St. Joseph's Composite PU College, a religious Minority educational institution managed by Belgaum Diocese Board of Education, is primarily meant for Catholic but open to all, irrespective of religion, caste and community. It was established in the year 2002 and provides in structions in Science, Arts and Commerce courses. The college is recognised by Pre-University Board, Bangalore. It has well qualified and experienced staff, The institution in its very first year has made a mark in the society as a well-disciplined, academically sound college.
It is a matter of pride that during the Golden Jubilee Year 2002-2003 of the Diocese Belgaum, the Belgaum Diocese Board of education decided to build St. Joseph's Composite Junior College as a Golden Jubilee Memorial Building. It was Bishop Rt. Rev. Bernard Moras, who promoted the idea of establishing a college in Dharwad.
Openness to growth
A student is expected to mature as a person emotionally, intellectually, socially and religiously to a level that reflects responsibility for his won growth as opposed to a passive, drifting and selfish attitude. The student has to begin to reach out towards his development, seeking opportunities to stretch his mind, imagination, feelings and religious conciousness.
A mastery of academic requirements for advanced forms of education is to be cultivated. The student needs to see the need for intellectual integrity in a personal quest for truth and justice. This would mean that the `Josephite' is expected to develop intellectual skills and understanding, which cut across and go beyond academic requirements.