Envisioned by the CMI congregation and established in 1956, St. Joseph's College, popularly known as Devagiri College, formally inaugurated the then Governor of Madras. With great visionaries at the apex of its administrative hierarchy and eminent scholars of teachers of Devagiri College set a fast pace of development, adding two prestigious departments of post-graduate and a sports pavilion to it within five years after its birth. With the cream of students from all over Kerala converging to this premier institution and pride of Malabar, the sprawling campus of Devagiri became an enviable confluence of excellence.
First affiliated to the University of Madras and then to the University of Kerala, this college is now under the University of Calicut.
Maintain an ideal and a delicate balance between curricular and co-curricular activities, this institution has been able to prove more than 120 toppers in University examinations, leaving the University athletic champions seventeen times, produce artists who have won laurels at national level and nurture sportsmen and professionals of international renown.
It is for the success of this type that the survey conducted by India Today zeroed on Devagiri as one of the ten best College in Kerala and music channel SS, Chennai, identified by this institution for a special episode telecast recently.
With ten postgraduate departments, four research centers and Ali separate offering programs off-campus MGUniversity and courses recognized by DOEACC and ICAI, Devagiri College has maintained its reputation for diversification. This institution is now equipped with a state of the track to eight lanes and an outdoor theater, a computerized library of about 50,000 books and magazines, an auditorium, a total of forty-seven computers installed in different departments and laboratories and independent system of the Internet in appropriate places. About half of the seventy-five permanent teachers here are PhDs or holders of rank. More than a dozen forums and clubs that actively function here supplement the effort of the teachers. For all these reasons Devagiri College is now much better prepared to develop the potential intellectual, athletic and artistic students.