List of Dignified and Popular- Alumnis – Former Students of St.Joseph’s College Trichy Tamilnadu

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.
Former President of India APJ Abdul Kalam
  • 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
Former Supreme Court Judge Justice- AR Lakshmanan
  • 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).
Former VC University of Madras Dr Fr Ignacimuthu
  • Mr.N.Vittal who graduated in Chemistry from St Joseph’s College, Trichy in 1958 became the  Chairman of  Telecom Commission, New Delhi
Former Telecom Chairman Vittal
  • 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.
Former CBI Director Raja Chelliah
  • Mr.A.X.Alexander , I.P.S./Director General of Police/ DGP, Tamilnadu
DGP Alexander
  • Justice Kalibullah Khan/Judge, High Court, Chennai
Justice Kalibullah Khan

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
Scientist Chandrasekhar
  •  Sir Chandrashekhar Venkat Raman/Nobel Laureate, 1929, Physics.
Sir CV Raman
  • Mr.Chandilyan, Tamil writer
Tamil Writer Chandiyan
  • Mr.S.Rangarajan @ ‘Sujatha’-Tamil Writer (Class-mate of Dr.A.P.J.Abdul Kalam)
Tamil Writer Sujatha Rengarajan
  • Mr.Vasanth/Tamil Cinema Director
Tamil Cinema Director Vasanth
  •  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’.
Actor and Singer Ceylon AE Manohar
  •  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.
Tamil Actor and Politician Napolean
  • Mr.V.Ravichandran /Tamil Actor
Tamil Cinema Actor Ravichandran
  • Mr.Prabhu Solomon/ Cinema Director
Tamil Director Prabhu Solomon
  •  Mr.S.Anthuvan Asokan/S.A. Asokan/ Tamil Actor (Villain)
Tamil Actor S Anthuvan Asokan
  •  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
SP Asokan

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

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[…] B.Sc.(Physics)-St.Joseph’s Colleger, Tiruchirappalli- in the year 1954– The popular Tamil writer ‘Sujatha’-Rangarajan was his class-mate in B.Sc.(Physics) […]

Thangiah P
Thangiah P
4 years ago

I am an alumini of St.Joshep’s College Trichy. Graduated in B.Sc.(Pysics) in 1952-1955.Proud college-mate of Dr.Abdul Kalam.Retired from SAIL, Salem Steel Plant, in1990,as Manager(Finanace)

4 years ago

Naradar Srinivasa Rao Editor and publisher of the journal Naradar was from this college