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About J.M.J College For Women


J.M.J. (Jesus Mary Joseph) College for Women, Tenali is one of the many educational institutions, established by the Congregation of the Sisters of Jesus Mary Joseph (Society of J.M.J.) inspired by the teachings of Jesus Christ. Rev. Fr. Mathias Wolff S.J. founded the Society of the J.M.J. in the year 1822 in the Netherlands, to meet the most felt need of the time; i.e.., education of the young girls. Spreading far and wide, the Society established its first branch in India, Andhra Pradesh, Guntur in 1904. From then onwards education is one of the major apostolate of J.M.J. Sisters.

Sr. Stanislaus Swamikannu Pillai is the architect of J.M.J. apostolate of Education in India. J.M.J. College is a Catholic Christian Minority Institution, registered under the Societies Registration Act XXI of 1860.

To meet the higher education needs of the Society, especially the economically, socially backward and rural girls, the J.M.J. Sisters established a Degree College in Tenali then a rural area, in July 1963.

Our History

The JMJ college was established on 1 st July 1963, a catholic Christian minority institution to impart higher Education for rural women and for a long time the only women college in Tenali town of Guntur District of A.P. It was set up by the congregation of the sisters of the society of Jesus, Mary and Joseph and registered under the Societies Registration Act XXI of 1860.
The college was started on 1.7.1963 and located at Municipal Girl's School with 75 PUC students of Arts and Science

The JMJ sisters occupied the land which is located 3K.M away from Tenali town on the high way Tenali- Guntur route near Angalakuduru village. The foundation stone was laid for the first wing of the college in Dec. 1963 by Mother Marie-de- Montfort Superior General of the Society.

In the year 1964, B.A. class was started with 12 students and in 1965 permission was given to commerce B.Sc. with 24 students. The Hostel with 30 students formed as part of the sister's quarters which was located in a rented building in the town.

In July 1965, the college was shifted to the permanent site. Classes were conducted partially in the temporary sheds and in the one wing of the main building.

On May 17 th 1966, Sri A. Balaram Reddy Minister for Education A.P laid the foundation stone for the second wing.

In the year 1969, a two-year Intermediate course was introduced in Science and arts in both media.

Ever since the strength of the college began to increase. In the year 1971 the college was accorded permanent affiliation and B.Com course was introduced.

Home science was introduced in the intermediate course in the 1973. In the year 1976 the affiliation was shifted from Andhra University to Nagarjuna University .

From the year 1965 college was recognized by the U.G.C. In the year 1982 General Inspection committee headed by Prof. D. Bhaskar Reddy V.C. of Nagarjuna University adjudged the college as one of the best colleges in the University. In the same year COSSIP and COHSSIP were introduced.

New library building was completed and inaugurated in 1994.

There is a progress in the courses of the college. The self-finance courses like Industrial microbiology, Computer B.Sc., Computer B.Com., B.Sc. (MCS)., B.C.A., B.A. (MES)., B.Sc. Medical Lab Technology, B.Sc. Electronics were introduced from 1998 to 2002. Inter vocational course was also started in 1997. JMJ community college was started in the year 1999.

In the year 1999 the executive committee of the National Accreditation and Assessment inspected the college and accredited at the B ++ level .

In the year 1998 N.C.C was started.

In the year 2001 P.G courses MCA., M.Sc. Computers and M.Sc Mathematics were launched. In the year 2003 M.Sc. Chemistry was started.

So the college necessitated the growth of infrastructure facilities in the campus. So in the year 2001 extension of 2 nd floor in commerce block was completed.

Now the college is well established with beautiful buildings, with sufficient number of spacious class rooms, laboratories, library facilities, a separate fully computerized Administrative block, Assembly hall, open air stage, canteen, hostel buildings together with large dining hall, recreation hall and SBI JMJ college branch.

In the month of Feb.2003 foundation stone was laid by Sr. Cletus, Superior General, Bishop Rt. Rev. Gali Bali, the Bishop of Guntur, Sri. Yadlapati Venkata Rao Member of Parliament for the well equipped Auditorium.

The college has beautiful gardens, spacious sports grounds and sports facilities.

From the outset JMJ college made every effort to see high standards in education and that high education standards are maintained and results secured.

Ever since the college was started almost every year students secured university ranks 100% results and won several gold medals. Nearly 10,000 students have graduated and some of the old students of the college are working as Govt. Officers, Bank officers, Scientists, Doctors, Advocates, Lecturers, Teachers, Professors, Engineers both in India and different parts of the world. Some students are also settled as Industrialists and businesswomen.

JMJ believe in giving an education that promotes all round development of the students. Utmost attention is paid to extra curricular activities like sports and games, NCC, NSS, cultural and literary activities. The JMJ College has rendered its 40 years of services to the women of Andhra Pradesh in empowering to reach higher goals. We are indeed happy to celebrate Ruby Jubilee. We thank the Lord for his abundant blessings all these years.

Society of JMJ

The Society of Jesus Mary Joseph came to existence under the above title for the education of young girls. It started in India with the arrival of seven Dutch missionaries in Guntur, A.P., India on February 24, 1904. In 1962 the Indian province obtained autonomy. The formation of three autonomous provinces - Bangalore, Guntur and Hyderabad took place in July 1987. In 2009 a fourth province namely Raipur Province was erected in Chattisgarh. The Society has 1,238 members working in various countries of Netherlands, Indonesia, Africa, (Ghana) Rome, India and America (New Mexico). The Charism of the Society is "Ever Adaptable Apostolic Availability". According to the needs of the times and places, the Society takes up various apostolates and ministres. The members devote themselves to Medical, Educational, Pastoral and Social works.

110 years ago, the Society of JMJ that made a humble beginning with just seven Dutch sisters, has 100 communities all over the country, serving in 145 institutions of schools, colleges, technical training schools, hospitals, schools and colleges of nursing, health centres, social work centres for development of women and tribals, community colleges for school drop-outs, homes for the aged, handicapped, integrated school for the blind, lepers, HIV / AIDS counseling centres etc.

The JMJ Society in India is ever ready and open to the signs of the times to spread the kingdom of God which is a kingdom of peace, love and justice among our Indian people.

Founder Society of JMJ
Rev.Fr.Mathias Wolff

College Prayer

God, our Father I praise and thank You
for giving me this day.

I offer myself, totally to You
my mental powers,
my talents, my abilities
and all that I am.

Accept me my Lord, my will, my mind, my heart
and all that I do today.

Bless my every effort, to do my duty,
and study diligently.

Bless my parents,
teachers, companions
and everyone I meet today,

Lord I trust that Your unfailing love
will guide, guard
and protect me always
Almighty God,
You who are always
faithfull to Your promises,
be with me
when I call upon You,

Our Father who art in Heaven,
Hallowed be Thy name
Thy kingdom come,
Thy will be done on earth,
as it is in Heaven.
Give us to-day our daily bread,
forgive us our tresspasses
as we forgive
those who tresspass against us.
And lead us not into temptation.
deliver us from evil.

Our Vision

To educate, enrich and empower the young girls in academic excellence, spiritual growth and noble principles of life and service, to become integrated women leaders of home and society.

Our Mission

We endeavour through our Motto, “Love in Service” in realising the following:

To transform the girls into women of Character and wisdom
To modulate their thoughts into a world of service and order
To remodel the minds of innocence with sparks of intellect and elegance
To make them master the tenets of science and technology
To empower their tender hearts to become the leaders of the new worlds
To inculcate the spiritual order, needed to lead the Society.

Mile Stones Of Our College

1963 PUC
1964 B.A.
1965 B.Sc.
1969 Intermediate
1971 Permanent Affiliation by the Andhra University & B.Com.
1973 Home Science
1976 Affiliated to Nagarjuna University
1997 B.Sc. Computer Science, Industrial Micro Biology, B.A. M.E.S
1998 B.C.A.
1999 N.A.A.C. Accredited at **** level.
2001 U.G. Courses: B.Com (Comp) and B.Sc.(M.S.Cs.) P.G. Courses: M.C.A., M.Sc. Computers,Home Science & Maths
2002 B.Sc. Electronics & M.L.T
2003 M.Sc. Chemistry & Anganwadi Workers Training Unit
2004 B.Sc. Bio-Technology
2005 Conferred Autonomous Status M.Sc. Physics, M.A. Economics Swadhar
2006 Reaccredited by NAAC at B++ level.
2008 B.Sc. Maths, Electronics, Computers
2009 M.A. English
2010 Selected as a College with Potential for Excellence (CPE)
2012 M.Com
2014 B.B.A,B.C.F

Succession Of The Principals

1. Sr. Anna Maria 1963 - 1968
2. Sr. Theresaline 1968 - 1969
3. Sr. Pauline Joseph 1969 - 1973
4. Sr. Rosina 1973 - 1987
5. Sr. Mercy Chacko 1987 - 1993
6. Sr. Thomasina .M 1993 - 1994
7. Dr. Sr. Jacintha .N 1994 - 1995
8. Sr. Stella Maris .B 1995 - 1999
9. Dr. Sr. Jacintha .N 1999 - 2000
10. Dr. Sr. Rosalina .G 2000 - 2010
11. Dr. Sr. Jacintha .N 2010 - 2011
12. Dr. Sr. Mareelu .K 2011 - 2013
13. Dr. Sr. Rosalina G. 2013 - 2014
14. Sr. Shiny K.P. 2014 -

Our Correspondents

1. Sr. Asuntha Singareddy 1963 - 64
2. Sr. Immaculate Thumma 1964 - 68
3. Sr. Annunciata Singareddy 1968 - 70
4. Sr. Rosina Antony 1970 - 75
5. Sr. Inviolata Gade 1975 - 80
6. Sr. Stella Maris Bellamkonda 1980 - 82
7. Sr. Virgo Gali 1982 - 85
8. Sr. Stella Maris Bellamkonda 1985 - 86
9. Sr. Thomasina Maliakal 1986 - 90
10. Sr. Chinnamma Kuluru 1990 - 94
11 Sr. Regina Chinnappan 1994 - 96
12. Sr. Theckla Gade 1996 - 97
13. Sr. Rojalu Pudota 1997 - 02
14. Sr. Anna Gertrude Narisetti 2002 - 03
15. Sr. Apollonia Reddimasi 2003 - 07
16. Dr. Sr. Mary Thomas Maliakal 2007 - 13
17. Sr. Stella Maris Bellamkonda 2013 -

State Best Teacher Awards

1. Dr. K. Nirmala Devi, M.Sc., Ph.D 1997
2. Dr. B. Jyothi Swarupa Rani, M.A., Ph.D. 1998
3. Smt. K. Sailaja, M.Sc. 2013
4. Smt. C. Rajasree, M.Sc. 2014

Special Occasions

College Day

College Day is an occasion to recognize and reward academic accomplishments. Meritorious students who have excelled in academic, co-curricular and extra curricular activities are awarded prizes and certificates. It is also a forum for the students to showcase their creative and cultural talents on stage.

Independence and Republic Day

Independence Day and Republic Day are celebrated with great patriotic fervor, with many programmes based on specific themes on National Integration.

Teachers Day

The college celebrates Teacher’s Day as a tribute to the hard work and devotion of the teachers. This day provides for a healthy interaction between teachers and students as well. On this day, the final degree students take classes for the other classes. This make them to feel that, they also will be a teacher one day. The management felicitates the teaching as well as the non- teaching staff on this occasion.

Father's Day

It has been the tradition of JMJ College to extend a hearty Welcome to the “Fresher’s” in the beginning of Academic year. The purpose is to orient the students to the culture, values and curriculum of the college. The senior students too, as a welcoming gesture, organize a cultural programme. Both seniors and juniors look forward to this event as a day of fun and excitement.

Farewell Day

The Farewell day is no less exciting. However it is a day of mixed feelings, for the seniors. This is the time when the juniors take over, not only to bid farewell, but also to express the spirit of camaraderie that has developed amongst them.