From the Director's Desk

Dear Alumnus

Loving greetings and warm wishes from Director, Alumni Association, St. Joseph’s College, your Alma Mater. I am immensely happy and proud to know that you are an alumnus of St Joseph’s College, Tiruchirapalli, the great temple of learning.

My dear Josephite, please remember, when you become a member of the Alumni/ae Family, you are not alone; your world is more enlarged than you can ever imagine, and you are part of the local, regional, national and global network of Jesuit Alumni Associations. It is really amazing to see how our network operates at various levels!

At the state-level, The Alumni Association of all the Jesuit educational institutions(Schools, Training institutions and Colleges) are connected through JAAT(Jesuit Alumni Association of Tamilnadu); At the National level, The Association are connected through JAAI(Jesuit Alumni Association of India); At the international level all the alumni of jesuit schools, colleges and universities are networked through WUJA(World Union Of Jesuit Alumni). This is how you, as an alumnus, get connected at the global level. Now let us explore our St Joeph's College Alumni Network(SJCAN). Pause for a moment! Our new Website Team is fully engaged in bringing out colorful content-rich webpages. Well, Rome wasn't built in a day.

SJC Alumni Network (SJCAN)


This is the fast-expanding and fast-shrinking family of Josephites--encompassing three generations down and trans-continental members of St Joseph's College, Tiruchirapalli, Tamil Nadu, India. Did you ever intuitively hear the echo of your alma matter beckoning? We gain so much more than just an education from our school and college, so it is imperative that we try to give as much back. The term alma mater is reason enough, but if you need further motivation to give back to your school or college, read on: Alumni play a large role in determining the future and continued development of an institution. Your donations go a long way to support scholarships for deserving students who are short of funds. You are giving back to more than just your alma mater in this case; you are also helping someone gain a valuable asset, a quality education. A true indicator of the love for and loyalty to one’s alma mater is the extent to which one is willing to support it financially. When colleges get it right, they produce graduates who are successful in their chosen path and have an affinity to and love for their alma mater. One of the best ways graduates can demonstrate that loyalty is by donating to their school. There are many reasons alumni give back to their college: to show appreciation for the education and development the school provided them; to provide others with a similar experience; to stay connected to the college community; and even to reap the social and emotional benefits associated with being a donor.


Is it not your Almamater that calls you back? Get Connected!which has nurtured, shaped and widened the intellectual horizon for your career. Sjcala members are at the center of the SJC’s vibrant alumni community. If you value higher education and want to stay connected to the world of ideas, fellowship, fun and spirit you found at the SJC, membership is for you. Join 25,000 SJC alumni and friends who have chosen to keep their SJC connection strong. Be a member The SJC Alumni Association has a critical mission The SJC Alumni Association has supported the SJC and higher education in the southern part of India, and engaged, informed and assisted its membership. Sjcala members stand together in pursuit of this mission, and you are invited to join the cause. Join now Member dues sustain important programs Sjcala member dues support scholarships and grants to student organizations to help students make the most of their time at the SJC. Dues also fund SJC Impact, an official Sjcala group that helps people advocate for the SJC and higher education in their communities. The Sjcala’s premium benefits, great events, and award-winning publications like Columns magazine are all made possible by member dues. Join now Membership keeps you connected There’s so much happening at the SJC, and as a member you won’t miss out. Whether you’re interested in groundbreaking SJC research, happenings on campus and across the country, lectures from influential figures or news about the people and history of your college, membership keeps you connected


Get Involved! When alumni get together and form a group, a lot can happen. We share big ideas, discover business leads, and open the door to exciting new opportunities. Would you like to share your insight and experience with students and alumni seeking knowledge about your professional field? Update your career history and contact information in the Alumni Directory. This powerful tool makes it easy to network and can be accessed by UChicago students and alumni. Get started here.  By updating your directory listing, you open up the opportunity for students and alumni to get in touch with you for networking and mentoring.


Get Inspired! Strike a deal over a cup of coffee at Alumni Events/Reunions. It starts with one conversation—One cup of coffee can spark a great friendship. One handshake can do more than a hundred cold calls. One face-to-face meeting can launch your career in a thrilling new direction. Meet your old friends and exchange your stories.