious congregation founded in 1831. College ranked 60, in All India Ranking by National Institutional Ranking Framework during 2020.
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Envisioned by the CMI congregation and established in 1956, St. Joseph's College was inaugurated by the then-governor of Madras. The college added two postgraduate departments and a sports pavilion within five years of its inception. First affiliated to the University of Madras and then to the University of Kerala, the college is now under the University of Calicut.
Devagiri has turned out more than 200 toppers in university examinations and come out the university athletic champions 17 times.
Devagiri won 15 ranks in an academic year. With ten post-graduate departments. It has four research centres and wings offering M. G. University's off-campus programmes and courses recognized by DOEACC and ICAI. The college has won 150 first and second ranks since 1962. Nearly 100 students have passed the UGC-CSIR and JRF examinations.
The six-acre campus of sprawling greenery houses a nursery, a higher secondary school, schools for the physically and mentally challenged, men’s and women’s hostels, staff quarters and a chapel. The institution has an eight-lane track stadium, an auditorium and an open-air theatre, a computerized library (one of the biggest in Kerala) of about 50,000 books and journals, 47 computers installed in departments and laboratories, and Internet facility. About half of the 75 permanent teachers are PhDs or rank holders. More than a score of forums and clubs supplement the effort of the teachers.
St. Joseph's College, Devagiri is an autonomous college. It has autonomy in all academic matters and from the stage of admission to the conduct of examination to the publication of results. In January 2011, NAAC accredited the college with Grade A (CGPA 3.63). In 2016, the college was re-accredited as the first college to be awarded with A++ grade in the Country with a CGPA of 3.76 on a four-point scale. UGC recognized it as 'College with Potential for Excellence'.
Devagiri College is the topmost NAAC-accredited college in Kerala with the highest CGPA. It is for achievements of this sort that a survey conducted by India Today[when?] zeroed in on Devagiri as one of the best ten colleges in Kerala; SS Music Channel, Chennai singled out Devagiri for a special episode telecast in 2004.
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