St Joseph's University, 36, Lalbagh Road, Bengaluru-560027, Karnataka, India.
A Public-Private-Partnership University under RUSA 2.0 of MHRD (Government of India), established by the Karnataka Govt. Act No. 24 of 2021
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Saint Ignatius of Loyola


St Joseph's University is run by a catholic religious order known as the Society of Jesus (SJ). The members of the Society of Jesus are popularly known as the Jesuits. The origins of the Society of Jesus go back to saint Ignatius of Loyola, a 16th century Spanish soldier. In 1521, he was seriously wounded in a battle against the French in Pamplona, Spain. Intense prayer over months of painful recuperation prompted a personal transformation. He gave up his military career and became a soldier for Jesus Christ possessed with a single vision of establishing a world of humanity and justice. He found friends who shared his vision and went on to establish the Society of Jesus in 1540.

Saint Ignatius of Loyola had a keen desire to spread education and knowledge, media of liberation for a just and equitable society. The group he founded, the Society of Jesus, has been active in the field of education throughout the world since its origin. In the world, the Jesuits are responsible for 3,897 Educational Institutions in 96 countries. The education imparted by the Jesuits aims at the integral, personal formation of youth.

Saint Joseph with child Jesus


Our Patron: Saint Joseph with child Jesus.
The patron of our university and model for us is Saint Joseph, the foster father of Jesus. A carpenter by profession, he toiled for his livelihood with deep faith in God. The motto of our university "fide et labore" which means "faith and toil" reflects the life and spirit of St Joseph. We want him to guide, protect and inspire us into a life of hard work and deep faith.


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