Founder of the Jesuits

St. Ignatius Loyola is the Founder of the Jesuit Order that runs St. Joseph’s Community College. Born in Spain, he gave up his career as a soldier under the King, to become a soldier of Jesus Christ and worked to establish a world of humanity and justice.

Through his sharp analysis of society, he realized the need for higher education and considered higher education as an important device to bring about positive changes in society.

There are 20,000 Jesuits in the world today in different works with a heavy concentration in higher education. Keeping with the inspiration of the Founder, St. Joseph’s continues to provide an education of excellence with relevance for the transformation of society. Students enrolled here are expected to develop right attitudes towards life with appropriate skills and high competence.

Jesuit education is inspired by a vision of man drawn from the life and teaching of Jesus Christ who has always been respected and admired by the people of India. It is also based on the principles of character-formation elaborated by St. Ignatius of Loyola. This vision and these principles give the Jesuit Institutions a specific character and set before their staff and students high ideals of humanism and service, towards which they are invited continually to strive.

A Jesuit Institution aims at the integral personal formation of the young. To accomplish this, special efforts are made :
To help students become mature, spiritually oriented men of character;
To encourage them continually to strive after excellence in every field;
To encourage them continually to strive after excellence in every field;
To value and judiciously use their freedom;
To be clear and firm on principles and courageous in action;
To be unselfish in the service of their fellowmen and women;
To become agents of needed social change in their country.