Distance Education


Mr. M. Arumai Selvam M.Sc.(Maths), M.Sc.(Comp.Sci.),M.Phil., PGDCA.,

Bharathidasan University,

Vice-Principal & HOD in Computer Science

St.Joseph’s College Arts and Science (Autonomous),

Email-Id: arumai_selvam@yahoo.com

Distance Education Programme by Bharathidasan University, Trichy.

Courses offered:



M.A English

M.Sc Mathematics

M.Sc Computer Science



Guidance and Counseling Centre

The basic ethics of counseling is based on confidence and to maintain complete secrecy about the discussion between the counselor and the counselee. The service is intended to establish a relationship between the counselor and the students in which the former attempts to assist the later in achieving optimum educational, Personal, social and adjustment development.

Counseling service is not compulsory to the students. The evening college students come for counseling from 9.00 a.m. to 1.00 p.m. While the day college students come for counseling  from 1.30 p.m. to 5.00 p.m. regularly.

The students come for counseling with educational problem mostly related to language problems, lack of concentration, lack of memory, emotional problem and misunderstanding among the friendship and love affairs. Counselor adopts different therapies and study method to help the students in achieving academic competence. The follow-up service is maintained by  interviews with the students regularly.

The counselor adopts a positive self-speech exercise as a great weapon for the students in emotionally disturbed areas.

The educational, emotional and sexual problems of the students are solved by therapeutic interviews behavior modification therapies, the therapeutic interview gives a chance to the students to talk about himself, his past, his wishes and aspirations. The process of talking brings new clarity of thought, relief from over-tension and a new objectivity.

Apart from personal counseling, group counseling is also given to the students. The interaction which takes place in group counseling offers the students a means of gaining insight and understanding into his/her own problems through listening to other students disusing their difficulties.

Guidance and counseling are provided to the students in special areas such as
-emotionally disturbed areas
In extension programme, counseling service is given to,
-School students.
-Village people.

Counselling service is also provided for 10th and 12th outgoing students about their success in the exam.
Guidance and counseling center provides special attention to the Ramapuram village under extension programme.
We would like to present the stastical information and also the quantitative data with regard to the services provided for the students and the clients.

The problems dealt during the sessions vary. They are listed for reference as given below.

Lack of memory.
Lack of concentration.
No interest in studies.
Examination anxiety.
Poor presentation.
Career guidance.
Friends and family non-cooperation.

Sexual feelings about opposite sex.
Love affairs/Love failure.
Feelings of inferiority complex.
Feeling of isolation.
Tension and anxiety.
Suicidal tendency.
Lack of self-confidence.
Negative self-concept.

Memory and forgetting.
Lack of acceptability in the environment.
Motivation of the learner.
How to pass in the exam.

Use of different therapies and exercise for the students.
Catharsis therapy.
Music therapy.
Play therapy.
Situation group therapy.
A version therapy.
Diversion therapy.
Behavior modification therapy.
Cognitive therapy.
Spiritual therapy.
Positive self speech exercise.
Enhancement of concentration exercise.
Relation therapy.
Motivation therapy.


Conscious of the problems involved in conveyance by other buses, Our College operates bus fleet from Pondicherry, Panruti and Sathipattu. Commutation by the buses, besides being Safe, Comfortable and Convenient, is an immense pleasure.


Located between Maithri Bhavan and Durier Block surrounded by  Coconut grove the Canteen named St.Joseph’s Cafe offers breakfast, brunch, lunch, snacks, soft drinks, juice, etc to more than 5800 students of the Campus. The St.Joseph’s Cafe provides hygenic and healthy food to all the students and staff memebers who come from various places.The Canteen assure quick delivery of foods to the students.The Cleanliness and the quality of food, served in the canteen is periodically monitored by the management.

Prayer Hall

The New Tarbes Block is housing the Prayer Hall with the sacramental presence, it is a quiet place with great power to make a sour heart sweet, a sad heart mercy, a poor heart rich, a foolish heart wise, a timid heart brave, a sick heart well, a blind heart full of sight and a cold heart ardent. The mental health of all the students is sustained by the miraculous presence of the prayer hall. 

Seminar Hall

Rev. Fr. R. Ratchagar Hall

Rev. Fr. R. Ratchagar Hall is located in the 1st floor of the Administrative Block. It serves as a valuation centre for the autonomous system. Seminars and in service programmes for the professors are held there. Resource persons from outside visit our campus to render such programmes.


Conference Hall

Rev. Fr. M. A. Ratchakar Hall

The Petrine Jubilee Convention Hall houses a conference hall which has seating capacity of 300 persons. it is named after M. A. Ratchakar(1993-1996) who was a pioneering former principal of our prestigious college. This conference hall is occupied almost everyday by our students to conduct National and International Seminars and Conferences to hold Association functions of various departments, etc. Sometimes local government functions are also held there.


Rev. Fr.  A. J. Lawrence Hall

Rev. Fr.  A. J. Lawrence Hall(2002-2006) facing Rev. Fr. Secretary’s office in the Administrative Block serves as a record maintenance room. It houses a number of computers which preserves confidential records of the college with a full time employed person looks after it. 

Indoor Auditorium

The durier block (Bio_Chemistry)and The Ruby jubilee block (Computer Science block) was interconnected with a state of the art ruffing structure and grand indoor Auditorium has been made available. It is named as PETRINE JUBILEE HALL , in the Silver Jubilee anniversary of (25 years) Pope John Paul II becoming as the Holy father .It is a multipurpose hall used for Acadamic celebrations,Cultural activities and sports Activities. The Auditorium is fully equipped with the audio control panels.