St. Joseph’s Indian College to go co-ed.
St Joseph’s Composite Pre University College which was started in 2006 is now all set to open admissions for girls as well. The academic year of 2009- 2010 will see 30% of reservation of seats in its Pre University courses. This boy’s only college is run by the Jesuit priests who founded the St. Joseph’s Indian High School almost a hundred years ago.
The plan open admission for girls was on the backburner for almost five years ago when school had its centenary celebrations. ‘We had a plan that we would reserve seats for girls as well and because we didn’t have the sufficient infrastructure and other facilities we delayed this idea to start co-ed. Now we have a new building and classrooms and faculty as well to absorb girls in our courses.’ Says Geeta Prabhu, staff of the college.
The college offers science and commerce courses in PCMB, HEBA and MSBA combinations. The student intake for each stream will be 80 students, out of which 30% seats will be reserved for girls. ‘This is the first year we are opening the courses for girls and hence we are a little apprehensive as to how good the response will be. Incase we fail to fill the seats reserved for girls, we will admit boys instead.’ added Geeta. The cut off for the above mentioned courses is 80% and above for science and 75% for commerce combinations.
By including girls in the PUC college, the school’s management are aiming at create a healthy environment for academics to grow in the campus. There will be a strict dress code that will be followed by the students admitted to the college. ‘Currently the boys wear a uniform of black pants and blue shirt on Mondays, on other days they have to wear formal clothes, they cannot wear torn jeans and printed T-shirts etc.’ The girls will also follow a similar dress code of a salwar kameez uniform on Mondays and formal clothes for the rest of the week.
St. Joseph’s Composite PUC College is located on Vittal Mallya Road
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