St. Joseph’s is a premiere institution in Trichy. Now it is getting a unique programme in its academic portfolio. Bharathidasan Univ has initiated a plan to introduce a Five year degree programme leading to BSc. The admissions are open to 10th passed students . This programme will directly lead to Ph.D programme in any major disciplines and the students can tailor their courses accordingly to suit their goals.

Excerpt from the article from The Hindu.

The Vice-Chancellor, C. Thangamuthu, said that the university would pay the special science scholarship to students with funds mobilised from the Department of Science and Technology, industries, besides its own. The programme, envisaging a paradigm shift in teaching-learning methodologies, would encompass a research-focused understanding of all the branches of science such as Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Computer Science and Environmental Science. The uniform system in vogue was examination-oriented and did not suit promotion of research-oriented study of sciences