St.Josephs’ Junior College for Girls is one of the educational Institutions established by the Congregation of Jesus Mary Joseph belonging to the Roman Catholic Church. It is a minority institution, registered under the societies Registration Act XXI of 1860. It is given minority status certificate declaring it as a minority education institution in the certificate No 121/3847/M & R/A2 /99c by the Secretary to Government, Minorities Welfare Department A.P. Secretariat, Hyderabad, Dt.26-7-1999.
It aims at imparting sound Christian Education, Primarily to the Roman Catholic students, of Christian religion. It is also open to the other sections of Christian faith, and other communities irrespective of caste and creed. It awakens and inspire in students high ideals of service, social justice and the prominent role they play as makers of home and society.
St.Joseph’s Multipurpose School, Guntur was upgraded to St. Joseph’s Junior College for girls, Nallapadu in 1969. The seat of the first Principal was honored by Sr. Helen. Sr. Scholastica was the correspondent. Rt.Rev.Mgr. Ignatius D.D., Bishop of Guntur laid the foundation stone on the 8th December, 1969. Very soon a structure arose and the College was shifted to Nallapadu. The first batch of students took their examination in the month of April, 1971.
The College building was inaugurated on the 6th of April, 1972 by the Governor of A.p., Sri Kandubhai Kasanji Desai. Situated in the rural background, away from the town, the need for a hostel was felt for the students. In 1973 a few students were admitted in the hostel.
Since the day of its inception St. Joseph’s Jr College has been progressing in leaps and bounds to reach a unique mark of distinction. Though the college started with humble beginnings, it has steadily grown from strength to strength, acquiring a full-fledged status in a very short time.
The launching of ST.JOSEPH’S JUNIOR COLLEGE has breathed life into the slumbering surroundings of NALLAPADU, a desolate place in 1969. Now it has become a populated area. Yet the tranquility of yore is preserved intact even after 50 years of its inception and classes are run in serene and ideal setting and atmosphere. It is the fervent prayer and hope of the Congregation of JMJ that ST.JOSEPH’S JUNIOR COLLEGE shall continue “to strive, to seek, to find and never to yield”.