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St.Joseph’s College, Tiruchirappalli, Tamilnadu, which celebrated its 170 years in 2014, has produced a number of geniuses.
The following is a List of ‘Alumnis’/Old Students of St Joseph’s College, Tiruchirappalliv/ “Josephites” who have subsequently become Indian Ccelebrities, whose names have been included in the Collegs’s ‘Role of Honour’:
- Mr.A.P.J.Abdul Kalam /Dr. A.P.J.Abdul Kalam, who had graduated in Physics from St.Joseph’s College, Tiruchirappalli (1951-1954), became a popular Atomic Scientist of India and became the 11th President of India.
- Mr.N Gopalaswamy, who had graduated in Chemistry became the 15th Chief Election Commissioner of India from 2006 to 2009..
- Mr. A R.Lakshmanan /Justice. A.R. Lakshmanan, who had graduated in Arts from St.Joseph’s College, Tiruchirappalli, became a Judge of the Supreme Court of India
- Mr. S.Ignacimuthu / Rev.Fr.Dr. S.Ignasimuthi, who had Post Graduated in Botany in 1978 (University First Ranker) from St.Joseph’s College, Tiruchirappalli, became the Vice Chancellor of University of Madras (2002-2003).
- Mr.N.Vittal who graduated in Chemistry from St Joseph’s College, Trichy in 1958 became the Chairman of Telecom Commission, New Delhi
- Mr.Raja Chelliah, who graduated in Economics from St Joseph’s College, Tiruchirappalli had been the Chief of the Fiscal Analysis Division, Fiscal Affairs Department of the International Monetary Fund.
- Mr.A.X.Alexander , I.P.S./Director General of Police/ DGP, Tamilnadu
- Justice Kalibullah Khan/Judge, High Court, Chennai
Justice P.Shanmugam/Judge, High Court, Kerala
Dr.L.Kannan/ Vice-Chancellor/VC, Thiruvulluvar University, Vellore
Dr.C.Thangamuthu /Vice Chancellor/ VC, Bharathidasan University, Trichy
Dr.K.Marimuthu / Vice Chancellor,Bharathiyar University,Coimbatore
Prof.V.S.Ramamurthy /Chairman,Board of Governors to IIT, New Delhi
Mr.C.N.Ramadoss/Secretary, Ministry of Health, Union Government of India
Mr.S.S.Vaidyanathan / Director, Gas Authority of India, Delhi
Mr.P.N.Vittal Dass IRS / Additional Director General,Revenue Intelligence, Chennai
Dr.T Ramasami/ Secretary,Department of Science & Technolgy, Government of India
Dr.Paul Rodrigues /Director, Indira Gandhi Centre for Atomic Research/ IGCAR.
Mr.M.R.R.Nair/ Director, Steel Authority of India/SAIL
Mr.J.Radhakrishnan /Vice-President, Bank of America
Mr.G.P.Muniappan /Executive Director, Reserve Bank of India/RBI
Dr.Ramamoorthy /Neuro Surgeon, Chennai
Dr.Kalyanaraman /Neuro Surgeon, Chennai
Justice Kanagaraj /Judge, High Court, Chennai
Justice Ashok Kumar /Judge, High Court, Chennai
Dr.S.Rengarajan /Director, Indian Space Research Organization/ ISRO, Bangalore
The Following are some of the Notable Alumni of St Joseph’s College, Tiruchirappalli:-
Name of the Josephite/Position Held:
- Mr. Subramanyan Chandrasekhar/ Nobel Laureate in Physics, 1983
- Sir Chandrashekhar Venkat Raman/Nobel Laureate, 1929, Physics.
- Mr.Chandilyan, Tamil writer
- Mr.S.Rangarajan @ ‘Sujatha’-Tamil Writer (Class-mate of Dr.A.P.J.Abdul Kalam)
- Mr.Vasanth/Tamil Cinema Director
- Mr.A.E.Manoharan /(Ceylon Manohar), who graduated in Arts from St.Joseph’s College became a Tamil Actor & Pop-Singer, popular for his Ceylon Tamil Song-‘Surangani’.
- Mr.Kumaresan Duraisamy / Nepoleon /Tamil Cinema Actor & Minister of State (MoS) for Social Justice and Empowerment in Prime Minister Manmohan Singh’s UPA-II Cabinet.
- Mr.V.Ravichandran /Tamil Actor
- Mr.Prabhu Solomon/ Cinema Director
- Mr.S.Anthuvan Asokan/S.A. Asokan/ Tamil Actor (Villain)
- Srirangam Kannan / Morsing Vidwan, Carnatic Musician
- Mr.S.P.Asokan, who graduated in Physics from St.Joseph’s College, Tiruchirappalli in 1971 became and retired as the Appelate Deputy Commissioner of Commercial Taxes, Cuddalore
Er. D. Varadharajan/Chief General Manager/CGM of Tamil Nadu Circle of BSNL
Dr. V. Murugesan/ Head Of Department of Chemistry of the College of Engineering, Anna University, Chennai
Mr. D.Irudayasamy/Deputy General Manager/DGM of BSNL
Mr.Parthasarathy Rajan/ Accounts & Management, Senior Officer with Securities & Exchange Commission, USA
Justice. S. Ashok Kumar/ Judge, Madras High Court and Andhra Pradesh High Court
Mr. A. J. John/Chief minister of Travancore-Cochin
Mr. G.B. Subramanian/General Manager Southern Region, Airports Authority of India